The orange hue has been in the beauty scene for a while but buying one has always felt a little bit risky for me, unless of course, it’s a Korean product, then at that point, I’m quite open-minded.
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Memebox (mi-mi-box) is currently the #1 beauty box provider in Korea, and arrived here in the US and other countries just recently! We strive to bring you only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. Korean cosmetics are renowned for their high quality and efficacy, and we’re really excited to bring this to you! Memebox carries 4 main types of beauty boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox (we will explain these in detail in the next section.) In addition to the box series, we also carry full-size, Korean beauty products in our Memeshop.
Memebox Colorbox #2 Orange is supposed to contain all the orange shades you need to add to your beauty stash and I couldn’t wait to get my package. Oh wait… I had to, due to its shipping schedule. 😆
All Memeboxes come with a guide card with prices per product and description to give you an idea of their value and if it’s worth more than what you paid for. My box is valued at $39 and contains 4 full size products. This box costs $15 + shipping ($6.99) and I used all my saved up Memepoints from previous purchases and paid wait for it… nothing.
Sounds like a good deal, right?
Now everything seems sunkissed delight in this box until I opened the orange lipstick. At first I thought I was having a moment since after so many twists for the bullet to come up, nothing was happening. In the end, I gave up and contacted Memebox customer service and told them about the defective product along with pictures.
I received a prompt response and was offered solutions, a) they could give me Memepoints or b) they can include this lipstick in my next purchase. Ummm, I replied back expressing that I wasn’t a happy bunny with the choices and surprisingly got another reply saying that they will send a replacement. Now that’s more like it!
Melted lipstick aside, I thought the rest of the box was not so bad, especially that these are full items and I paid using only my Memepoints.
[message type=”info” title=”Update: 21st July”] I finally received the lipstick replacement and in excellent condition! They sent it via Express! Awesomeness. [/message]
Products in the box include:
1. Dearberry Flirt Lipstick Million Dollar Orange 3.4g ($12)
2. Dearberry Today Nail Lacquer #20 Fantasy 10ml ($3)
3. L’OCEAN Eye Shadow L-29 Pastel Orange 4g ($10)
4. Tosowoong Bronze Spectrum Waterproof Gel Liner #11 Sunshine 1.2g ($14)
Total value: $39
I’ve swatched them all side by side and although the eyeshadow looks such a bright color in its packaging, the colorpayoff is actually very sheer. And I really like the outcome of the lipstick which has a red undertone and buttery feel. No wonder, this lipstick is said to be made from naturally derived ingredients — olive oil, cocoa butter and cupuacu seed butter!
Dearberry Today Nail Lacquer reminds me so much of pumpkin and Halloween, in fact, my hubby said that this is the perfect shade. Ha ha.
The brand worth getting to know further is Toosowong especially if you’re looking for long-wearing and waterproof eyeliner/shadows. Sunny has a gel/creamy texture and mind-blowing pigmentation and man, the swatches I did above took forever to come off!
Let’s just say when they said waterproof, they were not kidding! So make sure that you have an oil-based cleanser to get the job done properly.
The Colorbox range has already sold out (so fast!) but they currently have 3 other Memeboxes within this price range of $15.00 if you want to find out about the Memebox experience.
To save $5 OFF from your order, use this code: BONBJC (valid until 30th July)
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Q: Any of you tried the Colorbox range? Which one did you get? Or have you caught up with the Memebox fever yet?
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