We're starting to wind down on the BOXYCHARM Series! I love doing these but my subscription runs out next month and as of right now I can't afford to do them for a little while, so I'm hoping June's box comes with tons of awesome stuff so we can go out with a bang! Hopefully this won't be like all the band hiatuses where they take a break and never come back. I would hate that.
So let's get this show on the road! This month's BOXYCHARM box was a little different. It cmae with six products instead of the usual five. May is BOXYCHARMS 'birthday month' so they wanted to throw a little extra something in there for us. The first thing you see when you open the box is the fun little colored card, and when you lift it, all the brushes!
This box came with a set of three eye brushes, (a spoolie, an angled brush and one of those super 'fine tipped eyeliner' brushes.) the fluffy bronzer brush, the liquid lipstick and the Cover FX primer. Hidden underneath the protective packaging was the PUR cosmetics contour sculpting palette. With all of the other things on top I nearly forgot about it being in the bottom of the box.
Let's start with all of the Aesthetica brushes. The brush set that came in May's box was called "The Aesthetica Trio Series" and included the angled eyeliner brush, the spoolie, and the fine tipped brush. I persoanlly liked these brushes, I've been needing to get a spoolie so I was pretty happy to see one was coming in the box. The angled brush works well and since I already had one, my little sister is using hers to put on her eyebrows now. This brush set retails for $45 USD.
We also received the P12 Face Brush from Aesthetica, which pairs well with the PUR Cosmetic's Sculptor Palette. The brush is extremely soft, it blends pretty well and I'm glad it came in the box, the P12 retails for $27 USD.
The PUR Sculptor Palette is a contour and highlight palette that features two of each, and I feel like the colors are a little bit too dark for my skin tone, Im extremely pale. I can eventually get the contour colors blended out, but it does take a bit of work. I think the colors would look really, really good on someone with just a bit of a darker skin tone than my own. The palette retails for $30 USD. The swatches on my arm are in this order: Lipstick, eyeliner, contour, (Inventor and then Founder) and the highlight (Originator and then Trailblazer).
Once again BOXYCHARM has included a Pretty Vulgar product! This time we got the Ink Gel Eyeliner pot. I absolutely love this eyeliner, and for a few reasons. Firstly, it's got amazing pigment, it's a really black eyeliner! And secondly, I live for this packaging. It's made to look like a little ink pot that you'd dip a quill or calligraphy pen into before you start writing! I can appreciate some cool packaging, especially this one.
I have a lot of mixed feelings on the Beauty Creations Matte Liquid Lip Gloss. For one, it's a lip gloss why does it need to be matte? It's got beautiful pigment but the lips just stick together kind of like they've been glued. I really wanted to love this lipstick, but I'd only wear it for the color not the comfort. When you press your lips together and pull them apart while they're sticking together it kind of pulls the color off parts of your lip as if you chiped it off with a toothpick. The matte lip gloss retails for $10 USD. (Excuse the hair, it refuses to floof and it's been a while since I've used my lightening shampoo)
I wanted to end this on a really high note, so for the product I was most excited for - the Cover FX Blurring Primer! I've never owned a real primer so I was extremely excited to see it would be included in the May box! I've used it once under a bit of concealer and blush to test it out and I really liked it! The primer did give me a scare for a second when I put it on my face because it wasn't clear it's tinted a tan color (darker than my skin) but it rubbed away when I put it on. Not sure if that's just this primer or most primers since I haven't used one before. If you guys want to get your hands on the primer it retails for $38 USD.
I haven't included this in past box reviews but I thought it would be worth it to mention that every month each box features a promocode of some sort. This month BOXYCHARM members received a code for Cover FX and PUR.
I hope you guys have been enjoying this series as much as I have been, I'll see you back here next month for the last one! (Again, hopefully not forever!)
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(The April BOXYCHARM was shipped a couple of weeks ago and I've had for a bit but I have been out of town and busy with school so I haven't been able to write until now I apologize!! A lot happened every time I tried to make this - I'm sick so I don't want to put it on my face, I took a bad picture when I opened it and now the box is gone... blah, blah, blah. I'm sorry!! On with the article!)
In this months box everyone had the chance to get a variation of a Colourpop Palette and different shades of the Tartiest Pro Glow Liquid Highlight and a lipstick either a Mac color or an Adesse liquid lipstick.
Dr. Brandt Vaccum Cleaner Face Mask: This face mask is so WEIRD. Good weird though. When you rub it on your face it goes from clear to blue, and as it dries it turns into a whitish-blue color. Then you wash it off with a warm washcloth and your skin feels super nice and smooth! It helps tighten your pores, and retails for arounf $47. My only problem with this mask is that I think it smells kinda funny, just a little, and my sister said she didn't think it smelled bad so that's a matter of opinion. (It's the third swatch)
Adesse liquid Lipstick in Hi Definition: I really like this color and the formula is very different from liquid lipsticks I've bought in the past. It's pretty smooth, isn't patchy but it does rub off on glasses or anything your mouth touches. it's a very pretty color though. It retails for around $24. The thing that's weird is on my wrist swatch it looked kinda red, but it's actually brown on my lips-something to keep in mind! (Second swatch!)
MLP Palette: I really was hoping I wouldn't get this pallette, I don't like the colors in it or the theme of the palette and I gave it to a friend unopened so there will be no swatches of the colors this time - I'm sorry! It does retail for $16 on colourpop if you are interested.
The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel in Blonde: I'm blonde, as we all know, and I love this stuff. I've only ever had eyebrow pencils and one other eyebrow gel but it always put too much product on my eyebrows. This stuff is really good, it's a pretty color and the wand is small enough it won't clump putting it on. The gel retails for $22.
Tartiest Pro Glow Liquid Highlight in Stunner: I've never had a liquid highlight before it takes some getting used to. I do like it, I'm more of a fan of powder highlights but it will definitely get put to use! The highlight retails for $24. (First swatch!)
This month's box was really fun and I can't wait for next month's! Over all I really enjoyed it, and will be using everything again. (aside from the eyeshadow that I'm giving away!) Hope you guys enjoyed and see you next time! - Jessy
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