Memebox sent me this box, #37 Wake Up Makeup , for my unbiased and honest review. I normally do not purchase makeup centric boxes, so that is probably why I received this one, as I currently do not own it. They did sweeten the pot a bit by sending me another product to review, which is a skin care item from a brand I haven’t seen at Memebox. Stay tuned for that review! I am pretty excited about that item too…
Anyway, this review will be my initial impressions of the Wake Up Makeup box.
What is Memebox?
“Memebox curates only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. An extremely competitive industry, Korean cosmetics are renowned for their unprecedented quality developed through cutting-edge technology. At the forefront of the industry, Memebox is determined to deliver the enchantment of discovery through effortless experiences, at prices you’ll never say no to. ….Order from Memebox only when you want to, as often as you want to. In addition to our box series, Memeshop carries full-sized products featured in previous Memeboxes, offering easy access to Korean cosmetic trends.” from us.memebox.com
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! Plus! Get a free full-sized gift with our Wake Up Makeup Box! *Add the Free Gift! Cellbydate The Real Galactomyces Essence to your morning and night skin care routine for flawless and radiant skin
Informational Card which should explain what I got and its value.
As these products are unknown to me and perhaps even to my readers, I am posting a description of the product under my thoughts for every product. Normally, I just do a snippet or if it is a product that doesn’t really need a description, I won’t post it. But for the purposes of my Memeboxes, I will make sure I find the appropriate description, usage and ingredient list if I can find it. The descriptions will be from the webpage that is linked to the product name. Not all of these products are sold in the Memebox Shop, so I had to look for them on various sites. I really had a hard time finding these products, by the way, so don’t be thrown off by the Korean websites that are linked here!
Bbia Downy Cheek Randomly Selected from 01 Downy Pink, 02 Downy Peach This is a cream based blusher and I received the Downy Peach Color. I actually like peach colors as a blush ~ just not as a lip color! It is very spring/summery looking and is in a nice compact size, making it easy to tuck away in a small bag or purse. It is a very lightweight sheer blush. Swatches are at near the end of this blog post. Full Size 3.5 g Value $12.00
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 powder to sculpt and highlight your cheeks!
It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner in 02 Purple Black I love a good pot gel eyeliner, and was excited to get this. However, it should be called Black Purple, as the purple is only a small, tiny portion of the eyeliner pot. This came with its own brush, but it is not slant tipped. The black color is very pigmented, very creamy and glides on smoothly. The purple color is beautiful, a twilight purple color, but it is very dry and was hard to apply. So sad :( If the purple had gone on as smoothly as the black , this would have been a winner. I thought perhaps it was only mine that was affected like this, but reading other reviews, this is a common complaint about the purple color. Full Size 2.2 *5.5 g Value $13.00
I had to blog Memebox’s card on how to use ~ only if I am going to a Cure concert would I use this on my lips!! haha
How To Use: Wear alone for an ultra-reflective, high-shine finish without stickiness, or apply over or under your favorite lip products.
Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF 30 PA++ I don’t use BB creams, so I do not know how effective or good this product might be. I am curious on why Memebox not only sends us tons of sunscreen products, but also BB creams that have SPF in them already? Isn’t there a limit on how much layering you can do with SPF products? I have no idea…I also do not know what Royal Nature’s Angel Tears are…. Full Size 40 mL Value $43.00
Product Description: Royal Nature’s The Original Soothing Blemish Balm 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 Tear” complex. Unlike other chemical-infused BB creams, this Blemish Balm will relieve and brighten up the skin.
Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick Randomly selected from No 1 Shine Gold Khaki, No 2 Holly Pink Brown, No 3 Celeb Burgundy, No 4 Glam Brownie. I received Celeb Burgundy and wow – I like this a lot. The eyeliner is a deep matte burgundy color and the cream eyeshadow stick is a shimmery, pearly rose-gold color. The eyeliner and the cream shadow both glide on smoothly and I can use the rose-gold color as a highlighter as well. This was worth the plastic wrestling moment I had when trying to unwrap this eye-stick! This product was shrink wrapped well ;) Full Size 1.4 g Value $9.00
Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss Randomly selected from 07 Lavender & Pink Beige, 08 Wine & Nude Peach. This product is described on the card as a lip stain, but it is not. It also states that this is matte, and it is really not matte ~ it is a gloss! This is a lip gloss and I received Wine & Nude Peach. I am not sure that I would call this a wine or even a peach. It is a bright pink with a light pink :) Also, I don’t understand the nature of this product ~ a dual lip gloss? That would mean it would be double-ended, but it isn’t. The applicator is going to pick up both colors, so it is not a dual lip gloss, just DIY mix-up-your-lip-gloss. It is cool to look at and the color is a glossy, sweet lavender/pink blush, which is very suitable for my teenage niece, who will be receiving this gloss. I think she will like the scroll-y Cheek Room lettering on the gloss as well. Full Size 8 mL Value $12.00
Product Description: There’s no need to make more room in your pouch with this product! The dual lip gloss 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 color on the lips 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. The light-feel dual lip-gloss moisturizes, nourishes, and firms your lips. Liquid tint helps to express a lively color on lips.
Key Ingredients: Rose water, lotus extract, grape seed oil, shea butter, olive oil derivative
Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder Randomly selected from PK01 Pink Romance, GL02 Bronze Gold, GL01 Champagne Gold I received the WH01 Snow White version in my Volume Up! box so I am already familiar with this product. In this box, I received the GL02 Bronze Gold, which is a lovely bright bronze shimmer. This product has a sponge tip applicator that picks up the powder easily, went on smoothly and there wasn’t fall out when I swatched this. I actually like this product a lot and think the color is very nice. Full Size 2.2 g Value $7.00
Cellbydate The Real Galacto Zero Essence That sounds like a great sci-fi movie title, doesn’t it? This was the free gift and it is a nice gift indeed! I love galactomyces ~ they help out with keeping my skin ph balanced, moisturized, great for acne prone or sensitive skin. This product contains 95% fermented liquid (galactomyces fermentation filtrate), full of vitamins, minerals and amino acid. The bottle is a nice heavy frosted glass bottle ~ thankfully, this one didn’t break in transit! This is a nice watery essence and it reminds me of the wonderful Purebess Galactomyce essence/toner that I received in Whole Grains 1. This product will be used and happily used by me!! I found this on Gmarket for about $9.00 Full Size 100 mL Value $9.00
- Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder in GL02 Bronze Gold
- Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick in No. 3 Celeb Burgundy ~ eyeliner (burgundy)
- Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick in No. 3 Celeb Burgundy ~ cream eyeshadow (rose-gold)
- Bbia Downy Cheek Blush in 02 Downy Peach
- Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss in 08 Wine & Nude Peach
- It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eyeliner in Purple
- It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eyeliner in Black
This box had some solid items in it that I feel that most people would enjoy purchasing ~ the Bbia cream blush, Shara Shara Duel Eye Stick ~ I was lucky and got a great color combination ~ and the Shara Shara Glitter eyeshadow. The lip gloss would be good for a teenager ~ it is fun looking and the colors are fresh and sweet. The gel eyeliner pot ~ the black was actually very creamy and rich, but the purple was so dry and hard to apply. It is a shame, because the purple is so pretty. Royal Nature BB cream ~ I don’t use BB creams, but the product itself looks to be very good. I was surprised that Memebox didn’t include a mascara ~ just because most women who are in a hurry, will swipe on some mascara, lip color and blush before rushing out the door! This box didn’t exactly have what I would consider basics or even items that are quick to apply. The highlight of the box, however, was the free gift ~ Cellbydate The Real Galacto Zero Essence ~ I also love typing that product name too! haha
I received this box for free in exchange for my honest review. This box sold for $23.00 + $6.99 in shipping, for a total of $29.99. The total MemeValue of this box is of $96.00 and with the free gift, $105.00.
Did you get the Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
Memebox is starting something new at their shop! I have links to the shop for each product. If Memebox does not have an item in stock, you can add it to your wishlist. This is how they will know if a product is popular and if they should carry the item in their MemeShop. Voting with the power of the waitlist :D If you are interested in any of these items, please click on product name below and see if it is available at Memebox.
- Bbia Downy Cheek
- It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner
- Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF30 PA++
- Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick
- Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss
- Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder
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