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Note: Cosmetics in Asia can mean both skincare and makeups
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I have been waiting for a brand themed Memebox since I started buying my first box. They had collaborated with Etude House and Tony Moly before, which are both great Korean beauty brands, so the next one was definitely something to look forward to, and they didn't disappoint! This time they have partnered with IOPE, which is another premium Korean brand, and they have released it as a naked box (products included are open to public) so I knew exactly what I was going to get.
|Left: My IOPE2 box arrived at the same time with Memebox Special #7 Milk (review to follow)|
IOPE box came in 2 versions, IOPE 1 and IOPE 2 (contains everything from IOPE 1 plus a CC Cushion). Both IOPE boxes are currently on a $10 cheaper offer (IOPE1 cost $65, IOPE2 cost $79), and you can also earn 10 Meme Points per box (each point worth $1, so that's $10 off your next purchase!) through my Referral Only Deal links. I bought IOPE 2, which came with 6 full size products:
IOPE Essential Skin Boosting Serum (40ml, worth approx. $84)
IOPE Essential Tone & Wrinkle Care Eye Cream (25ml, worth approx. $86)
IOPE Lip & Cheek in 01 Rose Pink (4g, worth approx. $42)
IOPE Essential Facial Oil (30ml, worth approx. $90)
IOPE Air Cushion XP SPF50+/PA+++ in No.21 (15g x 2, worth approx. $48)
IOPE Essential Moisture Relief Cream (50ml, worth approx. $87)
Total value of this box is $437, although some say that Memebox over valued their products. However, some of their products aren't available in the market (including Ebay), and the retail price of the products are still higher than what you have paid for for the box, so I think it's still worth buying through Memebox to get the good things abroad.
IOPE Essential Skin Boosting Serum is a really lovely serum. You can feel all the moisture bursting out from the little blob of serum onto your skin, and it absorbs quickly too! Love it! I'll use it as a day serum and the Facial Oil (see below) from the same box for night time.
I think this is the biggest tube of eye cream I've ever seen! The IOPE Essential Tone & Wrinkle Care Eye Cream feels light on my eyes and absorbs easily. It doesn't leave any greasiness or stickiness afterwards, and it's very easy to apply as well as it spreads easily. I'm not very good with dabbing cream into my skin, which is the thing to do, but with this eye cream you can draw circles around your eyes easily without pulling, so I love it even more!
I'm more than happy to use multi-tasking products as it means that I need to carry less in my bag. The IOPE Lip & Cheek in 01 Rose Pink is in a pretty pink colour, nice for those who love a slightly stronger pink on the lips. I'll use less for my cheeks as I prefer a lighter pink blush, but looking at the above picture it's still fairly natural.
As mentioned before, I'll be using the IOPE Essential Facial Oil as a night serum. It is fairly thick and a bit too greasy for me to apply it during the day. My skin felt well nourished though, so it's perfect for night time use. I'm using Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Serum at the moment, which is pretty similar, so I'll use this after that is finished. You only need no more than 3 drops for your face so to be honest, it's going to be a while before I'll be ready to move on to this bottle (and I've been using the Kiehl's one since January)! Maybe I should use a few more drops each time to pamper myself!
I bought IOPE 2 so that I can gift the IOPE Air Cushion XP SPF50+/PA+++ (comes with a refill pack) to my BFF. I only just bought the Hera UV Mist Cushion and I'm very happy with it. All cushions comes with a refill as well so it's going to last me some time. I did snap some quick pictures for the review sake, though I haven't tried it on my skin. The IOPE cushion comes in No.21 which is a lighter tone so it will suit fairer skin.
It appeared that the cushion cases are a universal size, and both Hera and IOPE's cushion refill pack can fit into each other's cushion case (check out my Hera UV Mist Cushion review through the light blue link above to see a picture of the refill pack removed from the case) Refill packs are cheaper to buy, so instead of buying many Cushions at it's full prize, buying the refill pack to try a different colour or brand will be more economical.
I really love this IOPE Essential Moisture Relief Cream. The cream smells so fresh and feels like I'm applying ample of moisture on my skin. Love the texture and the jar too! I'll use this cream for the night as the texture is a bit thick, but it will be perfect as a day cream too during the colder seasons.
This is currently the best Memebox I've received so far. I love all the products I've tried out, and they all smell and feel amazing on my skin! It's a perfect hydration box for this Summer and even during the dry season. I hope that my BFF will love the CC Cushion too! If I haven't got many Memeboxes lining up, I'd definitely consider buying IOPE 1 to stock up!
If you like what you see in this box, they are currently still available here.
Least favourite product: IOPE Lip & Cheek (I actually love them all!)
Products I like: 5/5
Products I'll consider buying again: 5/5
Products I'll pass on: 1 (planned before I bought the box)