What’s a Memebox, you ask? It’s Korea’s #1 selling subscription beauty box. Recently opened up to the USA, I hopped on the bandwagon to receive their third box. It’s a little bit on the pricier side for a subscription box, $21 with ~$7 shipping, but their schtick is that you get several full-size and sample products that easily triple or quadruple the amount you paid in value.
Here’s what we got for this edition:
Dear by Enprani Bounce Cheese Cream (Full size: $29)
Mozzarella cheese, anyone? This stuff has maybe the most interesting consistency of any moisturizer I’ve ever tried and a very accurate name. Once applied to the skin, the stringy cheese feeling melts into your standard thickish moisturizer cream, very much needed in the Snowpocalyptic South these days.
Dr. Jahrt V7 Eye Serum ($38)
Love me some eye creams. Dr. Jart’s V7 Eye Serum claims to treat dark spots and puffiness, which this girl definitely needs, but I haven’t used it long enough to see if those claims check out. However, it has a nice texture and and doesn’t sting the eyes, so I’m hoping this one is a win long-term.
Nuganic Customize Sun Block ($45)
“3-in-1 sun protection with brightening and anti-wrinkle properties.” Normally sunblock isn’t a source of excitement for me, but neither are wrinkles and sun damage, so let’s do this thing, fancy-and-expensive Korean sun block.
Tonymoly Delight Tony Tint Red ($3) and Secret Kiss Twinkle Waterproof Gel Pencil Liner ($8)
The lip stain didn’t do well on my lips, but I think it might work well as a base layer under another red lip product like a Revlon Lip Butter (fave). The Secret Kiss eyeliner has a very subtle gold shimmer.
I think the gold shows up more on my hand than actually on my eye, but it’s still a pretty and long-lasting full-size product.
Banila Co. It Radiant Products
Banila Co. contributed three sample size products to this box: a moisturizer, a CC cream/primer-ish “color control base,” and a cream-to-powder light coverage foundation. None of these particularly wowed me, but that could be because there were just about no clear indications or directions as to how to best use them. The foundation is a little light for me, but it’s fine for errands, not scaring everybody at the gym, etc.
Papa Recipe Princess Lip Gel Patch ($3)
This thing was ridiculous. Straight up. It feels like moist, stiffened Jello and is supposed to do great things for your lips- moisturize, condition, etc. The part they don’t tell you is how bored you’ll get laying on the ground for 10-20 minutes as it slides around and falls off. The sad part is that my lips felt worse afterward. Fail.
Aritaum The Professional Eyelash ($3)
So I just about never wear false eyelashes and have no real idea why. It’s most likely laziness, since the application process can be messy and annoyingly hard to get right. BUT that all may change after discovering this new product. First Impression post about these two coming up (eventually)!
To sum it all up:
So I only have three gripes about my first Memebox.
- Some of my products were not all of the way full, like the Dr. Jahrt eye cream and the sunscreen. I sent an email to their customer service account a couple weeks ago and have yet to get a response.
- Their website is pretty bad and doesn’t serve as a resource for more information about the products. Some of the information on the card wasn’t very complete or in fully correct English, so I was hoping to learn more about them online. I’m sure it’s a large language barrier, but hopefully their website will eventually be more along the line of Ipsy’s and Birchbox’s.
- The shipping is whack. Although mine didn’t take too long to arrive, Memebox says it can take up to 47 business days to arrive. What. That’s over two months, Mememox. Get it together.
Overall, though- loved it! A lot of products with a nice variety. Memebox is already selling for boxes #4-10, but I am going to wait a few months before re-ordering. Between my birthday, Christmas, and subscription boxes, my bathroom counter is overwhelmed with products that need to be used up. (Beauty lover problems.)