Boxycharm Makeup Tutorial – February 2019
Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my February 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 February 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, hair care, fragrance and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized).
Ships to: The US and Canada
BoxyCharm February 2019 Review
- This month’s Boxycharm theme is called “After Glow” and it’s filled with great new products to get us through the month of February. Some of the companies we are very familiar with and some are new to Boxycharm. Let’s jump in and see what’s in store for this month. Contents of this months box:
Our first product is from Sol De Janeiro and it is their CoCo Cabana Cream. We have received a cream from them in the past with Boxycharm so I’m super excited to try another product from this line. This oil in water cream is made to hold up to 72 hours of moisture and is made to transform dehydrated skin. As soon as I opened the sealed wrapper I could smell this amazing aroma. This sweet smell comes from coconut, warm vanilla, and toasted praline. It literally smells good enough to eat, and some people are saying it smells just like buttered popcorn jelly beans! However, what I love the most about this product is how it made my skin feel. I added this to my legs and thighs and wow did my skin drink this stuff up! It left me feeling very moisturized and had a nice shine to it. I also love how its the perfect size to fit into my purse, another great pick Boxycharm.
Our next product is from Touch In Sol and it’s a primer. We usually get eyeshadow palettes but I like how Boxycharm switched it up and gave us a face primer this month. I never wear makeup without first adding a primer so I’m thankful we get one in this months box. A good face primer not only helps your makeup apply better and last longer, but it also acts as a barrier between your skin and your makeup. Not too long ago I received a sample of this very primer from a visit to Sephora. I must admit it was the pink color that drew me in, but when I started using it I grew to love it! I love how well my makeup applied after priming my face with it, so I’m thrilled to have the full-size product. The Touch In Sol No Poreblem face primer is a light and silky primer that helps to blur your pores. It’s made for all skin types and while enhancing the wear of your makeup, it also helps with uneven skin tones. Since this makes your face feel so smooth after, I’m sure you could just wear the primer alone if you wanted to.
You cant tell in the picture but my face feels really soft and smooth after adding the primer. I applied this all over my face and allowed at least ten minutes for it to settle into my skin before I added my foundation.
Here is how it looks after adding my foundation.
Our next product comes from Nudestix Cosmetics, it is their Magnetic Luminous Eye Color. I received the shade Copper Foil and it is a gorgeous gold metallic shade that is sure to stand out on any skin tone. It’s an easy to use pencil that has a long-wearing, waterproof, and budge-proof formula. It’s also great for quick on the go makeup looks when you don’t have time to complete a full-on eye look. Since I’m creating a very simple eye look using only a black eyeliner and the nudestix, I’m hoping this look would be great for our makeup beginners. It’s two easy steps for an easy to do eye look.
To begin, I took the Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color and applied it to my lid using a very light hand. I notice that the product is super soft and glides on very easily.
Here is how it looks before blending.
Next, I took my finger and blended the color by slowly patting it into the direction I wanted, which was slightly above my crease and then towards the outer corners of my eye. You can blend it out by using a brush as well, but I found it much easier to use the warmth of my fingertips. I love how the formula was so smooth and very easy to work with.
Here is how it looks after blending it out
To complete this simple eye look, I took a black eyeliner and added it directly across my lid. To do this, I started in the middle and used very short strokes until my entire lid is covered with the black liner. I also added a very tiny wing towards the outer part of my eyes and finally to finish up I added the liner to my lower lash line to build a bit more intensity.
Here is my simple gold and black eye look completed.
I have heard so much about our next product so I can’t wait to finally try it out for myself. The Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara is a smudge proof mascara that has all day wear and unique peptides for an intense eye look. The more coats you add the deeper the intensity will be. It has an hourglass brush shape that helps to separate and coats your lashes. Its collagen-fueled formula is supposed to add volume and make your lashes look full and well defined.
I used three coats to see for myself just how intense my lashes could look. Since my lashes are not very long, I love how it thickened and added length. I did experience a little clumping after my third coat but I think if I took my time and waited for each coat to dry, I would’ve had a better outcome. However, I think it’s great for those who want a more intense look without the use of false lashes. I have tried many mascaras and nothing has given me the volume, length, and overall fullness that this product provides.
After filling in my brows and adding a nude lip color, I reached for our final product in this months box. We received another item from Pretty Vulgar. This time we received the Pretty Vulgar Shimmering Swan Highlighter. I received the color Shimmering Sass which is a golden highlight with a pearl sheen. This color should go perfect with my gold and black eye look. I grabbed a medium brush and highlighted my cheekbones and the tip of my nose. I like how its a more natural and subtle highlight, which gives off a light glow to my skin.
Here is my completed look.
Verdict: I really enjoyed all the products in this months box, but my absolute favorite is the face primer and the mascara. I would love to know what product stood out for you guys this month.
What’s your favorite item from the February Boxycharm Box?