Storybook Cosmetics – November 2018

My poor little blog has been neglected since April, but it’s time to get back at it.  To be fair, there were a lot of crazy things happening, but I think I’ll get into that in another post.  This post is about the first shipment from the Storybook Cosmetics Book Club!  The first shipment was originally scheduled to ship in August, but there were a few delays, and this finally arrived on the 27th of November.  There was clear communication on social media about delays the whole way along, so I’m okay with that.  This being the first shipment, sometimes it takes a while to work out all the logistics and timing, and hey, it was well worth waiting for!

The first shipment is based on Little Women and is shaped like a book, complete with a dark green woven fabric printed book cover featuring gold lettering.  Inside the book, there’s a mirror on one side, and three eye shadows and a liquid lipstick on the other.  The eye shadow colors are Meg, Beth, and Amy, and the liquid lipstick is Jo.  This is just so perfectly on theme!  The packaging is gorgeous and sturdy with a magnetic closure.  As for the eye shadow colors, Meg is a shimmery sage green, Beth is a matte tan, and Amy is a shimmery, plummy pink sort of color.  The liquid lipstick is a deep raspberry shade – not a bright color, a good bit darker than my natural lip color, and it goes on much darker than it looks in the tube.  I really do love the color though, and the formula goes on creamy without drying out my lips.  It dries to a pretty long lasting matte finish.

I’m definitely looking forward to the next shipment which, according to an update today, looks like will arrive in January.  Honestly, I’d be okay with this being an every-other-month club since I could see it going to makeup overload pretty quick since those are all full-size products.  The cost is $24.99 per month plus shipping which came out to a total of $28.99 for me.  As far as a value goes, the liquid lipstick costs $14.00 on their website, and a 12 pan eye shadow book goes for $55, so it’s hard to come out with an exact value, but I’d say it’s right on target with their other products, plus, it’s a unique one-of-a-kind item that only goes out to subscribers which is always the draw of subscription boxes.  Overall, it’s a stunning product, and I can’t wait for the next!