The January TOPbox was a really fun surprise for me! I took off the mailing paper and realized it wasn’t my usual eco-friendly box — and then I saw the Clinique logo. I have a soft spot for Clinque ever since my Dad bought me Happy for my first perfume. I’ve never used anything from them other than Happy but I’ve admired a lot of their products from afar.
TOPbox is rolling out a new feature where you can choose between a regular box or a Prive box, the Prive box being full of one brand’s products rather than from a variety of companies (I requested the Benefit box for February!). So, this was a sneak peak of what the Prive boxes can be like.
Ta-da! Once again all of my stuff was FREEZING cold by the time I got it out of the mailbox but everything seemed to be okay despite the -42 temperatures (not kidding).
First up — eye makeup remover. I have yet to use it, but I have yet to find an eye makeup remover I really like (the closest I’ve come to a good one is the cream from Avon). And then we have, of course, wrinkle cream, my nemesis… except I think I need to actually start using this stuff instead of shoving it into a drawer and deluding myself into thinking that I can’t possibly have lines yet. Haven’t used this yet either but I appreciate the concept.
The clarifying lotion seems to have mixed reviews but I liked it. I’m confused by it being a ‘lotion’ though, because it really seems more like a toner to me. I could feel the alcohol stinging my face, which is iffy for someone with sensitive skin like me, but I didn’t see any adverse effects from it and my skin actually felt a bit smoother and nicer after I applied it.
As for the eyeshadow palette, I can always be won over with makeup. I was a bit concerned with applying pink eyeshadow — I didn’t want to look like I had pinkeye! — but it’s a really soft, light colour on me, and the powder blends very nicely. I would definitely pick up Clinique shadow in the future.
I’m really curious to see what the February box will be! I think this Prive concept might keep me in the TOPbox game a bit longer.