Recently I’ve decided to order a beauty box created by Russian beauty-blogger Maria Way. There are a lot of products I’ve wanted to try for a long time but for various reasons haven’t bought. And here they are, all in one box. Isn’t it a great opportunity to make quick reviews for each of them?
Before we move to the products inside the box I wanted to say that I absolutely love the box itself. It’s so simple yet so cute. The first things you see when you open the box is the letter from the creator, list of products with brief descriptions and prices, a tester of a perfume and a magazine (which I don’t really care about, to be honest). The products are covered in thin stripes of paper which remind me of a nest. Let’s have a look at what’s inside. (A quick note: I will write average price of each product in Russia and convert roubles into dollars)
Foreo Luna Play Plus
This is why I decided to order this box. I heard so many wonderful things about this Foreo brush but was not sure if I want to spend so much money on it. The manufacturer claims: “More gentle than any other deep cleansing brush, T-Sonic™ pulsations are diffused through soft silicone touch-points to gently unclog your pores to remove up to 99.5% of dirt and oil, plus dead skin cells and makeup residue. Using LUNA play plus twice a day wherever and whenever will leave your skin soft, smooth, and absolutely glowing!”(according to Foreo website) I use Foreo brush only for a few days and don’t see that my face became cleaner yet but I really like how it vibrates and lightly massages my face while washing off dirt and makeup residue, and leaves it smooth and clean.
Retail price: 4499 roubles (approx. $80). To be honest, this thing alone is more expensive than the whole box.
Vilenta 7Days Face Mask
My favorite part of skincare routine is face masks. So I’m always excited to try out something new, especially when it promises to moisturize and tighten pores. It contains willow extract which “gently cleanses, evens skin tone and shrinks pores”, hyaluronic acid and moisturizing complex to make skin more firm and elastic and cacao beans which “are filled with active ingredients that soften and nourish your skin, leaving it soft and velvety”. Though it’s supposed to be used “after a long work day”, I used it in the morning. It moisturized my skin well and I noticed that my pores were tightened a little bit.
Retail price: 70 roubles (approx. $1,2)
Catrice Glamour Doll Mascara
Despite my love for Catrice products, I’ve never tried any of their mascaras so I was happy to find out that Glamour Doll Mascara is included in this box. It has a cone-shaped elastomer brush, which I was a bit skeptical about because I prefer fiber ones. It claims to give your lashes extra volume, length, and density not weighing them down. This mascara did a great job at separating lashes but I didn’t notice much volume. It lasted well throughout the day, not smudged or flaked.
Retail price: 299 roubles (approx. $5,3)
Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 1 Eyeshadow Palette
As I said in my previous review post (you can read it here), I love Makeup Revolution. I already own two of their eyeshadow palettes so I kinda knew what to expect. First thought: it looks like Urban Decay Naked palette, though, I can be wrong because I don’t have the original Naked and judge only by photos. The eyeshadows are pigmented, not powdery, don’t have fallout and blend nicely. I applied them over NYX Proof it! eyeshadow primer like I usually do and they stayed well throughout the day.
Retail price: 490 roubles (approx. $8.6)
GOSH Primer Plus + Skin Adaptor
I don’t usually use primers because I don’t really see any difference in my makeup longevity. The claims are: “This unique multi-functional colour release primer enhances any skin tone with a healthy, even-toned glow. With a complex of anti-pollution ingredients, it fights free radical damage that can lead to visible aging. Skin looks smoother and more even-toned with a radiant finish. The PRIMER PLUS+ SKIN ADAPTOR ANTI-POLLUTION adds moisture, energy, and protects the skin all day.” (according to Superdrug website) Unfortunately, I couldn’t test this primer properly because it didn’t adapt to my skin tone and turned out to be way too dark for me. So, this product is a pass.
1050 roubles (approx. $18,5)
NYX Color Correcting Concealer Palette
I’m not a huge fan of color correctors because ones I tried were either overly pigmented and my foundation couldn’t cover them or blended out to nothing. These NYX color correctors turned out to be really good. They do a great job at color correcting (especially that peachy shade) and easily covered with foundation. They are also not oily or dry which was another huge problem with color correctors I tried before.
Retail price: 970 roubles (approx. $17)
Purple Tree Coconut Miracle Balm
I have super dry lips(especially now, when it’s -20°C outside) so I was excited to try this balm out and see if it can be a miracle for me. It claims to contain natural coconut oil and I also saw Aloe Vera leaf juice. It has a thick consistency a pleasant coconut smell. Even after one use, my lips felt nourished and super soft. So this balm really did wonders! It also can be used eyebrows and lashes, nails and cuticles and skin.
Retail price: 350 roubles (approx. $6)
Eva Mosaic 3-in-1 Highlighting Pencil
Eva Mosaic is an affordable Russian makeup brand. I tried some of their products before and was satisfied with their quality. This highlighting pen supposed to be used as eye highlight, kajal or eyeshadow. Basically, it’s a nude pencil. It’s really soft, easy-to-blend and doesn’t smudge when I apply it on my waterline.
Retail price: 220 roubles (approx. $3.8)
Gliss Kur Oil Nutritive Hair Repair Mask
This mask is mostly targeted at split ends which I, fortunately, don’t have. But still, this mask made my hair silky smooth and easy-to-comb.
Retail price: 290 roubles (approx. $5)
Essence Prismatic Hololighter
The only holo thing about this highlighter is the lid. Highlighter itself has a blueish-purple color which is not really suitable for an everyday wear. It blended nicely and didn’t lift foundation underneath. I’m not a big fan of cream highlighters but this one I really like.
Retail price: 285 roubles (approx. $5)
Petite Shop Sleeping Mask
I don’t think I need to say much about this mask. It’s just super cute. The front is really soft and the back is silky with a pocket where you can put a cooling pack. The elastic is stretchy and doesn’t squeeze my head like some others do. Also, it shed a little bit at first but not anymore.
Retail price: 350 roubles (approx. $6)
I tried to do a quick everyday makeup look using as many products from this box as I could and this how it turned out.
And here’s the makeup after 9 hours. As I said, eyeshadow stayed well, the mascara didn’t smudge but my lashes were facing a bit down(but that’s a normal thing). The highlighter didn’t last but what can you do when your face is an oily mess. And the pencil was also gone.
So, there was a quick review of Maria Way Princess Box. The total price of all products inside (including the magazine) is 8942 roubles (approx. $157,5) and I paid 2900 roubles (approx. $51). All in all, there was only one disappointing product and I think this was a great bargain.
Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments down below!
Till next time!