Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers five beauty or skincare samples to your doorstep for only $12 a month (and the shipping is free)! Ordering recurring boxes gives you an even greater discount.
April's theme is "Shades of Beauty."
Full sized: $18.95 for a palette (see website)
BB5: deluxe sample
When I opened my April BB5, these were my immediate favorite. However, after trying them out, I wasn't in love with them. These shadows were a little powdery and didn't quite go together perfectly (you can make them work though). The lasting power was slightly below average. They're just okay.
Full sized: $3.95
BB5: full-sized ($3.95 value)
Oh Bonne Bell... you were my favorite company ever when I first forayed into makeup in my teens! I was surprised to see a Bonne Bell lip pencil in my BB5! This tugged a little, but less than I had expected for a lip pencil at this price point. Also, "Warm Brick" is totally a (nearly) universally flattering shade!
Full sized: $4.99 for 0.12 oz
BB5: full-sized ($4.99 value)
This has a slightly fruity scent. I received Daring, a bright, true red shade, which is so classic and gorgeous and intense. It's a good formula, not drying. And the packaging is nice looking.
Full sized: $9.99 for 4 oz
BB5: 3 day sample
I've used Jergens in the past--it's good stuff and very affordable. The scent is not bad (has a little bit of that self-tanner scent to it but it's partially masked), and the color looks like an actual tan, not orange.
Full sized: $2.49 for 30 wipes
BB5: 30 wipes
This was by far the most practical item in the April BB5 (theoretically)! The fresh scent isn't overpowering, and it fits conveniently in my glove box for when I need it. The wipes are a little delicate and sometimes rip when I'm trying to pull them out of the mini tub though.