Vegan Cuts Beauty Box October 2018 Subscription Box Review

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 5 or more items ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare. Best of all, they are 100% cruelty-free and vegan, plus most items are natural and non-toxic! 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.

My products were kept safe in shredded paper squiggles. I always place the squiggles in my compost pile but you can recycle them how you see fit.

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. The October 2018 box theme is A Beautiful Sign!

Two of the products were wrapped to keep them from breaking and/or leaking.

Looking good!

Everything in my box! There were 6 items this month.

Frownies Moisturizing Gel Patch Under Eye Gels ($6.65) are supposed to be used for three nights in a row, then once a week thereafter. This set will get you through those first three nights and then you will need to purchase another set.

There is one set of gels in the pack. After using them you simply place back in the tray and spritz with Frownies  Rose Water Hydrator (not included) and then place in the fridge. Discard after three uses.

Hyaluronic acid, aloe gel, and cactus collagen are some of the ingredients in these patches, which claim to help with fine lines, discoloration, and dark spots.

Cosmedica Skincare Brightening Eye Treatment ($12) Wow, two under eye products in this months box! Once you’ve sent those bags packing with the Frownies, keep them away with this treatment. This one has vitamins C + E to fight aging and hyaluronic acid to keep the area hydrated. Grapeseed and avocado oils plus aloe are known skin soothers. This product was absorbed pretty quickly and had no scent that I could detect.

Peony Cosmetics Wonder Bloom Dual Eyeshadow in Golden Vervain ($15) I love getting eye shadows in beauty boxes, and was excited to give this one a try!

Ingredients were found on the side of the box.

I was a little worried about the colors of this duo – do I wear brown or black liner with these shades?

In the end I went with black liner. I used a base shade (not shown) all over my lids, then the mustard on the lid and the purple shade in the crease.

Here they are swatched on my inner arm, where the purple looks warmer than I thought it would.

Botanical People Orange Blossom Radiance Mist ($4.62) is a citrus based toner or midday spritz with an orange water base along with tea extracts and witch hazel. I used it on a cotton pad to remove all traces of makeup after cleansing and thought it had a light orange flower scent. I personally would refrain from using this in the morning or during the day as the citrus elements in the spray may make you more susceptible to sunburn or photosensitivity.

Vya Naturals Vitamin C Face Wash ($15) It looks like subscribers received one of three different Vya Naturals products. The other two items sent were a rose toner and a rose body butter.

Vitamin C is an anti-aging ingredient, although I question how helpful it can be when it is quickly washed off of the face. This was a thick product and really cleaned everything up. One thing I noticed is that the product says it is best before 18 months from date of manufacture. Mine was produced in May 2017, so it is expiring next month, which is disappointing. I’m not sure how many people use a whole bottle of facial wash in one month.

Naobay Recovery Mask ($29) I decided to try this on the weekend, when I have more time and can enjoy a relaxing spa morning, or in this case, spa 7 minutes. That’s all the time you need to leave this on the skin.

This is supposed to soothe skin and reduce redness but soon after putting it on my skin felt irritated, especially above my lip. The irritation then spread all over and while I managed to last around 5 minutes, I’m not sure I would try this again. The second ingredient is orange flower water and maybe that’s just too strong for my sensitive skin. If you have tried this product then I would love to know if you experienced any irritation. I did like that it has zinc oxide in it, since that is a skin protector.

Although I liked the assortment of products in the October Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, there were a couple of misses for me, but then that’s how subscription boxes tend to be. They probably won’t send a product that is perfect for everybody, every time, and that’s ok. Sending a full-sized product that expires the next month is not ok. My favorite items this month were the eyeshadow duo and under eye cream, and those two items alone exceed the price paid for the box. The total value was around $82.27!

What do you think of this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box? Let me know which product you’re loving in the comments!

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