My second unboxing from the Memebox Colorbox series is the Jewel Tones box and sadly this was the most disappointing of the three boxes.
The Jewel Tones box was the box I had been most excited about. Being Winter I thought this would be the most current, seasonal box; full of rich plums, deep reds and emerald greens. Indeed this is what we were promised in the description. Unfortunately we got a powder blue, a hot pink (more suited to the Electric Brights box), a coral and a silver – none of which I’d describe as jewel tones.
Color World Multi Lovely Finger Mousse Lip 704 So Hot Pink ($20) This lip mousse is a combination of lipstick, lip gloss, and lip tint. It glides onto lips with a rich pigment payoff and a smooth, non-sticky finish. I think that the colour of this is lovely, and even though I wouldn’t describe the colour as jewel-like, it is the most jewel toned product in the box.
Color World Kiss The Beads Lip Gloss 13 ml ($18) A classic lip gloss that gives an intense shine and moisture from a blend of ceramide, natural essential oil, coenzyme Q10, and squalane. This has a nice lightweight.
formula and is a nice colour, but seems out of place in the box. I would’ve liked to see a rich ruby coloured lipstick included instead.
Color World Star Powder 10g in Violet 05 ($14) This loose powder can be used as a highlighter, an eye shadow, or a facial & body glitter powder and it has a velvety smooth texture. It’s nice enough but again I don’t see how it fits the box theme and the packaging looks very cheap.
Color World Jewelish Stick Shadow 09 Crystal Silver 10g ($13)
This creamy eyehadow stick is long-wearing, transfer proof, and crease-resistant. The colour glides on smoothly onto lids and blends easily for a rich pigment payoff. I like the colour of this and the ease of use. It is a nice silver and will be great for the party season.
Memebox have definitely curated better boxes and it sort of feels like they lost their way a little when they were selecting products for the Colorbox series. The jewel tones they described for this box were rich, deep, and beautiful sounding, however we actually got cool, crystal type jewel colours. The retail value for this box is $65 so represents good value when you consider the box cost $15.
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Stay tuned for my final unboxing; the Pastel Hues box.