If you haven't heard of BoxyCharm
, then I will gladly introduce you to it! Have you ever wanted a box of makeup delivered to your house? Well, that's basically what it is. When you sign up
, they ask you some questions about yourself - eye color, hair color, skin type (normal, oily, dry), and all that fun stuff in order to get to know you. They then use that information to put together a box of makeup to send to you monthly for $21 with free shipping! The products are five full-sized items and are usually worth over $100 all together.
I have been subscribed pretty much forever and have yet to really want to cancel. I will say there have been times here and there that I was not 100% satisfied with the things I got but I stayed hoping that the next month didn't disappoint and I'm glad I did. They have become so successful that they are now doing a quarterly subscription of even more luxurious products for about $28 with free shipping. I saw the first one they did with that and wasn't impressed but I saw a preview of the next one and thought I'd get it. I will do a review on it once I do get it.
Anyway, I wanted to share what I got in my box for the month of October with all of my readers. The box you always get is a black cardboard shaped rectangular box and it includes all the best brands. Since it's October, I got a pretty Halloween-themed box with mostly black packaging.
First up, I got this Dermovia Lace A Peel mask
. Basically, it comes with some sort of face cream that you apply first and then use the lace mask over it. After a couple minutes, you would remove the lace mask and the cream and wash any extra off. Warning
: I haven't used it yet but I have seen other girls use it and man oh man does it stick to your skin. If you have sensitive skin, I would not recommend using this. YouTube it. Google it. Make your decision on whether you want to use it or not. (It's also worth over $50 at Nordstrom, just on its own
Next up is this It Superhero Mascara
. It is literally the bomb! I wouldn't say it's the best (because my favorite #1 is still Too Faced's Better Than Sex
) but it is pretty good. I use it every single day and I love how thick my lashes come out. The packaging is not misleading whatsoever because I would agree with the statement that it makes your lashes look great. Now, I have naturally long lashes so I personally wouldn't say they are 'stretched' but they do look longer. (Unless that means the same thing, then - yes - they are 'stretched' lol!) This retails for $24 on its own and I got the full size product in my $21 monthly subscription.
Our third full size product is this Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
. I absolutely LOVE liquid lipsticks because they last a long time without any smudging and I love that. This one is no exception to that rule! The color goes on so smooth and rich and stays on for a long time, which is exactly what I look for in my lipsticks. The color I got was chosen by random and I received 'Love Sick
'. It is a nice mauvy color with a hint of pink. I think it matches my skin tone beautifully. I would probably purchase additional Kat Von D liquid lipsticks outside of my Boxycharm based of off how much I loved this one. This retails for $20 on its own.
The fourth item I received was this Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleaning Balm
by the company Farmacy
. (BTW, isn't that such a cleaver name for a company?! I wish I thought of that!) I have tried this in the shower and it does a really good job of removing your makeup. This product is also sensitive to eyes so you can even use it to remove your mascara. I am known for having raccoon eyes, just because I get lazy with thoroughly wiping off my makeup but this product pretty much took it all away when I used it in the shower. I love this product and would even buy it outside of Boxycharm as well! This retails for $34 on its own.
The final product I received was this beautiful Pur Midnight Masquerade face palette
. It comes with a total of 10 different colors and a mirror. I haven't used this yet but I have swatched some colors and they turn out really beautifully pigmented. The bigger colors on the left are for blush, highlight, contour, and the ones on the right are for eyeshadow but honestly, makeup is whatever you make it so if you wanna use all for eyeshadow, then you do that girl! The ones on the left are all shimmers, except the blush in the top right corner - Hidden Secret (which has a tiny bit of shimmer in it) - and the ones on the right are all shimmers, except the brown colored one - Sneak Peek. Oh! And! The whole palette smells like chocolate!
Well, there you have it! The five full sized makeup products, worth over $100, that I received for only $21 with free shipping! This happens every month and so far, it's been getting better and better. I plan to also have a November and December post so if you're not quite sure if this is for you, maybe those will change your mind ;)