Today I am going to be starting a new series for the beauty subscription BoxyCharm! I’ve actually been getting BoxyCharm for a few months now, but because I went on a break during the last part of 2017 and January/February of this year, I never got a chance to share with y’all what I’ve been getting and loving/hating about these monthly BoxyCharm boxes. Now that I’m back, I finally have the chance to do that. So without further ado, if you want to find out what I got in this month’s BoxyCharm, just keep on reading!
Actually before I get into this month’s BoxyCharm, I want to go over the difference between BoxyCharm, Ipsy and Sephora Play. I’m sure it’s a little confusing as to why there are so many different subscriptions to pick from if it’s all beauty. I’m hoping this little comparison will help any of y’all who want to get a beauty subscription but can’t decide which one to get or start with. BoxyCharm, Ipsy and Sephora Play are all monthly beauty subscriptions. Both Ipsy and Sephora Play are $10/month, while BoxyCharm is $20/month. Why a jump in price if all of them are beauty subscriptions? Well this is where these beauty subscriptions differ – the content of each box. Ipsy and Sephora Play hardly ever contain full-sized products. Most or all of the products in the box are samples or are travel sizes. Ipsy mostly carries drugstore, indie and less well-known brands. Sephora Play boxes will contain products from any of the brands that Sephora itself carries, which includes some luxury brands like Tom Ford, SKII, and Drunk Elephant. However, in BoxyCharm, you always get five to six full-sized products (one of which is usually a makeup brush) AND most of the products are from well-known, highly coveted brands, some of which aren’t available at Sephora. I hope this clears up some confusion, but if you want to know more about any of the beauty subscriptions I mentioned, click on it’s corresponding link below:
South Mane Beauty – Eye gels ($9) – No matter the brand, eye gels always seem pricey. So I love receiving eye gels! I like to use them as the last step of my morning skincare routine. Sometimes I can’t see results right away, but the undereye area does feel better. The key to eye gels and face masks is to store them in the refrigerator – when you put it on, it’s extra cooling and refreshing!
Pretty Vulgar – Make Them Blush in Hush Blush ($26) – I am so excited about this product! When this brand first released, I fell in love with all the packaging! Look at it! Gold and vintage! Love love love it! I’m also glad that the shade of this blush is one that I typically like.
The Vintage Cosmetic Company – Smokey Eye Brush Set ($13) – These brushes are super soft but a little stiff. Despite that, it still surprisingly applies and blends eyeshadow very well. One little weird thing about these eye brushes are the brush names: “Step 1…for the money”, “Step 2…for the shadow”, and “Step 3…go girl go!”. I don’t get the reason or meaning behind the names, but it doesn’t affect the performance of these brushes so whatever. 🙂
Pur Cosmetics x BoxyCharm – Eyeshadow Palette ($36) – I found out about this palette when I watched iLuvSarahii’s snapchat of her trip with Pur x BoxyCharm. All the looks that the influencers did with the palette were gorgeous. I’m so happy that this palette came in this month’s box. When I first opened this palette, my eyes were immediately drawn to the peachy pink and berry tones. I’ve used this palette multiple times now and I like it alot! I think the only shade in the palette that I’m not a huge fan of is MIA. I don’t usually wear blue so it’s hard for me to use it in an everyday look. If MIA was replaced with another light-medium brown transition shade, this palette would become my new go-to palette. The shimmers are okay, not the best, especially Charmer. It’s really pretty but really chunky. To get the best application, you definitely need an eyeshadow primer and apply with your finger, not a brush. I’ve been pairing this palette with the ABH Soft Glam palette and love the looks I’ve created with it.
Butter London – Double Decker Mascara ($20) – I’m always up for trying a new mascara! When I first tried this mascara, I didn’t like it that much. It gives a good amount of length, but not enough volume because some of my lashes end up clumping together. But then I found out how to apply it for better results – pull out the wand and let it dry for 30 secs before applying it to the lashes. That way the product isn’t as wet and sticky; then the lashes won’t stick together as readily. Now I really like it – I’ve been wearing it everyday!
I hope this post provided some clarification between the different beauty subscriptions. Also, if you’ve tried any of these products, comment below on how you liked/disliked any of it of if you got something different in your BoxyCharm, comment below what you got! I hope y’all had a wonderful Easter and I’ll ttyl~
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