Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Subscription Review – September 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.)
Vegan Cuts sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
The Cost: $22.95 on a month-to-month basis
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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
Luxie Blending Brush #227 – Value $16
I have so many makeup brushes but I don’t like to wash them. So I never mind getting more in subscription boxes. This one will be good for blending eyeshadow in the crease area. (Sorry, just realized white bristles don’t show up well against a white background.) The fibers are synthetic, which would of course be true for any vegan brush.
Gleam Lip Radiance by Melanie Mills in “Unstoppable” (full size) – Value $24
This was a spoiler item for the month; we’ve gotten it in a past box and I’m very happy to have received a different color. (And this red totally would have been my preference of the three colors that were previewed. I have like 40 or 50 red lippies. I can’t get enough.) This is a moisturizing product that feels like a gloss to me in terms of comfort level but is more opaque.
Here is a swatch of the Gleam Lip Radiance product. (Sorry no modeling photos. I was very sick with a cold the day I took these photos and just not feeling up to selfies, you know?)
William Roam “Sense” Shampoo (2.5 fl oz) – Value $7.23
William Roam “Sense” Conditioner (2.5 fl oz) – Value $7.23
I think every time I see a review of a beauty box that included a shampoo or conditioner but not both (or a conditioner foil and a large shampoo), MSA readers mention it in the comments. The Vegan Cuts folks must have been listening because we have multi-use containers of both the shampoo and conditioner! (For what it’s worth, these appear to be hotel toiletries, but at least they are not Gilchrist and Soames!)
The shampoo is sulfate free but I was able to get a decent lather. I did have to use more conditioner than shampoo, but that is usual for me. (I buy regular size bottles of shampoo and liters of conditioner…) My hair soaked up the first bit I put in, so I added more and it was just about perfect. I feel like these did a good job of getting my hair clean, plus it is soft and smooth today.
SK Pure Essentials Jasmine Citrus Body Scrub (2 oz) – Value $4.50
I love scrubs. Can’t get enough of them. This one is going to be good for two uses (I used about half of it last night), which is enough to tell that I like it. It is a low oil scrub so you are actually getting a higher density of exfoliating particles (this is my preference). This does not seem to have any artificial dyes or fragrances, which is great. (As far as fragrance goes, honestly, this doesn’t seem to have much of one.)
This is a very thick moisturizer. It was a bit difficult to prime the pump. But, I do like the product. It absorbed into my skin without much effort and I thought the fragrance was pleasant. This has lots of moisturizing ingredients including aloe, avocado oil jojoba oil, and shea butter. I would be interested in seeing more items from this brand in future boxes! (There was no size printed on the sample so I took the value from the information card.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $66.46 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That’s almost three times the cost of the box, which is really good for a subscription with organic/natural/cruelty free beauty products, since those tend to cost more. This month is an overall good box for me, with a nice mixture of tools, makeup, bath/body, skincare, and hair care. Plus, I was introduced to some new brands and I will use every item.
What do you think of the September 2016 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?