Subscription boxes are very exciting and sometimes they can also be a disappointment. Some subscription boxes only come with deluxe size samples of stuff we’ve already got a ton of and who really wants another body lotion or shampoo?! I prefer to know what to expect with a subscription box, so sneak peeks are always nice to see but what if you could choose the products that go into it? That makes things even more exciting! The Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box got me all kinds of excited and anxious because I got to choose what went into it before it came to me.
Inspire Cosmetics is a Canadian indie beauty brand that has a huge offering of makeup products. They’re all about making the process of putting on your makeup enjoyable and their mission is to also inspire women with the knowledge and confidence to successfully create and apply their makeup like a pro.
The Experience Box is a quarterly subscription box service that lets you choose a mix of full size products. The subscription box has different options for ordering so you get exactly what you want. You can choose between paying annually at a discounted rate of $256 or quarterly at $69.99 and you can select either 1 luxury item (a product valued at over $23) and 3 regular items or 2 luxury items and 2 regular items.
For this post, I actually got to try out 5 products to share with you guys. The first product is their Tinted Moisturizer ($45 / 30 ml) in Radiance. It’s a universal shade with SPF 15 that’s oil-free and contains vitamins C, E, and A. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid that activates collagen to plump and lift the skin. The Tinted Moisturizer gives you that perfect lightweight, sun kissed, illuminated glow. The Corrector Sticks ($24.50) offer medium velvety coverage with SPF 18 that comes in six shades. It conceals, protects and nourishes with the help of shea butter and only a small amount of it goes a long way. The Two Way Powder ($29.50) sets your base makeup with an effortless coverage to make your skin look fresh and flawless. The powder is finely milled to ensure a silky smooth application and comes in six shades.
Sparkle, shimmer and shine with the Eye Lites ($18) loose powder eyeshadow dust. They come in four shades in a spill-proof jar that help you create a sparkling look which can be used in multiple ways. Create beat face brows with the Retractable Eyebrow Pencil ($19), which comes in four shades. It has a waterproof, vitamin-enriched formula with a spooley brush on one end to ensure your brows look perfect.
My Glittery Thoughts:
As my first true experience with a subscription box, I love that you can choose full size products and if you go with two luxury products and two regular products, you will be saving at least $15 compared to buying those products individually.
With universal shade tinted moisturizers, I always worry about it not working on my very pale skin but the Tinted Moisturizer actually just adds a touch of colour to give my skin a glow which looks perfect for summer. And I like that it’s really lightweight and contains SPF as well. I love that you can change the coverage of the Corrector Stick depending on what you’re trying to cover. I tried the lightest shade, Silky Beige, which has a bit of a warm tone to it which helps for concealing my dark circles and any redness. You can sheer it out to a light coverage or build it up to a medium and I love that it contains SPF too. The Two Way Powder is a nice, coloured setting powder that I like applying under my eyes and on my T-zone to make sure my makeup looks good. Cream Beige is their lightest shade and it leans a bit neutral which I like since it doesn’t add any really cool or warm tones to my skin. I love my loose eyeshadows and fell in love with the Lemon/Lime shade. It looks stunning as a topper over an eyeshadow base and is very easy to apply and blend. I’m obsessed with brow products so I had high hopes for the Retractable Eyebrow Pencil and was very impressed by the Taupe brow pencil. I love not having to sharpen it and how the formula is pigmented and creamy and makes it easy to create fierce brows. Overall, I’m very impressed by these products and the Experience Box in general, which has led me to know now that you shouldn’t ignore what indie makeup brands (especially Canadian ones!) are doing these days because a lot of them are doing some very exciting things, like Inspire Cosmetics is with their subscription box!
And I want you guys to get inspired with me and check out Inspire’s huge selection of products, so I’m also offering a coupon code that gives you 10% off your first order! Just enter ‘ITSMYTREAT‘ when you’re ordering your products.
What do you think of the Inspire Cosmetics Experience Box?! Share your thoughts below!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however these are my honest opinions.