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So Susan Color Curate Bag December 2021 Review

Abby Holsinger
ByAbby HolsingerDec 7, 2021 | 0 comments

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So Susan Color Curate is a monthly makeup subscription service that sends four full-size beauty items in a makeup bag for $20.95 a month. All products are 100% cruelty-free, vegan, and paraben-free!

This month I am hoping for some color since the sun has gone far, far away, and maybe a little sparkle to help me get into a festive mood for the holidays.

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What's Inside The Bag

So Susan Limited-Edition Makeup Bag, December 2021 - Retail Value $12


So Susan's makeup bags are an awesome size to fit a day's look in. They're easy to wipe clean, and I always enjoy the colors and patterns they choose. I haven't been reviewing this subscription very long, but this flamingo bag is definitely my favorite so far.

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Luna Light - Retail Value $19.00


During winter, I live in liquid blush and luminizer. This champagne highlight can function as subtly or bright as you like; there is something so irresistible about a formula that just melts right into your complexion, yet could still potentially beam you up into the heavens. It is also fantastic to use mixed with your foundation (just a teeny, tiny amount) to dew up that skin.

So Susan Cosmetics Perennial Palette in Dahlia  - Retail Value $48.00


This is my second Perennial Palette from So Susan Cosmetics, and I am living for it. There are so many great attributes to using a lip palette, but my favorite is having so many options in such a sleek palette. I love the colors, the formula, the scent, and the pigmentation.

lipstick palette swatches

The only potential downside to this product is having to carry a lip brush or other applicator; you could use a finger, but some of the darker hues will stain, and you won't get that precise application you need.

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Eye Smolder in Deeds - Retail Value $24.00


Although I am relieved this isn't just another black eyeliner, I must say this is definitely not an easy pencil to work with. It tugged at my eyelids, and it was just an all-around bummer, even after I warmed it up using my hairdryer. The product I managed to get on my lids did help my eye look stay in place, but I will likely never use this again.

So Susan Cosmetics Color Trip in Willing - Retail Value $18.00


Willing is a fun sparkling gold pigment. It needed a base to get an opaque layer, and once it is on, it is a stunner. This color is a very warm, deep gold and would be flattering on any skin tone.

spilt eyeshadow

Oops. This is the downside of using loose pigment which happened to have a loose sifter.

makeup swatches, gold

These swatches are of the So Susan Loose Pigment and the Jelly Pong Pong Eyeliner.


This look was so easy to do. Dramatic lip and shimmering lids? I am in love. I layered So Susan's pigment with a wet brush over the Jelly Pong Pong liner, and it created a festive golden look that I will definitely be repeating (minus the liner).


This month's So Susan Color Curate had its hits and one miss. I always really enjoy the brands they feature, but this time around I found myself loving the So Susan cosmetics the most. The shimmering gold shadow and warm lipstick palette were of excellent quality, and I foresee myself using them a lot this winter. On the other hand, I was definitely not loving Jelly Pong Pong's stiff eyeliner, but their small tube of luminzer is pigmented enough to last a lifetime. This month's picks add up to a value of $121, which is awesome for a $20.95 price tag.

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Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $20.95

Value Breakdown: This month has a retail value of $121, which is an amazing value for the $20.95 cost. Alternatively, you are paying $4.19 for each of the 5 items in this box.

To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, you can still order this box while stocks last!

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Abby Holsinger
Abby Holsinger
I’m a self-proclaimed “cool mom” who loves a little, who am I kidding, a lot of razzle-dazzle. I have been box-obsessed for over 10 years, and I am always on the hunt for new beauty, fun flair and trendy clothing boxes. A fun night for me includes an exfoliating foot mask and a bag of Dot's Pretzels while binging Rupaul’s Drag Race.

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