Deck of Scarlet Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017


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Deck of Scarlet July 2017

Deck of Scarlet is a makeup palette subscription box. Every other month, you’re sent a versatile palette from their in-house brand. The palettes are sometimes accompanied by extra eye or lip liners. Use the included items to create multiple looks!

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

This is the fourth installment from Deck of Scarlett – Edition 03 (Edition 00 was the very first box).

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

The Subscription Box: Deck of Scarlet

The Cost: $29.95 ($80 value)

COUPON: Use this link to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: You’ll receive one palette that contains two looks inspired by a top Youtuber. One daytime and one nighttime look. Products are 100% cruelty-free, paraben free, and made in the USA.

Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada and U.K. for $7

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Deck of Scarlet July 2017

The intro card makes it quite clear that this limited-edition palette is full of sexy shades!

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

This month’s palette was designed by Nazanin Kavari, Deck of Scarlet’s Artist-in-Chief. A big fan of glam, July’s color scheme revolves around shimmery peach tones, seductive nudes, and sweet pinks.

Let’s get to the makeup goodies, shall we?

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

The palette arrived in a protective paper sleeve that offered some extra detail around the concept of the month. “Get your pink on. Darlingly fun. Fabulously flirty.” is the headline on the back. The enclosed hues are described as “perked up pinks and airy pops of peach.” All ingredients are listed as well.

Simply slide the palette out from one end.

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

I loved the design of the palette and the fact that it has two opening flaps (one side for lipsticks, the other for powders).

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

Pretty handy for keeping everything tidy — especially if you’re taking your palette with you on-the-go. The large mirror is awesome for travel, too!

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

This palette includes the following:

2 lip colors:

  • Majesty – Sheer, corally pink
  • Birthday Suit – Deeply pigmented warm nude

3 eyeshadows:

  • Sho Cute – Sparkling light, cool pink
  • Taj – Medium neutral brown matte
  • Feeling Peachy – Peach shimmer

2 cheek colors:

  • Yasmin – Light peachy pink highlight
  • Baby Doll – Bright, cool pink

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

A felt-tip black liquid liner is also included.

 Deck of Scarlet July 2017

Here’s everything swatched! L-R: Birthday Suit, Majesty, Sho Cute, Taj, Feeling Peachy, Yasmin, Baby Doll, Koko Kavari eyeliner. My skin is about an NW20 for context.

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

And here’s my own look! Aside from tinted moisturizer, concealer, mascara, and brows, all items used are from the Deck of Scarlet palette.

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

I was immediately drawn to the Birthday Suit lipstick, so I knew I wanted to go for a look that was peachy, summery, and a little out of my comfort zone (I normally go for a poppy lip and pretty basic eye). Birthday Suit is noticeably creamier and more pigmented than Majesty, which is more balm-like in consistency. I couldn’t find my lip brush, so I actually applied Birthday Suit with my finger and cleaned it up a bit with a small concealer brush. Makes things a little tough touch-ups-wise — I’d advise using a lip brush if you have one handy. I feel like Birthday Suit could also easily melt if you decide to throw the palette in your bag and encounter warmer than usual temperatures. As you can (hopefully) tell from the photos, it leans a bit brown in color and has impressive coverage.

Side note: Majesty is a really pretty, fresh pink. It feels like more of an everyday shade for someone like me who prefers bright but sheer lip hues and easy application. Both of these lip colors are amazing neutrals, though. Really beautiful!

Deck of Scarlet July 2017

On my eyes, I used Taj as a blending shade. I applied it to the crease and along my lower lash line. I followed that up with Feeling Peachy across my lids. It provided a subtle shimmer, and I found this shade to have the most payoff out of all 3 shadows. Sho Cute added a bit of sparkle to my inner corners, and I added it to my lower lashline, just along the inner third of my eye, as well. All three shades blended into each other quite nicely! I did find that there was a bit of fallout, but nothing out of the ordinary. Sho Cute was especially lacking in pigmentation, but that very well could have been due to its light color more than anything.

I finished my eyes with the felt tip liner. Huge fan of this design! It’s been awhile since I’ve used a marker-style liner (liquid pen is my usual jam), and I’ve totally been missing out. I also found this liner to be extremely long lasting, and it presented no issues with flaking or irritation. The color is a slightly muted black — very wearable for every day.

To finish up my face, I blended a bit of Baby Doll blush on the apples of my cheeks outward. I normally apply blush a bit farther back, but I’ve been playing around with this technique again to achieve more of a flushed look for summer. It works great with this blush shade in particular. The cool tone of this bright pink creates that perfect just-woke-up-from-a-nap-in-the-sun vibe. Yasmin highlighter went on my cheekbones, browbone, inner corner, and cupid’s bow. It creates a subtle, angelic sheen. Just might be my new go-to highlighter, honestly.

Verdict: I was super impressed with my first ever Deck of Scarlet box. All of the peachy, pinky shades were right up my alley, and I loved playing around with them. Ideal for the season! I think my next look will involve Majesty on the lips with a bit of a heavier hand using Taj for a smokier effect. My only minor critique would be that I wish that the shadows were a bit more pigmented and saturated in their coverage. 

Value is listed at $80, and I’d agree that this set is worth somewhere around that range. This is a terrific value considering the $29.95 price tag. If you love experimenting with your look, this box would be amazing for you. Can’t wait to see what future palettes have in store!

What do you think about Deck of Scarlet?

Written by Jess Cole Payne

Jess Cole Payne

Jess’s love for subscription boxes began with a makeup and skincare fixation. She’s looking forward to broadening her horizons in discovering new products within the lifestyle and food world of subscription boxes.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Deck of Scarlet Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Deck of Scarlet | 3 comments

3 Comments

  1. Thank you for such an in depth review! You look gorgeous 💛

  2. I got this set and the #01 set, and I’m really impressed. I thought maybe the formulas would be crummy, and very honestly, I totally bought #01 for the packaging (art deco Gatsby gorgeousness, and I planned on displaying it since I thought the makeup itself wouldn’t be good). I’ve actually used both palettes a ton, and I’m now really excited to see what this company does. I skipped set #02 because I didn’t like the packaging at all, but now I’m sort of wishing I’d purchased that one too.

    The one thing is that I hope future lip colors aren’t in the brown family. The pink this time is fabulous, but the brown in this one and in #02 are in the same family.

  3. Excellent review! Thank you!

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