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Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products with worldwide shipping

Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products with worldwide shipping
I am always on the lookout for any beauty sampling programmes that ship worldwide, especially if they carry Korean beauty products - because, so far, I find Korean skin care products actually do what they say more often than other brands. So when I heard about the Beauteque Sample Bag, I decided to get it, without even waiting to read reviews.
Beauteque - beauty + boutique -  is a New Jersey-based online retail store founded in 2014. They sell Korean products from top brands, right from Etude House to Tony Moly. However, they try to keep their inventory five-free to an extent (parabens, benzopenone, animal raw material, pigment and mineral oil) and they'll also tell you what ingredients each product contains if you ask them.
The Beauteque Sample Bag is a one-off kit you can order, containing samples from Korean brands. You can choose the samples yourself, and they are mostly sachets or vials. And the best part is, the samples are entirely free - you only pay for shipping worldwide! And, international shipping is only $6.55.
Best of all, I was charged only $6.55 for shipping, but the label clearly says the company paid more than that to ship to me from the US - $9.15! And, they delivered in seven days after my order was placed. Win!
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products with worldwide shipping
Enough background. Let's have a look at the actual samples! The samples come in a little pink pouch. 
Here is what I got in the Beauteque sample bag:
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products with worldwide shipping
A quick look at each.

One sharpener, made in Korea

This was not included in the samples I picked and seems to be a surprise. I'm always misplacing my sharpeners, so this is very welcome.

Lioele AC Control Trouble Hunter set

This is an acne-treatment set containing a toner and a lotion. Since you only need to apply the lotion on the acne itself, this should go a long way. I have had a very positive experience with the Etude House AC Clinic range and am sure the Lioele kit will also do a good job fighting acne.
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products with worldwide shipping

Skin79 BB Cleanser

Nope, not a BB Cream. This is a natural cleansing foam that will remove makeup and promises to deliver oxygen to the skin. Apparently you can see the air bubble on the face while using this. Hmmm. I'll have to try it out and tell you what that looks like!
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products with worldwide shippingBeauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products with worldwide shipping

Lioele Multi Seaweed Gel

There's more than 90% seaweed extract in this product. I have used this gel before and loved it, and this is a great, cooling moisturiser for the summer.
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products that are shipped worldwide

Lioele Secret Pore Rich Balm

Sounds like a primer. I know I have ordered quite a few Lioele products in this bag, because I love their range and because I want to try out new things such as this one.
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products that are shipped worldwide

Lioele V-Line Waterdrop Sleeping Pack

This is a pack which you wear overnight - it is absorbed without stickiness and is super-moisturising. I'll give it a go when the weather turns dry again.
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products that are shipped worldwide

Skin79 Beblesh Balm

I don't voluntarily choose or use BB creams but the claims on this one were too good to resist - containing five different types of vitamins, SPF50, anti-wrinkle properties and UV protection and certified by KFDA (which is the Korean FDA) as triple-functioning, I can't wait to give this a go.
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products that are shipped worldwide

Lioele Pore Clean and Tightening Dr Ampoule

Sounds like another primer or toner. I won't know until I open it, but when I do, I'll definitely share my thoughts.
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products that are shipped worldwide

The Face Shop Mango Seed Butter and Chia Seed cream 

Both are formulated with natural ingredients. The Mango Seed Butter actually smells of mangoes. I know I'm going to love both.
Beauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products that are shipped worldwideBeauteque beauty sample bag review and contents: Korean products that are shipped worldwide
Bottom Line
For $6.55, this is a very good deal, since I can customise everything and choose my own samples. In the past, haven't I reviewed appalling beauty boxes with three crummy, expired products where I paid more than $6.55? Or another box with 3-4 foil sachets, a tiny tube of expired face wash and 1-2 perfume vials for $14? The Beauteque sample bag, on the other hand, has 10 items in all - eight sachets, one pair of vials and a sharpener. I definitely did not receive anything as good from a beauty box for which I used to pay $6.65
The downside is that Beauteque has currently sold out the sampling bags - obviously! With that kind of price, I'm surprised it lasted long enough for me to get one! But the good news is that they will restock their inventory and restart the sampler bags. Watch out for that name on my blog.
Disclaimer: Paid for, not PR.

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