Thursday, October 17, 2013

October BDJ Box "Express IT" Unboxing + First Impression

Hello Pinay Beauties! I hope everyone is doing great. I am sure that you have seen a lot of unboxing posts regarding this month's box but I am still excited to share with you the items that I got and my first impressions on them. Here is the box that I got from BDJ Box this month.

For this month's theme, BDJ Box collaborated with Maybelline to help us express ourselves through makeup. There are 6 different curated boxes that were sent out: Scene Stealer, Sugar & Spice, Femme Fatale, Queen of Extreme, Runway Rock and Wild Thing.

I got the "Queen of Extreme" box, which aims to express my "majestic side". The featured product on this box is the Rocket Mascara which I will show you later. I think this box suits me really well by the way.

Ofcourse it comes with the mandatory curation card, stickers and a guide on how to get the Queen of Extreme look:

Onto the products that I got, shall we?

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick 8-in-1 Skin Transformer in 01 Fresh
Full Size - ₱279

I actually tried this before, in the same shade too (I think it's only available in 2 shades) but I have to give it away because it was not working for me back then. I will definitely use this again and post a review soon.

Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Shine Free Foundation in 02 Nude Beige
Full Size - ₱249

I love Maybelline powders! They are inexpensive and they work really well (at least for me). I am so happy that I got this in full size, and in my shade too! I got a sample size last May from BDJ and it was a bit dark for me.

Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Peachy Sweetie
Full Size - ₱199

I have been meaning to try this one out but I always forget about it so I am happy to see this included in this month's box. I was surprised on how smooth this blush feels and the color goes on light which is a good thing for me because I tend to apply too much sometimes. I also love peach blushes (I think all of my blushes are in peach).

Maybelline Baby Lips Runway Brights in Pink Peony
Full Size - ₱89

I love tinted lip balms because they are an all-in-one lip product. They keep your lips moisturized while adding a pop of color. I just find the smell of this lip balm too strong for my liking, but I love the shade and it keeps my lips hydrated.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lasting Lip Color in Coral Crush
Full Size - ₱399

This is my second Color Sensational lipstick that I have and they are both from BDJ Box, I mean ₱399 for me is a bit expensive for a lipstick but I love the color of this one and I love the smell! The photo above is true to color so no swatches needed. It is just a gorgeous orange color that will suit both fair skinned and morenas.

Maybelline EyeStudio Master Eyeliner in Black
Full Size - ₱359

Yay for another eyeliner, but I am afraid that this one is a fail for me. This does not go on smoothly, I had tugging issues with this even if I warm the eyeliner first and the color payoff is so-so. I love the staying power though. I am currently using the Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner and is actually one of my favorites for this month. That eyeliner goes on super smoothly, very pigmented and lasts me the whole day too but I am not sure if it is available here in the Philippines.

Maybelline Volum' Express Rocket Mascara in Blackest Black
Full Size - ₱399

Maybelline is well known for their affordable yet high quality mascaras. My HG mascara is their One By One Mascara (which I featured here), which I love but is not available here in the Philippines and rumors are they already discontinued it and replaced it by this mascara right here.

This claims to lengthen and volumize your mascara in an instant because of it Supersonic bristles.

The wand actually reminds me of the Covergirl Lash Blast mascaras. I love that it has shorter bristles at the end which makes it perfect for applying on the lower lashes.

I think the packaging failed to mention that this is a waterproof mascara (I already know how their waterproof mascara looks like when applied), and surprisingly the consistency is a bit wet for a waterproof mascara (usually Maybelline's waterproof mascara has a dry consistency). This goes on smoothly and it does what it promises, the only problem is it tends to get clumpy when applied too much.

BDJ Box also included a gift card for a free Lip and Eye Makeup Remover and also a Rewards Card when you purchase from Maybelline:

And that is it for this month's box. Overall, I am super happy with this box. I love the concept/theme for this month and I love that the box is filled with makeup goodies. I think I am one of the lucky few who did not receive a repeating product or two similar items. But this box is super worth it, everything costs almost ₱2,000 and the subscription fee is for only ₱580. Huge savings, yes?

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Thank you so much for reading everyone. Let me know if you wanted me to do a "One Brand Makeup Tutorial" featuring Maybelline products. And also watch out for more reviews and halloween makeup ideas coming your way. Makeup is super fun! Have fun and goodluck.

-- Maica :)


  1. rhaindropzOctober 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    i have the eyeliner too =) which yette included in my loot as her commenter of the month last april.. also is that lippie a matte type =) im curious! hope you could do swatch or any look using this lippie! i love coral/peachy shade too =))

    1. maicafrancesOctober 17, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      Hello dear! The lippie has a creamy finish. :) Yes I think I will go ahead and post the "One Brand Makeup", I just have to finish some posts first so please watch out for it.

  2. DeannOctober 17, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Halos same pala ng content ng Femme Fatale, magkaiba lang tayo ng mascara. heheh

    1. maicafrancesOctober 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      Oo nga noh. :) Ano shade ng lippie na nakuha mo? Coral Crush din?

  3. Genzel KissesOctober 19, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Halos same tayo sis, magkakaiba lang shade, like sa stick, Radiance sakin :) You got the rocket! <3 super gusto ko bumili niyan! :D

  4. HollieOctober 21, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    I got the Femme Fatale box. It contains very similar items except for the mascara. The lippie shade I got is Are You Red-Dy ^_^
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