YOU GUYS. This was my first year ordering a Beautylish Lucky Bag and I think I got a really good one! I unboxed this on my Instagram stories (not “live” but live-ish lol) so some of you may already know what I got, but because it was such a wonderful bag with some hot ticket items I wanted to do this blog post and share some swatches as well.
Year after year I see my blogging friends opening up their Beautylish Lucky Bags. Generally when it comes to things that are “surprise” (whether it’s present exchanges, grab bags, etc) I’m pretty unlucky. The only exception to this is my blogging group where we do a Secret Santa because those girls just get me. This year I decided I was going for it. When the bags shipped I stalked social media to see what everyone else got. Some of the bags I was dying over…. other I was thinking “OMG if that is the bag I get I’ll be the saddest”. What’s nice is that in these posts people are willing to do trades. So if you got an item you dislike or that you already own it appears to be pretty easy to trade with someone.
what is it
The Beautylish Lucky Bag releases once a year after the holidays. It’s available in two sizes – XL and regular. The XL Lucky Bag is $150 + shipping and US only while the regular is $75 + shipping and available internationally. Inside you’ll get at least double your money in product but it’s all a mystery. Beautylish only allows one sold per person and all sales are final.
Based on the Japanese New Year tradition of fukubukuro, Lucky Bags are mystery bags full of our favorite beauty products. In creating this year’s Lucky Bags, we were inspired by the legend of the Seven Lucky Gods, who are said to grant luck and good fortune in the new year.
The bags are filled at random and based off of pictures it seems as though very few bags are completely identical. I can almost imagine them with 5-6 bins and they just pull one item per bin at random and put it in your box. If you’re really lucky you’ll get even more surprises inside for an even better “Lucky Bag”, some even include a gift card to Beautylish! You can’t choose what comes in your bag other than saying if you have fair-medium or medium-dark skin (though foundation and concealer are not included in Lucky Bags they try to suit your skin tone as much as possible), but they are filled with products from the lines that Beautylish carries – so at least it narrows it down some for you.
what is inside
Inside my Beautylish Lucky Bag I got 7 items. I already owned one and there was only one I wouldn’t use, to me that’s a successful bag and also a giveaway for you! 😉
Wayne Goss Brush 12 ($53.00). This is a sculpting brush and I was over the MOON to get it. I own one other brush by Wayne Goss and it’s just a soft and luxurious as this one. I haven’t purchased more because they’re pricey, so getting one in this Lucky Bag made my day!
Becca Eye Lights Palette ($45.00). This is from the Apres Ski Glow Collection and was an item that I had wanted to purchase. It’s a 7 shade, warm eyeshadow palette inspired by the shimmering skin perfectors.
Oribe Daily Ritual Cream Face Cleanser ($45.00). I love Oribe for hair care but I’m not well educated on their skincare items. I’m not really looking for a new cleanser so this will be included in the giveaway below.
Jouer Powder Highlighting Trio ($39.00). Another item I wanted to buy but passed on! I got the trio that included Skinny Dip, Rose Gold and Ice. Rose Gold and Ice are going to be go-to eye shadows for me… even though they’re technically highlighters I love them to amp up my eye looks!
Charlotte Tilbury Bette Eyes to Mesmerize ($32.00). This is one that I own but it is STUNNING. It’s a great addition to the bag even though I already have it and will be included in the giveaway below. Here are swatches.
Natasha Deonoa 54M Rosy Nude Matte Lip Color ($24.00). Yet another product I’m dying to try! I’m a huge fan of Natasha Denona and this shade is actually one I’d have probably opted for on my own.
The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer ($4.90). When I purchased my Caffeine Solution I almost picked this up too. I’m glad I waited! Though products from The Ordinary aren’t pricey they’re very popular and hard to keep in stock. I’m shocked (but REALLY HAPPY) that Beautylish included them in a lot of the Lucky Bags.
All in all I’m VERY pleased with the contents of my Beautylish Lucky Bag. For $75 (+tax/shipping) I got $242.90 worth of beauty items that I’m excited to try out and to own. That’s almost a 75% discount off of the retail value of those items! It’s a total crap shoot what you’ll be getting but based off of this experience I am definitely going to get one next year and hopefully I’ll be able to snag the XL bag!
shop my lucky bag
If you’re loving the contents of my Beautylish Lucky Bag click the product pic below to buy it!
The Beautylish Lucky Bag is available only once a year and sells out quickly (especially the XL size). Click here to sign up and be notified when the next bags become available!
how to enter
There are TWO mandatory options in order to enter this giveaway.
- The first is to simply leave a comment below answering what your favorite drugstore product is. This option is here so if you don’t feel like signing up for anything or following anywhere you don’t have to.
- The second is to sign up for the newsletter! Currently I put out the newsletter twice a week – at most 3 times. It’s not spammy and this way you won’t miss anything that happens on the blog (like GIVEAWAYS haha!).
- After those two options are completed more options open up to you so that you have more ways to enter. More entries give you a greater chance of winning!
This giveaway is open to EVERYONE. WORLDWIDE. I got you 😉 The giveaway begins on 01/23/2018 and will end on 02/06/2018. The winner will be randomly picked via the Rafflecopter Widget and contacted by me. The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email with their shipping info or another winner will be randomly selected.
To complete all of the entries wait for the Rafflecopter Widget below to load up and just follow the directions. It’s SO SIMPLE!
One (1) Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Bette and one (1) Oribe Ritual Cream Face Cleanser (both full size and brand new). I’ll also be throwing some other surprises into the box because what good is a flat rate box that isn’t full?!