One of the easiest (and affordable) ways of receiving and trying out new makeup samples is by joining beauty sites that offer their members a monthly subscription. I am sure, that most of you a quite familiar with this new concept as there are plenty of companies that have this service.
Today's post is about one makeup company - Starlooks - that has so graciously provided us with their November 2012 Starbox. The Starlooks November 2012 Starbox arrived in this adorable cheetah print box wrapped in a gold bow.
Inside the Starbox, were a few things other than the eye makeup which we will be talking about further in the post. There was an introductory card that explains exactly what products the monthly box contains along with suggestions on how to apply the eye makeup. For those who like to see the makeup in photos, Starlooks has a LOOKSBOOK available on their website where the monthly makeup is featured in different photos applied on models, allowing you to see exactly how the makeup can be worn.
This month's eye-shadow quad is being referred as the "prime look". A prime look consists of shades that can be worn by ALL skin-tones as a base for the overall eye makeup look. The colors in this quad are the following (beginning at the top left corner going across)
Hint of rust - Midnight in Mongolia
Coffee bean - Void Echo
Of the four shades, which are all in the brown family (except for Void Echo) the only matte color is Coffee Bean. The other three can be considered as metallic or glittery shades.
Beginning with the Hint of Rust, this color can be applied as the highlighting shade under the brow. Followed by applying Midnight in Mongolia over the lid; Then apply Coffee Bean directly into the crease and blending with the other two shades.
To complete the eye look, using an angled brush apply a thin layer of Void Echo along the upper and lower lash lines...and viola!
No eye makeup look would be complete without the application of mascara, right? That's where the 3-in-1 Mascara Guide/Applicator comes handy. By using this as a guide, you will always avoid getting little flakes of mascara on your skin! Love that!
What does a girl need to fully complete her makeup look? Lipstick, of course!
But not just any ordinary lipstick... A tender gloss lipstick in pearl. This lipstick was in the exact shade of my lips so this color can easily be used to create a nude lip. Tip: If you are rocking a nude lip (like this pearl color) remember to wear a dramatic smokey eye for added color.
The eye-shadows are in the same shade family which can be useful in applying single shades all over the lid or applying two shades together to create a two-toned smokey eye. These are great for everyday wear.
Using the 3-in-1 mascara tool as a guide is pure genius! It's extremely effective at keeping the mascara wand on the eyelashes with no flakes falling under your lash lines.
The lipstick/gloss glides on very smooth with a fair amount of shine and coverage. The pearl shade provides a nice silky glossy finish - a perfect nude lip!
If I were to rate the Starlooks November 2012 Starbox - with a rating of 1 to 5 (1 being highly dislike and 5 being extremely satisfied) I would have to say that I rate this box a solid 5 - Yes, I am completely satisfied with these products! Which is one reason why I want to recommend Starlooks to all of our wonderful Beauties.
However, there is another HUGE reason why you should look into joining Starlooks now. There is a special offer during the month of December: There is going to be a featured product: a $99
Fifteen Shade Pro Eye Shadow Palette for ONLY $15!
That's an amazing value, isn't? The Fifteen Shade Pro Eye Shadow Palette can be for you or given to another Beautie as a Gift! Pre-orders for the December Starbox subscriptions are now being offered. To reserve your December Starbox simply go to Starlooks and subscribe. Or if you would like to reserve a December gift subscription - call 1 (949) 679 0679.
For more detailed information about Starlooks Starbox subscription program - please visit their website / twitter / facebook page / youtube channel
Now it's your turn: What are your thoughts about Starlooks makeup subscription program? Have you reserved your December 2012 Starbox yet?
Disclosure: The November 2012 Starbox was provided as a complimentary box for this review post. All opinions and photos are 100% mine.