Vegan Cuts Makeup Box Subscription Review – Winter 2018
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This review is of the Makeup Box, which is $39.95 per quarter.
About the Vegan Cuts Beauty 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)
Vegan Cuts Makeup Box Winter 2018 Review
Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
Let’s dive in!
Emani Prismatic Duo-Tone Lipstick in Bewitched, 0.10 oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20.00
This duo colored lipstick is pretty cool! I always wear deep red tones during fall and winter, and this Bewitched color is my jam! I really appreciate that this formula is super hydrating and a satin finish. I try and avoid matte lipsticks because they are very drying for my lips. You can wear this lipstick 4 ways: each color alone, both mixed for a 3rd shade, or create an ombre effect! This lipstick lasted me at least 6 hours with the pigment intact and my lips feeling great.
Inika Long Lash Vegan Mascara, 0.27 fl oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $33.00
I have been experimenting with vegan mascaras because I have sensitive eyes and wear contact lenses. Some of the more commercial brands really bother my peepers! I have yet to find the perfect vegan alternative, but I liked this mascara very much. It gave my lashes lift and volume and didn’t clump or flake off during the day. I prefer a more dramatic mascara in terms of coverage, but this is a solid choice that didn’t bother me in the least after all day wear.
Elate Cosmetics Creme Blush in Bliss, 0.03 oz. – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $29.00
Can we take a moment to appreciate this gorgeous packaging? This swivel bamboo compact is so unique! The cream blush inside is also pretty great! I have been trying to switch to cream blushes because they tend to have more staying power, but I often find they interact with my foundation in a less than ideal manner. This one worked just fine layered on top of my cream foundation as long as I was sure to finish both off with translucent powder! This also makes a great little lipstick and also an eyeshadow if you are into warmer tones like I am.
Mineral Fusion Stunning Eye Shadow Trio –FULL SIZE! Retail Value $26.99
This eyeshadow trio is so pretty and very wearable! I don’t generally wear eyeshadow but I appreciate having some more natural shades on hand for more special occasions. These shades are highly pigmented, have only a wee bit of fallout, and are very buildable.
Eyeshadow trio on top, cream blush on the bottom.
BONUS: Pacifica Crystal Lit Moon Oil, 1 fl oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22.00
So this amazing oil was actually a bonus add-on included this month. I really adore the Pacifica brand and have a couple of their oils in my arsenal already. This formula has lavender, quartz, and blue tansy, and it also has a beautiful and very subtle shimmer. My skin is super dry so I can apply this oil under my foundation without any trouble, but if you are more oily, try this formula out before bed to wake up with a dewy glow.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of $130.99 which is an incredible value for the $39.95 cost. I really loved all of these products and appreciated the variety and unique formulas! I also always appreciate when a box doesn’t inflate each item’s value on an item card. I honestly cannot wait for next quarter’s box because if this one is any indication, the curators spend a ton of time selecting truly great natural makeup for us to enjoy. Keep up the good work Vegan Cuts!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $39.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Lipstick $6.10
- Mascara $10.07
- Blush $8.84
- Eyeshadow Trio $8.23
- Moon Oil $6.71
Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $7.99.
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