Boxycharm Overview and Tutorial – July 2018
Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my July 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 June 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 July’s box, I received the following:
- dr. brandt needles no more® NO MORE BAGGAGE™ eye de-puffing gel – Retail Value $42
- Crown Brush Fuego Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $29.99
- Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara – Retail Value $24
- NOTE Cosmetics Blush in Desert Rose – Retail Value $11.99
- Chella Eyebrow Cream in Taupe – Retail Value $26
This month’s theme is “Roadtrippen”, which as a stay at home mom of an active one-year-old, I desperately need! With that said, let’s jump right into this month’s box and see what look we can create!
As usual, I started with a freshly washed and moisturized face.
Let’s start with the dr. brandt eye de-puffing gel. This is not a first for Boxycharm, they have sent many products from this brand before and most of them I use daily. I’m always excited to add to my skincare collection, and this product has tons of great claims. This eye de-puffing gel claims to reduce the appearance of bags, puffiness, redness and dark circles. Its promise is to give you a well-rested look and who doesn’t need that?
To get started I used a Q-tip to place a small dot under each eye, focusing on my dark circles. It’s a pretty thick Gel with a light peach color. The instructions say to pat it directly onto bags and dark circles trying not to make any facial expressions until the product is dry. It took less than two minutes to completely dry down, then I felt my under eye area starting to tighten and firm up. It almost felt like my face was twitching lol. I really wish I could give you guys a full and honest review, however, that is hard to do after just one use (check out what Liz thinks about this product here!). However, I can definitely feel it working. I have read many different reviews both good and bad when it comes to this product, so after further use, I’m truly hoping for some positive results.
I’m always excited to try new brow products and this one from Chella cosmetics is no exception. I received the Chella Eyebrow Cream in the color Tantalizing Taupe. I thought the color would be way too light, but surprisingly it blended pretty well. The eyebrow cream comes with a mini precision angled brush on one end and a mini pot on the other end that holds the product. I quickly noticed that a little goes a long way. I simply dipped the brush into the cream and wiped away any excess on the side of the cap. The formula is crazy easy to apply and instantly blends into your brow hairs.
In this photo, I only completed my left brow, so you can see the difference.
What I love about this product the most is how natural it looks and feels. I truly believe that having your brows done can make a huge difference, even if you don’t put on a drop of makeup. We don’t always have time to put on a full glam look so the little things matter. This awesome product comes in six different colors to flatter everyone and it claims to last all day and throughout the night. I can see this being my new go-to eyebrow product.
It’s super fun to step outside the box with fun shades, however, I think we can all take a deep breath of relief when we received the warm-cool shades of the Crown Brush Fuego Eyeshadow Palette. I absolutely love their brushes and can’t wait to try an Eyeshadow Palette from this brand. This month we have four shimmer shades that really compliment the six other matte shades. These stunning earth tone shades will look awesome on anyone! I love the classy sleek black and gold packing, not to mention how big the pans are. These shades do not have names so I’ll do my best to describe them. (I will be going from left to right) Let’s begin with a medium sized fluffy brush. I took this brush and added the top row fourth color as our transition shade. This matte shade has a hue of a dark orange color.
Next, using a smaller brush, let’s add the third color on the bottom row right into our crease building depth into this look.
Here are the two matte shades together.
Then I took my finger and patted the first color on the bottom row on my entire lid. Although there is tons of fallout, this shimmering shade is simply stunning.
Then using a medium fluffy brush I took the fourth color on the bottom row and added that into the outer corners of my eye look. The matte shades are blending well together, however, I did notice that some had stronger pigmentation than others.
Finally, to complete this look I took the first color in the top row and with a tiny brush added this shimmer yellow under my brow bone. After blending out the harsh edges and lines I threw on some black eyeliner and now we’re ready to move onto lashes!
This is my first time hearing of Wander Beauty. The packaging of ruby red and gold is very appealing to my eye. The Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara has a medium sized brush with a slight bend to the shape. I used two coats and I loved how quickly it dried between coats without clumping up on me. It’s important to wait for each coat to dry before adding another, it prevents you from having clumpy lashes. My favorite thing about this product is the brush. Have you ever used a mascara with an oversized brush and end up getting it everywhere but on your lashes? I don’t think you will have that problem with this product. So far I think is pretty good quality.
After adding foundation, I’m ready for our final product. It’s from Note Cosmetics and since I don’t wear blush I’m worried how this product will look on me. I received this NOTE Cosmetics Blush in the color Desert Rose and it’s a beautiful light pinkish-orange shade. This blush has many ingredients that you don’t often see in blush. For one it’s vegan and cruelty-free which I’m a huge fan of. Not only does it contain Argon oils but It’s also infused with botanicals to help it wear better on your skin. It’s the perfect compact size to pop into any makeup bag or small purse and comes with its own brush applicator. With all this in mind, let’s pop it on my cheeks. First, I love how sheer and buildable it is. I’m not too sure if I like this particular shade on me but it’s very easy and comfortable to wear. It’s so sheer it’s almost hard to see in photos.
Here is the final look with a bit of lip gloss! I hope you like this simple everyday makeup look.
Verdict: I thought this month’s products were very easy to use and practical for everyday wear. What I love about Boxycharm is how you always get a nice mixture of both makeup and skin care. Although we have so much fun with makeup we can’t forget to take care of our skin. I would love to know what your favorite product was this month!
What’s your favorite item from the July Boxycharm Box? What do you think about the entire look? Too bold or just right?