Cohorted beauty box review - May 2015

Just when you thought the beauty box market couldn’t get any bigger, Cohorted came along and created one that’s got everyone talking. Despite only launching a few months ago, this is one seriously popular box – there are a limited number each month and previous box contents have looked really impressive, so I thought it was time to see what all of the fuss was about. 

When the May box* landed on my doorstep last week, I ripped it open rather excitedly (think 3 year old at Christmas) and actually let out an audible ‘oooooooh’ when I saw what was inside. Not only was it all makeup/nails focused, but all the products were full-sized and from high end brands I’d never normally expect to see in a beauty box. 

cohorted may 2015 beauty box contents
The Cargo Vintage Escapes palette normally retails for around £35, so given the fact that the Cohorted box costs £19.99 plus postage, it's a bit of a winner all round. I have a couple of Cargo palettes at home and they’re always great in terms of shade range and pigmentation and Vintage Escapes is no different. If you’re not a fan of the more nude shadows (um, who are you people?!) then it might be a little dull for you, but for a brown shadow lover like myself, it’s pretty much heaven in a palette. 

Next up is a Dolce & Gabanna Lace nail lacquer in Perfection, which is a taupey nude polish that I think will suit pretty much everyone. This is my first taste of D&G beauty, so I’m intrigued to see how it performs against other brands in my collection. £19 

I was a *tiny* but disappointed to see another eye shadow in my box in the form of Too Faced’s single Poison Orchid eye shadow. Not because Too Faced make bad eye shadows (they’re pretty fab to be honest) but due to the Cargo palette mentioned above. That said, the shade I received will probably appeal to a different audience than the Vintage Escapes palette as it’s a bolder purple shade shot through with a duochrome glitter. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but not something I will get much use out of, so I will probably pass this on to a friend. £15

Last, but definitely not least, is a full-sized Michael Kors lipstick in the shade Dame. This looks like a really deep plum/berry shade in the tube, but it’s almost semi-sheer when applied to the lips so is a lot less scary than it initially appears. It’s also very moisturising and easy to wear, so definitely something you could wear all day. I’ve been wanting to try the Michael Kors beauty range for a while now, so this was a fantastic surprise to find in the box. £23.50 

I can completely see why there’s so much fuss being made over the Cohorted beauty boxes now – if next month’s is anything like this then there will be some very happy people indeed! 

If you like the look of this box, then make sure you visit the Cohorted website and sign up to pre-order their future boxes. They operate on a per box basis rather than a monthly subscription and you’ll need to be quick when they release the pre-orders to ensure you get one, but it’s definitely worth the effort! 

Have you tried the Cohorted beauty box before? Are you impressed with this month’s contents? 

*PR sample 


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