Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box Review + Coupon – July 2019


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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. The shades and colors are always pretty unique and exciting and the packaging is also gorgeous.

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About this Makeup Beauty Box

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

The Cost: $16.95 + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: 4 full-size vegan products. The box is curated by the Medusa’s Make-Up team and has a value of $40.

Ships to: Worldwide

Good to Know: Canadian subscriptions cost $22.95 a month including shipping and international subscriptions cost $26.95 a month including shipping.

Also Good to Know: Orders ship out within 3 business days of your payment. You can cancel anytime.

Medusa’s Make-Up July 2019 Review

Included is a handy info card that shows off the products in the box this month and their retail values. Looks like the theme this month is ‘The Heat Is On.’

And finally, a card letting us know that a VIP birthday box is in the works for August!

Now, on to the items!

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    Metal AF Lipgloss in ‘Fade to Black’, 6 ml – Retail Value $11.00

    Wow! Starting off with some drama. This gloss is a charcoal/silver look formula. It did not apply well at all the first time I used it on bare lips. It was splotchy and patchy, and nearly impossible to get great coverage with. It dried tacky, and the patchiness was even worse if I let my lips rub together. I decided to try it again over a lip balm, and that worked wonders for application. It went on much smoother, and I was able to achieve more coverage. I still think this formula could use more work, but if you love metallic lips, this would certainly be a fun lappy to try.

    I took this in front of a window, to try and catch all the metallic shimmer.

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      Glam Rock Eyeshadow in ‘Hot Love’, 2 g – Retail Value $9.00

      This eyeshadow is really interesting! It looks like a pale pink in the pot, but when applied it is almost a smoked pink/grey base with electric pink shimmer. It is wildly subtle, but still very special. I found that for myself -as I am blending challenged- the areas that didn’t have light hitting the sparkle looked a little grey, and slightly odd on my lid. Regardless, it is still really beautiful and I don’t have anything like it in my collection.

      Here you can really see some of the pink shimmery flash. That shimmer also ended up all over my blue mascara since I applied the eyeshadow after the mascara.

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        Witch Lash in ‘Electric Blue’, 12 ml – Retail Value $12.00

        I just assumed this was a black mascara until I opened it to try it and HELLO BLUE. This color is gorgeous. I gave it a try, and my lashes were blue at the first stroke. This mascara didn’t really add much volume, so I continued adding layers which did end up adding a little bit of clumpiness. I tried it again over my normal mascara and I actually liked adding just a little bit of blue to the ends of a few lashes. It was a really subtle way to try a colored lash.

        This is with about 3 coats.

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          Moonlight Hilighter Loose Pigment, 3 g – Retail Value $12.00

          This is a loose ivory-colored powder that is pretty close to transparent on my skin, except for the warm golden glow when it catches the light. This is a great highlighter on my skin, and I liked it even more when added to a few drops of face oil or a liquid foundation.

          Top to bottom: Metal AF Lip Gloss in ‘Fade to Black’, Glam Rock Eyeshadow in ‘Hot Love’, Moonlight Hilighter

          Verdict: This month’s Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box has a value of $44.00, which is a pretty good total for a $16.95 box! This assortment is exactly the sort of wild indie makeup I would expect to find from this company. Though the lipgloss wasn’t a great formula for me personally, I loved the eyeshadow and loose powder. The blue mascara was such a fun surprise, and I was impressed with the color payoff of such a bright blue.

          To Wrap Up:

          Can you still get this box if you sign up today? 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 $44.00 At $16.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

          • Lipgloss $4.24
          • Eyeshadow $3.47
          • Mascara $4.62
          • Highlighter $4.62

          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.

          Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Medusas Makeup Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: medusas makeup | 12 comments

          12 Comments

          1. This is one of the more tempting makeup boxes that I’m not already getting. The lip is beautiful (great pic, btw) but is the one thing I don’t think I could pull off. Maybe mixed in with a traditional lip color. I’m adventurous, but I’m in my 40’s and a more natural lip color is where I draw the line. Wild eye shadow, mascara, I’m all about that, though I think I’d use that blue on lower lashes with a black eyeliner beneath it

            Never give up on color and fun just because you’ve had a few birthdays. Those are other people’s rules.

          2. Love love love that mascara! Reminds me of high school in late 80s/early 90s. THIS is what more sub boxes should be sending!

            • I felt like this was a perfect assortment from this sub, since they tend to lean more edgy!

          3. Omg, GREAT PICS!!! Love everything in this box–so fun! Want to subscribe now! That mascara is off the hook!

            • Thanks Lori! The colors were so unique I just had to photograph em!

          4. I sent this earlier but it didn’t post so sending again. That lipstick shot belongs in the pages of Vogue and is the coolest lip shot I have ever seen on this site. At the very least, it looks like an ad and it’s perfect. Kudos!

            • Thanks so much! I was happy a phone picture managed to capture this stuff so well.

          5. Oh wow, my youngest is going to love that liquid lip, and the mascara will probably make her squeal! LOL I might save them and put together a fun makeup bag for her October birthday. 🙂

            Great review Megan, thank you for letting us see how bright blue the mascara is on your eyelashes, and how that eyeshadow looks in lighting! 🙂

            • You are so welcome Twyla! I hope your youngest loves all these goodies. This was one of the most fun months from this sub yet.

          6. Wow!! So impressed with the color of that mascara!! Most blues don’t show at all. Would love to see them do a Navy. Great review!!

            • Thanks Michelle! I was really surprised at how bright it was too. Navy would be killer if it had this pigment. It looks like they do have a cobalt shade called “Twilight” that has great reviews!

          7. That lipstick shot belongs in a glossy magazine, as if we are still reading them. So very Vogue-like! This has to be MSA’s best lipstick shot ever! Kudos.

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