Vegan Cuts Beauty Box: May 2016 {Review}


I know this review is late, but better late than never!

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly beauty box subscription. There’s been a recent increase in price to $23 USD, though the May box was $20 because I was already a subscriber. I believe I started being charged on the new price plan starting with the June box.

You can sign up for the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box here.


The contents of the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box are packaged in a squarish cardboard box. I usually get paper krinkles in my box, but this time there weren’t any. The ones shown in the first photo are from previous boxes.

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box for May 2016


This month there were five products, for a total retail value of $67 USD. Not too shabby.

Terre Mere Cosmetics Blush Brush

Retail Value: $34 USD

An all-white makeup brush with gold ferrule. You don’t see a whole lot of white makeup brushes. I have tons of similar brushes, but it’s always nice to try other brands.

The blush brush has angled bristles and is very soft on the skin. My main complaint is that the bristles aren’t densely packed as I prefer denser brushes. I like to use it for highlighting, and occasionally for blush or bronzer.

With ecoTOOLS, e.l.f., and Wet n Wild all producing affordable vegan brushes under $10, the retail value seems high.

Everclen Toner Facial Toner

Retail Value: $15 USD

I’ve been using this facial toner all summer and love it. I don’t really use toner all that much because my skin doesn’t really need it. If I do use something, I gravitate towards rosewater. Still, it’s nice to have a proper toner.

Unlike most toners, the bottle has a spray nozzle to use the product as a mist. The nozzle does a great job of dispersing the product into a fine mist. I’ve had too many face products shoot out too large particles of liquid on my face.

Just be sure to keep your mouth closed while spraying. It does not taste very good.

Medusa’s Make-Up Bronzer in Sun-Kissed

Retail Value: $12 USD

There was a chance of receiving a lip gloss, bronzer or blush in the May box and I ended up with the bronzer. I think I kind of would have preferred to receive a blush or lip gloss. I already own a ton of bronzers that I don’t use.

Medusa’s Make-Up Bronzer in Sun-Kissed

While the product is a warm brown, it’s not quite as orange as my photos show. It seems kind of dark in the pan, but I can apply it lightly enough for my pale skin. Nevertheless, I barely have to use any of it. The cross hatched pattern on the pressed powder is still there after using the bronzer multiple times. I think it’s going to last forever.

The Granola Goat Face Serum

Retail Value: $4 USD

That is such an adorable name for an indie shop.

The serum is packaged in a very tiny vial, but the label still manages to include all of the ingredients and directions. Unlike most other serums, the base is red raspberry oil. I don’t think I’ve tried a serum with that type of oil before. It smells pretty good and works the same as other serums.

Molly Rose Balms Body Scrub in Grapefruit Basil

Retail Value: $2 USD

This sample jar has enough uses for about one to two uses. The graperfruit and basil is an interesting combination that results in a refreshing scent.

Molly Rose Balms Body Scrub in Grapefruit Basil

Product Images

Final Thoughts

Pros: Good variety; box included 3 full size products this month
Cons: Small package sizes for some items; blush brush could have more bristles

Overall the May box is a well rounded collection of vegan and cruelty-free products. There’s a lot to like, even though it’s not my favorite box so far. That said, personally, the blush brush and bronzer were redundant since I already own tons of those products and I’m not looking for more at this time. But beauty subscription boxes are random like that.

So far I’ve been pleased with the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box and can’t wait for the next one!


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