Soooo Julep and I have been on a break since November of last year… I just wasn’t feeling any of the collections and I was trying to reign in my budget a little bit. However, last month Julep sent me a sweet email saying that since I’ve been a Julep Maven for so long (since 2013 to be exact) they are going to let me upgrade to the customizable box for my locked in price of $19.99 instead of $24.99, and how could I say no to that?!
Since I was able to do full customization, I was able to hand pick each item I got which was pretty cool. With my old Maven subscription in which I was grandfathered in at the $19.99 price I was only able to choose between certain colors in a product offered (which was still pretty good). For March, I was really interested in the new eyeliner and holographic jelly polish they released along with getting another shade of the Whipped lipstick that I loved so much.
WHEN PENCIL MET GEL
I’ve tried one of Julep’s pencil liners before and I remembered that I liked it, plus I was really excited about the blue color of this one! The formula is decently soft and it applied evenly with minimal dragging. I loved that it set fairly quickly and didn’t transfer to my top lid, which sometimes happens with liners because of my hooded lids. The color Ocean Blue is a gorgeous cobalt blue with a hint of sheen. It wore nicely on me all day, and the fun pop of color will be great in the summer.
Julep has added 2 new Holographic Jelly polishes to their line up, and I chose Cecile which is a Caribbean Green with a multicolor holo throughout. I was a bit skeptical at first because the swatch they show online looks SO light. They must have only done 1 thin coat or something, because I did 2 moderate coats and it gave me great coverage. The formula isn’t too thick and spreads nicely. I just LOVE the squishy, shiny, glittery look of this color!
I was so excited to get another shade of the It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse, since I fell in love with Pucker Up last month. (I bought one with a referral credit) This time I chose XOXO, which is a vibrant Fuchsia. The applicator is an interesting shape for sure but the bulb tip really helps achieve a precise line around the lips. The formula has a smooth, light silicone type feel with a matte finish that becomes more apparent over time. After a couple of hours, the finish becomes 90% kiss proof and lasts me about 5 hours on average. It’s one of the more comfortable mattes I’ve come across, I LOVE this formula.
Here is a shot of the shade Pucker Up that I bought last month. It’s a gorgeous violet berry shade!
I was really happy with all of the products that I chose this month and I really want to thank Julep for upgrading me as thanks for being a long time member! As much flack as Julep has received over the years, I personally have never had a problem with them and the majority of their products that I’ve tried have all been great! I will probably be picking up the other HOLO Jelly shade and possibly another Whipped lipstick next month!
If you’d like to sign up to be a Maven, I’d really appreciate if you use my REFERRAL LINK (and get your first box free!)
Do you (or have you ever) Subscribed to Julep? What do you think of this month’s choices?