MINI PENNY: Review // Julep July Desert Heat Box

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Review // Julep July Desert Heat Box

I can't believe it's been so long since I've gotten a Julep Maven box! I've been skipping every month since August 2014 — I just have so much polish that I haven't seen much that sparks my eye. I was delighted by July's options and opted for the Desert Heat Box for July.

The biggest selling point for me were the colors. Brittany [similar] is a bleached apricot creme and was what I was most excited about. I am so in love with this color — it's close to a nude but with a little twist. It goes on pigmented and smooth, but I was not impressed with the brush. I think Julep's brushes are inconsistent. Regardless, I was able to get this nice and smooth as you can see in the swatches above.

The Ginger is a liquid holographic [similar]. It's a multi-color gold with a great brush and really nice coverage. The swatches above are with two coats. There's fantastic shine in this one!

As an added bonus, the box came with rhinestone stickers. I have a ton of these in non-sticker form, so I didn't really need them — but it's a nice change from glueing them on by hand. Still, you need to layer on a top coat so that they don't pop off as easily.

There have been plenty of times that I've mentioned how I'm not a fan of Julep's cosmetics. I've gotten one eyeshadow palette that I've been impressed with and that's about it. In comes the Go Big Volumizing Mascara. I love this stuff!

I don't have a lot of faith in volumizing mascaras — I mostly just use a basic black mascara to darken my lashes. But this Julep is a good balance of volumizing without being overly chunky. This has replaced my daily go-to!

Have you picked up any of the recent Julep boxes? I've already skipped the August month, but am hoping to see some great fall colors coming in for September. You can sign up for the subscription here!

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