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Boxycharm Overview and Tutorial – December 2017

Boxycharm December 2017 - full box

BoxyCharm is a popular full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. (Check out our full review of the December 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 December BoxyCharm box! I’d love if you shared what products and techniques worked for you in the comments as well! What items were your favorites? Which products have you been reaching for all month? Let’s talk about all things December BoxyCharm.

But first, here are the box basics:

About BoxCharm

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

Boxycharm December 2017 - all items

In December’s box, I received the following:

Now, let’s talk products and how I used them!

Boxycharm December 2017 - bare face

Here’s my bare face! As usual, I started with the basics: skincare followed by a luminizing primer, tinted moisturizer, concealer, and brows. Boxycharm‘s product assortment always really impresses me, and testing out many of the warm, glowy items inside this box required a blank canvas.

Boxycharm December 2017 - bronzer

Boxycharm December 2017 - bronzer blended

First up in items to try were the Crown WH035 PRO BLUSH BRUSH and Beaute Basics Bronze Essentials kit. Although this brush’s name suggests that you use it for blush (which, spoiler, I also did!), its narrow head and densely packed bristles allow it to work great for bronzer application as well. I applied the darkest matte tone liberally along my cheekbones (left) and blended it out (right). The shade is a little darker and warmer than what I prefer on my pale complexion, but it worked. It also blended nicely.

Boxycharm December 2017 - blush

Next: blush! My favorite. For this, I used the Real Her Blush Kit which includes 3 shimmery hues. I love a really fresh-faced, flushed blush look, so I was happy to see that these shades are pretty bright and saturated. For the sparkly pink look that I decided on, the Fearless shade worked perfectly on my cheekbones. I blended it down and applied a bit of Limitless, a less shimmery coral shade, on the apples of my cheeks. These colors provide a nice glow to the skin without being overtly glittery — exactly what I was after for my ‘going out’ makeup look. I do wish that the formula of these blushes was a bit softer and more pigmented, though.

Boxycharm December 2017 - highlighter

Boxycharm December 2017 - highlighter angle 2

As a highlighter, I went with the shimmery gold shade in the Beaute Basics Bronze Essentials palette. The result was a bit MUCH for me, but it was fun for evening! I felt like it sat on my skin in sort of a weird way and enhanced my pores a bit, but I guess you’ll have that with more intense powder highlighters (I use a subtle, gel stick formula for every day). It gave my skin a really beautiful, ethereal glow! Here are two photos to show different angles. Really accentuated my cheekbones! I popped a dusting of the gold onto my lids and cupid’s bow as well.

Boxycharm December 2017 - mascara Boxycharm December 2017 - lipstick

Now, eyes. To continue the pink, metallic-y theme, I went with a light pink cream shadow and topped it with a mix of several different metallic powder shades. From the BoxyCharm box, I was most excited about the Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara, and it was applied after curling my lashes. I loved this mascara so much! The brush is plastic and the comb really grips each individual lash. It sort of reminded me of They’re Real from Benefit but with a slightly thinner wand.

I finished the look with black liquid liner and the Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Liquid Lipstick in 108 Particularly Sophisticated: a shade I never thought I’d love as much as I did. It’s metallic but the finish isn’t glossy. Super unique. I usually go for a matte lip and was afraid that the metallic finish would appear dated, but it totally didn’t.

Boxycharm December 2017 - full look

My finished look! I was really happy with the way that these products worked together. The tones played off of each other well!

Boxycharm December 2017 - full look

I hope this little walk-through of my look was helpful in giving you a good idea of what some of these products are like on the face! I’d love to know if you received any variations of these products. What did you think about the December Boxycharm box? Which items were your favorites, and what do you continue to reach for? Let me know in the comments!

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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 | 16 comments

Comments (16)

  1. So pretty! I love this entire look!

  2. So pretty! I love this entire look!

  3. I love your eyes! We’re they from the metals palette or your own shadows?
    Thank you for this tutorial! I haven’t opened anything from my box but I am in desperate need of a pink blush that I can use daily and the one we got can work!
    You look gorgeous before and after 😊♥️

  4. Nice post, I like seeing and hearing how others use the items.

  5. Great tutorial! This was my least fave Boxy so far but you really made it all look great!

  6. Jess, your skin is gorgeous and your beautiful! This was super informative and fun review thanks for doing this.

  7. I find these tutorials fun and helpful, and hope they will continue to be featured in the future! Jess — as usual, you look lovely.

  8. I’m gonna have to track down that lippy, looks great!

  9. What an excellent walk thru. You look so pretty. I love the look. I also love that blouse. My favorite item was the Pretty Volgar Metallic lippie. I didn’t think I would like it and I’m in love. I keep reaching for it when I go out for my Doctor Appoitments. My husband though loves it. He doesn’t say much but when he saw this lipstick on me, he said I looked like a bronze goddess lol. I must do this look more often. Anyways great tutorial, and thank you.

  10. Great tutorial!! And such a fun idea. I ended up liking this box a lot more than I thought I would. The brush and the blush work nicely together and I liked both the lippie and mascara better than I had anticipated I would. The bronzer was the only product that didn’t really wow me as a bronzer or an eyeshadow. My best friend loves hers so I will be passing that on to her.

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the January box. The eyeshadow palette is going to be a lot of fun to work with.

  11. I really liked reading this overview. The look you came out with looks natural and glowy. Really like it, great job. Can’t wait to see next months look

  12. I liked the metallic lippie way more than I thought I would too! It helped that I lucked out and got a shade that works with my complexion. But that’s exactly why I like sub boxes…taking a risk (at a lower cost) and trying things I would never have otherwise.

  13. You look great! The products look much better on you than they do in the packaging. Thanks for the tips.

  14. Thank you so much Jesse for doing this Boxycharm tutorial! I love seeing how others use the same products that I have, it’s perfect for getting new ideas!

  15. I stupidly went in with the beaute basics and went over the pan so it hit all of the colors and omg my brush still has it on it’s bristles ! It won’t go away! Lol but once I put it on it showed up very nice but the glitter on there was a little too much and the blush pallet just didn’t work for me personally so it’s a miss on that, but imma keep playing around with it to see different ways to make different looks. There should be word of warning on that bronzing pallet tho bc the glitter is insane and makes your whole face ridiculously shiny lol. Little goes a long way!

  16. Great job! I don’t use bronzers or highlighters as part of my everyday routine, so I really enjoyed reading how you used them. I hope you’ll continue this as we move forward with Boxycharm!

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