Julep Maven June 2017 Review & Unboxing

Julep When Pencil Met Gel Blackest Black, Forest Green

Julep’s new June 2017 releases include some gorgeous sunset-inspired nail polishes, along with a brand new ‘With a Twist’ mascara.  Tempted as I was, I decided to go with some much needed essentials, including 2 waterproof eyeliners and a cream eyeshadow for summer.  I also had some extra Jules (i.e. Julep’s reward points that you can redeem for free products), so I threw in a stunning holographic nail polish last minute. 🙂  Here’s everything I picked up in my June 2017 Julep Maven Beauty Box:

Julep When Pencil Met Gel & Eyeshadow 101

Julep When Pencil Met Gel in Blackest Black, Forest Green

From left to right: When Pencil Met Gel in Blackest Black, When Pencil Met Gel in Green Shimmer, Eyeshadow 101 in Slate Shimmer

Julep When Pencil Met Gel, Eyeshadow 101 swatches

Swatches from left to right: When Pencil Met Gel in Blackest Black, When Pencil Met Gel in Green Shimmer, Eyeshadow 101 in Slate Shimmer

I typically use pencils to create winged looks, so it’s super important to me that the formula applies cleanly and stays put.  Julep’s When Pencil Met Gel eyeliners fit the bill perfectly.  They’re waterproof and smudge-proof once the creamy formula has set (takes about 30 seconds), providing a good 10+ hours of wear. I grabbed one in Blackest Black and Forest Green Shimmer and the quality is consistent across both.

Another summer makeup essential for me are cream eyeshadow sticks – swipe, smudge, and you’re good to go.  I grabbed Julep’s Eyeshadow 101 in the color Slate Shimmer.  Similar to the When Pencil Met Gel eyeliners, their formula is waterproof and completely budgeproof once set, making it perfect for the pool and beach!  The best part?  Julep enhanced the formula with some skin-loving ingredients like vitamin E, C, and aloe leaf juice.

Julep When Pencil Met Gel in Blackest Black, Forest Green swatch

Wearing Julep Eyeshadow 101 in Slate Shimmer on the lid, When Pencil Met Gel in Blackest Black on the top lash line, When Pencil Met Gel in Green Shimmer smudged on the bottom lash line.

Julep Eyeshadow 101 in Slate Shimmer swatch

Julep Ebony Nail Polish

Julep Ebony nail polish

And last but not least, I grabbed a gorgeous holographic, slightly edgy shade of nail polish – Julep Ebony.  It has a dark grey base with holographic micro-shimmer.  The formula is the perfect consistency – it’s not too thin/streaky, nor too thick/goopy.  It glides on super smooth and evenly, and builds to full coverage after two coats, as shown below.

Julep Ebony swatch


So that was my Julep Maven Beauty Box for the month of June!  I was once again amazed at all the products I was able to pick up for only ~$20 (I’m on their 3-month subscription plan), and the quality did not disappoint.

If you’re interested in trying out Julep’s monthly beauty box, they currently have two deals going on for new subscribers:

(Scroll down a bit on each of the pages to find the coupon codes, then pop them in at checkout.)


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