Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Review: Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup!

Wake Up Makeup! For those who are fans of or have seen K-pop or just korean style make up, it's all about bright clear skin, fresh complexions with pinches of color on the cheeks, bright doe eyes and clean looking make up. This box I've received recently from Memebox called the "Wake Up Makeup" box is full of products to achieve this bright awake look!

"Flawless skin, brighter eyes, plus 10 more minutes of sleep? No, you’re not dreaming. It’s just your morning beauty routine, updated. If mornings are not your best friends, and spending hours in front of the mirror is not an option, we’ve got ways to streamline your morning beauty routine so that you can look good, and feel good, every morning. Here, a simple makeup box with a selection of all products that will put yourself together in a flash, at home, or on the go."  

-Memebox's summary of the Special #37 Wake Up Makeup!

Continue below for my full review of the box!

Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup!
Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup: Bbia Downy Cheek,  It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner, Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF30 PA++
Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup: Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick, Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss, Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder
Everything in the Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup! There's an extra product not in the description card, O Cellbydate The Real Galacto Zero Essence...it's a water essence skincare product!

($12 Full sized) Bbia Downy Cheek in #01 Downy Pink! (Find it here!)
 Product Description & Directions!

"This ultra-blendable cream blush gives your cheek a natural flush of color! The creamy formula blends into the skin with no visible texture for the look of natural beauty and goes on completely weightless. It can be worn over or under powder to sculpt and highlight your cheeks! Blend in color onto cheeks with brush for the look of naturally glowing cheeks."

I've only ever owned one cream blush ever and I don't even use it. I just love powder blushes so much. At first I thought the color was going to be too cool toned and light pink but I was wrong! Packaged super simply it's not fancy but very practical. I love how smooth and buttery the texture is and the color can be built up from sheer to a good amount of color. 

On swatch the color is a very bubble gum pink but on my light skintone it's a great natural pink flush. I wore it on top of a powder and it blended and applied so beautifully. The only downside is that this product even layered on a powder base starts to fade after 3 hours. So if you have oilier skin definitely make sure you have a powder on first!

Wearing Bbia Downy Cheek in #01 Downy Pink! Worn over a bb cream and powder it blends so evenly on top of powder and looks so glowy!

($13 Full sized) It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner in 02 Purple Black! (Find it here!)

  Product Description & Directions!

"This dual colored gel eyeliner comes in two color options – black and brown, and purple and black – and when the two shades are applied together, they create a younger-looking, lovelier effect on your eyes. Plus, the cream-type texture allows it to glide onto skin smoothly in one easy application. Use a gel eyeliner brush to apply the liner by filling in between your lashes thoroughly."

Straight away I'm in love with the simple but super cutesy packaging! I think it's sooo smart that the container has a divider for the two colors! Why don't other brands have that? If I knew a brand that did this with more colors I would totally buy some! This gel liner comes also with a lovely small flat brush for applying.

The product is a hit and a miss. The black gel eyeliner which is 70% of the total product is the better of the two colors in terms of formula. The swatch in the photo of the black eyeliner is from one swatch. The purple took about 5-6 swatches to get a solid even line of color! 

The consistency of the black eyeliner is so smooth, creamy and opaque in color, where as the purple is a bit dryer and harder to apply a solid line of color. You need to go over the same line a few times and the previous layers will crumble off a bit as you do so. 

($43 Full sized) Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF30 PA++! "Tears of Angel" definitely is an interesting ingredient, not sure to be glad or scared to have it in this BB! (Find it here!)

Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF30 PA++! I have to say I think their description sounds a lot like someone who writes very fancy poems!
 Product Description & Direction!

"Royal Nature’s The Original Soothing Blemish Balm is greatly acknowledged for its gentle, soothing formula enriched with calendula extracts, chamomile extracts, cypress essential oil, portulaca extracts, and Royal Nature’s special ‘Angel’s Tear’ complex. Unlike other chemical-infused BB creams, this Blemish Balm will relieve and brighten up the skin. After your skincare routine, apply the Blemish Balm from the inner towards the outer contours of your face."
Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF30 PA++ (Find it here!)
At first after reading all the fancy description I wasn't sure of what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the actual packaging! It's a thick soft plastic material but it's been made to look like a metal tube but because it's not it won't permanently get crinkled and bent like metal would. It reminds me of my tubes of acrylic/oil paints back in the days of my art classes!

I was super eager to try this as BB creams from korean usually have good coverage and plenty of beneficial qualities! This base is a gorgeous neutral toned color that is perfect for my skin tone! I'm around a NC 20 at the moment. If you're lighter this would also suit you too! If you're a bit darker you'd need to wear a matching powder on top!

This BB cream has a great liquidy texture, not thick or creamy but more like a liquid foundation. The thing that stands out most about this is the strong herbal type smell it has while you're applying it. It's not bad smelling but smells like a mild chinese herbal drink, the smell goes away a few minutes after you apply.

Swatches of Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF30 PA++
The coverage of this product surprisingly is quite high! It really evens out and covers up and brightens the under eye and around the nose and mouth area really well! I didn't have any very red or dark marks to cover up so I can't tell you how this would cover blemishes/scars. The finish of this BB is dewy although not very wet to the touch. I am not comfortable with wearing the product out like this in Singapore so I applied powder on top before going out of house.

Worn with a layer of pressed powder on top the foundation lasts nicely up to 4-5 hours until oil from beneath my skin started to come through the foundation and my powder. Therefore I'd say this foundation would be best for dry-normal skin types and I would recommend using a setting powder unless you're in much cooler climate or it's winter!

Bare face on the left! On the right wearing the Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF30 PA++!
($9 Full sized) Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick in 03 Celeb Burgundy! (Find it here!)
Product Description & Directions!

"This Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick simplifies your eye makeup collection by combining an eyeliner and an eye shadow into one double-ended eye stick. The two shades for every color option are carefully curated so they can be applied together harmoniously or be mixed and matched with other liners and shadow colors. The creamy texture is gentle on the skin and the subtle pearly glitters add more glam and style to your eyes. Apply the shadow end of the eye stick over your eyelids first. Then, apply the liner along your lash line to complete your eye makeup."

This product is a lovely 2-in-1 type of product with a cream eyeshadow on one side and an eyeliner on the other. The metallic golden and pale pink design of the packaging is really a nice and girly touch. Both ends are retractable and this product is also great for bringing around for traveling/touching up.

The color pair I received was 03 Celeb Burgundy which is a gorgeous peachy rose golden eyeshadow and a deep burgundy wine eyeliner shade! Definitely one of the more bold combinations of color which is great as a base below powder shadows or for a super quick eye look. Both sides are creamy, pigmented and dry very quickly. My favorite of the two shades is the eyeshadow side as this wine shade is a bit more difficult to use around the eyes as this type of shade can make the eye area look a bit bruised!

I've used the eyeshadow with a powder on top and it lasted the whole afternoon without creasing, however without a good powder shadow on top it begins to crease in 3-4 hours. The burgundy eyeliner also fades very quickly in the waterline but doesn't smudge or make a mess.

Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick in 03 Celeb Burgundy! (The eyeshadow side is a gorgeous rose gold and the eyeliner side is a rich burgundy wine color!)
($12 Full sized) Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss in 07 Lavender and Pink Beige! (Find it here!)
Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss in 07 Lavender and Pink Beige!
Product Description & Directions!
"There’s no need to make more room in your pouch with this product! The dual lip gloss provides a liquid lip color with the intense, long-lasting hold of a lip stain and the eye-catching shine of a gloss. It is formulated so that the stain locks color on the lips for a waterproof, smudge-proof result that will not transfer or fade. Its intensely pigmented formula provides immediate, opaque color with a matte texture, and its non-sticky topcoat adds an extreme lacquered finish. Use tip to apply tip to lips and spread it well. Wait 30 seconds after first application and apply gloss on top for a super glossy effect."

This product definitely had me a bit more excited than I am for a lipgloss, starting with the vintagey looking packaging! I love that type of look, like Benefit, theBalm, Soap & Glory...I love it when the packaging tries emulate a retro western look. The gloss itself has two colors within the tube which upon application and further look will give you one color.

To my complete surprise this gloss works sooo well on my sensitive and dry lips. The texture of this gloss is super hydrating and thick and yet at the same time it's not sticky at all and stays moist on the lips for a long time. The color of this lipgloss I received is made of a super fine shimmery lilac and a milky pinky color. Together you get a cool toned pale milky pink with a lilac shimmer visible up close!

Swatch of Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss in 07 Lavender and Pink Beige! (a milky lavender baby pink shade)

Although this shade is considered a 'pale' shade and may seem not very opaque it actually has good medium coverage and feels amazing on the lips. It's pretty much the same texture as the NYX lip butter glosses where the product totally smooths out the skin on my lips even if they're dry or peeling and look so good!

The thing I must point out is that this product is nothing like a lipstain even if you follow the instructions. It's not waterproof and does transfer when eating like any regular glossy lip product. Secondly, there is no way to know if one of the colors in the gloss is the 'matte' coat as they both mixed together are just like a normal gloss! Basically this is a really awesome lipgloss, don't expect a stain, matte product or transfer proof lip staining product.

My bare lips! See how they tend to be dry and get peeling areas and get a bit swollen?!
Wearing a thick layer of Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss in 07 Lavender and Pink Beige!
($7 Full sized) Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder in GL02 Bronze Gold! (Find it here!)
Product Description & Directions!
"Shara Shara’s Glitter Pearl Powder boosts its glitter pearls that shine and sparkle in multi-angles and apply super smoothly onto skin, with a silky, long-lasting radiance. Also, the tip brush controls the amount of Pearl Powder for a single application, making sure just the right amount is applied and adhered onto the skin. Plus, it can be used as a highlighter as well. Apply the Pearl Powder along your lash line or over your eyelids. Re-apply 2~4 times if you want stronger glitters and color formation. It can also be applied along the under-eye line."

 This loose pigment shadow comes in a bottle with a dip sponge tip applicator. It makes for very easy application of a loose shadow without the possible mess. The minimal packaging is done very well as it's cute and not too bulky or plain. 

This pigment is super smooth and is opaque is two swipes across the bare skin. This pearl powder has a gorgeous fine shimmer that makes it look metallic on the eyes. I really enjoy loose powders in this form as it makes it super easy to use as well. Overall this product is best used on top of some kind of tacky base, it works wonderful for a one shadow look or can be the start for a smokier bronze eye!

Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder in GL02 Bronze Gold!
Cellbydate The Galacto Zero Essence! This is included as a free gift! It's a facial essence water with fermented ingredients! It's a scent-free water like lotion that's super easy to use at night!
Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup! Total cost of the box is $96 and you pay a total of $30 for the box and shipping!
Paid: Sent to me from Memebox! (This box retailed for $23 USD and shipping is $6.99) This box is currently sold out on their site!

Recommend: Maybe, it depends on your skin type. If you've got dry to normal skin this box of product would work very well for you but for those with oilier skin the gel eyeliner, lipgloss and the dual ended pencil would be good for you but the other products wouldn't wear as long.

Repurchase: No, unfortunately most of these product don't work well on my skin type. I absolutely love the lipgloss and the black gel eyeliner but most of the products didn't last very well on my oilier skin! 

Bottom line: A great box for those with non-oily skin types, these products help you achieve that bright, awaken glowing make up look!

Memebox coupon code: Y0KLZW  (valid for December for $5 off orders over $30, one use per person) 
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Thank you!


    CUTE LIP GLOSS <33333333

  2. OMG.. All of the products look so good!
    I like how your face looks so flawless and dewy after using the BB Cream!
    The lipgloss also has nice concept, which I never find or see on other brands.
    Thanks for the review, Sharlynn..
    So far Memebox never fails me ;)

  3. Oh actually I wanted to order this box after seeing your post! a beauty box consists of all make up products is just too tempting :O
    Too bad not all products don't work really well for your skin type. But they are all packaged in such a lovely and cute packaging, especially the gel eyeliner ^^

  4. everything looks so cute!! Happy New Year Sharlynn!

  5. Yeahhh I totally agree with you on the purple liner; it took so more effort to get a good line out of it! I really like the bb cream too!

    Macarons and Mischief

  6. Oh my your skin is absolutely flawless!! Just discovered your blog & love it!

  7. I almost bought so many things from Memebox recently.... but then I realized I worked less hours the past few weeks and so had a smaller paycheck x) I'm just going to wait, but the things they send out in boxes / in their website look so pretty that I'm planning to make an order maybe in the next few months.

  8. everything looks cute :)) Love it !!

  9. Wow, everything looks so cute and tempting. It's sad that the purple eyeliner didn't work well. The gloss looks so cute on your lovely lips. Wish you a very very happy new year my sweet friend! Kisses and hugs <3

  10. Love to try the Memebox! Th items look so much more attractive than Bellabox, Sharlynn. Happy 2015 to you & may you have a wonderful new year, dear! Well, I'm back in action & resuming my blog hopping now. So glad to be back blogging ^_^

  11. Everything has such cute packaging!




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