Julep Maven Box | December Bombshell | Review & Swatches

It has been a while since I ordered a Julep Maven Box. None of the past boxes really excited me, but then I saw that December's box would include a little eyeshadow palette and I couldn't resist.

The theme this month was Glitterati -- lots of shimmer and glitter. I went with the Bombshell box instead of my preordained Classic with a Twist box, but both boxes had great colours, though.

Let's start with the polishes included in the box. First, the polishes came neatly boxed in thin cardboard packaging. I love that the bottles now come with "swatch" stickers on the lids -- it's a great way to see the colours when they're stored away.

Both polishes applied beautifully. There's Cara a frosted cranberry and Andrea a sparkling full-coverage gold glitter. I only used one coat in the swatches below, great pigmentation & opacity.




Moving onto the bonus product inside this box: the Sweep Eyeshadow Palette in Neutrals. I love when Julep includes beauty products in their boxes (although, I didn't have much luck with their DD Cream).

While the packaging leaves something to be desired (it's in a simple, albeit flimsy, cardboard case), but eyeshadows are actually quite nice. They are pigmented, easy to apply, and smooth to blend.

There are five great neutral shades:

  • Tiramisu—nude satin
  • Glow—golden shimmer
  • Dusk—mauve satin
  • Toffee—bronze shimmer
  • Cocoa—chocolate brown with gold shimmer

While I do like the colours and the quality, at $24.00 (or $19.20 for Maven members), I wouldn't recommend you run out to get it. Each shadow is fairly small (only about 1.2g per shade), and like I said, the packaging is basically glorified cardboard. There are some great drugstore palettes at a more affordable price, but if this palette comes around in a box again, don't hesitate to get it! :)

l-r: Tiramisu, Glow, Dusk, Toffee, Cocoa

l-r: Tiramisu, Glow, Dusk, Toffee, Cocoa

Did you receive a Julep box this month? What did you think? x


  1. The eye shadows actually look quite nice! :)


  2. i don't subscribe to julep but i'm really loving the gold glitter polish! it would look so good paired with so many colors. i think owning a few glitters is a great way to switch up your colors and an easy way to fancy up your nails.