Beauteque BB Bag Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Aug 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 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.
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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?