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Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box Review – September 2016

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Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box is a vegan and cruelty-free makeup box. Each month you will receive a delivery of 3-5 vegan products with a value of $40.


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Thanks again to Laurel for letting us know about this box from Medusa’s Make-Up!


The Subscription Box: Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box

The Cost: $15.95 (Free shipping for US, $4 USD for International)

The Products: Each month you will receive 3-5 vegan products to try. The box is curated by Medusa’s Make-Up team and has a value of $40.

Ships to: Worldwide

Good to know: Orders ship out within 3 business days of your payment. You can cancel anytime.

Add Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box to your subscription list or wish list, too!


Each box comes with a card listing out the items included.


Medusa’s Make-Up Shadow Brush – Value $6

(This item isn’t sold individually, but a set of 4 is $24, so that’s how I got the value.)

This makeup brush is made from synthetic vegan bristles. It is very soft, and was easy to clean, too, thanks to the included brush cleaner:


Medusa’s Make-Up Brush Cleaner – Value $8

What a practical item! I’m surprised brush cleaner isn’t included in subscription boxes more often! This is a concentrated gel, so you only need a few drops plus 2 ounces of water to make the solution to clean your brushes.

It worked well, and the scent is fresh, too.


Medusa’s Make-Up Eye Dust in Lemonade – Value $7


Warning! These eyeshadows are filled to the brim and do not have any type sifter on top – the powder is loose:


But, I can’t complain too much about this container overflowing with product, right? Packaging issues aside, this eye shadow powder is amazing. It has a velvety texture, and it is also incredibly pigmented. (This little 1.5 grams of eyeshadow should last years.) Make sure to use a primer to keep the color this bold all day, though.

Lighter shades usually don’t show up well on my wrist no matter how many swipes I use to swatch it, but look at this:


That is a bold yellow! The lower shade swatched is this body shimmer:


Medusa’s Make-Up Body Shimmer in Healthy – Value $12


This is described as a body shimmer, but I would think of it as an all over highlighter.


It blends well, and can give a pretty subtle look if you blend it out well.

Verdict: This box has a value of $33. I think that’s fantastic for a $15.95 beauty box that sends full-size vegan beauty products with free shipping. On the page for the beauty box, they advertise a $40 value, so this falls short of that expectation, but I’m still happy with the value.

It’s a great way to try out Medusa’s Make-Up on the cheap, and even if they colors aren’t a great fit for me, it’s a great way to try out their formulas. (I’m not sure I can pull off that Lemonade color!)

What do you think of the Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box?


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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. Just ordered my sub box today! I like that it all makeup and the colours are vibrant. I live in Canada, so I will see! Hope the quality is great! Most reviews are very good. Actually I can’t wait!

  2. Geeez people expect to much value for a box you only pay a little for! If you want more value then you sound sub to a more costly box that will offer exceptional value! As i am to many. I just dropped laritzy because their products are not worthy of the cost.

  3. What are “synthetic vegan bristles”? How can a vegan product be synthetic?

    • For brushes, the only other option would be to use animal hair, which would not be vegan. Therefore all vegan brushes are synthetic.

    • These are man made bristles, not goat hair like the brush LLB sent last month.

      • Yeah, pretty much any vegan bristles HAVE to be synthetic. There aren’t really any appropriate plant-based fibers that would make good brushes or we would’ve seen them before now.

        • Toooshaaay i use a toothbrush that is vegan and the bristles are plant fiber and it it’s soft but really cleans the brush head is oval and fits your teeth closed i got from a dentist that offers their brand for adults and children with the handle crafted for either left hand or right hand. So to the fact that they couldn’t would be in true or their isn’t would be they are expensive as my toothbrush was! But yes the fibers are very soft and last really long as the fibers wear they get softer to indicate your wear. I’m sure they are made.

  4. Looks fun!!!

    • Agree! I hope all future boxes are this good 🙂

  5. You can buy sifters from the Medusa Makeup website and they are pretty inexpensive.

    • That’s great to know! Thank you!

  6. Thanks for reviewing this! I think I will keep an eye and see if I want to sub – the price is reasonable and the package is really cute. I’d like to see a bump in the value for next month.

    • I’ll keep reviewing it every month! 🙂

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