Every season HauteLook releases a Beauty Bag full of deluxe makeup and beauty samples. This isn’t a typical subscription – each quarter is a one time only purchase and it’s only available for a few days. (I’ll post again when the next beauty bag is available!)
The Box: HauteLook & Nordstrom Summer Beauty Bag
The Cost: $29 plus shipping
The Products: Create an effortless summer beauty routine with these seasonal essentials, all handpicked with convenience and flawless style in mind. Stocked with 12 leading cosmetic, grooming and skincare products, this chic secret weapon houses the tools and pops of color needed to welcome summer in full-force. Brimming with brand favorites, this must-have beauty bag is your go-to for summer style in a snap. Brands include: Laura Mercier, Ahava, Blow Pro, Supergoop, and Estee Lauder plus many more!
Check out all of my HauteLook Beauty Bag reviews.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara – Sample Size Value $5
Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in Forever Pink – Value $3
This mascara is amazing – I just wish the sample was larger! I’ve sampled the Jane Iredale stain before – a little goes a long way so I’m still using my past samples. This light colored balm is definitely deceptive – it gets pretty pink once applied!
Emi Jay Hair Tie – Value $2
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – .5 oz Value $14.35
I can never have enough hair ties – this one will go to use soon I’m sure!
Blow Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist – 2 oz Value 4.50
Ahava Firming Body Cream – 1.3 oz Value $7.35
Xen Tan Face Tanner Luxe – .5 oz Value $4
I was really looking forward to trying this Ahava Firming Body Cream – the reviews I’ve read have been great. The only issue for me is that I’ve been assuming Ahava uses all natural ingredients, but this cream includes artificial dye Red 40. (I’m allergic to Red 40 in foods, so I’m thinking it’s probably not a good idea to cover my body in it!) I’ll be passing this item along to a non-allergic friend!
Kate Sommerville 360 Tanning Towelette – Value $6
Aveda Hand Relief – 1.4 oz Value $7
I love that the Kate Sommerville towelette is paraben, sulfate and phthalate free! I’m excited to try this towelette – it gets mixed reviews from what I can tell. Some people find the color to be orange, others say it’s very natural – we’ll see how it works out for me!
Supergoop! CC Cream - 3 ml Value $1
Napoleon Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer – 5 ml Value $4.50
Sole Goddess Blister Protection Foot Balm – Sample Size Value $9
It’s official – after sampling dozens of BB, CC and one DD cream – this Supergoop! CC Cream is my ultimate favorite. It’s free of oxybenzone, parabens, and fragrances, plus it has more coverage than other creams I’ve tried. I think it’s time to finally buy the full size version. Time to cash in my Birchbox points!
Verdict: I paid $29 for the HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag and recieved about $70 worth of product – plus a makeup bag! (So far I’ve been surprisingly impressed with the quality of the makeup bags from HauteLook!) Comparing this Beauty Bag to the Spring Beauty Bag, this bag doesn’t have any full sized products, but it does have more samples so I guess it evens out! What did you think of the HauteLook Summer Beauty Bag?