Beauteque BB Bag, $24 plus $3.95 shipping per month US; ships to many countries, check site for shipping rates
Here's Emmett modeling the March BB Bag. Each month, Beauteque sends subscribers a different makeup bag. Emmett fit in the February bag (which was the same size as this bag) much better than he fit in the March bag. I don't think he'll be fitting in the April bag!
Beauteque BB Bag is a monthly subscription that contains six to eight Asian beauty products and a makeup bag. Most of the products are Korean, but they occasionally have products from Japan. It's a great way to become familiar with K-beauty and discover products you would never encounter on your own in the US. They are usually heavy on the skincare (which is what Korea is known for), but they always have at least one makeup product plus a beauty tool.
Beauteque sent me this bag free of charge for review.
The following items came in my March BB Bag:
- Urban Dollkiss Velvety Skin Triple Mini BB Cream (mini size, worth $12)
- Beauteque Egg Brush Cleaner (worth $8)
- COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (24-pack, worth $4.80)
- Ladykin Glow Lipstick in Fall Rose (full size, worth $8.50)
- The Face Shop Daegwallyong Fresh Milk Cream (full size, worth $15)
- Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream (full size, worth $12.99)
The March BB Bag was worth $61.29. I was unable to find some of the products available for sale on a reputable website, so those do not have links. I used the value Beauteque listed on the product information card for those items. Each month, the BB Bags have a theme. The March theme was Moisturizing Mix and More.
Subscribers got either the Urban Dollkiss Velvety Skin Triple Mini BB Cream or the A to Z All-in-One Cream. I got the Urban Dollkiss BB Cream. The BB Cream moisturizes, provides light coverage, and even minimizes oil production. This is tinted, but it says it adapts to your skin color within ten minutes. I was skeptical of that claim, but I gave it a try. It was a little darker and had more of a golden tint to it than my complexion does, but once it was applied, it was sheer enough to match my skin. It didn't seem all that moisturizing to me, but I use moisturizers already, so I was okay with that. The cream provided a good amount of coverage. If you have pimples, you'll need some foundation or concealer on top of this, but if you just need your complexion evened out, this should do the trick.
While I should clean my makeup brushes regularly, I almost never do. I know, I'm horrible. Don't be like me! I had to try this makeup brush cleaner out, though, so I was forced to wash a couple of makeup brushes. To use this, you need to get some soapy water and dip your makeup brushes in it. This egg brush cleaner has a hole in the bottom for you to put your finger in. You keep this cleaner on your finger and rub your soapy brushes up and down the ridges. The little bumps at the top are for cleaning smaller brushes. This got more makeup out of the brushes than you probably would on your own, so this is a good tool to have around. As to whether I will actually use it regularly, well, no promises there.
The COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch is similar to the Peter Thomas Roth product I reviewed a couple of months ago. This package contains twenty-four plastic circles that you can apply to your blemishes to reduce their size or even kill them off. It sucks out the gross stuff from your skin. You can tell it's working when you see the gross white buildup that is stuck to the patch when you remove it. There are three sizes of circles in the package. There were lots of the smallest circles, but they look too small to be effective on most pimples. I wish COSRX had just stuck with the two bigger sizes. I put these on before bed and remove them in the morning, but they say you can wear it during the day and put makeup on over it. While I admit that I haven't tried putting makeup over the patch, I think it would look really obvious. I would encourage you to just use them at night and skip trying to apply makeup to these dots. The plastic this was made of was not as of high quality as the plastic of the Peter Thomas Roth dots, but it was of better quality than a cheap kind I've tried before (can't remember the name of the brand). I found that the Peter Thomas Roth dots were more effective, but those are also more than double the price per dot than the COSRX dots are. It's a tradeoff -- you can pay a lot of money for faster results, or you can spend less and expect the pimple to take an extra day to die. Note that these are most effective on smaller pimples that are close to the surface, not horrible, deep cystic acne. It'll shrink the cysts a bit, but don't expect miracles.
The Face Shop's Fresh Milk Cream contains daegwallyeong milk extract to brighten and moisturize your skin. I had no idea what daegwallyeong was, but it appears it refers to sheep, so this must be sheep milk extract. This has a very light scent to it that is reminiscent of the scent of the teeny bars of Care Bear soap I used as a kid, so I love it. It was moisturizing and brightening, so check this out if that is what your skin needs. I was impressed by how big this is! It's over 10 oz., which is huge for a facial moisturizer!
I love Korean skincare, but the makeup has never impressed me all that much. The Ladykin Glow Lipstick in Fall Rose was not for me. It felt very heavy on my lips, if that makes sense. Usually I put lipstick on and don't really feel it after it's been applied, but I was very aware of the presence of this lipstick on my lips. I'm going to stick to my OCC lip tar. Colors varied, but the color I got is swatched below. The color was pretty, but I prefer bolder colors for my lips.
You all probably know by now that I love snail creams! This is my first snail eye cream. It fights signs of aging and helps with dark circles under your eyes. You could use this on other parts of your face besides your eyes if you needed to. It looked the same as regular snail creams meant for all parts of the face. I would have to use this for an extended period of time to see anti-aging effects, but it did help some on the days I had dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep.
This was a great month for the Beauteque BB Bag. The lipstick wasn't my favorite, but I really enjoyed everything else. The face cream, snail eye cream, pimple patches, and BB cream will all help you get your skin back in shape for spring. The brush cleaner will help you out with that, too, because bacteria on dirty brushes is not good for your skin at all. I love how the beauty box companies this month seem to be focusing on skincare because cold, dry winters can really do a number on your skin! My birthday is coming up next month, so I need to get my skin looking flawless again.