Hello Deauty, We Meet Again! June 2013 Deauty Box

Deauty June 2013

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!

Catrice Absolute Nude, It's a Matte World

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!

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme

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!

Eucerin Silver Shave Shaving Foam

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!

Lamazuna jasmine soap

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!

Etat Pur Actif Pur Escine

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

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I hate subscription boxes but this one looks pretty impressive! The Catrice makeup looks especially fun!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, I can’t personally subscribe to anything like this but this month’s box is pretty fun!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    The content doesn’t wow me, but for a mere 15 euro I think it’s still very okay!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, I’m pretty happy about the two Catrice pieces 😉 I’ve read a lot about them and now I can give them a proper go!

  • Icaria

    I don’t subscribe to any and not sure I would. I too much of a hoarder for that lol. Now that Catrice palette looks so good and so inexpensive! To bad that brand isn’t available here. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I know what you mean! I personally have way too much stuff to warrant subscribing to a box like this. I think it’s more for people who don’t buy a lot otherwise!

  • Roxanne Chia


    Wow this is the first time I’m seeing a beauty box in Belgium. It’s cool that there’s makeup in this one! I’ve been receiving beauty subscription boxes each month too, but recently they’ve been such a disappointment because they only had skincare, and my skin is sensitive to them!

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Roxanne C.
    Laced Ivory – Singapore’s Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Roxanne, I know what you mean. Skincare is even trickier than makeup! I’m glad to see the two Catrice pieces in this box as well. I hope Deauty will keep it up!

  • Sarah P

    I remember seeing Catrice when I lived in Belgium, but I have never tried anything from the line. The palette looks nice!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sarah, I haven’t tried a lot from Catrice either, but I know some of the single eyeshadows are pretty good!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com/ Rainy Days & Lattes

    OMG how wonderful is this box!! :) It’s great that it’s from Belguim! =D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha it’s the only one we get so far. I’ve only seen two but both of them are pretty decent!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Wow you guys get really good stuff in your boxes!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I’m hoping the box will stay this way!

  • Deauty

    Thank you Sunny : nice to meet you again too :)
    And thanks to all for your comments.


    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome!

  • Lily

    WOW! You guys get amazing stuff in your boxes. So far, the boxes here are poor to ‘meh’. Nothing that impressed me. This one however, is really good!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, I don’t know if every Deauty box from last September is like this, but this one is actually pretty impressive!

  • http://nothingspaces.com Carina

    That’s a pretty awesome box! I usually parcel stuff away to give away to people in my family, too. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It’s nice to make someone else happy too!

  • Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    I got an Etat Pur active for sensitive, irritated skin, which I’m happy about. I’m not saying that the makeup itself is bad but well, I can buy it at Kruidvat for less than 5€ so not a great value IMO, I was hoping some Korres stuff as they talked about the brand so much on Facebook lately.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Mariella, I haven’t tried anything from Etat Pur yet so this is going to be my first product! I hope we’ll have some warm weather soon so I can actually test it out!

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    This seems like a great selection of products. The Catrice palette does look very nice

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Taylor, I think the Catrice palette is great for budget hunters and beginners. If you already own many neutral shadows, you can most probably pass 😉

  • VickyM

    Interesting, I have seen this subscription boxes many times on blogs but we don’t have that here in my country as far as I know. Personally I don´t think I would subscribe to one since I already use a lot of money on beauty items and I would be too scared to try this, but this could be a great idea for someone who lives in a very small place or for people who like to try out new things :) .

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Vicky, Deauty is only available in Belgium as far as I know! We don’t get anything like Glossybox and so on. I suppose they don’t think the market is big enough.

      That’s what I think! I know pretty well what I want and don’t want, but I have a friend who doesn’t spend that much on products in general, and she really likes this box!

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

    Subscription boxes aren’t really my thing, but this one looks like a solid selection of product. My favorite is that bright Catrice lipstick, can’t wait to see how it looks on you! I think it’s my inner Lipstick Bandit haha 😛

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey MM, I can’t personally subscribe to anything because I have pretty clear preferences. I am pretty happy about this particular box though! I’ll get the look up ASAP!

  • http://lifeandlensofbeauty.blogspot.hk/ Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    the only product which caught my eye is the Catrice palette, haha! I found most skincare items in beauty subscription boxes (sometimes worse, nail products) to be mediocre picks from the market, with some brands I haven’t even heard of (the products look reallllly primitive and cheap-looking)…

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenni, I know what you mean! Etat Pur is a bit of a new thing here. I’ve heard about it and think their approach sounds right, but I’ve never tried any!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    This is pretty great selection of goodies! That eyeshadow palette of course caught my eye…I see no problem with owning 500 neutral shadows, lol! They are my version of coral lipsticks – too good to own just one! I subscribe it Ipsy and it’s been really impressing my socks off! They always send 2 full sized products and you always get a cute little cosmetics bag! I am a big lover of little trinket bags, so it’s the perfect subscription for me. They sent a full sized NYX creme blush this month that’s absolutely beautiful! I should probably post my Ipsy loot!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha same here! Neutral eyeshadows are my weakness too! You should post about Ipsy! That’s a box that I haven’t really seen that much around yet!