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Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box Review + Coupon – April 2020

Abby Holsinger
ByAbby HolsingerMay 6, 2020 | 8 comments

Sweet Sparkle
4.3 overall rating
3 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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 April 2020 Review

 

Dome Beauty Eye Jewels in Ruby Red – Retail Value $25

Playing with different textures on the eyes can be really fun and can change up your look significantly compared to powder shadows. This has a nice shimmer to it; it also lasted much longer than a shimmer shadow normally does on my eyelids. It was a relief to me that this wet jelly shadow dried quickly on the eye and didn’t rub off when I curled my lashes. The color is hard to describe, but I would say it is a metallic red-purple-taupe. Instead of using this as an all-over shadow, I used an angled eyeliner brush to apply this and was able to layer up for an opaque liner look.

J. Cat Make Up Setting Spray, 2 fl oz – Retail Value $7.99

I like that Sweet Sparkle branched out a little by sending a setting spray. This one by J. Cat has aloe vera, cucumber and glycerin to moisturize and revitalize your makeup looks. I didn’t notice my makeup lasting any longer than usual, but I did notice that this spray added a little friendly shine to my face. There is a very faint fragrance to this spray, but I barely noticed it right after applying.

 

Oh K! Cucumber Sheet Mask – Retail Value $2.99

Oh K!’s hydrating face mask includes a moisturizing mix of cucumber, green tea, and aloe to plump up dry, stressed-out skin. This mask was very ill-fitting for my face shape, and it seemed to slip around more than a lot of sheet masks I’ve tried. The fragrance was refreshing and the mask was very cooling when first applied. After wearing it for 10 minutes, I rubbed the excess serum into my skin, and my face felt a little more hydrated than before.

 

J. Cat Diamond Lust Lip Gloss in Rose Glisten – Retail Value $3.99

To me, there is nothing like a shimmering gloss for a juicy looking lip look; it is my favorite type of lip product. I am also impressed by the pigment in this gloss, such a pretty color! Vitamin E helps condition your lips and keeps your lips comfortable for a few hours before needing another application. I didn’t find this to be sticky at all, and I enjoyed the vanilla flavor as well.

 

TONYMOLY Petit Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Grape – Retail Value $8

I reviewed this product in my January 2019 Sweet Sparkle review, and here is what I had to say about it then:

TONYMOLY always has the best packaging! I love sheet masks and hand creams from this brand, so I was excited to try this Gloss Bar in Juicy Grape. The grape flavor (yes, you can taste it!) reminds me of a purple lollipop, and I love the moisturizing tint left on my lips. Plus, of course, I am excited to have this Petite Bunny by my side!

I feel the same way about it today, except now I have two bunny friends! I would have liked a different flavor to try, but I love the color of Juicy Grape’s mauve sheen.

Swatches of the makeup (top to bottom): TONYMOLY Gloss Bar in Juicy Grape, Dome Beauty Eye Jewel in Ruby Red, J. Cat Diamond Lust Gloss in Glistening Rose

 

Here is the look I came up with using all of the products from this month’s box. Nobody poke fun at my quarantine bang-trim! 😉 There weren’t too many color products this month, but the gloss and the eyeshadow helped me build a very wearable look. 

Verdict: April’s Sweet Sparkle was a pretty good fit for me this month! Although I already have the bunny gloss from a previous box, I enjoyed revisiting this gem. The lip gloss has awesome color payoff and shine, and I even enjoyed the color of the eye product, too! This month’s retail value came to $47.97; that is almost double the box 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 April, you will get the April 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:

  • Dome Beauty Eye Shadow: $12.77
  • J. Cat Lip Gloss: $2.03
  • Oh K! Mask: $1.52
  • J. Cat Setting Spray: $4.07
  • TONYMOLY Balm: $4.08

Check out all of our Sweet Sparkle reviews and the best beauty subscription boxes of 2020 for more makeup boxes!

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What do you think of this month’s Sweet Sparkle box?

"Full-size products. Thoughtfully curated. Each month, Sweet Sparkle subscribers score a box filled with our latest beauty picks so they can create the looks they crave."
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.

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.
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8 comments

Lori

Such a pretty look! Love how the shadow matches your top. Also, your bangs look super cute, like intentionally fringey.

Abby Holsinger

Thank you! I haven’t had my bangs cut professionally since January, and I am guilty of chopping a little almost every day. Hopefully, by the end of quarantine, I will be a bang-trimming pro!

Randie

I like the contents of this month’s box better than the last couple but still think $25 could be spend so much better with a different subscription that offers higher quality products.

Dea

ipsy GBP! You get to pick one of the items, and you get a bag as well.

Joy

The eyeshadow looks great! You are so pretty!

Abby Holsinger

Joy, you are too kind! <3

amber

More than half of the retail value of this box is made up by one single pot of eyeshadow. The rest of the items are rather inexpensive, so this doesn’t seem like a good value at all, especially when you factor in the repeat item, the single sheet mask, the sample size liquid lip, and a mediocre setting spray.

Dea

Agree. For this price, Boxycharm gives you a way better payoff. How can this box still keep going?

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