Every year the company Beautylish puts together something called a Lucky Bag. The bags are limited in quantity on their website and retail for $75 each (there are other options available as well). I’ve been purchasing these for years. I even set an alarm on my phone to remind me when the purchase option opens up on the day after Christmas. Some years I am thrilled with the contents in my box and other years I’m kinda disappointed. This year definitely wasn’t my favorite. Keep reading to see what I received in my Lucky Bag from Beautylish 2021 and my opinion about the contents…
I learned that Fukubukuro (福袋, [ɸɯkɯbɯkɯɾo] “lucky bag”) is a Japanese New Year custom in which merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount, usually 50% or more off the list price of the items contained within. Surprises can definitely be a fun pick-me-up to start off the new year.
HOURGLASS AMBIANT STROBE LIGHTING BLUSH IN INCANSESCENT ELECTRA MSRP $40 – This is a hybrid blush that combines the luminous effect of Ambient Lighting Powder with modern cheek color. I already have several of these products and I really like them. Unfortunately for me, this one isn’t in a shade that I feel like I will use.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY LUXURY PALETTE OF POPS IN DAZZLING DIAMONDS MSRP $53 – This is an eyeshadow quad to make your eyes pop with four shades of shimmering, sparkling shadow. It’s another miss for me because these aren’t shades that I wear.
SONIA G MINI BOOSTER BRUSH MSRP $26 – This is a mini crease brush made from Brown Saikoho Goat Hair. I haven’t used it yet, but it feels nice and has good ratings.
LINA CHOO THE GREAT ARTIST VELVET MATTE IN THE SHADE ANDERSON MSRP $32 – This lipstick has top ratings and is a soft cool pink shade. I didn’t open mine yet because I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep it or give it away. There are some gorgeous shades in the collection that I would have preferred.
JUNO MICROFIBER LEMON DROP SPONGE MSRP $6 – 30% softer than the original Microfiber Velvet Sponge, this teardrop-shaped makeup sponge allows for the same seamless application, but with a gentler feel. I have had a few of these sponges from the brand in the past and I love them! I’m really happy with this item and recommend you try this because it’s so much more affordable than the Beauty Blender sponge.
ARDELL Natural Lashes MSRP $4.20 – I don’t wear false lashes, so unfortunately this isn’t something that I will be keeping. I personally don’t think they should put something that can be purchased at every corner drugstore into these bags. That’s just my opinion.
GOOD MOLECULES Pineapple Exfoliating Powder MSRP $16 – This product gently exfoliates away dead skin and dullness with this fruit enzyme-powered powder. This brand is very impressive as far quality of skincare. I already have this product from PR samples. I’m happy to have an extra one for future use in my Lucky Bag.
VERDICT – As you can see, my box was filled with an assortment of both high end and low end products. I like some things better than others. Everything is nice quality, however I just wish the shades were suited more to my personal liking. That’s the chance I take when I order a SURPRISE type of box, so I’m definitely not complaining. You can see a few of my previous bags here on my blog for 2016, 2017 and 2020.
Did you partake in the Beautylish Lucky Bag event this year? If so let me know if you liked what you received in yours.