Sweet Minerals Glam Club Beauty Subscription Review – May 2018
The Glam Club is a new bi-monthly makeup and skin care subscription box by Sweet Minerals. Each box will include at least two new or exclusive products to the club, at least one of which will be full size!
Sweet Minerals was founded in 2011 and quickly emerged as a direct selling cosmetics company by 2012. With over 2,200+ educators nationwide, they boast that the sweet minerals difference is the formula used in their products.
We focus on the best possible ingredients for our bodies and skin, and because we do that, we leave out all irritants and fillers. The makeup is great for your skin, lasts 18+ hours (even in the pool or at the beach), yet comes off with a gentle cleanser.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Sweet Minerals Glam Club
The Subscription Box: Sweet Minerals Glam Club
The Cost: $34.95 a month + free shipping
The Products: “5-6 makeup and skin care products, 2 of which will be NEW or EXCLUSIVE to the club!” The promised value is at least $60.
Ships to: US only
Good to Know: Sweet Minerals has a 45-day satisfaction guarantee on all of their products, but if you choose to return the glam box, you must return all products to obtain your refund and cannot pick and choose what you keep. You can cancel any time prior to the 15th day of the month prior to the shipment. Glam Club boxes will arrive the first week of the following months: January, March, May, July, September, November.
Sweet Minerals Glam Club May 2018 Review
The top card in the box featured a spotlight on one of the Sweet Mineral educators (which is what they call their direct sales consultants). Jena Malone won their latest challenge, and had the opportunity to select two of the products in this month’s box! Jena gives her reasons for selecting the Mineral Eyeliner and the Lip Crayon on the back of the card.
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month we received all makeup products, including 3 eyeshadows, an eyeliner, a lip crayon, and a blush. The card also includes tips on how to use the products.
A pack of smarties was also included – how sweet!
I believe that the three eyeshadows received are all full size (0.75 gm) loose shadows made of natural ingredients, the first of which being mica. These products are all manufactured in Maryland. I love that you can use the three together for a beautiful springy look!
Daisy Eyeshadow (full size!) – Estimated Value $10
This lovely shade is the perfect brow highlight. Sweep directly under the brow.
I couldn’t find this online – so I’m assuming this is one of the new or exclusive products. I wish the enclosed card itself would indicate if it was new, or exclusive or both.
I’m a lover of white eyeshadow for brow highlighting, as well as using in the inner corners of my eyes to help me look more awake (when I’m often not!). I liked that this is lightly pigmented, meaning that you can build your coverage for a very subtle or more intense highlight.
Buttercup Eyeshadow (full size!) – Retail Value $10
An eye-catching POP of Yellow that will you bring back special memories from your childhood holding a delicate flower under your chin.
The enclosed card indicates that this shade is intended for use on the lid and/or the crease. There is a decent amount of pigment in this yellow shadow, so a little goes a long way!
Iris Eyeshadow (full size!) – Estimated Value $10
A soft, natural lavender, this shade is known to brighten the eye area, and is suitable for all skin tones. Sweet onto the lid or crease, for a quick pick-me-up shade.
Again, I couldn’t find this online so I am assuming that this is one of the promised new or exclusive products. Lavender is one of my favorite colors, and I think one of the most flattering on someone with my coloring, so I was happy to receive it. This is a pretty shade and I know I’ll use it often.
I found these shadows to be easy to blend and found that they did stay on and in place all day (I did use with a primer though, and always recommend doing to get the most out of your eye look).
Triple Espresso Mineral Liner (full size!) – Retail Value $10
A dark espresso color with a matte finish. Can be used wet or dry with the precision brush.
I’ve never used a powdered liner before and was really impressed with this formula, and ease of application. It blended out easily and had great staying power. This color is a perfect match for my dark hair, and I’ll be able to use this to fill in my brows as well!
Guava Lip Crayon (full size!) – Retail Value $20
A fresh sheer shade of pink Guava that will sparkle and glisten on your lips.
This is a really beautiful, sheer gloss, primarily made of organic oils (castor, coconut, sunflower) and waxes (bees, carnauba, cocoa butter, shea butter) and other vitamins and herbal extracts. I didn’t pick up on much scent but loved the subtle pink color. My lips felt soft and hydrated, but I did have to reapply it pretty often (it wore about the same as a typical lip gloss or Chapstick product).
Sweet Hibiscus Blush (full size!) – Retail Value $20
Silky, blend-able pink, pristine peach and gorgeous gold for your sweet cheeks.
This was the standout product for me. I don’t typically wear blush, due to my naturally rosy cheeks – but I tried this and was in love. It has a subtle, shimmery highlighter that blended beautifully and lasted all day. I felt pretty in it!
Here are the products swatched: Blush, Daisy, Buttercup, Iris, Eye Liner, Lip Crayon
I used the included eye products for this simple look! The liner on the top lid and lower lash line, the daisy as the brow highlight, iris on the lid and buttercup on the outer corners! I thought this was a pretty, fresh look.
In this photo, I’m wearing ALL six of the products from this box, along with a tinted moisturizer and mascara.
Verdict: The total retail value of this Sweet Minerals Glam Club box is $80, which is well over the $60 promised value and $34.95 cost of the subscription, including free shipping. I found all the items to be wearable, of great quality and thought that they complimented each other well for a cohesive look. I was excited that all six of the items were full size, and the value received was over double the cost of the box! That’s not including any discounts, promo codes, or candy! 😊
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available for purchase!
Value Breakdown: At $34.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Daisy Eyeshadow – $4.37
- Buttercup Eyeshadow – $4.37
- Iris Eyeshadow – $4.37
- Triple Espresso Mineral Liner – $4.37
- Guava Lip Crayon – $8.74
- Sweet Hibiscus Blush – $8.74
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What do you think of the May 2018 Sweet Minerals Glam Club?