One of the latest companies to dive right in to the recent frenzy for beauty boxes is Carmine. Like other popular beauty box companies at the moment, Carmine aim to deliver five 'generous samples' of luxury products each month for a fixed price (£10) plus postage (£2.75).
I received their first ever beauty box* in October and was immediately enamored by the packaging! Lime green, red and hot pink?! Ballsy. Bright. Bold. To me, this is a welcome change to the soft baby pink and cute patterns I'm used to seeing from beauty box companies. The box itself is darn sturdy - no need to worry about your products getting damaged in the post, always a plus.
Shaking off all of the scarlet paper strands (all over my bedroom floor, naturally) five beauty products were revealed beneath. I was happy to spot a mix of brands I knew - The Balm, Daniel Sandler, Caudalie - and brands I'd never heard of before - Trind and Balance Me. Beauty boxes are all about discovering new favourites and rediscovering old favourites, so I liked that Carmine had not simply gone for popular brands in a bid to hype up their first box.
Also included in the box was an information leaflet about the products, although the price for a full size and stockists were not included. However, this information is available on Carmine's website along with a link to online retailers. That seems a little odd to me - customers should not have to head to the site to find out such vital information, it should be included in the leaflet!
Products in the box are not currently personalized to each customer, but apparently they will be in the future (I'm guessing by using their 'Beauty Profile' quiz). My result was 'Edgy with a Touch of Glam' - I think that describes me perfectly!
Carmine beauty boxes can be bought through the site (total £12.75) in a variety of different subscription options. Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.
* Product received for review purposes. Opinions 100% honest and my own, as always!