Saturday, 21 March 2015

Controvertial Cohorted

So, when Cohorted first started I raved about it. 
Cheap, high end and premium beauty products for a quarter of the price?! Erm, amazing!

There was also a rumous of the Lorac Pro pallet coming into stock, and a friend of mine, search everywhere when we were stateside for it, but could't find it, and this was the ultimate good news!

This was back in July that it advertised, then in October, Cohorted insisted they were just awaiting the arrival of stock for the Lorac Pro... Christmas came and went and still no sign.

As of beginning of February, their new website launched, and the drama happened, regarding the new site, and beauty box coinsiding and many people were more than disappointed. 
Many of whom, had been loyal customers, like myself, for quite a number of months.

So, I don't think we'll be getting the Lorac Pro pallet eh? Sad face. Ah well, the search continues!

Back to the controversy surrounding Cohorted, which is with them being a little suspect about where their products come from, and the high end beauty brands knowning nothing of the online retailed, makes me take a step away, and not buy anything for now. I am sure by now you know the one's I am talking about.

However, I did buy the March beauty box, as my order was placed in Feb, and couldn't be cancelled. 

It arrived this week, and here are the contents...

Too Faced - Exotic Colour Intense Eye Shadow
RRP £12.50
Copper Peony
Buy here

Such a gorgeous colour, just in time for the seasons changing. 

A spot on colour for what I wear in summer months!

Urban Decay - Perversion mascara
RRP £8
Buy here 
This is a travel size, which I don't mind as I have the full size. Great deep black colour, great thick wand for everyday. Excellent to carry around for afternoon touch ups.

Sleek - Highlighting Pallet
RRP £9.99
Buy here
Precious Metals
I am not sure I would use a pallet like this. I love this whole contour wave happening at the moment, but every face does not suit it, and I for one, would look a bit odd. 

But the colours are lovely, so I would suggest using it as a eye shadow pallet instead! The Antique bronze and Royal Gold would be great in summer.

Bare Minerals - Pure Transform Night Treatment
RRP £45
Buy here
Holy moly that is expensive for a powder ngiht treatment. I would never imagine putting powder on my face at night, but the reviews are amazing! 
I am unsure about clogging my pores at night, although I do guess it would be like using a face cream. I guess this is just a little known for me at the moment.

I think skin care is very personal and subjective, so it often puts me off beauty boxes, that include specific treatments, as half the people receiving (like me) may get no use out of it, even it is worth double the box price.

In conclusion, it is a great box contents, but 4 items is a little sparce, especially when one product is a miniture, like the mascara. 
I can't say it is worse than any other beauty box, as I am one for only taking out a subscription for the month I want, then cancelling it. So, this one off buy is good if you like that.

But, the controversy about if the products are real, the pricing inflations when checking out and the cohorts no longer dropping dramatically in price has really put me off.
I was a loyal customer, but there is something not quite right at the moment.

Let me know your thoughts on it all below! :)


  1. I didn't even know about this until this post! oh thank you! :)

  2. Have you tried Roses's Beauty Store? They almost always have the Lorac Pro Palette in stock! xx


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