Price: $75 + $10 shipping = $85
My annual Beautylish Lucky Bag. This was only my third year, but my year is never quite complete without having partaken in this holiday (?) tradition.
You normally receive these babies mid to late January. The whole experience is akin to rejoicing a second Christmas. Santa forgot a few knickknacks and is sending everyone a second batch of presents, just the cosmetics.
They’ve upped the shipping price from $8 to $10.
And this time, the staff at Beautylish separated the Jeffree Star bags from the Regular Bags. Jeffree Star bags will only hold items from Jeffree Star, while Regular bags may or may not have included a JS item in their stash.
Bags were sold out by the time I rechecked their site, around 4:00 pm PT!
I got my Regular bag around 11 am PT, which by then, were the only items left for purchase. The XL bags were long gone. Obviously, everyone grabbed one when the bags went live at Early Access, 9:00 am PT.
My items (from left to right):
- Avene Gentle Body Scrub ($24)
- Lina Choo Lipstick – 21 Duras ($32)
- Viseart Theory Palette – Amethyst ($45)
- Wayne Goss – 13 Face Brush ($53)
- Good Molecules – Wake Up Eye Serum ($8)
- Becca Glow on the Go Set ($20)
A total $182 value.
Especially smitten with my face brush.
I’ve been using the Lucky Bag as an excuse to collect Wayne Goss brushes, and am a happy trooper with what I’ve got. No dupes so far! Love them all; they’re a staple in my brush rotation.
I’ve debated getting this exact Theory Palette before and always backed down at the last minute. Now I have one! This is the moment my semi-no-buy pays off lol. Viseart and Laura Mercier makes such beautiful plummy shades.
(Also would’ve liked ABH Sultry, despite it being old news.)
I’ve never heard of or used Lina Choo, but the packaging was beautiful enough to win me over.
And Duras is exactly the shade I would’ve picked had I sought the brand out myself.
I was pleasantly surprised by Good Molecules… because the item itself seemed like such a throwaway “extra,” and a shameless promotion at that.
They call this “eye serum,” but I prefer to mix it up with “The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2%” + “Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum” to spread it all over my face.
The mixture keeps my skin moisturized and soft until the crummy heaters inevitably wreak havoc on my everything and I start over. February of Michigan is the cruelest month.
Admittedly, a confusing addition to my stash, only because it seems so random in a Beautylish Lucky Bag.
I haven’t seen enough variations in lucky bags to confirm the validity of my feelings, but this felt like an “I need something to round out this bag but ran out of everything. Let’s include this random product!” Haven’t seen this in anyone else’s bag so far.
At the same time, I love body scrubs, gentler the better. So am mollified.
Sadly, the only item in my bag I wasn’t excited about.
Beautiful products, but I already own Becca highlighters, one FS and one DS sample. Those two are enough to last me years and then some. Ah well. 5/6 isn’t bad in my book.
Honestly, the wait this year was … a bummer. I’d have liked to receive my box sometime around mid-January, but it landed three days before February butted in. At that point, I forgot I even ordered this thing, hence the ridiculously late post date. My excitement had already peaked and died.
In summary: Liked the box; didn’t like the wait.