Medusa’s Makeup January 2019

Another month, another Medusa’s Makeup subscription box!  This is the one for the current month, January 2019, and it arrived at least a week ago, maybe more.  I did say I’m getting back into blogging, but there’s some catch up to do here.  Anyway!  This month featured four items and a bonus clear zip bag, and as usual, everything is vegan and cruelty free.

  • Totally Baked Eyeshadow – 2 g / $9 – (Full size product)  The color is “Fer Sure” and it’s a coppery red color.  The eyeshadow is incredibly pigmented, but it can be applied lighter or a super-pigmented gorgeous metallic color.  This is the kind of color that works really well to kick up the green in my eyes, so I LOVE this one to bits.
  • Lip Balm – .1 oz / $8.95 – (Full size product)  The flavor is “Cha Cha Cha Cherry Bomb” (HELLOOOO EARWORM!) and it smells exactly like a very popular brand of cherry lip balm, but this one is vegan and cruelty free.  Perfect timing for my dry, chapped winter lips.
  • Metallic AF Lip Gloss – .2 oz / $11 – (Full size product)  The color is “Bad Medicine” which is a metallic light pink gloss.  It goes on like a gloss but then dries almost like a matte lipstick, so it sticks around for a while.  The color and metallic shine may be a bit outside of my makeup comfort zone, but I think using this as a layer over a darker lipstick might be fun to try.
  • Mystical Eyedust – 3 g / $11.95 – (Full size product)  The color is “Psykhe” which is a really interesting chameleon of a color that looks purple and brown but with a gold shimmer.  It’s a really neat color and I can’t wait to use it.
  • Makeup Bag – ?? – Bonus item this  month!  I’m not a huge fan of plastic, but I do like having bags like this for travel, and I’m pretty sure this one would be okay to use as your carry-on baggie of liquids on a plane.

The total value of this box comes to $40.90 plus the value of the bonus makeup bag which is pretty great for a cost of only $16.95 per month!  It looks like the price went up $1 this past month, but the longer term subscriptions of 6 and 12 months bring the price down to $15.50 and $14.95 a month respectively.  I love that all the products are cruelty free and vegan, and it’s just a fun box to get every month.

Medusa’s Makeup December 2018

I wanted to get back into the habit of posting subscription boxes and whatnot even though I’ve dropped a bunch of subscriptions this year.  We’ve been away or moving most of the year, so it didn’t make sense to keep receiving stuff I wasn’t home to use (or, not wearing yoga pants and t-shirts 24/7 for months on end).  Anyway!  I jumped back on Medusa’s Makeup after a hiatus when I saw this box teased on social media.  Unicorns, I’m in!

  • Unicorn Farts Lip Sparkle – 2 g / $10 – (Product is full size)  The sparkle looks like it would show up like crazy, but not a whole lot of it transfers to your lips, so it ends up being just a subtle pink shimmer.  AND, it smells like cotton candy.  What’s not to love?
  • Magical Makeup Setting Spray – 2 oz / $11.95 – (Product is full size)  It has a light, fresh smell, and while it dries a little slower than some other popular setting sprays, it didn’t feel tacky or sticky at all.
  • Disco Queen Lip Gloss – .2 oz / $11.95 – (Product is full size)  Oh boy, I’m usually not that into lip gloss, but this one is surprisingly not sticky and goes on more like a lip balm but with decent glitter payoff and has this pretty peachy shimmer.  It’s enough to be like HELLO GLITTER, but not so much that it’s WHOA, GLITTER.  Plus, it smells like cupcakes.
  • Glam Rock Eyeshadow – 2 g / $9 – (Product is full size)  The color is “Heroes” and is a shimmery, metallic forest green.  It’s really easy to blend, so it can go on as lightly as you want, or crazy full blast deep, dark green.
  • Rainbow Brush – 1 / ?? – (Bonus item)  I mean, how could you have a unicorn box and not include something ridiculously rainbow fantastic.  Love it!
  • Unicorn Hair Ties – 2 / ?? – (Bonus item)  I go through hair ties constantly, so extras are always welcome!

The value of the items comes to $42.90 and the value of the bonus items is reported to be $12 according to the product card.  The beauty box only costs $15.95 per month including shipping, so we’re well over double the cost even without including the bonus item value!  I was surprised that I love the lip gloss this much (and I mean, I really really do), and I’ll definitely use everything in here, so chalk this up as a winner for me.  What’s even better is that every item in the box is vegan and completely cruelty free.

Medusa’s Makeup March 2017

March’s edition of the Medusa’s Makeup monthly box is here.  The shipment arrived in a pink padded mailer with minimal packaging as usual which I really appreciate.  Less waste!  Two lip products, an eyeshadow and an eye makeup primer made for four products this month.

  • Stick It Eye Primer – 2 oz / $8 – (Product is full size)  Made with natural oils and waxes, this eye primer is a bit stickier than the more velvety finish type primers I generally use.  However, I’d imagine that makes it a fantastic base for shimmery colors that tend not to stay put very well.
  • Eye Dust – 1.5 g / $7 – (Product is full size)  The color this month is, “Wasabe,” a shimmery green that’s perfect for the month that contains St. Patrick’s Day.  I really love getting a new eye color from them every month and this one is the prettiest spring green.
  • Lipstick – 3.5 g / $12 – (Product is full size)  The color received is, “Lydia,” though my container was labelled as “YOLO.”  It’s definitely the purple Lydia, and really not a color I have any use for.  It goes on as a pastel purple and looks a little bit like I’ve transformed into Violet Beauregarde.  It might work as a base under a bolder red color to bring the red into a cool/berry zone, but alone?  I’m just not the kind of person who wears purple lipstick.  It also contains parabens.
  • Lip Paint – 1.5 g / $12 – (Product is full size)  The color here is, “Get Lucky,” which is a bright, bubblegum pink.  It applies on me as a bright, flourescent pink, and I can’t see myself wearing this in public except maybe for Halloween or cosplaying Jem.  The formula isn’t my favorite – even after it’s dried and set, it’s still a little sticky, but it stays put (and is nearly impossible to remove).  This also contains parabens.

The total value this month comes to $39 which is good for a box that only costs $15.95 per month.  Unfortunately, the only products I’m going to keep and use are the eye primer and eye dust, so the value doesn’t quite make up for the cost this month for me.  I know Medusa’s Makeup is a little bit beyond my threshold in terms of bold, unusual colors, but this shipment was particularly bold, I think.  I decided to unsubscribe for the meantime since I’m honestly on makeup overload, and getting two lip colors that are pretty outlandish in this shipment put me over the edge.  I still love the company and their eye dusts are some of my favorites, so I may come back at a later date – I just need a break for now!

Medusa’s Makeup February 2017

February’s Medusa’s Makeup shipment is here!  This month arrived in a shiny red metallic bag and contained three items instead of the usual four, but that’s totally fine because a big kabuki brush?  YES PLEASE.

  • Eye Dust – 1.5 g / $7 – (Product is full size)  The color is, “New Wave,” and is a shimmery mermaid blue.  This is a real stunner of a color and I can’t wait to use it!
  • Kabuki Brush – 1 brush / $14 – (Product is full size)  The pink color isn’t really my thing, but it is a super soft synthetic brush that I’ll definitely use!  You can never have too many brushes.  Really.
  • Moonlight Highlighter – 10 g / $12 – (Product is full size)  The highlighter has a gold shimmer and it’s definitely warm toned.  I may have to suspend my, “I don’t like sparkly highlighters,” rule because this one is truly fantastic.  The shimmer is subtle enough that it just looks like a golden glow which works really well with my skin tone.

The total value comes to $33 which is pretty average for the subscription which costs $15.95 per month.  Again, I love the minimal packaging, no extra box or filler waste, just a bubble pack.  Every time I think I might be on Medusa’s Makeup overload, they put together a really great shipment and I think I’m going to have to hang on for a little while longer!