Boxycharm Overview and Tutorial – September 2018
Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my September 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 September 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
September 2018 Boyxcharm Beauty Tutorial
This month’s Boxycharm “Wildflower” theme is the cutest ever! A wildflower can be something like a free spirit, bravely growing wild and free. So let’s not be afraid to step outside the box this month. Get out, do something new and different. Now that we’ve revealed our theme let’s get started.
Here are the contents of this months box:
- PRETTY VULGAR Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette (all subscribers received this product)
- Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten (subscribers will either receive this OR Girlactik Skin Glow Duo)
- The Ojitos Brush Trio by Alamar Cosmetics (all subscribers received this product)
- Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick (subscribers will either receive this OR a liquid lipstick from Hank and Henry OR Violet Voss Liquid Lipstick OR Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump)
- Butter London Stroke of Wow Roll-On Eyeliner (subscribers will either receive this OR Butter London Glazen Lustrous Liner OR Luscious Angel Eyes Eyeshadow Primer)
As always I start off with a fresh and clean face. I always use a moisturizer before adding any makeup to my face.
This pretty cage shaped Palette gives us 12 beautiful shades with a mixture of matte, shimmer and pearl finishes. These colors are really versatile, making it pretty easy to go from a day to night time look. I can not wait to jump right into this eye look so we can see how well they blend. I wanted to do a natural look with a bit of shimmer. Something that can be worn day or night.
I will also be using The Ojitos Brush Trio by Alamar Cosmetics. Ojito is Spanish for “eye.”. I love how this brand digs deep into its roots. These brushes are made with 100% synthetic fibers and are extremely soft. This gorgeous lime green/burnt orange set includes a flat painter brush, a fluffy blender brush, and one flat tight liner brush. All the tools we need for an everyday eyeshadow look, so let’s jump in.
Using the Ojitos Brush Trio by Alamar Cosmetics, I started with the flat brush and chose Hide and Seek for my transition shade. Immediately I notice how pigmented and creamy these shadows are so I recommend using a light hand when using this palette.
Here is how the transition shade looks alone. When choosing my transition shade, I choose a shade that is close to my own skin tone and run it back and forth onto my crease. A transition shade is usually Matte and helps to merge colors together. It also helps to give some depth to your eyeshadow look.
Since there are several deep earth-toned shadows I found it a bit challenging to find a pop of color. So for my crease shade, I used the fluffy blender brush to swipe the color Silver Spoon. It’s a pretty pale blue/silver tone. I used windshield wiper motions directly into my crease. This motion helps to pack the color deep into your crease while blending it out as well.
Here are those two shades together.
Next, I reached for the shade Clutch and put this directly into the center of my eye using my finger. By using my finger I can pinpoint exactly where I want this shade to stand out.
Here is how it looks with the center color. As you can see here, some of the colors have more fallout than others.
After cleaning my fluffy brush I used it to soften and blend out any harsh lines and edges.
I continued with the same brush and added the color All Nighter onto both my outer corners in short circular motions.
After cleaning up my fallout and as you can see there was quite a bit, I filled in my brows and went in for my final color in this pallet. Using our third brush in the trio, I used the shade Pillow Fight to highlight under my brow bone. I used the tip of the flat tight liner brush to do this. All in all the shades blended seamlessly and the brushes were very soft and easy to hold. I can definitely see myself reaching for this pallet for my everyday makeup looks.
Here is a head-on face picture of all the colors together.
To really complete the eye look, let’s pull out the next product. This Stroke of Wow Roll On Liner is from Butter London and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen in an eyeliner product. What makes it unique is its wheel applicator. This helps deliver an ultra-precise line in one stroke. Now I must admit that I’m not the best when it comes to being precise at well….. anything. (LOL) However, I think this will help me keep control. I wanted to try a tight line along my lash line, just to give my eyes a more sultry look. I found it very lightweight and pretty easy to control without using too much pressure. The color is a very intense black and dries down almost instantly! The only issue I had was getting the product inside my eye due to its runny fluid. So please be very careful when using this product on your lower lash line. Other than that, it’s pretty comfortable to wear and easy to use.
Here is how it looks. As I said, it dries down really quickly and you don’t need much to get the job done.
After applying my foundation and setting powder I reached for our next product. This month we have the Laura Geller New York Baked Blush-n-Brighten. This is a marble swirl blush that’s supposed to give you a gorgeous flush no matter the season. I received the color Tropic Hues. This long-wearing formula is Paraben-free and has many antioxidants along with White Tea Extracts. I don’t wear blush too often but I’m always willing to give something new a try. I used a blush brush for this product and surprisingly, I like the way it looks. It gives me a nice hue to the cheeks without standing out too much. I also decided to take advantage of its awesome marbled pattern, and used a smaller brush to dip into the lighter swirls of the blush and used that as my highlighter! I added it to the tip of my nose and the highs of my cheekbones. Can you see it?
My final product is from Lorac Cosmetics. Surprisingly, I don’t own much from this makeup line but I’m very familiar with its name. This is their Pro Matte Lip Color and it’s said to have a very smooth texture with colors that are high in pigment. It’s supposed to be lightweight, creamy and long-lasting. There are over eight shades between nudes and vibrant colors all with a comfortable matte finish. I love a good bold matte lip and how it compliments my makeup. I received the shade Orchid which is a deep purple vibrant hue. First I love how soft and weightless this feels on my lips! I’m sure it’s due to the Acai Berry, Pomegranate and Grape Seed Extract it’s infused with. I usually need a lip liner with most of my lip products, but this one looks great without it. It’s also very buildable, just in case you only want a hint of color. I decided to layer on a few coats because this color is so stunning and I want to show it off. I really think this color helps complete my makeup look, what do you think?
Verdict: I really enjoyed using everything in this month’s box, but my absolute favorite was the lip product! I just love the element of surprise you get with Boxycharm. They are great at sending both unique and practical items. I hope you enjoyed this month’s makeup tutorial and remember to be a wildflower!
What’s your favorite item from the September Boxycharm Box? What do you think about the entire look? Too bold or just right?