Beauteque is an online Asian beauty store that specializes in K-beauty. I have purchased several products from them and also their curated bags, which are very well done, in the past. They offered a monthly bag, now and then, but it was not on a subscription service. Just recently, they did launch it as a subscription service ~ you can read my blog here for more information.
I finally received my January bag ~ I was seeing other bloggers get their bag for weeks now and the problem is that Beauteque ran out of items and had to back order them. I hope this was only because this was their first month and they didn’t anticipate the popularity of their service. Monthly bags should all be mailed within the same few days, not spread out over weeks. Let’s see what I received!
This month’s theme is Bling In The New Year! My items came in a cute matte gold basket-weave bag
I forgot to get the sleeping mask in the group shot, so that is why it is hanging off the edge there!
The Face Shop Peach Floral Hair Mist I could choose between Peach or Lily – I choose Peach.
I don’t really use hair mists as I no longer smoke or am around anyone that smokes and I do wash my hair daily. This is very nice and refreshing and it seems that it would be good to use in the warmer months, where my hair could use some freshening up during the day. This has peach flower extract for the scent and something called “Jewel Complex” (probably castor oil and glycerin ~ haha) to help give moisture back to your hair, and at the same time, controlling the oil in your hair, due to a sebum-controlling powder in the mist. It also contains honey extract :) I do smell the peach flower and I had thought it would have been the peach FRUIT scent, but it isn’t unpleasant. There is an initial scent of alcohol, but then it disappears. Interesting tidbit ~ the ingredient eclipta prostrata is a herbal plant that is said to promote faster hair growth!! Full Size 100 mL Value $7.00
Additional Information (source)
- Jewel complex supply moisture to hair that has been damaged by external factors
- Targeting a famous perfume, this product removes the odors from the scalp, perspiration and sebum and leaves only the sweet, fresh fragrance of peach blossom
- Contains sebum-controlling powder that removes excessive sebum and unpleasant odor, giving a refreshing sensation to the hair
Ingredients: water/eau, sd alcohol 40, b-quaternium-80, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-20 glyceryl triisostearate, phenyl trimethicone, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, prunus persica (peach) flower extract (1,000 μg (microgram)), honey extract, butylene glycol, prunus persica (peach) fruit extract (9,000 μg (microgram)), 1,2-hexanediol, ligustrum japonicum (Japanese privet) fruit extract, eclipta prostrata extract, laminaria japonica (brown algae) extract, undaria pinnatifida (Wakame – seaweed) extract, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Milani Sunset Duo Blush and Bronzer I got to choose from Sunset Shores, Sunset Beach or Sunset Breeze. I chose Sunset Beach.
This is an American company whose name is a take from the Italian word (and city) for colors. You can usually find Milani in drugstores and big box stores I am glad that I chose the color I did as I think that it is perfect for my light-warm toned skin. The bronzer color is a warm light cocoa color and the blush is a plum-mauve shade ~ I actually like swirling them together as it is a warm plum shade, which is great for winter. I know that some are upset that an American company is featured in this bag, but Beauteque doesn’t state it is an Asian beauty bag exclusively. However, their focus is on Asian beauty products, so Western items do not seem to be the majority of the bag. Swatches at the end🙂 Full Size .41 oz Value $7.00
Tonymoly Tony Tint Delight in 01 Cherry Pink I keep getting this product in my Memeboxes, as a free gift from beautynetkorea and now here. I have given away all of my Tonymoly Tony Tint Delights as they were in the 02 Red shade. This is in Cherry Pink, so it *looks* more like a color I will use. I think this would be a nice cherry pink shade to wear in the spring/summer, and I would apply a lip balm over it, as they are drying. This tint does dry down matte. This tint not only colors your lips, but nourishes them with rose hip, jojoba and argan oil. Full Size Value $11.00
Description: Tony Moly Delight Tony Tint is a liquid type tint 98% of water-base that express clear and animate lips color and helps to boost the luster of lips. Bring your lips to life with a plumping voluptuous red color. Contains Rose hip oil, jojoba oil and argan oil to ease the absorption, restore cells, and create more supple lips. Also contains other nourishing ingredients to help lips look more lively and vibrant. Benzophenone, animal raw materials, talc FREE (source)
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Mizon Olive Cocoa Butter Foot Cream I love Mizon products and also anything to do with feet! This is a win-win for me with an olive cocoa butter foot cream. This doesn’t smell like cocoa butter, it has another scent to it, aloe maybe, but it is nice. It is very rich and creamy, not sticky or greasy. It also contains sodium hyaluronate, which is a humectant that attracts and retains water to help hydrate and moisturize your skin. This contains 2,000 mg of Extra Virgin olive oil and 2,000 mg of cocoa butter, so along with the sodium hyaluronate, this foot cream is going to be very moisturizing as well as containing antioxidants from the cocoa butter. Full Size 80 mL Value $14.00
Description: Nourishing foot treatment from Korean cult faves Mizon. Enriched with olive oil and cocoa butter, it nourishes and moisturizes dry skin. The rich creamy formula is perfect for using anywhere you need some serious moisture, like feet, heels, knees and elbows. Olive oil sinks in quickly and keeps you moisturized all day long while carrot extract works to keep skin soft and smooth. This hard-to-find cream is the fave of beauty insiders worldwide.
Ingredients: Aqua urea, glycerin, butylene glycol, mineral oil, cetearyl alcohol, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, polysorbate 60, glyceryl stearate, cyclomethicone, sodium hyaluronate, dimethicone, sorbitan sesquioleate, triethanolamine, carbomer, hydrogenated vegetable oil, beta-glucan, xanthan gum, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, daucus carpta sativa (carrot) root extract, disodium edta, phenoxyethnaol, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
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Mizon Ultra Suboon Cream I actually received this in a Memebox not that long ago and I really like it. It is a bit heavy for day time use for me, but it contains 30% hyaluronic acid extract and also sap from birch trees and bamboo. I use this as a nighttime moisturizer as it too rich for me during the daytime, but perfect for nighttime care. Full Size 45 mL Value $15.00
Description: Moisturizing facial cream from Korea’s Mizon. Hard-to-find cult favorite, Hyaluronic Ultra Suboon Cream is a super-rich hydrating facial lotion formulated with hyaluronic acid that penetrates deeply for fresh, rejuvenated skin. Creates smooth, firm skin that glows. Apply to clean skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, sodium hyaluronate, dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone, clyclomethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer, butylene glycol, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, triethylhexanoin, bis-peg-18 methyl etherdimethyl silane,glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexyl glycerin, tropolone, panthenol, triethanolamine, carbomer, polysorbate 20, sclerotium gum, adenosine, biosaccharide gum-1, sodium pca, betain, sorbitol, glycine, alanine, proline, serine, threonine, arginine, lysine, glutamic acid, disodium edta cosDNA.com analysis
Mizon Hyaluronic Acid Ultra Suboon Cream delivers rich hydration throughout the skin and keeps it moisturized throughout the day. 30% of hyaluronic acid and tree sap help to replenishes moisture in the deep within the dermis and lock it in. Moisture molecules attracted by hyaluronic acid are easily delivered to skin and pure water from nature keeps skin soft and moisturized for long. Plant oil, biosaccharidegum-1, and ceramide keep moisture in skin for long. They also effectively increase cell regeneration and strengthen the elasticity in the skin for a smoother and firmer complexion.
The certified wrinkle care effect help to have smooth and firmed skin. Natural skin-soothing complex (Artemisia Absinthium, Achillea Millefolium, Gentiana Lutea Root, Iris Florentina Root Extract) soothe sensitive skin and irritated skin by outside harmful factors. Artificial coloring-free, artificial fragrance-free, and paraben-free formula is safe for all type skin.
Cheetah Print Sleep Mask I got to choose from red, blue or purple and I chose blue
I do use sleep masks as I find that I fall asleep faster when the light is totally blocked. This was a lifestyle item, and I think that the gold metallic spots with the cobalt blue background is totally cute! Value $7.50
It’s Skin Neck Focus Patch I have read that this mask is pretty dry, not a lot of essence, so I wonder if this is “dry” mask, of which I have had before. This mask is made with adenosine, which helps reduce sagging skin and improving skin tone. Adenium Obesum Leaf Extract is actually a plant that helps with skin conditioning. Full Size 7.5 g Value $6.00
Description: Formulated with adenosine. Provides moisture and nutrition for skin and takes good care of wrinkles on neck. This is a neck patch that nourishes and moisturizes skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
How To Use: Apply toner onto skin after cleansing. Remove the patch`s film and place the film-removed side of patch to fit neck. Remove after 20~40 minutes and gently absorb remaining contents onto skin.
Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, sorbitol, sodium polyacrylate, polyacrylic acid, castor oil, cellulose gum, kaolin, Triethylhexanoin,Tartaric Acid, aluminum glycinate, Disodium EDTA, allantoin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, adenosine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Fruit Extract, Adenium Obesum Leaf Extract, tocopheryl acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, titanium dioxide, methyl paraben, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
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The card stated that I was to get a Bric Perfect V Shaping Mask, valued at $7.00 but I didn’t get that item. I guess that is what they mean by “style may vary”. I thought it would be a different brand of mask, but still a V Shaping Mask. Nope.. I got instead a …. PORE PACK. If I never see a damn pore pack in my life I will be happy! haha I would have liked the V Shaping Mask as that would have been better for my aging concerns, but let’s see what this item is that I received instead.
Milatte Fashiony 3 Step Clear-Nose-Packs Well, this can take up to 40 minutes, not including the application, removal and rinsing, to go through this whole routine. I cannot find a lot about this product other than it is a deep cleanse for your nose and pores in that area. The first step seems to prep your nose and open up the pores, the 2nd step is the pore strip that will extract blackheads, whiteheads and clogged pores and the third step is a soothing serum. Interesting. Full Size Value $5.00
How To Use
Step 1: After washing your face, put it on your nose. After 15-20 minutes, take off the patch and clean off the sebum and blackheads with cotton swab.
Step 2: Wet your nose with water, and attach it on your nose. After 10-15 minutes, take it off when it is dry.
Step 3: Remove the film of the patch. Put it on your nose and wait for 10 minutes Take off the patch and tap your nose lightly.
Ingredients for Step 1: water, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf water, butylene glycol, juniperus communis fruit extract, melissa officinalis leaf extract, arctium majus root extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, saponaria officinalis leaf extract, hypericum perforatum extract, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, propanediol, illicium verum (anise) fruit extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, citrus aurantifolia (lime) fruit extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, citric acid, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA. com analysis
Ingredients for Step 2: water, PVP, PEG-12 dimethicone, kaolin, titanium dioxide, VP/VA copolymer, propylene glycol, methylparaben, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, CI 17200 cosDNA.com analysis
Ingredients for Step 3: water, glycerin, propanediol, sodium hyaluronate, hydroxethylcellulose, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, erythritol, trehalose, caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, illicium verum (anise) fruit extract, disodium EDTA, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, citrus medica limonum (lemon) fruit extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, citrus aurantifolia (lime) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Swatches under different lighting conditions. I did swatch the blushes and the tint heavily and did use my fingers with the blush/bronzer, so if you use a brush, they will come out lighter. I wanted to show that these colors are pretty pigmented.
- Tonymoly Tony Tint Delight in 01 Cherry Pink. 2nd photo – after it dried down. You can see it is matte
- Milani Sunset Duos 03 Sunset Beach Blush color
- Milani Sunset Duos 03 Sunset Beach Bronzer color
- Milani Sunset Duos 03 Sunset Beach Both colors mixed
I am pretty happy with my Beauteque bag for January. It had to be difficult for Beauteque, as they are starting to fill a void left by Memebox, and the expectations from them seem to be higher than normal from customers. The contents are solid, good name brands and I cannot complain about a bag with two Mizon products and a Face Shop item. This is nicely curated, really from head-to-toe, starting with hair mist and ending with the foot cream, skincare and makeup. I like that they have a lifestyle product in here, the beauty mask and I hope they continue with letting us “pick” our own selections. However, they do need to communicate with their customers in a more timely fashion about any delays with their bags, as I do think that is an issue. I can handle delays, but keep me informed :) I paid $24.00 for my bag + $3.95 shipping for a total of $27.95 and received a BeautequeValue** of $72.50, not including the cute bag.
** Just as with Memebox, the values of these products are the manufacturer’s retail value, but you can sometimes find them cheaper elsewhere.
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[ descriptions in italics from linked product site. This item was purchased with my own money ]