Sweet Sparkle Makeup Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017
Sweet Sparkle is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each box includes five full-sized, curated products to create an entire makeup look.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!
The Subscription Box: Sweet Sparkle
The Cost: $24.50 monthly + free shipping worldwide. Discounts are available for longer commitments.
COUPON: Use code MSA17 to save 10% off any subscription!
The Products: “Begin your summer romance with this month’s Sunset Dream box. The dreamy, sky-inspired shades pair perfectly with glowing skin and a simple nude lip.”
Ships to: Worldwide with free shipping. You can check out the list of countries they ship to here.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and items included. This month’s theme is Sunset Dream.
Now, onto the items!
Kokie Strobe Lights in Radiant – Value $7
This creamy highlighter comes in a twist-up tube that makes it really easy to apply to your cheekbones. The silvery-pink, shimmery shade is easy to blend in with your fingertips and it gives a nice smooth glow. I like the color for highlighting the inner corner of my eyes and under my brow. When I first opened it, the product was stuck to the inside of the lid and pulled completely out of the tube. I tapped it back down and everything is back to normal. Hopefully, that was just a fluke with mine.
Laritzy Undressed Liquid Lip Stain in Bare – Value $20
I really like this liquid lip stain! It is the perfect rosy nude for my skin and has a good amount of pigment but never looks chalky and thick like some liquid colors. Once it dries down, it doesn’t rub off on anything and it lasts a while before I need to touch up. My lips never look dry even though this is a completely matte formula.
Laritzy Lip Pencil in Bare – Value $18
This pencil is the matching shade of the lip stain. I love that they provided a set. It is creamy and glides on easily without flaking or tugging. I find that if I use this to fill in my lips before applying the stain, I get a lot more wear and a more opaque look.
Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in Rome – Value $7
Well, this is an interesting color combination. I like the light shade for my whole lid, the dark shade for my crease, and the bronze shade to bring a little pop to the center of my lid. I don’t quite know how to use the yellow though. I mean, it is really yellow! I have lots of pink undertones so I don’t feel like it is a flattering color on my eyes. It is matte, so I might try it as a back-up color corrector for days when I have some redness. The colors blend well and have buildable intensity.
Hikari Shimmer Bronzer in Flush – Value $17 (listed as $15 on info card)
When I first swatched this on my hand I thought it looked too shimmery and orange. I was pleased that when applied it is more subtle and brings a bit of glow to my skin. The four colors work together as a bronzer but can also be used separately as eyeshadows or blush. I actually would classify this as more of a bronzer-blush since it is a little too heavy on the pinks to be just a bronzer. One downside is that the compact is bulky and feels a little flimsy.
All of the items swatched from top to bottom: Kokie Strobe Lights, Laritzy Lip Pencil, Laritzy Liquid Lip, Be a Bombshell Quad, and Hikari Bronzer.
Here is a look with all of the items from this month’s box (minus the yellow shadow). I’m liking it. I feel polished and I like that this look is wearable for me every day.
Verdict: Sweet Sparkle’s “Sunset Dream” box has a value of $69 plus free shipping. That is on par with previous months and over double the cost of the box. I would still like to see the overall value increase and new brands be introduced. I see a lot of repeat brands month to month.
All of the items are fitting for the theme of this box and, as always, full-sized and coordinated to fit into a whole look. My favorite items are the Laritzy lip pencil and stain because they compliment each other perfectly and are good quality.
What do you think of the this month’s Sweet Sparkle box? Which shades did you get?