Boxycharm Makeup Tutorial – September 2017
Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my September BoxyCharm box. I’d love if you shared what products and techniques worked for you this month in the comments, as well!
But first, here are the box basics:
The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm
The Cost: $21 a month
The Products: 5-6 beauty items that will include nail care, skin care, makeup, haircare, fragrance and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized).
Ships to: The US and Canada
I’ll be using several products from the September box for this look:
- MAC Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering
- ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Strut
- Studio Makeup HD Setting Powder
- PUR Cosmetics Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette
- bareMinerals Angled Liner Brush + Eyeshadow Brush
After applying tinted moisturizer and concealer, I started my eye look.
First, I used MAC Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering to draw in the shape of my brows. I start with the bottom line and then work my way up to the arch drawing feathery strokes along the way. MAC pencils are terrific for the light touch that you want to achieve here! The pigmentation is there, but the very fine tip of the hard pencil allows for precise, hair-like stokes. This Lingering shade is also quite universal. My go-to shade in the past has been Spiked, a slightly cooler, richer brown, but Lingering is great for a softer look. I always finish my browns with some tinted brown gel and fully embrace the that they’re sisters, not twins.
Onto eyes! The star of the show here is the PUR Cosmetics Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette. This is my first BoxyCharm box, and I was super impressed to receive a full eyeshadow palette (though, apparently, that’s a thing of theirs – awesome!). All the colors this month are extremely wearable, to boot. Lately, I’ve been loving a neutral, slightly shimmery eye for everyday, and this palette has the perfect hues to achieve many looks in that realm. If you want to stick with a matte look, the light shades in this palette make it easy.
I began by mixing Socialite and Gala along my brow bone to create an even base. The bareMinerals Eyeshadow Brush is perfect for this type of application. I also used it to add a mix of Splurge and Stunner to my crease, blending out with a looser bristled brush. I then used the previous eyeshadow brush to apply Glitzy and Twinkle to my entire lid. I wet my brush with a setting spray prior to dipping it into the powder to intensify the color a bit. Add more liquid for more vibrant sparkle, or use the shadow dry for a still shimmery but less metallic look. Finally, I used an angled crease brush to apply more Splurge and Stunner, and I added a bit of Snazzy to darken up my outer corners as well.
From there, I added black liquid liner in a subtle cat eye shape. While the liner was still setting, I reached for my bareMinerals Angled Liner Brush, dipped it into the darkest shimmer shade in the PUR palette, Cosmo, and pressed this deep brown hue into the liner to soften it a bit. I finished the look by lining the bottom lash line with Glitzy and adding my favorite black mascara. Any fallout was easily buffed away with the Studio Makeup HD Setting Powder on a fluffy brush. Last touch: ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Strut.
I love the way this look turned out, and I can’t wait to experiment with more combinations from the September 2017 Boxycharm Box!
What looks did you create with the September Boxycharm Box? What’s your favorite item?