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Julep August 2017 Subscription Box Review

Julep is a cruelty free subscription box full of high quality nail polish, beauty products, or both.

Julep Beauty Box August 2017

The Julep Beauty Box Break Down:

Every month a new beauty box collection is released. This monthly collection of products includes beauty products and brand new nail polish colors, including some that may be limited edition.

New collections are released and you can customize what you receive in your box between the 20th and 24th of each month. During this time period you have the opportunity to pick exactly what you get in the following month’s box. You also have the option to upgrade your box and/or select add on products at Maven-only prices to be shipped with your box at no additional charge.

Depending on your answers to the Beauty Bio questions and your personalized selections, you’ll receive only nail polishes, a combination of nail polishes and beauty products, or only beauty products. This month I received only beauty products.

Cost: 

Julep offers 2 levels of boxes: the My Maven Beauty Box (which this post focuses on) and the Maven Luxe Box.

  • The My Maven Beauty Box contains $40+ worth of products for $24.99/month or $19.99/month with a 3-month prepaid subscription.
  • The Maven Luxe Box contains $60+ worth of products for $39.99/month or $34.99/month with a 3-month prepaid subscription.

August 2017 Value:

  • $60.00
  • $48.00 (based on Maven prices)

Shipping:

Boxes ship out every month starting on the 27th, they continue shipping for the next couple of weeks. It takes boxes 7-10 days to arrive.

Cancellation:

You can easily cancel by calling or e-mailing Julep, specifics are on their FAQ page. Besides cancelling, you have the option to skip a month. This can be done by logging into your account between the 20th and 24th and selecting “Edit My Box.” Next select “Edit Your Details,” then select the option “Skip this month.”


Julep August 2017 Beauty Box

Inside my August 2017 My Maven Beauty Box, I received:

  • the Finishing Brush – $28.00 $22.40 for Mavens (subscribers to either of their boxes)
  • the Insta-Filter Invisible Finishing Powder – $32.00 $25.60 for Mavens

The box also included an informational pamphlet and a coupon code to get 20% off Julep products at Ulta Beauty.


Cruelty Free Finishing Brush
Finishing Brush
This Finishing Brush has a weighted handle and super soft bristles. This brush is made specifically to complement Julep’s Insta-Filter Invisible Finishing Powder. It picks up just the right amount of product and distributes it onto your skin in a smooth, even layer. Although it’s made to be used with the Finishing Powder, it works great with other powders as well. Learn more here!

Blurring Finishing Powder

Insta-Filter Invisible Finishing Powder

This finishing powder is translucent and universally flattering. It instantly blurs imperfections, pores, and fine lines. I reached for it this afternoon, due to noticing some unwanted shininess in my T-zone. I brushed this finishing powder on with the oh-so-soft brush mentioned above and like magic, the shine was gone. You don’t have to wait until you’re shiny to reap the benefits of this powder, dust it on as the final step of your makeup routine and enjoy a matte, flawless finish all day.

That being said, the Finishing Brush is not necessary when using this powder. The powder comes with an applicator and it is suggested that you use the velvety side of this applicator to lightly press the powder into bare skin or over makeup. The powder then “melts” into your skin and leaves an invisible soft-focus finish. I’m really loving this powder, it does what it says it does and makes your skin look great. Learn more here!


Initial Impressions:

At first I was disappointed to see only 2 products in the box, wanting to be surprised I didn’t customize my box. After taking a look at the products and getting more information on them I was really pleased with what I had received. Instead of a hand full of samples, I received 2 full size, high quality products. The packaging is a little weighty, so you can actually feel the quality when you pick the products up.

Cruelty Free Concealer

I was also disappointed to see that I didn’t get the Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric, since, as you can see immediately above, this is what the inserted pamphlet was all about. In the future I’d like to see the pamphlet include info. on all of the products that could possibly be included so you don’t get all excited about something you don’t receive. Again, this was no fault of Julep’s, I chose not to customize my box. If I did customize it, I would have had the opportunity to select the Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric to be added to my August Box.


Julep August 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Bottom Line:  The quality of these products is phenomenal. The packaging is sleek and solid, and both the bristles on the brush and the translucent powder feel so silky on your skin. I highly recommend both of these products and giving this beauty box a try!

  • For more information, click here.
  • To Subscribe to the Julep Beauty Box, click here.

Is this a beauty box you’re interested in or maybe even already subscribe to? Let me know in the comments!

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