Boxycharm Overview and Tutorial – March 2018
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Desiree!
Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my March 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 March BoxyCharm.
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
In March’s box, I received the following:
- Pretty Vulgar “Make Them Blush” Powder Blush – in all boxes
- Boxycharm X PUR Cosmetics Palette – in all boxes
- The Vintage Company Smokey Eye Brush Set – in all boxes
- Butter London Double Decker Mascara – VARIANT
- South Mane 3 Eye Gel Packs – possible variant
Now, let’s talk products and how I used them!
First I began with a bare face.
Then I applied the South Mane Beauty Under Eye Gels for 20 minutes under my eyes, making sure my eyes looked well rested and ready for my makeup look. Although I didn’t see much change, the gel pads felt good and cooling under the eyes.
After adding my regular primer and foundation I could not wait to jump into my eye look. Once I opened the PUR Eyeshadow palette I was so excited to see the different array of colors from your neutrals to a few pops of color. The best part of the eyeshadow palette was how creamy and blendable the colors were.
Since today was a bright and sunny day I wanted to go for a more colorful look.
Although the brushes were numbered, I decided to use them according to their shape and size. Using the shorter brush first, I started with a transition color called “Nakey” and swiped that along my lid (steps 1 and 2). This brush is perfect for packing in that beautiful transition shade. Next, I used the angled brush to add a vibrant color to my crease (steps 3 and 4) using this beautiful pink fuschia shade called “BFF”. Then I used the more dense brush, gently placed the dark gorgeous color “Duet” into the outer corners of my eye (step 5). Finally using the step 1 brush again, I placed the beautiful color “Charmer” under my brow bone giving it a shimmer of color (step 6). I loved the way the way this eye look turned out! The Vintage Company Smokey Eye Brush Set trio was pretty easy to use and each brush was very soft and easy to hold. After my eye look was complete I moved on to lashes.
After using some black eyeliner, I took the Butter London Double Decker Mascara and used two coats to get a more dramatic look. I loved how the nylon fiber brush is shaped, making it easier to apply and add layer upon layer without clumping together.
Moving on, I must admit that I never wear blush, however, this Pretty Vulgar “Make Them Blush” Powder Blush surprised me. It didn’t go on patchy and chalky like some of my past blush sets. I like how natural it looks with just a subtle pop of color. I must say this has me rethinking blush altogether. Can you see the hint of color it left?
Finally, I added a very subtle lip color and here is my face all done and ready to go, I loved the way everything came together!
What’s your favorite item from the March Boxycharm Box?