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Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box Review + Coupon – March 2020

Medusa's Make-Up Beauty Box Review - March 2020

Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box is a vegan and cruelty-free makeup subscription box from the popular indie brand of the same name. Each month you’ll receive a box of 3-5 vegan beauty products for just $16.95 with free shipping. The shades and colors are always unique and the packaging is super fun!

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

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: 3-5 full-size vegan products curated by the Medusa’s Make-Up team with a total value of around $40.

Ships: 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 March 2020 “Spring Break 2020” Review


Along with my four makeup items, I received two info cards. One gives the theme, plus an overview and price of each item. The other advertises their liquid lipstick that has 12 colors and four new nudes for 2020 along with a new Electro Eyeshadow Palette.


Girlactik Precise Marker Liner – Retail Value $20.00

I’m surprised to see Girlactik in Medusa’s box this month but perhaps it’s because they don’t have their own liner that they decided to branch out? At any rate, this liner and brand is pretty well-known in the subscription box world and is one that I rather like. I’m almost strictly a liquid liner gal and this one has deep black pigment that goes on consistently and without erasing itself if you go over it. Super easy to use and stays put. I find it to be a worthy contender with KVD tattoo liner.


Medusa’s Make-Up Tropical Matte Eyeshadow in Jamaica – Retail Value $9.00 (now on sale for $3.99)

This shadow looks a lot more grey in person and in the photos above than it does in the info card photo and on their website. Lucky for me, I love grey! This soft neutral hue has a cool tone isn’t too pigmented that it gets blotchy. That means it can be built upon to create dimension. I also really enjoy the bright teal compact it comes in.


Medusa’s Make-Up Aloha Perfume Oil, 10 mL – Retail Value $16.00

I had no idea that Medusa’s made fragrance (I think it’s new) but here we have an oil that comes in a convenient rollerball. This is the perfect delivery for fragrance in my opinion. The scent for this mixes blushed peony, orange blossom, rose petals, lily of the valley, and white cyclamen to produce a very floral-forward perfume that conjures up a beautiful bouquet in mind. I prefer a less floral scent, but I think Megan may really like this one so I’ll pass it on to her the next time I see her.


Medusa’s Make-Up Disco Queen Lip Gloss in Funky Town – Retail Value $11.95

Although I love fun lipsticks in theory, rarely do I wear them in practice. Medusa’s Disco Queen series features shimmery glosses in various shades. Funky Town is a subtle pink/purple hue that can be built upon for a more opaque look or can be used as a topper to any matte color. It glides on nicely but I seem to get an overwhelming whiff of plastic when applying which is a little off-putting.

Here are swatched for the three pigmented items. Top to bottom is the matte shadow, lip gloss, and liner.

Verdict: This month’s Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box has four items that retail for a total of $56.95. I love the grey eyeshadow and the eyeliner, but the fragrance just wasn’t for me and the gloss had a strange scent that turned me off to its shimmer. This subscription is a great deal for those who love the brand or enjoy being gently pushed out of their comfort zone with unique shades.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This one is gone but since all orders are generally processed within 1-3 business days, you will receive the box month that you sign up in (April).

Value Breakdown: At $16.95 for this box, here’s what you’re paying for each item:

  • Eyeliner: $5.95
  • Eyeshadow: $2.68
  • Perfume Oil: $4.76
  • Lip Gloss: $3.56

Check out all of our Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box reviews and the best makeup subscriptions of 2020 as voted on by our readers!

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Medusas Makeup Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: medusas makeup | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Thanks for the review, Marne!

    I have been noticing different brands popping up in this subscription. They also have been adding skincare (and now fragrance) but I prefer, and signed up for, just their makeup. So, combined with financial worries, I had to finally start skipping some months. That said, I had a really unexpected winner in this box, the eyeshadow!

    That Jamaica eyeshadow shade surprised me by being the perfect brow filler because it’s enough of a cool-tone for me and is subtle, so it works to fill in a shadow wherever my naturally dark, full brows need, without overwhelming my face. Usually, if I use a matching powder shade, I get a heavy looking brow without the natural separated hair look. I am sure some may be surprised something this light works so well for my dark brown brows, but I have been experimenting for years to achieve a natural brow enhancement that doesn’t look like I have two caterpillars on my face. As I age and my brows gain highlights and a slight patchiness, I find adding the look of a shadow cast by a hair, is more natural looking and subtle (but that’s assuming you do have hair). You match the actual shadows cast by the hairs which are much lighter than the hair color, but keep the same skin tone, warm, neutral or cool. I’ve been using brow mascara with a light hand, but need something to fill empty spots with missing hair. That’s where I had trouble getting a good shade that was subtle enough.

    Unfortunately, most brow product colors are way too warm for me, even the ones labeled “ash” so even the taupe and grey versions weren’t good for me. I am an artist, so I had no problem mixing shadows in search of the right color, but it’s so easy to have a single homogeneous mixture ready to go! This color skirts the edge between neutral and cool and looks different on skin than in the pan. It’s large enough to last and, of course, it is also flattering on my eyes. I like how I can put it in my crease, even cheat and fake that the developing hood isn’t there by extending the crease color up a bit without it looking obvious. It’s powdery and best to press or tap your brush in it rather than swipe, but it blends beautifully and effortlessly. To think I almost didn’t try it and was about to gift it to a new makeup user! She will be getting a more useful neutral palette and I need to check to see if I have any other untried shadows from Medusa’s!

    • What a great idea, WiWah! My brows are on the thicker/darker side and I’m trying to grow them in more right now, so I’ll have to try this.
      Thanks for weighing in! I hope your financial situation changes sooner than later. It’s nice that you treat yourself a little though. 🙂

      • Thanks for the reply, Marne. Let me know if you find the eyeshadow in Jamaica works for your brows! I have been really happy with the natural look it gives me. I appreciate the kind wishes, thank you. I kept Boxycharm Premium so I also have access to the add-ons and pop-ups, but I wish they had a pause feature (though they’d probably mess it up!). I held on as long as I could to help small business, but had to pause or cancel the rest, except for the quarterly Facetory lux plus, that’s the absolute last to go because everything in it is so good. Hope you’re hanging in there and I appreciate the reviews you do!

      • Yes! Facetory Luxe! Good call on that one. I love it too.
        Supporting small businesses is important, but you definitely have to prioritize yourself as well! I am definitely hanging in there and appreciate your support as well!

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