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Medusa’s Make-Up Birthday Box Review – August 2021

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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 with a total value of around $40. 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.)

August 2021: "Birthday Box"


Along with my beauty items, I received an info card that details what items are in the box. This month is Medusa's Makeup Beauty Box's 5th birthday! Woohoo!! Thanks for keeping us equipped with all the fun beauty items! I can't wait to see how we are celebrating with this month's box.

Medusa's Eye Dust (Silverado), 1.5 g – Retail Value $9.00


What's a birthday celebration for the Medusa's Makeup Box without a shiny, metallic eyeshadow? Medusa's Makeup is known for its fun eye dust, and this one may be my favorite from them so far! I am not generally a silver eye person and already had my mind made up that this wouldn't be a color that works on me. That was until...


I tried this on! I'm digging the smoldering, dark silver shine and can get used to this metallic glow. I think I've found my eye color for all the upcoming holiday parties 🙂

Medusa's Birthday Cake Bath Salts, 1 oz –  Listed Value $8.99


While I don't have a bathtub so can't tell you how these bath salts feel on my skin or look in the bathtub, I can tell you that this item smells just like birthday cake! I mean, I was expecting it to smell sweet, but seriously, if you love birthday cake like I do, you are going to love this! I finally get a tub in October you guys and I'm looking forward to soaking in these bath salts and smelling like a yummy dessert.

Medusa's Sweet Cheeks Blush (Peachy Keen), 1.4 oz – Retail Value $16.00

Blush is my favorite item to receive in beauty boxes. I can be having a bad hair day, no lashes, dry lips - but I'm going to make sure I have some blush on. It's the one product that makes me look 'more alive'.


This blush was a lot heavier and pinker than I initially thought. A little product goes a long way, so no need to be heavy-handed. The pink and silver shimmer really makes the blush pop. Perfect for any celebration (or regular day)!

Public Goods Mini Lip Balm, 0.05 oz– Retail Value $1.25


Before even trying this item, I loved it for how stinking cute it is! Look at this little mini thing 🙂 You can literally fit it into the smallest pocket on your pants. What's even better than the size, is the actual ingredients and feel. This balm uses simple organic elements, so you know exactly what you are putting on your lips. This ingredient list consists of coconut oil, shea butter, and candelilla wax and feels incredible. My lips were left feeling soft and plump.

Medusa's Liquid Lipstick (Cowgirl), 6 ml – $14.00


Our last item in this celebratory birthday box is a nude matte lipstick. I was disappointed at this color when I pulled it out of the box. There was just no way this light of a color in matte would look good with my complexion.


My doubts were still present after I swatched my arm and applied the lipstick in a mirror. Once I went to take a review picture though, I became partially obsessed with this color. I can see myself pairing this with a brown lip liner and rocking it to brunch like a 90s babe. Truly surprised by my new love with this one.

Bonus Items

Medusa's Ziplock Bubble Makeup Bag – Listed Value $12.00

Happy Birthday Medusa's Makeup Box! The big 5 is coming with some bonus items. Let's get right into it. Our first product is a bubble makeup bag and is a bonus item. Why do I feel like all makeup bags should be bubble? This is such a genius idea! My foundation, concealer, primer are all glass bottles that need protection. I am so thankful for a bag that can ensure safety for these items and can't wait to put it to good use.

Cocobetty Coconut Oil Wipe


Our next item isn't even listed on our insert card, but it is hands down one of my favorite items ever introduced to me through Medusa's Makeup. This little face wipe contains coconut oil and is a perfect and less irritating way to take off your makeup. I use coconut oil to take off my makeup anyway, but it's a lot less messy when it's on a convenient wipe.


Look at this (semi-embarrassing) before and after. The left side is my face after trying out makeup items to review. The right side is my face all clear after using the Cocobetty wipe. I didn't even rinse my face when I took this picture. I only used the wipe and it left no makeup residue. My only complaint is that this item seems to always be out of stock :-/

Medusa's Hotel Keychain– Listed Value $6.00


Another bonus item in this month's birthday box is this retro hotel keychain. If you know me, you know I love any and everything pink! I also am a true believer in Good Vibes Only. Medusa's Makeup, did you make this keychain specifically for me? It feels like it 🙂


Wow! What a wonderfully curated box for Medusa's Makeup's 5th birthday celebration! Not only did I receive the products promised with the subscription, but I also received 3 bonus items. I feel like it's my birthday! My two favorite items this month were surprisingly the ones I doubted upon opening. Both the lipstick and eye dust are in colors I generally wouldn't wear, but my my my- the colors look really great with my complexion.

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To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, order now to receive the September box.

Value Breakdown: I estimate I received $67.24 worth of items (this does not include the Cocobetty wipe). Truly an awesome value for having only paid $18.95!

What was your favorite item in this month's 5th birthday Medusa's Make-Up Beauty Box?

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Jody E

Too neutral of a lip color for me. For a birthday I would have expected a bright shade.

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Brittany Beasley

I was thinking I would get a bright shade as well! But surprisingly, I really ended up liking this neutral. Brighter is more party-ish though!

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