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So Susan Color Curate Subscription Box Review – September 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

September 2020 So Susan Color Curate Review

Our included info card had a super cute shell design and a list of all of the products inside.



Limited-Edition Makeup Bag, September 2020 – Retail Value $12.00

The same adorable shell pattern in blue, purple, and pink was on this month’s bag. The interior was a pale yellow.



So Susan Cosmetics Blush & Glow Luminizing Blush in ‘Rose Rust’, 3 g – Retail Value $22.95

I liked this blush immediately! It has a great smooth feel and enough shimmer to feel like a blush + subtle highlighter sort of combo. The color is a peachy rust pink and it was very flattering. Just a little on a fluffy brush gives a sheer and super natural wash of color, but you can totally build it up to something more dramatic while still looking very natural.

‘Rose Rust’ is a pretty perfect name for this shimmering shade!



Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Celestina Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette in Pink Solstice’, 12 g – Retail Value $35.00

At first, I thought these shades felt a little repetitive because we already received a blush, but these formulas feel and look quite different. This trio is perfect for blush or eyeshadow, and the lightest shade looks great as a twinkling highlight. The middle shade is that winning combo of pink + gold that always reminds me of a very popular NARS shade and the darkest color works as a blush if you have a very light hand but shines (literally) on the eyelids.

I really love pink.



So Susan Cosmetics Color Trip High-Intensity Color Pigment in ‘Addicted’, 2.3 g – Retail Value $18.00

This was the one item I really didn’t like this month. I avoid glitters like this because they are grainy and if I ever got any of this in my eye I would be feeling pretty terrible for myself. This glitter is a true metallic gold and for everyone out there who might feel more comfortable with such things, it has some major shine!




So Susan Cosmetics LipoPout in “Cats”, 4 g – Retail Value $18.95

Our last item is the sort of borderline obnoxious fuschia I really, really love. And the bullet is covered in cute cats?! Sign me up. This hot pink has a lot of blue in it, making it feel cooler than a lot of pinks out there. It sure is a shock of color for fall and winter, but why shouldn’t we be unpredictable and fun at any time of the year? The texture is a very smooth satin finish that looks more matte than it actually is because there is no shimmer inside.


Verdict: So Susan Color Curate has a value of $106.90 this month and if you love shimmering pink shades, it was a total winner. I really would be happy never seeing loose glitter eyeshadow again but the rest of these selections make up for that, especially that cat-covered lipstick! 

To Wrap Up:

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

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

  • Makeup Bag $2.35
  • Blush & Glow $4.50
  • Celestina Palette $6.86
  • Color Trip Glitter $3.53
  • Lipopout Lipstick $3.71

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 | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. I agree with Rose. I love bold lips, including bright pinks, but hate brown and nude lipsticks.

    This looks like it would have been a great bag, but I talked myself out of subscribing. I’m always tempted by So Susan’s adorable pouches, but do I need anymore of those? I’m also obsessed with lipsticks and cats, but have way too many lippies right now (and cat stuff), so I forced myself to pass. Sigh.

  2. Can anyone here wear that color lipstick?

    • Yes, I can. It is a better color than the myriad of poop brown lipsticks that seem to be in many makeup subscriptions. The better question is “Who would wear this color these days?”, as this is not a color I’d use if I had to wear a mask more than once per day (and that doesn’t seem to happen).

    • I wear loud pinks often. 🙂
      I agree on this not being ideal for a mask. I am WFH these days though, and a pink like this really pops over Zoom!

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