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post #1 of 114
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I just found another company called Star Box:

 

http://www.starlooks.com/starbox

 

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Subscribe to your monthly Starbox! Includes 3-4 FULL SIZE makeup/beauty products by Starlooks, delivered to your door for $15/month!

OR gift someone their Starbox each month without stepping into a post office. Sign up your lucky gift-ee and they will begin to receive their gorgeous Starbox filled with FULL SIZE, high-end STARLOOKS products. Follow the steps above to get started. 

** Please note: Your and/or your gift-ee will receive the first box the month AFTER you subscribe.

 

Looks to be all make up but just from their brand?

post #2 of 114
Thread Starter 

Found a video with it too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut5m1aowoMo

 

She says the make up brand has a chemist that used to work for MAC.

post #3 of 114

I looked around on youtube and they have a very strange video with girls with running lipgloss, very bizarre, dont think I want any of that...

post #4 of 114
Thread Starter 

I saw that on the front page of their website. I don't think its a bad thing, just a picture. I think MAC actually did that at one point too? I could be wrong though.

 

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I looked around on youtube and they have a very strange video with girls with running lipgloss, very bizarre, dont think I want any of that...

post #5 of 114

Watched video her critiquing was just off and $15 a month for full size size products on a brand you never heard of just because the Chemist work for MAC does not make me want to sign up...they better get some professional bloggers out there promoting this brand or it's a no go. ......

post #6 of 114
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I was a little put off my her video. I feel like her intentions were to bash BB and to make this starbox look much better. She was pretty negative on BB, why even compare them?

 

I signed up to see what will be in it, I will post pics when I get it.

 

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Watched video her critiquing was just off and $15 a month for full size size products on a brand you never heard of just because the Chemist work for MAC does not make me want to sign up...they better get some professional bloggers out there promoting this brand or it's a no go. ......

post #7 of 114
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Originally Posted by glamourdolleyes View Post

I was a little put off my her video. I feel like her intentions were to bash BB and to make this starbox look much better. She was pretty negative on BB, why even compare them?

 

I signed up to see what will be in it, I will post pics when I get it.

 


Your a daring subscriber..lol

 

Yea she was all off...like the thoughts were all wrong...BB is $10..and BB has VARIETY...umm ur box had 3 lip glosses and YOU HAD to take them out the boxes to make it look like more plus that one is $15..I felt like joining youtube just to keep it real..lol

post #8 of 114

That vlogger was weird. The way she kept saying "the Birchbox" with a layer of contempt....she must be getting free stuff and $$!

post #9 of 114

the fact that she calls it the birchbox is kind of weird to me, lol. I'm weird about articles though,  especially after studying Russian/living in Russia. And she didn't mention bb points. Does she work for starbox? 

post #10 of 114
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I thought maybe she was getting paid but that seems to be the basic assumption for EVERY YT video these days so I try to not blame that. She didn't have any facts wrong and she had something negative to say about every BB item. I have had crappy BB and I have had REALLY crappy BB but I always found at least one thing in them that I like.

 

The StarBox might be awesome but why add in BB and put them down just to make the SB look better.

post #11 of 114

Yeah, I agree...let the starbox shine on it's own, I don't think she works for them though. I am interested in subscribing...I just might take the leap, since tomorrow is pay day, and it seems like a legitimate enough company, even though it's not well known. I like that they are sending out their own products. 

post #12 of 114

The Starbox Preview video up on their YouTube is just weird 7 mins of girls with runny lip gloss making strange faces... How is that a preview?... lol

 

As for the other girl I don't feel she's informed enough on Birchbox to do the comparison.

Looking over the Starbox it seems interesting for sure because the products are full size however they are only products from their line so for how many months will they be able to keep sending out their product before they run out of product types? Does that make sense.

post #13 of 114
Thread Starter 

Makes perfect sense! Soon I will have every color running lip gloss from them if I stay subbed LOL

 

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Originally Posted by Beauty-Flawed View Post

The Starbox Preview video up on their YouTube is just weird 7 mins of girls with runny lip gloss making strange faces... How is that a preview?... lol

 

As for the other girl I don't feel she's informed enough on Birchbox to do the comparison.

Looking over the Starbox it seems interesting for sure because the products are full size however they are only products from their line so for how many months will they be able to keep sending out their product before they run out of product types? Does that make sense.

post #14 of 114
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Originally Posted by glamourdolleyes View Post

Makes perfect sense! Soon I will have every color running lip gloss from them if I stay subbed LOL

 


Lol Yes for sure! Can't wait to hear how you end up liking the quality of the products :)

post #15 of 114

Its sooo funny how she insists on people do some RESEARCH before paying $15 on samples when she should have done some research herself. She rubbed me the wrong way! SMH.

post #16 of 114

Hmm. Well they put a hot half-naked girl on the side of the webpage so perhaps I'll think about signing up... whistling.gif

post #17 of 114
Reminds me of Cosmetique: $25 a month for their own brands that turned out to be the same stuff in different colored plastic packages. The wear time was short, my complexion dull after a couple of weeks of use. My husband even broke out around hid mouth if he kissed me when I was wearing the Cosmetique brands. This sounds kind of shady to me.
post #18 of 114

Hey everyone! I am the youtuber who made the video posted above. I found this thread because it was linked under my video in the "as seen here" section. I wanted to apologize if I rubbed anyone the wrong way or offended anyone. I saw a few people ask or wonder why I'd compare it with the BB. I got the BB and the SB within a 2 day window this month, and was so disappointed in the BB and so happy with the SB that I thought it would be fitting to do a comparison video. It's not that I was so disappointed in the individual samples that BB sent, it was that they were just that, samples. Some people don't mind them, I for one, hate them. It comes out to $2 per sample, which I don't mind paying, but I would like to at least pick what samples I get sent. I think armybox does that (correct me if I'm wrong). I'd love to get the armybox but they are sold out right now, so I'm on the waiting list.

 

Also, no, I dont work for or with starlooks. I happened upon their company 2 months ago and decided to try out their box and was really happy with it. This month it was a lipgloss box, sometimes it's an eye box with shadows and liners, sometimes it's more of a variety. 

 

I was planning on getting the BB again next month, and hopefully the armybox, and maybe even one more, in order to do more of a true comparison video between the 3-4 boxes, would that be better than just comparing 2?

 

Thank you for all the feedback :)

post #19 of 114
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I think armybox does that (correct me if I'm wrong). I'd love to get the armybox but they are sold out right now, so I'm on the waiting list.

Lauren--welcome to MUT!  I think you are referring to Beauty Army in the above quote-- you do get to pick your samples with their box.

 

I think what many of us are looking for isn't a comparison between boxes, because a lot of us have many sample subscriptions and ordering a new sub doesn't necessarily mean we have to get rid of an older one, but rather we are looking for more information on the products and services.  Since most of us have never heard of StarLooks makeup line, we want to know the quality of the products we will be receiving and how the service works.  A single makeup line ostensibly won't be able to send out unique boxes for an extended period of time, so I think we are wondering how it will work once they've exhausted their seemingly small product line. 

 

However, other than product quality, these probably aren't things you can answer or have a lot of experience with, since you've only had the box 2 months and don't work for the company!  So really, from you it would be nice if you just let us know what you think of the products received--were the lip glosses high quality/long-lasting; did the eyeshadow pigment fade over time; was shipping speedy, etc.

post #20 of 114
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Originally Posted by LaurenClark View Post

Hey everyone! I am the youtuber who made the video posted above. I found this thread because it was linked under my video in the "as seen here" section. I wanted to apologize if I rubbed anyone the wrong way or offended anyone. I saw a few people ask or wonder why I'd compare it with the BB. I got the BB and the SB within a 2 day window this month, and was so disappointed in the BB and so happy with the SB that I thought it would be fitting to do a comparison video. It's not that I was so disappointed in the individual samples that BB sent, it was that they were just that, samples. Some people don't mind them, I for one, hate them. It comes out to $2 per sample, which I don't mind paying, but I would like to at least pick what samples I get sent. I think armybox does that (correct me if I'm wrong). I'd love to get the armybox but they are sold out right now, so I'm on the waiting list.

 

Also, no, I dont work for or with starlooks. I happened upon their company 2 months ago and decided to try out their box and was really happy with it. This month it was a lipgloss box, sometimes it's an eye box with shadows and liners, sometimes it's more of a variety. 

 

I was planning on getting the BB again next month, and hopefully the armybox, and maybe even one more, in order to do more of a true comparison video between the 3-4 boxes, would that be better than just comparing 2?

 

Thank you for all the feedback :)

Pretty cool that you came over here. :) Welcome! If you get a second and are interested, we have threads on pretty much every subscription. Was this your first starbox? The only thing I think you should mention is birchbox has a points rewards system. You get 10 points for each sample doing a quick review (less than 2 minutes each, I'd say) of your samples. Once you get 100 points, you get 10 dollars off a birchbox purchase. For me, this combined with coupon codes and regular free shipping is where the value in birchbox is. The samples are almost just a bonus. 

post #21 of 114

I think my biggest problem with the "comparison" video was her lack of knowledge in BB. You got a BB from a friend, right? So you've never been a BB customer (please correct me if I'm wrong!) which would explain why you didn't know the correct price and didn't touch on their rewards system or how they too, have a monthly theme and intro/welcome letter describing what samples you get. With that being said, it's kinda hard for me to understand your feeling compelled to compare a company to another company that you don't know much about.

post #22 of 114

correct I got it from a friend and have never done "research" on the company, but just have gone off of what people have told me they've gotten in their boxes. I didn't feel like I needed to be a longstanding customer to be able to do a review, the compelling feeling I had was because I was so disappointed in the box and wanted to voice my opinion, just as some people try a new product one time, love it, and want to do a great review on it. It's no different, but I definitely see what people mean about doing an information video on the starbox alone, so I think I will take the video down, and next month when I get my next box, I will do a video on that by itself.

post #23 of 114

This new Starbox subscription sounds unique! I haven't seen that many full size products in one box yet... Although I did get a full eyeliner in my last Birchbox which was pretty awesome. I think I'm gonna subscribe too! But in the thread above... where they ask if she works for Starbox? That's funny.. because there's all these people sticking up for Birchbox so wholeheartedly.. It seems like they work for Birchbox or something!

 

I love my Birchbox subscription. I hope I love my Starbox too...

post #24 of 114
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Welcome to MUT, I am the one that posted your video, I am a subscriber and saw it in my subscription box right after I had posted about this service. I am sorry if anyone was harsh in here, we just say it like it is. I think if you do a comparison it is really important to do your research because you're giving false information, which then makes the comparison inaccurate.

 

I have signed up for the StarBox just because of your video so there was a plus side on that, however, I do also receive a BB and it is far better than what you received. I can't wait to see your SB video alone and to see what is coming in the following months! :)

 

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correct I got it from a friend and have never done "research" on the company, but just have gone off of what people have told me they've gotten in their boxes. I didn't feel like I needed to be a longstanding customer to be able to do a review, the compelling feeling I had was because I was so disappointed in the box and wanted to voice my opinion, just as some people try a new product one time, love it, and want to do a great review on it. It's no different, but I definitely see what people mean about doing an information video on the starbox alone, so I think I will take the video down, and next month when I get my next box, I will do a video on that by itself.

post #25 of 114

I have to agree with Vee. I don't see how you can really review something without really researching it and understanding it.

post #26 of 114
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I have to agree with Vee. I don't see how you can really review something without really researching it and understanding it.

Exactly.

post #27 of 114

I personally really like samples. I really enjoy trying new things out & buying full sizes if I love them, which I have been doing a lot lately. Getting 3 full size StarLooks lip glosses for $15 isn't for me but I am glad some girls liked this.

post #28 of 114
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Originally Posted by Angie Tacker View Post

I have to agree with Vee. I don't see how you can really review something without really researching it and understanding it.


Exactly!

post #29 of 114
I see your guys' point. I'm not a makeup artist or anything, I'm just obsessed with makeup for myself and I LOVE to try new products that come out. I get really excited when they put makeup and not just skincare in my Birchbox, which doesn't seem to happen that often. But I also have to admit, I don't research anything before I comment on it either. I feel like I'm just a normal consumer, so I like to tell my friends my opinion of products I like. I feel bad for Lauren that she did that, just posted her opinion, and people expect her to have to have researched everything before hand. Either way, I like that she commented in the video about the quality of the glosses too, not just the fact that Starbox compares themselves to MAC or whatever.
 
And I have to say, I've been getting Birchbox for over six months now... like I said above, I love it. Because I'm one of those people that loves samples. But this is my second month of Starbox, and last month I got a lip liner, a lipstick and a gloss! And I love all those too! I'm taking care of my makeup subscription, and my sample "skin-care" testing box all in one month!
 
I love that there are all these types of boxes out there. And as far as I'm concerned, people can love them or not... That's just my opinon ;-)
 
BTW this is a cool blog! I'm glad I came across it!
 
post #30 of 114
THe video on SB's Youtube freaked me out. All that running lipgloss made it look like the girls just slobbered all over themselves or got sick/foaming at the mouth..Not attractive to me in the slightest. Yuck.