Hello everyone! Last month I signed up for BoxyCharm, so this is my first BoxyCharm unboxing! I want to share with you everything that I received and my first impressions of each item. As always, there will be lots and lots of photos!
What is it? A monthly beauty subscription box that includes 4-5 full-sized and luxury-sized products from various companies.
USA: $21 USD/Month + FREE shipping.
CANADA: $21 USD + $5 USD Shipping –> Ends up being ~$33 CAD with the exchange rate.
September BoxyCharm: Boxy Baddie
Retail Price: $34 USD
Claims: “The pro secret is out! Creating a flawless eye look is super simple if you have the perfect mix of neutral, copper and bronze shades handy. Now you can turn everyday and night into a soiree with this super versatile 12-piece eye shadow collection. Filled with highly pigmented and silky smooth shadows, the four versatile matte shades, four satin shades and four shimmers work flawlessly together for all skin tones. Super blendable and anything but basic, this essential palette takes the guesswork out of your eye look. Just use the colors in the vertical rows from top to bottom for highlight, definition and drama.”
- This eyeshadow palette comes in a cardboard palette that has marble patterning and a large mirror inside. Gotta say, I’m a basic bitch and I love my marble.
- Almost all of the shadows were very blendable and pigmented.
- The only shadows that weren’t quite as pigmented were the lightest shades in the top row.
- I didn’t get quite as smooth of a blend with the darker matte browns in the two right-hand rows. However, they were certainly workable.
- The shimmers work well applied with a finger or a damp brush.
- The texture of the mattes feels smooth and almost clay-like (reminiscent of Tarte Amazonian Clay shadows), and the shimmers almost feel gel/powder-like (reminiscent of Make Up For Ever).
Below are some simple looks that I did with this palette. I tried to stick to using each vertical row for each look, but I did need to dip into the darker colours for all of them to deepen them up.
Private Party: Used to set primer, and on brow bone. Also not very pigmented.
Glitzy: All over lid. This colour isn’t a true gold, but more of a dirty darker gold.
Epic: Outer corner
Socialite: Used to set primer, and on brow bone. Also not very pigmented.
Stunner: Transition/crease. Nice warm transition shade; blends nicely.
Twinkle: All over lid. This is such a nice metallic!
Snazzy: Outer corner.
Private Party: Used to set primer, and on brow bone.
Gala: Transition/crease. Semi-pigmented.
Snazzy: Crease/Outer corner. Pretty pigmented and blended pretty well.
Dazzle: All over lid. A really nice light brown metallic. Looks great all over the lid and isn’t too dark.
Mogul: Used to set primer, and on brow bone. Not very pigmented.
Epic: Crease and outer corner. I had more issues with blending this shade, but it turned out fine.
Cosmo: All over lid. Cooler dark brown metallic.
Retail Price: $18 USD or $21 CAD.
Shade: Spiked – Rich brunette
Claims: “Self-propelling, self-sharpening, brow defining. Confidently adds what you need: shape, colour and/or density in one streamlined tool. Like a pen, creates its own just-right point for striking arches. Easy to tote around – no sharpener needed.”
- This pencil is a little bit waxy but surprisingly creamy. It draws on very smoothly.
- It is a little bit bigger, and therefore not as precise as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow-Wiz, or the ABH dupe, the Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Brow Pencil.
- It works great for the front of the brow, but I prefer a thinner pencil for the tail.
- It doesn’t have a spooly which is kind of annoying.
- I like to have intense, richly pigmented brows. This gives me a lighter, more natural version of that.
If you scroll back up to all of my eye photos, my brows in all of those photos have been filled in with this pencil.
Retail Price: $6 USD
Claims: “High pigmentation and a satin-matte finish in liquid lipstick form to keep your lips soft and comfy all day long. You won’t be superstitious but a littlestitious in this dusty pinky purple”
Shade: Littlestitious – Dusty pinky purple
- I already own one Colourpop Ultra Satin lip, so I know that this formula is very comfortable. I am a person that cannot wear liquid lipsticks because I CANNOT handle lip discomfort. Well guess what? I can wear these all day with no problem. This shade is no exception.
- The only slightly annoying thing is that the lipstick stays tacky.
- The doefoot applicator is very small which makes accurate application pretty easy.
- This shade takes at least two layers to get really opaque.
- It’s a pretty shade, but a bit pale for me right now. It’s like a light mauvey pink.
Retail Price: $35 USD
Claims: “A silky, light weight blush that gives a pop of healthy radiance on the cheeks.”
- This blush is super finely milled and silky.
- It has fine shimmer throughout it, but it doesn’t have big flecks.
- The colour is like a dusty coral rose, it’s really beautiful.
- It has only a half sifter, that you can close!! I love that packaging design, especially for travelling.
Retail Price: $28 USD
Claims: “Featuring a truly unique design, the super convenient Perfecting Face Foundation Brush has an exclusive fluid reservoir that holds liquid foundation (as well as other skin-enhancing products) until you are ready to apply it.
Expertly engineered to be paired with bareSkin®Liquid Foundation, the soft, synthetic fibers provide no-mess foundation application directly from the bottle to the brush. This must-have makeup brush gives you the power to adjust your coverage to the drop for a perfectly seamless foundation application. It is so effective and easy to use that we patented its bestselling distinctive design.”
- The bristles are very soft, and the brush has a circular divet in the center of the bristles to hold foundation.
- The brush is comfortable to hold.
- Applies foundation pretty well with no streak marks. I still prefer using a makeup sponge, which seems to give me better coverage than this brush.
Retail Price: $20 USD
Claims: “WHAT IT IS: An intensive weekly treatment to restore essential hydration and enhance hair’s resilience to protect against future damage.
WHO IT’S FOR: Those with dry, damaged, chemically-treated, and/or lifeless hair.
WHAT IT DOES: This Deep Conditioning Mask works in minutes to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry, brittle, over-processed, and otherwise lackluster hair. Formulated with Briogeo’s unique NOVA Complex, this mask delivers an optimal blend of transformative nutrients from B-vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, algae, and biotin to replenish damaged hair to a shiny, healthy-looking, and lustrous state.
SAFE FOR: Color treated, keratin treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair.”
- When using this hair mask, you have to leave it in for 10 minutes. I can’t say that I like having to wait around for 10 minutes after showering, just to get back in the shower. However, it’s not such a big deal for a once a week type of thing.
- The texture was like a thick, regular conditioner.
- My hair felt no different immediately after rinsing out, other than it helped detangle it.
- The next day when I styled my hair, my hair felt softer than ever! I loved the result!
Well that’s it for all of the items in this month’s BoxyCharm!
Box Worth: $141 USD
Did you get this month’s BoxyCharm? Have you tried any of these products? Comment down below what you think!