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Sweet Sparkle Makeup Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017

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Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each box includes five full-sized, curated products to create an entire makeup look.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

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This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

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.

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Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and items included. This month’s theme is Copper Chic.

Now, onto the items!

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Jontéblu Velvet Matte Lipstick in Ava – Value $7

When I first saw this shade I was a little disappointed. It looks very dull brown-nude and like it would make me look totally drained. To my surprise, it actually matches my natural lip color almost exactly. It isn’t as unflattering as I expected, but I probably wouldn’t reach for this color on the regular. The formula is light and creamy yet very pigmented.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Jontéblu Lip Liner in Natural – Value $5

This lip liner matches the lipstick shade perfectly. Even though I’m not a big fan of the shade choice, the formula is good. It applies smoothly and provides a good base for lip color. Jontéblu has many shades available in this lip liner and at this price point, it would be worth giving some other shades a chance.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Kokie Blush Up Palette in Blushing – Value $9

I like blush that is matte and not too intense in pigment. This palette gives you three shades that are powdery-soft and certainly buildable. I have been using the lightest shade on top of my cheekbones, the darkest shade on the bottom of my cheekbones, and the brightest shade on the apples of my cheeks (see my application below). I feel like I can achieve some natural looking definition without contouring my whole face. The compact is nice and slim so it fits right into my makeup bag.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

J. Cat Blinkie Eyeshadow in Honey Amber – Value $4.99

This is a super pigmented, metallic powder shadow that can be used wet or dry depending on the intensity you want to achieve. I am surprised at how easily I can blend this out for different effects. Below I used it dry and blended it out to soften the look. It’s very warm toned and don’t feel like it fits into my natural eyeshadow look for everyday but makes a great statement for night.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Glam21 Massing Mascara – Value $15.64

This is a nice, basic black mascara that doesn’t flake or clump and gives some volume. It doesn’t quite lengthen like I like though. It doesn’t say waterproof on the package anywhere but it didn’t come off when I washed my face with cleanser alone. One quick swipe of eye makeup remover whisked it right away.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Bonus: ShieldLife Ion Mask – Value $2.50 (original retail price $5)

This month, subscribers received one of an assortment of sheet masks from ShieldLife. I received the collagen ion mask, which smelled light and fresh. I left it on for 20 minutes, as instructed, and was able to walk around the house without it sliding off of my face. You are supposed to pat in the extra product, without rinsing, once you remove the mask, but this left my skin feeling tacky. I decided to rinse my face and after, my skin felt fresh and hydrated.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Before I knew I could be upright without the mask slipping around, I tried to lay down and relax. That lasted only a couple of minutes. I’m working on it.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

All of the items swatched from top to bottom: lipstick, lip liner, eyeshadow, and 3 shades of blush.

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle August 2017 Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

Here is a look with all of the items from this month’s box. I feel so glowy! The lipstick shade looked much better on than I expected.

Verdict: Sweet Sparkle’s “Copper Chic” box has a value of $44.13 plus free shipping. That’s a little lower than previous months even with the value of the bonus product. 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 item is the blush palette because of its versatility. I like the inclusion of a bonus product this month, but I’m still hoping for a higher value next month.

What do you think of the this month’s Sweet Sparkle box? Which shades did you get?

Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

13 Comments

  1. Do face masks fit anyone’s face? See how poorly this fits someone else makes me feel a little better. I spend so much time trying to adjust them I’ve always thought I was doing it wrong. I’ve resorted to cutting extra lines all over to make them fit better. I’d love to see a mask that just fits right!

  2. Where are the majority of the makeup made in?

    • Most of these brands this month seem to be based out of the U.S with the exception of the mascara which has South Korea as its country of origin.

  3. Thank you for the review. It’s helpful seeing a complete look. 😊

    • Thank you! I’m glad that it’s helpful!

  4. Nice review – I liked seeing how the make-up looks on:) You look great!

    • Thank you!

  5. You’re so pretty and everything looks great on you! This always looks like a nice box. I enjoy your reviews on it every month, thank you. I like that you show us swatches of all the products and the finished look on you.

    • Thank you so much! It is nice that they include an entire look.

  6. You rock this entire bag! Blush is probably my least favorite makeup product because of all of my natural redness and tendency to look like a tomato. It looks amazing on you though!

    • Thank you!

  7. Great review! I think the lipstick looks pretty good on you! Not a statement shade, but subtle and very natural. 🙂

    • Thanks! I’m warming up to it. 🙂

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