I love a good surprise, especially when it comes to full sized high end beauty products. Beautylish does this thing at the new year, called a “Lucky Bag”. Borrowed from the Japanese New Year tradition called Fukubukuro (literally meaning Lucky Bag or Mystery Bag), where retailers make surprise grab bags at a discounted price.
I had never heard of this tradition until last year, the first time I got the Beautylish Lucky Bag (see my post here). For $75 plus shipping, Beautylish will send you at least $150 in full sized products, and possibly some surprise bonuses.
This year, I received around $200 in products. Overall, I am happy with the products received. See below for my list and a breakdown of each item.
I filmed a first impressions of some of the items on my brand new YouTube channel! I still have a lot to learn, video wise, so bare with me while I work out the kinks. Please give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel!
Kevin Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lightning- Candlelight
Retails $52 on Beautylish
Described as a multi tasking illuminator, this has a watery texture and a champagne-goldish shimmer. In my video, I wore it as a primer/base to make my foundation appear more glowy. As an oily skin sufferer, glowy skin is not always a good thing for me. I probably won’t be reaching for this very often.
Becca- Blushed with Light Palette
Retails $34 on Beautylish
This limited edition blush trio is a pretty big win! Features three very different shades, making it perfect for traveling to match any look you want. They were very well pigmented and blended very easily. Win!
Bioderma- Sensibio H2O 100ml
Retails $6.90 on Beautylish
I LIVE for the sebium version of Biodermas H2O Micellar line. I suspect the sensitive version of this is just as awesome. These little travel sized bottles are great for on the go or just trying them out. Will probably give away to a friend, so win for them!
Oribe- Dry Texturizing Spray
Retails $22 on Beautylish
This spray smells wonderful. I’ve been trying to do more styling to my hair, it’s never been a strong point of mine. This will be helpful with that. Probably a win!
Smith & Cult The Tainted Lip Stained- Kissing Tiny Flowers
Retails $24 on Beautylish
The component packaging on this is beautiful. The formula is nice and creamy. The color is a perfect everyday dusty rose nude. I really fell in love with this lippie. It wore great and left my lips nicely stained and moisturized. I only see 4 colors on the site right now, I REALLY hope they bring out more in the future! Mega win!
Exclusive Lucky Bag Chikuhodo Powder brush
Other Powder Brushes retail from $60-424 on Beautylish
This unsuspecting powder brush really surprised me. It has a pretty red glitter handle, slightly shorter than most of my other powder brushes. The hairs are super soft, there was no shedding. It’s a nice medium size, so it’s a great for face mulitasking. Win!
$20 Beautylish Gift Card
Self explanatory. Will get used.
Total Product worth: $218.90
(assuming the brush was on the lower price end)
What do you guys thing about the Lucky Bag? Will you be purchasing the next one? What products are you interested in trying out?