April Julep Maven Modern Beauty Box 2014 Photos/Swatches/Review

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This Spring, I am all about peaches, lavenders, and mints! So, when I saw the new offering by Julep, I jumped on it.

I decided to go for the April Julep Maven Modern Beauty Box because there was a blush AND a bronzer in it. We all know by now how weak in the knees I get when it comes to blushes and bronzers.ย Let’s take a look at what I received!

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Julep Maven boxes come packaged with tissue paper and crinkled paper strips. I love the packaging because it makes me feel like I’m getting a surprise every time, even though I have an inkling of what I’m getting!

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They also always include a sweet treat – this time in the form of a hard candy. Super cute – usually the candy goes by the season.ย The packaging is sleek and chic – matte black with glossy ends, and they are good sizes – I compared them with my hands, so you could get an idea. On the left is the blush, Peach Bellini. On the right is the bronzer, Light Golden Bronze.

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As you can see, they are decent sized. You’re getting a good amount of product, and as a Maven who paid $19.99 for the two – it’s kind of a steal!

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Above is the blush in my hand. Below is the bronzer, which is a pretty decent size compared to the blush.

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Once you open them, they have cute plastic inserts with J’s on them. I am saving this because my son’s name starts with J, and that was just too freaking cute!!

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The blush is peach with golden shimmer. I wasn’t so sure how this would look, but I was pleased. It picked up well and applied just as nicely. Photos of the looks using these two will follow.

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The bronzer is a light tan/sand with golden shimmer. I almost chose the darker bronzer, but this was absolutely PERFECT as a contour shade for me. Also, this is extremely powdery – I had to dust off my brush before each use to prevent fall out.

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And, here is how I used the product. I contoured underneath my cheekbone only, although I should have done a “3” like I usually do. The blush was applied onto the apples of my cheekbones.

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And, then here’s a better look at the contouring:

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I don’t know about these minimizing pores like they suggest because I can still see my pores underneath Peach Bellini. But that bronzer is indeed my go-to contour shade from now on.

Lipstick is MAC Nocturnal Instincts.

And, here are the products swatched on my arm.

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I’m especially pleased with Julep frequently putting out makeup products to fuel the cosmetic junkie in me because I have kind of overwhelmed myself with nail polish (although I do still like it, of course) but makeup products definitely take a front seat comparatively. Their nail polish looked great, too, and if you’re looking to try them out, you can always try out myReferral Link/Promo Code: MAVENINTRO for your FIRST box for a PENNY!

Purchased by me. All opinions are honest and my own.

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6 Comments

  1. Interesting, I didn’t know Julep was getting into makeup as well. Those J’s ARE adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I had been skipping Julep boxes, but I started getting them more often when they started offering makeup. I got a blush and bronzer as well. Not too bad for $20!

  3. Nice looking products, I wasn’t aware Julep was branching out

  4. LOVE that blush!

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