I subscribe to a monthly beauty box called BoxyCharm and decided it would be fun to share what’s in the box and talk about my thoughts on the products! I love these boxes because you get so much value for so little money! The box is $21.00 USD per month and in this June box, I got $136.00 worth of product! How amazing is that?? Okay, let’s get started…
Alamar Reina Del Caribe
Description provided in the box: This palette features 8 highly opaque shades, reminiscent of the beauty and culture of Cuba. Dive into the pigments and pearls found in the intense metallics, or ground your look with the warm richness of the creamy mattes. For a more intense application, refer to the shade names that feature a water droplet that can be used with a wet brush – the sun symbol, for application with a dry brush.
Retail Price: $28.00 USD | #ALAMARQUEEN
My thoughts: I was so excited to see this palette in the box. You know how I told you how much I love the YouTuber Kathleen Lights? Well, this is her friend’s makeup line and she’s always talking about it in her videos, so of course I was looking forward to trying it.
This palette gave me a good first impression. I was able to get a quick look with little effort, which is what I need these days. The shadows aren’t super soft and buttery like I’m used to with my favourite shadows (i.e., ColourPop shadows), but they are actually very pigmented, even though there is pretty much no fallout.
Unfortunately, after wearing these shadows on my lids for an entire day, I discovered that they are not long-lasting. There was almost no eyeshadow left on my lids by the end of my 8-hour workday. I tried it two days in a row, using different shadows and trying a different primer on my lids. Both days yielded the same results. I am so disappointed. I had such high hopes for this palette and the colours are beautiful and look so good on the eyes at first. Maybe I’ll use them again if I’m just getting ready to go out for a short time, but I don’t think I’ll be wearing these much at all.
Battington Monroe Silk Lashes
Description provided in the box: The 3-D multi-layered Battington Monroe Silk Lashes enhance your look with moderate length, adding a volume and length to your lashes. They’re handmade with 100% silk and impressive durability, allowing up to 25 applications with proper care.
Retail Price: $28.00 USD | #BATTINGTONQUEEN
My thoughts: I really like these lashes. There aren’t too many that I can wear without looking ridiculous because my eyes are so small, but these ones worked! They were easy to apply and felt comfortable. They felt a bit heavy, but not horrible. I’m not really used to wearing falsies, so maybe someone who wears them more regularly wouldn’t even notice the added weight. They seem to be good quality.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Description provided in the box: Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is inspired by the Brazilians favorite feature – the bum bum! It’s creamy and rich in Guarana, a native Amazonia plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine. The fast-absorbing texture contains just enough mica to add a perfect Brazilian glow, as the formula helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest. Pistachio caramel leave skin delicately fragranced.
Retail Price: $10.00 | #SOLDEJANEIROQUEEN
My thoughts: So, I’m not a huge fan of body creams, as I just don’t use them all that often. I don’t have dry body skin, so I don’t really see the point and I just don’t have time for unnecessary things these days. However, I tried this and I will say that it smells incredible. I’m in love with the smell. Unfortunately, I can’t wear scented products to work, so I don’t think I’ll be using this very often.
Luxie 3 Piece Flawless Complexion
Description provided in the box: Precision Foundation Face Brush 660 – With less bristle density, this brush is perfect for applying both powder and liquid foundations to create a soft, diffused makeup look. Tapered Highlighting Face Brush 522 – This fluffy, tapered brush allows you to seamlessly apply your favorite powder highlighter to the high points of your face or set your under eye makeup. Duo Fiber Powder Brush 516 – Use this ultra soft duo fiber brush to apply cream or powder makeup for a softer, flawless finish.
Retail Price: $42.00 USD | #LUXIEQUEEN
My thoughts: I actually already have the 660 brush and love it for applying setting powder under my eyes and around my nose. I’m glad to have received a second one that I can take with me out and about for on-the-go touch-ups!
The 522 brush is good for highlighting. I was pleased with the results.
The 516 brush isn’t my cup of tea. It’s not this particular one, I’m just not a fan of these styles of brushes. I have no use for them.
Jonteblu Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Description provided in the box: The 100% vegan, Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil glides on smooth for an elevated eye look. Use along the upper lash line or water line.
Retail Price: $5.00 USD | #JONTEBLUQUEEN
My thoughts: I was not impressed at all with this eyeliner. It wouldn’t show up on my water line at all. So, I quickly gave up on it. I won’t be using it again.
Girlactik Lip Paint
Description provided in the box: Apply this richly pigmented lip paint on your lips and within one minute it will dry down to a beautiful matte color that will be noticeably dramatic without the dryness or flaking.
Retail Price: $23.00 USD | #GIRLACTIKQUEEN
My thoughts: I completely agree with that description. It is pigmented, it dries down to a matte, it is definitely noticeable, and what impressed me the most was the lack of drying of the lips. So often with matte lipsticks, your lips just feel so dry and they can look dry too. This one didn’t do that. It was so comfortable to wear. It really didn’t even feel like I was wearing anything on my lips, which is so rare from my experience with a matte lipstick.