Julep Maggie swatch:
Maggie is really pretty violet color with shimmer or as Julep describes it, "a frosty amethyst, gemstone in a bottle." I think this is too dark to be considered amethyst, never the less this a gorgeous purple! The formula was excellent, opaque in two coats!
Julep Pout Plumping Lip Gloss:
Julep describes these as a "pout plumping lip gloss to moisturize, shine, and give you fuller, sexier lips." I'm not crazy about these lip glosses in any way. First of all they are $18, that's REALLY expensive and they don't feel or look like anything special. Actually the labels you see here are stickers you can easily take off, I don't think an $18 lip gloss should have cheap stickers on it. These lip glosses do feel pretty moisturizing, but not extremely long lastly. Arousal is a neutral rosy-brown with pink pearl. The color has a nice sheen to it, but not a unique color at all. I could really feel the tingly feeling on my lips, it was almost a little painful and I was about to take it off but it subsided. Ultraviolet is a sheer burgundy color with gold and pink pearl. I didn't really feel the tingly feeling in this one. I don't really like the color, I don't like how you can see little specks. Again this was is just really too sheer and nothing special to be worth $18. Did they "plump" my lips? No. I don't think any lip gloss that claims this ever does.
So that's it for this month's Julep Maven boxes! I like the nail polish but the lip glosses are not worth it in my opinion. Oh wait, I didn't talk about the makeup bag that was included...it's alright. Feels kind of cheap, but I like that it has pockets inside. I've filled mine with miscellaneous stuff like jewelry, random makeup products, head bands, etc. Thanks for reading!