Beauteque BB Bag Subscription Box Review +Coupon – May 2016
Beauteque BB Bag is a monthly Asian beauty subscription box that offers full-sized makeup, skincare, and body products. Each bag guarantees a value of $65 to $85.
Beauteque ships out their monthly subscription in two batches. I receive mine at the very end of each month.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Beauteque BB Bag
The Cost: $24 per month + $3.95 US shipping (discount with longer commitments)
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code CRATEJOY10!
The Products: 6-8 Asian beauty products
Ships to: USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia; shipping rates vary.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
May’s theme is “Festival Friendly Finds.” In my opinion, BB Bag themes are mostly to make the box sound more cohesive, so take themes and curation with a grain of salt.
This is a tub of 15 single-use essence capsules that cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates, and refresh skin. The “peeling” part in the title sounds alarming but I think it just means gentle exfoliation. Each capsule is attached with a sponge pad. You simply squeeze the essence from the packet out of a little hole to wet the pad. It is basically scentless. They’re hydrating but I don’t see much of a difference before and after use. They’re very portable, though, so I’ll take some with me for traveling.
Subscribers get either Tonymoly or The Saem bamboo gel. To be honest I didn’t expect much out of this bamboo water gel. Sure, the packaging is adorable, but I just assumed it’s like an aloe vera gel substitute. It’s a clear, watery gel and it has a mild fresh fragrance. I applied it to my arms and legs, and the moment the gel sunk into my skin, something wonderful happened. My skin felt softer and smoother. It was like I bathed in baby powder. This bamboo water soothing gel absorbs like a dream, dries as if you had put nothing on at all, and leaves your skin soft and smooth. I think this would be great for use in the summer or whenever you want baby-smooth skin. It’s also great on the face for a light moisture boost, or combined with heavier creams to make them feel less sticky.
The Saem Healing Garden Tea Cleansing Tissue – $8
These cleansing tissues contain green tea extract to soothe skin while removing makeup. Most cleansing tissues I’ve tried are too abrasive and don’t get the job done as well as an oil cleanser. These tissues feel soft, have a refreshing scent, does a good job of wiping away makeup, and doesn’t leave a greasy film on your face. While I still prefer an oil cleanser for heavy-duty makeup, these are great for on-the-go situations or I’m pressed for time.
Kinepin Beauty Nail Company Nail Kit – $6
This cute nail kit comes with foam separators, a nail brush, a cuticle stick, and a funky nail buffing/shining tool. I have never used a nail brush before so I’m excited to use it when I clean and beautify my nails.
Nail Polish – $5.90
Subscribers receive various shades. I received a very pretty silver glitter polish. The only English on the bottle says “Colordium Nail Color” and I found it online here. Maybe that’s the brand name? I couldn’t find much information on this polish on the internet.
Closeup of the nail polish.
Milky Dress SOS Blemish Cream – $9.90
This a blemish spot treatment cream. As much as I want to try this I’m hesitant because I couldn’t find an ingredient list for this online. To be honest, I don’t usually care if there isn’t an accessible ingredient list. But I’m careful about what I put on my acne. Are there any active ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or chemical exfoliants? Tea tree or witch hazel? Is there a potential trigger that might make me break out more? Beauteque’s info card is pretty uninformative. I’m going to put this on hold until I can find out more about the product.
I really like May’s bag design– a simple black and white chevron print.
Verdict: May’s Beauteque BB Bag had great selection but lacked some product information. My favorite is the lightweight Tonymoly bamboo soothing gel– I can’t get over how soft my skin feels with it! The total value is $65.89, which is more than double the cost of subscription. Sometimes it’s difficult to dig up info on the products by myself (like the Milky Dress cream). I think subscription companies, Asian beauty or otherwise, should be good about providing subscribers with product ingredient lists, be it on their website or on info cards.
What do you think of the latest Beauteque BB Bag?