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So, I’m only a month behind on this. Oops. This is the Julep March Maven Box I received, and the theme was “Get Ready to Play.” Although my style profile was the “Classic with a Twist,” I chose the “It Girl” box instead because I liked the colors better. That’s one thing I love about the Julep Maven program — although you get matched up with a style profile, you’re not locked into it, and you can even choose to pass on the month’s box entirely if you wish.
Shade names and descriptions from the Julep site are below:
Simone: Soft pastel lilac opalescent shimmer
Shenae: Pastel mint green opalescent shimmer
Teri: Tropical coral pink crème.
I would describe Simone as a pale lilac with a faint iridescent blue sheen, Teri as an orange-red coral and Shenae as pale minty green with a faint iridescent blue sheen. They’re all very spring appropriate, and I love that Teri is a great summer shade, too. My “free gift” this month was a strawberry-mint lip balm.
Although I love all the shades, I found the formulas rather hard to work with. Teri was the easiest to work with, and was almost a one-coat shade. Simone and Shenae, on the other hand, were streaky and required at least three thin and careful coats to look even. They tended to skip and did not self-level well. Most disappointingly, the iridescent sheen is almost nonexistent outside of the bottle.
Of the three, Teri is my favorite in both formula and color. It just works so well with my skintone.
The lip balm is OK. It’s very, very soft and melts down to an almost oily-like consistency on lips. There’s no SPF, unlike the vanilla mint balm I got in the February box. It’s in a black square tube, which is pretty neat looking.
I forgot to take pictures of these, but my bottles this month came with “Swatch me!” stickers on the top of each lid. At first, I was rather perplexed — how am I supposed to swatch the polish if the sticker is on the -top- of the brush handle? Later, I realized that the lid comes in two parts and can actually be pulled off (much like, if you’re familiar, butter London polishes). I prefer to use a nail wheel to swatch my polishes anyway, and I’ll save you the sight of my neglected cuticles.
I actually have two more boxes to review after this. Hopefully, I’ll get those up before my Julep May box comes in! 😛
What do you think of these shades? Which is your favorite? If you’re interested in joining the Julep Maven program, please consider using my affiliate link here — I’ll receive Jules, their version of points, if you sign up. Otherwise, feel free to ignore this!