Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box Review – January 2019


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Medusas Make Up January 2019

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.

Medusas Make Up January 2019 open box

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

Medusas Make Up January 2019 all contents

About this Makeup Beauty Box

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

The Cost: $16.95 (Free shipping for US, $4 USD for International) $1.00 price increase month to month (since 2018), but you can select from the new multi-month or yearly subscriptions to save on each box!

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.

Medusa’s Makeup January 2019 Review

Medusas Make Up January 2019 info card

No real theme this month, just wishes for a happy new year and info about new subscription options for 6 and 12 months.

Medusas Make Up January 2019 product list

The back of the card lists the items we get this month.

Now, on to the items!

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Totally Baked Eyeshadow in Fer Sure, 2 grams – Retail Value $9.00

Wow! I love this color! While I don’t wear a ton of eye shadow, I love a good reddish-gold on my lids, especially for fancy occasions. Something about it makes my light brown eyes really pop! This is a super pretty dirty pink copper that can be used in a sheer application or full throttle for metallic lids. It is so pigmented and blends out with ease.

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Mystical Eye Dust in Psykhe, 3 grams – Retail Value $11.95

Every eye dust I have ever gotten from this company is so interesting in terms of all the nuanced colors hidden in the depth of the color. This pigment has shimmers in blue, gold, olive, pink, and purple in a dirty smoked plum base. You can use it heavily or lightly for different vibes and I can’t imagine this color not working with most skin tones.

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Metal AF Lip Gloss in Bad Medicine, 0.2 fl oz – Retail Value $11.00

One of the beautiful things about this box is that it takes a product I usually avoid and makes me love it. I am not in any way into the chrome lip trend that is happening right now. Usually, not a good look on me. This lip gloss is, of course, the exception. In addition to being very softly metallic, it also has those wonderous mica sparkles that I love this brand for. This breaks up the metallic enough to give it dimension, while still have a little metallic edge. It is such an easy shade to wear! The formula itself drys down like a matte but stays wet looking and I didn’t find it drying at all.

Medusas Make Up January 2019 swatches

Top to bottom: Metal AF Lip Gloss in Bad Medicine, Totally Baked Eyeshadow in Fer Sure, and Mystical Eye Dust in Psykhe. Gorgeous!

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Lip Balm in Cha Cha Cha Cherry Bomb – Retail Value $8.95

In the winter I need a lip balm in every pocket! This sweet cherry flavored one is a great addition to my collection. It glides on thick and heavy and leaves chapped lips with instant relief.

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BONUS: Medusa’s Makeup Branded Makeup Bag – Listed Value $5,00

Cute! I love having extra plastic bags for travel, and this is a great way to rep one of my favorite brands.

Verdict: Minus the bonus bag, this box has a value of $40.90 which is great for a $16.95 beauty box. I am so impressed at how incredibly wearable each and every item was this month. If you wear a more natural look or like something a little more extreme, you will get a ton of use out of all of these shades! I absolutely loved the color palette this month and look forward to adding these shades to my routine. As always, I am very pleased with the products and value from this sub.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes. All orders are generally processed within 1-3 business days. You will receive the box month that you sign up in.

Value Breakdown: This box has a total estimated value of $40.90. At $16.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item (not including the bonus bag):

  • Eye shadow $3.73
  • Eye Dust $4.95
  • Lip Gloss $4.56
  • Lip Balm $3.71

Alternatively, each item in this box has an average cost of $4.24.

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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6 Comments

  1. Another Great Review Megan. Love

  2. I really hope it is not mice sparkles.😟 I am not excited to get that lip balm again. They included that exact balm in a box from last year.

    • I went back and checked. That same balm was in July’s box.

    • This is why we can’t have mice things! Thanks for the catch Heidi!

  3. Mice sparkles? Supposed to be either mica or nice?

    • Oh Cheesus! You got me!

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