Hey everyone! Another month, another BoxyCharm. I know it’s been a while since we all received our boxes, but as always I wanted to take a bit to test out all of the products, and create some looks to share with you!
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.
November BoxyCharm: Sweater Weather
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $32 USD
Claims: “Take your eye game on the go with this quad travel set created with hand-crafted synthetic brushes.
Luxie Flat Definer Brush 221T – Use this versatile eye brush to define and smudge out your lower lash line with your favorite eyeshadow (cream/powder) products.
Luxie Blending Brush 227T – Use this blending brush’s narrow shape with your favorite eyeshadow (cream/powder) for precise, yet seamless blending in the crease.
Luxie Medium Angled Shading Brush 207T – Use this brush’s equal amount of fluff and angle with your favorite powder or cream to perfectly blend out any lines or for smoking out the outer corners of your eyes.
Luxie Eye Shading Eye Brush 213T –Use this brush’s shape and density to apply eyeshadow (cream, powder or liquid) to your eyelids for a variety of eye looks.”
- These brushes are about half the size of regular eye brushes.
- I love that they have pink handles! Adds to the cute factor for sure.
- They are very soft and seem to blend well.
- Overall, this is a great travel set, however I do wish that they had come with a case.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $31 USD
Claims: “Ready. Set. Glow! This alcohol-free setting spray provides instant illumination while giving your makeup serious staying power. The ultra-fine mist application delivers an even, luminous finish making this a perfect all-over highlighter for both face and body– and the more you mist, the more intense you glow. It’s alcohol free, so it’s not drying to the skin. For all skin types.”
- First of all, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous. Not only is the unit carton entrancing (holographic), but so is the component packaging (iridescent).
- I have seen a lot of people complaining that their nozzle arrived broken, or broke within the first few uses. I have not experienced this, my nozzle is fine.
- HOWEVER, this has got to be the finest mister I have ever used. You would think that this would be a good thing, but it’s not. They have taken it too far. Barely any liquid comes out when you spray it, so you end up having to spray like 20 sprays to get any mist on you at all. I find this super annoying, and because of this I haven’t used it a lot.
- There is actual shimmer in this setting spray, but I really don’t notice it on my face all that much, so it doesn’t bother me.
- I do like that this setting spray is alcohol free, however, because barely any product comes out, I don’t believe it sets my makeup very well.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $25 USD
Claims: “Inspired by the velvety feel of our feline friends, these ultra soft shadows glide on like a dream. The universally flattering collection of shades makes this palette as lovable as a kitten.
The Kitten Palette features highly-pigmented shadows in four finishes: holographic, matte, satin and glitter.
Cruelty Free 🐰
Paraben Free 🚫
Gluten Free 🍞
Made in the USA 🇺🇸”
- This palette comes with 4 mattes, 3 satins, 1 glitter and 1 “holographic”. Holographic is certainly NOT HOLOGRAPHIC, it is a tan-green duochrome. Similar in colour profile to the shade “retrograde” in the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette. I wouldn’t say it’s a dupe though.
- Some of the shadows are drier than others. 9 Lives was surprisingly dry. This is the glitter shade. It has a matte/satin base.
- The matte shades Duchess, Strut and Chesire all blend really nicely. Strut is the perfect crease/transition shade!
- Cateye, Holographic and Purr are all very creamy, especially Cateye. These shades are referred to as satins, but Cateye and Purr are very metallic-like.
- I had somewhat of a struggle with blending Boots. It may be because there is quite a jump in the matte shades from Strut to Boots. If there was one more transition shade in between those two, blending would go more smoothly.
Here are the three looks that I did. One is an every day, can go to work (at least for me), type of look. The other two are two different levels of glam.
Subtle but colourful red look.
Duchess: Used to set primer, and on brow bone. Also on inner part of lid. Not extremely pigmented, but good enough.
Strut: Transition/crease. A great transition shade. Blends flawlessly.
Chesire: Outer corner and into crease. Not as pigmented as you would expect, but good for beginners who struggle to blend shadows.
Boots: Outer corner just to slightly deepen.
Pink and gold glam.
Duchess: Used to set primer, and on brow bone.
Purr: Inner half of lid. Pretty pigmented and semi-metallic.
Cateye: Out half of the lid. Extremely buttery and metallic, as you can see by the light reflection.
Boots: Crease and outer corner just to slightly deepen. I had a little bit of trouble blending this at first, but it turned out ok. Just need some work.
Glam green eye. Perfect for Christmas!
Duchess: Used to set primer, and on brow bone.
9 Lives: all over the lid. Not very pigmented and very dry, but has some sparkle to it. I’m not so impressed with this shade.
Boots: Inner and outer corners to do a slight halo effect.
Holographic: Center of the lid to complete the halo eye. This shade was pretty buttery, and was a really beautiful duochrome. You can really see the green reflect in these photos, but when you look in the pan it is a tan colour.
Lashes used in the two last looks are the Ardell Faux Mink 811.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $17 USD
Shade: “Sunshower” – Bright cherry red
Claims: “Surprisingly fluffy, Cloud Lips Airy Matte Lipstick delivers full coverage color for a pillow-soft pout. Available in 4 high-pigment shades, these lipsticks were formulated to last all day without feeling stiff thanks to avocado oil.”
- The description of this lipstick is right on! It is seriously so light, just like a cloud.
- It glides on smoothly, with high pigmentation, and feels like you are wearing nothing.
- I find that it has minimal transfer, although it is not transfer-proof.
- You will need to touch up after eating and drinking, but it fades really evenly.
- It is a little drying on my lips, but not unbearable.
- Overall, this is a great matte lipstick! Not as good as Urban Decay Comfort Mattes, but still pretty good.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $15 USD
Claims: “KNC collagen lip masks are all-natural, all day.
Our formula blends moisturizing rose flower oil, cherry extract and vitamin E for a gorgeous pout from the inside out. Just say no to lifeless lips. You feel that tingle at the end? Yeah, that’s that the collagen kicking in— going to work to give you that full, enviable look. Not only does it hydrate and plump, the deep conditioning mask will 100% change your lipstick game—acting as a smooth primer for all your favorite shades. Pucker up. CLAIMS: conditions – moisturizes – plumps – hydrates.”
- Uhg. I did not like this. We received three of these lip masks. I threw out the other two after trying the first.
- These lip masks are the hydrogel kind of masks. There was very little serum in the package, and I don’t recall a particular smell.
- Because these masks need to fit onto the contours of your lips, they fit and adhered terribly. I don’t know why a company would make a lip mask out of hydrogel. It’s flexible, but doesn’t hold a form. A cotton mask would fit and adhere to your lips so much better. Additionally, hydrogel masks are so much heavier, which also makes them spring off of your face. If you want to use a mask like this, you basically have to lay down while wearing them. This is why the girl in the promotional photo above is literally holding it on!!
- The size of these lip masks is incredible! So massive. Good to include all lip sizes though.
- After use, my lips did not feel noticeably hydrated or plump.
- Honestly, using this lip mask disturbed me. I don’t want to be using a product from a company that I don’t know or yet trust, that has serum that will very likely be ingested from wearing the mask over my mouth for 20 minutes. It creeps me out. I also don’t like being able to move my mouth for 20 minutes. Lip masks just aren’t for me, although this is the only one that I have tried.
Well that’s it for all of the items in this month’s BoxyCharm! Overall, I’m pretty happy with this box! The only items that I’m not too impressed with are the Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray and the KNC Beauty Lip Masks.
Box Worth: $120 USD
Did you get the November BoxyCharm? Now that you’ve had a while to try some of the products, what are your thoughts? Comment down below what you think!