Cohorted May Beauty Box Review

I had seen previous reviews for the Cohorted Beauty Boxes and to say the contents within them were impressive, would be an understatement. I knew I had to get my hands on May’s box, and as you can tell, I did, but it took me a good twenty minutes of refreshing their website to get hold of one. They were so popular that the website kept crashing and I know that a lot of people were unfortunately left disappointed as there were only a very limited number of boxes available. After getting the box this morning I can safely say that May’s Cohorted Beauty Box is the best box I have ever received, with the contents worth over £92!




May’s Cohorted Beauty Box contained;

Too Faced Exotic Color Eyeshadow in ‘Poison Orchid’
Dolce & Gabbana Lace Nail Lacquer in ‘Perfection’
Cargo Eyeshadow Palette Vintage Escape
Michael Kors Lip Lacquer in ‘Dame’

Too Faced Exotic Color Eyeshadow in ‘Poison Orchid’

RRP £15
Even though I have a wishlist as long as my arm for them, I haven’t actually tried anything from Too Faced yet so I was really excited to see this within the Cohorted box. I received the shade ‘Poison Orchid’ which looks like a really bright but magical purple in the pan, but once applied it’s very different. As eyeshadow’s go, this isn’t particularly pigmented, but I don’t think that is the purpose with this shade. It applies as a deep, almost navy base with the most gorgeous two toned purple shimmer over the top which steals the show. In the pan I didn’t think this would be a shade I would get any use out of, but once swatched it gives such a beautiful effect, that is unlike anything else I own. The shade of this really doesn’t come across in the photos, it was so hard to capture it’s ‘true beauty’ but honestly it’s gorgeous! I’m super excited to try some daring, evening looks with this eyeshadow.


Dolce & Gabbana Lace Nail Lacquer in ‘Perfection’

RRP £19
When I saw the Dolce & Gabbana box sitting amongst the tissue paper in this month’s box, I got very, very excited! They are yet another brand that I haven’t tried any beauty items from so to see them within Cohorted’s box was great for me. After countless years of new year resolutions, I have finally stopped biting my fingernails last month and they are really starting to grow so I can actually paint them now! For this reason, I was actually pleased to see a nail varnish within a beauty box, especially when it was such a gorgeous shade like ‘Perfection’. This is the perfect nude everyday nail varnish, that applies really easily and dries a lot quicker than the majority of polishes I’ve previously tried. Retailing at £19, this is a really generous nail varnish to see in a beauty box, and one that I’m absolutely smitten with – I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of this – thanks Cohorted!



Cargo Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Vintage Escape’

RRP £35
The most exciting item in this month’s Cohorted box for me is the Cargo Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Vintage Escape’. When I saw a full sized eyeshadow palette within the box, I was very pleasantly surprised, and even more so when i opened it! I’m often fussy with eyeshadows and usually within a palette I won’t get any use out of around half of the shades, but that really won’t be the case with this. It contains 12 shades of neutrals, smokey browns and smooth charcoals, with a mixture of creamy matte and shimmers. The quality of the shadows is honestly outstanding, they’re so pigmented but creamy and blendable at the same time. The outside of the palette is covered with a brown leather, and feels really good quality. It’s heavy and stable, and inside it’s fully solid without any of the cheaper foam inserts. Included is also a really nice good quality dual ended brush with a shader and slanted liner, which makes a lovely change to those cheap applicators often found in other palettes. I honestly can’t believe a £35 eyeshadow palette was included in this months Cohorted box, you’d never find that in the likes of Glossybox!


Michael Kors Lip Lacquer in ‘Dame’

RRP £23.50
As a self confessed lipstick addict, I was extremely happy to see a full sized Michael Kors Lip Lacquer in Cohorted’s box. Described as a ‘Luminous Plum’ shade, ‘Dame’, gives you a long lasting pop of colour with a high gloss finish. In the bullet ‘Dame’ looks quite intimidating but it’s a lot less scary once applied as it’s not opaque, and more of a sheen. It contains tiny flecks of sparkle that in turn give off such a gorgeous glossy shine providing a really unique, but lovely finish. I absolutely love the packaging of this lipstick, and it’s another item from this box that I know I’ll get a lot of use from.


I can’t express how happy I am with this month’s Cohorted box. It’s contents is worth over £92, which is incredible considering I paid £20 (+ P&P) for the box itself. I’m going to get use out of every product in this box, which is a rarity for me, and I’m really looking forward to getting a grips with these new items! These Cohorted boxes are one off purchases so they aren’t necessarily a subscription box, but if you want to pick one up I would highly suggest setting a reminder on your phone for June’s release (1st June @ 6PM BST) – I already have!

What do you think of this month’s Cohorted box? Would you consider picking up one of their boxes?

emily x

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  • I was gutted that I missed out on this but I already own that Cargo palette, so maybe it’s just as well I missed out! I adore that palette, it really is one of my faves! This box looks great – much better than all of the others on offer! xx

    • Yes I think you shouldn’t be as disappointed considering you’ve got the palette already, I absolutely love it already! Hopefully you’ll be able to pick up next month’s box xx

  • Leah Shafik

    I got a different too faced shadow to you and it’s still on my hand after my swatch (which is in my YouTube unboxing video) I have washed up, showered, bathed and general handwashing and still, it’s there….it’s not going anywhere! I loved this box. My first one (and possibly my last) but it was the bestbox I have ever had 🙂

    • Ooo which shade did you get? This is the best box I’ve ever had too, hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on next months one as well! x

      • Leah Shafik

        I got Enchanted Garden? (I think) it is like a dark brown with gold shimmers in it. I swatched it on my video…have a peek…! I may have to invest in some others – they are soooo good! x

        • Oh wow that sounds lovely! I’ll definitely take a look at your video xx

  • Hayley Walker

    Wow, that blow GlossyBox out of the water 🙂

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

    • It definitely does blow GlossyBox out of the water yes! Slightly more expensive, but definitely worth it x

  • That’s such a great box! Mine arrived yesterday and I was so impressed – very excited about so many high end brands in one box x

  • Wow. Serious envy here! Stunning contents. Well done, Cohorted.
    Gillian xx EyelinerFlicks

    • They’ve done such a good job with this box haven’t they! x

  • I really need to try and get my hands on one of these next time, the products you get look amazing!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • I was so impressed with this box so definitely want to get my hands on next month’s box too! Hopefully they won’t sell out as quickly and you can pick one up! x

  • Sammie Foster

    I really need to get my hands on the box in June! I was unfortunately sat refreshing the crashed website for ages. How nice does the pallet look!


    • It was so frustrating wasn’t it! I can’t believe how popular they are! Hopefully you’ll be able to get June’s box – I’m going to be trying my hardest! x


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  • Erm so HOW AMAZING IS THIS BOX PLEASE?! I can’t even believe all the amazing stuff you got in there! OWNS Glossybox hands down this bad boy! So glad I clicked to stalk your blog, it’s gorgeous! Your photos are stunning. xx

    • It’s such an amazing box isn’t it?! It’s definitely the best beauty box I’ve ever recieved hands down! Aww thank you that means a lot xx

  • Hi!! I can’t beleive the price on this beauty box! I went to check out if they ship to Spain
    but there’s no option for international shipping 🙁 🙁 I’m so bumped because I love
    everything in this box!! The cargo palette is so gorgeous and that lipstick…
    you are so lucky!! 😉

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script ?

    • That’s such a shame that they don’t ship to Spain – hopefully they will start too soon! The palette is amazing, I’m so impressed with it! Thanks for dropping by x

  • What an amazing box! And this palette looks gorgeous! A few times I was very close to buying Cargo palette but I wasn’t sure about the quality so it hasn’t happened 😉 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • It’s such a great box isn’t it! I’m really enjoying the Cargo Palette actually! I’ll do a full review on it soon! x

  • Mademoiselle Lala

    Oh wow this box is amazing, the palette alone is amazing!

    • It is isn’t it! The palette is so gorgeous! x

  • Nina

    You got some amazing products. Love this eyeshade palette. xx

    • I did, didn’t I! The eyeshadow palette is my favourite item, I love it too! x

  • This is a really impressive beauty box! Normally, you would be lucky to have just one of these things in your box – never mind all of them together! I would be happy to receive any of these – they all look like lovely products 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

    • I totally agree! I couldn’t believe it when I opened it, they’re all such great products – very lucky!! x

  • Jordyn Brown

    That is a great deal on this box, I think my favorite is a tie between the lipstick and the palette!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern Stylista

    • Definitely a great deal!! I love both of them, but I think I love the palette that little bit more! x

  • Wow. There are some high quality products in there. I’m kind of obsessed with the D&G nail varnish. Such a cool hue. :]

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    • Such a great box isn’t it! I haven’t tried any D&G Nail Varnish before this, so I’m excited to test it out! x

  • This looks like one of the best subscription boxes I have ever seen!!! I am so jealous! That palettes looks stunning. I wonder if you can order it from Australia?

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

    • It’s only UK I guess.

  • the cargo palette looks amazing wow – need! x

    • It definitely is amazing – I’m very impressed! x

  • This box looks awesome it definitely worths it. Thanks for sharing


    The Color Palette

    • It was definitely worth what I paid for it, I’m very impressed with the contents! Welcome! Thank you for reading x

  • Emma Waller (Emmajane01)

    the beauty box looks amazing, so many good products!

    • It definitely does, doesn’t it! I couldn’t believe it when I opened the box! x

  • That has got to be one of the best box I’ve seen! Shame Cohorted doesn’t do worldwide delivery, I think they only ship within UK. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • It’s the best box I’ve ever had for sure! I was very impressed! That’s such a shame that they only deliver to the UK, hopefully they’ll branch out soon! x

  • I’ve never heard about this box before, it’s so amazing, you get so much great stuff with it! (: Love the Cargo palette
    Nati xx

    • I think it’s a fairly new box, that’s only been going for a couple of months but it’s my favourite already! I love the cargo palette too – it’s beautiful isn’t it! Thanks for reading x

      • It’s such a pity that they don’t sell this box in my place 🙁

  • Susan Dollparts

    NO WAY?! first thing I´ll be doing on 1st of june!!! this is mental!!! Can´t believe that´s in there.

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts:disqus

    • Me too! I’ve set an alarm in my phone, desperately hoping I get next month’s box too! Such amazing value x

  • Amazing I’m going to check them out now. fantastic post k x