The other day, Memebox kicked off their 12 days of Christmas specials by releasing two Christmas/Holiday boxes. I normally do not purchase makeup boxes through Memebox, but because I HAD to have it right away, I also ordered the My Holiday Glam. And I am glad I did! I am very happy with it. I love glitter ~ and you are never too old for glitter, in my book. I sub to Rainbow Honey and Starlooks, so you can tell I like my glitters and shimmers. I also love mattes too ~ I guess you can say I love makeup!
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
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Tis the season for gorgeous! Sparkle just as brightly as the holiday lights with festive K-Beauty glitz and glam! Whether you prefer subtle shine or want to rock full-blown fab, there’s a gorgeous holiday party look waiting for you in this box! With this festive K-Beauty holiday makeup essentials box, you’ll be able to step outside the traditional party look and pull together a perfect party look. Don’t miss out on this coolest, most luxurious collection – perfect to give, love, or hoard for yourself!
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! Swatches will be after all of the product are described.
Peripera Wholly Deep Jewel Pot #6 Burgundy Peripera is by Club Clio, which is a brand that Memebox is starting to carry. This is a “moist” glitter, meaning that it will not spill all over the place ~ reminds me of Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadows, of which I own several, except you don’t need that special liquid eye primer. I swatched this straight onto my hand and I had to wash my hands to remove the eyeshadow. I love the little “hat” for the glitter ~ double protection with the lid and the little “hat” ~ this will keep your shadow from drying out, so don’t throw it away! This is a beautiful rose-burgundy glitter and it is more bright and vibrant than what is pictured in the Memecard. It also has some staying power too. These are made from diamond and amethyst powders and I might have to invest in some of their other colors. Full Size 3 g Value $29.00
Deoproce White Flower BB Cream SPF35 PA+++ Randomly selected from #21, #23 I received color #21, which probably is good for my skintone, but I don’t use BB creams. However, look at that packaging! It just screams Christmas to me, with the festive red background and then the big white chrysanthemums looking like snowflakes. I am almost tempted to keep it for the packaging! haha But I won’t. Anyway, the product labeling on the box states the following:
What is White Flower Complex in Deoproce BB Cream? It is a complex extract made from white flowers, including lotus, peony, lilly and yulan. It will vitalize your skin.
3-in-1: Skin Tone Correction, Skin Flaw Covering, UV Block
Light Stickiness, Soft Spreadablity, Bright Skin Appearance, UV Block with SPF 35 PA++
Since Memebox didn’t state what yulan is or even mention it, yulan is a type of magnolia. Full Size 30 g Value $12.00
Product Description: BB cream Deoproce Whiteflower BB Cream with extract of white flowers smoothes and refreshes the skin tone, making skin fresh, clean and soft, well masks imperfections (pigmentation, freckles, wrinkles and scars) and gives the skin a healthy perfect view. The structure Deoproce Whiteflower BB Cream contains extracts of white flowers (lotus, lily, peony, yulan). They are refreshing tone, has a moisturizing effect, reduce the negative effects of free radicals on the cells, improve skin elasticity and improve overall well. Deoproce Whiteflower BB Cream protects the skin from UV rays (SPF35 / PA +++), spreads easily over the skin and does not create a heavy, sticky feeling on the skin and leaves the skin fresh and soft.
Key Ingredients: titanium dioxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, octocrylene, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, methylparaben, propylparaben
Vivito Painting Jelly Tint RD02 Squeeze Cherry Must be a typo on the card, because I received RD01 Squeeze Berry ~ which is more fitting for a Christmas Box (hollyberry, cranberries). Until I received this lip tint, I haven’t been digging the tints that I have received from Memebox. I am like Goldilocks ~ they either stained too much or not enough. This one is juuuusssstttt right. I think it is due to the formula, which is a jelly. This tint contains pomegranate, mulberry, fig and Vitamin E and the jelly tint acts like a gloss, but actually does tint your lips a nice shade of pink. When the tint fades, I don’t have the dreaded lip tint “ring” around my lips either. I like this one a lot! Very festive looking too ~ the bottle has that stained glass look to it. So far, I have loved every Vivito product I have received from Memebox. I want more Vivito! Maybe the Squeeze Cherry, which is a more full-on red, will show up in a box 🙂 Full Size 5.5 g Value $29.00
Key Ingredients: pomegranate, mulberry, fig, vitamin E
Cool Enough Studio The Mirror I am so happy to get this! Wow, what a cool, sleek mirror. Yes, it is small, but it is supposed to be a mirror that you put in your teeny-tiny clutch when you go out to all of the holiday parties! I just think this is so awesome. The design and company are Finnish, explaining its sleek, minimalist lines.
finland’s cool enough studio is a multidisciplinary design firm that strives to explore various characteristics of the ordinary objects we interact with every day. this has led them to develop pillows, clocks, lights, and clothes hangers. for their latest endeavor, called ‘the mirror’, the group turns their attention to the reflective surface that decorates the interiors of bathrooms, hangs on the walls of closets, and hides in the pockets of purses. the reinterpretation is based on the studio’s question, ‘do we underestimate the hand-held mirror that reflects us?’ as a result, it appears as a compact version of its predecessor, measuring 12.4 by 1.8 by 1.8 cm to create rectangular prism decorated on all six sides between plastic stabilizing edges. this increases its functionality, helping users distinguish specific areas of their face as they put on eyeliner, lipstick, and other cosmetics. from http://www.designboom.com/design/cool-enough-studio-mirror-prism-08-24-2014/
- See: Our attitude about the mirror, We reinterpret the behavior – ‘see’ or ‘looking in the mirror’ Do we underestimate the hand-held mirror that reflect ourselves?
- Convenience: We introduce the convenience of THE MIRROR to you who are familiar with flat mirror.
- The beauty: The mirror is the object that reflects and represents ourselves. This is the reason why designing mirror cannot be neglected.
- The sleek: In general, the thinnest mirror in the market is around 1 mm. We achieve to create 0.3mm thinner and it brings the sleek to the hand-held mirror. The product design of Cool Enough Studio believe in the fact that small details make a huge difference
I will say this, the mirror does remind me of that monolith in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
Dearberry Rockcat Waterproof Pencil Liner Purple I was initially thinking of not keeping this, but then I saw the color after I opened it and knew this was going to be a keeper. It is a smokey, purple-plum shade with little glitter flashes. Nothing too much, but just beautiful. And of course, this is a Korean gel eyeliner, so it stays ON FOREVER. The end cap is actually a built-in sharpener, which is very handy. You can also use this as an eyeshadow, but you will have to work quickly to smudge the color, because once it dries, it is smudge-proof. Full Size 7 g Value $5.00
Product Description: Waterproof :: Naturally bold color :: The silicon film will protect your eye lines against the water and pore by smudging :: Refined vegetable wax helps the vivid color to last longer :: Tocopherol (vitamin E) and aloe powder gives a fine line even to sensitive skins.
Eclipse Poppy Red and Fresh Green Nail Polish These are nice, festive creme polishes in a bright red and a pine-colored green. I rarely have creme nail polishes on hand, so these are nice to have on hand. The red won’t be used that much, but I will get a lot of use out of the green as I do love that color ~ I am a non-conformist when it comes to nail polish colors ~ lol. These will also look great with one of my many glitter top coats! These polishes go on smooth, the formula is not thick, but it does dry fast. Swatches below are only two coats and it does provide full coverage. When I was looking to find out something about the brand, I was surprised to see a lot of bloggers already writing about this brand. Based on the many reviews I read, it seems that these are popular, cheap and long-wearing! I will have to check out this brand more closely ~ as if I NEED more nail polish! I guess you can purchase these at a Korean/Asian market, because I cannot seem to find them online anywhere, other than an Indonesian FB page. Full Size 15 mL x 2each Value $7.00
Ingredients: butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, tosylamide-epoxy resin, stearalkonium hectorite, silica, camphor, dimethicone, citric acid
Some of the many colors that Eclipse makes
With Flash, under different lighting conditions, left to right: Vivito Painting Jelly Tint in Squeeze Berry, Dearberry Rockcat Girl Waterproof Pencil in Purple, Peripera Wholly Deep Jewel Pot in Burgundy
I honestly thought this was going to be a box that I would just sell or trade away. I actually think this is a great box and outside of the BB cream, I love all of the items! The mirror, Dearberry Rockcat eyeliner and Peripera eye shadow are winners in this box for me. I also really like the lip tint as well and the nailpolishes are solid creme colors that should be part of everyone’s collection.
I paid $23.00, with shipping was already bundled in and received a MemeValue ** of $97.00. ** What is MemeValue? It is my term to describe the value that Memebox puts on the products, which can be very over inflated. You can usually find these products at a lesser cost, so I do suggest researching first if you wish to purchase them.
Did you get the Memebox Christmas Collection #2 My Holiday Glam? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product? Please comment below and let me know!
BTW ~ Memebox did a huge restock of older boxes recently, so check it out here. I picked up Cleanse & Tone and once I receive it, I will be reviewing it here. If you want to see what is in some of those boxes, I have reviews on many of them here.
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