Cohorted Beauty Box September 2016

I feel like he Cohorted box has slowly evolved since it began. It used to just contain older products from established brands, that were either being discontinued or that were widely available. In more recent boxes, however, they’ve begun to include products from brands that we aren’t familiar with and I really like that. It’s nice to not be receiving the same brands over and over again and it’s allowing me to discover some really awesome brands that I wouldn’t have looked into otherwise. This month is no exception with a mixture of familiar names and new discoveries. You can see last month’s box by clicking here.

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The Black Edition Beauty Box from Cohorted is a £35 per month subscription and contains 4-5 full sized high-end and luxury beauty products, with the occasional extra sample thrown in for good measure. They feature brands such as theBalm, Too Faced, Mac and Nars to name a few, and the value is always incredible. I’m never disappointed. You can find more information or subscribe here.

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Cargo – Land Down Under Eyeshadow PaletteRRP £35

Let’s start with the biggest, most eye-catching item in the box. This little beauty is the Land Down Under Palette from Cargo, which contains a wide variety of neutral and colourful eyeshadows in a mixture of finishes. It also contains a black pencil eyeliner and a dual-ended eyeshadow brush, which has a flat shader on one end and a pencil/crease brush on the other. It’s one of the better brushes I’ve seen included in a palette. I think this palette is gorgeous; the colours all work really well together and you have everything you need to create a variety of beautiful complete eyelooks.

 

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The entire Cargo Land Down Under Palette swatched, the eyeliner included in the palette is swatched on the right

I’m extremely impressed with how pigmented and smooth these shadows are, but I’m not surprised. This is my fourth Cargo palette and they’re all really great quality. I like that the colours that are matte are the ones you’d want to be matte, a base shade, transition shade, crease shade and a dark shade for deepening up a look. From the array of colours in this palette, it’s hard to choose a favourite, they all speak to me! My top 5 shades in this palette are Suntan, Sand, The Rocks, District and Bondi. If you’d like to see an in-depth review of this palette with more swatches and maybe a look or two, let me know and I’d be happy to do it.

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MAC – False Lashes Extreme Black MascaraSample Size

This month, they threw in a little sample of Mac False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara, which is a great way to test out a new mascara, without having to shell out for the full size. This mascara is supposed to give you the deepest, darkest black lashes with so much volume that you’ll look like you’re wearing falsies. I don’t really care for Mac mascaras, so I’ll be passing this on to someone else.

Kure Bazaar – Nail Polish in French RoseRRP £15

Kure Bazaar’s nail polishes are 4-free and made with 85% natural ingredients including corn, wheat, cotton and potatoes!  The formula is supposed to nourish and protect your nails to help them be strong and healthy. French Rose is a sheer pale pink, perfect for creating a french manicure or ombre nails. Unfortunately, I can’t show you a swatch as I had a gel manicure done just before this arrived, but I did use it on my toes so I could test it out. It went on smoothly and evenly, dried extremely quickly with a glossy finish and is long-lasting. It’s very sheer, but it can easily be layered for a more pigmented look.

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Percy & Reed – No Fuss Fabulousness Dry ShampooRRP £12

This dry shampoo is designed to absorb oil and add volume, without giving your hair that matte, flat, white cast that other shampoos can leave behind. It has a pleasant floral fragrance and lives up to its claims! It left m hair looking and feeling cleaner without making it look dull. I think it’s one of the better dry shampoos available.

Percy & Reed – Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery(75ml: value £10) Full-size RRP £20

This product is essentially an overnight hair mask that you wash out in the morning. You put it in dry hair before bed and let it work its magic to rehydrate, nourish, fight frizz, and repair damaged hair. It’s a thin cream that absorbs easily, meaning no mess on your pillows. It’s easy to use and it adds a nice boost of hydration to your hair.

That’s everything in September’s Cohorted box and I’m very happy with it. I liked that there was a good mix between makeup, hair care and nail products; it feels very well-rounded. This month’s box had a value of £72, which is over double the cost of the box, so it’s a good deal. My favourite product this month had to be the palette, what’s yours? I’d love to know.

See you next time!

 

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