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Boxycharm Overview and Tutorial – October 2017

BoxyCharm is a popular full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. (Check out our full review of the October 2017 Boxycharm box to learn more about each of the items this month.)

Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my October 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

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

Boxycharm October Tutorial 2017

In October’s box, I received the following:

I’ll be using several products from the Boxycharm October box, along with items from the Deck of Scarlet November box (check out my full Deck of Scarlet review here!), for this look.

Now, let’s talk products:

Boxycharm October Tutorial 2017

To properly prep my face for makeup, I washed my face with Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion. This is definitely a luxurious item! I was super impressed with how well the tiny exfoliating particles polished my skin. Temperatures have been up and down pretty dramatically on the east coast these past couple of weeks, and my skin has been suffering from the effects of the dry air. This cleanser removed all of my dead skin and gave me a nice glow. After moisturizing, I followed up with a BB cream, concealer, and light setting powder.

Next up, I used items from the Deck of Scarlet November palette to create my eye look.

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I applied Deck of Scarlet’s cheek color in Dusk to the hollow of my cheeks for a contoured look. I also used this shade in my eye crease and brow bone.

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Prosecco acted as a shimmery blush. Because it has a sheen, it doubled as a highlighter.

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I applied eyeshadow in Gold Digger all over my lids.

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Deck of Scarlet’s eyeliner in Twilight went along my lashline, and I smudged it out with Luna, a deep purple shade, on an angled brush.

Boxycharm October Tutorial 2017

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To take my highlight to the next level, I applied Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Prosecco Pop on the tops of my cheekbones and cupid’s bow. This stuff is good. I’ve been a fan of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector powders for years, but this is the first that I’ve tried this gold-y champagne hue. It’s really amazing to add some warmth to the skin. The formula is also very fine and build-able, allowing you to control the pigment for a subtle sheen or a glam, full-on highlight.

I also added some extra eyeliner and mascara here.

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I lined my lips with Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil in Brown Sugar, a warm berry shade. I found application to be really smooth, and it had a bit of the tacky quality that you want from a lipliner in order to keep your lipstick lasting all day.

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Over the liner, I applied Tarte Tarteist™ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Front Row. I love how well it matched with the liner! Boxycharm seems to really consider coordinating its products this way.

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Finishing touches included adding more of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Prosecco Pop, my favorite item of this box, to my cheekbones along with a light setting mist.

Here’s my final look:

Boxycharm October Tutorial 2017

Hope this was helpful in giving you a good idea of what some of these products looked like on the face! I’d love to know if you received any variations of these products and how those shades worked for you. Let me know in the comments!

What’s your favorite item from the October Boxycharm Box? 


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Written by Jess Cole Payne

Jess Cole Payne

Jess’s love for subscription boxes began with a makeup and skincare fixation. She’s looking forward to broadening her horizons in discovering new products within the lifestyle and food world of subscription boxes.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, BoxyCharm Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: boxycharm | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. Dear Liz; I have a wonderful job therefore no interest ina subscription blog. Can you please stop making me want new boxes …

  2. You look stunning, awesome review…

  3. Love your look and review! I got the tarte lip color pillow talk and it completely washes me out unfortunately. I picked up a lip gloss and hope to make it work cuz I couldn’t swap it out anywhere 😢

    • I got Salty and it just looks terrible on me even when I use the lip pencil

  4. Super cute fall look! I also received the shade Front Row and it’s possibly my favorite Tarte color.

  5. When I clicked on the “check out my deck of scarlet review” it says the page doesn’t exist.😔🤔 Is it just me or is it really not working?

  6. Great review, thanks!

  7. You are so beautiful! Lovely review.

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