So I've had my November 2012 Starlooks Starbox for a couple of weeks now. I had received a couple of boxes previously to try and review and you can see those posts here: September Starbox & October Starbox. However I am now a paying subscriber to the monthly boxes because I was wowed by the ones I reviewed! If you decide to sign up, let them know I sent you! You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
This month was very neutral shades after the previous month being bold colors for eyes and lips. I received a quad eye shadow palette in shimmery and matte browns/creams/gold tones. The card that came in the box explained how to put on the four different colors to give your eyes and face a primed face. Here's what the card said: "For your paticular set, always apply the top left color in your palette as your highlight under the brow and/or on the lid. Apply the top right palette color all over the lid and eye as a base. The bottome left goes into the crease, and the bottom right can create the perfect eye corner." I really like this quad and I sometimes follow the instructions, sometimes use them how I want alone and other times mix them with other shadows. I use browns like crazy, bright colors are fun, but for regular work days or when I just want a natural look I always fall back on browns. I am light complex with freckles and dark auburn almost brown hair. So browns, greens, pretty much any earthy toned colors look fab on me! Here's an eye look I made following their instructions for the showdown followed with brown and gold eyeliners and dark brown mascara.
Nude lipstick...really what do I do with a nude lipstick? I've seen some others who got a colored lipstick and they had ordered the light box as well so I'm not really sure what is up with that? I tried the nude by itself but it is just not me. I can't do nude...I need pink lips! Regardless of the color this was a lipstick mixed with lip gloss so it does go on smoothly and is not sticky. It seemed to have a little shimmer to it as well. The only use I can see for it is to use it as a base or mix it with other colors. Right now I am really into mixing colors because I had gotten some Covergirl Blast Flipsticks to try out from BzzAgent and their whole concept is to mix and create your own personal colors. So I will keep playing with it and see how I can use it with other colors and have a bit of fun!
Check out my video below of unboxing the items and my first thoughts. Then scroll a little further down to see a final picture of me wearing the four colors from the palette. I think it works really well with my skin tone for a natural day/work simple look that isn't to flashy. Oh and lastly, I love my quartz crystals that come in every box! I'm a minerals girl so I think this is just a cute and fab little extra that they throw in!
Disclosure: There is nothing to disclose, I paid for this box and all opinions are mine and honest.