Memebox Mini #1

5 Jun


Memebox, a Korean beauty box that runs on individual purchases instead of subscriptions, has had my attention for some time. But it’s got a pretty high base price, ranging from $25-60 depending on the type, plus a steep shipping fee of $7. I mean, it is shipping from Korea, but still! I like cheap beauty boxes, which is why I am still subbed to only Ipsy and Birchbox. So of course the Memebox Mini, priced at $15 including shipping, was right up my alley. I ordered #1 and #2, and used points for both of them so they came to around ~$10 each. No way to be disappointed, right?


Such cute packaging! You also get a card full of info on all your goodies… which is nice, because I’m not nearly as familiar with Asian cosmetics as I wish I was.


Item number one, Verikos Ultra Matte Velvet Primer! This is a tinted primer that melds right into my skin and leaves a satin-soft finish. It reminds me of Smashbox’s famous primer, but that tends to leave me feeling sleek but also… greasy? This is basically a matte version. A full size is pretty expensive at $39 (and small at 30ml) but aside from all its other virtues it’s also scented like roses soooo I kind of need it. Right now.


These are not on the card, so I assume it’s some kind of bonus free sample? Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base! Basically a moisturizing primer. I have yet to try these out but apparently they have glitter in them (whyyy) but it rubs out.


This is a duo set, but they don’t seem to be designed to be used in tandem. Botanical Hill Boh Moist Youth Ampoule & Boh Radiant Youth Ampoule. These names are so long. I have been wanting to try some ampoules, basically because it’s a fun word to say. But also because, you know, they’re like serums only… different somehow. In a way I suppose I will find out when I use them!


More face stuff! This box is actually all skincare, which is fine by me. It’s Holika Holika Skin & Good Cera Super Cream. Apparently it’s super hydrating and lasts for 72 hours! How does that even work? Do you not wash it off for 72 hours? Ew. I’m really hoping it’s more of a “the essence soaks into your skin” kind of thing.


More creamy stuff. For your health! This is A True Black Tea All Day Long Sun Cream. Tea-based skincare? Sign. Me. Up. This is only SPF 50 so of course I wouldn’t use it as a sunscreen, but I’ll certainly use it as lotion! Because, you know, it smells like tea and other wonderful things. The texture is fantastic as well.


Okay, so I said there was only skincare and no makeup, but this is kind of a fusion. Also umm I didn’t count the primers. Basically, I am a total liar. This is Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB SPF 30 PA++. Basically, it’s an ampoule AND a BB cream? And one drop gives you basic coverage? And it comes in the world’s cutest bottle? That seems like a huge claim, way too good to be true, but it does function as a pretty basic tinted moisturizer with lots of skincare benefits.

I didn’t do value breakdowns of every single thing because I don’t want to math, but it’s well over what I paid. Lots of new skincare to try out and tiny bottles and jars to coo over! Though now I am tempted by some of the larger bottles, which is not good for my wallet…

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