A lil’ Boxycharm Review – May ’18 Edition

“Happy Birthday Boxycharm and thanks for the 6th product!”

Assuming everyone here knows what Boxycharm is, let’s move on with the review. Oh wait, you don’t know? Okay okay back it tf up then. Above is Boxycharm’s website, linked and waiting for your click! ~ and no, they have no idea who I am so if you click it’s not some shady way of making $$ lolz (seems to be what everyone freaks out about) ~

BUT – if you gander on their website you’ll see they are a monthly makeup subscription with 4-5 full sized products for $21/month (fee includes shipping – YAH BITCH). Pretty similar to Ipsy, but with full sizes as opposed to travel sizes. For anyone that might be interested, here was my last Ipsy review before switching to Boxycharm and in this post I explain why I made the jump.

Alright enough of that — on with the May 2018 BOXYCHARM REVIEW, HUH

  1. Pretty Vulgar Ink Gel Eyeliner in Black List – sold for $24
    I DID NOT EXPECT TO LOVE THIS THE WAY I DID. And I am not blowing smoke out my ass. I’m not even an eyeliner person! I don’t even know if it LOOKS GOOD on me! Yet this is the creamiest, smoothest lil’ potted eyeliner I ever did use. It is sooooo flippin’ easy to apply and looks matte and black. I am a huge fan and as long as it doesn’t dry out on me, (and if I ever use it all) I would definitely repurchase.
    Would I repurchase? Hellz yeah.
  2. CoverFX Blurring Primer – sold for $38
    Okay, I liked this, then I didn’t and then I did again.
    Final consensus: it’s gucci.
    For some reason, I thought it was drying at first. Looking back, I wonder if the beginning of the product was slightly dried out. Now that I am about 10 uses in, I like this primer a lot! I would compare it to the Benefit Porefessional as far as consistency. It does a great job at smoothing my pores and foundation/concealer apply beautifully on top of it.
    Would I repurchase? This is tough. I have been using the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot primer and loving it as equally if not more. For that reason, I don’t think I’d spend $38 to repurchase this one.
  3. Beauty Creations Matte Lipgloss in Kiss Me – sold for $4.99 but says $10 on Boxy’s website #confusing


    This was… also #confusing. Matte. Lipgloss. Contradicting and also mutually exclusive. This was so sticky. Once you put it on, it definitely wasn’t going anywhere. But oh.. so sticky. If I am putting on a matte lipstick, I at least want to be able to go out and enjoy my night. If you’re looking for lasting color over comfort, this is for you.
    The color is gorgeous, I must say. And once it tries down baby she’s transfer-proof! So I’d say it’s up to your preference – however, an easily accessible comfortable drugstore liquid lippie for $4.99 is also the Wet n’ Wild cat suit lipsticks.
    Would I repurchase? Pass.

4. PUR Cosmetics – The Sculptor Palette – sold for $30

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This makes a great staple eyeshadow palette for anyone whose complexion is not deep enough to use this as a contour kit. However, I could probably find all of these shades in my collection and don’t need to spend $30 for this palette alone.
Granted, the highlight is G O R G E O U S and the pans are huge, so if these shades work for you – honey the quality is there.
Would I repurchase? Nah – as I have these shades elsewhere.

5. & 6. Aesthetica Pro Brush Series ($45) and Face Brush ($27)

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These brushes are nice! I have tried the Fine Tipped Eyeliner Brush which works beautifully with the Pretty Vulgar gel eyeliner (no surprise there, I see what you did Boxy). The spoolie is nice – works like your typical spoolie would.
The Face Brush I actually like using best for bronzer! It’s a little on the flimsy side but I like how it builds up the color without overloading product onto your face.
Would I repurchase? The fine tipped eyeliner brush – yes. I love the way it applies gel eyeliner and I see myself using it over and over again.
The face brush – probably not as the E.l.f. flawless face brush is a good dupe for loose powder and my SOHO Pro Powder brush is queen of bronzer (only link I could find was to eBay – strange. I remember buying this at TJ Maxx). It’s just like.. not broke so why fix it, ya dig?

So that’s the May box! Thoughts? Suggestions? Questions? Lol. No but seriously this was a solid box and made for a good Instagram video 😉

Let me know what you thought of these products if you’ve tried any!

Xoxo,
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My FIRST Boxycharm Review

“I have a new reason to write about makeup on a monthly basis.”

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So I tried Ipsy for a year – loved it. Have nothing but positive things to say about it. My “problem,” or rather, reason for switching over was mainly to receive full-size products. Having samples is fabulous, don’t get me wrong. Small samples of high-end makeup is perfect for experimentation before you splurge.

HOWEVER.

However… I was extremely excited to sign up for Boxycharm. I do want to put it out there, it took about 5 weeks to get off the waitlist. Based on my experience, you can’t just sign up and expect that month’s box. Might not be the case for everyone, but that’s just what happened to me.

Boxycharm is a box of 4-5 full-sized makeup products and costs you $21/month. Most of the time a single item will already cover the cost of the box, but if not then two products will definitely exceed the $21 you pay.

I received a beautiful full-size eyeshadow palette, setting mist, lipstick, travel set of four eyeshadow brushes, and three lips masks. GREAT brands too, by the way! Luxie and Cover Fx are pretty popular atm.

So let’s get to the good stuff, what did I think?!

  1. Winky Lux Kitten Eyeshadow Palette – retails for $25.00

 

This palette is awesome. I really like it. The quality is there, and you better believe the pigment is too. I really like the color selection, and think you can get a nice combination of natural and bold looks with this palette. There is a perfect shade for me to set my eyeshadow primer, as well as several darker colors to bolden an eye look.

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The metallic gold shade (second row, right-hand side) is out of this world – see swatches below. This 9-shade palette has a crease shade, deeper colors for the outer-v and crazy pops of color with the gold and blue. Everything blends incredibly well and creates a flawless finish on your eye look.

 

2. Cover Fx Illuminating Setting Spray – retails for $31.00

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You must shake this up first. I repeat: you need to shake this. Otherwise, you will have a pile of glitter on your face. Attractive, right? No, not unless you’re trying to look like a New Year’s Eve explosion at midnight.

With that being said, the mist on this is extremely fine – and I really like that. No one really wants a squirt to the face. This lays nicely on the skin and does give a dewy glow. I’m particularly oily, so I’d only use this before going out at night when I won’t be wearing makeup for a full day.

3. Luxie Brush Travel Quad – I can’t find this on their website

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These are fabulous. I can’t say enough positive things about Luxie’s brushes. They blend nicely, travel easily, and don’t disappoint. Ever. You can tell in the picture above that I get good use out of them (yes, they need cleaned).

4. KNC All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask (set of 3) – a set of 5 retails for $25.00

These.. okay these. I would not recommend. I didn’t notice a difference, they are SO BIG over my mouth and chin, and the tingly sensation skeeved me out. For $5 a pop and no real improvements in the moisture/plumpness of my lips, they’re not worth it in my opinion.

5. Laq A & Co Cloud Lips in Storm – retails for $17.00

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This is a gorgeous stormy shade of a deep reddish purply plum. Does that make sense? Okay good. This is super comfortable to wear on the lips but I highly recommend a lip liner underneath. She is not easy to apply without one and you need to draw a line before you color inside, capisce??? I like this though; it transfers, but the color is gorgeous and well worth it.

Would look fabulous paired with a vampy eye look.

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And that’s everything for my first Boxycharm box! I LOVE IT ALL. I’m very happy with my first box. I could leave out the lip masks and still be completely satisfied with the remaining four products for $21/month.

Have you tried Boxycharm or Ipsy? Do you have a preference? Is Boxycharm worth the extra $10/month for you? I’d love to know!

Xoxo,
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