Monday, January 28, 2013

Starlooks-January Starbox Review and Giveaway


  I'm at it again with my makeup hoarding and love of subscription boxes. I would definitely have to say, this one takes the cake. I was beyond ecstatic to have the January Starlooks Starbox in my hands and I literally squealed when I opened it. 
       If ever there were a subscription box that had my name written all over it, it would definitely be this one.  One of the coolest and most unique things about Starlooks is they include a tiny crystal in 
the box.

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    Starlooks sends out a monthly box for $15 full of 4-5 full sized products from their Starlooks line. 
      The first thing I pulled out of the box was this gorgeous blush is c121 Cuty Peach. It is a beautiful bright rosy peach. The colour itself is very build-able or easily sheered out for a more subtle look. I found it to be quite powdery, but if you tap ff the excess there is no real issue. I didn't notice any streaking when I applied it with a stipple brush and it blended beautifully. I tend to really find myself reaching for peach blushes more than anything because they are just easier for me to work with than any other shade. This will definitely be my go to shade. There isn't an overload of glitter in it, which is amazing but it still gives a nice glow to the skin. Retail $12
    
   The next item in the box was a brown eye pencil. The pencil glides on so smoothly and it actually took some coaxing with soap and water to remove the swatch from my hand. This particular brown shade I think would work well as a nice liner on the eyes for a more natural eye look, but I opted to try it out on my brows. I decided against setting it with a powder and it still looked pretty good. I didn't have any issues with it smudging or budging. I love that there was literally no need to press hard or drag it across my skin to get a good amount of colour to lay down. It is definitely the most superior of all the liners I own that are in pencil form when it comes to staying power. Retail $8

   The next item is definitely my weakness. A makeup brush. I love makeup brushes. I have an ever growing collection but I didn't have anything like this one. It is a natural hair small dome fluff brush. The brush is made of cruelty free pony hair and it is super soft. It works great as a small eye shadow brush, a smudger, or even works well as a blender. Retail $15
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  There was a second liner in the box but this is no ordinary liner. The Diamondline eyeliner in Fancy is one of those rare things that you love so much you want to wear it everyday. In my case I want to put it all over my face and pretend I'm a sparkly unicorn but maybe that's just me. It's a gorgeous gold/green shade in a waterproof formula that just glides on effortlessly. It has the most beautiful  amount of shimmer and looks amazing on the eyes. Retail $8
  As a bonus they included a beautiful hand beaded wrap around bracelet by Abby Rose Designs on ETSY. The bracelet is an open design with memory wire that you can wrap around your wrist. The beads are are gorgeous and has a twisted spiral vine look with the smaller beads along the length of the bracelet.
    If you use the coupon code STARLOOKS at check out they give you free shipping and also until February 1st Starlooks will have this design available on their website for $15

    If you have been keeping track, this month's Starbox retails for about $63. That is absolutely incredible! I am 1,000% in love with everything I received and for $15 a month it is well worth it. All of the products I received were highly pigmented, great quality and well worth the price listed and more. If there is something you happen to like out of the box they have everything available for purchase on their website.  
 You can also check them out on their Facebook and their Youtube channel!

     Now here is your chance to test out a Starbox for FREE! One person will receive a past October Starbox! All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter entries below! Please make sure you read the Terms and conditions box on the Rafflecopter! Contest will end on February 5th on my Birthday!! YAY! Let's turn this into a party!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
FTC: I was provided the product shown for review, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own. LittleYllwBird is not responsible for shipment of prize.

20 comments:

  1. I love the eye pencils. Im all about trying new eyeliner. Happy Birthday Diane, hope you have a great day!! You are awesome!!

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  2. My favorite is the makeup brush! Can never have to many! :D

    And early Happy birthday! I hope it's a good one!

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  3. I love the diamond liner! HAppy Birthday Girlie!

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  4. The liners...I'm a junkie for them!! and I hope that you spend your special day doing something fantastic...Have a phenomenal Birthday!

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  5. I like the brushes the best because I sure do need some :P

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!! and i like the brushes

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  7. Happy Birthday to you and thank you for the giveaway I like the eye liner the best.

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  8. I love anything make up and especially good brushes.

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  9. Happy Birthday and I love this box especially the blush!

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  10. Happy Birthday! I think my favorite in the box was the brown eye pencil....I'm a sucker for eye liner!

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  11. Happy Birthday!! I would lov to get this. Would love the blusher! Thank you for sharing your birthday with us!!!

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  12. first of all....HAPPY, HAPPY B-DAY!!! i like that eye pencil. i have trouble finding ones that go on easy with out pulling my skin all out of whack.

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  13. I like the eye liners and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  14. happy birthday and I love their eye shadows!

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  15. Like the eye liners.......Sorry I missed it! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  16. i like the eye liners and i hope you have a wonderful birthday

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  17. Make up Brushes and Happy Birthday Sweetie :)

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  18. I like the eyeliner and brush. Happy Birthday

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