I can’t even begin to say why I bought this – brain was not working, too many things on my mind. Shopping is a great therapy! Also, I love jewel tones so just that word suckered me in.
I bought this as a value set with the Memebox Colorbox #4 and Memebox Colorbox #6 Pastel Hues – I only had to pay one standard shipping for 3 boxes with free upgrade to express shipping. The shipping date was fixed on 16 December and I received this on 23 December. The set of 3 boxes cost me USD30 (with a buy 2 get 1 free deal), plus another USD6.99 for shipping from Korea. Individually, it’s priced at USD15, 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 Colorbox #5 Jewel Tones
Whether you consider yourself fair, medium, dark or anywhere in between, this box full of rich, saturated jewel hued goodies that are universally flattering and will look good on virtually everyone! Think dark wine reds, deep purples, gorgeous emeralds, and more decadent jewel tones – this beauty box will satisfy your every chromatic whim. Sneak some of these precious stones tones into your fall season makeup and beauty for your chicest look ever!
Item 1: Color World Multi Lovely Finger Mousse Lip 704 So Hot Pink
Full size. Value of $20.
Product Description: This lip mousse is a combination of lipstick, lip gloss and lip tint. It glides onto lips with a rich pigment payoff and a smooth, non-sticky finish.
Quick thoughts: This is my favourite of this box! A very bright fuchsia, super lightweight and does not feel drying on my lips at all. I don’t agree with it being a combination of lipstick and a lip gloss as it is totally not glossy, but I love the shade and how it feels on.
Item 2: Color World Star Powder
Full size, 10g. Value of $14.
Product Description: Designed with the perfect mix of glitter and shine, this creates a dramatic light-catching effect and brings instant sophistication. It coats over skin for a velvety smooth texture. Use it as a highlight, an eyeshadow or a facial & body glitter powder.
Quick thoughts: Is this the perfect mix of glitter and shine? No, it’s metallic shimmer. Does it look sophisticated? Erm, metallic shimmering purple lids does not sound sophisticated to me. It does have a smooth texture but I don’t think it’ll be something I’ll use often.
Item 3: Color World Kiss The Beads Lip Gloss
Full size, 13ml. Value of $18.
Product Description: A classic lip gloss that gives an intense shine and moisture from a blend of ceramide, natural essential oil, coenzyme Q10, and squalane. Despite its glossy visual, it’s non sticky, long-lasting and lightweight.
Quick thoughts: This is quite a comfortable lip gloss, without being too sticky or oily. I think the color is quite nice, with medium color payoff. This has a pretty strong fruity scent though.
Item 4: Color World Jewelish Stick Shadow 09 Crystal Silver
Full size, 10g. Value of $13.
Product Description: Beautiful shade with a creamy formula to provide an endless spectrum for creating flawless bold eye makeup. Each convenient stick is long-wearing, transfer-proof, and crease-resistant. Glides smoothly onto lids and blends easily with rich pigment payoff.
Quick thoughts: A metallic silver is not exactly something that comes to mind when it comes to “jewel tones”. It glides on easily, with pretty obvious shimmering metallic bits.
The total value of the box came up to $65, versus the $36.99 I paid for all 3 colorboxes, which makes it about $12.33 a box. Like the Colorbox #4, while the value is more than what I paid, I’m not very pleased with it. The main issue I have with this box is that it is nothing like what I expected when someone says “jewel tones”.
This is basically a brand box from Color World since everything is from that brand. I like the liquid lipstick/tint, and the lip gloss is okay too, but I expect some kick ass jewel tone eye shadows from something that says “jewel tone”! I’m also a green fiend so I can just think of so many jewel toned green products that they could have given but didn’t!
So in all, I can’t say that I’m happy with this box. It’s not as bad as Colorbox #4, but it is just way too far from my expectations from what I thought would be a “jewel tone” themed box.
Here are some December Discount Codes good till 12/31/14 :
1. $5 off on orders $30 or more (S&H and taxes do not apply): QUR8SO
2. $5 off on orders above $100: AFFILIATE-8731-6255K-ASPY
3. $10 off on orders above $150: AFFILIATE-0038-IZYH7-AHMA
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