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Deck of Scarlet Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July/August 2018

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Deck of Scarlet is a makeup palette subscription box. Every other month, you’re sent a versatile palette from their in-house brand in collaboration with a YouTube beauty vlogger. The palettes are accompanied by up to two additional makeup products. Use the included items to create multiple looks! You also get access to educational tutorials using all of the products for the month.

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This is the tenth installment from Deck of Scarlet: Edition 09 (Edition 00 was the very first box).

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Deck of Scarlet

The Subscription Box: Deck of Scarlet

The Cost: $29.95 ($80 value)

COUPON: Save 10% off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: You’ll receive one palette that contains two looks inspired by a top YouTuber. One daytime and one nighttime look. Products are 100% cruelty-free, paraben free, and made in the USA.

Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada and U.K. for $7

Deck of Scarlet July/August 2018 Review

This month’s palette was designed by British beauty, Belle Jordan “who’s all about heavy metallics, pigments that pop, and plenty of sparkle.” This palette certainly includes all of these things!

Check out Belle Jordan’s tutorial for Deck of Scarlet’s Edition 09 box here.

Deck of Scarlet August 2018 review

The packaging of this box feels high-quality and cohesive. The black and white design with pops of color works well for not only this box but for all of Deck of Scarlet’s boxes. So, after collecting a couple of palette editions, you’ll have a cohesive set that looks super nice on your vanity.

“Powerful. Decadent. Fierce.” is what this palette is all about. With “lush, deluxe hues in silky smooth textures,” this collection includes everything needed to create a glam look that can be amped up from neutral to fierce. All ingredients are listed here as well.

This palette feels well-made and sturdy while being lightweight and slim. Looks like a perfect palette to travel with to me. I like the nice-sized mirror in case I’m doing makeup on the move. The Deck of Scarlet website offers so many tips and tricks that are specific to each palette. Including these possible looks:

Here are the two lip shades. I like how the lip flap opens separately to help keep the powders out of the cream. There is a bold and bright shade and a more neutral and soft shade. These are similar to a traditional creamy lipstick but with a slightly thinner texture. They apply smoothly and opaquely without cracking or flaking off. They don’t last for a very long time but are easy to touch up with just the swipe of a finger.

This side has both the eyeshadows (smaller pans) and highlighter and blush (bigger pans). I was awed by the purple shimmer shade when I opened this and it did not fail to impress! Both Supernova and Drama are soft and powdery while Crush is a bit stiffer, but they all blend well.

The blush is subtle and buildable and the highlihgter is BAM! – bright and in your face with hardly any product.

The extra product for this edition is a super black mascara. I’m surprised I like it so much. The brush is a tapered spoolie that is easy to get close to the lashline and onto the smaller lashes. The formula is very dark and good at lengthening and giving some feathery volume. It seems to be more of a dry formula so I’m interested to see how long it lasts before becoming too dry.

Here are swatches of the shades in the palette (from left to right):

2 Lip Colors:

  • Passion – Bright orchid pink with creamy matte finish
  • Tempting – Cool toned creamy pink


  • Shhhh – Champagne gold shimmer

Cheek Color:

  • Whisper – Matte dusty rose with hint of gold

3 Eyeshadows:

  • Drama – Grey-brown soft matte
  • Crush – Plum-brown matte
  • Supernova – Amethyst with white and blue iridescent shimmer

So, I watched the tutorial by Belle Jordan but still ended up with my own dramatic look. I started by slowly building up the intensity of Crush on my lid and in my crease. Then I darkened the very outer corner of my upper and lower lid with Drama. I applied Supernova to the middle and inner corner of my eye with my fingertip which allowed me to really pack it on. As I was highlighting with Shhh, I decided to add a little streak of it on the outer edge of my eye to add an unexpected twist to this look. I went with the lighter of the lip colors since my eyes were so…crazy. A dab of the blush on the apples of my cheeks and a swipe of mascara wrap up this look.

Verdict: I’m pretty impressed with my first Deck of Scarlet palette and I think the concept is fun. You get a palette, extra products, and access to tutorials from the beauty gurus that helped to create the palette and look in one nicely designed package for $24.95, including free US shipping. All of the shades work for me and I can see myself using them all in my makeup routine. BUT…the standout was by far the shimmery purple shade Supernova. It is gorgeous and unique! If the quality of these products is consistently this good, I can see my makeup collection building up quickly.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this Edition 09 box was still available!

Coupon – For a limited time, use this link to save 30% off your first box!

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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.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Deck of Scarlet Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Deck of Scarlet | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I really recommend you guys be aware with this site, they are a scammers. They just want your money and nothing more. I subscribed me in this site because I thought that was a good deal but I was wrong.
    Each month they send me those boxes and the price is NOT just $29.99 is more the first one could be just this but month after month they charge you more and more.

    I’m trying to contact them for unsubscribe me but they don’t answer me back.
    I looked for a phone for contact someone but NO PHONE, and the customer service just don’t exist.

    I recommend you guys do not subscribe if you like your money.

  2. Sorry I missed this one.

  3. I wanted to update my last comment, I was so mad at the time, it turns out the Deck of Scarlet customer service was amazing and fixed the issue I had so I take back what I said and will still run to Subscription Addiction reviews, sorry for my angry comment! lol 😀 Keep it up!!

  4. I Want to warn people, sadly I was completely fooled by this review and am assuming there are kick backs as I have been completely scammed by Deck of Scarlet, Im so upset, usually I get good feedback from subscription addiction, I wont be following anymore. Please be aware and cautious!

  5. Love this review. You look fantastic.

    I also just wanted to say that I got the email with tracking information for the delayed mascara today, and was pleasantly surprised to find the package waiting for me when I got home from work. Not only did they send the mascara, but they also included a black liquid eyeliner and a foil eye shadow. So I’ve got to give them credit for how they have handled this situation.

  6. Hey there! You have the price as 29.95 up top and in the verdict at 24.95. Just an FYI

    • Oops! Good catch! $29.95 is the correct price. Thank you!

  7. You look lovely, Tiffany! Love your look 🙂

  8. Gorgeous!!

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