Unboxing Topbox, October 2018

Price: $12.00 CAD (plus tax, free shipping) 4 items.

Topbox is a Canadian monthly beauty subscription service. Each month you have the option of getting a surprise box or to swap it for a prive box where all the products are from one brand or fall within a theme and you know what they are. This month I opted for the Laneige Prive Box and got it!

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This box only has one item but I really, really wanted to try this so I couldn’t resist opting for it. I saw Tati on Youtube rave about this and I trust a lot of her recommendations. I’m not the biggest fan of cushion foundation, it’s very expensive for so little product and you have to be very careful you don’t leave this unopened or else it will dry. However, I like that the formula is thinner and lighter which works for everyday minimal makeup looks.

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The Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF 50 it’s infused with Melacrusher™ to brighten skin and double-coated pigments to brighten and hydrate (Sephora.ca). This is exclusively sold on Sephora, you can’t find it on the Laneige website for Canada.

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I like the packaging. It’s a sturdy plastic case in white that looks very elegant and I enjoy the silver detail. The box came with two cushion compacts so you have a backup when the foundation runs out.

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I love that it’s broadspectrum SPF 50, one of the higher SPF’s of all the foundations I own.

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I opted for the colour No.11 Porcelain (fair porcelain skin with neutral tones). I thought it looked a lot darker in the online swatch but it’s pretty light. It will work for me since the undertone is right and I can match it to my skin tone better using some bronzer. I would definitely recommend swatching these in store to determine your shade. There are only 6 shades in this range and if mine is any indication of them, they all will be lighter than they look online.

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I have used this a few times now, even for my friend’s wedding and I think the coverage is good. It is light so you will need to build it up which is very easy to do because the formula is really thin. On me, I can get this to medium coverage which is how I prefer my makeup.

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For the wedding, I used the Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance after primer, but then went in with my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation to build up the coverage (I really love this foundation, see my review of it here). This combo stayed in place all day and really kept my skin looking hydrated and natural.

I’m super happy I received this in my Topbox this month! I say this time and time again but I love that with Topbox I can opt to switch my surprise box for a prive option. Getting this full-size foundation for a quarter of the cost is well worth it to me, especially when I want to test it out.

Total Value: $49.00 CAD!

Did you get Topbox this month? Have you opted for any of the Prive boxes? What are your thoughts on the Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance Foundation?

Lots of Love,
Dal

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8 thoughts on “Unboxing Topbox, October 2018

    • I have been enjoying Topbox lately. I’ll admit it’s not always but the best but recently their boxes have been good in my opinion. If you search Topbox on my page you’ll pull up all the unboxing reviews I’ve done over the years. You can see if maybe it’s right for you.

      I used to have Ipsy as well, but with the conversion of US to Canadian dollar, I decided to stop getting it and stick with only Boxycharm. It’s starts to really add up having too many subscription boxes!!

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  1. I received this as well from Topbox. I picked the porcelain and I find it too light. The product feels very nice but sadly isn’t much good because of the color. If I were to buy it I would definitely pick a darker color.

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