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This month I was lucky enough to be sent the Cohorted Beauty Box for April. I’ve heard a lot about this particular beauty box, it is renowned for containing some of the most prestigious beauty brands on the market. We all know the pitfalls of any subscription service, we might like one or two of the items in the package but the rest goes to waste. This box is £35 per month including delivery, which is at the higher end of the price scale but I guess it reflects the brands Cohorted work with. To me £35 is pretty pricey to be shelling out every month just on new beauty products. I’d like to think I don’t spend that normally in a month on cosmetics (although I probably do, oops!). So is it really worth the money?

What I really like about this box is that it comes with a Beauty Box Edit booklet which gives more information about the brands and products in the box. To me, this shows a lot of thought and effort has been put in to helping the receiver use the products correctly. It’s also a great tool to gather inspiration.

Laura Geller Creme Glaze Baked Eyeshadow Trio – £25.66

I’ve never tried any Laura Geller products before, I hadn’t even heard of the brand. But as soon as I saw this Trio palette in Sandy Lagoon I had an immediate urge to try it out! The blue shade might go unused but the other two eyeshadows are fast becoming my favourite to add shimmer for a more dramatic eye look. They also contain Vitamin E which keeps your eyelids soft.

Percy & Reed Eau My Goodness Shine & Fragrance Spray – £22

Ok so a lot of beauty subscriptions use mini’s or sample sizes to pack out their boxes, but not Cohorted. This Percy & Reed Shine spray comes in two sizes, 50ml and 100ml. And yep, I got the 100ml full size in my box. I really love Percy & Reed products, having used quite a few from their range before (see previous post). In all honesty, I’d never really think to purchase this product myself, and after using it I’m still not sure I’d buy it. It’s a great product, it gives a shine and smells lovely but I just wouldn’t remember to use it. But hey, at least I got to try it.

Laura Geller Spackle Neutraliser Colour-Correcting Under Make-Up Primer – £28.34

In my experience colour correctors are hit and miss, especially if you’ve never tested them before. I wasn’t too sure on this product when I first saw it but after reading about it’s benefits in the Beauty Box Edit booklet I started to come around to it. It contains minerals, amino acids, aloe, white tea extract and lots more good stuff. In terms of performance, the verdict is still out on this one but again, I’d never have thought to try it without this beauty box.

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour – £22

The packaging! You guys know I love pretty looking products and this one ticks the box. I’m really glad I got this in Antique Pink, there were two other colours available with the April edition. I really have no complaints about this product, it has a beautiful finish and it very wearable. I’m not really a lipstick person so perhaps would never have bought this ordinarily, but it is most definitely something I would repurchase.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks – £8

I’d like to think I’ve been using anti-aging prematurely but you can never be too careful. Thankfully, after using the eye masks I didn’t see too much difference to the appearance of my skin apart from looking brighter and feeling more supple. The box contained one set of the eye mask which works out to about £8. You can buy a pack of 6 for around £47.50 on the Elemis website.

So for £35 subscription for this box you would get £106 worth of product! That definitely sounds like value for money to me and I would highly recommend this subscription to anyone who wants to try some new high end brands.

 

These items were kindly sent to me.