Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 2013 Starlooks Starbox Review

Joyful Thursday Dolls!

Is everyone looking forward to getting this weekend started? Here in the offices we are excited about several things that we have in the works, but today is going to be dedicated to sharing Starlooks first StarBox of 2013.

Exactly two months ago, we started working with Starlooks by receiving and reviewing their monthly beauty subscription boxes. . If you are not familiar allow me to explain: Starlooks is a company that offers their members a monthly box subscription, named Starbox. Included inside the Starbox are different cosmetic products {ie..eye-shadows, lipstick, mascara, makeup tools, ect.}. To get a better idea of what the makeup looks like, please take a peek at our post on the November 2012 Starbox {HERE} and December 2012 Starbox {HERE}.

Now that you have an idea where this post is going, let's dive into it, shall we?

january 2013 starlooks starbox

The January 2013 Starbox is all about achieving beautiful trendy eye looks. In order to get sexy seductive eyes, you need a few things: easy gliding eye liners and a good quality dome brush. This month's box had three (3) items that fit this description to the "tee".

starlooks 858 dome brush

This 858 Dome Brush is 100% pure, cruelty free pony hair which is extremely soft to the touch. Having a Dome Brush like this one, makes picking up eye-shadow product very easy as well as applying the shadow onto your lids. Another method of using this dome brush is by creating a "cut crease" using a darker shade of color. 

starlooks brown eye liner

Next, we have the basic of the basic: a Brown Eye Liner Pencil. The eye pencil applies very smoothly with a creamy finish. The color is a deep chocolate brown that works well with creating your basic smokey eye. The eye liner pencil is smudge proof and can be used in both upper and lower waterlines creating depth to your overall eye look.

starlooks fancy diamondline eye liner

The third eye product is my favorite so far! It is called Diamondline Eye Liner in "Fancy". The reason why this eye pencil became my instant favorite is not only due to the color {which is a sparkly emerald} but because it is ultra smooth and creamy. Applying the liner can be done in one single stroke making it perfect for everyone to use it. Other than the amazing brightness in color, the eye liner is waterproof - SCORE! Another great feature is its versatility: it can be applied as a liner {on either top or bottom of eye}, it can also be applied to the entire lid as an eye-shadow {which was the first look I did} as a single color, or can also be applied as a base color combining it with other shades. The emerald color would look amazing with shades of brown on the lid...

starlooks metallic cat eye

Wearing a gorgeous eye look can certainly be extremely flattering, but there is always room for "something else"....

starlooks blush compact

starlooks cuty peach blush compact

The Starlooks Blush Compact in Cuty Peach is the ideal shade to adding a warm Spring glow to the cheeks. The blush is very color saturated with gold pearlecense which adds a touch of highlight to your cheek bone. I recommend using a stipple brush when applying this blush to the cheeks - due to the high pigment a little tap of color goes a very long way.

The last item that was included in this box was a complete surprise....

abby rose designs emerald beaded bracelet

abby rose designs emerald beaded bracelet

This Emerald beaded bracelet by Abby Rose Design is simply adorable. Each piece of jewelry created at  Abby Rose Designs is handmade. What caught my attention about the bracelet was that there is no clasp attached to the ends - you simply put it on your wrist, gently squeeze it closed and that's it! You have a simple yet elegant piece of arm candy!

If you were wondering about the over all price point of the January Starbox, it's total value is $63. However, if you are a subscriber the box will cost you $15!

Today I only showed you one way of wearing the Diamondline Eye Liner only because we have been experiencing dreary dark weather here in Columbus which means that taking
high quality makeup photos has been quite challenging! But, do not worry. We are currently working on this and will be updating the blog with more makeup photos using these Starlook products - So please stay tuned for more!

Until then, to take a closer look at Starlooks and what they have to offer, please feel free to check them out on facebook / youtube / twitter and their website.

To see other bracelets and jewelry created by Abby Rose Designs, please visit their shop on Etsy {HERE} If you find a piece you like, use coupon code STARLOOKS at checkout for FREE shipping on your order! 

Now it's YOUR turn:   Are there any specific makeup looks you would like to see in our upcoming second Starlooks post?     If so, please let us know in the comments!

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Disclosure: We received a complimentary January 2013 Starbox for the purpose of this review. All photos and comments are 100% my very own. In addition, we have entered into a new partnership agreement with Starlooks where we will be continuing to feature a review on their monthly Starbox subscription. For a more detailed disclosure policy for this blog, please take a moment to read all the details on our Disclosure page.


  1. I was lucky enough to use this StarLooks box too! I love everything inside! I think my favorite item was the Diamondliner eye liner :)

    I would love to see how you blend the brown liner and Diamondliner together. I know when I did this it made a really pretty olive color :)

  2. I think I'm missing out by not subscribing. I'll have to look into it more.

  3. LOVE it! I'm so jealous that your camera can take awesome up close photos... mine just blurs out *ugh* Great review and AWESOME pix!

  4. Followed you through bloglovin as part of Jess Classy's blog hop, couldn't find a GFC tab.
    Your photos are brilliant, so clear, think I definitely need a new camera :)
    Angela x

  5. You always have the best eye make up in these reviews, You must give me some pointers!

    This is a fun month for Starbox!

  6. I love the colors it looks really good. I really like the bracelet. Great products.

  7. I love my box. I was surprised there was so much in it. I love the bracelet. This was a good box. Love your review and pics.