August Boxycharm Review

Thursday, September 13

Pardon me for a slightly delayed Boxycharm review from August! It was a busy month, and it took me a while to get around to taking this picture in daylight. Honestly, I'm still giving these products a fair trial.

Boxycharm is the perfect subscription service for a make-up hoarder, someone just starting out their collection, and everyone in between. $20/month gets you 4-6+ full-sized products, and I've gotten some seriously good stuff. Check out my past reviews here!

If you're thinking about giving it a try, just remember, the retail value of ONE product easily covers the price of the entire box, every month. Sign up for Boxycharm for $20/month!

August's theme was "Life of the Party", which seemed a little all over the place. Here's what I got:
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+ Bang Beauty Chocolate Eyeliner | retail value: $22
This gel liner boasts that it can be used as an "eyeliner, eyeshadow base, or eyebrow pomade." I tried it first as an eyeliner & was NOT feeling it. It went on like putty! I wore it today as an eyebrow pomade (literally, dipped a spoolie brush into it) & that seemed to work a lot better. I actually do not own a single eyebrow pomade product, so I don't think this will totally go to waste (cannot see myself using this instead of a regular eyeshadow primer.)

+ Laura Lee Los Angeles Party Animal Palette | retail value: $19
I was determined to give this a good fair shot, solely based on the quality of the product, independent of any Laura Lee drama happening. I've seen this palette get ripped to shreds by various beauty bloggers, and well. It's pretty terrible. I attempted to use a couple shades the other night for a comedy show and it was a total mess. So much fall-out, so patchy, and I was using my finger, which is about as blended as it gets! I'm willing to give it another try, but also notable is that even though the colors are fun, they're not super user friendly. I don't think is palette is available for purchase anymore, and for good reason.

+ Adesse New York Sweet Almond Cuticle Oil | retail value: $18
I do my nails pretty regularly and was excited to give this a try. I guess I was expecting the formula to be completely different. I think this is more of a "moisturizing top coat", if you will, which is maybe what they were going for. I haven't noticed a huge difference in my cuticles after use, still, I'm not opposed to adding this into my at-home manicure routine.

+ Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick in Berry Ombre | retail value: $24
Surprisingly, this might be the best item in the box! Surprisingly, because, I opened it and was like WHAT. is this?! I don't know how well you can see in the picture that this lipstick is a stripe of 3 shades. Basically, this is the darker lip liner/lighter lipstick or gloss/lip contouring trend in a tube of lipstick. Because you know I am never going to use multiple products to achieve that look. I've included a selfie with it (& my pedometer lol) on below! I wore this the other night and while it looks cool, the formula is not my fave. Oh, and important to note - to use this correctly, be sure and FLIP the product for application on your bottom lip or it will not work correctly!
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Lashes are some of the best things to receive in a Boxycharm. This is the second time I've received "multiple wear" lashes (the first pair I wore all Summer) and I really like these. I wore these the other night for some blog pics, so stay tuned. I would say these are still fairly natural, but very full looking. My only question is - how do you clean your multiple wear lashes?? If you have tips, please let me know!

+ Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks | retail value: $13 for 3
Not to sound like a broken record - it's always fun to receive these types of products, and using them is one of the simplest forms of self-care there is! But I can't say I ever truly notice a different after one use. These gold eye masks are pretty and actually go on/stay on very well, no sliding around. I'd say my under eyes looked a bit more hydrated after wearing them, but that's about it.

TOTAL VALUE: $108 ! 

Honestly, this month's box was not my favorite (especially after last month was so good.) Please share with me your beauty finds, whether by subscription or not, in the comments below!

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