Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Memebox Wake Up Makeup Review and Coupon Code

This Memebox is Wake Up Makeup!  I got it as part of a Value Set with the Honey Box. The Wake Up Makeup box came with a bonus item that is not included on the info card.  I'm including it in this review, though.  It's a great bonus and worth the price of the box.

This Wake Up Makeup Memebox cost $23 plus shipping.  Since this was a value set I got upgraded Express Shipping which is why I have this box so soon.  I'm not complaining.  Value Sets are the way to go.  I used Memepoints and coupons on this box and it was $15.
I'm actually really happy with this Memebox.  I normally avoid the makeup Memeboxes like the plague.  I just don't like Korean makeup.  Plus I don't think Memebox actually sends quality makeup.  I'm not saying it's all bad. I'm just saying I'm not 12 years old and I don't tend to go for cuteness in my makeup packaging.  I don't have room for cute and I'm an old lady now.  Okay, not really but I felt old today while getting grumpy at dumb teenages clogging the intersection when the high school got out today.

The makeup in this box is actually quite usable.  None of it is orange and includes practical, easy to use products.
Bbia Downy Cheek-3.5g- This is an ultra-blendable creamy blush for a natural flush of color.  It blends with no texture and is completely weightless.  It can be worn over or under powder to highlight your cheeks.
This comes in two colors: Downy Pink and Downy Peach.  I received Downy Pink.
While it looks extremely pink (like blush tends to do) it actually is a very pretty color and does blend well.  I'm not super into cream blushes and prefer the mineral powders (like the one I got in this Kloverbox) but there's nothing wrong with this one.

Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder in Pink Romance-2.2g- This is super cute!  I had to rip open the packaging to get it out so I'm sorry I don't have a good photo of the packaging.  This is looks like a nail polish container but it's not!  It's a foam applicator for applying this purpley pink glittery pearl powder.  There are three color variations: Pink Romance, Bronze Gold and Champagne Gold.  I would have been happy with any of the colors.
This is super sparkly at all angles, goes on ridiculously smooth and it says it can be used as a highlighter, too.  I don't think I would do that and keep it confined to my eyelids.
Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF 30 PA++- This is a gentle, soothing formula enriched with calendula extracts, chamomile extracts, cypress essential oil, portulacea extracts, and Royal Nature's special "Angel's Tears" complex. It's chemical free and will relieve and brighten your skin.  Blemish Balm is the long name for BB cream!
I haven't opened this yet because I'm still using up my Hansui one that I love.  So, I can't attest to the color or the application.  I am excited to try this because I tend to get reddened skin when it's dry out and I'd love to mitigate that somehow.  If chamomile and calendula can do it, I'll be happy.
It's Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eyeliner and Pencil-  I am so happy I got the black and purple version!  There's also a black and brown version but purple is so much more fun!  This is very creamy and pigmented and I'm very happy with it.  I think it's a great touch to add the eyeliner brush, as well.
I saw somewhere that someone was worried about the date on the package.  The date is the manufacture date, it's not expired.  I admit I prefer another eyeliner brush that I have (Memebox brand brush, actually) over this one.  I think they prooobably could have chosen a better name for this but that's just me.
Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick-1.4g- This creamy dual auto eye stick simplifies eye makeup by combining an eyeliner and eyeshadow into one double ended stick.  There are four possible colors: Shine Gold Khaki, Holly Pink Brown, Celeb Burgundy, and Glam Brownie.  I got Celeb Burgundy.
The two shades are curated to be applied together harmoniously.  The creamy texture is gentle and has a pearly sheen to add glam.
I haven't opened this in preparation to swap.  I just won't use it so I think I'm going to swap it to someone who will love and use it.

Cheek Room Lip Gloss- This is a dual lip gloss liquid lip color with intense long lasting hold of a lip stin and eye catching shine of a gloss.  It's formulated so that the stain locks color on the lips for a waterproof, smudge-proof result that won't transfer or fade.
I'm not sure about this.  I know people are down on Cheek Room but I have avoided makeup boxes so I don't have a lot of Cheek Room makeup.  This just seems weird to me.  If you look at the picture, there's a crack or a line in the bottom half (in the tan part).  Why is it like that?  Is it dried out?  I like the pink color but I'm weirding out about how the whole thing looks.
Cellbydate The Galacto Zero Essence-100ml- This uses galactomyces ferment filtrate which is great for sensitive or acne prone skin.  It is very gentle.  It also helps with redness and moisturizing.  It also contains skin-active elements- vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
This compares with the very expensive SK-II Pitera Essence.  It contains the same main ingredient (galactomyces ferment filtrate) as the SK-II brand does.
I might think this is the best thing in the box and its the bonus item!  But I love skincare so that's not surprising.  I'm loving this.  And it's a huge bottle, too.  It has no parabens, artificial colorings, preservatives, alcohol or fragrance.

VERDICT:  I'm actually happy with this box.  I normally avoid makeup boxes but if I was to get a makeup box, this one makes me happy.  Of course, this box is really made by the Cellbydate Essence.  I can't really complain because the makeup is NOT orange and is decently usable and I didn't pay full price.
Really, it probably wouldn't be worth full price except for the bonus item which has a value of $12.  So, I don't know.  I'm probably a bad judge because I don't normally go for the makeup anyway.

What do you think?

I should let you know that there are new Memeboxes up for sale!  Dry and Sensitive Skin, My Cute Wishlist 4, OMG4 and K-Style 4.

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  1. Eep! I'm so excited to get mine now! I actually only got this box because of the bonus item, and I am actually pretty pleased with the contents. Now if only mine would GET HERE! </3 Also that cheek room gloss is hideous looking! :( Ugh...their font looks like it was made on microsoft word...I just don't like their products AT ALL, but other than that, a solid box!

    I do feel the same way as you about the Makeup boxes, but Memebox sent me the first K-Style box, and I genuinely LOVE the products I got in that one. I use them regularly, even the orange lip tint as it looks like a pretty pink once it's applied. So yea- while I SO much prefer the skincare boxes, sometimes the makeup ones can really be pleasantly surprising!

    1. I was surprised by this one. I honestly was expecting to hate it, I just wanted the expedited shipping and I had a ton of Memepoints. The bonus item is the best part, really. Although I didn't have any purple eyeliner and now I do :D
      Yeah, I think I will just toss the Cheek Room. It just doesn't look right...

  2. The crack in the Cheek Room gloss looks like the product has separated ... I'm still giving it the side eye though. The whole thing looks kind of strange. Great box otherwise though! I didn't realize It's Skin made gel eyeliners, but the purple bit looks pretty nice. Even if I'm not a "young girl." :P

    1. Yeah... it's gonna have a date with the garbage can. I'm secretly loving the purple part of liner. It goes on pretty nice with a good liner brush (meaning, not the one it came with).

  3. I got that Cheek Room lip gloss in the Red Color Box and I didn't care for it, either. I tried it and it's pretty average as far as glosses go, but I couldn't get past how tacky the packaging was. It reminds me of something you'd pick up at the dollar store.

  4. I totally agree with you that Korean make-up isn't the best in history, but I must confess that it sometimes wakes the inner 12-year-old me and I get overexcited about the unpredictable packaging and silly design. I didn't get this box and I don't regret it that much, but the dual gel eyeliner with a brush really calls my name.

    1. I can't lie... I do have two of the Tony Moly Bunny Glosses and I think they're adorable. :D

  5. There was a crack in my Cheek Room gloss too...I'm still trying to understand how to actually use it. I also think the essence was the best thing in the box, probably because I'm just afraid to wear pink makeup on top of pink makeup...yeah, I found lots pink in there..

    1. You must not have got the Pinkaholic box then :D. Totally agree that the essence was the best part, too. That was a great free gift!