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Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box Review – August 2017

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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.

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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.

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

And this shipment also included a folded sheet with more info on the Medusa’s Makeup line:

Now, on to the items!

Medusa’s Makeup Metal AF Lip Gloss in Cherry Pie – Value $11

This is described as a full-coverage lip gloss that stays put! The pigment is great, and I love the metallic finish. I wouldn’t consider this a lip gloss, though. It’s more like a stain/liquid lip. Fine by me! (Just don’t expect a lot of shine!)

Swatched in lower photo.

Medusa’s Makeup Totally Baked Eyeshadow in Whatever – Value $9

First, love the name!

And I love the pigment even more!

This is a highly-pigmented shimmery gunmetal silver eyeshadow. It has a fine shimmer, and is pretty much the most beautiful silver shadow I’ve ever seen!

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Medusa’s Makeup Eye Dust in Ultra Violence – Value $9

This eye dust is an ultra fine, loose mineral powder. Like most Medusa’s Makeup products, the pigment and shimmer are excellent!

Here it is swatched beneath the liquid lip and the baked eyeshadow:

I’m loving all the colors this month!

Deluxe False Eyelashes (Heavy) – Value $9

I love when eyelashes come with glue! This set is their “heavy” set – a little more dramatic! I found the lashes very easy to bend and trim, and the look with them on is intense! (I’ll be saving these for some fancy occasion!)

Verdict: This box has a value of $38. I think that’s great for a $15.95 beauty box that sends full-size vegan beauty products with free shipping. This is a great way to try out Medusa’s Make-Up at a deep discount. And if you are intimidated by some of the colors on the Medusa’s Make-Up site like I am, this is a perfect for testing them out!

And this month I really lucked out with the colors – everything is very wearable for me!

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. I really love all the items in this box, so much fun! One thing bothers me though… when I was looking through the shop (a to die for grey/ silver Metal AF colour) it said “made in PRC”. China requires animal testing (which has made navigating cruelty-free with big name brands really hard now). I also found items that specifically said “not vegan”. Other items no manufacture info (mostly accessories like bags, tank top). This really bothers me, as they aren’t being completely transparent about their products. I don’t like saying this, but it left a bad taste, I feel it’s very shady to call yourself a vegan and cruelty-free brand when you aren’t completely so. Sadly will be staying away, won’t support animal cruelty when I can buy from small indie cosmetic companies made right here in the US. These small indie brands struggle, give amazing customer service, develop fun relationships with their customers, bring truly unique products at a reasonable to inexpensive price point. Just my little bit of sleuthing in case one didn’t know, and this is a concern. Bummed. 😘💚⚡️Jet

    • I had no idea that China has that law, thank you for mentioning it! I have a lot of makeup made in China, which I’ve felt somewhat guilty for, because who knows what might be in it or how it might be made. Since my husband got laid off from his job recently, I’ve had to quit most of my subscriptions, including Medusa’s, which I love. Instead, I’ve been buying $1.00 liquid lipstick and the like at, where almost everything is made in, and sent from, China or Malaysia or other countries in that area.

      It’s also very distressing that Medusa’s Make-Up would try to sneak in Chinese products. I trusted them, you know?

    • The item can still be vegan and/or cruelty free while being made in china as long as it is not available for sale in china. Many brands do this and are still cruelty free.

    • Agree with Silver, the law in China is that they must test on animals to be able to sell there, but not to manufacture. I don’t thinking Medusa sells there, so I don’t think we need to doubt their cruelty free claim. Other cruelty free brands also manufacture in China.

    • So like other folks mentioned, and this is SUPER important: Companies can manufacture 100% vegan products in China and ship them here, without any animal ever being harmed, because so long as it is not being manufactured to be sold in China, (and in A LOT of instances shipped there to be sold in China, as China has changed their laws on cosmetics testing, BIG TIME but folks aren’t paying attention tho they should be), it *does not have to be tested on animals under China’s laws.* They only demand animal testing for them to allow it to be sold in China.

      Also, and this is SUPER IMPORTANT: If a product uses ANY ANIMAL BYPRODUCT WHAT-SO-EVER, whether it be egg whites, goat’s milk, or even beeswax, it will NOT be allowed to be classified as Vegan. So if you’re worried: Check that ingredient list! While I know some Vegan folks will feel strongly that they want their products to be 100% vegan, I also know many people (like myself) are worried more about actual animal harm and abuse. I’ve lived on and helped work farms. I’ve been around beehives (endlessly, and the keepers took better care of their bees than their kids), and the fact of the matter is that not all animal byproducts are innately at the expense or harm of an animal, so I’m judicious about it. I won’t buy ANYTHING that uses animal parts or anything like that, but I’ll buy stuff with beeswax, milk, etc.

      So yeah, do your research, folks. 🙂 It’s not nearly so cut and dried as “made in China = evil,” I promise. If a company *doesn’t sell in China* and says they’re cruelty free? They’re telling the truth most likely.

      Also! Like I said, they changed the laws. Standard issue cosmetics no longer have to be tested on animals in China. Only things with intended “secondary” effects, that aren’t standard issue, straightforward cosmetics. IE: Things with “intended effects” like anti-aging and crap like that still are tested on animals over there. So yeah, just keep an eye on your companies, hold them accountable, etc. Just be informed. 🙂

  2. It’d be great to see what all of this looks like on. Kind of ’70s vibe?

  3. Ultraviolence is one of my favorite Medusas eye dusts.

    • It is glorious! 💜

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