The Awestruck Autumn Vegan Cuts Quarterly Box was a pretty awesome box. I've used all but one thing, so I'm gonna review 90% of it, and the last one, once I use it, I'll post that separately. Here's what it came with:
Here's the prices and description of each item:
This box is valued at $125 and had a great mix of products, which was my big complaint for my last box.
First, let's talk about TMF. Pure Brow Pencil, in color Nina, which is Dark Brown.
I have black eyebrows, and truly, I've never once filled in my brows. I actually wanna get microblading, but until I can save up for it, I figured I'd give this a shot. When I first started using it, I had no clue what I was doing and wasn't sure how I felt. As I've used it more, I'm happier with it. I don't like change the shape of them with it, that's excessive. I just add a few strokes throughout to fill them in, and the Dark Brown is actually fine, especially from a distance. I think black would be too heavy and hard looking on my face. I'm a fan. This one gets a 👍🏼 from me.
Now let's talk about 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi Matte lipstick.
Let me first state that this is a small lipstick, and if this really retails for $29, I'm disappointed in 100% Pure. The shade I got was Currant. It's a bright pinkish red. I only had it on for a little bit while I was home farting around, but after I wiped it off, my lips were stained. That goes to show you the power of fruit pigments. No need for crushed beetles in my beauty products! The color is a little bright for me, but it really does melt into your lips, which is from that cocoa butter base. I wouldn't buy it on its own, but I'm glad I've got a different shade to add to my rotation.
Next, Rejuva Minerals Mega Lash Lengthening & Thickening Mascara
I was stoked to see a mascara in the box because I was due for a new one. But this mascara fell flat for me. It is water resistant, as it claims, and I need to use makeup remover to get it off. I actually hate water resistant mascaras anyway. But if you like water resistant mascaras, you'll love it. It doesn't flake, as it claims, or smudge. The brush stinks and I constantly get it on my eyelids. Lengthening and thickening is a lie, unless I use like 3-4 coats. One coat barely does a thing. I try to build it up but its rough. I'm using it because I have nothing else and I already paid for it, but would I purchase it again for $16? No I wouldn't.
I haven't used the contour palette yet, I just haven't had time for all of that, but I promise I'll do a separate post for it when I do!
Lastly, I did use the Pacifica Cherry Kisses Hydrating Lipstick Wipes. I'm gonna go off script here, and also include my review for KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in XO. This shade is a deep pink/red. It builds to more of a red shade with a second coat. Just like the other shades, it's long lasting and it dries matte. I added some lip gloss to it and it added shine and made it more comfortable to wear it, without compromising the color. Just don't get your hair in it, because you'll get little streaks of color on your face. However, it was the perfect shade for my Sally costume!
I thought I looked adorable, I can't lie!
Anyway, come the end of the night, it was time to take it all off. I feel like the Pacifica wipes are too big to just remove lipstick. You need like half the size of a wipe. For $6, if they split the wipe in half, you would really get your money's worth. And they wouldn't be utilizing anymore product, they just have to literally cut them in half. I disagree. Anyway, because of the size, I used mine to wipe some of my stitches off too. They do smell like cherry, which is refreshing. But, as I removed the lipstick, my lips were still stained (which speaks volumes about KVDs staying power), and it was smudged. I can't see using them as a remove and reapply, but more like a remove and then wash your face.
I'm really excited for the contour palette, and I'm glad they include instructions because contouring is hard! Hopefully I can try it out this week so I can post about it!
Happy Autumn friends!