Hola! I hope you’re having a great day. It was recently my wedding anniversary. We weren’t meant to be doing presents but my naughty husband ended up buying me a few! Luckily for me, one of those presents was the Cohorted My Little Treat Box July box!
I’ve never had a Cohorted box before, as they are quite expensive. They do a monthly luxury beauty box for £35 a month. The Cohorted My Little Treat Box is one of their one-off, limited edition boxes. They vary in price depending on the contents, but this particular box cost £50.
Cohorted My Little Treat Box – July 2016 Contents
This palette is marked ‘preview sample’, so I guess it’s not for sale yet. That’s actually pretty cool, that we get to see it before it’s released into the shops! I don’t know if this is something that happens regularly with Cohorted boxes, but it’s quite fun.
I’ve got a few HD beauty products, including their Vamp eyeshadow palette, which is lovely. This is a sculpt and glow palette which contains a cream contour/potentially bronzer and a cream highlighter. The palette is 002 medium/dark, and the contour looks super dark in the pan, so I thought I wouldn’t be able to use it. I’ve actually had a play around, and as long as I only use a small amount and blend well, it’s actually usable on my very fair skin.
The cream highlighter reminds me a bit of Nars Orgasm. It’s a pinky shade with a fine gold shimmer running through it. Like the contour, it looks quite pigmented in the pan, but is actually quite sheer once applied. I’ve been tapping a small amount on my cheekbones after foundation and powder, for a subtle sheen. I usually prefer powder products, but it actually gives a lovely, dewy look to the skin. A very healthy looking glow!
Eek – I’ve got a Nars lip pencil! Exciting. I always eye them up but can’t really justify the price, so I’m excited to finally get to try one 🙂 They call this a ‘velvet gloss lip pencil’ but there’s nothing glossy about it. It’s definitely a velvet-matte finish.
The shade Walkyrie is a gorgeous pinky-brown nude. Very much a shade of the moment, so I imagine it’ll be a hit with most people who get the box! It feels nice, if a tiny bit drying on the lips. Nothing a bit of lip balm can’t solve! It lasts a fairly reasonable time on the lips, for a lip crayon. It’s the sort of formula that will need topping up after eating and drinking, but it’s so easy to apply that I don’t mind re-applying every so often. I really like this!
I’ve got several Lord & Berry lip pencils/crayons and they’re REALLY nice, so I was interested to see this in the box. It’s a very dark midnight blue eyeliner pencil. I wouldn’t tend to use blue around my eyes but this is such a dark, blackened blue that it makes it really wearable.
The texture is lovely and creamy, but sets in place. It can be blended out nicely, for a smokey look. I actually used it under my eyes in a smokey eye I did with the Naked 2 palette (see the pic above, with the Nars lip) and it was lovely! It has great pigmentation, another hit!
Woohoo, my first ever Urban Decay Naked palette! I know, I bet you can’t believe it – a makeup addict without a Naked palette! I have the UD Through the Looking Glass (Alice) palette and it’s amazing. The Naked 2 palette is obviously a lot more neutral colour-wise. Saying that, it’s got a lovely range of colours which can actually go from natural everyday to a bright metallic eye and a decent smokey eye!
There is a nice selection of matte, shimmer and all out metallic shades. The pigmentation is great – especially with the black shade (Blackout), which is INSANELY pigmented! Be careful, a little goes a very long way! My favourite shades so far are YDK and Pistol. The brush is ok, but I don’t think I’d ever choose it over my own makeup brushes. Handy for travelling or on the go though. So, I guess I’m finally inducted into the Naked palette club, and I like it! 😀 The makeup in the photo above with the Nars lip is all using this palette.
Random fact: I found out recently what monoi oil actually is! It’s made by soaking tiare flowers in coconut oil. It smells beautiful, very delicate but quite a tropical scent. It transports me to a gorgeous, tropical island when I smell it… I wish!
This Nars monoi body oil can be used as a body moisturiser, a massage oil or even in the bath. I’ve already tried it as a body oil on my arms and it leaves a lovely scent. It dries quite well and doesn’t leave my skin annoying and oily afterwards, but does leave it nice and soft. I love the little flower inside the bottle, it’s a nice touch.
Finally, was a little 4ml bottle of Estee Lauder Intuition perfume. I’m in two minds about this one – I kind of like the smell but I feel like it doesn’t really suit me. Does that sound weird? I just feel like it’s maybe a bit of an older scent (no offence to anyone who wears it!) I tend to go for quite light, fresh scents and this is a bit heavier. I might give it to a friend.
Cohorted My Little Treat Box July 2016: Overall Impression
I would probably not buy this box for myself, due to the price. It’s more than worth the value, but I don’t often have that amount of money spare to spend on makeup. If I got some birthday money though, I’d definitely consider getting another Cohorted My Little Treat Box.
As I mentioned, this box cost £50 but the value of the contents actually came to £155! So definitely worthwhile, and I will use and enjoy nearly every single product.
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