If you’re like us, your makeup bag is most likely overflowing with old mascara, cracked eyeshadows, dry lipsticks…and a long list of stuff that should have been thrown out last month. Updating your look doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Give your makeup stand a good cleaning, and fill it up with the best K-Beauty makeup products of 2014! This box is brimming with top quality skin perfectors, eye makeup essentials, lip loves, and much, much more!
If you have not heard of Memebox, it is a Korean beauty box that contains a variety of skin care, makeup, and other beauty products. There are several types of boxes, including: memeboxes, superboxes, nakedboxes, and boxes that are set around a particular theme. The prices vary depending on the type of box that you get and can range from $15-$80 I believe. Most of the regular boxes are $23 and then you also have to pay $6.99 shipping for each box. You have to keep an eye on the shipping dates for each box because it can be months away, that way you aren’t frustrated wondering why the shipping takes so long. Sometimes if boxes are due to ship at the same time, they will have bundles so that there is only one shipping cost.
I bought this as part of my second Memebox order, and this was in the same order I purchased my Tinkerbell box which I received quite awhile ago. I was quite excited about getting some new, interesting makeup to try so let’s see what we got!
**Sorry the lighting is worse than usual, I promise I have a temporary solution worked out for posts after this one!**
Color World Double Cover Concealer 1.5 g ($14)
A dual concealer with a rounder stick type on one end and a finer tup pencil type on another, each catered to cover up smaller and larger skin imperfections. Its creamy, soft touch applies smoothly onto skin, blending well with base makeup with high coverage.
How to Use: Apply the rounder stick over larger blemishes and the finer pencil over smaller spots and freckles.
This product was randomly selected from light beige and beige. I got beige which is a bit too dark and orange toned for my skin. I will need to try it out because the orange may be nice for under my eyes but if it is too dark than it will be a no go for me. I did try and cover the freckles on my hand and it didn’t seem to cover too much so we will see how this goes. I do love trying out new concealers so this isn’t a total wash just yet.
Dr.MJ Real Mucin Restore Cushion SPF50+PA+++ 10g ($54)
Normal cushion BBs, when applied multiple times over and over, usually end up ruining the initial dewy look that you started with in the morning. However, Dr.MJ Real Mucin Restore Cushion is closer to a skin care formula than a simple BB, because it’s packed with rich nutrients from snail filtrates and various moisturizing agents for adding more radiance and glow to the skin with multiple applications. Free of paraben, mineral oil, benzophenone, talc, and alcohol.
I have only tried one BB cushion before and it was a sample of the Laneige cushion that I got in an Ipsy bag. I really liked that one so I was excited to see this in the box. I can’t seem to find a shade on this packaging but from the swatch, you can see it is pretty close to my skin tone and it blends out nicely. I haven’t tried this on my face yet but let me tell you, on the back of my hand this feels absolutely beautiful! It felt smooth and soft. It also gave the back of my hand a wonderfully smooth coverage. I am so excited to try this on my face! This is a big win for me!
Shara Shara Skin Light-Up 02 Gold Beam 1ea ($11)
A creamy stick type highlighter for adding 3D definition and radiance to any makeup look. The hologram pearl-infused formula glides smoothly onto skin with a moist touch but then leaves a silky, powdery finish. It also comes with an attached blending sponge on the other end.
I have really been into using highlighters lately. This one is a golden colour that is similar to the Peripera Heart Glow Stick from the Thanksgiving #2 Box. I find I like the more golden toned highlighters compared with the white to pink coloured ones. I think the lighter ones give a more dewy look which would be perfect for spring and summer, where the golden ones just give a little bit of a deeper glow which is nice for this time of year. I didn’t realize there was a sponge with this until a little later which I really like because most of the time I blend highlighters with my fingers. I am happy to have this product!
Shara Shara Tinted Style Lip Gloss CR01 Shimmering Sunset Coral 4.5g ($11)
A sheer, lovely coral colour that could be used as both a lip tint and a lip gloss. It melts onto lips to instantly replenish while creating a tinted oil barrier over lips – thus a long-lasting shine and gloss.
I have so many lip glosses. A gross amount really, and I don’t love glosses. I wear my NYX Butter Glosses all the time at work, but other than that, I can be quite picky with glosses because they are so sticky. I wish Memebox would send out a beautiful (not orange) lipstick to try. This is a coral colour that leans more towards the orange side for me. I haven’t tried this on my lips yet but just from swatching it, I am not super excited about the colour. Maybe it will be one of those colours that I put on my lips and it looks really nice. We will have to see about this one.
Shara Shara Drawing Brush Liner 1g ($9)
A brush type liner in natural black, this Drawing Brush liner is perfect for any look from daily natural makeup all the way to smoky makeup. The soft brush tip easily glides onto lids and creates sophisticated, deeper-looking eyes in just 10 seconds.
I am actually quite happy to have this liner! I love using liquid liner and I love trying new ones out so I am pleased that this was in the box. Some reviews I have read found that this was not very pigmented and tough to use. I didn’t have any problems. I think it is easy to apply and the colouring of it is nice so I am really happy to have gotten this! Another win for me!
I am not disappointed with this box but I wouldn’t say I am over the moon about it either. I paid about $25 for this box (after discount code and using points) and the retail value of the box is $99. This value is driven way up by the BB cushion which is valued at $54.
Now, there is one thing to be said. Something interesting has happened with me since I started getting Memeboxes. Before getting them, I was terrible at taking care of my skin. I didn’t really have a routine, I would moisturize inconsistently, I didn’t use toners/essences/serums/ampoules or any of that kind of stuff. I did love makeup (and still do) so when I started ordering Memeboxes, they were primarily makeup based.
Once I started getting boxes that weren’t makeup based, I formed this crazy skincare routine that I have stuck to pretty well considering what I did before. I haven’t received any real holy grail makeup products from Memebox but have gotten some stellar skincare items that I love. Now, I don’t want to get as much makeup from Memebox, just really cool skincare items. Although this box was alright, I am just too excited to get my upcoming boxes that have cleansers, and creams, and masks. I can’t wait.
Sorry this has been a little long winded but I did want to say it’s not the box’s fault that I didn’t love it. I have just become a lover of skincare, which I wouldn’t say is a bad thing. If you have stuck it out this far in the post than kudos to you and I really appreciate you reading!
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Disclaimer: Promotional image taken from the Memebox website, all other images are my own. I have purchased this box with my own money and all opinions are honest and my own.