Boxycharm September 2018
Well, it’s almost October, so why wouldn’t this be the most perfect and definitely relevant time to give my thoughts about the September Boxycharm?
I was looking forward to getting this box, it was going to be my last one for a while. After only planning on getting the June box, I accidentally (on purpose) stayed subscribed to Boxycharm for the next couple of months. After September, it was time to take a break.
Boxycharm has been my favourite beauty subscription service I have ever tried. For $21 USD, you get 5 or 6 full-sized products. For you fellow Canadians out there, it works out to be around $35 a month, which includes the shipping costs. It’s definitely one of the more expensive boxes on the market, but it also has the best value BY FAR. Almost every product that I’ve received in my four boxes has been entered into my usual rotation. There is a little variation in products that you receive. Usually, there are 3 or 4 products that everyone gets in their box. Then there are one or two products in your box that have variations depending on which box you end up with.
In the September box, I got:
Ojitos Brush Trio by Alamar Cosmetics – $18 USD – I was SUPER excited to get this brush trio. I’m always in need of new eye shadow brushes, and I wanted to try out this trio. We got the Alamar Cosmetics palette in the June box (it was the main reason I wanted to get the box in the first place), so I expected Charmers to receive the brush set at some point. The brushes did not let me down. They are soft, and do their job.
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Palette – $35 USD – Pretty Vulgar got quite a bit of hype at the beginning of 2018, when they first introduced their brand, but this was my first time trying any of their products. They’ve gotten a lot of mixed reviews, so I was pretty interested to try it out. This palette isn’t going to wow anyone with its originality. It’s a neutral palette. But it’s good at being a neutral palette, and I find it fairly versatile for what it is. I am pretty happy with this.
Laura Geller Baked Blush in Tropical Hues* – $28 USD – In my real life, I would never pay what would probably end up being near $40 CAD for a blush, which is why Boxycharm is great. I can try products I would never normally try. This blush is really beautiful. It has nice pigmentation, and a sheen that gives a gorgeous glow. Is it worth as much as it’s priced? I have a hard time saying yes.
Hank & Henry Liquid Lipstick in Petal Pusher* – $17 USD – I am always pretty excited about a new lipstick, especially from a brand I haven’t tried before. I love the colour of this one. It can be worn year-round. The formula is, uh, interesting. It’s pretty heavy and thick feeling, and it never really dries down, so be careful when eating. It’s also a little tough to apply, so I would recommend using a lip liner. But then it’s also pretty tough to get off at the end of the day. I’m still going to use it, but it’s just not my favourite lipstick I’ve ever tried.
Butter London Stroke of Wow Roll On Eyeliner* – $19 USD – The pizza cutter eyeliner applicator has been all the rage with brands lately, but it doesn’t seem to be the case for consumers. People are intimidated by this, myself included. I’ve tried a similar applicator on another eyeliner with varying results. I don’t wear liquid eyeliner every day because I don’t trust myself to do it well every time. I don’t think I will be reaching for this product very often.
Overall, I am pretty happy with this box. I can see myself reaching for 4/5 products with some regularity. The total value of this box is $117 USD. This box continues to be an amazing value, and if I lived in the States where shipping was free and I paid just $21 a month for it I would be a regular subscriber. For now, I need to take a break from it. I will continue to be looking at spoilers for each month because I get a THRILL FROM IT. And if something catches my eye, I will probably have to subscribe again.
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* Variation Product