So this was my Sunday morning. Finally a break from working incessantly, finally a Sunday off.
An espresso, some pink roses, finally getting a chance to look through W magazine, and playing with these 2 new makeup products I got from Memebox with my most recent order.
As much as I obsess over their Korean skin care products I have never ventured into the other side of K-Beauty, the makeup products.
If I was to be completely honest I would tell you that I bought the panda bear thing as a gift for my friend’s daughter.
Because let’s face it, it looks like something a super young teen would like, right? And it cost $10.
It’s called the Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base.
So I decided to open it, then intrigued at the white, glowing product inside, I decided to try it because once again, let’s face it, how could a white, glowy product do anything functional on the face?
But guess what? It’s brilliant. As in seriously brilliant. Not “pretty good for $10” kind of brilliant, but “are you kidding me???” kind of brilliant.
It is an under eye product designed to pop a fresh light out from the under eye area. It softens fine lines and wrinkles, depuffs and soothes the under eye area, somehow diminishes dark circles and bags under the eyes – it’s pretty amazing! I totally don’t get it – it is packaged for 12 year olds, costs nothing, and delivers a multi layered, hard core punch like you cannot even imagine!
This is a product for women of all ages.
I have worn it every day this week in lieu of concealer. I could still do with a little color corrector if I felt so inclined, but realistically the way it lightens, brightens and awakens the under eye I just think why bother?
On a shoot I would lay a color corrector above or below it, but for everyday (and night) it is just fantastic! Touche Eclat style fantastic.
I have also been looking for a highlighting product that isn’t too shimmery or glittery. Most highlighters have particles that are too big and cause a mad flickering or shimmering on the skin that makes it look like you’ve highlighted and don’t have a clue what you’re doing.
I seem to universally hate 95% of them, especially the ones touted by Instagram stars.
I teach a pro makeup artistry program and constantly get into battle with students who think that because a “makeup enthusiast” on IG has 2 million followers and endorses a highlighter or bronzer, they must be right. No, they quite possibly know that product is junk, but they make huge dollars from affiliate marketing with that brand, so they will say whatever it takes to sell the products and make the commissions. That’s how they make money.
I have affiliate marketing on this blog, but only talk about products I actually use, which is why you see the same products talked about over and over.
I talk about what I use. And Memebox has never sent me free product or tried to have me shill products for them.
Anyway, I decided to try the I’m Multi Stick ST01 Luster Light highlighter out – it’s only $15 so no big deal if I didn’t like it. And again this product too is fabulous!
It gives you a very controllable highlight that glows from within rather than sparkles from the surface. In fact it has no sparkles at all. With this product you don’t look like you’ve been at Sephora trying on highlighters, you just look like your skin glows, picks up the light and looks absolutely radiant. Even older skin. Again they are probably only marketing this to 20 somethings and younger, but this is fabulous for all skins, even mature skin.
I am ordering another for my pro kit as well as another of the panda bears (before they run out). I’m also going to try the I’m Multi Stick ST20 Luster Bronzer with my next order too.
Because it only costs $15 so there’s not exactly a lot to lose! And if it’s as good as everything else I’ve tried from Memebox its going to be another winner.
I’m obsessed with cream blushes, and I read recently on another blog that I’m Cream Blush is really good so I’m going to add that in as well.
If you want to try any of these products you can find the here on Memebox.com
Memebox offers free shipping over $35, so if you need to add a couple of dollars to your order to reach $35, try adding in a sheet mask or two. Just look up your skin concern – acne, blackheads, too much oil, dry skin – whatever it is, and find the mask they have for that concern. They are only ever a couple of dollars, are brilliant, and can put you into free shipping!