Op... opp...oppa GANGNAM style!I was so on the fence about this beauty box and finally caved, as expected, because I had some Memepoints to use up. And, no regrets, except about one product!
Now before you have horrible visions of me ending up looking like PSY after using up this box, wait - the Gangnam Style box is supposed to include things that let you have "baby-faced beauty". Bright lips, large eyes and thick eyebrows, really, apart from smooth skin, the blurb said. I expected an eyeliner, a brow-filler, some kind of BB cream and blush and a lip tint rightaway. I also expected a couple more PSY masks. Let us see if I guessed right. By the way, we are celebrating Memebox Week here on this blog, just to clear away the backlog of unboxings.
Here is my review and unboxing of the Gangnam Style beauty box from Memebox.
- Kskin Water Queen's Argan Tree Moisture Cream 100ml
- Grinif Skin Repair BB Blemish Balm 50ml
- T.P.O. V-line Banding Mask x 2
- Ladykin Real Like Innateline Eyebrow
- Tosowoong Glam Liner
- Tosowoong Dual Shaking Lip Tint
- Rivecowe Shine Blusher
Kskin Water Queen's Argan Tree Moisture Cream 100mlThis cream is meant to give your face the Gangnam-girl glow. Infused with argan oil and herbs, it restores moisture to the skin and protects from sun damage. I have been using this as a body cream, rather than on the face, due to fear of breakouts, and I love it! Leaves me feeling dewy but not greasy after application.
Grinif Skin Repair BB Blemish Balm 50ml
Ah, what is a Korean beauty box without a BB cream? Thankfully, this is one that suits my skintone and is not too pale for me. A very rare occurrence.
T.P.O. V-line Banding Mask x 2
These are fun to use. They are chin-neck tightening sheet masks, with collagen caffeine and adenosine to firm up the skin and to boost elasticity. You hook them over the ears. I have tried just the one and it was really fun. I do not know how far it worked as my skin has not sagged or lost elasticity yet. I would save them for the years ahead, but they would expire long before I needed them, and, I, like the rest of my generation, am also all about instant gratification!
Ladykin Real Like Innateline Eyebrow
Tosowoong Glam Liner
Of course there was going to be an eyeliner in this box! Not a fan of the formula after being thoroughly spoilt by Lancome Crayon Khol and Kat von D Autograph Pencil liners. This is more brown than black and not as pigmented or creamy as I would like, but it would do in a pinch.
Tosowoong Dual Shaking Lip Tint
Ah, now this is quite a gimmick! As you can see from the pictures below, this first looks like a clear base with red globules suspended. You shake it up and the whole thing becomes homogenous. Then, you apply to get a deep berry-orange tint. My gripe is that the shade is nothing like the mild dusty roses I love.
Rivecowe Shine Blusher
I guessed the BB Cream, lip tint, the liner, the blush and the eyebrow thing right but completely failed to guess the chin masks and the moisturising cream. Nor were there any PSY masks. I am disappointed at the last omission - but then I already have three PSY masks to play with, from previous boxes, so I cannot complain too much.
This is a really nice box to play with. I cannot use the blush alone, and the lip colour is a hit and miss with beauty boxes. Even so, it will be easy to find a good home for the lip colour, which has afforded me good fun with shaking it up a couple of times just to see! Apart from that, I can use everything.
This box has been restocked a couple of times, so do keep an eye open!
Memebox has three Princess edition skin care boxes out now - Snow White for brightening care; Sleeping Beauty for night-time care and Rapunzel for hair care. Combo bundles or value sets are here. Code A3YF gets $5 off.
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