Beauteque BB Bag Subscription Review + Coupon- December 2016
Beauteque BB Bag is a monthly Asian beauty subscription box from Beauteque Monthly that offers full-sized makeup, skincare, and body products along with a makeup bag. Each bag claims to have a value that is triple of what you pay. Beauteque Monthly also offers Beauteque Mask Maven (you can read Ragan’s reviews here!)
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This review is of the Beauteque BB Bag, $24 a month, box
The Subscription Box: Beauteque BB Bag
The Cost: $24 per month + $3.95 US shipping (discounts on longer commitments)
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code CRATEJOY10!
The Products: 6-8 Asian beauty products plus a makeup bag
Ships to: USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia; shipping rates vary.
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Usually, Beauteque’s themes are irrelevant to their curation so I wouldn’t give it too much thought. December’s theme is “Clean Slate.”
The bag this month is a vibrant red pouch. It’s pretty large– about the length of my forearm. The bottom widens out so it can hold plenty of makeup.
Scinic All Day Fine Pore Control Toner – Value $8.70
This pore and sebum-controlling toner is perfect for my oily skin. It’s formulated to help tighten and prime pores. It contains a host of nourishing ingredients like ivy extract, collagen, green tea, aloe, and grapefruit extract that works on all skin types. The toner smells citrusy, kind of like Clorox disinfecting wipes, which is neither here nor there. It dries quickly to a smooth, matte finish, which I just what I like for my skin during the summertime. However, I prefer more hydrating toners for the winter, so I will save this for when the weather changes.
Beauteque lists the value as $21.99, but I found it on other websites for much cheaper, so it’s always good to do a little digging when purchasing Asian beauty on the internet.
Tsaio Charcoal Deep Purifying Cleanser – Value $11.99
This cleanser contains charcoal, which is known for its ability to clean bacteria, dirt, and other impurities out of pores. I like using charcoal-containing products because they help control oil production, so I’m very happy to have this in my skincare arsenal. The cleanser smells pleasant and lathers into a small but dense layer of foam. After washing the foam off, my skin feels very clean without being dry or tight.
Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Steam Starter – Value $12
This is a blackhead clearing gel that contains Moroccan lava clay and lemon extract to loosen blackheads and absorb excess oil. I rarely get blackheads (sebaceous filaments, on the other hand, are common). Therefore, I can’t attest to how effective it is on extracting them. I tried to see if it improved oil production and the appearance of pores, but there was no difference at all. This gel may produce more results on someone who has blackheads, but for me, it’s a bust.
Kinepin Wheet Feet Stone – Value $4.99
This is a foot scrubber! I feel like feet are always some of the most neglected body parts, so I’m happy to have this. One side features a pumice stone while the other is a stiff brush. I like the pumice stone side more since it’s gentler (and more fun) to use.
Holika Holika Garden Monkey Lip Patch – Value $6.99
Subscribers receive either the Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch or this lip patch kit. Lip patches are a fun and easy way to give lips a boost of hydration, and I love using them. This one is fancy in that it’s a 3-step process. It’s just what I needed too, as my lips have been getting chapped from the dry, wintery weather.
Step 1 is a lip peeling patch. It involves a cotton lip patch soaked in liquid. You rub the patch around your lips to gently exfoliate, and after a while, little chunks will form from the exfoliation. I assume this is similar in formulation to peeling gels for the face.
Step 2 is a hydrogel lip patch. Place on lips, take a few selfies and remove after 10-15 minutes for extremely plumped and nourished lips. My dry cracked lip lines all but disappeared!
Step 3 is a moisturizing lip essence to seal in all the moisture. It smells like honey and is thick and moisturizing. There’s more product than is needed in the pouch so I would recommend saving some to apply at night to really seal the deal.
VOV Color Song Eyes – Value $10.99
Beauteque has been featuring Korean brand VOV for the past few months, and this time they included an eyeshadow. Subscribers received one of the various shades, and I got #7162. It is a shimmery, corally pink shade that applies very smoothly with little fallout. The pigmentation is on the sheer side, which befits the subtle, natural-looking Korean makeup look. If you’re looking for that intense Urban Decay-like pigmentation, though, you won’t find it here.
The color looks mostly pink on my skin, and the shimmer is beautiful under the light. I think it would look nice as a highlighter as well.
Verdict: This month was great! I liked the Scinic toner and Holika Holika lip patch kit the most. However, three of the six items were geared toward oily skin. While it was perfectly curated for me, it probably wasn’t the ideal month for other skin types. The total value is $55.66, which is more than twice the cost of the subscription. Aside from their penchant for products for oily skin, Beauteque BB Bag curates a fun combination of Asian beauty. I’m always excited to get it in the mail.
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