Starlooks presents the New Years Eve 2014 Palette in the December Starbox

starlooks dec13 boxIt’s so interesting to me to see how far Starlooks Cosmetics has come in the world of online cosmetic companies. I’ve been reviewing the Starbox by Starlooks for a little more than a year. When I first received a subscription box from them it was the only time I’d heard of the brand. Now though I’m finding that the company has come into its own and their products are being carried by many other companies like Ipsy, Glossybox and Wantable. The quality of Starlooks has been admired by these different companies so they are passing their cosmetics on to their subscribers too.

Starlooks for December 2013

Starbox for December 2013

For the last 2 months I’ve reviewed the latest Starbox subscriptions and I’ve been telling you that you wanted the December 2013 box and now I’m here with the palette to show you what you could have ordered (or hopefully will be getting) for $15 plus approximately $3 shipping.

Starbox December palette

Starbox December palette

The 15 shade Shadow Palette aka “New Years Eve 2014” is a mix of matte, satin and even a light shimmer. The shadows in it are suited for all skintones. Mostly this palette has warm tones but there’s a surprise or two inside with some cool colors too.

Starlooks palette 2013

Starlooks palette 2013

Here’s my interpretation of the colors:

row 1

row 1

Row 1 swatches

Row 1 swatches

Silver metallic, magenta matte, green satin(that’s not quite emerald), purple toned brown matte, black matte

Rows 2 and 3

Rows 2 and 3

Row 2 swatched

Row 2 swatched

Row 2: Cement matte, creamy white satin, brown with a purple undertone satin, dark golden brown with light shimmer, blackish purple

Row 3 swatches

Row 3 swatches

Tan matte, cream matte, midtone golden brown with light shimmer that’s almost a metallic, khaki satin, chocolate with visible shimmer

starlooks dec13 palette1The eyeshadows in the palette have great pigmentation and last well with an eyeshadow primer. Several of the colors are going to find a lot of use in my life – In the top row the green; in the second row the cream and two end shades and all of the bottom row except maybe the tan. Out of 15 shadows that means over half are ones I really like. The only shade I probably won’t end up using is the magenta one since it’s too red for my eyes.

You can still order the December Starbox for $21.68 plus shipping. While you are at it I suggest adding on a subscription for at least 3 months. One of the reasons is that Starlooks/Starbox is adding a bonus so that in February 2014 if you have subscribed for 3 months you’ll end up with a free gift with a value of $35. They’ll do this again in May as part of their loyalty program. There’s a lot to love with Starlooks. The subscription isn’t expensive and you’ll always get a lot more than your money’s worth (they are usually worth about $70+).

Starbox Loyalty Program

Starbox Loyalty Program

Starbox Loyalty Program

Starbox Loyalty Program

Take the time to be a Star with Starlooks and Starbox.  — Marcia

*sent for review, worn with pride

Starlooks Starbox for November – the best yet

Starlooks November 2014

Starlooks November 2014

Starlooks November opened

Starlooks November opened

The November Starbox by Starlooks is probably my favorite of the boxes I’ve received for review and that’s saying a lot since I love the blush palette from October. This $15 (plus shipping) box is loaded with some fabulous items that will get a lot of use in the Marcia BIZ house. November’s box is all about the eyes and I’ll never complain about that. With a gel eyeliner, an eyeshadow palette, an eyeliner brush and a bonus eyeliner pencil sharpener I couldn’t be happier.

Starlooks November 2013 opened box

Starlooks November 2013 opened box

First there’s a 5 Shade Shadow Palette in Monaco ($41). Starlooks makes over 18 different eyeshadow palettes which is pretty amazing. Each is named after a wonderful country to visit. Monaco isn’t sold separately, it’s a special edition for the November box. The colors and textures are quite varied in the palette. There are no names so you just get my personal descriptions. There are a lot of combinations you can do with these 5 shadows. With all shadows I use an eyeshadow primer and I’d definitely recommend using one with this to get the most out of the colors. My swatches were done with my fingers so they are darker than when used with a brush.

Starlooks Monaco eyeshadow palette

Starlooks Monaco eyeshadow palette

White – a matte shade that’s great as a base, browbone or tear duct area shade. As much as I love a shimmer shadow this is the finish that’s better for me in the tear duct.

Taupe – yes I said taupe. As a huge taupe lover you better believe this is my favorite. It’s a satin shade, no shimmer but not flat.

Blue green – it’s not quite teal, it’s not navy, it’s more of a combination of the two but heavier on the blue. This is a matte but I find it to be smoother than most matte shadows.

Starlooks November Monaco

Starlooks November Monaco

Starlooks November Monaco palette swatches

Starlooks November Monaco palette swatches

Orange – this is the shade I am most afraid of. I like orange but this one is bright and has a reddish undertone. By using a soft full brush though it isn’t harsh.

Gold – there’s a slight metallic quality to this. It’s a yellow gold and much easier to wear than it looks like it would be. There is some shimmer but no glitter.

Starlooks Monaco eyeshadows

Starlooks Monaco eyeshadows

Starlooks Monaco swatches

Starlooks Monaco swatches

Infinity Pot Liner in Orion ($13)- I love this!! I was on the verge of buying a teal gel eyeliner and kept going back and forth about it. I’m so glad I hesitated since the Starlooks one is excellent. The color is beautiful and especially looks great with the shadows in the palette. Starlooks calls Orion a sultry jade but I find it to be more teal. Whatever it’s called it’s long lasting and will give a great pop of color.

Starlooks Orion gel eyeliner

Starlooks Orion gel eyeliner

Starlooks Orion eyeliner

Starlooks Orion eyeliner

Starlooks Orion eyeliner

Starlooks Orion eyeliner

Slanted Liner Brush #824 ($18)- this brush is of excellent quality. It’s a slanted flat liner brush that is very smooth and applies the gel liner perfectly. It’s a great addition to this box and my collection.

Cosmetic pencil sharpener – this was a surprise extra in the box. At first I was looking for the pencil but then realized it was just a fun extra and one that definitely will get use. I have several Starlooks pencils as well as a “few” others and I’m always searching for a good sharpener since I misplace them.

Starlooks brush #824 and sharpener

Starlooks brush #824 and sharpener

The November Starbox has a retail value of $72 which makes it a bargain for the $15 a subscription costs. You can still purchase it for $25 on the Starlooks site. If you are looking for a great gift idea for a makeup lover in your life, they have specials going on right now for subscriptions. Whatever you do, you need to subscribe before Dec. 10th to get the amazing 15 eyeshadow palette that will be unique to the December box. This $98 value will cost you just the $15 (+shipping) of the subscription. Don’t miss out on this fabulous special.

Starbox is a subscription service that just keeps getting better. You’ll find an occasional product from them in other subscriptions since those services have realized that the Starlooks cosmetics are pretty great too; but if you get a Starlooks subscription (or even a single box) you’ll be assured of getting some gems. — Marcia

*provided for an honest review

October’s Starlooks box brought some new delights

Starlooks Starbox subscription

Starlooks Starbox subscription

I was thrilled when Starlooks offered to send their latest subscription box to share with you. I’ve reviewed Starlooks before and now have a collection of some of their best products. Starbox from Starlooks always brings you full size cosmetics. They are a professional company that only sells their own brand so they are in control of quality. A subscription costs $15 a month (plus shipping) and includes 3 to 4 full size products each month, a guarantee of at least $35 worth of product.

Starlooks October 2013

Starlooks October 2013

The October Starbox contained 3 full size products except that it’s really 5 full size products. The first item I opened is a blush palette with 3 full size blushes. My very favorite product from Starlooks is a blush that was in my January 2013 box that’s called Cutey Pie. It sits proudly with all my other favorites blushes. The pigmentation in it is amazing and the blush lasts.

Starlooks 3 Shade Blush Compact in 3B1

Starlooks 3 Shade Blush Compact in 3B1

Starlooks October 2013 blush swatches

Starlooks October 2013 blush swatches

This new 3 Shade Blush Compact is very sturdy and professional looking. You just know when you pick it up that you’ve got a wonderful cosmetic trio.  The palette sells for $46 on their website and this one (3B1)  is just one of 7 choices. The colors are just what I’d have picked for myself actually. The pink is the perfect cool toned pink, the middle shade is a gorgeous warm pink with a touch of peach and the last shade is a slightly darker mauve. All three have a great texture and are long lasting.

Starlooks Tendergloss in Puzzy

Starlooks Tendergloss in Puzzy

Starlooks Puzzy Tendergloss Lipstick

Starlooks Puzzy Tendergloss Lipstick

Also in the October Starbox is a Tendergloss Lipstick. There are 24 of these beauties on the Starlooks site ($13 each). Puzzy is a very light natural shade with just a hint of a soft pink in a satin finish. Starlooks lipsticks have no fragrance so they earn a point from me just for that.

Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Mirage

Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Mirage

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Mirage

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Mirage

To finish my face they’ve included an eyeliner that’s called a Gem Eye Pencil. “Starlooks’ extremely popular Gem Eye Pencils ($14) are created with a magnificent metallic finish and are so versatile, soft, and creamy that they can be easily used as liners as well as eye bases! Each highly-pigmented, unique pencil has a gorgeous, micro-glitter finish. Available in 6 brilliant glistening shades.” The Gem Eye Pencil in the October box is the most beautiful silvery shine with just a touch of blue. It’s so soft and just glides on. The texture is terrific. What a fun color this is for nights out especially during the holidays.

Starlooks Oct. swatches

Starlooks Oct. swatches

You’ve got a value of $73 for your $15 investment. Starlooks always includes a crystal or two in the boxes. I have my collection sitting on an organizer by my computer. This month I received my biggest one so I’m happy to give the group a “papa” size friend. Then to top it off they’ve included a certificate for $50 off all glasses from Rivet and Sway (www. rivetandsway.com).

starlook oct 13 picturestarlook oct 13 card1 bacjAs a big fan of Starlooks subscription box, Starbox, I not only recommend buying a subscription but I especially recommend buying it for the December box. If you subscribe before Nov. 10th you’ll receive the November Starbox and if you subscribe before Dec. 10th then you’ll receive the amazing December box with the 15 eyeshadow palette worth $99. It’s also a great gift for someone. You can see my review from last December’s box of the 15 shade palette with its gorgeous colors. This year’s will be all new for you and hopefully a friend.  — Marcia

December 2012 Starlooks eyeshadow palette

December 2012 Starlooks eyeshadow palette

*sent for review

Starbox is back for January with Pantone colors to thrill us

January Starlooks.com Starbox

January Starlooks.com Starbox

Suddenly the name Pantone has become a buzz word in the cosmetics world. Artists have always relied on Pantone for color accuracy and it’s been important for true makeup artists as well. But now it’s come to the masses and we will be influenced by Pantone’s colors and Color of the Year for a long time to come. In 2012 they announced it was Coral and now for 2013 Emerald has been coronated. The January Starlooks box (aka Starbox) is right where it belongs with beautiful shades of lighter coral and green.

Starbox for January

Starbox for January

Each month Starlooks sends a beautiful box they’ve curated of their own cosmetic line along with a surprise or two. So far the boxes I’ve received have all been quite different from each other, always filling me with surprise and delight.

January Starbox

January Starbox

January’s box contains a gorgeous peach blush called Cuty Peach, a brown eyeliner pencil, a Diamondline Eye Liner in Fancy (a fabulous light green), a dome eyeshadow brush and the surprise of a beaded bracelet by Abby Rose Designs in Emerald. Plus they always include a crystal to collect. I now have a small collection of these. They’ve changed their program a little which I’ll explain after telling you about these great products.

All the Starbox goodies

All the Starbox goodies

I’m trying not to pick a favorite but I’m absolutely loving Cuty Peach blush and Fancy Diamondline eyeliner. The blush is luminous and reminiscent of much more expensive blushes that I have including one from Sunday Riley. The peach has enough pink in it to be a universal shade. It’s not shimmery at all, it’s just buttery soft and well pigmented. I have to use a light hand with this but it lasts all day long!

Cuty Peach blush

Cuty Peach blush

Cuty Peach blush

Cuty Peach blush

Cuty Peach swatch

Cuty Peach swatch

Fancy Diamondline eyeliner is a beautiful eyeliner but I personally don’t use light shades like this. So how am I using it? As an eyeshadow or eyeshadow base! It’s so soft and smudges beautifully especially with the great Dome Brush included in the Starbox. The brush is very soft and does a great job of smudging especially. The other eyeliner is a brown eyeliner – what else can I say? It too smudges well but I like it as a straight brown eyeliner for my top lashline.

eyeliners and brush

eyeliners and brush

Fancy Diamondline eyeliner

Fancy Diamondline eyeliner

Brown eyeliner pencil

Brown eyeliner pencil

pencils swatched

pencils swatched

look at this gorgeous green Fancy Diamondline!

look at this gorgeous green Fancy Diamondline!

 

Dome Brush

Dome Brush

The bracelet was the biggest surprise. Abby Rose Designs is a shop on Etsy. (etsy.com/shop/abbyrosedesigns). Their motto is “The world around us is inspiring – a gorgeous palette of emotion and allure, both of which are incorporated into each Abby Rose piece. Inspiration can be drawn at a moment’s notice – from texture, color, or even a fleeting thought.” Beautiful sentiments and a nicely made piece of costume jewelry just right for this season. (Plus I’ll finally have something green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day!!).

Abby Rose Designs

Abby Rose Designs

Abby Rose Designs bracelet

Abby Rose Designs bracelet

Abby Rose Designs bracelet

Abby Rose Designs bracelet

Abby Rose Designs bracelet

Abby Rose Designs bracelet

Here’s how Starlooks/Starbox has changed (or maybe it was there all along and I didn’t notice it!!). You can accumulate Star Dollars through purchases. For every dollar you spend you receive a star dollar. 100 points gives you $10 Star Dollars towards a purchase. They ship for free (unless your package is over 10 lb.) and the prices of their products are very reasonable. The eyeliners are $8, the blush is $12, the brush is $15. The Abby Rose Design bracelet sells for $15. The box costs $15 each month and if you miss a box they often have them still for sale for $25. The January box has a value of $58. I received this box from the company for review but I’m having so much fun with it that I’ve now subscribed to Starlooks/Starbox to see what other treasures they’ll be bringing me starting in February. This box of beauty is definitely worth the fun that the $15 will bring. — Marcia

jan starbox contents

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December’s Starbox from Starlooks, a subscription box you’ll fall for

starlooks logoOne thing you can say about me is that I have an extensive eyeshadow collection. Some people collect dolls, some collect ornaments, some collect key chains – I collect eyeshadow. But as many eyeshadows as I have they are mostly neutrals. I love my neutrals and that’s what I wear most of the time. This month when my STARBOX from Starlooks arrived I realized that I was going to be veering away from neutrals with the contents of the December subscription box.

Starbox from Starlooks for December from site

Starbox from Starlooks for December from site

For the last two months I’ve encouraged you to subscribe to Starbox especially so you could get the steal of the year – $15 for a full size eyeshadow palette with 15 shades. This sells for $99 on Starlooks site but the December box with one of their palettes was just $15.

 

Starbox by Starlooks December palette

Starbox by Starlooks December palette

dec starlooks open palette

The Starbox palette I received (i10A) is pretty amazing and fills in all the gaps in my extensive eyeshadow collection. It contains colors I’ve never had before but have wondered about so this is a thrill. The palettes are all slightly different and mine is described below.

The December box is red

The December box is red

Row 1: this is a favorite row since the two base/highlighter shades are in it. The top two are lightly shimmered and slightly frosty while the violet is a matte shade. In my arm swatch you can barely see the top two which actually is a plus – I like a highlighter shade that just evens out the tone of my brow area yet surprises you with some light color. I also mixed the violet with the middle shade to achieve a great color to wear on my lid with the violet which is why there are 4 swatches on my arm instead of 3.

First two rows

First two rows

First row swatches with bonus swatch

First row swatches with bonus swatch

 

Row 2: this is the scary row yet I know I’ll find use for it. Top is a coral red that is just so pretty, what a fabulous lipstick shade this would be. It too has the light shimmer that many of the eyeshadows have. Next is a matte orange shade that applies with ease and can be used lightly for just a hint of the color or build up. The red is at the bottom and it’s a beautiful cherry red.

2nd row

2nd row

last 3 rows

last 3 rows

Row 3: the blue row. Top is a teal that has the best texture in the palette. It’s so silky smooth. I’ve found that I can wear teal smudged just above my eyelashes for an unusual take on a smoky eye. The middle shade is another shimmered shade, also a great texture. This has an iridescence to it that gives it more pizzazz than the matte teal. The bottom is a satin navy but it’s not especially dark once on.

Third row swatches

Third row swatches

Row 4: this row is more like what I already own so I know these will get the most use. Top is a matte yellow that looks darker in the palette than it applies, middle is a striking shimmered gold. It’s not brassy at all and blends easily. The bottom shade is a terrific golden bronze that is close to perfection.

4th row

4th row

I'm crazy about this shade

I’m crazy about this shade

Row 5: the greens. The top is an iridescent light green that reminds me of a mermaid’s tail. The middle shade surprised me the most since it appears to be a silvery green but it’s brighter than that, it’s a terrific match for the iridescent green. The bottom is more of a forest green which has a similar feel to it as the navy but in the green family.

Last row

Last row

What I love about Starbox by Starlooks is that you are getting cosmetics – I’m getting tired of the oodles of small little samples of haircare, skincare and silly things I’ll never use. I’m a cosmetic person and this is the subscription that promises me cosmetics that are full size. There is a surprise element each month since you never quite know what you’ll get but that’s what these boxes are all about. dec starlooks cardYou may have missed out on the $15 special if you didn’t take my advice, but you can still get a very similar palette in their “Past Starboxes” section for just $25. While $15 was a steal, $25 is a bargain for 15 amazingly pigmented eyeshadows in a sturdy see through palette. It will be so interesting to see what 2013 brings from Starlooks. — Marcia

*pr sample

For fabulous pictures and swatches of a similar Starlooks palette please check out The Unknown Beauty Blog.

A customized subscription box from Starlooks for Starbox, that’s a first!

If the “looksbook” at Starlooks are indicative of their company then they have a darn good time over there. Each of the different looks shows the models wearing the colors of the month. For November the look is nudes. This is the first box that Starbox has sent that is custom tailored to the buyer. We were asked a few questions to determine which box would suit us. I received the Light Box which is perfect coloring for me.

This past October I was able to show you the box for that month. It contained a gorgeous purple pigment, a metallic gold eyeliner, a cherry lipstick and eye tattoos. (Those tattoos are now in the possession of my niece who went nuts over them!). The November box brings a palette of 4 eyeshadows, a lipstick and the most interesting mascara tool that I’ve tried. In addition each month there are several quartz crystals in your box to bring you some peace and tranquility.

November’s Starbox by Starlooks contents

The 4 eyeshadows in the Light kit make for a beautiful nude eye look for me. There’s a soft creamy white with just the right touch of shimmer, a slightly darker bone, a beautiful rusty bronze and a matte dark brown. I’ve used these 4 for a nude look but I also used them with the rusty bronze and darker brown on my lid to create a smoky look. These shadows are very soft. I accidently dropped my palette and the lightest shade broke so I apologize for not having a closeup of the open palette. Even more I apologized to myself for partially ruining a great shade for my lid or browbone.

Light Eyeshadow Palette from the Starlooks Starbox

 

Pearl Perfection, Braze Beige, Hint of Rust, Mocha Move

I always start with an eyeshadow primer and did so each time I applied this palette. This way the application was smoother and very long lasting. I don’t normally get creasing with shadows any more so I’m not the best judge of that but I really don’t think these will crease.

Starlooks Pearl Reflection eyeshadow

Starlooks Braze Beige eyeshadow

Starlooks Hint of Rust eyeshadow

Starlooks Mocha Move eyeshadow

top to bottom: Mocha Move, Hint of Rust, Braze Beige, Pearl Reflection

The lipstick this time was from Starlooks Tendergloss Lipstick collection. It’s a cross between a gloss and a lipstick. It’s sheer but wears beautifully. I love that there isn’t a fragrance with these and I love this color. Just like last month the color in the tube looks darker than what I applied on my lips. I saw a cinnamon shade but on my lips it’s a ‘your lips but better’ peach with just a touch of coral. These Tendergloss Lipsticks retail for $11 each and there are 20 shades that you could pick from. I love how perfect Pearl is for my look from the box or for anytime. I can’t stop wearing this lipstick!

Starlooks Tendergloss Lipstick in Pearl

site swatch for Pearl

Pearl swatch

The other item in the box is both fun and useful. It’s a mascara tool. It’s see-through pink. The top is curved to fit your eye, the bottom has two different size mascara combs. It’s perfect for protecting your eyelids and under your eyes from mascara drops. Sometimes you’ll use a very wet mascara and you have to sit with your eyes practically glued open before you can blink. Some people (not me) have very long lashes that bump up against their eyes and leave little marks. This tool solves that problem.

using this mascara tool and wearing the eyeshadows

This is a small thing but brings a smile to my face; each month the box looks slightly different. They are the same size but the design is different. My October box was black with purple metallic lettering, my November box is an animal print. The September box contained an angelic palette and the box itself was white with silver. I like this extra touch that the Starlooks company brings to their Starbox. Each box contains 3 – 4 full size cosmetics and costs $15 a month. To subscribe to the next month’s box you need to do it by the end of the first day of that month. If you are reading this on November 30th then you’ve got today and tomorrow (Dec. 1st) to order. And you don’t want to miss the palette of eyeshadows that Starlooks (value of $99) has scheduled for the month! Take a look HERE at their different eyeshadow palettes – one of them could be yours with the December subscription but act fast.

I’m totally enjoying this month’s box which is so wonderful since I was disappointed in my November Birchbox and Glossybox. Starbox is up my cosmetic loving alley. — Marcia

*pr sample

More pictures just in case you didn’t get enough:

November Starlooks contents

Starlooks crystals

Starbox by Starlooks – a true cosmetic subscription box at last

Starlooks

Whenever I talk about subscription boxes I hear complaints that people don’t need or want more fragrance or skincare samples. They are inundated with them and plain old tired of them. Yes if the boxes had one of those samples and included cosmetics then people would be happy. Instead they are loaded with samples that will probably never get used. But Starbox by Starlooks  is different – they are just what you have been asking for: COSMETICS!! Just about everything in the box will be cosmetic. What a dream come true.

Starlooks for October

I have the latest box from Starbox and it’s what I’ve been hoping for all along. Full size cosmetics and lots of them. Each month you’ll receive 3-4 FULL SIZED pieces of makeup, hair product, or accessories by STARLOOKS. Each month will include a different mix of product types including colors, styles, formulas, etc.

A box costs $15 a month and there is a small charge for shipping (usually $1.98). Starbox cosmetics are created by the company. They have a very complete FAQ section, much better than any I’ve seen.

Let’s get to what was in my October box and why I’m so happy. There were 3 full size cosmetics that create a beautiful look plus a fun extra.

Gold Dust eyeliner pencil

Gold Dust swatch

  1. Starlooks Eye Pencil in Gold Dust. This is one of 20 shades that Starlooks makes. The shade is perfect for holidays especially. It’s a beautiful gold that isn’t brassy or too yellow. It applies smoothly and evenly. I find if I warm up the tip with my fingers that I can even use it as an eyeshadow. You can buy the pencils at the Starlooks store for $8.

    Starlooks Posh pigment

    Pigment jar opening

    Posh pigment swatched

  2. Starlooks Pigment in Posh. If you love pigments and you love purple then this is for you. It’s a beautiful slightly iridescent shade of purple that isn’t glittery. It applies like a dream. A little goes a long way. What’s so amazing about this pigment is that it lasts so well. I like using a tacky base with a pigment (lately it’s Mally Beauty Eye Primer) and Starlooks Posh pigment is easy to blend over it and lasted me the entire day. You can buy one of the 21 shades for $12.

    Masquerade

    Masquerade

  3. Starlooks Lipstick in Masquerade. This lipstick surprised me in a few ways. First I opened it and wondered why they’d send a red brown lipstick with purple eyes. Boy was I wrong. Masquerade is a beautiful red with a slight brown undertone that doesn’t show up that way on my lips. I’ve worn it straight from the tube and also applied with a lipbrush. I prefer the lipbrush because I like a softer look if I’m going to wear red lipstick. The other way it surprised me is that it doesn’t have fragrance. Anyone who has read Beauty Info Zone knows that I’m very fussy about fragrance. When I smelled it (I always smell products, one of my idiosyncrasies) I noticed nothing. When I applied it I noticed no fragrance but lots of moisture. Starlooks has me in their lipstick corner now. The online swatch is very accurate for Masquerade so I’m sure that the others are too.

    Online swatch for Masquerade

    Starlooks carries a whooping 89 lipstick shades at $11 each.

    Gold Dust pencil, Posh pigment, Masquerade lipstick

  4. Now for the surprise in the box. It’s called Eye Rock and it’s a set of Eye Tattoos.

    Eye Rock Eye Tattoo

    To use them you start with clean skin without any makeup or creams on. Play around with them to figure the right placement and see if they need to be trimmed. Wet the paper back thoroughly and then let the water soak in for about 40 seconds before you remove the paper. Now wet the area around your eyes liberally and smooth on the tattoo. Wait about 5 minutes for them to dry and seal. Eye Rock has dozens of designs and they cost $5.99 at Beauty.com.

If you’ve been doing the math you’ll see the box would cost $36 if bought separately but it sells for $15 total, no hidden costs. As with all subscription boxes, you take a chance because you don’t know what you’ll get but I can assure you that this is an amazing box for a great price. While it will be my 18 year old niece who ends up with Eye Rock tattoos, I’m happily using all the other products.

Starbook December teaser

Starbox December special

Now here’s the best part, Starlooks sells eyeshadow palettes for $99 but if you pre-order the December Starbox subscription you’ll be getting one for $15.  If that doesn’t persuade you to pre-order the December box I don’t know what will. It would make a fabulous gift too for any cosmetic lover on your list.

I see Starboxes in my future, do you? — Marcia

*sent for an honest review