At the end of 2017, I learned that Beautylish.com does something every year called the #Luckybag. Now, if you don’t know what Beautylish is, it’s essentially a site like Sephora or Dermstore.com that sells very high-end makeup and skincare. So, these Luckybags are essentially mystery bags of super fancy makeup. There was the regular bag, which I purchased, and it was $75. Then there was the bigger size and I think it was $125? I can’t remember, but it was more than I wanted to spend this time around, especially since this was my first time.

The Luckybags are only sold once a year. You can sign up to get a notification when the Luckybags go on sale, and then it’s a first-come, first-served situation because once they sell out, they are gone! And trust– they sell QUICKLY. I will try to remember to post about it when you can sign up to be notified next year. But, you know, it’s January now. So I’ll do my best. 😊

Like any sort of mystery bag, it’s really the luck of the draw! You don’t know what you are going to get. But you know what Beautylish sells, so you know that the value will be getting well over the $75 you pay.

Jouer Skinny Dip Ultra Foil Shimmer Shadows ($40): Ahhhh, the Jouer Skinny Dip palette. Last summer, basically every influencer received this palette in PR and it started showing up in a ton of videos. For one, it’s gorgeous. Just the packaging itself makes my heart pitter patter. But then the palette itself is so slim and shiny. Apparently I am like a raccoon with my love of shiny things. But that extends to the contents of the palette, as it’s all shiny things.

The shades are all totally gorgeous with the exceptions of the pink-y shadow (second from the left.) That shade is pretty much garbage and has no pigmentation. Just kind of a glittery mess. But the rest are gorgeous. One of my favorite YouTubers, a Texas gal named Danna Ann, listed this palette in her best of 2017, so I’m excite to get to play around with this!

Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in 1972 ($18): I have always spoken highly of Smith & Cult as a brand but I realized recently I hadn’t ever tried their polish! I just loved how it looks! Their branding and packaging is just so beautiful that I love it already! Just think how beautiful your vanity would look with a few of these sitting out? It automatically elevates everything around it! I don’t even think I have any rose gold polishes like this, so I’m excited to try it! I hope the formula lives up to what I want it to!

Wayne Goss Brush 17 Eyeshadow Crease Brush ($28): Wayne Goss is a big-time famous makeup artist. He also has a YouTube channel, where he makes short, usually around 5-minute videos, where he provides great makeup tips. I learn something in almost every video! He also has a line of extremely high-end, fabulous quality, EXPENSIVE makeup brushes. I have always wanted to try one and I was so excited to see one included in the box! And not only that, I love crease brushes, so I am so happy that this was the one they included!

By Terry Sun Designer Palette in Tan & Flash Cruise ($82): So this is the super high-dollar product in the box and I have to admit that I’m disappointed with it. By Terry is a super high-end luxury brand, and while I love their lip balm (it’s SO GOOD), I have seen pics of this palette previously and could not have been less interested. For one, I just don’t understand it. I was joking with Loren that I just don’t understand how rich women put on makeup. I joked that they must employ The Zig Zag Method™.

The front of the box (which was too dark to photograph) advertised it has six colors. But if these are individual blushes and bronzers, how in the world would someone be able to put a brush in there and get one color out? Essentially, you would have to mix them all together so I don’t understand the “six colors” thing. There are two colors. And the blushes are just so bright, I don’t think they would work with my skin tone. I think the bronzer color would work for me but it is straight up glittery. Not shimmery. It is straight up filled with gold glitter. Well – the top shade is matte, but it is basically my skin tone. I thought about swatching these things but I really feel like I am going to try to donate this to someone who can use it more.

Clean Apothecary Blush Shampoo in Lemon ($15): I have always used the Beautyblender solid cleanser but I will definitely give this a try! I have resolved to clean my brushes more often so I will def get use out of this if it works well! It smells really nice, like lemon, so I think that will be a nice experience.

Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Mask ($130/pack of 10): When I saw the price tag on these masks, I was like whoaaaaaa. Rich ladies! What must your life be like that you can spend $130 on a package of face masks?! Then I was like… wait. What does this mask DO for this price tag? I will be trying this soon! I was hoping to try this before writing this post, but I’ll keep you posted if it was life-changing!


Final Grade: B

So… was this worth $75? I’m going to say yes! I’m still a little bummed about the By Terry palette but I like everything else! So I will def buy the Luckybag next year! A friend of mine received a 5-pan Natasha Denona palette, and a gal in my makeup group received a HUGE Natasha Denona palette! I love the chance to receive a bunch of high-quality products and I certainly got a bunch.

Did you receive a Luckybag? What did you receive? Would you buy a Luckybag in the future? Let us know what you think!

Purchased; All opinions are my own
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A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

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