Beauteque BB Bag Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2017
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!)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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: at least 6 Asian beauty products plus a makeup bag
Ships to: USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia; shipping rates vary.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The makeup bag has a light blue background and peach floral pattern. I think it’s very cute and it matches the theme well. Its shape and size are perfect for cosmetics or small toiletries.
Now onto the items!
It’s Skin My Bottle Vita Soothing Gel – P, 245g – Value $20.99
** Subscribers receive either the Vita-K Kale or Vita-P Grape **
Having lived in Asia, I’ve come to know It’s Skin from their cute macaron lip balm. Their products are a combination of natural ingredients, innovative formulation, and fun packaging! The brand itself was developed by dermatologists from Seoul University, so it has been tested for both efficacy and safety.
If you were curious like I was, Vitamin P refers to flavonoids, which help support the skin repairing process. This soothing gel includes Grape Fruit Extract and Capsicum Annuum (Chili) Fruit Extract for firming and moisturizing effects and you can use it anywhere on your face and body. It has a light floral scent, which is nice, but I would like it even more if it had a grape or berry scent. I applied it on my arms and it absorbed instantly without leaving any residue or oiliness. It also provides a cooling, refreshing sensation, so this would make a great summer moisturizer!
I would like to mention the date printed on Korean skincare packaging, for example, this product has the date 20160707 on it, which usually refers to the manufacturing date, not an expiration date. (The Korean word ‘제조’ means ‘manufactured’ or ‘produced’.) If the number refers to anything else, it’s typically noted as ‘EXP’ or ‘Use by’. Most Korean skincare will expire 3 years from the manufacture date before opening.
Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in Grapefruit Jelly, 0.3oz – Value $10
** Subscribers receive one blusher but color may vary **
Again, Etude House is a very well known brand for its cute, princess-like packaging and affordable price. The blush I received is their Grapefruit Jelly shade and it has a bright coral color, perfect for summer! It’s quite pigmented and gives me a matte finish. Staying power? Not so much. The adorable puff is included so you can tuck this blush in your makeup bag easily and use for touch-ups throughout the day!
(Swatch in lower photo)
Lindsey Lavender Modeling Mask 28 g – Value $6? (I couldn’t find the exact item on their website so I’m linking it to a similar item instead)
This is the first time I’ve tried this kind of mask, and Lindsey is a very new brand to me. With this mask, you fill the cup with water up to the line, mix the powder and water together with the spatula provided in the package, and boom!, you get a thick, gooey paste to put on your face. I left it on around 10 minutes as suggested, and after the product had dried down to a rubber texture, it peeled off easily.
I think that this mask does a good job of soothing my skin and I don’t get any irritation afterward. My skin feels smooth and soft, and the moisturizer absorbed really well into my skin, too. While I might not see a huge difference on my skin type (oily-combination), some people seem to get amazing results after one use, so I wish you best of luck!
Tsaio Camellia Wash-Remove Oil Mousse, 150ml. – Value $16.99
** Subscribers receive either this product or Sofnon Willowherb Wash-Remove Mousse **
Again, this brand is totally new to me so I had to look it up. Tsaio is a Taiwanese brand that provides skincare with herbal, natural ingredients at a reasonable price. This cleanser has a lovely refreshing floral scent and a very soft mousse foam. I used it to wash my full-face makeup today and it DOES remove it! (You have to massage the foam a bit on your eyes/lips if you use a waterproof product or liquid lipstick though!)
Peripera Speedy Eyebrow Auto Pencil No. 2, 0.14g – Value $8
Peripera is famous for vivid, pigmented colors and unique application like this weightless lip product. The color of the eyebrow pencil I received is No.2 Gray Brown and it supposed to give a natural-yet-defined look to my eyebrow. I do like that it’s a twist up version which will save me some time from sharpening, however, I think that the shape of this pencil is quite big and not as defined as NYX’s or Anastasia’s brow pencil. I, personally, have no problem using it because I don’t really opt for an Instagram-perfect makeup look, but for some people who prefer a precise brow pencil, this may not be for you.
Here is the swatch of brow pencil, below Etude Blusher.
Shimeiyi Oval Face Brush – Value $6.99
I received this similar but bigger brush from May’s Boxycharm as well so I guess that it’s quite a trendy item? This small brush has densely packed, soft bristles, however, the material and design remind me of these oval brushes I ordered from Ebay for about a dollar each, so I think the price of this item is quite inflated.
I have to admit though, that I grab my regular brushes more often than these since I find them difficult to work with. This small brush is no exception, but if you use these brushes regularly, you might find that this brush works well with concealer, highlighter, and any smaller area your larger foundation brush can’t get into.
Verdict: This is my first time reviewing Beauteque BB Bag and I like 4 out of the 6 products they sent! It’s Skin My Bottle Vita Soothing Gel will definitely be my go to summer moisturizer. The total value of this box is about $69 (not including the makeup bag), which is more than twice of what you paid for the box. I think that this box is a great combination of Korean makeup and skincare products that will introduce you to the mesmerizing world of K-beauty, and the value is totally there as well!
What do you think of Beauteque BB Bag?