June’s Birchbox theme revolved around saying yes to adventure. Super season appropriate, nice summertime samples. It’s like professionals put these boxes together or something.
None of my samples were even particularly rage worthy. If you’re lookin’ for me to pick a fight with a brand to liven up your Monday, sorry to disappoint. If you’re lookin’ for some honest feedback that might moderately liven up your Monday, proceed.
Number 4 Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect | Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow | Supergoop! Everyday SPF 50 | Sarahpotempa ‘Darby’ Hair Clips | TOCCA Eau de Parfum, Isabel | Marcelle Mini Waterproof Eyeliner
Sarahpotempa ‘Darby’ Hair Clips
This is the first time I’ve received any sort of hair styling tool in my box, so that was a pleasant surprise -even if it was a cheap plastic clip. I always section off my hair at some point while styling, so it’s gotten a handful of uses already.
What else is there to say about a clip? At the end of the day, I wouldn’t have purchased this one my own because it’s just a funky clip, but I’m not not happy it’s in my pile of alligator clips.
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow
I was surprised by how well this BB cream actually matched me. Matching skin tones is as hit or miss as it gets, but this was pretty spot on for my olivey-with-yellow-undertones kind of a little tan sort of shade.
A titch heavier than other BB’s I’ve tried, it was still amazingly light and airy with a super creamy application. My skin isn’t in a place right now where I could wear it concealer-free, but once I get the lady hormones messing up my face in check again I imagine this would be a really easy breezy weekend-wear BB in lieu of heavier foundation.
I checked out some of the other reviews on the site, and some people complained about a “sparkle” (did we get the same sample?) and some people raved about it being similar to “an all over bronzer” (did we get the same sample?) and some people complained about it being super greasy (did we get the same sample?). My conclusion is this guy is not universally wonderful and an absolute case by case.
Maybe my olivey-with-yellow-undertones kind of a little tan sort of skin glows a little golden on its own, so it matched without necessarily enhancing? Who knows. Even after a dusting of finishing powder, it did give me a dewy summertime finish that I was a total fan of.
Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner
This dark blue is probably as about as adventurous as the lines of my eyes will ever see –so how theme appropriate. If I’m feelin’ particularly spunky, I’ll likely pull this out again because while I didn’t give it a full-day’s wear yet, it applied nicely and made me feel trendy for a hot minute. I’m skeptical about its saying power as that line was way to easy to wipe off my hand, and equally easy to wipe off the eyes for claiming waterproofness.
But eye makeup samples are just fun to play with, even if I’m never brave enough to paint them on and leave the house.
Supergoop! Everyday SPF 50
I wasn’t too keen putting something called Supergoop! on my face, but it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. Confession: I’m not a sunscreen wearer. I like my face products to have a little SPF on their own so I feel like I’m getting some protection, but another thick and creamy layer on my face has never been appealing.
I actually didn’t mind this consistency. It’s light, non greasy after letting it soak in a couple of minutes, and doesn’t smell like the inside of a beach bag. At this point in my life I don’t believe I would ever spend nearly fifty dollars on a full size bottle of sunscreen. Like ever. But hey, lotteries are won everyday, right? Maybe someday this guy has a chance of landing in my basket, because it was a surprisingly good little sunscreen.
How was your June Birchbox? Any samples you plan on partnering with for the long haul? Comment below or with the little talking bubble near the title!