Hello everyone…Happy new year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and I hope the new year is treating you well. If you have read some of my past blog posts, you would know that I belong to Ipsy which is a similar beauty subscription. However, Boxycharm is a $21.00 a month beauty subscription service that delivers about 5-6 FULL-SIZED products to your doorstep.
I honestly can say that Boxycharm has consistently been my absolute FAVORITE subscription service! Not only are you introduced to some really awesome brands and products in each box, but you are also receiving an incredible value! Each box is valued at over $100, yet you are paying $21.00. Keep in mind, many of these products come from really well-renowned brands!
Some of the brands we have received in past boxes have been Tarte, Becca, Pur, IT, Cover FX, Mac, etc.!
Please keep in mind that this is solely a personal review and is 100% based off of my opinions. Be sure to leave a comment about what products you have been enjoying from your Boxycharm. Additionally, if you have any questions about the service, do not hesitate to ask!(:
1. Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More (Luminizer) Primer ($38.00 USD)
I was actually pretty excited t see this in our box this month. Fun fact about me, I am a foundation and primer junkie! Primers and foundations are probably some of my favorite cosmetic products to try out. There are so many different options out there, so many formulations, so many price points. Dr. Brandt is featured quite often in this box, which is awesome because it can be super expensive. From what I have used from them, I have really enjoyed their products. This primer claims to illuminate your complexion, giving you a natural, “from-within” type of glow. It refines the look of pores, smooths the skin, and blurs imperfections.
This primer contains lentil seed oil which is great at visibly tightening your pores, strengthening pore walls, and improving the texture of your skin. This primers contains NO parabens, NO sulfates, and NO phthalates. I find that even with my oily skin, this really increases the longevity of my makeup. Two thumbs up!!
2. CrownPro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 USD)
It is quite typical to receive an eyeshadow palette in a boxycharm. In fact, I can honestly tell you that a good third of my eyeshadow palette collection is composed of palettes I received in my boxes. And some of them are really really nice! Actually, we have received quite a few very nice, very high quality CrownPro brushes! This palette matches the quality and I couldn’t be more excited to create some new eye looks with it. It features 9 shadows, 8 of which are gorgeous, buttery, pigmented shimmer shades (blues, greens, reds, browns). The other shadow is a nice velvety matte black shade to help you smoke out any of the shimmer shades on your eye. I truly believe that if you took this palette and a nice matte neutrals palette, you could create endless eye looks!
3. IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil in Universal Taupe ($24.00 USD)
Girl, I have some great brows. Believe me, I am not a cocky person and there are a lot of insecurities that I have. However, when it comes to my eyebrows, I am so proud of them. They are full and on-fleek. I usually don’t even touch my brows unless I am doing a full-on heavy-duty makeup look. And even in those cases, I only use a pencil and some clear brow gel to lock those babies in place. Because of this, you can probably assume I don’t own many brow products. That is probably why I get pretty happy when I get a nice brow product in a box.
IT cosmetics is such an awesome makeup company. They have some great makeup that has plenty of benefits for your skin. And this eyebrow pencil is super nice. It has an oval-shaped tip which allows it to really create some nice hair-like strokes. On the other end of the pencil, you get a nice spooly to comb through and brush your brows to perfection.
4. Girlactik Matte Lip Paint in Posh ($23.00 USD)
YESSS! Nothing screams my name more than a gorgeous terra-cotta nude shade with an excellent formulation! Not only does this lipstick smell like yummy vanilla frosting, it wears really comfortably on the lips as well. Many subscription services send me extremely red lipsticks which I know I will NEVER wear. Boxycharm does a great job of sending me really wearable lip products that often times end up becoming my everyday handy lip product. Very happy with this lippie! ^_^
5. PUR Cosmetics Bronze & Brighten Cheek Palette ($34.00 USD)
This is a brand new product to the PUR cosmetics brand interestingly enough! In fact, on the website, it is not yet up for sale. Rather, it says coming soon! This gorgeous palette debuts three really buttery, pigmented pressed powders, one being a blush (coral with a gorgeous golden sheen), one being a highlight (light gold/champagne), and the other being a bronzer. This palette certainly is not for the faint of heart. It is super shimmery and BAM in your face. But I love that kind of an impact. These cannot only make for amazing face products (by using a light hand), but they can also serve as some intensely incredible eyeshadows.
In conclusion, I REALLY enjoyed this boxycharm!! What a wonderful way to start off the new year! This box included products I could totally see myself using on a regular basis. This box featured products from awesome, well known about brands and was a perfect balance of face, eyes, and lips.
If you guys are looking to belong to any one beauty subscription, I would totally recommend Boxycharm. And of course I do love my Ipsy and Sephora Play! subscriptions, but I really think this one provides you with the best value, and this one will also help you to really build up your makeup collection while on a budget. I hope you all enjoyed this review. I wanted to thank all my readers for the good vibes and positive feedback on some of my previous blog posts. I wish to become an increasingly active blogger! I want to share my love and passion for all things beauty. Makeup is such a creative art, it’s a one size fits all. So until next time, keep on creating. (: