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Beauteque BB Bag Subscription Box Review + Coupon- July 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.

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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.)

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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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July’s theme is “Destination Beauty”. Usually Beauteque’s themes are irrelevant to curation so I wouldn’t give it too much thought.

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Milky Dress Deo Essence Soft Armpit Cream – $17.99

How intriguing! This is an underarm brightening essence that contains niacinamide and papaya leaf extract to gently brighten dark spots due to frequent shaving. It is applied to dry armpits after showering. The cream is slightly scented and absorbs quickly. Even if the cream was true to its claims, it would take a while to see visible difference in underarm skin tone! Therefore I can’t say much about it for now.

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Light-Blocking Sleeping Eye Mask – $5

I rarely use eye masks; I have this amazing ability to sleep anywhere regardless of brightness. That said, my boyfriend has the ability to lose every single eye mask he owns! He’ll be happy to get this one.

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Esfolio Moisture Soothing Gel in Snail – $10.99

This is a large tub of lightweight gel. It contains 95% snail mucin, which is known for its moisturizing, replenishing, and repairing properties. Aside from using it as head-to-toe moisturizer, I use lightweight gels like this Esfolio one as wash-off masks for an extra boost of hydration.

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Purpletale 5 Steps to Lovely Skin – $7.99

This Purpletale product has been in many K-beauty subscription boxes recently! It is an all-in-one skincare pack that includes foam cleanser, ampoule, sheet mask, face cream, and neck cream in TSA-friendly sizes. The five steps are labeled clearly so you know what to use first.

First, the cleanser makes my face feel clean to a fault– the squeaky clean, friction-y feeling is so intense it’s uncomfortable. Next, the ampoule feels thick at first but once dried it leaves skin smooth, nourished, and without any of that sticky or residual feeling. After that is the sheet mask. It’s is a two-piece gel mask that is super thin and clings to my face like second skin. Its essence is thick but does not leave my face sticky after use. Finally, the face cream and neck cream smell really amazing and absorbs quickly without leaving any residual feeling on my skin.

This is the third time I’ve tried this set and I now hold it in higher regard than before. Aside from the squeaky cleanser, I love the fragrance and non-sticky formula of this skincare set. As someone who’s really picky about sticky or tacky skincare, this is an amazing discovery!

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Inner Skin Soothing Cleansing Water – $12.90

Inner Skin is a Taiwanese brand. This cleansing water is alcohol and fragrance free, and it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin. It contains witch hazel extract, hyaluronic acid, collage, and ceramides to balance and tone the skin. It doesn’t smell like much and does a great job cleaning off day makeup. Whereas some cleansing/micellar waters I’ve tried leave a strange, even uncomfortable, residue after use, this one keeps that residual feeling to a minimum. Overall this is another great discovery!

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Secret Kiss Chubby Jelly Lip Tint Pack – $8

This is almost identical to the Berrisom lip tint packs I’ve received in PinkSeoul boxes. This is like a heavy-duty stain that requires a 10-15 minute wait after applying to your lips. After the gel dries, peel it off your lips for very long-wearing color. Unfortunately, I don’t like the orange color. It’s messy to apply and hard to color within lip lines. Plus, the resulting color looks uneven. Overall, I don’t think the Secret Kiss formula is as good as the Berrisom one.

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A demonstration and lip swatch of the Secret Kiss lip tint pack. The color didn’t come out very evenly. I suspect the formula is at fault.

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July’s bag is cute! I think this is the first Beauteque branded bag too!

Verdict: I almost always enjoy my Beauteque BB Bag. The curation is consistent (bags are more skincare-focused, they feature a variety of Asian brands) and value is always over the cost of subscription. I’m really happy about discovering the Inner Skin cleansing water and reaffirming my love for the Purpletale 5 Steps set. The estimated total retail value is $62.87, which is more than twice the cost of the bag.

What do you think of the latest 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.

8 Comments

  1. Im liking these items. I may have to subscribe.

  2. Finally! The market has hit the saturation point! Beauty companies must explore new ground, where no one in their right mind would go! Armpit improver? Armpit enhancer?
    *ACT: Tat rolls to the ground, laughing uncontrolably.

  3. “Usually Beauteque’s themes are irrelevant to curation so I wouldn’t give it too much thought.”

    Was this a subtle hint that we shouldn’t work on more new theme names for this box, Nancy? 🙂

    Never fear! Popsugar had, I believe SIX different themes listed, so they were obviously in need of my help!

    I like this box a lot, but still a little too high for me.

  4. I will be using the Purpletale 5 steps this weekend, and I’m excited to try it!

    The bag was missing from my box. 🙁 Typically, I would have just let it go, but I really wanted that bag, and thought it was super cute. I shot them an email, more as an FYI, rather than requesting a bag, and they’ll be sending me one with next month’s box. 🙂 They also said it had to do with their new distributors.

    • I didn’t get the bag either (or the product card) but got an email letting me know that there was a mix up with the distributor and they’d be adding it next month. I agree with you–this bag is very cute–normally I wouldn’t even care.

  5. I REALLY jinx’d myself last week, thinking I’ve been lucky to not ever had a product spill, but one day later unfortunately my lucky streak came to an end with the arrival of this month’s Beauteque subscription. The Cleansing water cap loosened and soaked everything plus stained the cute little bag. I contacted customer service who said they had a new distributor; several people reported the same problem and they would send a replacement ASAP. Besides that, I will have to agree completely with Nancy, the orange Secret Kiss lip jelly is a poor substitute for Berrisom which has a deeper, more even tone plus that horrible orange color gets everywhere, looks splotchy and funky so *plunk* in the trash. Tired of getting snail product every month–I have had this sub for over a year, getting less and less useful items so will switch to something else for awhile but keep my eye on Nancy’s reviews in case things improve!

  6. I liked the purpletale 5 steps a lot too.

    And I was pleasantly surprised by the lip tint–I got the scarlet shade. It was a little dark for me at first but after a few hours had lightened to a nice tint. I went to bed and it had not completely faded by morning. I think it will be great under lipstick on nights out so that as my lipstick wears off, my lips still will have a pop of color. It’s possible I already bought a few other colors on Amazon. 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the tint! Maybe my orange one was from a bad batch, but it would not apply even coverage no matter what I did to smooth out my lips. Using it under lipstick is a great idea.

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