Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box Review + Coupon – June 2019
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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 June 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 “Glow for It” featuring 5 makeup products and a bonus item.
Starlooks Lengthening Mascara, FULL SIZE! – Retail Value $17
Mascaras are always exciting for me to get in subscription boxes; I love to try them all, as I’m always on the hunt for bigger, and bolder lashes! Lashes are my favorite part of makeup, yet they are the most frustrating step. This formula is a sticky one. I applied one layer and attempted to apply a second coat, but my lashes just ended up a tangled mess. I combed them out the best I could, but I couldn’t manage to separate them the way I like. I didn’t have any problems with flaking or running throughout the day, but as far as volumizing and lengthening goes, this formula doesn’t hold a candle to some of my favorite go-to’s.
Peripera Peri’s Ink the Velvet No. 6 in Celeb Deep Rose – Listed Value $7
This liquid lip dries matte and has a blurring, velvety texture. It felt great on my lips, unlike most stains or liquid lipsticks, and I really love the color that was sampled. You could deepen this up to be a vampy red or wear it (as I did below) as a soft rosy stain. The color lasted on my lips for a few hours without feeling dry or uncomfortable, a total win for my picky, dry lips!
Chella Dual Blending Brush & Spoolie – Retail Value $18
Typically I get really excited when I see a beauty tool in one of my boxes, but this brush just doesn’t do it for me. I’m not sure what Chella had in mind when the brand came up with this one, but why put a spoolie on the end of a blending brush? It just seems like a random pairing to me! The head of this brush is thin and flat, so I wouldn’t use it for blending, but it is generally good to use for packing on color.
J. Cat Beauty Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter in White Goddess – Retail Value $8.99
If you’re looking for a frosty white glow, look no further! It is easy to go ham with glow drops, especially this thick version. I used these (very sparingly!) on my cheekbones, patting them on using just my fingertip for a sheer highlight, and they seemed to blend into my skin without revealing too much texture. These would be awesome to mix with body lotion for an all-over shimmer look, too, and I think the concentrated nature of this formula will make this bottle last forever.
Swatches of the makeup (left to right): J. Cat Liquid Highlighter in White Goddess drops unblended then blended, Peri’s Ink in No. 6 Deep Rose unblended then blended
Cosmakery Ethereal 9 Shadow Palette – Retail Value $68
We are going back to the basics with this very neutral palette. There is a nice mixture of mattes and shimmers in this one, ranging from sheer golds to dark browns.
Here are swatches of the palette left to right. Each shadow applied sheerly and caused a little hassle to build up any deep colors. Although I have no complaints about the wear of these shadows, I can’t see this palette being worth over $60. The packaging alone screams drugstore to me, and the colors were really nothing to get excited about, and for $68, I want some excitement!
Oh K! Bubble Sheet Mask – Retail Value $3
Sheet masks are fun to use, but bubbling sheet masks are double the fun! I love a good exfoliating treatment, but I’m often wary to try new exfoliating products due to my sensitive skin. I cut the mask time in half, so I wore this bubbler for 5 minutes, and even that seemed to do the trick. When you apply this mask, it instantly goes to work and you can feel a slight tingle as the bubbles gently exfoliate and purify the skin. I haven’t noticed any reactive breakouts since using this two days ago, and my skin felt clean and refreshed after I rinsed the remaining product off.
Here is the look I came up with using all of the products from this month’s box. I applied a sheer wash of color to my lids and lips using the products from this month, and I also applied the J. Cat glow drops to my cheekbones.
Verdict: Sweet Sparkle sent a very user-friendly box this month. We went back to the basics for June with samples like a basic shadow palette, a liquid lip, and black mascara. This month’s retail value came to about $118.99 (excluding the mask, which was listed as a bonus item); that is a good value for this box, even though the most expensive item seemed to have a very inflated retail price.
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 July, you will get the July box, etc.
COUPON: Use code MSA17 to save 10% off any subscription!
Value Breakdown: At $24.50 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Peripera’s Peri’s Ink: $1.44
- Cosmakery Ethereal Palette: $14
- Starlooks Mascara: $3.50
- J. Cat’s Aura Glow: $1.85
- Chella Brush: $3.71
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