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Vegan Cuts Makeup Subscription Box Review – Winter 2016


The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box is a new quarterly box from Vegan Cuts. It joins the Vegan Cuts line up of the monthly Beauty Box and Snack Box.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Makeup, $39.95 a quarter, box. 

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The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

The Cost: $39.95 per quarter

The Products: “Full-size vegan & cruelty-free makeup to match each season. From lipstick to mascara to luxe nail lacquer, we’ve got all your needs covered and will customize your box based on your beauty profile.”

Ships to: U.S., Canada, and International (Canadian quarterly price is $48.95, International quarterly price is $54.95)

Check out all of our Vegan Cuts Beauty Box and Vegan Cuts Snack Box reviews to find out more about what to expect from Vegan Cuts. Find more makeup boxes in the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

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My box was missing the product card but the theme for this season’s box was “Winter Wonderland.”

The box included the same Vegan Beauty sticker as summer and fall boxes. Onto the products!


OFRA Cosmetics Rainbow Lips in Ritz Gloss – Value $24

This lip gloss wheel offers lots of options in a portable size. This is a great option for travel if you’re the type to carry a lip brush with you. Overall, I like the variety in this lip gloss palette and everything smells delightful. What surprised me most about this wheel of lip glosses is that they were not all the same consistency. The deep red and the rust colors were soft and lost their shape when I dipped into them. The rest of the colors held up more like a traditional gloss in a tin.


The clear plastic lid screws onto the palette very securely so you don’t have to worry about it coming loose in your bag.


Here are the glosses swatched. I started with the bright, shimmery pink and worked my around, ending with the orange-tone gloss followed by the clear gloss from the middle.

My favorite shade is the rusty orange color near the bottom of my wrist. I lean toward warmer shades like this and I liked the thicker consistency. I tend to go for fast and easy makeup these days so this won’t be something I use every day, but I really enjoyed wearing the rust shade out for dinner on my birthday!


Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Cream Shadow Stick in Stone – Value $22

I am new to cream shadows but love the convenience they offer. The subtle brown color is not too dark and the formula is very blendable. This is the perfect easy touch to add a bit of life to my eyes on mornings when all I can muster is some BB Cream and mascara. I need fast options like this that don’t require sorting through my brush collection.


Here is a closer look at how the product comes out of the applicator. To try it out, I swiped the product onto my eyelid and then blended with my finger over the lid, blending the product lightly up to my brow bone. With any eyeshadow, I recommend using a primer (I love this one from Urban Decay) if you want to avoid creasing.


Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick in Olivia – Value $36

I hope you’re not tired of hearing me talk about minimalist makeup because this a spot-on product for a quick, natural look. The Color Stick is meant to work for eyes, lips, and cheeks so this is great to keep in your bag for a quick refresh on the go. I don’t like putting pink shades near my eyes but I love this shimmery coral as a blush!


It’s easy to remove the brush head so you can clean it without getting the rest of the product wet. To apply, I did one swipe on each cheek and blended it out with the brush. It was a bit heavy for me so I went over it a little bit with my foundation brush to make it a bit more subtle.


PHB Ethical Beauty Organic Eyeliner in Black – Value $11.07 USD

If I wear eyeliner, I wear liquid eyeliner so eyeliner pencils are never a hit for me. This one has great pigment and is gentle when applying – it doesn’t tug at your skin. The formula is water resistant and good for sensitive eyes.



Here are swatches of the blush, cream shadow, and eyeliner.

Verdict: The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box for winter had a value of $93.07 which is great for a $39.95 per quarter box. All products were full sized, vegan (of course!), and very wearable. I think Vegan Cuts is doing a nice job in curating this quarterly box with a nice mix of beauty products that are going to suit most people very well. My favorite product in the box was the Thrive Causmetics Triple Threat Color Stick. It is travel-ready, has good pigment, is a lovely coral color, and just the right amount of shimmer.

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Written by Emily Cosnotti

Emily Cosnotti

Emily is a design enthusiast who loves beautiful objects. She’s really into vegan snacks, corgis, home goods, and minimalist makeup. She is currently fostering a healthy subscription addiction.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: vegancuts makeup box | vegancuts quarterly makeup box | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. This lip gloss wheel reminds of the stuff I used to go crazy for when I was about 13 years old. It’s pretty, but really doesn’t have much staying power. Not the quality I’m used to from Ofra. I agree with you about the blush stick being the best thing in this box. The rest was just ok for me, but since everything is cruelty free, I have a higher opinion of these products than I would otherwise.

  2. I think you sold me on this! I want it.

  3. Happy belated birthday!! 🎂🎂

  4. Happy Birthday! 🙂

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