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So Susan Color Curate Subscription Box Review – January 2019

Color Curate January 2019

So Susan Color Curate is a monthly subscription service that sends 4 full-size beauty items in a makeup bag. All products are 100% Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Paraben-Free!

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Color Curate January 2019 all contents

About This Box

The Subscription Box: So Susan Color Curate

The Cost: $20.95 a month + free shipping

The Products:  Four full-sized beauty items + a makeup bag. 100% Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Paraben-Free.

Ships to: Worldwide

January 2019 So Susan Color Curate Review

Color Curate January 2019 info card

Each box comes with a card detailing the month’s products and prices.

Color Curate January 2019 item list

Now, on to the items!

Color Curate January 2019 rooster pouch Color Curate January 2019 pouch back Color Curate January 2019 pouch open

Limited-Edition Makeup Bag January 2019 – Retail Value $12.00

I love chickens so I am super stoked to see such colorful birds make an appearance on this month’s bag! This sub always has the prettiest and most unique patterns on their pouches.

Color Curate January 2019 lipstick Color Curate January 2019 lipstick open Color Curate January 2019 lipstick bottom

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – Lip Patine in “Talisman”, 2.5 g – Retail Value $22.00

This color is much more wearable than the swatch photo on the Jelly Pong website suggests. The fact that is is much less metallic is actually a bonus for me since I feel I look a little silly in a full-blown chrome inspired lip. It is a deep dirty red with hints of bronze and orange. It is actually a really great color on my fair skin, though I could see it working for most anyone since the formula is buildable.

Color Curate January 2019 highlghter Color Curate January 2019 highlighter back Color Curate January 2019 highlighter detail

So Susan Cosmetics – Dream Maker in “Petal Fantasy”, 0.34 fl oz – Retail Value $29.00

I like this cream highlighter very much! It is a soft rose colored shimmer in a smooth pearl base. I often wear my highlighters mixed directly with my foundation because I am terrible at making them sit on top of it and still look dewy instead of cakey. I mixed this with one of my liquid foundations on the back of my hand, and then applied it with a foundation brush. My whole face had a nice subtle glow and I got compliments on my skin all day. A little goes a long way.

Color Curate January 2019 lipstick and highlighter swatch

Top swatch: Lip Patine in “Talisman, Bottom swatch: Dream Maker in “Petal Fantasy.”

Color Curate January 2019 bronzer Color Curate January 2019 bronzer back

Trifle Cosmetics – Summer Souffle, 1.01 fl oz – Retail Value $14.95

I wish I had the right skin tone for this product, but I have yet to find a bronzer that works on my super fair skin. If you have skin that isn’t as pale, I feel like you would love this formula! It has such a pretty texture and would sit under makeup and add that dewy glow that we all want. I like this stuff so much I am going to hold onto it until summer, in hopes that a few weeks in the warm sun might make this a viable option for me. You could also use this to highlight your legs and collarbone.

Color Curate January 2019 bronzer swatch

Swatch of Summer Souffle Bronzer.

Color Curate January 2019 eye shadow palette Color Curate January 2019 eye shadow palette open Color Curate January 2019 eye shadow back of palette

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – Hummingbird Palette in “California Nights”, 0.23 oz – Retail Value $35.00

This palette is absolutely beautiful! I love that the shadows are in pars, yet they all can work really well together. They are sheer is used sparingly, but with a little bit of pressure and building, they are super in your face pigmented. This is easily a palette that could go from day to night with very little effort. I appreciated that the packaging did include a mirror.

Color Curate January 2019 Eye Shadow Palette Swatches

Top to bottom: Dark Brown, Brick Shimmer, Metal Ruby, Coral Luster, Blue Grey, Onyx

Verdict: If you love cruelty-free makeup, the So Susan Color Curate subscription really is a no brainer for the value. This sub costs $20.95 and has a retail value of $112.95. That is a lot of value! The products are always on trend and super fresh, but usually in shades and colors that are not that far out there or difficult to wear. I loved every single thing this month, though the bronzer is too dark for me. I am borderline obsessed with the lipstick, as I have nothing like it in my kit, and never would have even given it a second glance if I had been shopping for myself. The formula of the highlighter is a dream, and the eyeshadows are super easy to wear. No complaints here! Can’t wait until next month.     

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up in January, the January box will be your first box.

Value Breakdown: At $20.95 for this box (including shipping), here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Makeup Bag $2.23
  • Metallic Lippy $4.08
  • Highlighter $5.38
  • Bronzer $2.77
  • Eye Shadow Palette $6.49

Alternatively, each of the 5 featured items in the box has an average cost of $4.19.

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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Comments (8)

  1. Metallic lips I wear all the time…not clownish at all

  2. If they stick to sending bags without sayings I might have resub at some point. All the makeup this month is beautiful!

    • Traditionally all their bags have had sayings on them, going all the way back to the original canvas bags.

    • Still obsessing over the chickens. I have two as pets.

  3. Best bag ever!!!

    • I have only had a few of these so far, but this was absolutely one of my favorites!

  4. The packaging on that Lip Patine is soooooo beautiful.

    • I feel super fancy when I pull it out of my purse!

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