It’s been awhile since I’ve done a product review, but it’s because I’ve been amassing a nice stockpile so prepare yourselves to see a bunch of them for Spring (blessed, wondrous, oh so longed for Spring). I’m kicking off my 2015 product reviews with a little something from Memebox. Typically I review Memebox’s Korean beauty boxes, but they’ve really made a push into creating their own makeup line and they sent me the SoothingSista Eyeshadow Quad to review for you all.
This paraben free/cruelty free palette retails on Memebox for $17.00. “Stephanie Villa AKA SOOTHINGSISTA has created 4 rosy brown shades to be worn day or night for irresistible eyes! Each shade has a smooth finish with double-coated pigment technology for long lasting color.”
Who is Stephanie Villa aka Soothingsista?
“SOOTHINGSISTA AKA Stephanie Villa is taking the YouTube world by storm with her makeup, skincare and fashion tutorials. Stephanie empowers you to be a goddess, harnessing inner and outer beauty to be the best version of yourself.”
Stephanie sounds way cool, since I totes believe my best self is an empowered goddess. Also, she has kick ass eyebrows. I’m going to need to spend some time studying her ways. You can check out her tutorial about using this palette on YouTube.
I appreciate the plastic packaging since cardboard palettes get destroyed in a short time.
Stephanie named the different shades in this palette after her favorite places in San Francisco.
Sutro: Light Dusty Rose Matte
Valencia: Medium pinky-brown matte
Candy Rain: Metallic Rose Shimmer with silver microglitter
Bay Area: Metallic Pink shimmer with iridescent glitter
The colors go on smoothly but Sutro isn’t as pigmented as I would like. The Bay area is quite glittery and I’d probably use it more for evening than daytime. It’s hard to see in these photos but these rosy nude shades lean just a touch on the warm side for my cool undertones and the result is that the colors end up looking a bit muddy. They were still wearable but they lost that pink/rose feel that made them so pretty in the palette. A huge positive for these shadows was their staying power. I have super oily lids and even with a hardcore eye primer most of my eye makeup is gone or all over my face by the end of the day. These shades were still on my lid and going strong long after I’d gotten home from work.
If these shades were a cooler pink then this would be a love. Unfortunately I just don’t think they are the best match for my complexion. If you have warmer or more neutral undertones to your skin I think you could rock these shades, (particularly if you want to go for a romantic look.) Overall, rose browns can offer a lot of versatility and I recommend that everyone keep a few shades in their makeup arsenal.
Have you tried any Memebox makeup? If so, what did you think?
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Memebox (pronounced Mi-mi-box) is the #1 beauty box provider in Korea and has recently come to the US. Their boxes include the “most trusted most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices.” Memebox carries 4 main types of beauty boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox along with full-size, Korean beauty products in their Memeshop. Unlike subscriptions, you purchase these boxes individually as they are released, so this is a great option for the commitment phobes who don’t want to be locked into a beauty subscription. There are tons of fun themes and pricing options.
Costs vary depending on the box.
Memebox Special Edition:
Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and delux samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet the various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.
Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!
Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!
You can also get memepoints based on your purchases. Each 1 Meme Point can be redeemed for $1.00. (The maximum memepoints you are allowed to spend on an order is 50)