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Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box Review – December 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 $18.95 with free shipping. The shades and colors are always unique and the packaging is super fun!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (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: $18.95 + 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 December 2020 “Ho Ho Ho” Review


Along with my beauty items, I received an info card that details what items are in the box. This month included a cute holiday message.


Glitter Angle Eyeliner Brush – Retail Value $6.00

While this item is listed on Medusa’s Makeup site as a 2 brush set, we only received the eyeliner brush. This brush is stated to be used with all powder products, as well as any liquid and/or cream products.

Instead of using it as an eyeliner brush, because I haven’t yet mastered that skill, I used this brush to apply the Mineral Eye Dust (which will also be reviewed) on my eyes.  The bristles were very soft and the shadow stuck to the brush for a nice application.


Medusa’s Mineral Eye Dust- Dirty, 1.5 g – Retail Value $9.00

And since I’ve introduced this eye dust in the above review, let’s dive right into this sassy shadow! The dust, a shimmery violet in color, is a pretty dense dust. It didn’t shake out of the container as easily as I thought it would (which is good because I ALWAYS make a mess), so I had to shake a few times pretty hard before anything came out.

This color gives me deep violet starry night vibes!


I thought it might be a dust that could only be worn on a night out because of how pigmented it seemed, but I wore this out on a day of errands and didn’t feel too made up!


Medusa’s Makeup Eyeliner Seal, .67 fl oz – Retail Value $9.00

Before I knew of eyeliner seals, I would dip my eyeshadow brush in my eye dust and then put it in water to create a paint-like look. This seal makes that look a lot easier to achieve than running sink water on your brush.

I experimented with the mineral eye dust from this month’s box.  The top is a natural smudge. The bottom is the dust with the eyeliner seal over it. You can see that the seal makes the pigment a deeper metallic color, really allowing you versatility with your eye makeup!


Vegan Lipstick -Baroque, 3.5 g – Retail Value $14.00

One of my favorite products from Medusa’s Makeup is their lipsticks. The creamy formula leaves my lips feeling moisturized, while still retaining my color all day.


I’m loving this deep fuchsia color! The pigment is rich enough that you can wear it in the winter months, but also the color “pops” enough that you can rock it in the Spring and Summer! And again, very moisturizing.


Halo Glow- Astro –Retail Value $16.00

This item was the *New Product Alert* of this month’s box. I love highlighter sticks, and this one does not disappoint. It’s in this groovy supernatural green and adds a nice “outer-space” glow to your face.

Verdict: Another winner from Medusa’s Makeup…I’m obsessed! All the items were great but the halo glow stick was my favorite. The green iridescent hue makes it a total knockout for me! All products were very on par with the holiday theme 🙂 I received $54 worth of items.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll likely receive the January box. Orders are generally processed within 1-3 business days.

Value Breakdown: At $18.95 for this box, here’s what you’re paying for each item:

  • Lipstick – $4.91
  • Glow Stick- $5.61
  • Brush- $2.11
  • Eye Dust – $3.16
  • Eyeliner Sealer -$3.16

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 Brittany Beasley

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Medusas Makeup Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: medusas makeup | 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. Thanks for the review, I like Media’s lipsticks; they’re so creamy

  2. Awesome, thorough review! Thanks for showing us the products in use. Both the eyeshadow and lipstick look fantastic, and I agree with the others that the lip color was made for you! So pretty!

    • Thank you so much! I’m trying to incorporate more photos of products in use rather than only swatches. 🙂

  3. They are back to sending their own products again? I haven’t checked in a few months, but after seeing this review, I may reconsider joining again. I quit after receiving mostly other brands in my box. I originally signed up to get their products, not other brands, so I am glad I saw this review. I know I would have been happy with this box!

    Thanks for the review, I thought all of it looked great!

    • Thank you! And yes, the last couple boxes have been majorly or all of their products. Which makes me very happy because I am such a fan of their products!

  4. The lip color looks so good on you! And that highlighter stick is ~amazing~

    • Thank you! This highlight stick is so cool! I just want the world to open back up so I can wear it out haha!

  5. That Glow Stick shade looks awesome!

    I never heard of an eyeliner seal (I don’t really know how to do eyeliner properly lol); that’s pretty cool.

    • The eyeliner seal is really cool! I too, am not the best at applying eyeliner. I’m hoping this at least makes me look like I know what I’m doing!

  6. That lip color looks amazing on you!

    • Thank you so much!!

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