Memebox Updates: the Long-Awaited Innisfree Box and Haul of Fame Makeup Edition by Hello Pretty Bird (also codes)

**UPDATE – Sad news in Memeland – they have had to cancel the Innisfree box, refunding everyone who purchased it and awarding some memepoints for the trouble. It seems they have had numerous issues with the supplier who, ultimately, was not able to meet their deadline… again. They advised that they have cut off this relationship, so we will see if we may be able to get Innisfree products in our boxes in the distant future, but right now it’s not looking likely ūüė¶ **

It’s been one of the most-requested brand boxes and honestly, one of the few I have any interest in: the Innisfree box is now available from Memebox! If you’re¬†into¬†natural ingredients, effective skincare, and a brand that cares about their environmental impact, Innisfree is certainly worthy of your attention… and hard-earned money ūüėČ

Innisfree Store

an Innisfree store

Jeju Island

Jeju Island

Clean, fresh air, soft warm sunlight, fertile healthy soil… Thinking you’re in paradise? Nope, you’ve just opened your Innisfree Box.

Innisfree is Korea‚Äôs first cosmetics brand dedicated to delivering clean and pure beauty from the pristine island of Jeju Island! As the global leader in ‚Äúgreen beauty,” Innisfree boasts all natural, and eco-friendly products to ensure 100% honest and 100% pure beauty ingredients. Praised and loved by celebs and makeup artists alike since the year 2000, Innisfree has built a respectable reputation for itself with its famous line of cosmetics and skin care!

Enjoy all of Innisfree’s cult faves with this box to enjoy immaculate beauty!


Also announced today is a Makeup Edition Haul of Fame from Hello Pretty Bird. I really adored her review and choices of products and promptly grabbed a few for my very own. They are available in the USA shop at a savings of up to 45%. HPB is also running a giveaway for these items, so be sure to enter!


October Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

Happy Memeboxing!


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Quality Time with my Earth & Sea Cosmetics Memebox: a Special #31 Unboxing & Review

I know I am very late to the party with this one. I discovered Memebox right on the cusp of Earth & Sea’s initial ship date and was too distracted by other, flashier boxes to realize what I so carelessly cast aside. After seeing the full contents, it quickly became my white whale (except I fared better than Ahab). This was the box I coveted above all other past boxes. The one that prompted me to stalk the site, hoping against all hope for a restock that finally came. Why Earth & Sea? It just… spoke to me. My combination skin loves all thing ash and charcoal, so I was essentially sold on that point alone, but the ‘sea’ elements in the box drew me in as well. The miraculous combination of products that drew out impurities and refreshed the skin was simply irresistible. I know, you’ve likely heard it all by now. Few who have attained this box had anything negative to say about it. Undaunted, I add my voice to the cacophony of praise; although, there are some sour notes as well. I’ve spent a few, special weeks with my Earth & Sea Cosmetics box now and feel I may have something of substance to offer in the way of a review. I’ve also included links to purchase the products that have quickly become some of my HGs.

When toxins, dirt and oil build up get under the skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, ultimately clogging up pores and making skin look dull. ¬†So, we’re bringing you nature‚Äôs clean up crew to clear the way for cleaner and brighter skin.

Charcoal, volcanic ash and mud all work together to draw out dirt and excess oil to extract stubborn impurities from deep within pores! Mineral rich marine energy works as the step 2 treatment for refining pores and replenishing moisture to the skin.

Our Earth & Sea Cosmetics Box offers the best natural ingredients  to give you your best looking skin yet.


 

Tosowoong Super Aqua Cooling Gel (80g, RV $34)
Available at the link above, or on eBay for $29.98

The Super Aqua Cooling Gel is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Full of minerals and nutrients from glacier waters, this gel is ideal for cooling overheated skin and relieving irritated skin. Deep sea minerals also strengthen and moisturize skin so that you can have firm and supple skin all day long. 

Tosowoong Hydration Cream

Impressions: I really like this brand and this product looked pretty amazing. I waged an epic internal battle when it came to this item because on one hand I would have loved to try it, but on the other I am turning into a cosmetics hoarder. An opportunity presented itself for me to swap this item for something I was already using and loving from the Free From Oil & Trouble 4 Memebox (review to follow!) and I decided to take the plunge and get a backup of the serum that I was so enjoying. Initially, I was going to hold this product until the summer because it seems like it would be ideal for the season and very refreshing. I think I would have been more apt to keep it if I suffered from dry skin, but thankfully that is not one among my litany of issues. This gel was a gorgeous blue color with a lovely fresh scent. The texture (which I tested using a spatula) was lovely and reminded me slightly of the Goddess Cream, aka the most amazing moisturizer my combination skin has ever known. That was another thing that gave me some comfort as I let this baby go – I had something even¬†better to substitute. I will be posting an individual review of the Goddess Cream in the near future, but in the interim please let me reassure you that I have used every other item in this box, so you should definitely keep reading ūüėČ


Secret Nature Volcanic Ash

Secret Nature Volcanic Ash Pore Pack (100g, RV $36)

on eBay for $16.98

Enriched with organic Jeju complex and mineral rich volcanic ash, charcoal, green tea, and pine needle extracts, this Volcanic Ash Pore Pack works wonders for controlling excess sebum and tightening enlarged pores. Plus, it’s free of parabens, artificial fragrances, and artificial coloring, and suitable for all skin types.¬†

Impressions: This item was one of the things that made this box incredibly appealing to me. It’s a grey, fairly thick cream with a scent that’s indicative of the green tea and pine needle extracts that are some of its main ingredients. Clogged pores are a recurring issue for many and every product I have ever tried that has charcoal or ash in it has helped me to achieve fantastic results. I was very pleased to learn that this pack is no different. For those unfamiliar with Korean cosmetics terms, a pack would be akin to a mask in the US. I think a lot of people tend to pile this sort of thing on, but it’s best applied in an even and fairly thin layer all over the face. After about 15 minutes or so, the mask will dry and your face will feel tighter. I used to scrub this sort of thing off, but since embarking on my Korean skincare regimen I’ve been a lot kinder to my face; so I just splash water on for a minute or so until all residue is gone. My face feels incredibly clean after this treatment and pores tight. I have definitely noticed that this masks helps to clear away clogging and also that I don’t get as much of that since I’ve begun using it. I have already purchased a backup, so that really speaks volumes.


   Dewytree Powder

Dewytree Mineral Healthy Sun Cut Loose Powder SPF36 PA++ (10g, RV $34)

Unfortunately this product is very difficult to find. The Memeshop does offer a comparable item made by Natural 100. Innisfree also makes a fantastic mineral powder that that can be found on eBay for $7.15 (though it doesn’t offer the same sun protection)

Dewytree’s loose powder is enriched with natural minerals and essential oil for maintaining your skin’s moisture level and leaving a long-lasting silky finish to a makeup. Plus, it has a UV protection level of SPF 36 PA++ and uses an air pocket puff that does not clog pores with powder application.

Impressions: The PA++ may be unfamiliar to some, as it’s a rating system that was originally developed in Japan and is used to indicate how much UVA protection a product has, whereas the SPF refers to UVB protection. The UVA rating ranges from PA+ to PA+++, with higher being better. There is some controversy as to the accuracy of the tests utilized in determining these levels, but I find that it’s still a useful indicator of sun protection. To that end, I have never owned a powder that offers sun protection and was very happy to have received this one. It comes packaged in a small jar with a mirror on top of the lid. When you open it, you find the air puff that is attached to a yet another, screw-on lid. The item also comes with an extra puff, which I really appreciated. The packaging is clever and compact and nice option for travel. I have used the puff to dab the powder onto my face after makeup application, but then use a powder brush to blend it a bit better. The powder’s texture is quite lovely and delicate. It is translucent, but does have a slight golden tone so I’m not sure that it would work well on a darker complexion. I love love love that this powder has a matte finish and it does double-duty in also helping to control excess sebum throughout the day. A wonderful item I have been using regularly.


Shara Shara Mask

Shara Shara Black Charcoal Mask Purifying (23g, RV $2)

on Korea Depart for $8.85/5PK

Shara Shara’s Black Charcoal Mask contains high concentrates of charcoal powder and volcanic ash complex for clearing your skin of dirt, impurities, and sebum¬†clogging¬†up your pores. It also works to soothe and protect sensitive skin with its wine and aloe¬†very leaf formula.¬†

Impressions: I absolutely loved this mask. I am typically of the mindset that more is better when it comes to getting your money’s worth on cosmetics, but I really dislike when sheet masks are overly-saturated. This one contained the perfect amount of serum, was easy to put on and adjust, and felt amazing both during an after. My face was noticeably clearer and brighter. While this is, of course, a full-sized item, I truly wish Memebox included more than just one mask. Thankfully, one was enough to demonstrate this mask’s efficacy, so I will definitely be hunting down more.


Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam

Elizavecca Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam (120ml, RV $29)

on Amazon for $19.99

Made from 3,000mg of collagen from pig skin, and spider extracts, the Elastic Pore mask Cleansing Foam is a mask and a facial cleanser all in one. As weird as the combination of charcoal, collagen, and spider extracts sounds, this black mask will penetrate deep into your pores, clearing away all dead skin cells and blackheads with bubbles a s fine as spider web. A quick 5 minutes every day is all your ever need to treat enlarged pores and excess skin impurities!

¬†Impressions: I find the duality¬†of the adorable packaging being representative of the ingredients that lie within somewhat amusing – in a really morbid way. But I do consume meat and if products like this mean that parts of the animal don’t go to waste, then I’m all for it. This was an item I was very excited about. Elizavecca has an excellent reputation and I’ve been a big fan of their other products (such as the Collagen Jella Pack¬†– amazing!). This also seemed to be formulated to address a number of my concerns¬†and contain some of my favorite ingredients (charcoal and collagen). Unfortunately, all that amounted to my being very uncertain about this item :/ I’m not put off by the black color or somewhat thick texture, but these are just not things that I look for in a cleanser and so I just really didn’t enjoy my Piggy Pore Cleansing experience. I also didn’t find it all that foamy and that made the 3-5 minutes of massaging this over my face all the more unpleasant. But alright, who cares about all that if the results are good. Well, the results were mixed. My face did feel nicely clean once I washed this off, but also more dry and dull than with other cleansers. After my initial experience, I came across an Instagram post noting that the pH of this product was very high. That would explain the after-affects. I haven’t used it since, but am torn about where to go from here. Many people really adore this product, so I do wonder if I didn’t give it enough of a chance. I may try it again and use an aloe mist after to soothe and re-hydrate my skin and maybe bring it back to an appropriate pH (4.5-6).


Spa Water Mist

Ariul Spa Water 24 Hours Moisturizing Refreshing Mist (100ml, RV $18)

Unfortunately, this is another product that is difficult to find online, but there is a similar Ariul item available from the Memeshop for $19.

Ariul SPA WATER 24hours Moisturizing Refreshing Mist is made from pure spa water extracted straight from Belgium rich in minerals and various amino acids. The Mist works to deliver an instant replenishment into your skin, creating a moisture barrier for preventing any dehydration for all day long. It can also be used as a boosting serum for enhancing absorbency of other skincare products.

Impressions: This Mist. Oh man. I’m starting to realize I have a thing for mists, but wow some of them are just amazing and I wonder where they’ve been all my life. I’ve been using this one strictly as a booster and it works wonders as the step after cleansing and before toner. It really helps to rehydrate my skin and also prep it for the many lotions and potions to come. I truly consider it one of the most vital steps in my skincare regimen because it so effectively helps my skin to take in everything else that I slather on. If you don’t currently have a booster step in your skincare routine, I strongly encourage you to add it! It takes seconds and is hugely worthwhile.


Cards

Overall Impressions

This box cost $29 + shipping and has an overall Memevalue of $153. The main determinant of value to me is how many of the products I truly love and will use. With this box, it’s an overwhelming majority. The items here were wonderfully curated to the theme (though the Piggy foam could be questionable) and I feel this theme is appropriate for a variety of skin types and concerns. This may be why this box was one of Meme’s most popular and people are still clamoring for restocks. I hope they make this a series because I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase another Earth & Sea Cosmetics box. I did purchase The Little Mermaid Princess Edition box in the hopes that it will be similar. Fingers crossed! If this box ever pops up again as a restock – and it has at least three times now – I strongly encourage you to grab it!


October Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

Happy Memeboxing!


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Memebox x Vagabond Youth Collab Now Available for Purchase!! (also discount codes and tutorial from Vagabond Youth)

The box contents have been revealed and seem to be a great mix of makeup and K-beauty faves. It comes with a pricetag of $23 + shipping and is ready to ship now!

Head over to Memebox for a look and check below for discount codes!

We teamed up with YouTube fashion and beauty mentor Vagabond Youth to curate an epic autumn makeover box, with its sole mission in helping you master your fall beauty routine! Whether you’re a makeup whiz, or just need a few beauty pointers, look no further than our collaboration with this chic Los Angeles chick for best-selling makeup and K-Beauty faves, as well as dazzling tutorials for beautiful everyday looks!

Look out for Vagabond Youth’s unboxing later this week to master the art of K-Beauty!

1. SHARA SHARA Color Control Cream SPF50+ PA+++ No.2 Natural Beige 40ml ($24)
Balance out uneven skin tone and add extra radiance to your complexion with Shara Shara’s CC Cream! Despite the fact that it comes in No.2 Natural Beige, this CC Cream will only color control and work to bring out the most naturally glowing complexion, and thus can be used universally by all skin colors.

HOW TO USE
Apply an adequate amount of the CC cream evenly over your face and pat it in for full adherence. Mix it in with a booster or a moisturizer like the Madeca Cream to create that supple, dewy complexion.

2.¬†GOOD’P¬†Madeca Cream 20ml¬†($24)
Ready your skin to its perfect, silky condition before dolling up with the Madeca Cream, and you’ll be able to experience how important pre-makeup skincare is! Containing loads of natural ceramide ferments and titrated extracts from centella asiatica plus utilizing good’p’s unique pre-lipid technology, the Madeca Cream absorbs fast and deep into the skin, and works to smooth out fine wrinkles as well as brighten up the overall complexion.

HOW TO USE
Evenly apply the cream over your face and let it absorb. Mix it in with a BB cream or a CC cream to add extra moisture to your base makeup.

3. COLOR WORLD Matte Eye Shadow Palette 8g ($36)
A day-to-night palette with three neutral yet glamorous shades that blend beautifully and mimic the shimmering texture of sandy beaches. Color World is a high-end brand sold only in department stores and this specific palette was designed as a special limited F/W collection for our newly launching collaboration box.

HOW TO USE
Apply directly to eyelids and blend it in for a desired intensity.

4. LIVECOWE Plenty Volume Mascara 10ml ($15)
Available at Memeshop
Creating instant oversized volume and curl, this revolutionary formula nourishes your lashes with a unique formula that strengthens and smoothes for long-lasting volume.

HOW TO USE
Curl lashes using an eyelash curler. Brush mascara brush from root to tip. Apply multiple coasts for ultra volumized lashes.

5. IDEEB Sweet Gelish Eyeliner 03 Gold Brown 3g ($9)
Available at Memeshop
Create countless looks with gel pencil formulas for precise pigmented application, inner rim lining, long-wear, contouring, and subtle to smoky looks.

HOW TO USE
Glide on gel pencil eyeliner along the lower lash line, upper lash line, and corners for the look you desire.

6. ETUDE HOUSE Tear Drop Liner 8g ($7)
Randomly selected from #1, #3, #4
Add extra sparkling glitters just under your eyes (which we call ‚Äėtear line‚Äô in Korea) to create a sophisticated yet dewy eye makeup. Etude House‚Äôs Tear Drop Liner comes in three different shades of glitters ‚Äď white silver, pearl silver, and bronze gold.

HOW TO USE
Draw in along your ‚Äėtear line‚Äô (where your lower eyelashes are) to finish off eye makeup.

7. ETUDE HOUSE Proof 10 Eye Primer 8g ($7)
A creamy-textured primer to be applied before eye makeup application to increase pigment adherence and lasting power, and to mattify and smooth out skin texture. Suitable for all skin types especially for sensitive skin.

HOW TO USE
Gently dab over your lids and blend it in.

8. MISS AGE Essential Lip Rouge 01 Pure Red 8.5ml ($17)
Available at Memeshop
A rich, full-color lip rouge with long lasting colors and shine.

HOW TO USE
For a perfect lip shape: start in the middle of the lips, smoothing out to the corners of the mouth. For a glossy effect, apply a touch of clear gloss over your lipstick.

9. DEARBERRY Toc Toc Blusher 5g ($9)
Randomly selected from 01 Moonshine, 03 Peach Sorbet
Available at Memeshop
This easy to use blusher creates a subdued color finish that creates a more 3 dimensional face shape for the look of a sharper jaw line and smaller-sized face. Sebum-controlling powder absorbs sweat and oil for the look of a radiant glow.

HOW TO USE
Apply it to the skin with a gentle light touch, using the built-in puff attached to the case.


October Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

***New code!! $7 off shipping when purchasing two or more single boxes LE2V (this codes has limited uses, so make sure you snag one of them and please use my links when purchasing)

Happy Memeboxing!


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Memebox Golden Ticket Sweepstakes! Win $1,500 worth of Memeboxes

Amazing sweepstakes opportunity from Memebox:

Promotion valid for purchases of all ‚ÄúGold Ticket Sweepstakes‚ÄĚ marked items on us.memebox.com from 23 September 2014 to 21 November 2014 or while supplies last. Prize recipients will receive prize coupons in relevant purchased boxes. Prizes cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash. Prize coupons cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or deleted. No additional purchase necessary to enter promotion. Prize Coupons can only be used on Memeboxes, Superboxes or Value Sets purchasable on us.memebox.com.


October Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

Happy Memeboxing!


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Memebox New Releases! Wonder Woman, Cleopatra, and Empress’ Secrets (also codes)

You guys. These boxes sound amazing! I couldn’t resist. Memebox released Wonder Woman, Cleopatra, and Empress’ Secrets today. Grab all three with a free upgrade to express shipping and check below for further discounts!


Yes, we have pores. Yes, we have shadow, and the list of imperfections go on and on. We could all really go for that extra 30 minutes of sleep just about right now, but when time doesn’t allow for extra beauty snooze time, this box full of beauty maximizers will get you from tired and dull-looking to wonderfully gorgeous and healthy-looking with just one use!
Bursting with skincare and makeup strengtheners, and water-proof, sweat-proof, fight-proof, and FOOL-PROOF makeup and multi-taskers, people will really get wondering about how you look so, so good despite lack of sleep and all. While most of us won’t be fighting crime and evil anytime soon like Wonder Woman, let us triumph over daily evils Рlate-night working, past midnight studying, baby-watching, and ahem, partying Рand celebrate everyday with the real Wonder Women of the world РYOU!

Have you ever wondered what the secret is behind the timeless beauty of the famous ancient Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra? Her ancient skin and body beauty rituals made her the most coveted and celebrated woman of her time, making her historically famous as the spellbinding enchantress that held Caesar hostage by her blinding beauty.

This box explodes with Cleopatra’s most celebrated ancient skin and body beautifying secrets that transcends time, all made with the most natural, effective, and gentle ingredients, to give your skin an everlasting radiance and enchanting glow, and keep your body and skin supple, firm and smooth to touch!


Queens in ancient Korea used a chock full of nature’s most precious ingredients to beautify and enhance their natural beauty. Various ancient herbs, oriental medicines, flowers, rice powders and more natural and effective recipes were prized among the royalty, and their effectiveness and potency is still prevalent today.

Designed to enhance the skin‚Äôs regeneration, revitalization, anti-inflammation, and hydration functions, this royal box will surely leave you with a beautiful and enchanting glow. Unbox The Empress’s Secrets box to reveal the mystical beauty secrets and solutions¬† of the east!


October Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

Happy Memeboxing!


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Quality Time with my All About Brows Memebox: a Superbox #57 Unboxing & Review

**11/07 updated – this box has been restocked! Not sure how many are available, so get it while the getting is good ūüôā **

**10/28 update – this box is currently available as part of a value set with CPM)**

I received a couple of other boxes before this one (Earth & Sea Cosmetics¬†and Free From Oil & Trouble 4 – reviews to come!), but I had to move this one up in line because I was quick to try everything and more importantly, love everything. So I had to share my findings with you lovelies¬†in case this one pops up as available again. This box was slow to sell and the impression I got of why many people didn’t purchase it was mainly due to the colors being a crapshoot. But I decided to take my chances because brows are one of my problem areas and I will take any help I can get! I typically use an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, which is $20 a pop. I really love it actually, but this box was $19 + standard shipping, and I’m sure I ended up paying even less using coupon codes (see below!), so it was a no-brainer to get a whole box of new brow solutions to try out – and I was not disappointed. In fact, I’m going to add my review to the Memebox site as soon as we’re done here ¬†because I think this box is getting an undeserved bad rep! Here we go.

(If you are new to Memebox, I urge you to please enter my GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a box of your choosing!)

All About Brows

Let’s face it. Not everyone is born with a pair of perfect arches!

But, no worries because we’ll take your botched brows to rehab with this expert approved All About Brows Box! Packed with all K-Style inspired eyebrow essentials, this box will give you everything to recreate the signature Korean look with full, youthful brows!

So I mentioned my brows being a problem area. I don’t know who left me alone with tweezers when I was younger, but there should be a hazard¬†warning on those things. I obviously had no idea what I was doing as a teenager, and no one stopped me, so I ended up massively over-plucking over the years and alas, my brows haven’t grown back all that well ūüė¶ I was thrilled to open up this box of goodies to add to my repertoire.


Choco SmudgeSecret Kiss Choco Smudge Eyebrow (5g, RV $11)

Currently on sale for $7 in the Memshop

It’s a mascara for your brows! Highly waterproof and containing panthenol components rich in nutrition, the Choco Smudge Eyebrow offers naturally defined and youthful-looking arches with just one quick smudge!Adds natural color and volume to brows that need a lift. You randomly received either 01 Milk Choco or 02 Dark Choco. Although the above shots look a little light, I actually received the Dark Choco, which is the one I wanted.

Impressions: I’ve seen a lot of people note with confusion and dismay that this brow mascara has shimmer. This is actually not at all uncommon with this type of product, as the shimmer adds dimension; so your brows end up having a more three-dimensional rather than flat look. I really like this stuff. Does it look like it’s high-end? Absolutely not. But it does the job and quite¬†well. I’ve used it on it’s own and it added some fullness and pigment to my brows (which was already a vast improvement), but I like it even more when used in addition to an brow pencil. Of course, this does double-duty by keeping your brow hairs in place as well, which is very necessary for me because while my brows are sparse, the individual hairs tend to be on the longer side (yes, despite my trimming properly – I told you, I have issues).


Brow Cake

Shara Shara I Wanna Eyebrow Cake (4g, RV $13)

Shara Shara’s I Wanna Eyebrow Cake contains two shades – a lighter brown and a darker brown – so that you can mix up the two colors for featuring a perfect shade that suits your very own complexion and hair color. Plus, the smudge proof coating powder and the included diagonally-edged brush makes it easy to apply and long-lasting. This was randomly selected from 01 Dark Grey and 02 Soft Brown. I received the Dark Grey.

Impressions: I was hoping for Soft Brown, but after my initial disappointment I realized that this is actually a much better match for my brows. It also made me realize that both options could really be utilized with¬†a number of different hair colors (within limits) – particularly if you mix the two shades as Meme suggests. I really love the tiny compact because I had not owned a brow powder previously that I could easily carry with me and apply or correct on the go. It’s unlikely that I would actually need to do that, but it’s nice to have the option! The powders are a nice quality that aren’t too heavily pigmented, so you can really build the right look rather than getting STRONG BROW right out of the gate. I wouldn’t necessarily use this cake to shape my brows, but it’s a wonderful filler.


Razor

Happy Tool Lady’s Eyebrow Razor (1ea, RV $7)

This is an eyebrow razor for ladies with its attached brush and a heart-shaped mini mirror for necessary fix-ups any time throughout the day. SImply pop it out from your makeup pouch and shape your brows using the razor and the mirror or quickly brush up your clumping eyelashes.

Impressions: Alright, so this thing is pretty cute, but I was slightly terrified of it initially. I had never used a brow razor before and I was convinced I’d go to use the brush end and end up either slashing my meager brows off or severely hurting myself. Quickly use it to brush up clumping eyelashes? You mean, get it near my¬†eye?? That is the stuff of nightmares. No, thank you. But I decided to be brave¬†and actually did really enjoy using this razor, which isn’t deadly sharp thankfully (I can’t be trusted). I’ve used it mostly for other facial hair “touch-ups” rather than brows and that’s been lovely. Nothing worse than a random stray hair popping up on your face, so it’s good¬†to have this in your makeup bag and ready to go to deal with those kinds of emergencies. Nice item that I definitely would never have purchased for myself, but am happy to own.


Pencil & Powder

Style Y Natural Sketch Eyebrow Pencil and Powder 01 Light Brow (0.5g, RV $10)

The Style Y’s Natural Sketch Eyebrow Pencil and Powder work together to define the eyebrow line with a natural-looking, delicate finish. The triangular-shaped brow pencil gives a fine tip for drawing the outline of the brow line while the tip powder delicately fills in throughout the empty spots featuring full, well-behaved arches.

Impressions: I really wish this was a shade darker to match my brows better, but I don’t mind the color too terribly. I think I will use this when I’m going for a softer look and lighter brows are more appropriate. It certainly doesn’t look unnatural and I like that I can now have some variety with my brows. I really enjoy the pencil and powder combo. Much like the brow cake, neither end of this is highly pigmented, so you can really build up your desired look. It’s a nice all-in-one tool as the pencil end is perfectly-sculpted to create a clean shape and the powder allows you to fill in.


Brow Tattoo

Style Y Natural Sketch Eyebrow Simple Tattoo (0.7g, RV $9)

This is a waterproof, long-lasting, sharp-ended eyebrow pen that draws onto the brows with its thin tip and its ability to adjust the color density for a precise and natural-looking tattoo eyebrow.

Impressions: I was a little nervous about this one because tattoo sounds… well, permanent… so I proceeded with caution. But this is probably one of my favorite items in the box. The tiny tip allows for precise application and while the color out-of-the-box seems like it may be entirely too dark, it actually lends a very natural appearance to my brows and is again, something you can build up to the right level of pigmentation. I love, love, love the longevity of this stuff. I’ve pretty much been using it continuously, though it hasn’t needed many reapplications at all. This is my new go-to “I would love to look like I have normal brows even if I’m not wearing full makeup” tool. Very happy to own it.


Scissors

Etude House Ribbon Scissor (1ea, RV $3)

Incredibly adorable pair of mini scissors for clipping away extra-long brow hair and shaping the overall shape of your brows.

Impressions: As Meme noted, these are ridiculously adorable, and as you can see above, a pretty great match for MemePink. They state “Love me” and I can’t help but! The scissors are better quality than I had anticipated, having seen photos prior to receiving the box. Their “action” is a little tight, but I think that will ease up with use. I had previously been using manicure scissors to tame my brows, but will happily be switching to these, as I think the non-curved end is more effective for the job.


Info CardsOverall Impressions

I think it’s quite clear I was a fan of this box. It contained 6 full-sized items and had an overall value of $53, which is rather low for Memebox’s typical return-on-investment, but I really can’t complain because I still got more than my money’s worth. A lot of people seemed to have found issue with the box not being¬†tailored to either light or dark brows, and I completely agree that would have been lovely. But you knew you were taking a risk if purchasing this one. If I was a blonde, I likely wouldn’t have taken the plunge. But for me, my brows can really handle a broader range¬†of tones, so it worked out. I also enjoy the variety of tools vs makeup. Again, something not everyone appreciated. Alas, that is the luck of the Memedraw. I think it helped that I didn’t have high expectations beyond receiving some new items¬†for my brow arsenal and I was wholly prepared to sell or trade if colors didn’t work out. My skin has been looking fantastic since I discovered Memebox, and with the addition of these items, I feel great about sporting a no-makeup look pretty regularly. Brows are essential, even when all else is bare!


October Codes

If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

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Memebox 3 New Collabs Available for a Limited Time at a Discounted Price: Vagabond Youth, CutiePieMarzia 3, and Samantha Schuerman

**Update: this value set is sold out for now, but the Vagabond Youth x Memebox collab is live and available for purchase! Please use my links and codes below to maximize your discount**

Just a quick and dirty post to let you lovelies know that Memebox’s three new collaborations are now up for grabs at a discounted price. Currently only available in value set form for a total of $60 + shipping; a savings of $9.

The ¬†contents of the Vagabond Youth box will be unveiled on October 22nd and Marzia’s on October 27th. No word yet on if/when Samantha’s will be unboxed (more than likely, it will be), but I will update this post with all vids.

What do you think of these collaborations??


October Codes

 If you utilize any of the links above, you will automatically receive $5 off a purchase of $100+ or $10 off a purchase of $150+

In addition to this, you can stack another $5 discount with the following codes:A3L5 or 2MYC or…

Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE3

Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes using the code MEMEBUNDLE4

Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on USA only Memeshop items with the code FREESHIPPING

Happy Memeboxing!