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Sweet Sparkle Makeup Box Review + Coupon – June 2020

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 June 2020 Review


Terre Mere Eyeshadow Brush – Retail Value $17

My ever-growing brush hoard welcomed this flat eyeshadow brush with open arms. This brush is great for packing on color, powder, and cream alike, and it did a pretty good job blending the edges out as well. I hate to get pure white brush heads dirty because they never clean up to that same pristine, new appearance, but maybe that is just me.

J. Cat Invisible Matte Lip Makeup Remover, 15 mL – Retail Value $4.99

I very rarely use matte lip color, but for the sake of this product’s true purpose, I packed on a bright red liquid lip. I applied an even layer of this oil-based product on my colorful lips and swiped it off with a tissue to a reveal clean, hydrated pout. I don’t think this worked any differently than a normal oil-based makeup remover, although the mint flavor tastes more pleasant that my micellar water does!


Bronx Colors Vintage Glamour Pocket Set – Retail Value $11.99 (based on a previous review)

Oh boy. I could tell from the bulky packaging that I would not like this small compact. The two eyeshadow colors are essentials, that’s true, but I have more portable palettes with far more options. I am also inclined to dislike the blusher because it is impossible to dip a face brush in it without hitting the eyeshadows. The colors swatched nicely, but yawn, I am bored! I couldn’t find this set online to purchase, but I did find this from a previous Sweet Sparkle review; I used that to determine this product’s cost.


J. Cat The Big Lip Pencil in Plum – Retail Value $3.99 (on sale for $2.99)

J. Cat is one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands. They have so many gems in their lineup, including this pencil. It is hydrating and the color is a pretty pinky-plum that would flatter any complexion. The pencil applied with a natural finish and felt comfortable on my lips without a lip balm.


Chella Eyebrow Pencil in Auburn – Retail Value $20

Chella’s eyebrow pencil has most of the qualities I love in a brow pencil, including a very thin tip and a spoolie on the opposite end. I can’t understand why a subscription would send out a warm auburn shade for a brow product; this will exclude a lot of subscribers (myself included). I have this same pencil in a brown shade, and I really like it to fill in my brows and create a fuller brow look.


Hikari Glitter Mask – Retail Value $13

AH! This mask is a repeat from a box last year. Spoiler alert: I did not get on with this one! Here is what I had to say about it the first time around:

Hikari is a brand I see in beauty subscription boxes all the time. I don’t remember ever making a connection with any of their products, and this mask is no different. Peel-off masks are fun in theory, but realistically, I like my skincare to be quick and easy. I started to apply an even layer and was totally thrown by the perfumy fragrance. I stopped at my forehead because even then I was overwhelmed. It dried slowly, but when I finally got to peel it off, I was able to get most of it off in one satisfying, glittery sheet. My skin felt soft after removing the mask, but it is definitely not worth the headache.

Swatches of the makeup (left to right): J. Cat lip pencil in Plum, Bronx Colors palette, Chella eyebrow pencil in Auburn

Here is the look I came up with using most of the products from this month’s box. I didn’t apply the eyebrow shade since it didn’t match my brows at all, but I am wearing the J. Cat lip color and the pocket set from Bronx Colors.

Verdict: June’s Sweet Sparkle was not a good fit for me. The color products didn’t wow me, and the eyebrow pencil wasn’t a match, either. Sweet Sparkle has been sending a lot of repeats recently, so let’s hope next month they pull from fresh inventory. This month’s retail value came to $69.97, over double the box cost.

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 July, you will get the July 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:

  • Bronx Colors Set: $4.20
  • J. Cat Lip Pencil: $1.05
  • J. Cat Remover: $1.75
  • Hikari Mask: $4.55
  • Terre Mere Brush: $5.95
  • Chella Brows: $7

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

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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.

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Comments (4)

  1. Drug store brands and junk for $25 NoThanks! I’ll stick to my Ipsy glam bag plus for same price.

    • My thoughts exactly! This box would for sure make me break out or have an allergic reaction

  2. The look you created is really pretty! I especially love how sweet and simple your eye makeup is. Just a little shimmer! 🙂

    • Thank you! Sometimes less is more! 🙂

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