February brought us Julep’s “Dramatic” collection and their new eye sheen. The shades were, well dramatic. We also received a free Love polish from Jane because we are her valentines…or something like that. I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately so I’ve got no pictures for you. I chose the Bombshell box but i wish I had chosen It Girl (the all polish box) as I want to try the stardust finish. Stardust is supposedly similar to the sea salt finish but it has glitter in it:
For February I received:
- Kristen, which Julep describes as a deep sea teal with silver microshimmer ($14.00)
- Judi, which Julep describes as an English violet crème ($14.00)
- Love, which Julep describes as a gold, pearl & fuchsia microglitter (Est. value $14.00)
- Eye Sheen (our choice): Dusty taupe shimmer ($18.00)
Total Value: $60.00
I’m actually really looking forward to using Love and am trying to think of something fun to do with it – I think it was nice of Julep to include the free polish. It almost makes up for the subscription switcheroo they pulled.
“Inspired by YOUR feedback, we’re working on a few improvements to our Maven program to allow you greater freedom and more options in your product selections. For instance, you may have noticed that we’ve already added a “Core Classics” option that enables you to restock your past favorites. This has been a really popular alternative choice and based on your great initial response, there are more enhancements like this in the works.
Everyone will still have the flexibility to try a new style, pick a “Core Classics” box, send to a friend, or cancel at any time. However, in order to make sure that we’re never out of stock on the fabulous new product offerings coming to Maven, we’re simplifying the skip feature for our new Mavens. Starting with the February Maven Box, new Mavens will have flexibility to earn a skip every six months. And, of course, if you’re currently a Maven who joined before December 18, 2013, you are “grandmothered” in to the original terms with no changes to your skip options.”
The eye sheen is a really nice color and has staying power but it is the weirdest consistency I have ever encountered in a makeup product. It’s like homemade pudding – it jiggles. Because of the consistency, if you leave the jar on it’s side (or it arrives upside down like mine did) the product does migrate around the jar which can create some problems when you open it. It takes a bit to dry and feels sticky if you open your eyes too soon – it’s also rather hard to blend and I’m calling bull shit on their Power Cell Complex addative (accoding to Julep: an age-defying blend of rosehip seed oil, Malvaceae Lipid Extract, and green coffee bean oil that promotes collagen production”. Why can’t you just call it a long-lasting gel eye shadow?
Overall – nice box and the shadow is such a nice color I MIGHT buy another one (although at $14.40 for Maven’s I will have to think about it).
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How I got these products: I paid for them myself. Julep did not ask me to write this review, nor was I compensated in any way.