I recently signed up for the crush box with Goodiebox.
The reason? I love makeup, and it only costs me 99 DKK (13,5 Euro – 15,5 USD) every third month. It is a box filled with everything you need to make a completely new makeup look.
This seasons box is called “Who Needs Tanlines Anyways”.
The general idea is: who needs tan lines when you got autumns, soft sweaters, warm drinks and indoor hygge.
The feeling of the box is all about the feeling of autumn with a twist of summer. Therefore, a nature look with a hint of sunshine.
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Niré – Foundation Blending Sponge
We love multifunctional makeup accessories and this is definitely one of them! Blend liquid and creamy foundations, powder, blush, contour and highlight products, and get a flawless, airbrushed look. It can even be used on the places that can be hard to reach. Wet your sponge, so it becomes double the size, squeeze the water out, and then give it an extra squeeze in a towel, then it’s ready for use.
My thoughts: I think I might have said this before but I love love love Niré. I have gotten brushes and even a face cleaning tool before and up until now I have loved it all. I will be surprised if this one lets me down. This one is a limited edition though as far as I can see.
Applying: Super easy to use, just do as they say; wet it, squeeze it then squeeze it again but in a towel. The sponge gets much bigger and super soft. It is actually the best feeling sponge I have ever had. It blends out makeup effortlessly and beautifully. The sponge itself took a bit of product in, but I suspect that is because I did not wet it enough the first time, I used it.
Feel: It is super nice and soft on the face. No excessive dabbing or rubbing is needed for it to do its job.
Packaging: Came in a very small plastic bag that I might suspect was actually not real plastic. It came with a nice tag with a bit of product information on; their products always come with one of those- which is nice.
The sponge itself is an orange sponge. That’s it.
Scent: Smells like nothing to be honest. Maybe a bit spongy?
Labels: Latex free. Vegan friendly. Not tested on animals. Recyclable. Hypoallergenic
Ingredients: Silicone foam.
Claims: There is not that many claims so not that much to agree with. It can definitely be used for many types of product- I did find it a bit harder to use with powders, but cremes were no problem.. It blends flawlessly and I was able to use it anywhere I wanted.
Price: 99DKK -13,5 EURO – 15,5 USD
Will I use it again: Yes, yes a million times yes. This is my new favourite blending sponge.
Origins – GinZing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturiser
This is a magical product, that is both hydrating and leaves the skin with new energy and glow, thanks to the caffeine and ginseng in the creme. The minerals blends into the skin and gives a even finish. Applied on the face as a normal face cream.
My thoughts: A tinted moisturizer I see. Interested in seeing how this will do.
Applying: I made a mistake at first applying it with a not damp enough sponge. I saw no tint AT ALL, but later saw that the sponge has taken some in. the second time I tried with my fingers and it worked much better; the moisturizer felt better and there were kind of a tint. What they call the colour on the product is sheer, but I feel like transparent is a better word for it.
Feel: Felt nice and hydrating on the skin, and my face looked a bit brighter and shinier afterwards. Even though I did not feel like my face got really tinted or colour corrected; I did see and overall smoothness in my skin.
Packaging: Cute and nice little packaging. I usually like origins packaging since it is very simple and informative.
Scent: The scent is citrusy- somewhere between an orange and a lemon. After reading the ingredient list, I suddenly understand why I think that.
Labels: I can’t see any labels on the product.
First of: why is there so many god damn ingredients in here? It just seems super excessive, surely, they cannot all be great for the skin at the same time and I am wondering if any of these “cancels” each other out. Remember when reading these ingredients; these are ONLY the best and worst ingredients.↑ Sodium Hyaluronate: Replenish. Salt form of hyaluronic acid.
↑ Tocopheryl Acetate: A form of vitamin E. Antioxidant.
↑ Titanium Dioxide: Thickening, whitening, lubricating and sunscreen ingredient. Protects from UVA and UNB radiation.
↑ Pantothenic Acid: Also known as Panthetine. It is vitaminB5. Effective for hydration
↑ Creatine: Amino acid that is skin restoring.
↑ Panax Ginseng Root Extract: A fantastic antioxidant. Hydrating and helps against uneven skin tones, rough textures on the skin and wrinkles.
↑ Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract: This is guava. Rich source of antioxidants as long as it is kept in a light and air-sensitive compound.
↑ Hydrogenated Lecithin: Emollient and water binding. Skin restoring.
↑ Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: Vitamin C. Effective antioxidant, increases hydration and is calming. When used in amounts of 5% or greater has been shown to improve the look of an uneven skin tone.
↑ Adenosine Phosphate: Skin soothing and restoring. Revitalizing.
↑ Acetyl Carnitine HCL: Great Antioxidant.
↑ Squalane: Hydrating. Emollient. Great antioxidant while being a source of replenishing fatty acids.
↑ Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract: Great antioxidant. Repairing and calming.
↓ Limonene: Fragrance from citrus oils, pine trees or spices of mint. Can be sensitizing when exposed to air but otherwise a strong antioxidant and can calm skin.
↓ Linalool: Fragrant component made of lavender and coriander. Can be sensitizing.
↓ Lemon Oil: Can be skin sensitizing. Contains many different fragrance chemicals that might cause a reaction when exposed to sunlight.
↓ Grapefruit Peel Extract: The peel from the grapefruits contains ingredients that are known to give a sunburn/rash like reaction when exposed to the sun. Low amounts are not problematic, but be careful where on the ingredient list this is. Also be aware if the product has a strong grapefruit scent. In this product it is number 12 ingredient out of 61.
↓ Mentha Viridis: This is spearmint. It is a fragrance and can therefore be sensitizing.
↓ Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil: Orange peel oil. Fragrant ingredient. Can be sensitizing. The main component is limonene.
↓ Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water: Bitter Orange flower water. Fragrant component that can be sensitizing.
↓ Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Wax: Bitter Orange Flower wax. Fragrance so can be sensitizing.
↓ Citral: Fragrant. Can be sensitizing.
↓ Essential Oils: Comes from plants. Was originally used an aromatherapy which is just fine. When put on skin can be very sensitizing and irritating, because essential oils are usually made up of many substances (can be 60, can be 100) where some may be good for skin and others are not. Often many of these substances are fragrant.
Claims: The moisturizer hydrates and gives glow to the face. The even finish, I did not really see that much.
Price: 250 DKK – 33,5 EURO – 39 USD
Will I use it again: I think maybe I will use it up, but honestly, I got a bit scared away by all the ingredients. It just seems so excessive.
Emité Makeup – Pure Lip Liner
If you are out for a fuller lip look, this lip liner is a hit! It is filled with 100% plant-based ingredients like vitamin E and Candelilla wax which is moisture giving for the lips, and gives a long-lasting effect. The liner can be used with a lipstick or gloss, all after what look you want, but you can also use it alone on the lip for a matte finish. Mwuah!
My thoughts: I honestly think this is my first lip liner ever. I know. Embarrassing.
Applying: Very precise but easy to use. I was afraid I would draw all around my face by accident because these precise tips can be hard to use. Since I did not have a lipstick in the same colour, I had to colour in my lips with this liner too which was a bit harder. I gotta get myself a lipstick that matches.
Feel: Very soft and creamy to use without being drying or uncomfortable. It feels weightless.
Packaging: Standard lip liner look. Black packaging with the name on the liner. The end has the colour of the liner. Simple and easy to understand.
Scent: I can only smell the tree in this lipliner.
Labels: 100% plant based.
Ingredients: I must be honest with you here, it was a whole journey trying to find the ingredients for this product, but the only ingredient list I could find, did not provide me any useful information (the words were misspelled or in another language).
Claims: My lips looked a bit fuller (honestly I feel like that mostly has to do with how you draw) but definitely looked more defined and beautiful. It lasted for about 6 hours for me, that is including drinking and eating, so I guess it is kind of long lasting.
Price: 164 DKK – 22 EURO – 25,5 USD
Will I use it again: Definitely yes! Might even think about buying a new one in a colour I know I will use.
Isadora – Twist Up Eye Gloss
We love products that helps us with fast and easy obtaining beautiful looks. And the eye gloss from IsaDora is easy to apply and build up, if you want a more dramatic look. Just come it directly on the eyelid and blend it out with your finger.
My thoughts: Interesting! A eye gloss so I guess it is going to look shiny or the like.
Applying: Very easy to apply since I only have to put it on my eyes and then use my finger to gently blend it out. It does build up a bit but not super much, since they have focus on the shimmer here more than the colour itself.
Feel: Feels very creamy and soft on the lids.
Packaging: Super smart with the way they designed this product so that you can turn the bottom of the product to get the eyeshadow up. No sharpening needed.
Scent: Uhh smells a bit like play dough.
Labels: Fragrance free. Clinically tested.
↑ Lecithin: Found in egg yolks and plants. Emollient & water binding agent. Has skin restoring abilities.
↑ Tocopherol: A form of vitamin E. Antioxidant.
↑ Ascorbyl Palmitate: Form of vitamin C. Effective antioxidant. Effective at reducing environmental damage.
↑ Titanium Dioxide: Thickening, whitening, lubricating and sunscreen ingredient. Protects from UVA and UVB radiation.
Claims: Super fast and easy applying. Can be built if we think sparkle wise, not as much colour wise.
Price: 85 DKK – 11,5 EURO – 13,5 USD
Will I use it again: I think so, but I might try to use it as for example highlighter or supplement to my other makeup. I will not buy a new one.
MAYY – Translucent Setting Powder With Added Hyaluronic Acid
This translucent powder from MAYY gives the perfect finish to your look. It mattifies the skin and gets your makeup to stay on from morning to evening while it prevents shiny skin and in return makes sure your makeup stays where it is. Now you are ready for your next all nighter.
My thoughts: I am actually looking for a setting powder at the moment, so this came just in time.
Applying: Since it is loose it is fairly easy to apply. I used my beauty blender both times to use it, but I think a brush might do just as well for a more natural look.
Feel: Incredible lightweight, gave a natural and smoother (not completely smooth, but smoother) finish to my skin. Because it is a powder it looked mattifying and stayed on for most of the day- Approx 6 hours.
Packaging: Packaging is very simple and not that interesting. It is a plastic container.
Scent: The scent reminds me of the powder makeup and eyeshadow I played with when I was a kid.
Labels: Mineral based. Paraben free. Animal cruelty free. Vegan.
↑ Tocopheryl Acetate: A form of vitamin E. Antioxidant.
↑ Hyaluronic Acid: Because this is a component found in skin tissue, it is one of the superior ingredients at restoring and replenishing skin. It has restorative abilities and can boost the skin’s moisture content. It soothes, and hydrates while defending against moisture loss. It is a great antioxidant especially against environmental assault.
Claims: Gave a great finish and mattified my skin; I did notice some shine and oil peep through after some hours (4-5) especially on my forehead and chin but otherwise did not really notice any problems. Can be solved by having a touch up.
I cannot agree totally on their claims, since they weight a lot on the longwearing effect, and I only saw a semi-longwearing effect.
Price: 165 DKK – 22 EURO – 26 USD
Will I use it again: I will use it up, but I am truly unsure if I will invest in a new one.
So that is all for my first Crush box ever!
Have you ever tried any of these products before and what do you think?
I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time