Birchbox Review for April 2019

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In this post, I am going to share with you my Birchbox Review for April 2019. Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription that features an assortment of beauty products.

Birchbox has a tiered subscription where the monthly boxes are reduced by a dollar or two depending on how long you prepay a subscription for. The standard month-to-month box is $15.

Check out my March 2019 review after you read through this post if you’d like to get a better idea on some of the products that they include.

About The Birchbox Subscription


$15 per month


An assortment of personalized items ranging from makeup, skincare, and hair care


Birchbox doesn’t claim to have any value per box




Birchbox Unboxing

As you can see from the video above, I love to share with you my Birchbox unboxing and swatches. If you are into that sorta thing, and you want to see more of the same from other subscriptions, I recommend that you follow @tryallthestuff on Instagram.

I also share quick sneak peeks of the boxes as they come in, so be sure to check it out.

Birchbox Review for April 2019

Every month, Birchbox sends the items in a cute, small box that coordinates with that month’s theme. It’s hard to tell from the image above, but this one has a holographic (iridescent?) pattern on it.

Let’s continue on with the Birchbox Review for April 2019. Here’s what was inside.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Full Size Price: $46
Full Size Amount: 300 ml / 8.5 oz

From the brand:

  • Invisible dry hair spray adds volume and texture
  • Can be used as an alternative to dry shampoo
  • Formulated without parabens, gluten, or sodium chloride
  • Color and keratin treatment safe
  • UV protection for hair
  • Cruelty-free
  • Contains their own signature fragrance in their products
  • Some of their products do contain cosmetic grade alcohol, synthetic ingredients, and silicone

My thoughts

This is not a dry shampoo. I thought it was when I grabbed it in a rush and quickly realized that it wasn’t. It felt to me like hairspray and it did give my hair a ton of volume. After I sprayed it throughout my hair, I curled some loose waves and was happy with the way my hair turned out that day.

Where to buy (affiliate link)

Jouer Creme Highlighter

Full Size Price: $22
Full Size ​​Amount: 0.07 oz / 2 g

From the brand:

  • Designed to complement all skin tones
  • Lightweight cream highlighter
  • Contains beeswax, so it is not vegan
  • Contains parabens
  • Working toward reformulations to avoid parabens in the future
  • Cruelty-free and does not test on animals

My thoughts:

For some reason, me and cream highlighters don’t work well together. I didn’t like how this one turned out at all. I think it has more to do with the texture of my skin rather than the quality of this highlight because that was all that I noticed when I wore this.

Where to buy (affiliate link)

Smashbox Cosmetics Super Fan Mascara

Full Size Price: $19
Full Size ​​Amount: 0.33 oz / 10 ml

From the brand:

  • Mascara that is supposed to give you length, lift, and volume
  • Formulated without parabens, phthalates, oil, fragrance, and silicone
  • Cruelty-free

My thoughts:

This mascara really let me down. It did not hold my curl, lengthen, or thicken. My lashes were clumpy. I used it on my lower lash line and it worked fine. It did work a little better when I applied the LASHfood primer, but it still wasn’t as good as the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara or some of my other favorites. After about 3 attempts, I don’t wear this anymore.

Where to buy (affiliate link)

Georgette Klinger Vitamin C Cleansing Gel

Full Size Price: $26
Full Size ​​Amount: 6.7 oz

From the brand:

  • Vitamin C facial cleanser that is supposed to fight UV damage, build up of dead skin and excess oil, acne, rough texture, dark spots, discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Contains olive oil and fragrance
  • Sulfate-free
  • Cruelty-free and does not test on animals
  • Formulated without parabens and dyes
  • Made in the United States

My thought:

This cleansing gel was really nice and smelled good. I really enjoyed using it.

Where to buy (affiliate link)

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Bright & Plump Moisturizer

Full Size Price: $68
Full Size Amount: 50 ml / 1.7 oz

From the brand:

  • Face moisturizer meant to brighten and plump the face
  • Contains THD Ascorbate which is an ultra-stable ingredient 50x more powerful than traditional Vitamin C
  • Contains alcohol, soybean and beeswax
  • Fragrance-free and non-irritating

Where to buy (affiliate link)

TPSY Lip Crush Lip Oil

Full Size Price: $14
Full Size Amount: 0.1 oz

From the brand:

  • Deeply moisturizing lip oil with a tint of color
  • Cruelty-free and vegan

My thoughts:

This was the very first lip oil that I’ve tried and I really like it. It gives my lips an ever so slightly pink tint that I love.

Where to buy

Is The Birchbox Subscription Worth The Money?

I like some of the brands I was introduced to in this month’s Birchbox. However, I think the Ipsy Glam Bag and Allure Beauty Box are better options if you only want to sign up for one or two subscriptions.

I signed up for this when they came out saying that they are completely revamping their subscription (referral link). I do like getting to try new products, because obviously. So I am going to stick with it and continue to share my reviews here on this site. If you’d like to see another one of my Birchbox reviews, check out this one from March 2019.

I would love to know what you thought of this Birchbox Review for April 2019, so be sure to let me know in the comment section below.

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