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So Susan Color Curate Subscription Box Review – April 2020

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!

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.)

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% vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free.

Ships to: The US only; you can purchase older bags and have them shipped worldwide here

April 2020 So Susan Color Curate Review

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 $87.50 which is quite the score for under $25!


Limited-Edition Makeup Bag April 2020 – Retail Value $12.00

I’m loving this bag’s airy, whimsical print of pink and white hot air balloons sailing across a pale blue sky.


Jelly Pong Pong Sofishticated Eyeshadow Palette in “Coral Life” – Retail Value $35.00

Ok, I think this palette might have been designed just for me. These colors are exactly the sort I wear all the time on my lids. Most are on the neutral side, but with extra shimmer to make them special. There are also a pair of mattes that are really gorgeous (though the deep green shade does stain, so beware). The real pop of color here is that shimmering emerald teal shade that is really something gorgeous. All of these shades apply smooth and beautiful, though I do prefer to apply with my fingertips then blend with a brush for maximum pigment payoff.

Top to bottom: Urchin, Sea Bed, Medusa, and Quicksand

Top to bottom: Mollusc, Starfish, Current, and Swimmer


Jelly Pong Cosmetics Cosmic Light Dust in “Pulsar”, 2.3 g – Retail Value $18.00

These loose pigments are really fun because you can use them on your lids, face, lips, anywhere really. The shade this month is a celestial silvery blue which I am going to stash for a formal eye look someday.

I love the buildable powder formula and twinkle factor.


Trifle Cosmetics Lip Syrup in “Rose Fudge”, 4 ml – Retail Value $12.00

Ok, absolutely obsessed with this pink lip stain! It applies like a gorgeous gloss (which honestly is fabulous already) but as the glossiness wears off the prettiest pink stain remains on my lips. This formula is glossy, moisturizing, and the perfect shade!

The best pink.


Trifle Cosmetics Cream Bar in “Cake Island”, 1.8 g – Retail Value $10.50

This is another lip winner in my book. I adore the cooler hot pink shade and luckily enough, I tend to prefer bright shades like this with a matte finish. This crayon applies like butter and stays a little creamy, so you get the matte finish without any dryness. I can’t wait to wear this all summer.

All day, every day!

Verdict: So Susan Color Curate has a value of $87.50 and everything inside was a winner in my book. So Susan is really taking it up a notch recently and including such fun and wearable shades in creative formulas with great packaging. What more could I ask for?

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the May box.

Value Breakdown: At $20.95 for this box (with free shipping), here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Makeup Bag $2.87
  • Eyeshadow Palette $8.38
  • Cosmic Light Dust $4.31
  • Lip Syrup $2.87
  • Lip Crayon $2.51

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| Tags: So Susan Color Curate | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. “Sofishticated” still cracks me up. I love it!

    Are the lip products fragranced?

    • The Lip Syrup has no fragrance but the matte lip crayon has a sweetish-type of smell. Not great but not terrible either.

  2. I got this sub for 6 months. In that time I received one lip color and half eye shadow colors that I ended up using. Got tired of all the liquid highlighters as well. Bags are beautiful, just wish they weren’t all branded.
    Great review though…. thanks.

  3. TOTAL FOMO. Such a gorgeous bag.

  4. I’m so glad I got this bag. The pink shimmer in the eyeshadow palette has the prettiest gold duochrome shift, plus it’s so hard to find a matte dark green shadow any more.

  5. I think this was a great bag. I have been eyeing this a lot lately it different so something fresh I do wish I could have gotten this bag

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