Memebox Superbox #69 Banila Co.
MEMEBOX SUPERBOX #69 BANILA CO.
High quality, high performance, beauty essentials. Approved and endorsed by Korea's top idol group member, Girls Generation's Jessica, Banila Co. is certainly one of Korea's top-selling, most-loved cosmetics brands! Everything from skincare to makeup, Banila Co. is infamous for its high quality, high effectiveness, and pinchably cute packaging.
This is my LAST Memebox of the year, I am also banning myself from purchasing more next year. I feel like, I have been stocking up way too many Memebox this year that some of my all time favourite beauty items is left un-appreciated. For example: MAC! Obviously it's going to be a challenge once Memebox released some new boxes hahah, but I am going to try and stay away... Let's see if I can make it happen? ;)
Banila Co. Claypatra Facial Scrub 120ml
Full size product: 120ml ($15)
Product Description: Containing 100% natural mud extracted from the mineral-rich Deed Sea, the Claypatra Facial Scrub is the perfect peeling scrub for exfoliating away dry patches, dead skin cells, and skin impurities. It will leave skin smooth, translucent, and firm.
How to Use: Spread the facial scrub evenly over clean, dry face and massage onto skin in a circular motin. Rinse off with lukewarm water. It's recommended to be used 1 ~ 2 times a week.
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes I wondered what the beauty world is going to be like in 10 years time... If people can come up with ideas of peeling scrub for your face, they can formulate anything! The whole thought of a facial peeling scrub is just weird to me. Last night I tried the Banila Co. Claypatra Facial Scrub and it was just awkward! The texture is very liquid-y, a big amount of product comes out with just one tiny squeeze of the tube, I end up wasting a lot of product; oh and, it smells like shampoo! During the wash, my skin was just... peeling... I guess that's the purpose of the product, to peel and scrub off your dead skin etc, but it's just gross >.< eek is it just me?
Banila Co. Prime Primer Classic 30ml
Full size product: 30ml ($22)
Product Description: A lightweight, smoothly applying pore-refiner that enhances the skin's uneven texture and primes the skin for makeup application. The Prime Primer Classic leaves skin silky soft and creates a protective layer over skin, allowing BB cream or foundation to glides on easily and last longer.
How to Use: Apply at the end of skincare routine and as a starter to makeup application to prepare the skin texture for better makeup adherence.
Initial Thoughts: I have heard amazing things about this primer and I have always wanted to try it, so I am super excited and can't wait ~ At the moment I am trying to finish up all the primers I have already opened, to avoid wasting products.
Banila Co. Clean It Zero 100ml + Free Sample Size 7ml
Full size product: 100ml ($22)
Product Description: This makeup remover goes on as a sherbet-like balm and transforms into a silky oil that effortlessly dissolves makeup and sunscreen. Its non-greasy, gentle formula made from papaya, acerola, and herbal extracts cleanse without dehydrating the skin.
How to Use: Take out the formula with the spatula and gently massage into skin. Rise off with water or wipe away with tissue.
Initial Thoughts: Things just gets weirder with a cleansing balm that you can take your makeup off with without rising off! I have used up the sample size and I actually really like it, it does the job well, removes makeup and all the dirt on my face, it even removes waterproof makeup. The texture is like a hard balmy type, then once it warms up, it's like melting butter on my face. It goes very greasy and oily once it's warmed up, I have tried to remove the cleansing balm with a makeup pad or tissue, but it feels thick and greasy. So I had always rinse it off after then wash my face again with facial wash. The Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm is quite gentle on the eye, it doesn't stint but it did blur my eye version for a few minutes when I accidentally covered my eyes with it.
Banila Co. Eye Love Gel Liner Natural Black 4g
Full size product: 4g ($11)
Product Description: Create dramatic to everyday eye makeup with this smoothly applying, waterproof, non-smudging, and long-lasting classic gel liner from Banila Co.
How to Use: Take a small amount of the formula on the tip of the brush and draw in the lines along your lashes.
Initial Thoughts: I have been using the 3 Concept Eyes gel liner prior to trying out the Banila Co. Eye Love Gel Liner, and I thought, I may never find another gel liner that will replace 3CE! Since I have tried the Banila Co. one, I just completely fell in love! The texture is very soft and smooth, it applies without smudging and my favourite part is being able to do my eyeliner wings perfectly with the gel liner, I often struggle to apply just a thin line and getting both my eye liners perfectly, this gel liner is very impressive!
Banila Co. Vanila Tint Balm Pink IllusionBanila Co. Vanila Tint Balm Pink Illusion 5g
Full size product: 5g ($9)
Product Description: A moisturizing tint balm enriched with vegetable essential oil and Vitamin E complex and works to soften and replenish dry, chapped lips with a lovely pink stein.
How to Use: Apply directly to lips as often as necessary. It's recommended to apply a lip gloss subsequently for adding more volume and gloss.
Initial Thoughts: I don't understand why this is named "Tint Balm Pink Illusion"? It's pretty much just a clear lip balm and it's not the balmy squishy or gel type either, it's like those hard balm type that leaves your finger prints to you swipe your fingers across.
Banila Co. Glam Muse Luster LipstickBanila Co. Glam Muse Luster Lipstick 3.5g
Full size product: 3.5g ($14) / Randomly selected from LRD331, LPK569
Product Description: This blend of argan oil and coconut seed butter delivers instant glow and volume to lips while the glam colors melt onto lips for a glossy, radiant pigmentation.
How to Use: Apply directly to lips, first filling in the inner lip contour and then lining the outer contour.
Initial Thoughts: I was expecting this lipstick to be like super pigmented with a bright hot pink shade, it turns out it's just a sheer pink which you can build up the color. This is choosen between the pink and the red and I was lucky enough to get the pink one, ^^ cause, let's me be honest, I am sick of all the red Memebox has thrown in my boxes lol! The Banila Co. Glam Muse Luster Lipstick is very moisturizing, it does bleeds after awhile and transfer to cups and food while eat and drink; the color is gorgeous thou!
Banila Co. Glam Muse Luster Lipstick Lip Swatch
Banila Co. Glam Muse Luster Lipstick Selfie
OVERALL THOUGHTSMemebox's Banila Co. theme box is one of those that I have been adding to my cart and then deleting off my cart kind of boxes, I have never tried Banila Co. products prior to receiving this box and I have always wanted to since it's one of those brands that are not much raved about, but at the same time it's loved by many. Every single time I have added to my cart, then deleting it and came back to find it all sold out, I was super disappointed man! So when Memebox announced the return of the Banila Co. box, I thought, it's now or never!
I went ahead and grab the Superbox #69 Banila Co. box and I am just super glad I did grab this before it's all gone again! Banila Co. products are truly amazing, very good quality and looking at the prices on the introduction card, they are actually very affordable! Banila Co. does have that few weird products like peeling facial scrub and/or a greasy oily facial cleansing balm that suggest no rinsing after use, just wipe and it goes away... haha! I guess I am just not used to these stuff yet...
Overall Banila Co. products are amazing and this is like a really good try out box for all Banila Co. newbies. Memebox Superbox #69 Banila Co. cost $32.00 and I am sorry, by the time I have put up this unboxing, the Banila Co. box is all sold out again!
Anyway, have you tried any Banila Co. products?