Today I came home from work to see that my Lucky Bag from Beautylish had been delivered while I was gone. I had been anxiously awaiting its arrival since I received the email stating it had been shipped earlier this week. After seeing many posts online about what others had received in their box I was super excited to open mine up.
What is Lucky Bag?
I had never heard of this box until last year when one of my close friends had gotten it and knew my love for make-up so recommended it to me. I immediately placed my name on the email list to be alerted for the next year. Lucky Bag is an annual box sent out after the holidays by Beautylish. The idea is taken from Japanese culture as explained by an email from Beautylish sent out prior to the launch this year, “The Japanese New Year tradition of fukubukoro inspired us to create Lucky Bags. On New Year’s day, retailers all across Japan offer mystery bags (known as fukubukoro). The bags are full of surprise merchandise, with some bags containing extra prizes.”
This year they offered two different bags: a $75 box (which has been offered in previous years) that promised to have $150 worth of products inside and a $150 box which promised to have $300 worth of products inside. They also hint that some boxes may have well over the promised amount inside and that the mystery is what makes it a Lucky Bag
These boxes were first offered to those who had spent over $1000 on Beautylish in the past year, aka not me, and in that time period the bigger box sold out (which some included the Natasha Denona green brown palette !!).
If you’ve never bought anything from Beautylish before I highly suggest it! They have a ton of unique brands that you wouldn’t find in stores. As an added bonus their packaging is always super cute. I included the wrapping paper from the Lucky Box behind the picture of the products below!
Now on to the good stuff!
Inside the bag:
Anna Sui Beauty Mirror – $28
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – 6 oz $22
BY TERRY Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur in 7 Coral Stellar – $56
Wayne Goss Brush 02 – $35
Bioderma Sensibio H2O – 100 mL $6.90
All together I was super happy with everything I got in the box. In total it came out to a little over $180 so that is a great value for what I initially spent on the box. Even though these aren’t products I would necessarily buy for myself, it’ll be nice to be able to try brands that I wouldn’t have normally chose. My biggest disappointments were the shadow palette and the mirror. After seeing other boxes people had received, I knew that some included Natasha Denona 5 color palettes, Viseart palettes and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. The pigmentation in the palette I received just wasn’t up to par with what I was expecting, especially with the deeper three colors. The Anna Sui Beauty Mirror was a nice touch but didn’t excite me. I’ve never tried anything from the brand before so it would’ve been nice to receive a piece of their make-up to play with.
What did you guys receive in your Lucky Bag this year?