I've not been doing much online shopping or swapping recently so me and my postman haven't seen each other in a while. Until today; my Carmine box arrived!
The boxes cost £12.75 including postage and packaging charges.
And what do I think of the box?
I have mixed feelings about this one at the moment. There seems to be three full sized make up items in this box which is great but I've swatched the Dainty Doll Eyeliner and it's really not very pigmented. I don't mind that it's a colour other than black or brown - I think one of the reasons these boxes are great is that they allow you to try things you typically wouldn't - but it's disappointing quality-wise.
New CID Belle, Dainty Doll 004, Cosmetics A La Carte Taupe
(I swatched the eyeliner as heavily as I could here...)
I think the New CID lipstick and the Cosmetics A La Carte Brow Ink will be the stand out products for me. The lipstick is creamy and a nice shade; I'm getting better at wearing lipstick every day so this will be a nice one to try. I've been interested in trying a brow pen for some time so it was really great to see one in the box.
I don't think the Lulu's Time Bomb sample will be of much use to me as I'm only 22 and the Noem Organics body lotion smells weird. I realise that last month I was put off by the scent of the Balance Me hand cream but ended up really liking it so I won't write off the body lotion just yet. I can't see myself purchasing the full sizes of either of these products.
All in all, it's a nice box. I'm not blown away but I will definitely be able to use three out of the five products and I was not expecting to see three full sized items in there. I like that it contains a few brands I've heard of before but never tried. Is it worth £12.75? I'm not entirely sure. Well, it is, because the value of the products exceeds the price but if the lipstick and brow ink don't work out for me, I will be disappointed.
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Did you subscribe to Carmine? What did you think of this month's box?