Vegan Cuts Makeup Subscription Box Review – Spring 2018


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

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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. 

vegan cuts makeup box review

About Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

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)

Spring 2018 Vegan Cuts Makeup Box Review

springtime bliss card

The theme for this season’s box was “Springtime Bliss.” The theme/contents card is decorated with a mermaid-y water print.

vegan cuts makeup box info card

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

real her i feel beautiful palette

real her i feel beautiful palette ingredients

eyeshadow palette

real her i feel beautiful eyeshadow palette

real her i feel beautiful eyeshadow close up

AAUW info card AAUW donation card

RealHer “I Feel Beautiful” Shadow Palette  – Retail Value $28.00

This was my first time trying RealHer beauty products – I hadn’t realized they were a vegan/ cruelty-free brand! When I saw the purple shadow, I wasn’t sure this palette would be for me but on closer inspection, I saw some more neutral shades that I love. I wore the shade “Allure” over my lid with “Gorgeous” to lighten things up and add some shimmer. I blended it up toward my brow bone with the “Flawless” shade which works so well for me as a transition shade as it’s close to my skin color. I used “Perfect” to highlight under the arch of my brow and the corners of my eyes. I am so happy when I get light shimmer shades like this in palettes! The shadows have good pigment but a good bit of fallout on the palette. I really like that RealHer donates 20% of their gross profits to AAUW, “a nonprofit organization that advances equity for women and girls through scholarship programs, leadership, advocacy, education, and research.”

real her i feel beautiful palette swatched

Here is the whole palette swatched with “Perfect” at the top all the way down to “Divine.”

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Emani Soy Mascara – Retail Value $20.00

Mascara is a tricky thing for me because I haven’t found a non-waterproof kind that doesn’t transfer under my eyes. My lashes looked beautiful when I applied this mascara, defined and natural and not super thick. Unfortunately, a couple hours into my work day I saw it start to transfer under my eyes. If that’s not a problem for you, this is a great mascara. I like that it’s also a lash treatment that nourishes with soy extract and that it’s formulated for sensitive eyes – which I have.

eco materials holiday bronzer  eco minerals holiday bronzer open

eco minerals holiday bronzer ingredients

Eco Minerals Mineral Bronzer in Holiday – Retail Value $27.64 USD ($36 AUD)

This bronzer is a great color for my fair complexion! I just wish it didn’t have shimmer to it. The bronzer is made from natural minerals which provide SPF all on their own. The powder is super smooth and goes on nicely. Keep scrolling for a swatch of this bronzer.

thrive causemetics glossy lip mark

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thrive causemetics glossy lip mark bottle

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Thrive Causemetics Glossy Lip Mark in Pamela – Retail Value $26.00

I am so impressed by this lip gloss by Thrive Causemetics. It’s not too glossy, not sticky, and delivers great hydration that lasts for hours. I applied it in the morning, ate lunch, drank coffee, and though not really glossy anymore, I still have nice pigment left. I haven’t felt the need to reapply it or put on lip balm. The color is a brown mauve and is very pretty, though a little darker than I like to use. I went a little heavy handed with my first swipe so I recommend going with a light layer first if you’re trying this for the first time. I would totally try this out in the “Misty” coral shade.

glossy lip mark swatch bronzer swatch

Here are the swatches of the bronzer and lip gloss.

terre mere cosmetics blending brush terre mere blending brush detail

Terre Mere Cosmetics Blending Brush – Retail Value $29.00

Vegan Cuts included this 100% synthetic blending brush as a bonus beauty tool this month. The brush is SUPER soft and did a great job blending out the RealHer eyeshadows I got in this box. I use a similar brush whenever I want to blend out eyeshadow but this one is sooo much softer and did a great job. Plus, the white with gold accents are very nice.

Verdict: The value of this season’s box is $130.64, which is great! As I always, I love that Vegan Cuts sends full-size beauty products and lets me designate color preferences before the box ships. My favorite items in this season’s box were the lip gloss (such a great formula) and the blending brush. The eyeshadow palette has some shades I will definitely get use out of. The bronzer wasn’t my favorite, but that’s just because I’m picky about shimmer. I can only wear waterproof mascara so I’m always a little bummed when I see mascara in boxes – I just know off the bat it’s going to be a miss. Overall, I’m so glad to have gotten a new go-to lip product and a very useful beauty tool that is cruelty-free.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! The Spring box ships by April 12th. Billing for the Summer Box starts on June 10th.

Value Breakdown: At $39.95 + free shipping for this box, here’s approximately what you’re paying for each item:

  • Eyeshadow Palette: $8.56
  • Mascara: $6.12
  • Bronzer: $8.45
  • Lip Gloss: $7.95
  • Blending Brush: $8.87

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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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.

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6 Comments

  1. Interesting box. In response to your mascara issues I highly recommend Thrive Causemetics mascara it is amazing. It never smudges under my eyes and makes my eyelashes so long!!

  2. What do we do? Like I said I have a drawer full of unopened mascaras. Why, oh why won’t they send out some waterproof mascara? It’s not like we all don’t have eye makeup remover pads…

  3. I am right there with you. I can only wear waterproof mascara! I have a drawer of brand new mascaras from my subscriptions. I have never received a waterproof mascara and have no idea why. Are we the only ones that need/want this? Lol

    • I want it too! I am too terrified to wear anything but waterproof, since my eyes water a lot.

    • We can’t be the only ones! I bet there are so many of us! 🙂

      • There is!!

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