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So Susan Color Curate Subscription Box Review – July 2019

So Susan Color Curate July 2019 makeup subscription review

So Susan Color Curate is a monthly makeup subscription service that sends 4 full-size beauty items in a makeup bag. All products are 100% cruelty-free, vegan and paraben-free!

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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.)

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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

July 2019 So Susan Color Curate Review

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Included this month is an info card with a list of all of the included products. It looks like this bag has a listed value of $115.00!


Limited-Edition Makeup Bag July 2019  – Retail Value $12.00

This cute Frenchie is riding a skateboard across this bag and it is SO cute!


Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Diamond Twinkle Angled Contour Brush – Retail Value $34.00

This brush is really long. From tip to tip it is around 8.5 inches, which is far too long for my makeup bag, so this will be a vanity-only brush. I do quite love the super fluffy brush head and thought it added a very soft finish to my translucent powder.


Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Nebula in “Milky Way”, 4 g – Retail Value $22.00

This eyeshadow has a spongy cream texture that is really interesting. I was actually a little unimpressed when I used it with a brush because I thought there would be more shimmer and payoff. I then wet my brush a little and WOW did that make a difference in coverage and radiance. It was a perfect brow bone color on my lid and was smooth as silk. You could easily use this for a highlighter too!


So Susan Cosmetics Halo on High in “Flashback”, 4 g – Retail Value $25.00

These highlighters have made a few appearances in this sub recently: a single in May, another single in March and a quad in February. Surely I have all of them by now? At least this month’s shade is a pretty smoked plum color instead of a golden brown or bronze. While the shade looked a little too silvery on my cheekbones, it is a stunningly gorgeous eyeshadow with my light brown eyes. It blends out beautifully and is buildable, so go soft or full drama, your choice!

Top: Nebula Eyeshadow in “Milky Way.” Bottom: Halo on High in “Flashback.”


Trifle Cosmetics Red Velvet Palette – Retail Value $22.00

Although this packaging is a little too cutesy for me personally, the shades inside are right up my alley! I think this palette actually has all of the colors I keep close by in one package. My favorite duo would easily be the Candy High pair, a gorgeous dirty pink and brown/olive shimmer combo. The only set I thought wasn’t excellent would be the Sugarcoated pair, mainly because the first shade is lacking in saturation, but other than that, this is a solid palette I really enjoyed!


Top to bottom: Divine, Luscious

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Top to bottom: Candy High, Sugarcoated

Verdict: So Susan Color Curate was much better this month for me than the last few reviews. I was really over gold/bronze! This box was very shimmery and just pretty. I love plummy pink shades and there were a ton in this box. The palette is full of shades I will wear and the luminizer will likely also end up as a shadow. I thought the Nebula shadow was gorgeous as a shadow or highlighter, and I liked the weird texture. The brush was a little long to live anywhere outside of my vanity, but I loved the oversized fluffy head. The overall value lands somewhere around $115, which is great for a $20.95 box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up in July, the July 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 $2.19
  • Brush $6.19
  • Halo on High $4.55
  • Eyeshadow Palette $4.01
  • Nebula Shadow $4.01

Alternatively, each of the 5 featured items in the box has an average cost of $4.19.

Check out all of our Color Curate reviews and our other favorite makeup subscriptions!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, So Susan Color Curate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: So Susan Color Curate | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I ordered July’s box based on the palette in this review, but I was sent a gold palette instead of the Red Velvet palette I so badly wanted to try. 🙁 I am already overloaded with golds.

  2. Love all the shimmer!

  3. I love these colors! I could easily use all of them for eyeshadows and actually be able to pull them off.

    • Agree completely! I was getting really weary of browns and golds. And how many bronzers does one fair girl need?

  4. Finally a month with my kind of colors and no lippie in a color that is the worst for me.
    Great review as always. Thank you.

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