Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my January 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 January BoxyCharm.
The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm
The Cost: $21 a month
The Products: 5-6 beauty items that will include nail care, skin care, makeup, hair care, fragrance and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized).
Ships to: The US and Canada
BoxyCharm January 2019 Review
Wow, it's already 2019, and Boxycharm is better than ever! This months theme is called "Boxy and Chill". A new year, a new box and it's perfect because this month we have a new brand that Boxycharm has never used before. With that said let's get into this month's products.
Here are the contents of this month’s box:
- Briogeo Roscaro Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray
- Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick
- Tarte Cosmetics Limited Edition Rainforest Of the Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III
- Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Face Mask (2 Pack)
- Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil
Our first product is from Tatcha cosmetics and if your familiar with this brand, you will know that's it is top of the line. It's a Luxury Skincare line with pure and proven ingredients. They have all types of cleansers, exfoliants, moisturizers, serums, treatments, and sheet masks such as these. We received two Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Sheet Mask. Inside each sheet mask is a mixture of lightweight rice germ oil and nutrient-rich rice. They are packed with vitamin E and plenty of healthy botanical extracts and oils. The mask is filled with Japanese anti-aging superfoods such as algae and fermentation of green tea and rice. The best part is that these sheet masks hydrate your skin leaving a dewy glow in just one use. With all these claims, I can't wait to try this product since my skin has been going through a very difficult phase and could use a little TLC. It's made for all skin types and sounds pretty easy to use, so let's try it!
First, I cleaned and dried my skin before using this product, then I applied the sheet mask onto my face and gently smoothed it out to fit the curves of my face. There's plenty of this milky white serum so be careful not to waste the product. I left it on for the full 15 minutes the directions suggest and it felt so cooling to the skin. After removing the sheet mask I massaged the remaining serum into my skin on both my face and neck.
I instantly noticed how soft and smooth my face felt! I can honestly say that I have tried many sheet masks but never one that has made my face and skin feel this nourished. I can definitely see myself using these on special occasions or just to treat my skin to something special. Here is a picture of my face after taking the sheet mask off, and I'm not sure if you guys can tell but my skin is pretty dewy!
The next product is from Briogeo and we have received products from this brand before. The Briogeo Roscaro Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray is an ultra-lightweight leave-in conditioning spray made with a special mixture of nourishing rosehip, argan, and coconut oils. Its made for dry damaged or weak brittle hair and can be used on all types of hair both chemically treated or natural. What makes this product so special is Briogeo's signature blend of oils. A huge plus is that this product has no harmful chemicals or sulfates. It restores your hair's strength and softness helping to manage and hold moisture within. It also serves as a barrier against heat. I sprayed this product after wetting my hair, however, you can use it on wet or dry hair. I massaged it into my hair from the top to the very ends. I love how lightweight and non-greasy it is, not to mention the soft and sweet aroma it leaves behind. I noticed how it helped to tame my frizziness and split ends and I didn't need much of the product to do so. I'm glad that the bottle isn't very big because this is definitely going into my handbag for on the go use.
Moving on, our next product is simple yet very practical. The Billion Dollar brand is also a new brand for me. I'm always looking for new brow products to use because I go through them so quickly. The Universal Brow pencil looks familiar and much like many brow tools I have used before, where it has the product on one end and a brush grooming spoolie on the other. So I did my research to see why this product may stand out from the rest. The reviews were very positive and the product itself has many good qualities. It's also pretty easy to use and goes on smooth for a natural look. This pomade has a very creamy formula that doesn't tug or pull. I started with the spoolie end and gently brushed my eyebrow hairs up and in the direction I wanted them to go.
Then I switched ends and used the pomade side. I used small quick and short like strokes to fill them in, going upward to create my upward yet natural-looking arch.
Here are my brows all filled in with The Billion Dollar Universal Brow pencil and although it's much too light for my hair, the pomade was very smooth and easy to work with. It seems perfect for day to day use if you need something to fill in your brows quickly. The best part is how natural-looking it makes your brows look. I've always been a girl who prefers a natural looking brow over any other. I added a dark brown brow powder on top in order to complete my brows.
I'm super excited about our next product from Boxycharm. We have received a Tarte cosmetics limited edition Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow palette from Boxycharm in the past and the quality is simply amazing. I really loved how pigmented and soft the shades were in our previous palette, so I know this palette won't be any different. I received the Limited Edition Rainforest of the Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III and the eight colors are stunning! Not to mention the beautiful mermaid-like pattern on top and a nice size mirror to work with. With these particular shades, I decided on a natural warm look so these colors are perfect. I love how soft and warm these shades are and can't wait to dive in.
Since the majority of the shades in this palette are shimmers, I decided to use two everyday matte shades so this look won't turn into a glittery mess. I used a random dark brown and a black matte shade that is easy to find in any palette. Before getting started I used an eyeshadow primer from the drug store, just to make these colors pop and last throughout the day. I began my look with the color 'Heatwave' on my lids using a very small flat brush.
Then using my finger, I took the darkest shade 'Malibu' and patted it above my lid and into my crease. Since these shades are part cream and part powder all you need is the warmth of your fingers to apply most of them.
Taking a fluffy brush I blended out the harsh edges and bigger specs of glitter. These colors are so soft and creamy you don't need much to blend them out. Next, I took a dark matte brown and lightly placed it over the color 'Malibu' just to soften this look a bit.
Then I took a black matte in the outer v area of my eyes.
Finally, I couldn't wait to take the gorgeous shade 'Treasure' under my brows. This color reminds me of sparkling diamonds!
Here is my eye look complete with dark black eyeliner and a coat of mascara. I found these shades super easy to work with and a breeze to blend. I'm in love with the fact that I now have two very sought after limited edition palettes from Tarte cosmetics to add to my growing collection. Together I can create both day and evening looks with ease.
Here is my warm natural look with one layer of medium coverage foundation. Let's move on to our final product:
Our final product is a lip paint. It's the Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick from Ofra Cosmetics and I received the color 'Miami Fever'. It's a deep orange with a red undertone. I have used many lip products from Ofra before and find the formula to be very excellent. It's a long lasting liquid lipstick that is vibrant in color and smells good enough to eat. They feel so creamy and soft on your lips and very easy to wear. It comes in over 80 vibrant shades and feels moisturizing on the lips. I did not like the color worn alone so I added the MAC lip liner currant in the picture below, I'd love to know your opinion.
Here is the final look using warm and neutral earth tones for a simple everyday look. I hope you enjoyed the process as much as I did.
Verdict: What do you guys think about the brands and products that Boxycharm choose to start off the New Year? I was pretty impressed with this month's unique selections and enjoyed sharing it with you guys!
What’s your favorite item from the January Boxycharm Box?