Monday, August 28, 2017

August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and 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 August Boxycharm:

August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

This month's theme is "Beach Please" and 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 I received:
August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Eyeshadow Palette Volume II ~ $47.00 CAN. A crease-free eyeshadow palette with the bestselling creamy powder formula in eight, cool-toned shades. 

I was so excited that this palette was included in this month's box!!! I love tarte shadows and wanted to buy this for myself, but I knew I really didn't need it (but since this is more than the cost of this whole box, I'm soooo happy to have it in my collection!)

Here is the palette swatched:
August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

The shadows in this palette are really creamy - almost a cream to powder formula. They apply really nicely with a finger or brush and I thought they blended and applied to the eyes nicely! I tend to gravitate to warmer palettes, so I like the addition of greys in here for me to add in! 

August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

MODA Pro 3-Piece Brush Set by Royal & Langnickel ~ $26.00 US. This MODA™ Pro 3-piece brush set, features a pointed blush, chisel blender and a crease brush. These brushes will achieve endless looks and can be used with both wet and dry products.

I like Royal & Langnickel brushes - and I love the handles on these! They are really sturdy and easy to hold on to! I like the shadow crease brush and pointed blush brush; but, I just don't use chisel brushes so I will pass that one on! These are super soft.

August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!
Pro Eyelashes by PUR Cosmetics in "Diva" ~ $14.00 US. PÜR's 3D lashes are handcrafted with the finest luxury silk to provide ultra-lightweight, natural-looking, fuller lashes. These cruelty-free lashes are durable, reusable, and safe for contact wearers. 

These are silk lashes - I thought they were pretty soft! I like that they are silk, but I did find the band to be a little wonky (it was thicker in some spots, thinner in others). I just got a couple of lashes, but these are very different so they are a nice addition to my collection! 

August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

Bellapierre Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in "Ebony" ~ $15.00 US. Creamy, waterproof eyeliner for true definition that lasts all day. These liners glide on smoothly, and are formulated with pure minerals, natural waxes, and antioxidants – making them hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types.

This is fine - I personally prefer liquid liners over gels or pencils. So, this is okay - it's not a bad liner or anything, it's just not my preference.

#GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick by The Beauty Crop in "Date Night" ~ $19.00 CAN. An intensely pigmented liquid lipstick that is life-proof with serious staying power! Apply our creamy lipstick to lips and allow the formula to set to a long-wearing matte look, delivering rich uncompromising color. Our formula is enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E provides you with comfortable wear for hours, that doesn’t cake, flake or dry out - empowering you to take on the day! Celebrate your individuality with our to-die-for shades

This is a really good formula and is vegan and cruelty-free! I like the color too - it is a nice neutral shade that is perfect for Fall! The formula wears well and drys down without feeling harsh or dry and it is long-wearing!

I had to try everything out, so here is a look that I created with as many products from the box as I could:
August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

I used the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. II palette on the eyes (mainly Pearl for the highlights, Sunset on the lids, Marina and Seaside in the crease). The Beauty Crop liquid lipstick in Date Night is on my lips, the Pur Cosmetics lashes are on, and the Bellapierre liner is on my lids and in my tightline. I used the blush brush and the shadow crease brush! 

Boxycharm came with 5 full sized items (technically 7) and a value of $121.00. This subscription came with a great variety of goodies - lashes, brushes, a shadow palette, liquid lipstick and a liner). I am pretty happy with the products included this month - I LOVE the shadows, like the lipstick, brushes (except 1) and lashes. I am only going to pass on the eyeliner. Boxycharm always has a huge value and is well worth the subscription price to me! 

You can check out my past Boxycharm review here. What did you think of the August Boxycharm?