I received the following items:
|Left to right: Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional / Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer / Yaby Eyeshadow / Lise Watier Lip Gloss|
(sample 7.5 mL vs full size 22mL $34) - $10 value sample
I haven't given this a try yet but in the past, benefit cosmetics have done more harm than good given that my skin is very sensitive so I will give this a try.
Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer / Shade: so so sofia
(full size $10 value)
Honestly when I saw this, my first impression was, "yes! a full size nail polish!" but when I tried it... my thought changed. I've never heard of this brand so I am coming in with a very honest review. This is definitely not my favorite nail polish.
- Consistency: between thin and goopy
- Ease of application: semi difficult because of its uneven distribution
- Coats required: at least 2. 3 to get an even coat
The challenge with this nail polish is getting a even distribution. Most nail polishes nowadays does a fantastic job of having the varnish spread evenly without the user manually trying to get an even coat. With this one, you really need to 'patch up your work'.
The color I received was a nice creamy color but because it was sort of a yellowy, creamy, color I got tired of it easily because it made me feel boring :( rather than the "elegant" feeling that you're suppose to get. I think partially it's because of the tough time I had with application.
Yaby Eye shadow (full size palettes $127)
one word: smooth! this is probably the smoothest eye shadow I have ever encountered! Great color payoff and the application is a breeze. I'm not too sure about the price tag but I do think that this is a great eye shadow. I'm really not much of a dark color eye shadow person on a daily basis so I might end up using this for my brows because it's got a matte finish :)
Lise Watier Lip Gloss (full size 6 mL at $23)
|Lise Watier Haute Couleur High Coverage Lip Lacquer|
The lip gloss is comparable to all other semi-drugstore / low end premium cosmetic brand products. There isn't really anything unique or special about this lip gloss. The intense color is accurate that the color is very intense, definitely not a sheer gloss. After eating a meal I can see that the gloss did come off, though expected for a gloss. If this came in a lighter shade then I think I would love it more.
Sad to say but I probably will not purchase any of the item included in this month's topbox. I think I will give topbox two more tries and we'll see how things go!
Back in my March Topbox, I got to try the L'oreal Mythic Oil and guess what, I actually purchased the full size! Thanks topbox for including the Mythic Oil sample!
Must clean must unpack must get furniture. *pulls hair