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Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box Review + Coupon – November 2019

Sweet Sparkle is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each box includes five full-sized, curated products to create an entire makeup look.

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

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: Worldwide for free. You can check out the list of countries they ship to here.

Sweet Sparkle November 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 “Smokin’ Hot” featuring 5 makeup products.

 

Steve Laurant Lip Tint in “Nude Pop” – Retail Value $22

Steve Laurant is a pricier brand we see a lot in Sweet Sparkle. Nude Pop gives off a creamy hint of pale peach, leaving a little more color payoff than what I anticipated. The overall texture feels luxurious and very comfortable on the lips, but I was disappointed that this lippie pot smells a little like plastic; it isn’t an offensive smell, but I am spoiled with all of the sweet, and dare I say tasty, lip options out there.

 

Kokie “Smolder” 9 Pan Palette – Retail Value $10

I love seeing Kokie in subscription boxes! They have an array of great, affordable products, and I appreciate their sleek packaging. This compact palette has all the necessary shades to create a lot of smokey eye looks, and it would make a terrific travel companion. The pigmentation was pretty good, especially the shimmer shades, and I didn’t notice any chalkiness with the mattes. All in all, a very handy palette to have!

 

Mirabella Cheeky Blush in “Lively” – Retail Value $30 (currently on sale for $10)

Right off the bat, I didn’t love the appearance of this tiny product. The dimpling on the surface reminds me that maybe it is of older stock? Am I too needy for requiring a smooth surface on a new product? Even though I was discouraged initially, I ended up loving this blush! It is so pigmented, and the texture is so slick, yet creamy! One swipe gave me a healthy, “lively” glow.

 

J. Cat Beauty The Big Eye Pencil in “Black Ink” – Retail Value $3.99 (currently on sale for $2)

Here is another instance of disappointing first impressions. Arrow over to the second photo to see the textured tip of this J. Cat pencil. It is nothing a quick sharpening can’t fix, but it is unexpected to see on a brand new product. I love using eye pencils as a base color, and this one did a solid job. It helps your eyeshadow color stay true all day long and is easy to smudge out to create whatever shape you are going for.

Hikari Mink Lashes – Retail Value $17

I love the look of a subtle faux lash, but these lashes are full-on! Lashes are kind of a wash for me personally since I’ve never met an adhesive my sensitive skin can tolerate, plus I don’t know if I could pull off such a bold lash. This set is paired with black bands, and it does not come with adhesive. They seem feathery enough to be comfortable to wear and would seamlessly tie in with the Kokie Smolder Palette eye look down below.

Swatches of the makeup (left to right): Kokie Smolder Palette, Steve Laurant Lip Tint in Nude Pop, Mirabella Blush in Lively, J. Cat pencil in Black Ink

Kokie Lip Brush – Retail Value $6

This itty-bitty brush is precious! It applied the Steve Laurant Lip Tint above beautifully, and the lid kept the brush from touching all of my other products. I hate carrying beauty tools with me daily, but I can’t count how many times I wished I had a lip brush while on the go to create that precise look you can only get with a brush… this is now a makeup bag essential!

Here is the look I came up with using all of the products from this month’s box; I like the simple smokey look I was able to create, even though I’m not sure I really like how Nude Pop looks on my lips. Is it too ’90s/am I giving off a concealer lip vibe? 

Verdict: Sweet Sparkle sent out some gems this month, although I wasn’t pleased with the appearances of some of the products. I love the teeny-tiny lip brush and Mirabella blush, especially! This month’s retail value came to $67; that is over double the cost, which is a pretty good value.

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 December, you will get the December 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:

  • J. Cat Pencil: $0.73
  • Hikari Lashes: $6.22
  • Kokie Palette: $3.66
  • Kokie Lip Brush: $2.19
  • Mirabella Blush: $3.66
  • Steve Laurant Lip Tint: $8.05

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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Sweet Sparkle Reviews| Tags: sweet sparkle | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Steve Laurent is a private-label brand, so their “retail value” is essentially meaningless to me (not saying they aren’t good products!). SL just slaps their logo on a pre-made product & up sells it. (SL is essentially the same as DLS is the same as Bang Beauty is the same as Luna by Luna.)

    Kokie, on the other hand, is a brand that I think of kind of alongside NYX, in that they have some quality products for very reasonable prices.

    • Dirty Little Secrets, Luna, Bang Beauty and Steve Laurant are all owned by the same woman , private label.

      Someone on Reddit posted a huge thing about it recently.

  2. I think you look gorgeous and I love the lip color!

    • Thank you, Ashley!

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