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About Slay Glam Box
The Subscription Box: Slay Glam Box
The Cost: $24 monthly + free shipping in the US ($9 for other countries). Discounts are available for longer commitments.
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The Products: 5-7 full-size makeup items
Ships to: Free shipping in the US, $9 shipping to other countries
Slay Glam Box July 2019 Review
Slay Glam sends an info card each month with an itemized list of what’s in your box, including retail values.
If you follow @slayglambox on Instagram, the box curator enables subscribers to choose certain items each month by DMing or commenting your item choice; I love this feature! This month I was able to customize which color lipstick I received.
Manna Kadar Goddess Brow Defining Kit - Retail Value $29, Listed Value $39
This eyebrow kit includes the palette, a double-sided pencil and two brushes. The little duo isn't included in this kit; it is listed as a separate item this month.
Even though there is quite an array of colors in this palette, I had a hard time finding a color to match my brows. A lot of the colors were chalky without a lot of payoff but ended up blending okay in my brows. I used the spoolie to brush my brow hairs up, then used the other brush, which is thicker than I like, to dispense the powder through the shape of my brows. The palette also comes equipped with 3 brow stencils, which I did not utilize since my brows are microbladed.
The definer/highlighter pencil went on smoothly, but the definer was too warm for my complexion. The definer pencil is a little thicker than I like as well, but I made the product work for me by applying it very lightly throughout my brows, then brushing out the excess color with the spoolie from the kit. The highlighter shade was perfect for me, and it definitely made my eyebrows pop by blending it out underneath my brows.
Manna Kadar 3-in-1 Contour, Shadow & Blush - Retail Value $21
This is an item I've received before, maybe a few times from different subs. This 3-in-1 has a multitasking bronzer/blush shade and a gold-champagne highlighting shade. Neither shade is very pigmented (swatches below), but they blend nicely into the skin, adding some subtle color.
Swatches: Manna Kadar 3-in-1, duo pencil, brow palette
I love receiving beauty tools in subscriptions! I use a beauty sponge daily (usually the Real Techniques sponge) for foundation and other liquid or cream base products, but this sponge is so different from anything I've tried. I would have never picked it out myself because of its odd fuzzy appearance, but wow, it can really blend! The size of the sponge doesn't change much when it is damp, and its microfiber texture doesn't soak up a lot of your product (less waste!). I do feel like I have to work a little harder to blend product in, but the end result is worth it.
Docolor Stars and Stripes Eyeshadow Palette - Retail Value $14.99
This very patriotic palette is great for a colorful look. There is a nice mix of finishes including mattes, shimmers and even some sparkle. The mattes were chalky, yet workable, and the shimmers swatched nicely; I especially like the aqua! The colors in this palette give me more of a primary color vibe than patriotic, and I am into it!
Docolor Palette swatched left to right, top to bottom.
Another winning product from Cailyn! This lipstick really looks and feels luxe. The pigment is outstanding, as is the moisturizing texture and fruity smell of this delightful lippie. I was able to choose the color I wanted this month, and I am so glad I went for this bold red; it is gorgeous! It is like confidence in a tube.
Here is the look I created using all the makeup products from this month’s Slay Glam Box. This red lipstick is an instant lift of spirit! And the Cailyn sponge really blended out my face products like a dream. The eyeshadow performed like an average drugstore shadow, as did the eyebrow products, but I can't complain about the final look I ended up with.
Verdict: I really enjoyed July's Slay Glam Box curation. This box has a retail value of $88.57 using retail and sale prices - all for under $25! I liked the array of products featured this month, especially the products from Cailyn.
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Value Breakdown: This month’s box has a total value of $88.57. At $24 for this box (with free shipping), here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Manna Kadar Eyebrow Kit: $7.85
- Manna Kadar 3-in-1: $5.69
- Cailyn Lipstick: $3.01
- Cailyn Beauty Sponge: $3.37
- Docolor Palette: $4.06
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