Beauteque offers two subscriptions featuring Asian beauty products delivered to your door monthly. Products include makeup, skin care, body care, and more. For $24 per month, your BB Bag comes with 6-8 full-size products. If you like masks, the Mask Maven subscription brings you 9-11 various masks monthly starting at $14.
DEAL: You can save 10% on the BB bag or Mask Maven with coupon code CRATEJOY10.
May Flowers is the May Beauteque BB Bag theme. Products in this month’s bag are intended to bring out the best in your skin. Think new season, fresh face forward.
The information card provides a list of box products and basic how-to-use directions. Pricing for products varied across sites. The prices listed below are those of Beauteque, unless otherwise noted.
My May Beauteque BB bag. I love that the design on the bag coordinates with this month’s theme.
It’s Skin | My Bottle Vita-K Soothing Gel – Kale ($20.99): Use this gel from head to toe to hydrate dry skin. The formula uses kale leaf extract, broccoli, and Vitamin K to nourish parched, flaky skin. Since this leaves a thin film, it can be used as a face pack. The gel gives this a cool feel when applied (TIP: store in fridge for extra cooling benefits). I have oily skin, and this didn’t leave me with an oil slick on my face. Some subscribers may have received the Vita-P Grape Gel instead.
Etude House | Cookie Blusher – #2 Strawberry Choux ($10.00): This is a light baby pink color; a good shade for natural looking blush if you have a pale skin tone. I like the pouf applicator that comes with this. It helps give you that baby-doll look when used to apply the blush. This was far too light for my complexion, and just made me look ashy/dull. Some subscribers may have received #6 Grapefruit Jelly shade.
Here’s a better look at the color and the pouf. I did notice that this formula has a lot of fallout when loading the applicator.
And now a swatch of the color on my hand. It almost looks like I used chalk.
Lindsay | Lavender Modeling Mask ($6.00): Modeling masks are masks that go on like a clay mask, but dry into a rubbery consistency. While the clay draws out impurities, the lavender soothes the senses. I was excited to see this in my box and couldn’t wait to use it. Unfortunately, this formula solidified too fast and I wasn’t able to use it.
Inside the container is the mask base and a scoop/spatula to use when mixing or applying the mask.
Once water is added to the powder, you can see the little pieces of lavender. This is the consistency you’re looking for when adding in water – something close to yogurt. By the time I got this picture taken, the mix had started to gel and couldn’t be spread on my face.
Sofnon | Willowherb Wash-Remove Mousse Jelly Kiss ($16.99): This is foaming cleanser designed to remove makeup, dirt, and oil without stripping skin. The Jelly Kiss line is aimed to clear up acne as well. I like the feel of this wash, and it has a fresh clean scent. Subscribers may have received Tsaio Camellia Wash-Remove Oil Mousse as an alternate.
Peripera | Speedy Eyebrow Auto Pencil – #2 Gray Brown ($8.00): This eyebrow pencil features a wide, oval tip to fill in brows quickly with fewer strokes. Use the spoolie on the opposite end to blend color. I like the gray brown shade because it looks natural on nearly any brunette.
Shimeiyi | Oval Face Brush ($6.99): I received a set of oval brushes this past Christmas and will say that they do take some getting use to. I like the wider surface of the brush and the densely packed head makes blending a breeze. However, the shape and weight distribution are very different from traditional brushes and require you to change the way you hold them. This one is equivalent in size to the one listed for concealer in my set. Use it to apply concealer, contour, buff foundation, or apply blush.
This should give you a better idea of the size. The brush head is just over 1-inch long.
I really like the pattern on this month’s bag. The mix of coral and bluish-gray flowers on the baby blue background is perfect for spring and echos the May Flowers theme.
The bag measures 8″ L x 4″H and has a roomy lined interior.
I was all prepped to use the lavender modeling mask. When it didn’t work out, I still masked away. Can you see the disappointment on my face? LOL.
May’s Beauteque BB Bag contained $69 worth of product. Although the modeling mask and blush were a bust for me, I still got four products I like and a cute bag. Overall, the Sofnon mousse is my favorite item this month. What was yours?
What did you think of this edition of the Beauteque BB Bag? Leave a comment below and let me know.
On a side note: Before trying any Asian cosmetic subscription, expect that most information on the package will be in the native language. That said, more and more brands are including directions/ingredients in English, and information can also be found in English on the majority of brands’ websites (you may have to choose a brand’s global or US site). Secondly, a large number of products focus on brightening or whitening the skin. As a person of color, I have not seen my skin color change. Instead, I’ve experienced that my skin tone gets evened out after prolonged use. However, your results may be different. And lastly, many products contain ingredients which are animal-derived, so these may not be an option if you are vegan. You can also check out cosDNA.com to see if the ingredients for the product are listed there.