Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box Review + Coupon – February 2019
Sweet Sparkle is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each box includes five full-sized, curated products to create an entire makeup look.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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What do you think of this month’s Sweet Sparkle box?