So Susan Color Curate Subscription Box Review – April 2019
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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.
April 2019 So Susan Color Curate Review
No info card this month, but let’s check out our bag and products!
Limited-Edition Makeup Bag April 2019 – Retail Value $12.00
I love birds! This bag feels so springy and I think the flowers around our bird friend are really pretty and the illustration style is very interesting.
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Nebula Intensely Foiled Spongy Eyeshadow in ‘Interstellar’, 4 g – Retail Value $22.00
I thought this was a highlighter at first and I was less excited but it is actually a borderline metallic eyeshadow! It has a weirdly springy texture and is super pigmented. It looks a little more rose gold on my skin than in the pot! I tried this wet and it made a very pretty eyeliner, but it did tend to feather out and soften through the night.
This felt-tipped liquid eyeliner is blackest black and water resistant. It absolutely stays put, even with rubbing! It would be a great choice for someone looking for a highly effective, vegan, and cruelty-free eyeliner.
So Susan Cosmetics Liquid Matte Long-Wear Liquid Lipstick in ‘Pumpkin’, 5 ml – Retail Value $14.00
I thought this color was a little fall-ish for a spring festival themed box, but I will say it is a very wearable orange. It kind of leans a little brick red, which makes it feel more sophisticated. I don’t love matte formulas, but I topped this off with a little lip balm to transform it into a satin finish.
Top to bottom: eyeshadow, eyeliner, lip gloss.
So Susan Cosmetics – The Carnival – Ultra-Vibrant Gradient Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $45.00
This palette was really interesting because each of the 4 shadows is a gradient. You could potentially get at least two colors from each. Where it lacked for me was in pigmentation. There just wasn’t a ton! On the flip side, as far as Coachella-esque palettes go, this one has a lot more wearability than some of its wilder counterparts. Everything but the teal is actually very wearable every day, even for more subtle looks.
Top to bottom: Regalia, Festival, Weekend Splurge, Concert
Verdict: So Susan Color Curate might not have been my absolute favorite this time, but it was still a solid box! This month had a value of $103, which is (as usual) great for this $21 bag. It was a little heavy on the eyeshadows for my taste, and I really don’t see myself wearing any of them regularly. I say this lightly, because my makeup vibes are always very natural, and most people branch out into adventurous colors more often I would guess. The lipgloss was actually really lovely, just off for me in terms of season. The black eyeliner was solid and very high quality.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up in April, the April 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 $2.44
- Eyeshadow $4.47
- Eyeliner $2.03
- Lip Gloss $2.85
- Palette $9.15
Alternatively, each of the 5 featured items in the box has an average cost of $4.19.
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What do you think of this month’s So Susan Color Curate subscription?