This month I opened up August’s Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box and …. legitimately loved everything in it! The theme was a great one! Although they didn’t go into depth on it on the actual box. Each pieces implies the theme. Firstly, the Metal AF lip gloss in “Cherry Pie” ($11). Then the “Heavy” falsies ($9). The chrome eye shadow in the shade “Whatever” ($9). And even the loose shadow in the shade “Ultra Violence” ($8). Even though this box includes things like falsie that I don’t wear very often, the products are cool enough that I know I’m going to use them.
The stand out piece of this box, the piece that makes this box entirely, is the Metal AF Lip gloss in “Cherry Pie”. While this colour is a classic it comes in a unique foil texture. It’s super shiny and cool! It’s called a lip gloss but it’s actually a liquid lipstick with killer staying power.
In the swatches below, first pictured in shade and then in direct sunlight, are from left to right: “Cherry Pie” Metal AF Lip gloss, “Ultra Violence” eye dust, last months baked eye shadow in “Tubular” in order to compare to this month’s baked eye shadow in “Whatever”.
While I do like these baked eye shadows (and I still have to try them out wet), I need to note that they do swatch much lighter than they appear in the pan.
What do you think of this box? In light of my last review of the first couple of Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box I received where I posted a bit of a rant and review, I feel like this is a step up! Maybe it’s because companies are starting to put out their fall collections. Fall collections fit so much better with the darker aesthetic, my own included!