Do you subscribe to a monthly beauty box? I feel like I’m one of the few who doesn’t. There are a couple reasons I haven’t gotten into beauty boxes, the number one reason is concerns over animal testing. I wasn’t sure whether all the samples would be cruelty-free, so I just avoided them. If you’ve wanted to try beauty boxes but had the same concern, or if you’re looking for only vegan products, Vegan Cuts may be your answer. The monthly beauty box includes 4-7 cruelty-free, vegan makeup and skincare products for $19.95 per month.
- FERRO COSMETICS Mineral Eyeshadow - a shimmery tan-pink
- SOAPBOX SOAPS Charcoal and Sea Salt Soap - I don’t get too excited about soaps, but I really liked this. It felt gentle and left my skin feeling soft
- LA FRESH Oil-Free Face Cleanser - worked to remove makeup with a pleasant, fruity smell and plus for biodegradeable materials!
- LAVISHY Faux Leather Pouch
- JERSEY SHORE SUN Organic Lip Balm - yet to try this, but will feature it in my next “lip balm stockup” post
- COLOR CLUB Harlem Lights Mini Kit - mine came with two of the same shade (Sugar Rays), which I assume is an error, though there is the slightest difference between the two. The colors aren’t for me, but they applied smoothly. NOTE: There’s some question of Color Club’s cruelty-free status. Clarification pending.
- EVERYDAY MINERALS Matte Blush (All Smiles) and Finishing Dust - I’ve considered purchasing Everyday Minerals blushes before, but what stops me is the inclusion of Lauroyl Lysine, which my skin is sensitive to. If you don’t have issues with that, they have an extensive shade range with many beige-nudes, which aren’t always easy to find. These were more like free samples you get with purchases, though because they’re powder you could get a couple uses from them, if you care to save the little packet.
1. Sugar Rays 1
2. Sugar Rays 2
3. Lady Holiday
4. Savoy Nights
1. Sugar Rays 1 (2 coats)
2. Sugar Rays 2 (2 coats)
3. Lady Holiday (2 coats)
4. Savoy Nights (2 coats)
5. Sugar Rays 1 (2 coats) + Savoy Lights (2 coat)
6. Sugar Rays 2 (2 coats) + Savoy Lights (2 coat)
7. Lady Holiday (2 coats) + Savoy Lights (2 coats)
Overall, I think Vegan Cuts is a convenient, budget-friendly way to discover new cruelty-free brands. I like that they offer a variety of lesser-known companies – I was only familiar with two of the seven. I can’t say I’m totally sold on the beauty box concept, as I still would rather save my money for items I pick myself. At the same time, I’m pleased with the quality, size, and variety of the samples. Aside from the Everyday Minerals, these all contain more product that you’d get in a typical free-with-purchase sample. If I were to subscribe to a beauty box, this would probably be it, because I feel comfortable that Vegan Cuts will give due diligence to ensuring any product included is truly cruelty-free.
Thoughts on beauty subscription boxes? Have you seen another beauty box that’s all cruelty-free?