April Starbox - Create a fresh face for Spring with neutrals! {Review}

My apologies for getting this review up a bit late, but we've had some craziness going on at the house, including a job loss. 
Yikes!

April's Starbox by Starlooks features neutral shades and products to help bring out your natural beauty, just in time for a fresh start for Spring!


Each monthly Starbox comes with 3-4 full-size, high-end makeup products at a fraction of the retail cost...just $18 for the whole box!

April's Starbox came with the following:
  • Translucent White Mineralized Powder
  • Sensation Mascara Primer
  • Tendergloss Lipstick 
  • Starbox exclusive "Mint" SPF Lip Balm



So many subscription boxes these days provide only sample sizes of products to "try and buy," and it's very refreshing to find a great buy like Starbox that includes FULL-SIZE items!


First up for review, the Translucent White Mineralized Powder. Some Starboxers received the shade translucent nude, but either way this powder goes on pretty sheer and clear. It's purpose? To help set makeup and absorb shine, giving your skin a matte and velvety finish. Each comes with a powder puff for application, but I prefer my handy kabuki brush. This super-light powder really does absorb oil and sweat without totally overdrying my skin or looking cakey, it's great! It does tend to mute any colors you've applied a bit, as any layer of powder will do, but is perfect for that fresh Spring look.

Next up, the Sensation Mascara Primer. This is the first Starlooks products that I can say I'm not much of a fan of, unfortunately, but that doesn't mean that you won't love it. You see, my lashes are tiny, sparse, and nearly blonde, making it difficult for them to stand out. This mascara primer/conditioner definitely added a little bit of length, but I found it difficult to apply to my lashes and they just felt a little heavy while wearing it under my Starlooks mascara (which I love.) It looks gluey and a bit stringy, and I had a hard time avoiding clumps on my little lashes. With thicker, fuller lashes, though, I can see this working wonders!

The Tendergloss Lipstick shade I received was Trinity, and it's absolutely gorgeous! Mostly sheer with a hint of nude sparkle, this shade matched my lips almost perfectly. Most nudes are either way too pale for my colorful lips or make me look washed out, but this one provides just the right amount of color and shine. I have one other Tendergloss lipstick and can attest to the incredible moisturizing powers this formula has, not to mention the fact that it glides on effortlessly. It's like putting on a chapstick, easy and a lot more beautiful. Check out the swatch below, so bronzy!

Tendergloss lipstick in Trinity
Starlooks Mint Lip Balm has become my "go-to" lip balm, and that's saying something...I'm a lip balm addict! It has a light, sweet minty flavor that lasts on my lips long after the balmy-feeling is gone. I put this balm on at night before bed and wake up in the morning with a layer of minty goodness on my lips, yum! It also has SPF 15 protection (very important) and contains aloe vera and jojoba seed oil for conditioning. This product definitely gets two HUGE thumbs up!

Check out my giant face below...I'm wearing all the Starlooks products mentioned above!




In addition to my April Starbox, I also get to review one extra Starlooks product per month. Yippee! This month I received Glitter Glam in BB Pink. Check it out:


Glitter Glam is a small container of super-fine pigmented glitter to apply just about anywhere: eyes, lips, face, body...wherever you want to shine.  I'm normally not a pink person, but this pink isn't "out there-pink" like others I've seen. In fact, as you can see from the streaked swatches below, it's pretty bronzy. Love!

Glitter Glam in BB Pink


Left: Streaked across with one swipe.        Right: Blended into skin

I now use this on top of whatever eye shadow colors I am using for the day to add a touch of golden shimmer to my look. Glitter Glam also works well when added to your body lotion for a glittery beach look. It really catches the light and plays-up my skin, what a great and versatile product!

Have you subscriber to Starbox yet? It's under $20 a month, and you get so much. Be sure to check out Starlooks today!



~Sam