Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes | Unboxing & Review

I am a subscriber to the quarterly Walmart Beauty Boxes, and that unboxing series is very popular here on the blog. When I found out that there were some special edition boxes available, I just about ran to my local Walmart to get them. The special collection contains six boxes, called Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes. Each box has a distinct theme, and the products inside are either makeup or haircare. The purpose of these boxes are to help you discover some popular products that just may become your new favorites. The boxes sold for $9.88 a piece and were available online and in stores. I bought all of the boxes so that I could share them with you. I am going to do an unboxing with reviews, swatches, and first impressions. If you are as excited about these boxes as I am, just keep reading.

Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes
Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes


Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes


Glow For It

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Glow For It
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Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Glow For It

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Glow For It products
Glow For It products

Found Coconut Sheet Mask

The first product in this Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes review is a repeat mask that appeared the in Award-Worthy beauty box. This mask claims to brighten your skin tone, hydrate, soften, and add radiance. According to the directions on the back of the packet you are to apply it after washing your face and leave it on for 10-20 minutes. When you remove the mask you are to massage the excess serum into the skin instead of washing it away. I like to use this mask as a before bed treatment. I think that it was included in a makeup box because you can also use it to prep your skin for makeup application, if you are one of those people that like to start with a mask.

Found Coconut Sheet Mask
Found Coconut Sheet Mask

Milani Make it Dewy Setting Spray

There is no guess work as to what this product is or how it works. It is a makeup setting spray that is supposed to leave your makeup with a dewy and radiant finish for 16 hours of wear. I have no real rhyme or reason as to how I apply setting spray, I just make sure that my whole face feels moist. I have had the luxury of using this product before writing this post. I will say that the mister is awful. It is hard to describe, but it feels like the product sprays at an angle which results in uneven application and too much product coming your way. I end up with wet spots that take ages to dry. I would not purchase this product solely for the sprayer, which is sad because it may be really good setting spray that just sprays bad.

Milani Make it Dewy Setting Spray
Milani Make it Dewy Setting Spray

Hard Candy Just Glow Rose Gold Highlighter

If you look closely in the pan of this rose gold highlighter you will see three strips of color. For the swatch I swirled my finger in the products and found the results to be lackluster in terms of the impact of the shine. I will not totally discredit it until I apply it to my face with a brush.

Hard Candy Just Glow Rose Gold Highlighter
Hard Candy Just Glow Rose Gold Highlighter

Hard Candy Just Glow Rose Gold Highlighter swatch
Rose Gold Highlighter swatch

Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter

My initial impression about this potted cream highlighter is that the product would be dry and hard to swatch. I am not sure why I thought that, but it ended up being surprisingly creamy. The golden brown sheen is beautiful, but probably too dark to wear on the high points of my cheeks for my complexion. I think it might be better for use on the eye. I am curious if this comes in more shades to suit a wider variety of skin tones.

Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter
Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter

Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter swatch
Healthy Glow Highlighter swatch

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals

You all already know that I am a huge fan of the megaglo highlighting powders, and Precious Petals is one of my favorite shades. I already had this one in my collection. I like that the golden hue is on the lighter side, which is super flattering on my face. These highlighters pack quite the punch, giving high end a run for their money and securing the spot of number one highlighter at the drugstore in my mind.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Precious Petals
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Precious Petals swatch
Precious Petals swatch

Latest in Lips

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Latest in Lips
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Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Latest in Lips

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Latest in Lips products
Latest in Lips products

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Dreamer

I already had a few shades of Superstay Matte Ink in my collection, and Dreamer is luckily not a repeat. The matte formula of this liquid lipstick is different from any other that I have tried. It does dry completely down with little to no transfer and excellent staying powder. The formula itself is matte, but not in a chalky or dry way. It feels almost flexible or elastic on the lips, and has a slight stickiness or tackiness that is easy to ignore. The pigmentation is intense in one application layer.

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Dreamer
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Dreamer

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Dreamer swatch
Dreamer swatch

Hard Candy Plumping Lip Gloss in Sugar Sugar

I would imagine by the name of this lip gloss that it provides that uncomfortable burning sensation for your lips that is supposed to plump them. I was really turned off by Too Faced's version of said lip gloss, so much so that I cringe to try another brand. Besides that, I hate the feeling and poor staying power of lip gloss. The baby pink shade of Sugar Sugar is pretty in the tube, but the pigmentation of the swatch is faint. If anything the packaging is rather glam, but I could have passed on this one.

Hard Candy Plumping Lip Gloss Sugar Sugar
Hard Candy Plumping Lip Gloss in Sugar Sugar

Hard Candy Plumping Lip Gloss Sugar Sugar swatch
Sugar Sugar swatch

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Adorable

As big of a fan of nude lip colors and matte liquid lipsticks as I am, I am definitely in love with the shade Adorable. The creamy pigmentation is spot on and it dried fully matte in a matter of minutes. I have had the opportunity to use this product before writing this post. I was disappointed by how quickly this product begins to feel super dry and crusty on the lips, and begins to crumble in areas. I have other matte liquid lipsticks in my collection that prefer over this one. With this being said I will continue to use up Adorable, but I will not be purchasing other shades from this line.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Adorable
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Adorable

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Adorable swatch
Adorable swatch

Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme in Barely Blush

I feel biased in a way about this product because I have seen a negative review video about it. The complaint was mainly toward the staying power and pigmentation. I am not sure if it "plumps" by causing discomfort to the lips, or if the glossy sheen provides a plumping illusion. I will say that this product does not dry down at all and is very glossy, without being a full-on lip gloss. The pigment is ok, a tad bit sheerer than anticipated. Since it does not set I figure it will transfer onto everything besides my mouth and not last long.

Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme Barely Blush
Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme in Barely Blush
Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme Barely Blush swatch
Barely Blush swatch



Loreal Infallible Matte Gloss in Statement Nude

I am intrigued by how something can be a matte and a gloss at the same time. As an owner of metallic liquid lipsticks I do understand how that works beautifully, as the product itself dries down matte with metallic flecks. This product on the other hand has nothing matte to it at all. It swatched and felt like a highly pigmented lip gloss. While I love the shade, I have no idea what Loreal is trying to accomplish. This definitely seems like a lip product that is going to get messy in a hurry.  It is not really my cup of tea.

Loreal Infallible Matte Gloss Statement Nude
Loreal Infallible Matte Gloss in Statement Nude

Loreal Infallible Matte Gloss Statement Nude swatch
Statement Nude swatch

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

The e.l.f. lip exfoliator is a beauty staple and tried-and-true product for me. I use this exact one in Brown Sugar to exfoliate my lips nightly before bed. I follow up with a lip balm. I rub the lipstick-like bullet on my lips in circular motions for about 30 seconds, then wipe away the residue with a clean tissue. I always have backups on hand and I am glad to receive another one in the Latest in Lips box.

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator
e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

Time for Eyes

I think it is so awesome that a drugstore box finally hit it right with the mix of eye products! I feel that brows and false lashes always get forgotten, but this looks like a promising mix of glam products.

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Time for Eyes
Walmart Beauty Favorites Box in Time for Eyes

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Time for Eyes

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Time for Eyes products
Time for Eyes products

e.l.f. Essentials Brow Wax Pencil in Clear

I already have this brow pencil in the colored, brown version, and it works perfectly fine. I appreciate a clear wax because it adds no tint, it only holds shape. That is great for days when you want to go easy on the makeup and maybe just add some invisible hold, or if you are already filling in your brows with a tinted product.

e.l.f. Essentials Brow Wax Pencil Clear
e.l.f. Essentials Brow Wax Pencil in Clear

Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Sleek Onyx

My experience with other Maybelline pencil eyeliners has been great because they are always super creamy and pigmented. The Lasting Drama line is no exception. Sleek Onyx is pure black and the swatch glided effortlessly over my skin without dragging or skipping. I bet it would also be easy to smudge out the line for smokey looks all the way to lighter makeup days.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner Sleek Onyx
Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Sleek Onyx

Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner Sleek Onyx swatch
Sleek Onyx swatch

Kiss Lash Couture Lashes in Little Black Dress

I really do enjoy Kiss lashes, including the Lash Couture line. The Little Black Dress set has just the right amount of drama, falling between subtle and over-the-top glam. I like them and I think that they are a safe option for anyone, no matter how experienced you are with false lashes.

Kiss Lash Couture Lashes Little Black Dress
Kiss Lash Couture Lashes in Little Black Dress

Almay Shadow Squad in Cause a Stir

I have not really gotten into the eyeshadow trend of having a palette with one color that comes in multiple finishes. I tend to use three, four, or more colors on my eye for any given look. Using a palette such as this one all on its own is going to look monochromatic on the eye without much transition or variety. Maybe you are supposed to supplement it with other palettes? Either way Cause a Stir did not blow me away with the swatches. I will give it a go on the eye before I decide to pass this quad on.

Almay Shadow Squad Cause a Stir
Almay Shadow Squad in Cause a Stir

Almay Shadow Squad Cause a Stir swatches
Cause a Stir swatches

Covergirl trunaked Shadow Palette

I will be honest and say that when I see palettes like this in the drugstore I tend to run away because they are notorious for looking great but performing badly. Besides that, there are so many nude palettes on the market, and I already have the Naked palettes. I was pleasantly surprised when I swatched this palette. The pigmentation is good for the drugstore. You definitely get some base/highlight shades, crease/transition shades, and outer-v shades. The swatches were on the powdery side, but I have swatched eyeshadows that were much worse. My only suggestion to Covergirl would be to expand the shade range in this palette as each group of three eyeshadows are too similar, leading to not a lot of variation on the eyelid as you try to create a look.

Covergirl trunaked Shadow Palette
Covergirl trunaked Shadow Palette

Covergirl trunaked Shadow Palette swatches
trunaked Shadow Palette swatches

Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

I have already used up a tube of Lash Paradise, and I am excited to receive another! It is definitely one of my favorite mascaras, and one that I can trust in my daily routine for glam everyday. This mascara is supposed to be a dupe for Too Faced's famous Better Than Sex mascara, and they both feature hourglass-shaped wands. The Lash Paradise formula is ready to go on first application, unlike others that take a week or two of use to hit their prime. The only downfall of this mascara is that it is really hard to wash off, and requires an eye makeup remover. I will go through the hassle to rock this mascara any day.

Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise
Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

Influenced by Nature

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Influenced by Nature
Walmart Beauty Favorites Box in Influenced by Nature

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Influenced by Nature

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Influenced by Nature products
Influenced by Nature products

Palmer's Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack

The protein pack is essentially a deep conditioning treatment that can also be used as an overnight mask by wearing a cap. It claims to repair weak, fragile, damaged hair while adding moisture, shine, and deep hydration. The directions state to use it after shampoo, focusing on your ends. Leave it on for 10-20 minutes, then rinse.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
Palmer's Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack

Hask Orchid and White Truffle Moisture Rich Deep Conditioner

I think we are seeing a trend with conditioning packs and the claims that they make. This conditioner by Hask says that it will hydrate and shine dry, damaged hair. You are to apply it to clean, wet hair, focusing on damaged areas. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse. It can be used one to two times per week.

Hask Orchid and White Truffle Moisture Rich Deep Conditioner
Hask Orchid and White Truffle Moisture Rich Deep Conditioner

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Mask

This mask by Garnier focuses on reconstructing, mending damage and brittleness, and strengthening strands. You are to apply it generously and leave it on for three minutes.

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Mask
Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Mask

Garnier Fructis Nourishing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask

Continuing this Walmart Beauty Favorites boxes review is another hair mask by Garnier. It should provide soft, smooth, and manageable hair. It says that it can be used three ways: 
  1. As a mask that is applied after shampoo, leave on for one minute then rinse
  2. As a conditioner
  3. As a leave-in conditioner on damp hair
I really do not see the difference between uses one and two, based upon the directions because I always let my conditioner sit anyways.

Garnier Fructis Nourishing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask
Garnier Fructis Nourishing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask

Renpure Advanced Tea Tree and Lemon Sage Shampoo and Conditioner

First things first, this shampoo and conditioner pair smells exactly like the name- lemon, sage, and tea tree. It is a medicinal scent, but one that I enjoy because it is different from today's highly perfumed hair products. The directions are standard to other shampoos and conditioners. The duo is supposed to stimulate natural nutrient flow to the hair for healthier, shinier, softer hair. I have been using these and the only downfall is that the product builds up in my hair. With extended use my hair starts to look weighed down and oily as if I am not washing it. I have to break the cycle by using a different shampoo and conditioner to keep my hair fresh.

Renpure Advanced Tea Tree and Lemon Sage Shampoo and Conditioner
Renpure Advanced Tea Tree and Lemon Sage Shampoo and Conditioner

Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner

Once again this pair smells like it's name, which is lovely. This set claims to calm frizzy hair, smooth, and nourish for healthier hair. The directions are standard on these as well.

Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner
Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner


Refresh Renew Extend

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Refresh Renew Extend
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Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Refresh Renew Extend

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Refresh Renew Extend products
Refresh Renew Extend products

Loreal Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

This conditioning treatment by Loreal fights weak, dry, dull, rough hair, and split ends. What a mouthful! The directions say to use it after shampoo. Leave it on for three to five minutes and rinse.

Loreal Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm
Loreal Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

Nexxus Keraphix Treatment Masque Proteinfusion

The Keraphix treatment mask sounds perfect for my life for use after bleach. It claims to heal severely damaged hair, including roughness and brittleness, for hair that is smooth and healthy looking. The directions state to press the treatment into the hair from mid-length to ends, then comb through. Leave it on for three to five minutes and rinse.

Nexxus Keraphix Treatment Masque Proteinfusion
Nexxus Keraphix Treatment Masque Proteinfusion

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Foam Conditioner in Blue Ginger

This foam conditioner will be the second one that I have tried. I like the concept, but I hope that I like Herbal Essences version better than Pantene's. The directions are what I expect- shake well and apply a palm-sized amount to your hair. Allow the foam to absorb, then rinse.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Foam Conditioner Blue Ginger
Herbal Essences Bio Renew Foam Conditioner in Blue Ginger

OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo

I am sure that you all know how a dry shampoo is supposed to perform. Nonetheless I will be going through the list of claims and directions for each inside of the box. The OGX dry shampoo says that it will absorb oil, restore, and revive. Be sure to shake the can well and hold it eight to 12 inches away from the head while spraying. Massage the spray through the roots and then brush through the hair so that it can effectively absorb oil.

OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo
OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo

Hask Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo

Charcoal does not seem like a product that you would spray on your hair, but that will not stop me from trying it! This dry shampoo is infused with charcoal powder. Shake the can well and hold it six to 10 inches away from your hair while spraying. Follow-up by massaging the spray into your roots.

Hask Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo
Hask Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

Batiste is probably the name brand that comes to mind when people think of dry shampoo. Here we have the original formula and scent. It really has the same directions as the other dry shampoos so far.

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

got2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo

Finally we have a dry shampoo that says a few different things. got2b's version says that there will be no white residue and that the fragrance will last throughout the day. It does have the same application steps as the others, including holding the can eight to 10 inches away from your head.

got2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo
got2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo

Love My Curls

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Love My Curls
Walmart Beauty Favorites Box in Love My Curls

Walmart Beauty Favorites Box Love My Curls

Hask Coconut Milk and Organic Honey Curl Care Deep Conditioner

Here is yet another deep conditioner from Hask, but this time it is for curly hair. It claims to quench and control frizz while enhancing curls. Apply the deep conditioner to wet hair and leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse. It can be used one to two times per week.

Hask Coconut Milk and Organic Honey Curl Care Deep Conditioner
Hask Coconut Milk and Organic Honey Curl Care Deep Conditioner

ORS Curls Unleashed Shea Butter and Mango Leave-in Conditioner

Curls Unleashed is a leave-in conditioner that will protect, moisturize, soften, and detangle the hair. Apply it to damp hair and do not rinse.

ORS Curls Unleashed Shea Butter and Mango Leave-in Conditioner
ORS Curls Unleashed Shea Butter and Mango Leave-in Conditioner

John Frieda Frizz Ease Touch-up Creme

I am a fan of anti-frizz creams, and I am ready to put John Frieda's to the test. Frizz Ease says that it will calm and smooth frizz-prone hair by sealing in moisture and eliminating flyaways. You are to rub a small amount into dry hair, concentrating on the ends. The thick white cream does take some working into the hair. At first it feels like you are just slathering cream onto your hair with no results. Trust me, just keep working at it and it will absorb into your hair. It smells like a perfumed hair product.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Touch-up Creme
John Frieda Frizz Ease Touch-up Creme

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-in Conditioner

We got quite a generous amount of leave-in conditioner in this bottle! This one will moisturize, soften, detangle, and calm frizz for basically any type of hair. It does say that it is for chemically processed, dyed, bleached, and heat styled hair. It also works to promote growth and strength. Apply the leave-in conditioner to clean, towel-dried hair by working a fair amount from roots to ends. Comb it through to distribute evenly and do not rinse. You can really smell the shea butter in this thick, creamy white product.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-in Conditioner
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-in Conditioner

Maui Moisture Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner

I love the purple bottle and gold lids on this shampoo and conditioner pair. The directions are pretty standard, including leaving the conditioner in for three to five minutes before rinsing. The duo claims to soften, quench, and repair your hair. It smells naturally perfumed with hints of coconut and aloe.

Maui Moisture Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner
Maui Moisture Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I had a packet sample of this from a Walmart Beauty Box, and I ended up throwing it away unfinished. The product left a horrible texture in my hair and made it a tangled mess. I think part of the reason is that I applied too much because you do not have a lot of control with a packet. I will give it another go with this tube sample because it is easier to squeeze and control. Ultimately I think it is not really for my type of hair, which causes it to feel disgusting. This product is supposed to define curls, reduce frizz, and smooth. It says to apply sparingly to damp hair and do not rinse it out. The thick, white cream smells like coconut oil.

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Tresemme Tres Mousse

The last item in my Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes review is a mousse. I am not someone that uses mousse, nor am I sure what you should use it for. The directions on the can are very simple, making me think that I can use it as an anti-frizz cream on damp hair. The directions say to apply the mousse to damp hair with your hands or a brush, then brush it through.

Tresemme Tres Mousse
Tresemme Tres Mousse

We have finally gone through all of the Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes together! I have plenty of final thoughts. For the hair care the packet products all contain a generous amount of product and have a lot of weight to them. I also got a lot of awesome products to test out and I hope that I discover some new favorites. I will definitely be working on the hair products for the rest of the year. The makeup boxes included some amazing products that I fully stand behind, and, of course I love to try new products too. I will say that for each box, both for makeup and hair care, that the themes were spot on with today's trends and concerns and Walmart did a good job of keeping the themes consistent throughout each box. Did you purchase any of these products? Which products do you adore? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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