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Product Review: Starlooks’ Starbox October 2013 Edition!

Product Review: Starlooks’ Starbox October 2013 Edition!

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I recently had the opportunity to review the October edition of the Starlooks’ Starbox. While I wasn’t all that excited about the September box, I was quite please upon opening up this box! As usual, Starlooks’ Starbox is beautifully presented. The copper metallic elastic matched the glossy black box.

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Upon opening the lovely box of goodies, I first saw that there were a few more cards included than usual. One card was for $50 off a pair of classes from (insert name of site here). They advertise that for $199 the customer chooses three pairs of frames to try on in the comfort of one’s own home and then mails them all back selecting one pair that will have their prescription lenses fitted. While I really like the concept and am due for a new pair of glasses, I still feel that this is too much money out of pocket for me especially when I couldn’t find any place on the site in which information about one’s insurance can be entered for prior billing.

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The next card mentioned a sneak peek of the products that will be included in the December box, which I will divulge later in my post! And of course the usual card with photos from the LooksBook and information about all the included products. Earlier in the month on the Starlooks facebook page, we were told that the October box included an item we hadn’t seen in a while which immediately caused followers to speculate what that might be. I too had a few guesses as to what this “long-lost” item could be, but I kept my ideas to myself.

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The first item included was a Tendergloss lipstick in the shade, Puzzy. Tenderglosses are like a combination of a lip gloss and a lipstick. This particular shade reminds me quite a bit of the essentially clear gloss from September. In the tube this looks like a very pale light pink, but both swatched and on my lips it has no color other than a glistening sheen. In the swatch below (on the left side of the gem pencil swatch), it is very subtle.

This would be perfect for someone who is just beginning to gain confidence in applying makeup along with those who do not like bright/bold lip colors and those who dress conservatively for work. Since I first started to renew my interest in cosmetics, I’ve discovered that not only do I absolutely LOVE brighter and bolder lip shades, but that I LOVE wearing red lipsticks! So to receive another lip item with very little color, I’m not that excited. However, I DO recommend the Tenderglosses as a great alternative to a ‘traditional’ lipstick, yet is still applied with the ease of a lipstick. This has a retail value of $13.

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The second item in the box was a gem eye liner. Previously these were referred to as diamondline pencils and in my view of the January 2013 box (click HERE) and back in their very first box, back in June of 2012 (click HERE). These are by far the creamiest pencils I’ve ever used! Besides the insane creaminess, these gem pencils (as far as I know) all have silver (micro) glitter included. This time Mirage was included which has a base of silver also with silver glitter. I’ve included swatches of all 3 of the gem pencils that I own. These sparkling pencils can be used alone, layered (ex. over a darker liner shade), or even smudged. There are so many different looks that can be done with a liner such as this! The retail value is $14.

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And last, but not least, this is MY FAVORITE item included in this box! I had hoped we’d be receiving one of these sooner or later and so glad it came in this box!! This is also the item teased about as a spoiler as an item that we hadn’t seem in a while. So without further ado here the third item is none other than a 3 shade plush palette! This very hefty palette contains quite a bit of product (by weight)! We received the shade 3B1 of two blush palettes I’d had my eye on with the other being the shade 3B3. I absolutely LOVE this palette! I’ve been using it almost daily since I received it. While that bright pink shade (far left) looks intimidating, it actually looks fabulous on and only needs a light hand to add that perfect flush. For me, the middle shade also doubles as s highlighter. And the more mauve-esque shade (far right) working great on the apples of the cheeks for a lovely flush and it also works to do some contouring. So this is truly a multi-tasking product. This has a retail value of $46

The total retail value of this box is a whopping $73! That is over 4 times the cost of the box! And Starlooks ONLY ever includes FULL sized products from their ever expanding line. If you like makeup and surprises, then this is the box for you! For just $15 a month (plus approximately $2.68 shipping) you too can enjoy monthly treats!

SPOILER ALERT: If you’ve been thinking out joining, but been on the fence then I have a couple spoilers for you. First off I’ve been told that the value of the upcoming November box is at least $75! And the card included in the box states that (once again) 15 shade pro eye shadow palette which typically retails for $99 will be in the December box! A little birdie told me that this 15 shade shadow palette will NOT be one of the ones for sale on the site, but a custom one like last years was. Starlooks’ Starbox makes a fabulous gift to any beauty lover from novice through pro makeup artist!

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Starlooks’ recently started a referral program. For EVERY NEW subscription placed using ones referral link means a bonus box of either lip, eye, or both items as soon as all boxes are sent out for that month, for up to 3 bonus boxes per month!

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If you are thinking of subscribing to Starbox whether for yourself or a gift for someone else, I would greatly appreciate it if you could PLEASE use my referral link which you can find through the button on the far right hand side, or by clicking HERE! This will help me to be to continue to do reviews on Starlooks products! If you EVER have ANY questions about Starlooks, Starbox, or something on their website or social media pages, don’t hesitate to call or email them as Starlooks’ customer service is excellent! I don’t believe I have ever heard a negative comment based on their customer service.

The cutoff date for subscribing to Starlooks’ Starbox is now the 10th of the month! They are also already taking pre-orders for December box! Don’t forget to check out Starlooks’ social media pages!

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What do you think about the contents on this box? Are these items ones you would use? Do you receive Starlooks’ Starbox or interested in joining? I’d LOVE to hear what you think!

~Jaclyn~
Disclaimer: I received one or more items mentioned above from the manufacturer or PR representative for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are mine. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

Review: Starlooks’ Starbox October 2012

Review: Starlook’s October Starbox
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Have you heard of Starlooks’ Starbox? If you haven’t and love cosmetics you might want to consider subscribing! This is the ONLY subscription service that contains a min. of 3-4 FULL size cosmetic products for only $15 (+$1.98 shipping)! At the bottom of my review you’ll find sneak peak information about their special December box!

I know I am behind and will have my review of the September box up this week. But I wanted to get this review up as quickly as possible. Since Starlooks is located not too far from where I live, I tend to receive items from them very quickly. I have to say that this is my favorite of any of the services I have seen or have the opportunity to receive. So without further ado, I’ll get started.


With Halloween quickly coming up, Starlooks choose to go with a fun Halloween theme and nicknamed each product with the old adage “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil”. The first item is the “See No Evil” is is an eyeliner pencil in the shade “Gold Dust”. Previously we’d received one of their Diamondline pencils (Myth) which are all metallic shades and so very smooth and easy to apply. This one while being a gold coloring wasn’t as sharp a metallic shade or as smooth upon application as the Diamondline. Typically I shy away from ‘traditional’ eyeliner pencils as I find that most of them are too dry and tug when trying to line my eyes.

I found that I was quite surprised when I tried the Diamondline that was the creamiest pencil I had ever tried. This one I found didn’t apply as smoothly. It is still better than most pencils, but drier than the Diamondline. The shade itself is very pretty and I look forward to playing around and coming up with looks using this gold liner as I didn’t have anything close in my stash thus far.

The second item while not being something you’d ‘hear’ or wear on your ears is actually another eye product (I love eye makeup) as is the “Hear No Evil” item. This is actually the first product of its kind that I own and is a gorgeous shade of purple eye shadow luster pigment. There were two options for this one, Posh or Peddle, yet both were a shade of purple. I tried looking up both shades and found that the color resolution for the one I did receive wasn’t even close to what it looks like in person.


I ended up receiving the shade Posh and it is an incredibly vibrant and fairly bright purple. While purple is my one of my most favorite colors (with teal/turquoise being the other), I have only begun to try to incorporate it into my (eye) makeup. I actually only one one purple eyeshadow as part of a Wet N Wild trio that I bought last spring in a set with a lip gloss, blush, and quick drying teal nail polish (the reason I bought it as it was the same price as buying the polish by itself, I’ll post a review of this set soon). I can’t wait to play around with this gorgeous shimmery shade.

Next is the “Speak No Evil” item and if you hadn’t guessed, it is for the lips! This is a very bright rich blood red which the card says has a ‘hint of orange shimmer’. The orange shimmer shows itself better in certain light than in others. The formula is very cream, smooth, and unlike other lipsticks, isn’t too drying. I definitely like this shade much better than the more orange-y one sent during the summer. While I tend to gravitate more towards wine, pinkish-red, or pinkish-nude shades this one does look pretty good on. Though I would probably not wear bright eye makeup with such a vibrant lip shade.

And Starlooks more often than not includes extras in addition to the mystic quartz crystal included which each box. This time I received one large and one smaller quartz crystal which was nice since the one last month was teeny tiny.

Last, but not least on the very bottom is a pair of temporary eye tattoos called Eye Rocks. Instead of painting ones eyes with makeup, one can use water to adhere brightly colored stickers. I haven’t tried mine out yet as I am saving them for a fun occasion which may or may not be on Halloween since I’ll probably just be staying at home watching movies and handing candy out to kids.

SPOILER: One last thing included was a card mentioning a sneak peak about the December box which says that, that box will include their new 15 color pro palette which retails for a whopping $99 on their website! They are taking requests for just the December box, but are expecting to sell out quickly.

So if you have a makeup lover in your life you might want to consider signing up for at least the December box which is $15 (+$1.98 shipping) and from my understanding international orders can be accommodated IF you call in. You can Starlooks to reserve your December box at (949) 679-0679. I would be extremely appreciative if you could please mention that you heard about Starbox from Jaclyn at Jaclyn’s Musings.

Earlier this month we were all asked about our skin tone (as it has to do with the November box with my guess being one of the foundations on their site) and what month our birthdays fall into so that they can send a special surprise during that month. I haven’t heard of all other subscription service doing the same. I am so very much hoping that the amazing December box will be customized based on our color preferences. I can definitely think of a couple people who would love to receive their December box for the holidays and love that Starlooks is offering the option to purchase just the December box for just this purpose.

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried Starbox or any of Starlooks’ products? Or if you’ve tried any other subscription service and what you think of them?

~Jaclyn~

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