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Beauteque BB Bag Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Aug 2016

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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 end of each month.

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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.

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August’s theme is Medal Worthy Beauty. Usually Beauteque’s themes are irrelevant to curation so I wouldn’t give it too much thought.


Deoproce Green Tea Essence Moisture Toner – $13.99

This toner contains green tea to help reduce blemishes and brighten dark spots. It comes in a heavy frosted glass bottle and feels luxurious. I’m not a fan of the strong floral fragrance, which will likely be off-putting to sensitive noses. The consistency is thicker than typical watery toners which makes it difficult to pour out of the tiny bottle opening. Packaging and fragrance aside, the toner is hydrating without feeling sticky.


A’Pieu Finger Blusher – $6.99

This is the “Mystery Lip Product” that was listed on the info card, but… I received a blush. This is a cream blusher in a creamy light pink shade that does not show up on my skin at all. I don’t think it will show up on most other skin tones either. On the bright side, it could work as a highlighter.

Innerskin 3-Step Hydration Mask – $7.99

I’m pleasantly surprised by this set! This 3-step kit includes an essence, eye patch, and hydrating mask and requires you to use them in order. Step 1 is a medium-thick gel essence that has no fragrance and applies smoothly with little tackiness. Step 2 involves eye patches. They are paper thin under eye patches and come completely dry. I thought I received a defective product at first but skeptically applied them before heading on to Step 3, the mask. This sheet mask also has no fragrance (a first in my masking experience!) and adheres well so I can walk around without fear of it slipping off. After use my skin felt plump and refreshed with little tackiness.

Here’s the kicker: after taking the sheet mask off my face, the eye patches literally disappeared! It turns out they’re actually made of essence and absorbs into your skin after being moistened by the wet mask. It is such a cool concept!


Swatches of the A’Pieu Finger Blusher.


Plush Headband – $5

This is a terrycloth headband to keep flyaways at bay. I like that it has velcro ends for easy adjustability.


“Headband make up thing” is exactly how I speak in real life.



Ladykin Elmaju Cactus Aqua Cream – $12.99

This is a lightweight cream that balances oil and hydration levels in your skin. It contains 75% prickly pear extract which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It smells pleasant and doesn’t feel greasy. This is a giant tub and will take a while to use up. I’m a fan!

One weird note: the info card lists this as $23 when it’s sold for $13 in their shop.


Tsaio Pore Clear Treatment Set – $10.90

Tsaio is a Taiwanese company. This is a two-piece pore treatment kit that includes a pimple tonic and t-zone mask. The pimple tonic is a spot treatment for use on dry skin, while the mask is a peel-off type that you leave on oil-prone areas for 15-30 minutes.

The pimple tonic includes 0.5% salicylic acid, white willow bark extract, and witch hazel extract to soothe acne. I’m used to higher concentrations of salicylic acid but this would be a good, gentler alternative to carry around at work. The papain mask is a black, runny paste very similar to the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask. I did not see any difference to the skin after a couple of uses, but I’ll continue trying it out.


This month’s nylon bag is great! It stands upright and is very roomy.

Verdict: The August Beauteque BB Bag was great as usual! They never skimp on quantity or quality. My favorite is the Ladykin Cactus Cream since it gives me the perfect amount of hydration without feeling greasy. I also recommend the Innerskin 3-Step mask set to people who don’t like sticky or scented sheet masks! I calculated the total retail value to be $57.86 (not counting the bag), which is about twice the cost of subscription. One thing to point out: I have noticed that the BB Bag often includes products targeting acne or “troubled” areas. While I personally love it, this is something to keep in mind for people who do not have acne prone skin.

What do you think of Beauteque BB Bag?

Written by Nancy Su

Nancy Su

Nancy used to be a Candy Crush addict but then she became addicted to subscription boxes instead. Now she has a particular interest in Korean/Asian beauty after seeing the wonders it has done to her skin. She’s constantly in search of new lippies, skincare, and tasty international snacks.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. “‘Headband make up thing’ is exactly how I speak in real life.” LOL Nancy!! Me too.

  2. I am thinking about cancelling all of my subscriptions for K beauty. I love it but with all the latest info on the sheet masks and how they process them, I am afraid to use them now. Is anyone else worried about it?

    • What have you heard about them? I am in the dark.

      • Here’s the story:

        TL;DR version: it’s come to light that some sheet mask manufacturers use subcontractors to fold and insert sheet masks into their packages before the packages are taken to the factory where the serum is put in the package and it is sealed. These subcontractors are mostly women working at home, not in factories, so there isn’t the same level of cleanliness and sanitation that you would expect from a factory. For instance, some of the videos in the article show sheet masks being folded without gloves. They are also paid rather poorly for the work. I would normally be suspicious of this story, but some of the companies have confirmed they use these subcontractors and some of the reports are quite concerning.

        For me, I’m kind of leery of it. I know I’m going to be avoiding the brands mentioned in the story and probably trying to avoid Korean sheet masks for a while until companies change that practice. I’m not going to avoid k-beauty products altogether, however.

        • Thanks for posting the link Natalie. I was trying to find the article lol. And I am not using the masks anymore either. Sad, because I really liked them!!! I had the mask subscription and cancelled it.

          • Thanks for posting the link to the article. That is interesting and a little off putting to say the least. I like sheet masks in general but avoid the majority of Korean made masks because of the heavy use of fragrance in most of them. I mainly make my own sheet masks using the blanks you can buy on Amazon. They are definitely not hand folded. I use Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, green tea, ready made serums, etc. I have also found a few masks that are made in USA. One brand I have here is by Gabriel. They have a few different types and are even Vegan. They don’t have added fragrance but they do have a distinct smell. To me they smell like a health food store, not great but not horrible. 😉 Another brand that is made in USA is Orgaid. I haven’t tried any of those yet. There is also MaskerAide from Canada. I have also tried a few Japanese masks that I’ve liked. You don’t have to give up sheet masks entirely. 🙂

        • Thanks for posting this link, Natalie. I am really interested in Asian beauty but have always worried that foreign-made products may not have the same quality and safety standards we have in the U.S. so this article basically confirms those fears. I certainly don’t want to support companies paying slave wages either :-/

          On another note, Helen, I had no idea you could make your own sheet masks! What a great idea! I will definitely have to look into that. I wouldn’t know where to start as far as what to put on the blanks. I have this horrible mix of oily, acne-prone skin that is also now dry and peeling in some areas from the products that are supposed to be controlling my adult acne. Please let me know if you have any recommendations.

  3. I absolutely loved this box!!! Especially because I’ve been having horrid breakouts&nothing wants to absorb into my skin lately. This selecting of products was a godsend for me. The toner does make my skin so smooth&i just tap the top on my hand as its in a scoop position, it makes it much easier to then tap it on. The acne tonic has actually helped my breakouts quite a bit much to my surprise. And finally a creme that absorbs, thank you cactus creme lotion! But the finger blusher i received was a pinky coral color so i guess they’re not all the same shade.

  4. This was my first box and although I liked the items it was kind of a hot mess.

    They sent me 2 bags (this month’s and last months) 2 info cards (this month’s and last month’s) and my “lip item” also wasn’t a lip item I think it was an eyeliner (I threw it in a box of makeup and don’t remember lol)
    It just seemed weird and unorganized.

    • My guess is that the “mystery” of the lip item item is…”Surprise! It’s not a lip item!”

      • Why did I laugh so hard at this comment lol

      • LOL!

    • My mystery lip product was a face mask! I also received 2 bags. I think because I didn’t receive July’s bag in the July box. I wonder if a lot of the mix ups have to do with their new shippers. I received an email from Beauteque stating they would include July’s bag and an extra goodie as an apology in the August box. I assumed the mask was the extra goodie, and when I didn’t receive the mystery lip product, I assumed the new shippers messed up again. I let the missing lip product go. And then I saw some Beautique Mask Maven August reviews where they got a lip product in place of the mystery mask they were supposed to received. So, it seems like for some of us our mystery products got mixed up.

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