Sweet Sparkle Makeup Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 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: “Stay bronzed and beautiful all season long with this month’s Summer’s Glow box. You can glow no matter where you go with this combination of warm metallic pigments and high-gloss lips.”
Ships to: Worldwide with free shipping. You can check out the list of countries they ship to here.
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Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and items included. This month’s theme is Summer’s Glow.
Now, onto the items!
Oeno Beauty Lip Gloss in Champagne – Value $14
Champagne is one of three shades subscribers could receive and is an all-natural clear gloss with a hint of shimmer. It is great on its own but is also great layered over lip color when you need a little moisture. It is super moisturizing without being sticky and has great staying power. My favorite thing about this gloss is that the ingredient list is short and simple with lots of nourishing oils and no artificial fragrances. It is also free of parabens, sulfates, artificial fragrances, phthalates, GMOs, PPGs, MEA, DEA, TEAs, formaldehyde or triclosan. Awesome!
LA Girl Velvet Contour Stick (Blush) in Glimmer – Value $6
LA Girl Velvet Contour Sticks come in three types: highlighter, blush, and bronzer. This month, subscribers received a blush stick in the shade glimmer. It is a nice subtle pink with some shimmer that is easy to apply and blends to a velvety finish. I have a light skin tone and it took a couple of layers to get this shade to pop, but that is fine with me considering cream blushes are often too intense for me. I think this has the right amount of shimmer to make you glowy and flushed without being reflective. For $6, this is a great way to find out if you like cream formulas for your contouring!
Hikari Cream Pigment Eyeshadow in Mink – Value $13
This eyeshadow surprised me! I really love this shade but I thought it would be way too dark for me. It is actually perfect for many different eye looks. Mink is described as a “bright bronze with shimmer” and is perfect for your whole lid, as a liner, or just for a little metallic pop. The formula is soft and velvety with lots of shimmer and isn’t really a cream but more of a powder. It blends easily and has about the same intensity applied dry as it does when wet.
So, those of you who have been reading my past Sweet Sparkle reviews probably know what I’m going to say about Manna Kadar products. They are everywhere! This is honestly my least favorite item in this box for a couple of reasons. First, the bronzer is shimmery (I like matte bronzers) and too dark for my light skin. Secondly, this packaging is hard to get into and even harder to get the product out of. The little pans make it very difficult to pick up either side without getting them mixed up and you have to use a small brush. I’ll probably end up using the highlighter as eyeshadow and not using the bronzer at all.
Crown Deluxe Soft Highlight Fan Brush – Value $12.99
Kudos to Sweet Sparkle for sending us a brush to use with the highlighter/bronzer duo! This synthetic fan brush is perfect for applying highlighter to your cheekbones with a light feathery touch. The bristles are soft and not densely packed. I needed a nice light fan brush so I am happy with this.
All of the items swatched from top to bottom: lip gloss, blush contour stick, eyeshadow, highlighter, bronzer. So much glow!
A look with the gloss, highlighter, blush, and eyeshadow. I threw this on in about 5 minutes (so it was definitely a bit sloppy) but these products are forgiving because they are so subtle.
Verdict: Sweet Sparkle’s “Summer’s Glow” box has a value of about $67 plus free shipping. That is a lower value than previous months but still over double the cost of the box. All of the items were fitting for the theme of this box and, as always, full-sized. My favorite item is the lip gloss because it is all-natural and perfect for a light summer look. I hope next month the value increases and that there will be less brand repeats.
What do you think of the this month’s Sweet Sparkle box? Which products are your favorite to get the summer glow?
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