Hello friends! I have been subscribed to Boxycharm for three months now after unsubscribing from Ipsy, and each month I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of products they send me. In October’s box, I received a full sized highlighter, a lip pencil, an eyeshadow crayon, a lip paint, and an exfoliant – it all had a value of $135, whereas a Boxycharm subscription is only $21 per month! That’s such a crazy deal! I was really impressed by all of the products in this box. Keep reading for more details and photos. 🙂
First, let’s take a look at the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, in the shade Prosecco Pop. I have never used a Becca highlighter before, mainly because they are quite pricey. This particular product retails for $38. I was excited to try it out, and I’m quite glad they sent me the powder instead of the liquid version – which was the other option.
According to Sephora, Prosecco Pop is a warm gold highlighter that flatters medium and deep skin tones. I am pretty fair, and I typically use a pinky-silver highlight. I understand that they sent out a shade that would flatter most subscribers, but I wish that there had been a couple more shade options. That being said, it did still work with my skin but I don’t think it would work on anybody paler than me.
The formula of the highlighter itself was wonderful. It blends easily with a brush, and melds with your skin for a glow that starts subtle but can be built up to an intense gleam. This highlighter does not look like crap when you build it up either, as some other highlighters tend to do. And, it does not accentuate my cheek texture at all!
Above is Prosecco Pop swatched on my arm; below, it is on my cheekbones.
Another item I was super excited for was the Tarte Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint, which retails for $20. They sent me the shade “Get It!”, which is an apricot nude.
This really does dry quickly. I had this swatch on my wrist for only about 20 seconds, but it was a complete pain in the butt to get off because it had already dried down. This lipstick doesn’t budge!
I really love the formula of the Quick Dry lip paints. They are smooth and creamy upon application, and dry down to an almost powder like feel. Plus, one coat is all you need!
Below is one coat of “Get It!” on my lips.
That lipstick was a total winner in my books. Now, let’s move on to the Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil, which retails for $5. This is the cheapest item in the box, but it still performs very well. I received the shade “Spice”, which was a great match for the tarte lip paint they sent me. I quite like this lip pencil; it is firm, and doesn’t crumble upon application. I have quite a strong hand when applying liner, so options like Colourpop liners just don’t work for me – because they just snap when I touch them to my lips! This pencil survived my Leviathin grip, so I’m quite pleased with that.
Here is the lip liner, swatched on my forearm:
On to the Dirty Little Secrets Illusion Eye Shadow Crayon, which retails for $14. This can be used alone on the eyes, or used as a base or highlighter. It is a gorgeous rose gold shade, which is absolutely perfect for the fall!
It glides on so creamily! I have had issues in the past with similar products, where they dragged across my lids and left streaks. That isn’t the case with this one!
It is so gorgeous when it hits the light! I’ve been using this as an inner eye highlighter, and it really brightens up my eyes.
And the final product this month is the dr. brandt Pore Dermabrasion, which retails for $58. This is quite a large bottle; I have used it 7 or 8 times, and it is still almost completely full. This provides a moderate exfoliation, and is great for all skin types. It works to clean out pores, and will shrink them over time. I have been keeping this in my shower, and using it every couple of days. You don’t want to use it every day, because it isn’t gentle enough for that.
This is the first time that I’ve received a skincare product in a subscription box that I really loved. Typically, I test them a couple times and then sit untouched in my medicine cabinet for months. This however has really impressed me! I don’t think I would purchase it after running out because it is so pricey. However, I will definitely use up the whole bottle.
And that’s everything that was in the box! Below, I have used all of the beauty products in today’s makeup look.
Looking back at this picture, I am really loving how the Illusion Eyeshadow Crayon is looking on my lid!
I really loved October’s Boxycharm. Every product was a hit for me, which is rare for subscription boxes. Plus, the total value of this box was $135, whereas I only paid $21. really hope you enjoyed this review! Please let me know if you have tried any of these products, and what your impressions are. 🙂