Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box Review + Coupon – February 2019


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Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Box Top

Sweet Sparkle is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each box includes five full-sized, curated products to create an entire makeup look.

 

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Box Open Front

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - All Contents Front

About Sweet Sparkle

The Subscription Box: Sweet Sparkle

The Cost: $24.50 monthly + free shipping worldwide. Discounts are available for longer commitments.

COUPON: Use code MSA17 to save 10% off any subscription!

The Products: Five full-size, curated products to help you achieve a full look for the month’s theme.

Ships to: Worldwide with free shipping. You can check out the list of countries they ship to here.

Sweet Sparkle February 2019 Review

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Info Card Front Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Info Card Back

Each month Sweet Sparkle includes an info card with an intro to the theme, products sampled and their retail values. This month’s theme is “Moondust Galaxy” featuring 5 makeup products.

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - LASplash Dauntless Lashes Extra Package Front Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - LASplash Dauntless Lashes Extra Package Open Front Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - LASplash Dauntless Lashes Extra Closer View

LASplash Dauntless Lashes Extra – Retail Value $14, Listed Value $10

Another set of lashes! I feel I’ve been getting them a lot in boxes recently. I am not a fan of the look of lashes this bold, and I am allergic to adhesive, so these just didn’t work out for me. I don’t think I’ve ever seen lashes this spidery from a box, and I think it was a rather bold choice for Sweet Sparkle.

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Steve Laurant Eye Shadow in Blueberry In Box Front Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Steve Laurant Eye Shadow in Blueberry Top

Steve Laurant Eye Shadow in Blueberry – Retail Value $16

This is a new brand to me, and I was surprised to see the $16 price tag for a single shadow. I happen to really love a good blue eyeshadow, but this blue is more of an 80’s blue and not a striking modern blue that usually attracts me (cobalt or navy, anyone?). The texture is a cream to powder and was pigmented when I used my finger to apply it.

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Kokie Matte Lipstick in High Tea Front Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Kokie Matte Lipstick in High Tea Front 2

Kokie Matte Lipstick in High Tea – Retail Value $6

For a matte lipstick, I was surprised at how smoothly this applied. The pigment was great, and it was more comfortable to wear when I applied a few layers. After an hour of wear it ended up feeling dry on my lips (even with a balm underneath), but I have inherently dry, sad lips. I don’t think this neutral shade works with the other colors in this box, but with another more neutral look, I think it could be really pretty.

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Manna Kadar Bronzer Highlighter Box Top Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Manna Kadar Bronzer Highlighter Box Open Top

Manna Kadar Bronzer/Highlighter – Retail Value $21

I know I’ve received this item in an Ipsy or Birchbox before, and I ended up donating it, so I wondered if this was some sort of cosmic thing where I just needed to try it after all. I do really like the highlighter, but the bronzer was hard to evenly get on my brush and it was a little too warm and shiny for my liking. Also, this pan size is so small for a full size, especially for the price tag.

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Be a Bombshell Metallic Eyeliner in Blacklisted Front Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Be a Bombshell Metallic Eyeliner in Blacklisted Top

Be a Bombshell Metallic Eyeliner in Blacklisted – Retail Value $8

Be a Bombshell offers a lot of different products that make their way into subscription boxes, and I can’t really say I’ve liked the majority; this eyeliner is no exception. The consistency is thick, and the applicator was really difficult to work with. I have a habit of using a small eyeliner brush when this happens, and it went on okay. It was hard to build up color where I wanted it, and it wasn’t easy to layer on top of itself. All in all, this is a product I probably wouldn’t reach for again.

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Swatches of the makeup

Swatches of the makeup (left to right):

Steve Laurant Blueberry Eyeshadow, Manna Kadar Bronzer then Highlight, Be a Bombshell liner in Blacklisted (two swatches), Kokie Lipstick in High Tea

Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box February 2019 - Selfie

Here is the look I came up with using all of the products (except the lashes) from this month’s box. I accidentally went ham on the bronzer, but I think I made everything else work out on me, but I wasn’t really feeling any of my new products.

Verdict: Sweet Sparkle surprises me each month with some of their picks, and unfortunately this month wasn’t the best for me. The bronzer was a little warm and dark for my complexion, the lashes were crazy bold and I feel very meh about the lipstick and the eyeshadow. I wasn’t crazy about any of the items’ performances this month, but I enjoyed playing with each new product and trying to get them to work for me.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Your first box will be the current month’s box. So if you sign up in the month of November, you will get the November box.

Coupon: Use code MSA17 to save 10% off any subscription!

Value Breakdown: This month’s box has a total listed value of $65. At $24.50 for this box (with free shipping), here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Steve Laurant Eyeshadow: $6.15
  • Manna Kadar Bronzer/Highlight Duo: $7.86
  • LASplash Dauntless Lashes: $5.24
  • Be a Bombshell liner in Blacklisted: $3
  • Kokie Lipstick in High Tea: $2.25

Check out all of our Sweet Sparkle reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory for more makeup boxes!

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What do you think of this month’s Sweet Sparkle box?

Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

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11 Comments

  1. Thank you for the honest review! I was going to stop reading some of these because every product was “wonderful, pigmented, etc.”

    I was interested in this box, glad I held out. Everything in this months box would have been donated. It seems like leftovers from other boxes.

    • Thank you! It really didn’t seem to go together for me either.

  2. Amazing how you can take a bunch of make up you don’t like and totally rock it!!

    • Thank you, Eden! 🤘🏻

  3. Loved your review and your honesty. It is appreciated. You did a good job with the shadow but the color does seem dated.

    • Thanks! The shimmer makes it a little more modern, but it is still a pretty bold choice.

  4. I think the makeup look looks pretty good 🙂

  5. I love that blue! (But then I’m obsessed with Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty.) Ipsy sent that blue shade, a slightly darker blue, & an apple green a while back, & I was soooooo disappointed that I didn’t get any of them, lol.

  6. I think that blue shadow looks great on you, more of a shimmer metallic. I know it would look terrible on my as I have heavy yellow undertones and I’ve never seen an Asian that I thought looked good in (especially me lol)

    • If I can make it work, I know you can, too! 🙂

  7. I love the Steve Laurant lip oil and the brand is somewhat pricey.

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