Hi everyone, I am so excited to do the unboxing of my first ever Memebox! You know, if you have been following this blog for a while, I am not new to Korean products. In fact my blog is 80% full of reviews of products from various Korean brands. I had been really wanting to try Memebox but for some reason, never got to pick one since the boxes I was interested in were Sold Out before I could decide to grab them. Of course I decided to sign up (you can too here) and get latest info to grab my share before they sell out.
So let’s start with the unboxing!
The Collaboration Memebox X Samantha Schuerman box comes with 7 full size products:
- RiRe Lip Manicure ( 09 Brick Red/ 10 Wine Burgundy/ 11 Pink Brown)
- RiRe Pigment – Set of 3 (01 Snow White, 04 A-Pink, 05 Club Burgundy)
- Secret Key Premium So Fast Hair Booster Hair Pack
- M.Daida Butter Cream Lip Mask
- Youngwoosa I Love You Oh Thank You Green Tea Seed Essence
- Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Sebum Clear Powder In Mist
- Too Cool for School Play Cheek Angel Blusher – 02 Sweet Peach 4ml
RiRe Lip Manicure
Quantity: 3.7 g
Description: A richly pigmented and silky smooth lip color that delivers long-lasting color stay and hydration for lips minus the flaking or dryness. Its long-lasting and waterproof formula doesn’t smudge no matter what, and the formula dries within 30 seconds so that you can be ready in a split second! There were three shades – 09 Brick Red, 10 Wine Burgundy, 11 Pink Brown, and each box would come with one of these shades (no option to choose).
My Thoughts: I received the shade 11 Pink brown which I absolutely love because I have so many deep shades that I have bought recently. The shade works for me and is a perfect nude for my skintone. I think this is the closest product to Clio professional Lipnicures. Of course I will review this and also do a comparison post since this one seems dearer by 2$.
RiRe Pigment (Set of 3 – 01 Snow White, 04 A-Pink, 05 Club Burgundy)
Quantity: 2.5g *3
Product Description: Add instant color sophistication and light-catching shimmer to any makeup look by layering RiRe pigment on top of contrasting eye shadow colors to create a unique multi-dimensional effect, or use it alone for shimmering elegance.
My Thoughts: When I saw this Memebox, this was the first reason I wanted to get it. I have never tried eye shadow pigments so this was my chance to try 3! I have already done a look using the shade 04 and 05, you will see it on the blog next!
Secret Key Premium So Fast Hair Booster Hair Pack
Quantity: 150 ml
Description: This pack restores the protective layer on dry or damaged hair and reduces the hair’s porosity by 100%. This hair pack increases the hair’s resistance to breakage while heating, protecting and preventing further damage.
My Thoughts: I do not fiddle with my hair unless I am oiling, washing, conditioning or combing it. On special occasions I style it (like 4-5 times a year). So a hair boosting pack is not something I would have picked up for myself. But to be honest I really want to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. My hair is damaged without coloring or heat-styling. I should at least color and style it since it might not make that much of a difference. I have been using the Secret Key face wash (review coming up soon) for a few weeks and like it so I am expecting to like this one.
M.Daida Butter Cream Lip Mask
Quantity: 20 ml
Description: This innovative soothing leave-on lip mask replenishes moisture to the lips. Infused with bio-active blend of organic walnut and shea butter, this Butter Cream Lip mask will nourish, smooth and moisturize lips to prep for smooth lip makeup application.
My thoughts: I am not too much into lip masks and scrubs even though I should be considering I get chapped lips so often. This one might convert me for the sheer sweet smell (and taste). It’s Vanilla and Coffee (Kakao). I can eat it!
Youngwoosa I Love You Oh Thank You Green Tea Seed Essence
Quantity: 40 ml
Description: This facial essence is infused with a Jeju island blend of Organic Green Tea Seed and 7 different kinds of herbal extracts. It instantly relieves and replenishes moisture to sensitive, stimulated skin.
My Thoughts: Any things from Jeju is my absolute favorite! I have loved that place and want to back someday, it’s so beautiful. I love Innisfree for the same reason, they use ingredients from Jeju! I like the consistency and feel of this essence. Sometimes a serum can be a bit too heavy for the skin so this water-y essence will be good enough to be used during the day. And green tea will keep my skin calm!
Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Sebum Clear Powder in Mist
Quantity: 65 ml
Description: Infused with a blend of cranberry, dragon fruit, apple mint and powder, this facial mist replenishes dehydrated skin and locks in makeup with a silky, cotton-like finish. It is light-weight, non-sticky and creates a sweat-proof, non-smudging coat over your face for a fresh looking makeup all day.
My thoughts: Face mists have been really popular in Korea for a few years. I was so shocked to see the variety when I first entered a beauty store in Seoul in 2012. I did try a few during my 2+ years of stay in Korea but nothing really caught my attention. I have enjoyed using Holika Holika makeup especially their Jewel-light pencils (eyeliner) so I had no idea what to expect from this one! I will still test it for a few days to see if I need it in my routine. It smells quite fresh, like the Warm Cotton perfume from Fresh!
Too Cool for School Play Cheek Angel Blusher – 02 Sweet peach
Quantity: 4 ml
Description: Highly pigmented and formulated into a powdery soft texture, this blusher blends into skin for a truly natural flush of color. It can be worn over or under powder to highlight flawless rosy cheeks.
My thoughts: I have been to Too Cool for School stores in Seoul many times but I never bought anything for some strange reason. They have some cool packaging and innovative products. Anyway. When I saw this Memebox came with one of their products, I was so excited. I have a dearth of blushes in my life 😉 But when I saw the shade, it looked like a highlight shade to me, at least for my skintone. It worked well on my cheekbones and under my brow bone. So I will get to use it!
Out of all the brands features in this box, I was totally unfamiliar with Younwoosa and M.Daida . I have tried plenty of products from Holika Holika, a few from Secret Key and I have seen and tested Too Cool for School and RiRe products in stores in Korea even though I never bought anything. I like that the box comes with full-size products and there is something for hair, skincare and makeup. I am most excited to work with RiRe pigments as I have never used eyeshadow pigments before (I already have a favorite in 05 Club Burgundy)and the Youngwoosa essence because I think it will work for my combination skin (which will invariably be drier for the coming few months). I am so thrilled with my first experience with Memebox that I want to order from them again!
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