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So Susan Color Curate Bag May 2022 Review

Abby Holsinger
ByAbby HolsingerMay 23, 2022 | 0 comments

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Color Curate
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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!

Hoping for some bright new favorites this month to help me welcome spring!

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What's Inside The Bag

So Susan Limited-Edition Makeup Bag, May 2022 - Retail Value $12

 

I can't help but really like the direction So Susan has been going with their monthly bags. The designs are so pretty and colorful, and I really like that they haven't had any inspiration quotes on them for a few months now. All of my goodies this month nestled perfectly inside this bag with room to spare.

So Susan Cosmetics Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette - Retail Value $29.00

 

At first glance, I couldn't help to think this palette would have been perfect for a fiery winter look around the holidays, but after swatching the shades (pic below!), I've come to realize that the colors, both warm and cool, will work awesomely during spring and summer. They all have the same shimmer finish and thick, buttery texture and glide on and blend like a dream. I had to reach for another palette for a few matte colors for my crease, but I loved this formula for my lids. The color didn't last more than 5 hours without a primer, but I am sure using one could have prolonged its wear.

So Susan Cosmetics Cheek Rethink - Retail Value $22.95

 

Those of us with dry skin know already what wonders a cream blush can do for our complexion. This one uses the hydrating benefits of shea butter to give my cheeks a healthy glow. I was really impressed all around with the cream product in this duo; its rich pigmentation and color payoff are outstanding, and honestly, a little much at first. Once I got used to toning down the red hue, it looked perfect on my pale skin. The shimmery highlight is a pretty pink frost that worked best when I used my finger to apply. The two colors paired well together, and I couldn't help but think how cute this duo would be as a Galentine's day gift.

Trifle Cosmetics Glisten Whip Illuminating Priming Serum - Retail Value $38.00

glow primer

Primers and I have a long history of not jiving, but I gave this one a fair shot. I tried layering this under and mixing it in with my foundation, but I found my favorite way to use this was to layer it on top of my makeup for a very subtle sheen. This product uses plum oil and mango extract to enhance radiance; I do think it enhances radiance, but I also noted that my pores were peeking out a lot more than I like while using this.

So Susan Cosmetics Cashmere Matte Lip Color in Chestnut - Retail Value $21.00

 

This lip pencil is the perfect throwback to 90's lips; the brown hue reminded me of what my mom's friends were wearing when I was growing up, and I couldn't help but think to myself that I am at the same age they were at that time. Yikes! Anyway, this is definitely a one-swipe-and-done lip color. I was impressed with the longevity it had and the stain that it left behind. Of course, my preference is a juicy finish, but I would consider looking into this line if they had more colors available.

swatches

Swatched above: Cheek Rethink Duo, Cashmere Matte Lip, Rose Gold Palette, Trifle Priming Serum (blended then applied a little thicker)

I took this photo about an hour after I did my makeup. My blush is still poppin', and I really like the color the matte lip stained my lips with. The eyeshadows are still in tact, but you can tell they are fading a little as time goes on.

Verdict

This month's So Susan Color Curate was filled with So Susan products, which was pretty fun to explore. The one item I wasn't crazy about this month was the Priming Serum by Trifle Cosmetics. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed playing with the So Susan eyeshadows, matte lip and cheek duo. This month's picks add up to a value of $122.95; I think that is an excellent value for this $20.95 subscription!

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Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $20.95

Value Breakdown: This month has a retail value of $126, 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

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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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