Vegan Cuts Makeup Box “Poolside Glamour” Review – Summer 2019

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vegan cuts makeup subscription box review july 2019

The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box is a quarterly box from Vegan Cuts. It joins the Vegan Cuts line up of the monthly Beauty Box and Snack Box.

opening the box

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

This review is of the Makeup Box, which is $39.95 per quarter.

a shot of all of the box contents together

About the Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

The Cost: $39.95 per quarter + free US shipping

The Products: “Full-size vegan & cruelty-free makeup to match each season. From lipstick to mascara to luxe nail lacquer, we’ve got all your needs covered and will customize your box based on your beauty profile.”

Ships to: US, Canada, and International (Canadian quarterly price is $46.90, International quarterly price is $54.95)

Vegan Cuts Makeup Box “Poolside Glamour” Summer 2019 Review

cegan cuts info card back with photo of a cute wolf info card with all the products, info, and pricing

Each Vegan Cuts Makeup Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that quarter.

Let’s dive in!

  • sheet of eye and moon themed nail stickers

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  • detail of the nail stickers featuring eyes, moons, stars, dots, and metallic stripes

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  • back of nail sticker sheet

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    Deco Miami Nail Art Stickers – Retail Value $8.00

    I have crappy nails that feel and are very small. A few months ago I would have missed out on actually using these cute stickers but I have been treating myself to acrylic overlays every 2 weeks (basically an acrylic nail sans tip!) and now my nails are longer and have more surface area for fun. I love eyes and moons, so these stickers were immediately on my nails. They stick pretty well on their own, but if you want to make sure they stay put, use a clear topcoat.

    Obligatory photo of my hand holding a crystal while rocking some nail stickers.

    • lipstick in metallic tube next to packaging box

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    • floral pattern on metallic lipstick tube

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    • open lipstick tube next to lid

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    • bottom of lipstick tube displaying name of color: plume pink

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      100% Pure Fruit Pigmented® Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick in ‘Plume Pink”, 4.5 g – Full Size! Retail Value $30.00 (Plume Pink is currently on sale for $15.00, along with other shades)

      I received a tube of this previously back in a Love Goodly Box and I like it then too! This shade is much more pink and girly, which suits me just fine. I love a bold lip color, and this medium pink is really saturated and flattering. It is a matte formula, but I don’t find this stuff drying at all. It is certainly not transfer-proof, but the smooth and hydrating texture is a more than fair trade-off in my eyes. It has a very old-school lipstick scent that is nostalgic for me. 

      lipstick swatch


      • poolside palette open and displayed against outer box

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      • lid of the poolside palette featuring a summery pool illustration

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      • inside of the eyeshadow palette showing 12 shades ranging from ivory, to pink and purple, and teal

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      • backside of the pool palette

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        IBY Beauty Poolside Eyeshadow Palette, 1.5 g -Full Size! Retail Value $20.00

        Woo, this palette has a ton of colors! The twelve shades are so summery. Per IBY they are described in the following way:

        Staycation – Pearl shimmer
        Dive In – Candy pink shimmer with a silver shift
        Caliente – Gold shimmer
        Splish, Splash – Peach shimmer with a gold shift
        Margz – Dusty Rose
        80 & Nice- Cerise pink
        Get Soaked- Pottery pink
        Floating- Blushing Raspberry
        BYO Bikini- True teal
        No Running- Electric purple
        Cabana – Sun-kissed deep bronze shimmer

        I honestly only really like about half of this palette. Some of the shades are way too pink (bordering on blush or lipstick colors) and a couple of them are too ’90s style frosty for my tastes (Staycation, Dive In). Overall, they are quite smooth and nicely pigmented, and someone more creative will likely get a little more use out of those wilder shades than I will.

        palette swatches

        Top to bottom: Sunny Skies, Staycation, Dive In, Caliente, Splish Splash, Margz (LOVE)

        more palette swatches

        Top to Bottom: 80 & Nice, Get Soaked (another fave), Floating, BYO Bikini, No Running, Cabana

        • pale pink shimmer roller

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        • roller ball tip

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          Manna Kadar Cosmetics Diamond Dust Roll-On Eyeshadow in ‘Pixie’, 2.5 g – Full Size! Retail Value $19.00

          I am surprised at how much I like this little roll-on. It contains the most delicate pale pink shimmer that looks great on my lids or as a highlighter. The rollerball makes the application a total breeze and the shimmer is so bright that I only need a little bit. It gives a perfect amount of lid sparkle for a minimal makeup look and stays put through heat and sweat.  

          shimmer roller swatch

          Lots of shimmer, but in person, it is a little more pink than champagne.

          • bali balm lip balm tube inside packaging

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          • green and orange bali balm packaging tube

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          • back of bali balm tube with info

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            Bali Balm Grapefruit & Bergamot Lip Balm, 15 ml – Full Size!  Retail Value $27.00

            I don’t think I have ever seen a tube of lip balm packaged so finely! The white box is heavy-duty, detailed in the same orange as featured on the balm tube, and perfect for gifting. The tube itself is even wrapped in tissue paper! The formula is super smooth and light, leaving no waxy feel behind, just soft lips. The scent of bergamot is a nod to my fave tea (Earl Grey life!) and the added grapefruit aroma gives it a summery finish.

            Verdict: This box has a retail value of $104.00 which is a good value for the $39.95 cost. I really enjoyed every product, though the eyeshadow palette is not exactly my style. The lip color is stunning, and I have been wearing it ever since I opened the box. I also loved the shimmer roll-on and the impressively packaged lip balm. How can I forget about the adorable nail stickers? Overall, I really enjoyed this box, though I wonder if just one more item might have pushed it over the top for me.

            To Wrap Up:

            Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yep! Click here to grab the summer quarterly box.

            Value Breakdown: At $39.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following per item:

            • Nail Stickers $3.07
            • Matte Lipstick $11.52
            • Eyeshadow Palette $7.68
            • Diamond Dust Roll-On $7.30
            • Bali Balm $10.37

            Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $7.99.

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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, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews, Vegan Cuts Makeup Box Reviews| Tags: vegan cuts makeup box | 4 comments


            1. The IBY palette looks nice! I got one of the samples in an Ipsy bag & it a super fantastic pigmented matte. 😍

              I’d love to swap for the lip balm &/or the nail stickers!

              • the colors are really pretty, and so summery. This was my first IBY palette and pigment wise, I was impressed.

                Also, you totally need the nail stickers. Everyone does!

            2. That’s my favorite lipstick! I think that sale ends today or tomorrow, so snap up more if you like the formula!

              • oooh don’t tempt me!

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