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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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