Sunday, January 4, 2015

Memebox Superbox 80 - Pumpkin Pie Cosmetics Review

I purchased Memebox Superbox #80 back in October, and it's also the last one I've purchased since then.  I love the smell of pumpkin pie, and pumpkin itself is also a great ingredient in skincare products.  Since the name of the box was "Pumpkin Pie Cosmetics," I was curious to see if they'd include more skincare or color products.

This box cost $23 plus shipping, and I'm pretty sure I used Memepoints to pay for most of it.  Since Memeboxes ship so late after you initially pay for them, I don't always remember what they actually cost me.  Either way, $23 is a good price for a Superbox, which contains only full-sized items.

There were five items total, but I forgot that I hadn't taken pictures of the box yet and I swapped one of the items away.  Oops!  I didn't really love this box overall.  There was really only one product that had anything to do with pumpkin which was disappointing because I was looking forward to a lot of pumpkin-scented products.  The other products aren't bad, they just don't fit the theme to me.

  • Dearberry Coco's Secret Recipe Pumpkin ($16 for 100 mL) - I love the packaging on this, it's so cute!  It's a pumpkin wash-off pack made from real pumpkin extracts, but it doesn't smell like pumpkin or pumpkin pie to me.  It just smells like "clean," which I know isn't very descriptive, but that tells me that it was artificially scented after the fact because "real pumpkin extracts" don't smell like cotton.  I'm still probably going to give this a try, and I'm glad to have it simply because of the cute packaging (I know, I'm weird like that).
  • Tonymoly Gold Black Sugar Mask ($7 for 100 mL) - Tonymoly is a really popular brand so I generally trust the efficacy of their products.  This is an exfoliator made with black sugar, gold, and honey extracts.  What's interesting to me is that it's a mask, not a standard face scrub, so you put it on your skin for 10-15 minutes then rinse it off.
  • Enesti Shea Butter Hand Cream in Lemon & Verbena ($5 for 50 g) - I can always use more hand creams, and this one has a nice, silky formula.  It also smells really good.  It has a blend of lemon and verbena extracts that gently soothe the skin.  My only complaint is that it doesn't squeeze out of the tube very easily, you really have to bunch up the packaging to get any product out.
  • Enesti Day to Day Rice & Milk Foam Cleansing ($14 for 160 g) - I posted this for swap as well because I already have a ton of cleansers to use.  This is made with milk protein and rice extracts to cleanse away makeup and skin impurities.
The box also came with an Insobeau Multi Complex V-Line Repair Sleeping Mask ($42 for 80 mL), the highest valued item in the box.  I've never used a sleeping mask before and I don't like the idea of them, so I swapped it.  My skin is oily and sensitive, so I don't think that applying a mask that's geared towards dry skin overnight would be of much help to me.

Bottom Line: This was not my favorite Memebox.  I felt that the name was a misnomer, considering it only contained one pumpkin item and no cosmetics.  The total retail value was $84, but the Insobeau item made up half of the value.  I probably won't be buying any more Memeboxes for a while because I have noticed that their curation has been slipping.

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links.


  1. I just had a thought: Maybe the different products represent different parts of a pumpkin PIE recipe. Pumpkin pack, black SUGAR wash-off, MILK cleanser etc... I doubt that's what anyone expected, but I sort of see a theme? If I bought this box I would have expected all the products to contain pumpkin though (or at least be orange).

    1. Oh, that makes sense! I'm still bummed there wasn't anything that actually smelled like a pumpkin pie, but at least I can see the theme now.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! I love any and all feedback and I read every comment.