Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box for $21.00 a month + $5.00 shipping to Canada (shipping is free to the U.S.) Boxycharm sends 4 to 5 full size and luxury size beauty items. (This is only the 6th month they have been shipping to Canada and I was so excited when they started shipping to Canada!)

This subscription focuses heavily on make-up items - so that is something to keep in mind! (I personally love all the makeup though and they have sent full size palettes in the past!) While it is a little pricier than the inexpensive beauty boxes, the majority of the products are full size! 

Every subscriber generally receives the same products, but their is usually 1 or 2 items that have a few variations, so our boxes may not be identical! 

Here is a look at December's Boxycharm:

December 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

This month's theme is "Makeup on Pointe" - Boxycharm always includes a detailed product card explaining the items that were included in each month's subscription. 

Here is a look at the products included in this month's box:
December 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

Pure Cosmetics - Buff Collection Eyeshadow Palette ~ $50.00. A palette featuring 12 wearable shades inspired by the popular smokey eye trend. Create universally flattering neutral looks with the Buff Collection's 12 rose-hued shadows.  From long-wearing pale shimmers to velvety smooth rich mattes, each pressed powder shadow is formulated with the most luxorious ingredients for buildable application that lasts for hours.

This palette is really pretty - very reminiscent of the Naked 3 roseish shades! I haven't decided if I will keep this or gift it, but I love that we got a full size palette - I just have the Naked 3 already, so that would be the only reason I pass on it! 

December 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

Model Co - Shimmer Bronzer ~ full size $24.00. Create warmth or contour the face with ModelCo's Shimmer Bronzer. Shimmer Bronzer is a light-reflecting bronzer that brightens and illuminates the complexion, giving the effect of a natural glow with a hint of shimmer. Perfect for giving skin sheer, natural color effects, this oil control pressed powder is perfect for everyday use. Suitable for all skin types and tones. 

I'm not thrilled that I got a shimmer bronzer - I may have kept a powder bronzer if it was a matte bronzer. (A couple months ago, I received a liquid bronzer from Boxycharm). I will pass this on. 

Starlooks - Ultra Longwear Mechanical Lip Pencil in "Charmed" ~ $19.50. Starlooks' long-lasting, full-coverage Lip Liner enhances the shape of your lips and gives them the perfect contour and definition. This creamy, moisturizing formula glides on softly to smooth lips and ensures lipstick stays in place while extending its wear. 

I love that this colour was originally created for Boxycharm! A little while ago, I would not have been thrilled with lipliners but I have been using them much more lately! This shade is great and is perfect for all the mauve-y nude shades I use all the time! 

December 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

Ofra Metallic Liquid Lipstick in "Napa Valley" ~ full size $19.50. Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick is a one step full lip color that does not feather. The creamy and soft texture moisturizes your lips while creating a long lasting lipstick effect. Contains antioxidants and vitamin E. 

I think this is great - metallic lips are super trendy right now, as are deep shades - this is a deep metallic purple! I would never buy this for myself, but will happily try it out now! 

Purlisse - Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Pur Adore Eye Serum ~ full size 15 ml for $65.00. Active ingredients like soy protein and fresh marine plants bring 4x the power against aging in this intensive eye serum. Works against wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness while still hydrating and lifting.

I'm happy to see a full size eye serum in this month's box, but I also received an eye cream in last month's box. I will use this and generally like purlisse products, it would just be nice to have a little more variety! 

Boxycharm came with 5 full sized items with a value of $178.00 - I really love that Boxycharm delivers full sized items and came with a huge value! While everything this month is not perfect for me, it's hard to be too negative because I know plenty of people that these products would make great gifts for if I don't use them! 

Personally, I cancelled Topbox and Ipsy to get Boxycharm - I much prefer it for the value and full sized items! I know this is a little more expensive than Ipsy or Topbox, but it seems worth it given what you receive. If you love makeup I would recommend this box. 

You can check out my past Boxycharm review here.

What did you think of the December Boxycharm?

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