When Memebox released a F/W Natural Makeup box I immediately picked it up because natural colors are exactly what I like for makeup. So let’s see what I actually got in this box.
Product Card – let’s take note of some of the key sentences in the description. “This fall de-makeup and let your natural beauty shine through!” “Perfect a pretty pout with F/W inspired natural hues….” “Accentuate your eyes with a palette of earth baked colors…” Sounds good right? Uh huh.
Ddung Lipstick 3.5g. Price $24. I got the color DL08 Peach Orange. Seriously orange lipstick?? Does that seem natural to you? I don’t wear lipstick anyhow so it’s not an enormous loss to me. But I still am not pleased with the color choice I received.
How to use – follow the natural contours of your lips and evenly fill in the upper and lower lips. Use your finger or a lip brush to blend it in naturally.
Leporem Perfect Whitening Blemish Balm 35ml Price $23. I expected to have BB cream in this box so I think this fits with the theme fine. It has UVA & UVB protection and anti-aging and sebum control properties. I did see a swatch of this on another blog and I don’t think this color is going to work for me.
How to Use – Apply evenly over clean face. Pat it onto skin for lasting adherence.
Ladykin Close Up Decuple Shimmering Primer 30ml. Price $8.63 on YesStyle. This is a makeup primer. A shimmering pearl makeup primer. I like primers however a shimmery one is in no way a natural makeup look. Unless you are in Twilight I don’t think any of us naturally shimmer.
How to use – Apply evenly over clean face before BB or foundation application.
DD’ell Say Forever Gel Eye Pencil 04 Espresso 1.2g. Price $14. This is a brown eye pencil which does fit the natural makeup theme. Well I thought so but then I saw a swatch and it’s pretty shimmery. At least brown is a neutral color. This liner does seem nice and is free of alcohol, talc, oxybenzone, formaldehyde, salicylic acid, benzophenone, mineral oil, and triclosan. I still have way to many eyeliners though so will not be keeping this.
How to Use – Primer eyelids with an eye primer or a powder and draw a line along the waterline in your desired shape and thickness.
Mustaev Color Powder Starlight Opal 2.5g. Price $18 on the MustaevUSA website. This is a pearl powder in sheer warm silver. Or as it is more accurately described, this is silver glitter. If you look closely you can see it all over the little container. Yep I touched this and it stuck to me like glue. I thought I would never get it off. This is soooo not natural. I don’t even know what else to say about this!
How to use – Use a shadow brush to apply over eyelids. Mix with loose powder and use a wider power brush to highlight the T-zone. Mix with lip gloss and use a smaller lip brush to add more volume and shimmer to lips. Mix with cream base and apply along the collarbones.
Tonymoly Delight Circle Lens Mascar 03 Clear Circle 8.5g Price $4. This is a clear coat mascara that adds volume and shine to your. This can be worn alone or over your normal mascara. I don’t wear mascara, even clear mascara so I won’t keep this.
How to Use – Curl lashes. Brush upwards in a zig-zag motion from the root. Apply double coat for extra volume.
I calculate a value of $91.63 for this box and I paid $18.43. As a makeup box I think this is fine. As a “natural” makeup box I think it’s ridiculous that it has an orange lipstick, shimmery primer and silver glitter powder. Luckily I found a lovely lady that wanted to purchase the entire box from me so I’m glad it’s going to someone that will use it.
There are a total of 3 different boxes for sale on the Memebox website as I was doing this post. There are some nice items in the Memeshop but I sure hope they release some new boxes soon! Click my affiliate link here or click one of my banners to check out the Memebox global site!