Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box Review – April 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. The shades and colors are always pretty unique and exciting and the packaging is also to die for! I am really curious about the dark grey lipstick included this month.
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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) 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 April 2019 Review
Included is a handy info card that shows off the products in the box this month and their retail values.
Another promo card for the new skincare line called Love Byrd with a 10% off code. The site is active now and it looks like they have a curated selection of cleansers, toners, and serums!
Now, on to the items!
This was the product this month that I was the most curious about. This lipstick is a really interesting, buildable, dirty grey. The finish is slightly sheer and satiny, and I actually had to apply a ton of it to get an opaque look. There is no scent to speak of. While I appreciate that this lipstick didn’t look absolutely terrible on me, it is not a shade I would regularly wear, though I wish I had the nerve to!
More wearable than I thought, but not my most flattering choice.
BAM this stuff is pigmented! This color is exactly the shade I would wear in high school when I was very much into bold makeup and combat boots. The color is gorgeous, bold, and shimmeringly multifaceted. The formula has minimal fallout, and none at all if you apply with your fingertips. This would make an incredible wet liner.
Ok, I was really impressed by this stuff. It is a sheer wash of silvery shimmer, not an opaque chrome finish like I first thought. The admittedly hard to capture micro-shimmer has shades of purple, pink, and green, and the coverage is buildable. It honestly reminds me a little of the Glossier Lidstar look but with a little less longevity.
Top to bottom: Lipstick in ‘Muddy Waters’, Totally Baked Eyeshadow in ‘Tubuler’, and Liquid Eyeshadow in ‘Ginger’.
I already have a favorite eyeshadow priming product, but this stuff is much more lightweight and seems geared more towards helping your eye dust and glitters stay in place. Despite its nude look, it goes on totally sheer and is full of vegan waxes and oils that grab onto loose pigments and powder shadows. It did seem to give my regular powdered eyeshadows more staying power, but I feel like I had more noticeable creases by the end of the day.
Verdict: This month’s Medusa’s Makeup box has a value of $43.00 which is great for a $16.95 beauty box. I am still kind of confused about my feeling on the lipstick, but I really want to love it! The teal eyeshadow was a nostalgic throwback sort of color that I plan on holding onto until I can get brave enough to wear it. I absolutely loved the silvery liquid eyeshadow. The primer will never replace my favorite, but it might be good to hold onto until summer because my go-to is rather heavy.
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 $43.00. At $16.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lipstick $4.73
- Eyeshadow $3.55
- Liquid Eyeshadow $5.12
- Primer $3.55
Alternatively, each item in this box has an average cost of $4.24.
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