Have you ever purchased beauty products that you wish you tried before buying? Getting annoyed with having to return a product a week later because it wasn't what you expected? Or the alternative - you don't end up returning it because you forget about it and end up wasting money (the worst!). What about the beauty products you buy but don't use frequently enough and end up throwing away because you've had it way too long. I know I've experienced all of the aforementioned problems and regret that I didn't know about So Choix sooner.
So Choix at a Glance
So Choix (pronounced SHWAA) is an affordable online subscription service that allows you to try a variety of well-known beauty samples (Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Chanel etc.) without having to commit to the full-sized product. Every month, you will gain 250 points (equivalent to $5) that you can use towards purchase of a full-size product. You have the ability to choose 5 products every month, which I found to be very generous. With your samples, you are also given cases for your blush and disposable applicators.
The cost is minimal, at $15 a month, and you can cancel anytime through your online account. You can also opt out of the subscription service and pay for each sample separately. However, it costs $5 to purchase samples separately, so it makes more economic sense to pay the monthly fee.
For my first box I chose the following products:
1. Gimme Brow brow gel by Benefit
2. POREfessional face primer by Benefit
3. Orgasm blush by NARS
4. Lighting blush in 'Ethereal Glow" by Hourglass
5. Nail Lacquer in 'Acqua 720' by Dolce and Gabbana
*Disclaimer: Photos are of full-size products and not a representation of sample sizes given by So Choix
My favourite of all the products I tried was the POREfessional face primer by BENEFIT. I have been so curious about this product and have been wanting to try it for the longest time. I just did not want to commit to purchasing it not knowing whether or not it would actually have the ability to reduce the appearance of my pores. I am actually very happy with the overall product and have noticed a reduction in my pore size when applying prior to my foundation and concealer. I would definitely purchase this product again.
I also really enjoyed the lighting effect of the lighting blush by Hourglass. It provided a nice shimmery glow, without the added oily effect that I find with most highlighters. I definitely see me using this product a lot through the summer.
All-in-all I really enjoyed the services So Choix had to offer and liked that I had the ability to try products that have been on my wishlist for a while. I also liked that I didn't have to commit to a full-size product, especially not knowing whether or not I would like the product. I think So Choix could be a real money saver in the long run as I won't be wasting money on products I may not like or finish and can invest the money saved on products I'm really loving!
*This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.