I recently received a complimentary I Do VoxBox from Influenster, in exchange for my honest review. In this box, there were 7 products. I will be reviewing them in two separate parts. The first part today will talk about the make-up products. The I Do VoxBox is full of products meant to be essential on your wedding day.
COVEGIRL Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation ($11.30)
This foundation is designed to “outlast even your most important day.” I like that they sent a full size foundation and that it’s a drugstore foundation. Not every bride can afford to hire someone to do their make-up, or afford high end beauty products. I received the shade 820. For my current skin tone, the color I was sent is a little light. But that’s because it’s summer and I’ve been outside a lot so I’ve gotten pretty tan. I think that for my non-tanned skin tone, it will work very well.
I love the packaging for this foundation. I love that it is glass and I love that it has a push top. The push top also has a lock setting, so between that and the lid, you are really sure that the foundation won’t dry out or become full of germs.
I tried to take a picture of my face with half of it covered with foundation and the other half bare, but my camera and lighting was not cooperating, so this is the best I could do. Hopefully, you can see a different.
I like that this foundation has no scent and is easy to work with. At first, it looks like it’s going to be a little drying, but then once it settles it looks very natural. I also found that it didn’t stick to any of my dry/psoriasis patches. It also was a semi-matte foundation. It didn’t make me look oily, but it didn’t completely flatten my skin. I would agree with the description that it has a luminosity to it.
I would classify this foundation as a medium coverage foundation. I don’t typically wear foundation, so I honestly don’t have a lot of experience, but I would say that this covered redness, but I still needed concealer to cover up some darker spots. The wear time on this was also very good. I wore it on a day when I was out and about and I didn’t feel like I needed massive touch-ups. I could see that with a good setting spray or powder, this foundation could definitely work for a wedding day.
COVERGIRL Outlast Lipstick ($9.80)
I received the Outlast Lipstick in 920 Red Revenge. Again, as a product from their Outlast line, this lipstick is meant to last all day. The color I received is a little more orange than I would have picked for myself, but I was surprised by how much I liked it!
This lipstick is creamy and easy to apply. It has a matte finish, but is not drying at all. It is also very pigmented. I loved that even though it was a red, I was able to put it on without a library and not worry about it. It boasts long wear and moisture and I would say and it delivers. The only negative is that this does not pass the kiss test, so I can’t see it being a wedding day product. When I kissed the back of my hand, my lip marks showed up 100%. This would be a big problem on my wedding day, as I plan on kissing my husband to be. The last thing that I (or he) want to worry about is my lip color on his face. I also would say that I feel like it’s a little overpriced. I like the packaging, but don’t think it’s amazing. I don’t know if it would catch my eye in the store more over other products. Now that I’ve tried it though, I will definitely be looking at other colors from this line.
Indeed Labs nanoblur ($19.99)
The Indeed nanoblur is meant to give skin an air-brushed look with a matte finish. In theory, this would be great for a wedding. No bride wants her skin to look shiny or imperfect in her wedding pictures. I had to read the instructions to figure out exactly how this product is meant to be applied, as I wasn’t sure whether it was a moisturizer, primer, or something totally different.
I’m not a fan of the box that it comes in, as I feel like it looks more like medicine than make-up. I do like the tube that it’s in though.
The consistency of the product is weird. It comes out like a Vaseline, but doesn't spread at all. When I tried to spread it on my face it didn't move and I felt like I really had to tug to get it on. Maybe I'm applying it wrong? Either way, I think this product needs better directions.
The directions state that if you are not wearing make-up, you can apply this product to your face after your moisturizer. If you are wearing make-up, you should pat this over your make-up when you are done. I did not follow these directions completely and that as a big mistake. I put the product on and then decided to put on my concealer. BAD BAD idea. When I tried to put concealer on top of this product it would not move. The concealer clung to the product and clung to my dry spots like none other. It was absolutely horrible. Also, asyou can tell by my need for concealer application, I didn’t feel like this gave me an air-brushed look. It doesn’t take any redness away, and I would say it makes pores maybe look slightly smaller?
Either way, for $20 I would not purchase this product. I think that these products are good in theory, but not in execution. I will try it again and follow directions to really see if it works, but I can’t see this doing much. I also will have to try it on top of foundation to see how it spreads.
Neutrogena Hand Cream ($3.99)
Considering that everyone will be looking at your hands on your wedding day, you definitely want them looking pretty. Also, since I’m from Chicago, I am always looking for a good hand cream for the winter.
The cream is fragranace free and also states that it’s dermatologist recommended. I do actually see a lot of Neutrogena samples at my dermatologist, so I do know that this brand is good for people with sensitive skin. The consistency is a little like Vaseline, so I was a little worried when it came out. A lot of the time, Vaseline type creams don’t spread well and make your hands very greasy. This cream spreads very easily. It did make my hands a little greasy, but it went away quickly. My hands were left feeling very soft but a little bit slippery. I think that I used too much product so all over the packaging and the description, it states that a little goes a long way with this product. I do really like that this can be a multi-use product. It states that you can use this on your knees, elbows, face, and lips. This is great for your wedding day, and even your honeymoon, when you can’t pack a million products.
This box has had some hits and misses for me. I really like both of the COVERGIRL products and am thankful for the chance to try them out. I think that the foundation would be a great addition to any wedding make-up bag. While I love the color and formulation of the lipstick, I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re going for a very neutral color. Or if you have a husband-to-be who doesn’t mind getting a little lipstick on him.
The Indeed nanoblur was a big miss for me. This product did not sit well on my face and did not seem to do anything. On top of that, for $19.99 it seemed like it should do more. I would not recommend this particular product from them.
Finally, the Neutrogena hand cream is a great addition to my life. I always love products that can be used for more than one thing and I think it would be a great one to have in your wedding bag. I will also be sharing this one with my fiancé as he gets really dry hands. A bonus for both of us!
In the next part, I will discuss the 2 food products and the URGENTRx Ache & Pain Relief.