I know I said I wasn't going to save my Memebox reviews for Monday but... I got a box Thursday and I was itching to get two posts out this week ^^;; I grabbed this box when it was restocked like a ninja (since Etude House brand is really popular & it quickly sold out the first time and the restock before it was released onto the masses) but unlike the last time, I got standard shipping so I have been long spoiled of what to expect in this box.
Disclaimer: No one is paying me for this review. I paid with my own money for these boxes so the thoughts/opinions here are my own. I should point out that the prices on the cards are mostly suggested but you can find them cheaper on websites like beautykorea.net, testerkorea, gmarket, and Ebay. Do a little price shopping and see where the better deal for you is, especially when it comes to shipping.
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
#72 Etude House
Guess what? It’s an epic moment in Memebox history – the Etude House Box is finally available! Who says serious skincare and makeup has to be, well, serious? Not Etude House! Although Etude House’s cult-favourite products pack a punch with seriously effective ingredients, their cheeky names and ridiculously cute packaging never fail to make you smile! Offering a wide range of beauty products, Etude House delivers 100% satisfaction for all! It’s a win-win situation: crazily adorable beauty goodies that are totally effective? Why wait? Shop now!
What was in the box?
Oh My Lash Mascara 01 Top Coat
Ever heard of a top coat for your lashes? Create translucent and glossy lashes by applying it alone, or give a non-smudging and long-lasting finish to your regular eye makeup by applying it over the mascara.
Retail Price: $5 US
My thoughts? For someone who doesn't like to put on a lot of makeup (cause she's lazy lol), this sounds like it would be a great idea to have in my collection. Will see how it works later but keeping it
Moistfull Collagen Cream
Specially formulated with marine collagen and mucilage from baobab trees, the famous Moistfull Collagen Cream is a gentle, deeply moisturizing, and skin firming facial cream. It's fast absorbing and lightweight in texture as well, making it a suitable moisturizer for both the summer and winter times.
Retail Price: $18 US
My thoughts? As you can see, it comes with a spatula to help scope out the cream and also a small bottle of ampoule essence. Even though it says that its good for both winter and summer months, I want to look around first at other reviews to see if it’s good for my combo oily skin because the last thing I wanna do it is make it worse. Looks great but more research is necessary.
Play Therapy Sleeping Pack
Etude's special formula "Nutrition Compact" - a blend of pomegranate, mango seed butter, and evening primrose - combined together with rich collagen complex work to deeply nourish and tighten up dry, sagging skin overnight, for a mochi-firm and radiant complexion the next morning.
Retail Price: $10 US
My thoughts? 1- Mochi-firm?? Odd way to describe skin but okay (PS: mochi is YUM) 2- As a general fan of masks, I don't have any specifically for night time so I'm excited to try this out.Hooray for sleeping mask packs ^_^
Belle Dress Pretty Look Shower Cologne Pretty Look
Get ready in the morning with a spritz of Bell Dress cologne which comes in a fruity perfume complex - a blend of fruity sweetness, jasmine formal, refreshing green note, and warm musk scents. Its blend of hyaluronic acid, natural spring water, and the lovely perfume fragrance will give a refreshingly moist and sweetly scented start to your day
Retail Price: $8 US
My thoughts? Spoiler impression: Nope. When I received it: Nope. When I smelt it: not as bad as I thought, but nope. Too girly for me and not my kind of scent. Pass for $200 Alex
Face Conditioning Fixer
A makeup boosting fixer for cooling, refreshing, and moisturizing the skin while locking in makeup in place for a long-lasting, silky finish. It also helps soothe and relieve reddened or irritated skin with its aloe vera infused formula.
Retail Price: $12 US
My thoughts? Now despite watching an unboxing video and seeing someone else think Memebox forgot to pack this in their box but noticing that the packaging didn't match the card, I forgot and thought that Memebox has forgotten to send it and instead sent me one of their BB Creams, since the packing is similar. That being said, I think this will be useful for me as a fixer once I apply it after my makeup. You can apply it before to help moisturize the skin but I don't have that problem. Cute packaging, despite momentary confusion. Will keep
A mascara for your brows! Non-smudging, long-lasting and containing allantoin, beeswax, and camauba wax components rich in nutrition, this Brow Mascara from Etude House offers a naturally defined and youthful-looking arches with just a quick smudge!
Retail Price: $7 US
My thoughts? This one had three possible colours: 01 Rich Brown, 02 Light Brown, 04 Natural Brown. I got 04. I'm not sure if this is my colour, or something I would be likely to use. I first want to see if I can buy some single use brushes so I can test for myself and if they don't work, be able to safely give them away to others. Not sure about product or colour. Must test first to determine
I was super happy to receive this box, despite knowing that there wouldn't be any uber cute items in it like the Dessert Lip Balm. Nice range of different products, even if I'm not going to use them all. Again, would have liked to see more makeup items from the brand but still satisfied with what I got. Total value of the box is $60, which is on the low end of scale compared to other Memeboxes but that's not to say Memebox skimmed out on the box.
If you are looking for something to get as a gift for a friend or for yourself, I suggest picking up The Hair & Box 4 box, the Tea Tree Cosmetics box (tea tree soil is super good for your skin), or the Global 18 box while supplies last.
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