Update 22-Apr-2016: Memebox have stopped shipping to India.
Everyone had been going gaga over Memebox for a few months and as a Korean beauty junkie, it was my duty to check it out! I ordered my first Memebox last month and have a few more on their way to me over the coming weeks! I was introduced to Korean cosmetics when I moved to South Korea in early 2012. Before that I had no prior knowledge about K-Pop, beauty and culture. Fast forward to June 2014, I am back in India and know heaps about Korean brands (plus more) and have a huge collection of products from Etude House, Missha, Tony Moly, The Face Shop, Innisfree, Aritaum, Mamonde, IOPE, Nature Republic, Skinfood, Skin79, VDL, It’s Skin, Holika Holika and Skin79! Even my blog boasts 75% or more of korean product reviews, hauls and details. I was so glad that Memebox deal with many other brands like DEWYTREE, Hope Girl, Youngwoosa, Recipe by Nature, Too Cool For School (in addition to many more) than just the ones I have tried. After this long intro about my interest in Korean beauty products, let me introduce you to Memebox and how to get it in India!
What is Memebox?
Memebox is the #1 Online Korean beauty retailer in the world. The products are sourced, packaged, and shipped, directly from Korea for global fans (from US warehouse for US) and they ship to 51 countries (including India) as of now. A Memebox comes with 4-7 full-size/deluxe-size samples ranging from makeup, body, skin and hair care products. Memebox is NOT a monthly beauty box service, so you have to buy boxes as they are released instead! And each box contains items based on a theme. There are many boxes at a time to choose from so it is a fun process!
Here is a pic of the Memebox I ordered (read my Memebox unboxing and review post):
Types of Memebox:
Memebox currently sell
1. Memebox – The basic box usually called Memebox Global (in a numbered series) which come with the original pink packaging and contain 4-7 deluxe sized samples or full-size products. The contents are usually a surprise (except for occasional single spoiler shown on the website). These retail for $ 23.00 and with a shipping price of 6.99 comes to 29.99 USD (~ 1855 INR)
2. Superbox – These boxes come with 5-7 full sized products and are usually brand specific (like Etude House box, Banila Co. box etc.). These usually retail for 32 USD and with the shipping of $6.99 comes to 38.99 USD (~ 2412 Indian rupees). The contents are not shown in advance.
3. Value Sets – These are a collection of two or more Memeboxes and retail for anything from 50$ and up (like a set of the Dirty Girl box and hair salon collectively sold at $61 with shipping $6.99). Value sets are considered one box for shipping charges, so you pay the shipping only once for the whole set (2-3 boxes), for all Meme points and offer calculation also a Value set is counted as 1 box.
4. Blogger collaboration boxes– Memebox has partnered with a few Youtubers and bloggers to come out with boxes containing 5-7 full-sized products (like Superboxes). The contents of these products are shown in advance and till now I have seen these boxes retail for 23$ (+ 6.99$ shipping).
I ordered the Samantha Schuerman X Memebox and loved it.
5. Korean Products from brands featured in Memebox in their Global and US shops (different sections on the Memebox website).
6. XO Memebox products – Products launched by Memebox (details below)
* In case of buying multiple boxes, Memebox charges shipping costs of 6.99$ per box except for Value sets (counted as one and shipped together) since the boxes ship on different dates given on the website.
Collage of the contents of my first Memebox:
How to get Memebox in India?
You can order Memebox or Korean products featured on their website. Memebox ship to India at their fixed shipping price of 6.99 USD (~ 432 INR) per box. They accept Credit/Debit cards in addition to PayPal for payments.
* Cash on Delivery (COD) or Net Banking is not yet accepted as a form of payment.
What are the Memebox Shipping charges for India and duration?
Memebox currently offers two modes of shipping (to their global fans):
- Standard Shipping – 6.99$ (10-20 business days)
- Express shipping – 18.99 $ (3-7 business days)
* I have only used standard shipping and received my (first) Memebox within 12 business days from the date of shipping.
Discounts, Meme Points and Coupons for Memebox
Memebox is currently offering 2 Meme Points (equivalent to 2$) per sign up!
Memebox Coupon Code for $5 off on orders above $100: AFFILIATE-1117-XIJ02-QLWO
Memebox Coupon Code for $10 off on orders above $150: AFFILIATE-9764-G1FBM-MCIE
What is XO Memebox?
XO Memebox is a range of products launched by Memebox itself (as a brand). They currently have Eyeshadows, Blushes, Lip tints (in I’M series) and Hydro Gel masks in this Memebox collection.
Memebox Website Review
Memebox are prompt with shipping and tracking info and have a great customer care service. I think their boxes are a good value for money and their shipping prices are nominal. They sell 100% original Korean products. So if you are a Korean beauty fanatic like me, I highly recommend checking out Memebox!
Disclaimer: I have paid attention to present everything I know about Memebox accurately but please refer to the Memebox website for accuracy on prices and other details. I cannot be held responsible for price changes and exchange rate fluctuations. The first pic belongs to Memebox website. Some links in this post may be affiliate links.
Have you tried Memebox yet? What is your experience? Which is your favorite beauty box service? Comment below!