Okie okie, I am not even sure I am a makeup junkie or just a makeup hoarder!? I like to get new makeup and try everything once! So we have all heard about Korean inspired makeup looks, the funky aegyo sal (faking eyebags to look more cute and youthful); the flawless skin; the looks are endless but all are aiming to achieve a youthful look.
Do you think I can achieve a more youthful look with what I received in the Makeup box? Read on!
Revecen Perfect Star Powder 3g, RRP $11
I received the option 01 Gold, this is a shadow pot containing fine gold pigment powder. I used to use a lot of Barry M Dazzle dusts, they used to have a larger range of what’s available. But I believe they have downsized their shadow pots and their nail polish range has expanded. Sorry for the diversion… ! I like shimmer gold as eye shadow pop-colour.
Shara Shara I Wanna Cat’s Gel Liner 4g, RRP $10
Right, for the liquid liner lover in me, gel liner in a makeup box is not fantastic news. I believe I have at least 3 to 4 pots of gel liners at home waiting for me. I received the Harvana Pearl Brown option, it is a lovely dark copper brown with very little sheen. I’m willing to try any non-black liners : ) you can take a look at my last colour liner review (Majolica Majorca) here.
The packaging is not a brand new design but it is useful to have the brush attached to the gel liner pot. To my surprise, I am liking this brush and gel liner pot set. The colour is very nice and natural, pigmentation is actually very nice and creamy. The staying power is also very good. The swatch I did for this post had to be rubbed off with water, although this gel liner is not as stubborn as Benefit’s They’re Real eyeliner. The other colour option “Persian Pearl Navy” sounds very promising with such a lovely name!
Etude House Woo Baby Lip Plumper 7g, RRP $7
Who wants plump lips!? Plump lips are normally associated with younger individuals, as lips loses collagen and plumpness a lot quicker as you’re ageing. Lip lines are more pronounced, lips get thinner and lipsticks will start to bleed into the lines… ! The worries!!
For me, I am not a big clear gloss fan, so I shall be swapping this.
Secret Kiss Sweet Glam Stick Glow 7g, RRP $22
I received the shade Urban Coral, this item is available at memeshop but at $22(!). This is a 3-in-1, it promises the pigmentation of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and the long-lasting wear of a lip tint. I am starting to wonder if memeboxes are seasonal… not usually is my answer. Corals for Winter, ah if you are from Australia then this is perfect for wearing now : )
The packaging is ok but I am not sure of its price point, what do you think? This is around £14 converted, so for £14 I can get a high-end lip product in the UK.
I may swap this to Wonder Pink if it becomes available.
Skinfood Mineral Color Fix Brow Mascara 5.5g, RRP $7
I’m not a diva but this shade is totally not right for me! I will need to sell/swap this, it’s ok. I never get on with any brow mascara, ever. I hope/guess I am not missing out.
i.myss Beauty Toc Gold Egg Vibration Puff 45×70.5mm, RRP $30
This is like the “talk” of the makeup-town last week when the Makeup box was unboxed. A lot of people raved about this “so-called face vibrator”. This little golden egg is actually a BB cream applicator, it has a dense flat sponge inside the egg and the idea is that you apply the BB cream and spread it using this vibrating device. It *bounces* 15000rmp to ensures foundation/BB cream is evenly applied onto the skin for the silkiest, smoothest skin texture look.
I haven’t tried it yet, I am reluctant to use this unless I know how to clean the sponge. Surely you cannot keep using this for more than a week or so. I can’t see another sponge tucked away anywhere…
Cover Queen Whitening BB Cream SPF30 PA++ 50ml, RRP $16
This BB cream is in the shade 01. I cannot read Korean but this is pretty light! The BB does sound great, as it contains a blend of 12 berry extracts, it moisturises, brightens, perfects and protects the skin. It gives sheer coverage with a fresh glow and dewy finish. That’s the perfect Korean base.
- Sharp eyeliner, check
- Understated neutral eyes, check
- Juicy plump lips, check
- Neat archless brows, check
- BB for a light but flawless base, check
- Tool to apply that BB, check
All in the right shades for me? NOPE
I can probably make use of 1 to 2 items in this box. I guess with beauty boxes, you win some you lose some.
In summary, this box contains some good items. I can say the look this box is trying to achieve is “less is more” and that the base is the most important part of the entire look. This is a great box, just the colours are not for me sadly 😦
Total retail value of the box is $103, the cost of the box is $23 plus shipping.
Makeup Edition #3 is on its way, meme has promised this will be the best makeup box ever. I am hopeful (with fingers crossed).
Are you a minimalist, junkie, hoarder or something more sophisticated? 😛
Review on Makeup Edition #3
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