I’m so happy that I made a switch from ipsy to Boxy charm! The boxes are more expensive, ($21/month/box instead of $10/ month/bag) but Boxy Charm has 5 full-sized products instead of 5 sample sized.
This month’s box contains 6 products, 5 full sized and one deluxe sample sized.
Here is what I got in my second box:
(I’m going to write about what I got in my box from my least to most favorite…)
ULTRA SATIN LIP by Colourpop $6.00
High pigmentation and a satin-matte finish in liquid lipstick form to keep your lips soft and comfy all day long.
#BoxyTip: Start with freshly exfoliated lips to achieve the smoothest application! Then, line your lips with a matching pencil; this will help you achieve the perfect finished look and give the appearance of fuller lips. Next, apply your Ultra Satin Lip in a thin layer for most comfortable wear.I was really excited to try out this shade is beautiful, and out of the 4 shades being offered, it is probably the shade that I would have picked out for myself if given the choice. That being said… it goes on beautifully and feels comfortable on the lips, but it does not wear off gracefully! Instead of looking like a pink nude with purple undertones, it looks like a bright magenta. It went from being super cute to scary! I tried to wipe it off without any luck. My lips were stained this bright fuchsia color from almost 2 days.
MAC Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil (in the shades spiked or lingering) $18.00
Self-propelling, self-sharpening, and brow-defining. This pencil will add everything you need: shape, colour and/or density in one streamlined tool. Like a pen, it creates its own just-right point for striking arches. It’s also the perfect pencil to take on the go- no sharpener needed!
#BoxyTip: Apply to brows to fill in, define and colour.
If I were a person that uses brow pencils I might be excited about this product…I don’t use brow pencils, so I’m not impressed. I’ll probably give it to someone else who will enjoy it. Also, come on MAC , $18.00 and no spoolie, seriously?
FACE PERFECTING BRUSH by bareMinerals $28.00
This patented makeup brush lets you adjust your foundation coverage by the drop for a perfectly seamless foundation application.
#BoxyTip: Apply your favorite foundation into the fluid reservoir of the brush. Bu the foundation onto your skin in a swirling, circular motion, starting on the outside of your face near your cheekbones, working your way to the forehead, cheeks, and nose.
I generally apply my foundation with a beauty sponge, so I wasn’t overly excited to receive this brush. Turns out though the more I use this brush the more I like it. It is super soft and densely packed. It has a little indentation in the center for placing the product in. At first, I didn’t really like this, but I have found that if I press a bit harder it gets the job done nicely. I still finish off my application with a damp beauty sponge, but that is just because personally, I prefer a more natural foundation application
Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair 2 oz (Delux sample size) $20.00
Full Size is 8 oz and costs $36.00
A restorative and hydrating conditioner to replenish moisture, repair damage, and protect against future breakage and color fade. This conditioner is infused with Briogeo’s signature blend of ultra-nourishing rosehip, argan, and coconut oils to effectively restore the silky sheen to dry, brittle, lackluster locks. Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft to nourish and repair from the inside out, sealing the uplifted cuticle to help lock in moisture and reduce environmental impurities. Argan oil provides extensive conditioning to restore luster and diminish frizz, while the antioxidant-rich rosehip oil helps shield strands from UV and free-radical damage.
Studio Makeup Luminous Loose Blush $35.00
This lightweight blush provides a vibrant pop of color for the most natural, healthy look.
#BoxyTip: Place desired amount of product into the cap of the item, ensuring that you don’t use too much powder. Lightly dip your brush into the cap to pick up just enough blush, and apply to the apples of your cheeks. Continue applying for until you reach the desired look.
IL: Mica. May contain: Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
I love blush! I feel as if you can easily transform your face from looking tired and pale to looking bright and refreshed just by applying a bit of blush. I really like this blush, it is a great coral color that’ll be flattering on most skin tones. This container holds 7g/0.24 oz of loose blush, that is going to last for a really long time! That being said, I’d never pay $35 for any blush, even one that will last forever.
PUR Cosmetics Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette – Value $34
This essential palette is filled with highly pigmented and silky smooth shadows.
#BoxyTip: Use the colors in the vertical rows, from top to bottom, to add highlight, definition, and drama.
Up until now, I had never swatched or used any eyeshadows from Pur Cosmetics, so I didn’t know what to expect. Wow, this palette really surprised me!
The shadows are so soft, smooth and velvetey. These shades are my jam! I love the selection of transition shades, defining shades and those sparkling shimmer shades are what makes me love makeup so much! I have been wearing this palette every day since I recieved it and I am in love!
Originally I was only planning on getting Boxy Charm for three months, which would mean that I only have one month left… We’ll see how things go next month…because the first two boxes have been awesome, I have a feeling that I will be wanting to continue my subscription past the three months.
Do you get BoxyCharm? Did you get something different than I did? Do you get any other monthly subscription bags/boxes that are worth trying out? Let me know in the comments below.
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