Deck of Scarlet Overview
Deck of Scarlet is a makeup palette subscription box. Every other month, you're sent a versatile palette from their in-house brand in collaboration with a YouTube beauty vlogger. The palettes are accompanied by up to two additional makeup products. Use the included items to create multiple looks! You also get access to educational tutorials using all of the products for the month.
Have you heard about Deck of Scarlet? The eyeshadow palette addict in me says yes! We will analyze, can a bi-monthly palette subscription service give you the quality you expect and love from your favorite brands? Read our review below on the Beauty Subscription Service for Palette Addicts!
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How the Subscription Service Works
Palette subscription service costs you $29.95 every other month and you have the option of skipping or canceling anytime — so if the palette they are going to send out that month doesn't jive with you, you can easily skip that palette and see if the next palette (in 2 months) will speak to you more. Once they reveal what palette they will be sending out, they email all their subscribers and give them 5 days to preview the palette and decide if they want to skip or not.
For $29.95 you get one face palette and one or two extra products inside the box. Typically the palette contains three eyeshadows, two cheek products, and two lip products. The extra item can either be a gel liner, liquid liner, or a lip liner or pencil product.
What Else does Deck of Scarlet Offer?
They also offer to customers the option of purchasing past palettes. They call them "Decks" and they have them all available on the website so that if you want to collect or own them all…no matter when you sign up you can purchase them. We think that's a really cool option! However…they each retail for $44.95.
Another service they have available is that they're now selling single eyeshadows ($12), a magnetic palette ($16), liquid liner ($15), eyeliners ($13), and lip liners ($13). We have not tried these single eyeshadows (and haven't heard any reviews) but we am excited to see Deck of Scarlet expanding.
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We really, really appreciate that the palette is split on the top so that you can keep the lip products closed and protected while you are using the powder products. That's definitely something unique about these palettes, the art work on the palette is stunning! The palette itself feels very sturdy and heavy duty — very luxe. We definitely don't think they cheaped out on the package!
Overall, Would We Recommend?
Yes and No. We think if you don't mind having lip products in a pan/palette, then this might totally be something worth checking out! The eyeshadow palette addict in me kinda cries over the wasted space (go away, lip products! There could be more eyeshadows there!), but I can't deny that the lip products are very nice. Now the lip liner and lipstick duo was a total bust for me, but looking at past Deck of Scarlet editions, they change that up: they've send liquid liners, gel liners, etc in previous editions. And I appreciate that! Having 4 lip products was totally overkill in this 4th edition, in our opinion.
Are they Worth Purchasing Separate?
Deck of Scarlet does offer them for sale on their site for a one-time purchase of $44.95 and at that price… We think it's way too high. While the eyeshadows and cheek products are nice…they're not that high end! The quality seems more drugstore/Target type of brand (if that makes sense). The $30 subscription fee is more on-par with what we would think this palette should retail for, to be completely honest. Maybe even a bit less.
The Bottom Line
We really like the concept of Deck of Scarlet. You get a palette, extra products, and access to tutorials from the beauty gurus that helped to create the palette in one nicely designed package for only $24.95 (including free US shipping). This palette had lots of warm shades, which would look beautiful on warm skin tones. I tend to use cooler tones but still enjoyed playing with these colors.