If you've ever read any of my beauty box posts, you'll know I'm not their biggest fan. And there are only a few I deem acceptable, and not full of rubbish and samples I could pick up myself, free of charge of course. But then Cohorted happened, and their previous box sold out so quickly I just had to try this latest beauty box to come into the world.
Those of you who are not familiar with Cohorted, they are an online beauty retailer who provide well known brands such as Urban Decay, Benefit, MAC, NARS, Dolce & Gabbana and Real Techniques, for a much nicer price, and one I can justify buying items at. So to say that my expectations where high with this box is a understatement, and I was practically expecting my makeup collection to improve ten fold just from this box. But did it happen? Lets see.
BareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment | Full Size 150ml £45
Initially I assumed this was a cream, being a night treatment, but to my surprise this is a loose powder...yep, a powder to reduce the appearance of pores whilst giving your skin a glow and also increases cell turnover which helps the skin perfect itself. The concept of this sounds perfect, I can go to sleep and look perfectly made up guilt-free. But even though this is meant to be kind clinically proven to reduce the appearance of pores without any clogging, I've been way too scared to try this. Wimp I know, its only makeup. However, I do adore BareMinerals, and I think it’s pretty impressive that Cohorted have included a full sized tub as the price of this normally is £45. Ouch.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara | Travel Size 3ml.
I've only tried the Urban Decay naked palettes (who hasn't?), but their Perversion Mascara has been on my wish list for a while now, so Cohorted gave me a right smile when this mascara claiming to give you bigger, blacker, and badder lashes turned up in the box. The formula of this is super thick, and very black, and while this wasn't the most dramatic mascara I've tried, its a very nice addition to my collection.
Too Faced Exotic Colour Eye Shadow | Full Size 15ml £15
I never buy single eyeshadows, as I've just said I am a bit of a Urban Decay Naked palette addicted, but that doesn't mean I wasn't excited for this flower cased Copper Peony eye shadow from Too Faced exotic collection. This eye shadow comes in a beautiful metallic golden cooper shade with lots of shimmer (ermm..) and is rather strong. Saying that, this gold is surprisingly flattering on, and didn’t lose any of it’s sparkle when I was blending it out. A very good evening colour, and not a bad single eyeshadow to keep my palettes company.
Sleek Face & Body Precious Metals Highlighter | Full Size £9.99
Sleek is one of my favourite high street brand for face makeup, and their face form contouring kit is my holy grail, so this Precious Metals Highlighter Palette did cause a slight squeal of excitement. Aiming to create a gorgeous all-over shimmer and complexion enhancing glow, this is the highlight (excuse the pun) of this Cohorted Beauty Box.
Within this are four colours which I would imagine would complement lighter/mid skin tones with three cream formulas and one powder. The three cream shades vary in tone ranging from a pearly champagne colour to two more slightly golden warmer shades, whilst the powder highlighter is a little more on the bronze side. Luckily for my highlighting novice self, there is a little guide on the back of exactly where to put each shade. All are so pigmented, even the lighter shades, almost too much as I would imagine creating a disco ball look would be just too easy with this one. Precious Metals has defiantly become a partner in crime to my contour kit from Sleek.
So as you might of guessed, this Cohorted Beauty Box the March Edition has gone down very well with me, and I can see just why it sold out so quickly. Price wise, this £19.99 box is worth £70 and while its not packed with items, it does included three full sized products alongside one sample, which by beauty box standards is a very good deal. And yes I am keeping this black box, hello new bedroom storage.
What do you think of the Cohorted Beauty Box, the March Edition?