Vegan Cuts Beauty Box May 2017 Subscription Box Review

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 4-7 items ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skin care. Best of all, they are 100% cruelty-free! Monthly recurring shipments are $22.95 with free shipping in the USA (there is an additional charge for other countries). This sub is also available in 6 or 12-month terms that do not renew but that do earn you a discount.

Vegan Cuts doesn’t offer customization and sends items that are suitable for almost everyone. They promise not to send foundation or other items that match a specific skin tone and instead send makeup items that are as inclusive as possible with possible variations in shades. They also promise a value of at least $30 but have sent boxes that are significantly above that mark. Vegan Cuts sends deluxe “travel” sized or full-sized products and rarely sends single use packets.

There was a product information card that included a coupon code for a shop purchase and info on how you can win a free box by sharing your box on social media.

The flip side of the card listed each item and the retail value. May’s box theme is “Beauty and the Beach.”

Everything in my May box!

Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Foundation Brush #510 (Card says $20) This pretty periwinkle shade is part of a set found here so I linked to the rose gold brush ($16). The bristles are synthetic and the shape is flat and tapered. It is best for liquid or cream foundations. I tried it out and prefer the brush I was already using, since this one is a little difficult for me to get the hang of – I felt like I was just pushing the foundation from one place to another instead of actually getting the correct coverage.

Little Moon Essentials Clear Mind Mist ($3.15) I’m surprised that Vegan Cuts didn’t send the “Beach All You Want” scent since it fits the theme! Clear Mind has a simple ingredient list of distilled water, rosemary oil, grapefruit oil, and eucalyptus oil. You can spray it on clothing or a tissue and take a deep sniff of the energizing scent.

Is it my imagination or are more anti-acne products popping up in subscription boxes now that the weather is getting warmer? Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Facial Cleansing Bar  ($4.99) is an anti-acne and clarifying bar soap that has oatmeal, African Black Soap (made from plant ashes), and aloe. It also has fragrance (parfum) which I don’t like to use on my skin so I will pass this along to someone with younger skin.

Pair’d Beauty Non-Aerosol Dry Shampoo in Sweet Cali Orange ($6) This is the wettest dry shampoo I’ve ever tried! It smells wonderful but didn’t really work well for my hair type. It has other possibilities, though: “Not only does this product smell amazing it helps combat dandruff, decrease hair loss, promote hair growth, and balance oil production.” Distilled water, organic maize, organic ethanol, and essential oils are the ingredients and I didn’t feel any powdery residue like the usual dry shampoos. I will pass it along to my daughter who uses dry shampoos and maybe she can let me know what she thinks.

Another product for acne-prone skin! My younger daughter has suddenly become preoccupied with the size of her pores so I’m going to pass Salis Skincare Blackhead Removal Mask ($7.50) to her. I didn’t try this out since I have rosacea and it says specifically not to use it on my kind of skin. It has clay, baking soda, and MSM and you mix it with water until it’s the consistency of toothpaste and then put it on your problem areas overnight for 3-4 nights, rinsing it off each morning. Wait a week and try again then repeat the process for a month. The baking soda is supposed to loosen gunk while the clay draws it out.

I always feel sad when I see a busted product in a box. The horror!

Lauren Brooke Cosmetics pressed Eyeshadow Single in Sweet Pea ($14.50) is a mauve shade that I managed to work into my crease. I liked it, which makes me even more sad since I’m going to have to throw it away. Boo hoo.

Here it is swatched. On the brand’s website this shade looks very pale lavender but it’s a lot darker, perfect for the crease or for lining.

The May Vegan Cuts Beauty Box was not my favorite, with products that didn’t really work for my beauty needs, but I can find a good home for them with my daughters. My favorite item was the eyeshadow, and I have to throw that away! This box had a value of around $56.14, which is more than twice the price paid for the box!

What do you think of this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?

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  • PA Anna

    I have similar thoughts about the May box. I gave all the acne products and dry shampoo to my sister. My eye shadow arrived in one piece. The foundation brush will be used as a back-up brush. I liked the mind mist.

    • Deb

      Anna, I feel like anti-acne products are going to be in abundance now that it’s almost summer! Glad you received an intact shadow, but I still wish they had sent the beachy mist!