14 August 2014

Memebox K-Style Box

It's been over a week since I last raved about Memebox so I figured I better get back on it before you thought I'd forgotten about them!
 
Before I show you what was in the box though, a little recap of what a 'memebox' is, for those not familiar with my obsession! A very special and awesome beauty box company, Memebox are based in Korea, the home of the worlds most exciting beauty developments, but ship these fabulous beauty delights around the world providing a fantastic opportunity for us to try out some of the most cutting edge innovations and cutest design ideas available. Rather than a monthly subscription box, Memebox regularly release new boxes along specific beauty themes (ones currently available include things like the Café Box,  Yoghurt Cosmetics, and All About Brows, for example). Though there is also a monthly 'Global Box', unthemed and filled with a variety of products, too. Boxes are priced between $15 and $39 (that's US dollars, so actual cost will depend on current exchange rate!) depending on size and value, and standard shipping costs around $7, though there are often deals and discounts to be had!
  
I've actually had a couple delivered this week (oh I am naughty) so it was tough to know where to start but I think my favourite of the new arrivals was this one - the K-Style box, full of products to emulate the appearance of your favourite K-pop stars.
 
Now, no one is ever going to confuse me with Bae Suzy, but I figured if this could point me in the right direction (or at least have some cute make up in it) then it'd be worth having!
 
Here's what came inside this one:
 
make up like kpop stars

Bbia Pigment 1.8g (£5) - Each box came with one of these pigment pots in either Mild, Sour or Sweet. I got 'sweet', and it's the most gorgeous glittery copper colour. I can't imagine me doing much with a powder pigment without making a complete mess, but this is so gosh-darn pretty I might have a good go at practicing.

 
Aqua Radiance CC Cream 30ml (£29) - This seems like a really decent CC cream for balancing out skin tone and texture, but unlike a lot of the other CC/BB creams I've picked up in these boxes it doesn't mention anything about SPF - and since I have a few promising factor 50 protection as well as the imperfection-hiding qualities this will go to the bottom of the pile I think.

 
RiRe Luxe Auto Gel Eyeliner - Champagne and Choco Brown ($14 each) - Really awesomely smooth, slick and easy to apply eyeliners with a twist up bottom. I didn't really have a good brown eyeliner before this arrived so it's a welcome addition - the champagne isn't really a colour I'd usually use as an eyeliner but the info card that came with the box suggests using this as an under-eye highlighter and can imagine it would be perfect for that. It's very pretty!

korean eye make up

A'Pieu Full Of Nature Mascara ($3) - Such a cute little pocket sized mascara! I haven't tried it yet as I have more than enough open already, and for a suggested retail value of $3 I wouldn't expect miracles from this but you never know when you might need an 'emergency mascara' so I think I'll be keeping this handy just in case!

korean kpop mascara

Shara Shara Feminine Single Blusher ($7) - This is another product that was available in a couple of different colour options, and I received 'Soft Coral' (as opposed to the other shade of 'Warm Apricot'). This was probably my favourite product when I first opened the box, just because it's so darn pretty. It's the cute little puffy thing (what's that called?) that did it for me, with its soft soft feel and sweet little bow! It all clips together in a tidy little compact case and the colour of the blush itself is really pretty.

cute fluffy make up applicator

Secret Key Sweet Glam Tint ($24) - My first thought on seeing this super pale Baby Pink lip tint (also available in two other shades, Juicy Orange and Fuscia Purple) was 'hmmm, not for me'. Too pale, too wispy,... but I was pleasantly surprised when I swatched it on my hand as it had a much better colour pay off than I'd expected so, feeling a bit more optimistic, moved onto my lips. After a  few minutes the sheer-but nicely-moisturising lipstick had developed into a surprisingly bold colour! Quite the pleasant surprise!
 
korean colour changing lipstick

The K-Style Memebox cost $23 dollars with around $7 shipping, so it cost me in total around £18. I think this one was a bit of a corker, full of full sized items I'd definitely use and when compared to the teensy samples in the Birchbox I received yesterday (which full price including delivery comes to around £13), I definitely think Memebox is the way to go for value for money!
 
 
This box is now sold out, but fret not, there is a K-Style 2 box available now here!
And if that doesn't float your boat there's plenty of enticing Memebox options to explore.

5 comments

  1. Oh my goodness! The blusher is so cute!

    Caroline
    www.puttingyourlifeinorder.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. You got lots of pretty things in this box, I love the Shara Shara blush -- it's definitely the cutest blush I've ever seen!! :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  3. Wow - that blusher is amazing!! x

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  4. That CC cream looks interesting... plus the blusher is cute too... :)

    The Lipstickholic

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