So April’s product review is a special palette from Memebox. Once known for their Korean beauty boxes, Memebox has now made a big push into creating their own makeup line. For lots (and lots!) of coupon codes (including $4.00 off this palette), jump down below. Now on to the main event!
Memebox graciously sent me their “Sweet 16”, Nylon #ItGirlPalette, designed by Nylon and created by Memebox. This palette retails for $29.00 and Memebox describes it on the site as follows:
“#ItGirlPalette is NYLON’s special gift to its readers in celebration of their 16th anniversary. All colors were carefully picked by NYLON’s senior beauty editors with a strong emphasis on versatility and uniqueness. Each color packs a punch so you can amp up the night with just one shade, or blend your favorites to create a custom look! This palette is a must-have for all gals that are edgy, trend-setting, and f***ing awesome. Cruelty Free.”
I kind of appreciate the nod to profanity. Sometimes you don’t want to be a princess, sometimes you just want to be a bitch in heels.
For folks that don’t know, Nylon is a beauty, fashion and pop culture magazine. The “Sweet 16” moniker is in tribute to Nylon’s 16th anniversary and the shades relate to the magazine and are inspired by their most iconic cover stars.
Memebox automatically gets points added for the plastic packaging. So many palettes come in cardboard and even if you’re careful they end up looking dingy in no time. The dual sided brush is also nice quality and can give a decent application, although I prefer to use my makeup brushes.
The Moment: A Champagne Pink that can be used as a killer face illuminator or brow highlight
Lilo: A Matte White
Mary Kate: A Sparkly Olive
Mischa: A Grungy Rust
Lana: An Antique Gold
Paris: An Expensive Hazel
Nicole: A multi-dimensional blue-hued brown
Sweet 16: (blush) Memebox & Nylon’s signature matte hot pink
At first glance I was worried these colors would look terrible on, but they don’t. Typically makeup leans a bit too warm or yellow for my cool, pale, pink undertoned complexion but these didn’t. Shades like the gold, definitely leaned a touch warm, but nothing that I couldn’t pull off. These colors are pretty neutral so whether you’re warm or cool, yellow or pink, you should be able to rock them.
“The Moment” is super sparkly so I’d reserve it for evenings. The “Sweet 16” blush has amazing color payoff, but I’m not sure that I can pull it off with my complexion. I’ll have to play around with it.
These eyeshadows went on smoothly and had decent staying power (even on my super oily lids). The best thing about this palette is how unique the colors. They are both intriguing and edgy and can work in a variety of looks. You could use Nicole for an evening metallic smoky eye with Mischa has an unexpected pop of color or Lana with a gorgeous cat eye liner for some old Hollywood flair, or try Paris for a romantic daytime look. I have quite a bit of makeup and these colors aren’t like anything else in my makeup kit. I’m going to have a ton of fun experimenting with them.
This palette retails for $29.00 which I think is a fair price. A lot of similarly priced palettes come in cardboard and with colors that aren’t half as interesting. If you want something unique for your makeup kit, definitely give this palette a shot.
For some expert tips on how to use this palette, check out SoothingSista.
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)