The Face Shop is quite a well known Korean skincare brand for its affordability and cute products focused on using natural ingredients; I believe that they have stores internationally. I don’t personally use a lot of their products – for no particular reason, I just don’t have enough faces and money to try every brand – so I was quite excited when Memebox came out with this box!
*Rant* This Memebox, together with another box, took ages and so much effort to get. After much trouble – trying to track down where the box is with the tracking number, realising SingPost (our local postal service) lied about trying to deliver to my house 3 times but they did not as I was home the entire day, no postal slip to pick up the parcel, running down to the nearest SingPost anyway to be told that the parcel was sent back to the main branch, running to the main branch and getting told that they have not sorted out the incoming packages and went back again when they had. It was a nightmare!
I bought this as a value set with the Memebox Superbox #82 Skinfood – so 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 1 November and I received this on 11 November after much shipping troubles/screw-up from SingPost. The set of 2 boxes cost me USD52, plus another USD6.99 for shipping from Korea. Individually, it’s priced at USD29, plus another USD6.99 for standard shipping.
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 Superbox #82 The Face Shop
Natural beauty, natural story. Always on top of their A-game, The Face Shop is Korea’s premier cosmetics brand known to pursue excellent quality, style and innovation. This box brims with skin, body and makeup goodies that have won countless beauty rewards – all made with gentle natural ingredients. Globally recognized and globally famed, The Face Shop is loved by all ages and all skin types. Endorsed by Korea’s top girl group Miss A’s Suzy, The Face Shop is recognised globally as a novelty brand that leads the beauty industry with superior ingredients, first-class stylishness and original design. Up your look with The Face Shop’s natural recipe for impeccable beauty!
Item 1: The Face Shop Calendula Eden Essential Moisture Cream
Full size 50ml, Value of $9
Quick thoughts: This is supposed to be packed with a hydrating blend of calendula extracts and hyaluronic acid to prevent moisture loss. I think it sounds perfect for my dry skin and will be looking forward to trying it out! After I have run through my gazillion face creams of course.
Item 2: The Face Shop Milk Plus Calming Cream Shower
Full size 300ml, Value of $8
Quick thoughts: I’m actually glad to be receiving a shower cream – it’s actually quite hard to come by in all the Memeboxes and subscription boxes that I’ve tried! This will come in handy soon as my shower products are running low and it’s enriched with natural origin milk!
Item 3: The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Pastel Cushion Blusher
Full size 5g, Value of $7
Quick thoughts: There are 5 shades available and I received the one in 03 Plum Cushion. It looks more pink than plum to me but I’m glad that I finally did not receive yet another orange blush from Memebox. I love pink blushers on me so I’m definitely giving this a go tomorrow! I’ve had a little swatch and it feels insanely smooth and soft; so far I’m liking the pretty sheen.
Item 4: The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Mini Pet Hand Cream
Full size 30ml, Value of $6
Quick thoughts: So cute! They’re like little pots with animals in it – I received the one in Baby Powder I believe, with a bear? I really don’t need any more hand creams so I might gift this away for Christmas but I’m not sure if I can part with so much cuteness!
Item 5: The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Dessert Lip Balm
Full size 6g, Value of $8
Quick thoughts: Another super duper cute item – a little lip balm in a pot! I received the one in 01 Strawberry, with little marks on the pot to make it look like a strawberry. I also have a ton of lip balms to go through so I’m still deciding if I will gift this away for Christmas.
Item 6: The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex You&Eyes in 05 Sand Brown
Full size 1.6g, Value of $5
Quick thoughts: For something in the shade Sand Brown, I’m actually more excited about this than I thought I would be. It’s actually a glittery coppery brown, with pretty smooth texture and looks really pretty. I haven’t worn it out yet so not too sure how bad the fall out will be with all that glitter.
The value of this box came up to USD44 versus the USD29 for the individual box. I was quite surprised that it’s the lowest value box I’ve ever bought from Memebox, but I guess as a well-known brand it was also not possible to inflate the actual price like they always do with other lesser known brands? I’m also surprised at some of the stated prices as I am pretty sure they sell for a lot more in our local The Face Shop stores in Singapore.
I think on a whole I’m quite happy with the box even with the lower value – the lip balm and hand cream are really adorable so they’ll be great for Christmas gifting, farewell gift for my colleagues, or just to stare at. The face cream and shower cream will come in useful really soon, and the blush and eyeshadow looks great! I think overall it’s a nicely curated box – with the cute, the useful and the pretty.
Did you get this box as well? What do you think of this box?
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