Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

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 subscription focuses heavily on make-up items - so that is something to keep in mind! While it is a little pricier than the more inexpensive beauty boxes, the majority of the products are full size, with a deluxe sample every once in a while. 


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 my December Boxycharm:

December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

This month's theme is Glitz & Glam and Boxycharm always includes a detailed product card explaining the items that were included in each month's subscription. 

So I will say before we get in to the products - 1 of these is a repeat from a past Boxycharm; but, Boxycharm emailed before I even received the box in mail and apologized and to make up for it, I will be receiving an extra item in my January box. I appreciate that they resolved the issue before I even saw my box! 

Now, here is a look at the products I received:
December 2017 Boxycharm - RealHer Be Fearless Blush Kit

RealHer Be Fearless, Be Limitless Blush Kit ~ $32.00. Treat your cheeks to a multi-dimensional, natural flush with this RealHer Blush Kit- Be Fearless, Be Limitless.

I was a little worried when I first saw these as Fearless and Unstoppable seemed really shimmery. Also, Limitless was really difficult to swatch; but, eventually when I did get through to the colour, it was beautiful! The other shades actually look prettier than I expected on the skin! 


December 2017 Boxycharm - RealHer Be Fearless Blush Kit

I think there is a really nice range in all 3 of the blush shades and I actually think they are all really pretty!


December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

Beaute Basics - Bronze Essentials ~ $39.95. Use individually or mix together for your ultimate Bronze and Glow.

So this comes with 3 different matte bronzer shades and 2 shimmer gold pressed powders. I'm going to state the obvious - it would be almost impossible to try and use the bronzer shades individually as they are too small to get a brush in to. Instead you will just have to swirl a big brush through it all. The formula of this bronzer is really powdery and I don't usually like shimmery bronzers. The color did look nice on; but, there is no way I would pay $40 for this.

Vintage - Illuminating Face Highlighter in "Rose Gold" ~ $32.00. Add a beautiful wash of color and subtle, sexy shimmer with the Illuminating Face Highlighter. Created to be worn alone or as a beautiful highlight over pretty blush – the reflective pearls add radiance on contact, adding a delicate glow and diamond-like finish to the skin.

So, this is my repeat item - I received this in my November 2016 Boxycharm and it actually made my Monthly Favorites in January of this year! The Rose Gold is beautiful and I like this... I just won't use this one as I have it already. 


December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

Here is the bronzer and highlighter swatched - they are both pretty colours; but, the bronzer is just too shimmery for me. And, I tried just to swatch the matte shade and it didn't work well. 

December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara ~ $30.00 CAN. A jet-black, vegan mascara that has a molded brush that grabs & coats even the tiniest lashes for 2700% more volume. 

I have tried this mascara in a deluxe sample size before and I wasn't a fan; however, I found I really hated the packaging (it was a pop off top instead of a normal twist off cap) and it just made the mascara really messy and blah. Anyways, I did give this a try this one and I loved it! It made my lashes look amazing! I was very impressed with how long and voluminous it made my lashes look. Now i generally prefer a very full lash look, but I thought this really separated and lengthened and made my eyes look wide and bright! 

Makeup Geek Show Stopper Creme Stain ~ $12.00. Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain will ensure you’re the center of attention! Use the precision applicator for a light feel on the lips throughout the day! 

What's really weird is there is no indication anywhere as to what shade we received?! I'm going to guess that we got "Quickstep" as it's described as a cool toned beige and when I was applying this the color that came to my mind was greige, so I'm sure that's what this is! I found this took 5 or 6 coats to apply evenly or at all to my lips - the applicator just not pick up a lot of product. This does dry down quite dry (not super uncomfortable) but will transfer a little. The formula was just okay for me - it lasted a long time without looking too terrible, but it's not my favorite lip formula! 


December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!


Here is the Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain in Quickstep swatched. This is not a color that I would normally reach for at all; but, I will say I actually really like how it looked! I did a cooler toned eye to compliment it and I will wear it again! 

December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

Here is the Tarte Tarteist mascara on my lashes - both 1 coat and 3 coats (because 1 coat is never enough for me!) Also, I keep spelling this wrong - I think it's Tartiest so sorry the picture is wrong! But I think this looks good! 

And I created a makeup look using all the products in this month's box:
December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

I used the Beaute Basics bronzer, the RealHer blush in Unstoppable (really love this shade!), the Vintage highlighter in Rose Gold, the Tarteist Mascara on my lashes, and the Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain on my lips!

Boxycharm came with 5 full sized items and a value of $145.95. This subscription came with a good variety of all makeup and I love that. I actually initially thought I wasn't going to love this month's subscription; but, the only thing I don't really love is the bronzer because it is too shimmery. Boxycharm always has a huge value and is well worth the subscription price to me!

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December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

What did you think of the December Boxycharm?

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