Beauteque BB Bag, $24 plus $3.95 shipping US; ships to many countries, check the Beauteque website for international shipping rates
Here are the little baby buns hanging out in the April Beauteque BB Bag! These three are 11-day-old Holland Lops. Their eyes opened the day before this picture was taken. They are growing too fast!
Beauteque BB Bag is a monthly subscription box that contains Asian beauty products. Most of the products are Korean, but they occasionally include something from Japan or Taiwan. Korea is known for having some of the best and most innovative skincare out there, so this is always a fun subscription. Each month, they send subscribers six to eight products inside a makeup bag. The bags tend to be heavier on skincare than makeup, but there is always a mix. All subscribers get the same makeup bag and there is a different style each month. The value of the products each month is at least $65. It's a great way to discover products you wouldn't normally encounter here in the US.
Beauteque sent me this BB Bag free of charge for review.
Here's what I got in my April BB Bag:
- Seatree Art Moisture Mist (full size, worth $10.99)
- Dr. Morita Q10 Firming Eye Mask (8-pack, worth $10.95)
- Toyoepin 2 in 1 Permanent Crazy Mini Natural False Lash (2-pack, worth $7.99)
- Baviphat Urban Dollkiss Peach All in One Peeling Gel (full size, worth $21)
- Somoon Dog Nose Pore 3-Step Pack (one pack, worth $5.99)
- The Saem Saemmul Easy Eyeliner in Black (full size, worth $9.99)
The April BB Bag was worth $66.91. I wasn't able to find all the products available for sale online. For those I couldn't find online, I used the value listed on the information card included in the bag. This month's bag was a hot pink vinyl. It was smaller than most BB Bags I've gotten, but I actually liked the smaller size.
The Seatree Art Moisture Mist is a spray that you can spritz on your face throughout the day if you need a moisture boost. The info card says that styles will vary, but it doesn't say whether the styles are just different can colors or if each style has a different scent. The scent is very light and goes away quickly. It doesn't mess up your makeup, so you can use it anytime. This worked well and felt refreshing. It's not something that I would use normally, so I will probably pass this along to a friend. If you use products like this, you'll love this spray.
Next up is the Dr. Morita Q10 Firming Eye Mask. Subscribers got either this product or the Dr. Morita Moisturizing Essence Eye Mask. This was a box of eight pairs of eye masks, so I'll be able to see how this works with sustained use. The Q10 in this helps brighten the skin under your eye, helps fight wrinkles, and firms up the skin. Emily and I found they worked well and made our under eye areas look a little brighter. I would recommend this if you are in the market for a good eye mask. At $9 a box for eight pairs, it's a great value.
I don't use false eyelashes all that often, but they are fun to use for special occasions. I tried them out and liked the look they gave me. Some false lashes are really obvious, but these are more on the natural, subtle side. It gave me a little extra volume and length. I should note that these do not come with eyelash glue. I have the glue already, so it wasn't a problem for me. Some lashes come with the glue, some don't, so it's something to check for when you're purchasing them. I won't be using these every day, but I'll break them out when I want I go somewhere special.
The Baviphat Urban Dollkiss Peach All-in-One Peeling Gel came in the June Beauteque BB Bag, so I was surprised to see it again this month. In June, they sent a teeny peach, but this month, they sent the full size. Many subscribers loved the peach peeling gel, so I imagine they thought it would be nice to send subscribers a bigger peach. I loved the gel the last time and was sad it came in such a small (but adorable) container, so I was happy to see this product again. Some subscribers got the Baviphat Urban Dollkiss Mango Magic Brightening Mask instead. I like peels and don't really need much in the way of brightening, so the peach was perfect for me. When you use this, you rub it on your face and it causes all the dead skin to ball up so you can easily rinse it off. It's gross and cool all at once. My face feels so smooth after I use this. This has a somewhat strong peach scent to it, but it is tolerable if you are like me and don't like peaches. Peels are definitely some of my favorite skincare products. If you've never tried one, I highly recommend it.
I haven't had a chance to use the Somoon Dog Nose Pore 3 Step Pack. I'm saving it for a time when I need some serious help with my pores. To use this, you apply Strip One to your nose for ten to twenty minutes. This strip will remove most of the blackheads and sebum. The second strip stays on for ten to fifteen minutes and gets any blackheads or sebum out that didn't come out with the first strip. The third strip goes on for fifteen to twenty minutes and moisturizes and calms your skin. I can't wait to use this because I love looking at pore strips. I know that's really gross, but it's true.
Last but not least, we had The Saem Saemmul Easy Eyeliner. I can't go a month without getting at least one black eyeliner in a beauty box. I was impressed by this liner. It went on smoothly and had serious staying power. You'll probably need an oil-based makeup remover to get this off. I've swatched the eyeliner below. While I usually go for colored liners, when I need a black liner, I'll be using this one.
April was a great month for Beauteque! I loved everything in this month's bag. While I will give the mist away to a friend just because it's not a product I use all that often, I still liked it and thought it was a high quality product. Out of the six products we got this month, the peeling gel, eye mask, and eyeliner were my favorites. I think I will absolutely love the nose pore strips once I use them, but I haven't had a chance yet. Has anyone tried the Somoon pore strips? If so, what did you think? Did you like this month's BB Bag? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.