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Vegan Cuts Makeup Subscription Box Review – Spring 2017



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 + free U.S. shipping

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 Makeup BoxVegan 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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The theme for this season’s box was “Spring Paradise.” The theme/contents card is decorated with a cheery watercolor flower design.


Here’s the content card listing all items included in this season’s box.


As with each Makeup Box, Vegan Cuts included a “Vegan Beauty” sticker.

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Jersey Shore Cosmetics My Lash Secret Eyelash Curler – Value $30

This was my first time receiving an eyelash curler in a box. I have one that I love (from Shiseido) but I’m always up for trying something new. The contents card lists this as a “Bonus Beauty Tool” with a $25 value, though I found it on the manufacturer’s site for $30. I like the simple packaging design with the blue single lashes forming a wispy print around the product name. The curler is made of matte black carbon steel and included a replacement pad.


This curler doesn’t have the quality hand-feel that I’m used to in a curler. While matte black usually adds a higher value feel to metals, it makes this curler feel less smooth and less sturdy. Simply said – it just didn’t feel good in my hand. I really had to work and squeeze to get a decent curl.

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BWC Full Volume Mascara – Value $25.95

After curling my lashes with the Jersey Shore Cosmetics curler, I applied the BWC Full Volume Mascara. It applied smoothly with no clumps and was a nice deep shade of black. I’ve only had success with waterproof formulas as regular mascara always transfers to my undereye area but this one seems to be holding pretty well. It has a light, natural smelling fragrance that’s hard to accurately describe. It doesn’t smell like chemicals!


Here’s a closer look at the volumizing spoolie.


HAN Skin Care Cosmetics Romance Eyeshadow – Value $13

This all natural ingredient eyeshadow is in a lovely rosy-brown shade. The formula is nicely pigmented and blends easily. It has a nice shimmer that adds a pretty glow to the eye. I always go for neutral shadows and the rosy color in this one is different from the colors I already own, and it looks very nice with my very fair complexion! This and all the other makeup items are swatched at the bottom of this post.


Here’s a closer look at the shimmer, color, and texture of the shadow.

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Manna Kadar Radiance Split Pan Bronzer & Highlighter Duo – Value $21

This split pan from Manna Kadar has a shimmery highlighter and shimmery bronzer. Although the bronzer is too dark for me, and I prefer matte bronzers, I like it very much as an eyeshadow. The highlight shade is very pretty and wearable, especially as a brow bone highlight. Both shades are swatched at the end of this post.


Here’s a closer look at the split pan.

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Elate Cosmetics Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Divine – Value $14.26 USD

This product was available as the customizable option in this season’s box. Vegan Cuts sends out a color preference survey where you pick your first and second choice from a list of options. This pretty coral shade was my first choice. I love pairing orangey-coral shades with my red hair. This sheer gloss applies evenly and smoothly and adds a nice bit of shimmer. I think this color is great and the formula was very hydrating. The gloss also has peppermint essential oil mixed in which gives it a refreshing fragrance and a light cooling feeling on the lip.

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It’s such a nice touch to have a bamboo wood lid on this gloss!


Here are the swatches! From top to bottom: Manna Kadar highlighter and bronzer, Elate Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Divine, and HAN Skin Care Cosmetics in romance.

Verdict: The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box for spring had a value of $104 which is great for a $39.95 per quarter box. I love that the Makeup Box always includes full-size products with vegan and natural ingredients. It was fun to get an eyelash curler this season but it was not a winner for me. I will use the eyeshadow often and am already getting a ton of use out of the lip gloss – the Divine coral shade is the perfect color for spring. This is a great box for those who love vegan cosmetics and want high-quality products every quarter. I recommend this box for anyone who is having beauty product overload from monthly boxes and wants just a few wearable, great ingredient products every season.

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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. I think Manna Kadar is getting a party girl reputation. It’s in every sub box, it seems. Gets around if you know what I mean.

  2. That eyeshadow looks beautiful! And I love your photography style 🙂 thanks for the review!

  3. I hold my breath every time a beauty box arrives hoping that there aren’t any Manna Kadar products. I received one of their eyeshadows. It was crumbly in the pan after a couple uses, and it doesn’t feel like a high-end product. It was also labeled made in China, which makes me question how natural it really is. The HAN looks like it might be a product related to Manna Kadar or made by the same manufacturer that produces MK products. Pass.

    • HAN eyeshadow is one of my favorites. It goes on smoothly and stays in place all day. I have been really happy with it. 🙂 I haven’t tried the MK though.

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