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Vegan Cuts Makeup Subscription Box Review – Summer 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 Box, which is $39.95 per quarter.

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About Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

The Cost: $39.95 per quarter + free US 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: US, Canada, and International (Canadian quarterly price is $48.95, International quarterly price is $54.95)

Summer 2018 Vegan Cuts Makeup Box Review

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Here’s the info card for the box with the product list on the back.

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Au Naturale Cosmetics Su/Stain Matte Lip Stain in On Pointe, 0.13 oz. – Retail Value $25.00

This neutral-hued liquid lipstick includes organic raspberry oil, which gives it a fruity fragrance out of the bottle. The formula also has things like castor oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter which make it more nourishing than other lipsticks I’ve tried. So many stains I try end up feeling super matte and drying on my lips, but this version is soft and cushy (and makes my lips feel the same). It sounds weird but the color has a grayish tone that looks a little cold against my skin tone, but it definitely has that modern ultra-muted vibe that’s in right now. (Stay tuned for a swatch!)

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Honeybee Gardens Effortless Eyeliner, 0.04 oz. – Retail Value $8.99, Listed Value $9.00

Who doesn’t love black eyeliner? This blend is nice and creamy, so it slides on and blends beautifully. I will say that it didn’t have a ton of staying power—I lined my top lid, but it wasn’t too long before it started creeping down around the corners of my eye/stamping itself onto my lower lash line. Still, it’s great to have in a pinch. And I definitely feel better using a more natural product around my sensitive eyes.

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Here’s a swatch of the lip product and the eyeliner!

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Pacifica Stunning Brows Eyebrow Gloss & Set, 0.27 fl. oz. – Retail Value $14.00

This clear gel helps keep brows in place while adding an eye-catching hint of shine. I’m not as concerned about the shininess, haha, but my wily brows certainly appreciate something that keeps them in line. The formula includes kelp oil (which I totally didn’t expect), coconut oil, vitamin B, and sunflower oil to help keep brows healthy and nourished. The package says that this product gives brows a thickened appearance, but I didn’t experience that so much. They do offer a brown-tinted version that might have more of that effect, but the clear one I got was mostly about keeping things in place.

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Derma-E Essentials Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30, 0.14 oz. – Retail Value $21.95, Listed Value $22.00 (found here for $17.56)

I was surprised that this powder actually has SPF 30 levels of protection. The powder has a light beige color in the container but it comes out translucent. My skin is super pale, so it wasn’t even worth a swatch. But I do wonder whether it would look somewhat dingy against deep skin tones. The other concern I have is that the design of the applicator has the powder coming out through the brush. But I was having trouble more than a teeny tiny amount of powder out at any given time. You can unscrew the powder from the base of the brush and use it that way, it’s just a little more clumsy.

vegan cuts makeup box summer false lashes kit

Bonus: Sarah Jean Three Piece Eyelash Kit – Retail Value $57.00, Listed Value $55.00 (found here for $55.00)

The final “item” on the product list is actually three pieces!

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This kit comes from a PETA-certified Australian brand called Sarah Jean. I don’t use false lashes very often, but I have some summer weddings coming up that could warrant some extra glam!

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First up are the lashes, which are lightweight and vegan. I like how full and feathered out they are!

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Next is a tube of waterproof eyelash adhesive. The adhesive is white but dries clear. I like the sleek packaging, but I was surprised by its strong chemical glue smell.

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This is the product I’m MOST excited about being included in this kit! These tweezers have a curvature that follows the shape of my lashes so that I can more easily place and nudge the false lashes around.

Verdict: This was my first Vegan Cuts Makeup Box, and I’m very impressed! I have a low-key approach to makeup—I go for minimal makeup with a pop of color here or there—and the items in this collection were all great for creating a put-together but not obviously “done” look. I do wonder whether the shades that did appear in this box were universal enough for other skin tones (as mentioned, my skin is super light)—if you’ve given them a try, please let me know what you think! I’d love to get more perspectives 🙂

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of publication, yes! The summer box ships by June 30 with the next billing beginning on September 10 for the fall box.

Value Breakdown: I got approximately $126.94 worth of value in the box. At $39.95 + free shipping for this box, here’s approximately what you’re paying for each item:

  • Lip stain – $7.87
  • Eyeliner – $2.83
  • Brow gel – $4.41
  • SPF powder – $6.91
  • Lash kit – $17.94

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 Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: vegancuts makeup box | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. Members have some choices for the color variation of the items, for this box we only got to choose the lip stain color and the eyeliner (brown or black). I was very disappointed that we were not able to choose with lashes we received because it was the main advertised item in this box. I did not get the pretty natural ones shown above and instead received a very thick set for asian eyes which I do not have. I have an annual subscription and have received a winter box which I was happy with, a spring box that I was content with, and this summer one that I was very disappointed with. In short, I highly recommend their beauty box but not their makeup box.

  2. I recently cancelled Sephora’s PLAY box and I’d be interested in a box like this in its place. That’s a real bummer about the eyeliner, though.. what’s the point? Also not looking to add more of that shade of lip to my arsenal

    • I love that eyeliner and have never personally had issues with it running or smearing, even if it got wet. HBG has a limited product selection, but everything they carry is awesome. Particularly the mascara!

  3. Take note BOXY – and any other subs that send out lashes. Adding the glue AND tweezers are extremely helpful!

    • Right?! As someone who doesn’t typically do lashes, I definitely feel more prepared to get use out of this set specifically because they included glue and tweezers!!! It just makes the curation feel more thoughtful.

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