There are just so many places you can take a Halloween kit, so I wasted no time in ordering the Memebox Superbox #59 Halloween Special. What kind of amazing things could hide inside? Let’s have a look.
The description makes some big promises for coming in Memebox’ smallest box. It’s so small one of the products doesn’t actually fit inside the box, it was sticking out from under the lid when I pulled the box from the envelope.
The first thing I notice when opening this box is a strong smell of mold. The box and everything in it smells moldy, and the products appear covered in dust and small hairs. I don’t trust that this smell is intentional, so I’ll skip the swatches for this one.
Rêvecen Face Control Foundation
White face paint, a staple of many costume looks.
Rêvecen Cake Eye Liner
Black cake eye liner. Apply dry as eye shadow, or mix with water for liner.
Rêvecen Supra Lining Color
Purple face and body paint. Claims to be eye and lip safe.
Rêvecen Eye Lash
One set of false lashes with some slight spikiness in them. I have gotten far spookier false lashes in other, non-costume boxes.
Rêvecen Liquid Lipstick
Liquid lipstick in the colour of blood. Use as lipstick or paint blood stains in appropriate places.
Elizavecca Lip Tattoo
A temporary tattoo for applying to your lips.
I’ve seen some amazing designs done as lip tattoos, but this is just a solid colour. I’ve been told repeatedly that lip tattoos are difficult to apply, even more difficult to apply well, and very uncomfortable to wear for more than few minutes. I can’t imagine why you’d choose this over just plain lipstick, especially when there’s a lipstick in nearly the same colour in this box.
The packaging on this is too big to fit in the box. One of the “wings” was poking out.
Lalanc Real Tattoo
Temporary tattoos that claim to look like the real deal.
If it wasn’t already obvious: This box is a massive fail.
The contents are just scary makeup basics, with no guidelines for how to make a look with them. The product card promises this box is “loaded with fun and crafty makeup ideas”, so it definitely sounds like some simple face charts or similar were meant to be included, but there’s just nothing here.
Memebox could have done so much with this box, and just … didn’t. I’m very disappointed, and that’s before taking the moldy smell into account.
This box cost $23 plus $6.99 in shipping. Because of the smell I’m unlikely to use, trade, or even gift any of the products. In other words, this was a complete waste.
|Product||Stated retail value|
|Rêvecen Face Control Foundation||$22|
|Rêvecen Cake Eye Liner||$8|
|Rêvecen Supra Lining Color||$30|
|Rêvecen Eye Lash||$6|
|Rêvecen Liquid Lipstick||$16|
|Elizavecca Lip Tattoo||$14|
|Lalanc Real Tattoo||$5|
|Total box value||$101|