OMG not another Memebox!? I promise this is the last… for this month! But this time it’s one that I rarely pick – a makeup themed box. I usually choose the ones focused more on skincare but since I am currently overflowing with skincare I thought why not give the makeup a try? Plus the theme sounded like it will be a box full of very natural no-makeup kind of makeup, and can be easily added to my daily routine, so it sounded like a pretty safe bet. So, how did it fare?
I bought this as a value set with the Memebox Superbox #53 My Honey Box – I only had to pay one standard shipping for 2 boxes with free upgrade to express shipping. The shipping date for this was fixed on 19 September and I received this on 22 September. The set of 2 boxes cost me USD46, plus another USD6.99 for shipping from Korea. Individually, it’s priced at USD23, plus another USD6.99 for standard shipping. There was a free gift included – the Cellbydate The Real Galacto Zero Essence.
What is Memebox?
Memebox is a non-subscription mystery beauty box company. Each regular Memebox comes with 4 to 8 full-sized or deluxe sample of Korean products, while Superbox comes with only full sized products. Shipping dates are set by the company; check the product description for information about when the box is scheduled to start shipping.
Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup Box
Flawless skin, brighter eyes, plus 10 more minutes of sleep? No, you’re not dreaming. It’s just your morning beauty routine, updated. If mornings are not your best friends, and spending hours in front of the mirror is not an option, we’ve got ways to streamline your morning beauty routine so that you can look good, and feel good, every morning. Here, a simple makeup box with a selection of all products that will put yourself together in a flash, at home, or on the go. Because no matter how you feel, Meme-fans always get up, make up, show up, and never give up!
Item 1: Bbia Downy Cheek in 02 Downy Peach
Full size 3.5g, Value of $12
Product Description: This ultra-blendable cream blush gives your cheek a natural flush of color! The creamy formula blends into the skin with no visible texture for the look of natural beauty and goes on completely weightless. It can be worn over or under power to sculpt and highlight your cheeks!
Quick thoughts: I’m sorry but this is not peach – this is outright orange. Maybe it’ll blend out to be coral but I am also not a coral cheeks kinda gal. This is one of my fears – Korean makeup seems to feature a lot of coral or orange cheeks and lips but I like my pinks.
Item 2: It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner in 02 Purple Black
Full size 2.2g+5.5g, Value of $13
Product Description: This dual colored gel eyeliner comes in two color options – black and brown, and purple and black – and when the two shades are applied together, they create a younger-looking, lovelier effect. Plus, the cream-type texture allows it to glide onto skin smoothly in one easy application.
Quick thoughts: I like the packaging and the fact that this came with 2 colours. This also came with an eyeliner brush. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m looking forward to it.
Item 3: Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder in GL01 Champagne Gold
Full size 2.2g, Value of $7
Product Description: This boasts glitter pearls that shine and sparkle in multi-angles and apply super smoothly onto skin, with a silky long-lasting radiance. Also, the tip brush controls the amount of powder for a single application. It can be used as a highlighter as well.
How to use: Apply along your lash line or over your eyelids. Re-apply 2-4 times if you want stronger glitters and color formation. It can also be applied along the under-eye line.
Quick thoughts: I did a little swatch – the powder is very fine indeed and the color payoff is okay, but the staying power is pretty poor. Rubbed off very easily. Definitely need the help of some stickier primer.
Item 4: Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss in 07 Lavendar & Pink Beige
Full size 8ml, Value of $12
Product Description: This provides a liquid lip color with the intense, long-lasting hold of a lip stain and the eye-catching shine of a gloss. It is formulated so that the stain locks in the color for a waterproof, smudge-proof result that will not transfer or fade. Its intensely pigmented formula provides immediate, opaque color with a matte texture, and its non-sticky topcoat adds an extreme lacquered finish.
How to use: Use tip to apply to lips and spread it well. Wait 30 seconds after first application and apply gloss on top for a super glossy effect.
Quick thoughts: Purple and beige? Haven’t tried it on my lips yet but I’m feeling quite mehhh already. Not really my kind of color. Why can’t they give me the other option??
Item 5: Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick in No.2 Holly Pink Brown
Full size 1.4g, Value of $9
Product Description: This simplifies your eye makeup by combining an eyeliner and an eye shadow into one double ended eye stick. The creamy texture is gentle on the skin and the subtle pearly glitters add more glam and style to your eyes.
How to use: Apply the shadow end of the eye stick over your eye lids first. Then, apply the liner along your lash line to complete your eye makeup.
Quick thoughts: This is not too bad – it glides on very smoothly, and the brown end of the stick had good lasting power. The colour on the pink end isn’t very strong though, so I would most probably use the pink side as a base and top off with powder eyeshadow.
Item 6: Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF 30 PA++
Full size 40ml, Value of $43
Product Description: Royal Nature’s The Original Soothing Blemish BalmThis is greatly acknowledged for its gentle soothing formula enriched with calendula extracts, chamomile extracts, cypress essential oil, portulaca extracts, and Royal Nature’s special “Angel’s Tear’ complex. Unlike other chemical infused BB creams, this will relieve and brighten up the skin.
Quick thoughts: This… STINKS. Seriously, it really smells very bad. I don’t know how to describe the scent because it was just simply horrible. I’m still thinking if I want to try it on my face.
Bonus Item: Cellbydate The Galacto Zero Essence
Full size 100ml, Value of $14 (price from Ebay)
Quick thoughts: As this was a bonus item, there was no description on the product card. This has galactomyces ferment filtrate, which is in the famous SKII Facial Treatment Essence as well but at a much higher price point. I think I will enjoy this!
Verdict? I’m not too excited about this box – I think I will try to avoid the Makeup boxes from Memebox from now on. I’m still a big fan of their themed boxes that contains more skincare products, but there are so many misses in this makeup box – orange blushes and purple lip glosses are just not my thing. I wish I had gotten the other shade for all the products that came with a few random selections.
The value of this box came up to USD96 according to the product card but a good chunk of that (USD43) came from the BB cream which I’m not sure if I will ever use because of how smelly it is. If I had paid full price for this box, without the bonus item and free upgrade to express shipping, I would be pretty upset. Really not too thrilled about this box.
Did you get this box as well? What do you think of this box?
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