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Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box Review + Coupon – September 2017

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 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 September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

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!

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 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.

Check out all of our Sweet Sparkle reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory for more makeup boxes!

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Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

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

Now, onto the items!

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Starlooks Artist Edition Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen Black with Heart – Value $19

This is a good, basic black liquid liner that has a felt tip point on one end and a heart-shaped stamp on the other. While I won’t be using the stamp side, the point makes it easy to get crisp lines right where you want them. The liner is more like an ink and takes a couple of passes to be truly opaque. Once it dries, it has good staying power and lasts through my work day and a workout.

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

J. Cat Wholly Addiction Pro Define Eye Liner Clean White – Value $2.99

This white liner is made from California cedar wood and non-mechanical. It is a little difficult to sharpen to a point without it breaking. The idea for the look this month was to have a black and white double-winged liner. Because this was more like a traditional pencil, all I got were gray smudges when applied it next to the black. I think this could be useful to layer under vibrant eyeshadows to really help them pop, but as a liner, I just wasn’t loving it.

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Bellapierre Shimmer Powder Eyeshadow Jadoo – Value $15

With small flecks of gold shimmer, this burgundy eyeshadow is a rich, deep color perfect for fall clothes. While dark, loose powder shadows can often be intimidating, I actually really like this one because it can be blended out to a pretty subtle shade in my crease and didn’t leave a mess all over my face. It would make a great liner when mixed with some setting spray too.

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Cailyn Deluxe Mineral Blush Powder Dusty Rose – Value $26

This blush looks like it would be so dark but it is actually perfect. As with all loose powder blushes, it’s best to start with a small amount and work up. This shade is like a dusty apricot and adds so much warmth to my face. The formula is light and smooth and reminds me of a BareMinerals blush which I would expect with a price of $26.

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Kokie Matte Lipstick High Tea – Value $6

Here is another shade that looked like it would be so dark and way too brown for my skintone, but again, looks nice. The formula is lightweight and not tacky with a matte (but not dry) finish. It did transfer to my glass but had pretty good staying power and I applied another layer without splotches. No noticeable fragrance either which is always good for lip products.

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

All of the items swatched from top to bottom: white liner, black liner, lipstick, eyeshadow, and blush.

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Sweet Sparkle September 2017 Makeup Subscription Box

Here is a look with all of the items from this month’s box. I like the softness of the blush and the overall warmth of the look. The double liner was difficult to get to look clean because of the different formulas of liners. I ended up using the white liner on my bottom waterline and a bit on the wing to try and achieve a mod look. Not terrible, but also not something I would do often.

Verdict: Sweet Sparkle’s “Winging It” box has a value of $68.99 plus free shipping. That’s an increase in value from last month. All of the items, as always, are full-sized and coordinated to fit into a whole look. I like all of the products and I’ll use everything, except maybe for the white liner, as I transition into fall colors. My favorites are the blush, lip color, and eyeshadow. I hope next month continues with a higher value trend!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Subscribe now through 10/31 for the October box!

Coupon – Use code MSA17 to save 10% off any subscription!

Value Breakdown: At $24.50 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Starlooks Artist Edition Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen: $6.75
  • J. Cat Wholly Addiction Pro Define Eye Liner: $1.06
  • Bellapierre Shimmer Powder Eyeshadow: $5.33
  • Cailyn Deluxe Mineral Blush Powder: $9.23
  • Kokie Matte Lipstick: $2.13

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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.

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Comments (7)

  1. So pretty. Very flattering colours on you.

    • Thanks Vanessa!

  2. I can’t believe i did this style eyeliner OVER 10 years ago and am now seeing it everywhere. Heheheh, love it
    The blush really compliments your skin tone.

    • That’s how makeup (and clothes) work – old styles come back. I, too, wore eyeliner similar to this in the past but that doesn’t mean I invented it or was fashion-forward.

  3. Excellent review, thanks!

  4. When I do layered liner, I do the lighter shade first. So do a thicker white wing, then do a regular black line on top of it.

    I sometimes use white or beige liner under my higher-pigmented colored liners to keep them from staining my skin.

    • Oh, I’ll have to try that tip. Thanks Marion!

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