In perfect tropical print style to get you in the holiday mood, this set is an amalgamation of Lauder brands, all in travel sizes and some pretty good offers as well. I’ll list out the contents and the offers, but it’s well worth noting that there is a full size MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara in this offer.
Each sample has a ‘call to action’ (CTA) to incentivize you to go to their respective web sites, so you could well end up a) spending more than you expected or b) getting some awesome savings! It depends whether your cup is half full or half empty.
Product: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex, 7ml. CTA: Join EL E-List Loyalty Programme to receive 15% off your first purchase as a Loyalty Member.
Product: Estee Edit Dissolve The Drama 2-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser, 15ml. CTA: As above.
Product: Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream, 3ml. CTA: Use code for 15% off a £25 or more order at Clinique.co.uk and/or receive complementary service and sample.
Product: Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, 30ml. CTA: Save 15% at origins.co.uk.
Product: MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara FULL SIZE. CTA: Complimentary 6ml sample of Strobe Cream with your next order at maccosmetics.co.uk
Product: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink, 0.9g. CTA: 15% off your next order at bobbibrown.co.uk over £45 and/or complementary ‘party ready’ makeover at a Bobbi counter.
Product: Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray 50ml. CTA: 20% discount at bumbleandbumble.co.uk.
Product: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 7ml. CTA: £10 off when you spend £40 or more on the UK site.
It might be that this bag is full of things you’ve always fancied trying which would make it an excellent buy, and MAC mascara is excellent, but personally it feels a little muddled to have so many different sites with differing offers. If it was, like Bumble, 20% off across the board, that would be pretty good and I’d be Christmas and birthday shopping right now, but it’s not.
What’s clear from the offers on the included leaflet is that the marketing departments of each brand have gone for maximum gain which I think might give them a slap in the face rather than the handshake they’re expecting. For a start, there are eight different offers, some sending you to counter (not forcing you, mind you!) and some sending you on-line. You’re required to join a mailing list for the Estee Lauder offers, and across the board, the offers are different, ranging from a straight discount to discounts with spend.
I’ve done beauty boxes – I know there is more gain to be had from making consumers feel they’ve got something generous and wonderful in their hands than there is in being demanding and confusing. Come on, guys, it’s really not that hard. Go for feel good every time – that’s what pays the dividends down the line. That said, it’s £25 and the full size MAC mascara has a value of £19.50, with the box totalling a value of £73. It’s available from 31st July and I’ll flag it up again in case you fancy it.
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