I rushed out of my house when the DHL guy pull over. I was not expecting a box that day. Is it my Memeshop order? Or something I won in the preview event?
It was light- about 200g. There was no doubt that this could not be a Memebox, or is it?
I unboxed it and to my surprise, it was the All About Lips Memebox. I had no confirmation of order or tracking for this box, so I assumed it was sent for review purposes as I recalled Miss Lauren kindly reminded me that something was coming my way in our last conversation. 😀
Info-card (front and back);
There are 6 items all-in-all.
I will be very objective and honest with my reviews. I have not wanted any makeup Memeboxes for a reason, and it is known that a couple of girls, myself included, have not enjoyed any Cheekroom products from the previous boxes. Will this box finally proof me/ us wrong?
The first tragedy was with the RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss (3.5g, $18). I could not believe a $18 will be headless.. 😦
But wrong was I!! You just have to press the top button to reveal the Lip brush! Since I am already sold by this fun factor, it is a good start to a very pouty unboxing ❤
1. RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss (3.5g, $18) in 05 Beso Red
I was crushed at first thinking the product came without an applicator, which would render it useless..But I was so wrong. The selling factor seems to be the “Tick-tock” effect of the button, making it sanitary to use. Erm, ❤ ! I am quite a germaphobe so this seems to be tailored for me. The lip gloss smells like cherries too~ Sweet!
It is comparable to the Elle lip tint I have gotten from an earlier Memebox. It applies into a beautiful cherry red color. I would not recommend using this to create a full lip, as it is very moisturizing and tends to smudge easily unless you have primed and mattify the lip beforehand. The gloss is not sticky and it glides easily over my lips.
2. Cheek Room Color Lips (4g, $10) in 03 Red
Another red lip product but in the form of a lipstick. This lipstick does not have any particular scent. It is not very creamy at all. The color is pretty sheer and it has bits of glitter in it. The product claims to provide vivid, luminous pearly lips. The color disappointingly, could be removed with a swipe of a tissue. Sadly, I would not be wrong to say that this feels cheap…
3. Royal Nature Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer (5ml, $24) in True Blood
This is one of the rarest color in my lippies inventory. The only other dark red I have is a MAC. I absolutely adore the packaging it came in! The description suggests using this product as a blusher or point eye makeup as well. Okay, cool.
The color is of ox-blood and it makes a good Halloween party color. I would use this to create a gradient or simply on its own when I feel adventurous. You could try the powder-over-paper technique to get a matte effect with this lipgloss on, and then tap some bronze shimmer powder onto the centre of your lips to create a luscious evening lip. 😉
4. Shara Shara Petit Friend Tint Balm OR01 Crown Orange (20g, $8)
The tin it came in is absolutely adorable! I was hesitant to smudge the perfect product, but gotta test it to review it. Sobs. The crown in the centre is actually a lip tint and the rest is the lip balm. Mango seed butter and avocado oil seems to be the main ingredients. This smells absolutely sweet and it reminds me of the cherry popsicles I used to have as a kid. I love how this tint balm looks! It’s very natural and moisturizing. I’ll pop this into my bag~
5. Cheek Room Lip Tint (8ml, $10) in 02 Orange
It has came down to this orange lipgloss finally. Uh. I was ready to be wowed perhaps, but it didn’t. The color is a very pale orange which looks absolutely dreadful on my pale skin. I have used many orange colored lip products in the past, including several Korean brands (ie. Peripera’s lip tint in Mandarin juice) but never have I seen such an effect.
The tint smells of artificial almonds (I’m sure Amaretto drinkers know what I am referring to) and tastes horrid (I don’t recommend tasting this lol).And the tint applies like water! If you think I’m lying, please do a swap with me and try it yourself. 😛 A friend of mine on IG (@Lochan1984) called this the “ghost that hasn’t been well” and I agree it describes the product perfectly.
6. Very Six 6 Seconds Kissing Lip Gloss (10ml, $17)
I’m really pleased there is a saving grace amidst all these Cheek Room. The lip gloss that changes from clear to light pink is totally my thing! I like how the tube design is totally minimal and cool. It claims to make your lips look kissable in 6 seconds and it does! Unfortunately I did not have a test subject for that, but I liked how it moisturizes my lips. The gloss smells really familiar but I couldn’t make up what it was…probably a hotel soap. 😛 I love this and I think whoever kisses a girl with this would love it too. Lol~
Swatches on my forearm;
Behold the two cutesies~ I have gotten the Shara Shara Kissing sugar from the recent My Cute Wishlist Memebox (review coming up soon) and I think they should both make it into my pouch to induce some envy.
Ordered according to favorite to least favorite;
Royal Nature Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer (5ml, $24) in True Blood
Self-explanatory! It’s Halloween month and this product truly makes up for the whole box! It’s sexy and can be used to create a fine gradient lip. Not surprisingly too, it is the most expensive item in the whole box.
Very Six 6 Seconds Kissing Lip Gloss (10ml, $17)
This gloss not only smells good, but I also love the gimmicky color-change effect though it isn’t as dramatic as some color-change lipbalm I have tried (eg Maybelline). It makes my lips look naturally plump without any obvious color. I’m wearing this out today on top of my Revlon lip butter!
Shara Shara Petit Friend Tint Balm OR01 Crown Orange (20g, $8)
Okay, I got to admit this one is quite cute. Although I personally hate dipping my finger into products, I find the texture of this super yummy. I can use a lip brush too, if I want to keep everything totally hygienic.
RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss (3.5g, $18) in 05 Beso Red
To be honest, I think the RiRe fared better than both the Cheek Room products because it is at least pigmented. It might be a difficult color to wear full-lip but I will try gradient it with peach or pink.
Cheek Room Color Lips (4g, $10) in 03 Red
This is alright. It barely made it, but probably thats because there are tons of other lipsticks I have tried that are leagues ahead of Cheek Room;– MAC, Nars or even the drugstore brand Revlon which retails for the same price. Oh dear.
Cheek Room Lip Tint (8ml, $10) in 02 Orange
I can’t decide which Cheek Room product is worse..a pale orange lip gloss that is tacky and comes off after 10 mins of usage, or a sheer red lipstick that isn’t flattering in any way.
This box totaled up to a whopping $87, though I would honestly have paid only $30 for everything. Perhaps this is not the best box I have received to date, but it sure was fun to be able to test out and review everything over a couple of days as compared to jars of creams I fear to open and contaminate. However, if given a choice, I will still choose a skin-care-based box over makeup ones…
I did check out the most recent Korean Lips Memebox and was green with envy at what they receive. Clio, Holika Holika, Peripera and Etude house all in one box?? I realized our makeup boxes are far inferior to theirs somehow. Le sigh.
Do check out the other available memeboxes here and use my promo codes. These are good till the end of October I suppose, and gives a discount of $5 off all orders (good for one use each).