So Susan Color Curate Subscription Box Review – March 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: This subscription ships to the US only; you can purchase older bags and have them shipped worldwide here.
March 2019 So Susan Color Curate Review
Each box usually comes with a card detailing the month’s products and retail values.
Now, on to the items!
Limited-Edition Makeup Bag March 2019 – Retail Value $12.00
I love this adorable cacti print! The bright colors really pop against the darker green background.
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – Lip Patine in “Hermit, 2.5 g – Retail Value $22.00
We received another shade of this formula back in January, but I really liked this stuff so I am fine with adding another to my collection. This color looks really orange in the tube, so I was expecting a metallic orange that would be harder to wear. As happens so often while reviewing, I was totally wrong. It is actually a more reddish pink with a gold metallic sheen. It is very pretty and vibrant, and will be a great bold summer shade for sure!
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – Luna Light in “Aurora, 10 ml – Retail Value $19.00
This illuminator is a very pretty sandy shimmer, perfect for a ton of skin tones. I like to mix shades like this directly into my liquid foundation then apply with a brush for a super dewy look that lands me many compliments and makes me look very awake and glowing. Ponts for not having a blue or purple mica! This is very natural looking indeed. You can also use this as a sheer eyeshadow.
Top swatch: Lip Patine in ‘Hermit’, bottom swatch Luna Light in ‘Aurora’.
So Susan Cosmetics – Halo on High in “Presidential, 4g – Retail Value $25.00
In last month’s review, we received this same shade in the included Stratosphere Palette, so I wasn’t too excited to see it again so soon. That being said it is a really pretty highly pigmented illuminizer which many people will really love. It is a little too orange for me personally, but I have a friend who will love it. Even though I have little use for it, it will make a really great little ‘just because’ gift.
Trifle Cosmetics – Fruit Punch Palette, 10 g – Retail Value $22.00
I know these colors look insanely bright but bear with me when I say they are much more subtle when swatched. I think the fun orange compact makes them look much less wearable than they actually are. Each is incredibly pigmented and buildable, meaning you have a ton of looks in this little palette. Each shade has a multi-dimensional shimmer that gives them depth. The gold is VERY gold, and for someone like me it is likely the hardest to wear shade, but the plum, brown, and even the green are very pretty on my fair skin. The green makes a phenomenal liner when used wet!
Top swatch: Halon on High in ‘Presidential’, Bottom shades from the Fruit Punch Palette, Pineapple Pop, Spiked Plum, Choc Sprinkles, and Cool Peppermint
Verdict: So Susan Color Curate is always super fun, especially if you like unique shades and formulas from creative smaller brands. There is always value here, even if every product isn’t quite a win. I loved the lip product this month, as well as the super easy to wear liquid highlighter. I was less thrilled with the repeat of the same color and formula of the powdered highlighter, but it will go to a friend who will be thrilled with it. The eyeshadow palette was surprisingly wearable, and the colors made me really excited for spring and summer makeup looks. This month had a value of $100, which is (as usual) great for this $21 bag.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up in March, the March 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 $2.51
- Lip Patine $4.61
- Luna Light $3.98
- Halo on High $5.24
- Eye Shadow Palette $4.61
Alternatively, each of the 5 featured items in the box has an average cost of $4.19.
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