Birchbox 3 Months On

Subscription boxes are a weird niche, they're a nice little pick me up each month tailored to you. For me, I've always wanted to try these and for the past three months, I've been subscribed to Birchbox. Each month I've received a bunch of products and I've given my verdict on them. I thought I would review the whole service after three months of purchasing and share my loves from the boxes and the ones you could definitely miss out on. 

The boxes overall have been good, there hasn't been any in which I haven't been disappointed. The service offers boxes tailored to you, after filling out a quick questionnaire it helps to tailor the products to you. What I've found throughout the boxes is it's normally 1 or 2 products that you will receive that might be different to what other people receive. This means there isn't that much personalisation around the box and what you get. 

However, I feel like the products in there, for the most part, are tailore…

That £4.50 Palette You Haven't Bought Yet

We all love a good bargain, can't exactly deny that. If you find a makeup goodie it's got to be shared and talked about. It's been a while in the making but i'm finally letting you in on the secret eyeshadow palette I've been loving for a while. If you follow my Instagram and twitter you would've already heard enough about this. It's the Primark Gold Rush Palette £4.50. Packed with those warm tones and the shimmers it's that must have palette you need to grab. 

I'll admit now they don't work too well without an eye primer. But at £4.50 I'm not really expecting top of the range standard. With a little help from concealer or an eye primer this last on the lid all day. They blend out beautifully and those mattes work great when they're patted across the eye. 

The palette itself has a real dupe vibe to it. I can't help but be reminded by the Kylie palettes. With the layout and the colours it definitely screams luxury but at the smaller price tag. It's got that high end kind of feel to it. Compared to their original palettes with that plastic break within two seconds style it's much easier to use this now. 

So what colours have stood out to me, well as you could've guessed i've been majorly eyeing up that orangey shade non stop. It blends out to such a beautiful colour that of course with it being a little red is right up my street. I couldn't resist going for something warm toned as i'm not the kind of gal who goes natural and minimal makeup. 

The rest of the shades work great, I have a specific crush on the gold shade. It is a little on the chunky side which is why I recommend blending this over the lid lightly rather than packing a load on at once and smearing it onto the eyes. The rest of the shimmers work great but I find for me they're not real stand out shades. They can go a little muddy and more of a night than day look. As i tend to carry a lot of my makeup through the day into the night getting a look that looks glam 24/7 is key. 

The neutral base shade colour is a little wishy washy for me. It works as a great base shade especially for the shimmers but I find that it comes up very pink on me. It stands out rather than blending in with my eye and as someone who isn't particularly fair or dark skinned I don't really see this working for a lot of people. 

Overall the palette has it's good and bad, for me the gold and red tones are the standout winners. They make the palette worth the price. The other shimmers are good and for experimenting with colour they work great. They aren't the kind of colours I would wear unless it was a last resort but to test a load of different colours out for £4.50 it's not a bad little deal. 

Primark are launching more and more palettes and makeup bits as we speak. It's the kind of place that will have it's gem it's just a case of trial and error. 

If you've got any palettes you're crushing on at the moment comment them down below 

Until next time, Chloe! 


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