If you prefer to know exactly what’s going to be in your beauty box, rather than relying on a surprise element, the Powder Beauty Drawers are definitely worth looking into. These luxury, specially curated, one-off beauty boxes offer fantastic value for money and because you can see everything that you’re going to receive in advance, you know you’re not going to end up with a bunch of random beauty products that you might not like!
Powder release various boxes like this throughout the year and I’ve been kindly sent their Special Edition Beauty Box to give you an idea of the kinds of brands that they work with. The boxes are beautifully presented with a pale pink re-usable pull-out style drawer and white lettering to finish it off. Everything is wrapped in tissue paper carefully inside, so these would make a lovely gift as well as being a real treat for yourself.
Inside Powder‘s Special Edition Beauty Box, I found all of the following products:-
Brush Works HD The Miracle Silicone Sponge (full size, RRP £7.99)
Silicone sponges have been popular amongst beauty gurus and the YouTube community for a while now, and they’re one of the newest ways to flawlessly blend your make-up base. Being made from high-grade silicone, they’re ultra hygienic and very easy to clean, plus they use less than half the amount of foundation vs how much you would use with a traditional makeup sponge because they don’t soak up all of your product – clever stuff!
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment (15g travel size, RRP £16)
Glamglow is one of my favourite face mask brands and I absolutely love this Supermud Clearing Treatment! This is perfect for anyone who has oily, blemish-prone and congested skin as it really helps to draw out all of those impurities, blackheads and also unclogs pores for smoother, clearer skin in less than 10 minutes. It’s an expensive brand though, so it’s great to have a travel size handy for holidays or to simply try out if you haven’t used it before.
Chloe Eau de Parfum (2ml spray sample)
This classic scent from Chloe is such a gorgeous and very feminine perfume, and a great choice to include in a box like this because I imagine most people will fall in love with it!
3INA The Glitter Top Coat (full size, RRP £6.95)
Cruelty-free and paraben-free, this chunky gold glitter top coat nail polish from 3INA will add a touch of sparkle to any base colour, or you can wear it on its own and layer it up for a more intense look. Perfect for festivals and holidays to add some Summer glam.
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Metal in Crimson Chrome (travel size 5ml)
For lips, there’s an amazing liquid lipstick from Smashbox’s famous Be Legendary range and it comes in the shade Crimson Chrome which is a killer metallic red. Super pigmented, it applies smoothly and gives a really vibrant and shiny finish which makes the lips look fuller and poutier. The metallic formula also gives it that ‘x-factor’ for a ‘wow, look at me!’ statement lip.
Skin Chemists 24-Hour Aqua Repair Facial Serum (full size, RRP £64)
Next up is a special skincare treat that’s suitable for all skin types. Skin Chemists’ 24-Hour Aqua Repair Facial Serum promises to deliver deep-down hydration and minimise redness in the process, making it sound like the perfect Winter skincare friend. I’ve tried it twice so far and it plumps up and moisturises my dehydrated skin so well. This is also the full-size product which is worth an incredible £64!
Cougar Co-Enzyme Q10 Facial Oil (full size, RRP £22.99)
Another full-size luxury skincare product, this time from Cougar, and it’s their bestselling Co-Enzyme Facial Oil. Part of their Age Defying range, this facial oil has been formulated to target the first signs of ageing, as well as improving already visible fine lines and wrinkles. Enriched with Co-enzyme Q10 and Hyaluronic Acid, this is best used as part of your everyday evening skincare routine to see the quickest results.
Modellauncher Safari Sun Bronzer (full size, RRP £16.50)
Lastly, there’s a super cute animal print bronzer from Modellauncher. I haven’t heard of this brand before, but how adorable is this product?! It’s been designed to be an easy to use bronzer as all you need to do is swirl all the colours together in the pan with a large brush and then buff it into your skin for a golden glow. It’s quite shimmery though, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for a holiday-friendly bronzer or something special for a beach party.