Happy Halloween, everybody! Just kidding. You may be wondering why I'm reviewing the Memebox Halloween Superbox 10 days after Halloween—Memebox actually sent this to me as a bonus box just a few days ago. No bother—I don't really need Halloween as an excuse to play with costume makeup, now do I? Read on to see what was in the box and what I did with it!
First things first, here are are the hows and whys of Memebox in case you're unfamiliar: Memebox (pronounced mi-mi-box) is a non-subscription beauty box service and online shop based in Korea. Every month Memebox releases several new beauty boxes that customers can purchase as they like. They ship to over 50 counties—check here for the complete list. At the moment they offer several different general types of boxes:
- Memebox Global Box: The "classic" version of Memebox, priced at $23 + shipping. A mixture of mystery deluxe samples and/or full-sized products.
- Memebox Special Box: Mystery deluxe samples and/or full-sized products curated around a theme. Prices vary but many of them are also $23 + shipping.
- Superbox: Made up exclusively of full-sized items curated around a specific theme or brand. Prices vary.
- Lucky Box: Mystery selections from past Memeboxes, priced at $23 + shipping. These only pop up once in a while.
Memebox Superbox #55 sold for $23 and is both a Superbox and a Special Box—full-sized products for Halloween that promise to be "loaded with fun and crafty makeup ideas that are fit for any party occasion!" I'll be evaluating these products on three counts: Their usefulness as part of a Halloween/costume makeup collection, their usefulness for everyday makeup-wearing situations, and their overall quality. Sound good? Let's dig in.
Rêvecen False Eyelashes style no. 5 (1 pair, value $6):
Customers received one of several lash styles at random—personally I got #5. False eyelashes are not a regular wear thing for me so these automatically go in the "for costumes only" pile for me, but these are probably a bit too exaggerated for everyday wear, even for hardcore lash users. That said, they look quite cool on (see photo below). Kind of creepy and spidery. They would complement a witch or vampire costume nicely! They were also relatively comfortable to wear, so bonus points for that.
Rêvecen Face Control Foundation in 100 White (17g, value $22):
A creamy, white base makeup. This is probably the most versatile thing in the box—white can be used as a base for any number of different costume looks (think clowns, witches, vampires—anything really.) In terms of everyday wear it could also be used to mix with too-dark foundation or as an eyeshadow base—multi-tasker! That said, I tried using this as an all-over white base and it wasn't really creamy or opaque enough for me—hard to build on without making it streaky. Still useful as a mix-in or light base under other products though.
Rêvecen Supra Lining Color in 007 Purple (17g, value $30):
A purple greasepaint-type product that can be used on the face or body. This definitely fits with the Halloween theme, and purple is a relatively versatile color—just to rattle off a few ideas, you could use it to make your eyes/lips look sunken, to mix with the white for a zombie-like pallor, to paint a faux superhero eye mask, to create the look of artificial bruises/scars etc. It's very opaque, but with a light hand and a sponge you can also use it to create a bit of a creepy contour (which is what I did). Theoretically one could use this as a cream shadow or lip color in an everyday look, though personally I wouldn't.
Rêvecen Cake Eye Liner in Black (3.5g, value $8):
A hard, smoky black eyeshadow that can be used wet for a more opaque/precise look. I used this both under my eyes and on my brows because ... why not really? I think if you want REALLY precise and opaque black you're still going to want to reach for a black liquid liner or pencil, but this is all kinds of versatile, both for costume and everyday makeup.
Rêvecen Liquid Lipstick in Blood (8ml, value $16):
A liquid lipstick in an oxblood-ish sort of color. The info card suggests using this as a lip color or to emulate fake blood in gorier costume looks—clever! And I think the color is spot-on for that. I was pleasantly surprised with this liquid lipstick—it's much more opaque than I expected and actually felt really nice on the lips. It did feather a bit on me, but that's nothing a bit of clear lipliner wouldn't solve. This could certainly be worn as an everyday (albeit dramatic) lip color—assuming it suits your skintone, of course.
Lalanc Real Tattoo (1 pack, value $5):
Customers received one of two different packs of temporary tattoos. I have to be honest—I'll never use this, for Halloween or ever, really. Aside from the fact that wearing crosses anywhere on my person seems feels a bit weird to my non-Christian self, I just can't imagine any costume look I would personally do that would necessitate wearing these. Perhaps one of my cousins' kids would enjoy playing with them though? Kids like temporary tattoos.
Elizavecca Lip Tattoo in Burgundy (1 set, value $14):
Customers received this "lip tattoo" in one of two shades at random. My understanding is that this is exactly like a temporary tattoo in terms of application, except they're for your lips. I haven't mustered up the patience to try it yet (you have to trim the tattoo to fit your lip shape) but I am amused by the novelty aspect of it. Would I wear it in my everyday life? Absolutely not. But for a costume or just crazy experimentation, sure, why not.
Here's my creepy FOTD using all the Rêvecen products:
The only product I used in addition to the Rêvecen stuff was a bit of black liquid liner. The cake liner is nice enough but I wanted something that would match the band of the lashes more precisely, y'know? Now if only I had some plastic fangs and creepy lenses. The thing on my head is an extra mesh curtain from Ikea that I just happened to have—classy!
Total value: Approximately $101
For some reason I expected the Halloween Superbox to have more novelty products (like the lip tattoo) in it than it did, but in terms of actual usefulness and versatility for Halloween this box did deliver pretty well. I could live without the temporary tattoos—you know what I would have loved to see? Crazy fake nails! Maybe next Halloween. In terms of everyday usefulness, my favorite is the liquid lipstick, hands down. I really like the color, even if I'm not creating fake wounds on my face on a daily basis!
Halloween may be over, but Memebox is still open for business—you can check out all of their boxes currently on offer here.
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What do you think of the Memebox Halloween Superbox? If you got this one, which item(s) did you like the best?
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