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What’s in the Beauty Bay Ultimate Mystery Box?

Beauty mystery boxes have exploded in popularity, offering a thrilling surprise element to the world of makeup and skincare. But what exactly are they, and why are they so captivating? Here’s a look at what’s inside the latest Beauty Bay Ultimate Mystery Box to give you an idea.

Cosmetics mystery boxes are a curated surprise. Unlike traditional shopping, where you choose individual products, beauty mystery boxes present a curated selection chosen by the retailer or brand. This element of the unknown adds a layer of anticipation, like unwrapping a present. You never know what treasures you might discover, from coveted high-end products to hidden gems from emerging lines.

Beauty Bay mystery boxes have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, introducing me to new products before. I bought last year’s Birthday Box and was so impressed I snapped up the latest mystery box to see what else this brand has in store. 

Unboxing the Beauty Bay Ultimate Mystery Box

This type of purchase allows beauty lovers to experiment with new brands, formulations and colours, potentially helping you to uncover your next holy grail item. It's a fantastic way to broaden your beauty horizons and discover hidden favourites.

Value proposition: Beauty Bay Ultimate Mystery Box

Always priced MUCH lower than the combined value of the included products, this mystery box has an attractive price point. At £29, the value of what’s inside is set at over £99! This makes the box ideal for budget-conscious shoppers or those seeking a cost-effective way to try new skincare and makeup products. 

I ordered the box on Thursday and it arrived today (Saturday). Delivery was free (I also purchased an eye serum separately). That’s not just good value, it’s very fast delivery - something that keeps me returning to Beauty Bay. I trust the brand. I trust it on quality and I trust it to deliver on time. 

So, what was in my box?

First up, the mystery box was delivered in a plain cardboard box, featuring a cut-out B (for Beauty Bay) on the left hand flap inside. Items were covered, but not individually wrapped, with tissue and some were bubble wrapped. All the items were full size, vegan and cruelty free.


My box had two palettes - Fiery 2.0 sixteen-pan worth £14 and the nine-pan Berries with a value of £9.50. I love Beauty Bay’s eyeshadow formulas, so these are a great addition to my shadow collection. While I was waiting for my order to arrive, I was praying the box would not include palettes I’ve already got, and I wasn’t disappointed. The brand’s eyeshadows are rich and creamy, with outstanding pigmentation and blendability. 

Beauty Bay eyeshadow palettes
The eyeshadow palettes I received in my Beauty Bay Ultimate Mystery Box


The box contained a 90ml tub of Chamomile and Oat Lipid Cleansing Balm worth £10. I use cleansing balm as part of a double cleansing routine, so this is perfect for me. I’ve previously used a Beauty Bay cleansing balm and was impressed. It removed makeup and left my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. Also in the box was a 150ml 5% Glycolic Acid and 1% PHA toner worth £8.50. It promises to exfoliate and brighten the skin while smoothing it. Perfect! The final skincare item was a 45ml Peeling Solution worth £6.25. It contains glycolic acid and salicylic acid - 30% AHA and 2% BHA. I’m looking forward to trying this.


Beauty Bay skincare products
All the skincare products in my box


I got The Pastels Crayon Eyeliner in Blue Skies worth £7. This twist-up, self-sharpening liner is in the most stunning pale blue. I will definitely wear it through spring and summer, and, in all honesty, probably tomorrow! It’s lovely and soft. The nib is very fine, making this product great for use as a graphic liner anywhere on the face. Beauty Bay says it won’t crease or smudge.

Also in the box was the Flash 4.1g highlighter compact worth £8 and a Coral 6.5g blush compact worth £8. I can’t move on without mentioning that this blusher is so fine it feels like a cream. Blends like a dream too.

I also got an Eye Base 1 in a 15ml tube with an applicator worth £7. Thrilled this was included as I’ve always wanted to try a Beauty Bay eye base. 

A Jelly Lip Oil in Papaya was also there. It’s in a 10ml tube and is worth £7.50. I’ve already used this. It smells amazing and feels amazing. What more can I say? 

Also included was a Lip Liner Pencil in Heather worth £5.50. I’m a fan of Beauty Bay lip liners and this one will fit nicely into my collection. They are soft and creamy with no dragging or dryness. In the past, when I’ve been in a hurry, I’ve used one as a lipstick and topped with an oil. 

And finally…

My box contained the BB101 powder brush in white and silver. It’s soft and fluffy, and looks stunning. I can’t find this brush on Beauty Bay’s website, but I’d say it is worth around £8.

A selection of Beauty Bay makeup products
The makeup products, plus the super-soft and fluffy brush

Was my mystery box from Beauty Bay worth it?

Yes, without question! I’m thrilled with everything in it. There is not a single item I won’t use. 

And the total value? A staggering £99.25! What a bargain!

What's inside the Beauty Bay Ultimate Mystery Box
Everything I received. The items have a combined value of over £99

To me, it was about more than the products; it was the thrill of the hunt. The anticipation of unveiling the box's contents added a layer of excitement to the entire experience that you cannot put a price tag on. It's like embarking on a beauty treasure hunt, where each product reveals a new surprise. This feeling of discovery keeps the experience engaging and fosters a sense of anticipation.

The allure of beauty mystery boxes extends beyond the initial gratification. They often spark conversations, like this one, where individuals share their experiences, reviews and product discoveries. This fosters a sense of connection and allows beauty enthusiasts to learn from each other's experiences.

With a plethora of options available, selecting the perfect mystery box can be overwhelming. Consider your budget, preferred brands, product categories (makeup, skincare, etc.), and any known allergies or sensitivities. 

While exciting, mystery boxes aren't without potential drawbacks. You might receive products you don't need or dislike, leading to disappointment. Additionally, some boxes might not cater to specific skin types or concerns, so be mindful of your individual needs.

I recommend the Beauty Bay Ultimate Mystery Box because it delivers all-round outstanding value, plenty of surprises and a mix of makeup and skincare products. You, honestly, can’t go wrong. So, the next time you see Beauty Bay post a video like the one below, go and check out the offer. This is a brand that puts quality and exceptional customer service at the core of its businesses. I'm impressed and I hope you will be too.

Ultimately, beauty mystery boxes offer a unique and captivating way to explore the world of cosmetics and skincare. They add a dose of excitement, encourage experimentation and potentially introduce you to new favourites. Approach them with a sense of adventure and manage your expectations to ensure a fulfilling experience.

I have no connection to Beauty Bay and the opinions expressed in this post are my own.


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