Boxycharm Overview and Tutorial – May 2018
Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my May 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 May 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 May’s box, I received the following:
- Pur Cosmetics Sculptor Highlight & Contour Palette
- CoverFX Blurring Primer
- Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner
- Aesthetica P12 Face Brush
- HANSkin Care Cosmetics All Natural Lip Gloss in Nude Rose
- Aesthetica Cosmetics Pro Brush Series: 3-Piece Eyeliner, Brow & Spoolie Brush Set (not pictured)
Now, let’s talk products and how I used them!
This months box is called Boxy Bash and has all kinds of interesting products. I started with a bare face and from peeking at the spoilers, I cannot wait to jump in.
Before we even get started, I have a small confession. I am primer obsessed, so when I saw we were getting a new primer this month I was super excited to add this to my collection. (Especially one I have never tried before). I’m very familiar with the Cover FX brand and have no complaints whatsoever. In fact, when I broke out last summer it was their products who came to the rescue! The Cover FX Blurring Primer has many good claims and I plan to put them ALL to the test.
The first thing I notice is the texture. It goes on very smooth and thick which feels good so far.
While waiting on the Cover FX Blurring Primer to set into my skin, I filled in my eyebrows. Instead of jumping to the next thing, I always wait at least ten minutes to allow my primer to settle into the skin. Depending on the primer they all dry down differently and this one surprised me when it dried down into a silky powder. Since we didn’t get an Eyeshadow Palette this month, I decided that this will be a very simple and light makeup look. Something you can wear to the grocery store or run a few short errands. So far it’s claims of being lightweight and smooth are pretty accurate. It went onto my skin in a nice silky way and instantly blurred my pores. As far as its claims to give me an ” airbrushed” look, we’ll have to wait and see. However, I simply love the fact of it being vegan and without Parabens and other harmful things. So far I love the way it looks and feels and could even see myself wearing it alone some days. But as for now, my skin is super smooth and ready to go.
This is how my go-to foundation looks on top of the Cover FX Blurring Primer and I love how smooth it went on. Since the primer blurred my pores I didn’t see a need for concealer. Now that we have a light layer of foundation on let’s move onto the next item.
I was super disappointed that my Aesthetica Pro Series 3-Piece Eye and Brow Brush Set was missing from my box. I had to use a brush I already owned to use our next product. I grabbed a tiny angled brush and went into the Pretty Vulgar Ink Gel Eyeliner. First, let’s talk about the packaging. Pretty Vulgar has always had pretty adorable packaging but this cute little ink pot takes the cake. It reminds me of those old-fashioned ink jars that everyone loves to look at but scared to use. There seems to be a lot of product in this Pretty Vulgar the Ink Gel Eyeliner, almost makes me forget that I can’t do a winged eyeliner. (LOL) However, it’s in our box so let’s do this!
Using a small angled brush I added some of this product to my waterline and then attempted to do a small winged eyeliner look.
This simple eye look of only a black waterline and small wing to the outer corners of my eye is more than enough for a simple makeup look. I feel it brings just enough attention to my eyes without being extra dramatic. What do you guys think?
Here is how it looks with my eyes closed and as you can see it transferred a bit. This is such a rich and wet product, that it transfers very easy if you’re not careful. I’m going to clean it up with a small dab of concealer and move on to our next product.
As soon as I opened up my Pur Cosmetics Sculptor Highlight & Contour Palette, I went right to work on applying these four beautiful shades. I used the Aesthetica P12 Face brush to apply all four shades. I set my entire face with “INVENTOR” which turned out to be the perfect color for my skin tone. I did a very light Contour with “FOUNDER”. I bronzed with “TRAILBLAZER” which has a beautiful hint of gold. I placed on a nice highlight with “ORIGINATOR” on the highs of my cheekbones and the tip of my nose. This palette was very creamy, light, and super bendable making it very easy to use. I have tried many items from PUR cosmetics before and I have yet to be disappointed. For the future, I probably would not use the Aesthetica P12 Face brush to contour or bronze with. The brush is very large and soft, and would be perfect for applying blush or a loose powder product.
I like how the PUR Cosmetics Sculptor Palette went on very lightweight and breathable, and since I’m going for a soft makeup look I used a very light hand.
Last but not least, I added the HAN Skin Care Cosmetics all natural lip gloss in the color “ Nude Rose”. It turned out to be just the light touch of color this simple makeup look needed. It’s a light pink mauve color that didn’t look appealing to me at first, but now that it’s on I’m in love with it! It’s very smooth and sheer with just a hint of color. I don’t wear lip gloss too often. However, I think that will change after today.
Verdict: I absolutely loved this months box, and if I had to pick a favorite item it would have to be the Cover FX Blurring Primer. I loved how it made my foundation go on really smooth and easy. I was also surprised at how it lasted me all day. I would love to know what your favorite item in this months box was, and why. I hope you guys enjoyed this month’s products as much as I did!
What’s your favorite item from the May Boxycharm Box?