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Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box Review – October 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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.

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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!

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

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Now, onto the items!

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Deluxe False Eyelashes with Glue – Value $8

It’s worth mentioning that this packaged arrived a few days ago – so plenty of time if you wanted to use these for a more dramatic look with your Halloween costume.

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I’m saving these for the next time I need a dramatic eye look! (And I really want to try the new magnetic false eyelashes, too!)

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Lipstick in Red Square – Value $12

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This is a BOLD red! I assumed it would be a creamy red lipstick based on the description, but it ended up going on somewhat sheer and pink! (Swatched in the last photo.)

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Glitter in Abracadabra – Value $7

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This looks very glittery in the container but when applied it didn’t have much shimmer. (I may need to really pile it on to get the glitter look.)

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(Swatched in last photo.)

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The Fix Glitter Adhesive – Value $8

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I really appreciate that they included this with the glitter!

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It’s a wax base, so it’s not very sticky to the touch, but it does a great job of keeping the glitter in place.

Here is the lipstick swatched and the glitter applied:

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Who knew the lipstick would end up being a wearable shade for me?

 

Verdict: This box has a value of $35. I think that’s fantastic for a $15.95 beauty box that sends full-size vegan beauty products with free shipping. When they originally launched this box, they advertised a $40 value, so this falls short of that expectation, but I’m still happy with the value. (They’ve removed that messaging now.)

I think this is a great way to try out Medusa’s Make-Up at a deep discount, and it’s definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone!

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.

10 Comments

  1. I have had Medusas Makeup for years. Even prior to their box. There colors are not leftovers they want to get rid of but regular stock. The lip colors are more sheer than they look as are their cheek colors. These are actually quality products.

  2. I wish the colors were more wearable with medusa’s make up subscription box. I’ve just unsubscribed from it. I had the subscription for 3 months and the most wearable thing was the red lipstick. So far I’ve received green and yellow eyeshadow and orange lip gloss. It’s really a shame because the quality is top notch. I’m just kinda bummed that it feels like you are just getting overstock of the colors that don’t sell well.

  3. I am 52 and I love this subscription box! Love going out of my comfort zone and trying bold colours in a casual subtle way. I love the anticipation of waiting to see what next!! Not thrilled with the quality of the lipstick though . I am used to liquid lipstick that stays on all day, which this doesn’t!!and the colour pay off is very weak but it’s still fun!

  4. I’m kinda shocked about the actual color of that lipstick. I would have been very disappointed if I had received it. I’ve been planning on subscribing to this box, but that actually gives me pause.

    • I’m curious why you’re shocked over the color of the lipstick. It just looks like a red lipstick to me, but actually goes on as a pink color. Maybe I’m missing something. 🙂

      Ohhhh, I’ve never heard of the magnetic lashes until now. I would LOVE to try those out, but there is no way I can justify spending $69.00 on lashes! Here’s hoping another company will soon come out with their own brand with a lower price point. I really, really, really want to try them out!

      • That’s why. It looks like a beautiful red lipstick, it’s called Red Square, the description on the website says “This bright and beautiful lipstick is a Luxurious Blend of Natural Waxes, Color Rich Pigment, Creamy, Soft and Nourishing.”, (they don’t have descriptions of individual colors, just the lipsticks as a whole), and then it turns out to be a really light, sheer pink. That’s a sign of low quality, and makes me leery of trusting and buying any of their lipsticks, or any of their products, really.

  5. I subscribed a few months ago and cancelled only bc the makeup is too young for me (I’m 58) but I loved the 2 boxes I got for gifting. The customer service is set per bit so if anyone is considering this sub, go for it it’s great!

    • I meant for it to say the customer service is superb.

  6. OMG, I wish I new about this box earlier. I would LOVE to have received the October box. It’s like it was made for me. FUN makeup!

  7. Looks like a fun subcription.

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