Color Curate is my most recent subscription box that is hosted (?) by So Susan. For $20.95 per month, they will send four full-sized beauty items plus a limited edition makeup bag. This subscription box had me hooked on “full size”. It is difficult to find an affordable makeup subscription that has full sized items and fits in a budget. This specific box caught my attention by having a colorful selection and a reward point system as well as a store on the website. It seems a bit pricey for only four products but the selection seems to make up for the price. Color Curate prides itself on sending out items that are 100% cruelty-free. As far as I have researched there is no variation between individual bags for a specific month.
On to the items!
As for every month, the makeup bag comes with a quote printed right on top of the design. The colors are beautifully selected to complement the last month of fall, and the quote “In Everything Give Thanks” relates perfectly to the upcoming Thanksgiving. For this month, the items in the bag consisted of a highlighter palette, two eyeshadow products, and a lip product which is listed as a bonus item.
1. Jelly Pong Pong Lip Oil in shade Satsuma
The smell of this lip oil reminded me of one by Julep, but it felt a lot lighter on the lips. The slight color tint was almost undetectable on my lips but it left a nice shine. It did not get rid of chapped lips, but it worked very well on softening the skin.
2. So Susan Glow Amplifier highlighter palette
I just have to say WOW. I did not expect these to come as a cream formula. I have nothing against it but I am just not all that used to working with cream products. I’d love to practice with this palette. It seems like these shades would go very well as a highlight on the brow bone or inner corner of the eye, as well as on the high point of the cheeks.
3. Trifle Cosmetics Eye Candy eyeshadow duo in Cupcake
I love these shadows in all aspects except for one. Once the cardboard packaging is gone there is no way in telling what is the name of this duo. Other than that I believe that this pairing of shades is well suited for the upcoming holiday.
4. Jelly Pong Pong Nebula eyeshadow in shade Interstellar
I was surprised at how very metallic this shadow is! If it was in a lighter shade I could have very well been used as a blinding highlighter. It is very pigmented and I can’t wait to start playing with it!
So let’s get to the overview!
With all the shade selection I believe that the feel for the theme is perfectly represented in each item they consist of typical fall colors
- Jelly Pong Pong Lip Oil in shade Satsuma (bonus item) – $21
- So Susan Glow Amplifier highlighter palette – $48
- Trifle Cosmetics Eye Candy eyeshadow duo in Cupcake – $14
- Jelly Pong Pong Nebula eyeshadow in shade Interstellar – $22
All these items along with the limited edition bag come to a total of $117 in value. Given the price of the monthly subscription, this is an amazing score for any beauty collection. The best part is that all of the items are cruelty-free and some are also vegan, which adds another reason for me to keep this subscription.