So Susan Color Curate Subscription Box Review – February 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!
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.)
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
February 2019 So Susan Color Curate Review
Each box usually comes with a card detailing the month’s products and prices, but it looks like there wasn’t one this time.
Now, on to the items!
Limited-Edition Makeup Bag February 2019 – Retail Value $12.00
CUTE! I love that this bag is repping Galentine’s Day! It is just lovey enough without being too cute and covered in sappy hearts and cupids. I fully identify with the girl in the glasses with a huge scarf and bun.
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – Lip Oil in “Watermelon”, 5 ml – Retail Value $21.00
I really like lip oils because they give just the right amount of shine and color for those days when I am wearing minimal makeup. This one has an amazing watermelon smell that I really like. The color is so subtle (and makes my lips look like I just ate a popsicle) and the formula gives my lips a nice boost of hydration. My only complaint would be that the applicator doesn’t catch nearly enough product per dip, meaning you have to work a little extra hard to coat your entire lips.
Trifle Cosmetics – Eye Candy in “Baklava”, 3 g – Retail Value $14.00
This color combo is unique but still super wearable. The rose gold pairs really well with the soft green and they are both beautiful compliments to my light brown eyes. I tend to favor rose gold or copper tones shadows but I didn’t own one this soft so t is a welcome addition. The green enhances the green ring around my eyes and makes them look much closer to hazel.
Top swatch: Lip Oil in “Watermelon”, bottom two swatches Eye Chandy Eye Shadow Pair in Baklava.
So Susan Cosmetics – Stratosphere Palette, 14 g – Retail Value $45.00
This palette is really interesting because while I thought it was an eye shadow quad, it is actually a highlighter palette. I can’t say I would wear these as highlighters (I am too pale to pull them off without using the barest amount possible) but I would absolutely use them as eyeshadows! The formula starts out feeling creamy and then turns into a super pigmented powder that blends easily and has some major staying power. I love the bold metallic colors and found that they even worked really well when used wet as an eyeliner.
So Susan Stratosphere Pallete shades from top to bottom: Presidential, Rose Vapor (my fave!), Hallucination, Aura.
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – Diamond Twinkle – Fan Brush – Retail Value $29.00
This fan brush is designed to apply highlighters in a soft and natural way. The delicate fibers pick up the powder and disperse the powder on your skin very lightly. It can also be used to blend your favorite blush. I liked the pretty pink brush fibers and the metallic handle.
Verdict: If you love cruelty-free makeup, the So Susan Color Curate subscription is one you should absolutely check out. They always send really unique shades that are always wearable if you are a makeup newbie or a total pro. The eyeshadow duo and lip oil were my favorites this month, and although the quad is out of my comfort zone in terms of highlighters, I do have a super fancy event coming up this weekend and I will try them out as eyeshadows in a complete look. The brush was a nice little addition this month with a highlighter palette. The retail value of this box is $121, meaning you get a lot of bang for your $20.95 investment.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up in February, the February 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 $2.08
- Lip Oil $3.64
- Eye Shadow Duo $2.42
- Highlighter Quad $7.79
- Brush $5.02
Alternatively, each of the 5 featured items in the box has an average cost of $4.19.
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