I blogged about Deauty, Belgium’s first (and only) beauty subscription box last September when it first came out. The June issue just landed in my mailbox. I can normally hold off opening parcels till I’m ready to photograph the content, but I unboxed this one immediately! Long story short, I’m pretty happy with what I saw!
I am unreasonably excited about Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette (RRP: 4,99 euros) and It’s a Matt World Ultimate Color Lipstick (3,99 euros). I’ve read about these on other blogs, but here’s the problem: I live in a smaller town where things show up slower. I often think to myself: “this looks like it’s got potential! Must check it out” after reading reviews about drugstore makeup, but it’s never there when I check and I forget about it after a while. I’m glad Deauty is giving me the chance to discover these two Catrice pieces!
I’ll do a look soon featuring these two, so I’ll keep the swatches/reviews till then. Quick observation? For the price, you can’t lose!
Every beauty subscription box comes with something you can’t really use, like this Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme (the full-size 50ml bottle goes for 85 euros). Deauty is thoughtful enough to include a little paper bag so that you can pack it up and give it to someone who will enjoy it more, in this case most probably my mom!
I didn’t even have to put Eucerin Silver Shave Shaving Foam (the full-size 150ml bottle goes for 8 euros) into a bag. It went directly into Dr. D’s cabinet. Something for everyone!
A pretty strong scent lingers in the box, and it didn’t take me long to figure out it’s this Lamazuna soap bar (3,90 euros). The idea is great. The gentle eco-friendly soap follows the traditional Syrian recipe, and it contains jasmine extract. It is supposed to work very well for acne, eczema, and dry skin. However, I personally wouldn’t use this on my face, as the scent is too strong (yes, it’s “natural” and all that, but I have learnt the hard way: not everything natural is necessarily good for the skin). Maybe in the shower though!
Last but not least, we have a bottle of Etat Pur Actif Pur A92 Escin (14,80 euros). Escin has soothing and draining properties, so this lotion is recommended for heavy legs. I’ll most probably take it back to Taipei to see if it helps depuffing my calves in the heat!
I’m glad to see Deauty has kept its game up. It seems that many subscription boxes lure people in with a couple of good ones, and then it all goes downhill from there. You definitely get more than 15 euros’ worth of products with Deauty, and some of the travel-sized bottles should be convenient for trips. However, if you already know pretty well what you need and what you want to try, I can’t guarantee you’ll be happy with any subscription boxes. If you’re open to experiments however, go ahead and see what surprises it brings! Share what you can’t use with family/friends. They might discover something nice as well!
Has anyone tried Deauty or another subscription box? How does/did that work for you?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx