Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Subscription Review – February 2016
The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. All of their products are vegan (and they tend to be natural, too). They also typically include a nice mix of full size and sample beauty items.
Vegan Cuts sends a single package to subscribers who get both the beauty and snack boxes. The beauty items are separated into a little bag. (If you do not get the snack box, I don’t think you get the little bag. My snack box review will be somewhat late this month. One of the liquid items came open and soaked half the stuff in the bottom of the box. So they are sending a replacement. But the beauty items were on top and were not damaged.)
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The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
The Cost: $22.95 on a month-to-month basis (the price just went up a few dollars, but current subscribers are locked in for another month or two – I didn’t get the email so I don’t know the details)
The Products: Each box contains a mix of 4-7 full and sample size cruelty-free beauty must-haves, ranging from cosmetics to skincare to haircare. All items are void of toxic ingredients and animal byproducts.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $9, and worldwide for $15.
Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
100% Pure Dual Ended Eye Crayon in “Cotton” and “Silk” (0.09 oz) – Value $25
This is one of the better (for me) 100% Pure makeup items I’ve received in a subscription box. These shadows have a bit of shimmer (see swatches below) and are good, neutral colors.
Harvey Prince Organics Rollerball in “Ageless” (8.8 mL) – Value $28
If you read the comments in the Birchbox reviews on MSA, you will know my feelings about Harvey Prince fragrances (I do not like them). If you are going to get a fragrance in a subscription box, a rollerball is much better than a little sample vial, though. This is (like all Harvey Prince fragrances) too floral for me. If you like HP, though, you may want to give it a try.
Here’s the eye crayon with the caps off.
And here are some swatches. I like the amount of shimmer and these are very wearable colors for me.
Tara Smith Haircare Base Coat Hair Serum (25 mL) – Value $13
This hair serum is supposed to control frizz and increase shine. I really wish I had received this a few days earlier – we just got through a rainy spell where my hair looked awful. I do think this is adding some shine (I like shine since I dye my hair black!).
The Wonder Seed Hemp Seed Oil Facial Cream in English Daisy (2.4 fl oz) – Value $16.95
This is a fresh, clean scent that’s not too floral for me despite the name. I received a Wonder Seed hand cream in a past Vegan Cuts box and thought it was great and so far I am liking this, as well. Plus, it’s such a big size you really get a chance to see if it works for you.
UPDATE: Vegan Cuts has provided us more information for the price increase. From Vegan Cuts:
“Due to rising costs for postage and natural products, we’ve increased our subscription prices for the first time since launching in 2012. This price increase will allow us maintain the quality of our monthly boxes for years to come. If you subscribed before our February 2016 box, you’ll still be billed the original price until June 2016 when all subscribers set up for monthly billing will transition to the $22.95 per month fee.If you’d like the cost of your box to be as low as $20 per month, you can sign up for a one year pre-pay purchase and receive 12 boxes for $240, which includes free U.S. shipping.”
Verdict: I calculated a value of almost $83 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is a really good value, even without the fragrance! I like the mix of skincare, makeup, haircare, etc. Only one brand was new to me, but all the products were new to me and I am especially liking the eye crayon.
What do you think of the February 2016 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?