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BoxyCharm Makeup Tutorial – July 2019

Desiree Queen
ByDesiree QueenJul 24, 2019 | 11 comments

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Close Box

BoxyCharm
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BoxyCharm is a popular full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. (Check out our full review of the July 2019 BoxyCharm box to learn more about each of the items this month.)

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 July BoxyCharm.

But first, here are the box basics:

About BoxyCharm

The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm

The Cost: $21 a month

COUPON: Use code HEADSHOT to get a free Dr. Brandt Triple Antioxidant Face Cream worth $64!

The Products: 5-6 beauty items that include nail care, skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrances and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized).

Ships to: Contiguous US for free, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $5

BoxyCharm July 2019 Tutorial + Review

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Contents

This month’s BoxyCharm theme is  “Au Naturale” and it’s perfect because most of the products in this month’s box are all from natural ingredients. I have been waiting for the July box to get here so I can’t wait to jump right in.

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Holding Up Mask

Our first product is a face mask from a brand called ELEMIS. It’s their Superfood Vital Veggie Mask. This mask has so many good things to offer, I don’t know where to begin. It is supposed to nourish, hydrate and brighten your skin all in one.

The brand describes this as giving your skin a shot of their green goodness treatment. That includes a mask that will smooth your skin as well as soften it. The mask is a pale green color and has a nice and thick paste to apply to your face while nourishing it as well. 

I’m not that familiar with ELEMIS products but I do know that they are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free which is always a plus in my book. This Superfood Vital Veggie Mask has vital vitamins and minerals that our skin so desperately needs to replenish. On top of all this goodness, this veggie mask also has avocado, chia seed oil and also broccoli seed oil as well. All of these are naturally rich in omega fatty acids. This has to be the very first time I have seen anything broccoli in a skin product. If you’re wondering what all this stuff can do to help benefit your skin, it aids in locking in moisture which keeps your skin healthy in the long run.

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Wearing Face Mask

The instructions say to add this to a clean and dry face, and allow it to set for ten minutes. It’s not as thick as I thought and feels really cool on my skin. I used a warm wet washcloth to remove the product off my face. They say to remove this with a dark washcloth because the ingredients may stain. Just be aware of this when you’re reaching for one of your favorite towels. (We all have them lol) I noticed that it didn’t tighten or tingle like the brand suggests. I love the way my skin feels after removing the product, and how it left me with a very soft complexion. It definitely has a spa-like smell, that’s for sure. I did however notice a pleasant moisturizing feeling to my skin afterwards. The brand says that I should experience a brighter looking complexion and I guess I’ll have to wait and see if this occurs after several uses, but as of now I can’t say for sure. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Face After Mask

Here is a close shot of my skin after removing the mask. All in all this Superfood Veggie Mask was pleasant to use and so far I have no complaints, which is a positive thing. I never really cared about the ingredients when it came to my products, however as I got older I really started to pay more attention to what I was putting on my skin. My skin desperately needed this pick me up, this Texas heat can wreak havoc on your skin. A mask like this has tons of positive claims to help now and later on down the line. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Brushes

All I can say is “yaaaaa” to our next product! I’m always happy to add to my Luxie brush collection, and thanks to BoxyCharm it’s really growing! This brush set is from Luxie and it’s their GAEA 3 piece brush set. This particular brush set is made from recycled natural wood, however they still have that classic pink color that Luxie brushes have, and the white synthetic brush hairs only add to their charm. I will of course be using these brushes to create my eye look so let’s move on to our next product.

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Holding Up Eyeshadow Palette

I was pretty excited when I saw we are getting the butter LONDON Natural Goddess Eyeshadow Palette because these colors are simply amazing. I can’t say that I have too many butter LONDON makeup items but from what I have read they are a pretty good makeup line, nothing but positive reviews. Although there are only six shades in this palette, they are some of the most gorgeous six shades that they could ever put together. They chose the perfect name for this product because these colors marry so well together. However there are only two matte shades and the rest are shimmer so I may have to borrow a black from another palette. The shades are so pigmented and soft, and I can’t wait to see if they blend as well as they look. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Wearing Brown Shade

Before we begin, I’m going to add an eyeshadow primer so that we can get the best of these shadows. I started by using the Luxie 250 large eye blending brush. I used with the shade Temptress, because it’s the only dark matte shade in the palette and just about any of these other colors will come alive against it. I added this color to my lid and slightly above my crease.

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Using Finger

Then using my finger, I added the shade Femme Fatale right into the middle of my eye. I’m using this shade as a buildup color, so when I add the color Star directly on top of it, hopefully it will stand out. These colors are a bit similar in shade, only one is matte and the other is a shimmer. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Fingers Under Chin

Here is how both colors look one on top of each other. Nothing too bold, just an everyday average makeup look. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Pointing To Outer Corner Of My Eye

Next, I used a matte black from another palette and added this to the outer corners of my eyes. I love adding a dark color to my outer corners because it really brings the colors together.

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Pointing To My Under Brow

Using the Luxie 246 Precision Crease brush, I then took the shade Queen (my name fits so well here lol) directly under my brows and on top of the other shades.

To finalize this dusty brown & teal eye look I added some black eyeliner and smudged it out for a subtle smokey look. I also added two coats of black mascara. Although this is a very simple eye look to achieve, I’m sure that whatever colors you guys play with will come out beautiful because these shades are pretty easy to work with. They blend effortlessly and would stand out on any skin tone. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Holding Up Gel Pencil

Our next product is from a brand that we are also familiar with, the Appeal Gel Liners. I received the color Deep Taupe and it’s a dark and smokey brown shade. I’m glad that it’s a gel liner and not another wooden pencil that is usually too dry to use. I didn’t know whether I wanted to use this as an eyeliner or lip liner. I decided to go another route altogether and use it to contour my nose. Although I hate to admit it, I recently gained a few unwanted pounds. Since I always gain weight in my face before anywhere else, (thanks, Mother Nature) I needed some contouring badly. This product is so rich and creamy, I think that it just might do the trick. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Drawing Lines On Nose

I wanted to make my nose appear a bit more narrow than it is, so I took this gel liner and made my contour lines.

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Lines On Nose

Here is how the lines look. One on each side of my nose and then a small line across the middle. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Side View Of My Nose

I then took a small dense brush and blended out the lines so that they are nearly visible to the naked eye. I took a side profile picture so you can see the finished look.

After contouring my nose, I added foundation, filled in my brows and added a couple coats of black mascara.

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Holding Up Large Brush To My Cheek

I used the Luxie 510 Foundation brush and the color Enchantress from the eyeshadow palette as my highlighter. I added a light layer to my cheekbones, and the tip of my nose. I loved how each and every one of these brushes worked as well as I knew they would. Once you get used to a brand like Luxie, you know the product is going to work well. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Wearing The Highlighter

Here is a picture of how that shade looks when used as a highlighter. I think it came out very light and pretty on the skin. Let’s move on to our last and final product in this month’s box.

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Holding Up Lip Gloss

Finally, we have another product from the brand Alamar Cosmetics, and it’s from their Mother of Pearl collection. I received the shade Tesoro. These lip glosses are made to give you an iridescent effect. It’s a very sheer color that can be worn as a topper or alone. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Wearing The Lipgloss

Since my makeup look is very ordinary, I decided to wear it alone for a nice bare and sheer look. It’s not too thick on the lips and the rich seabuckthorn extract and camellia oil make it very comfortable to wear. This shade can be worn with just about any makeup look from the very bold, to an everyday look like this one. 

Boxycharm Tutorial July 2019 - Holding Up Coupon

I don’t want to forget the $10 coupon we also received for a Flash Facial at the Skin Bar. You can visit your local Ulta Beauty for $10 off of either an Insta-Glow Facial or an Insta-Firm Facial depending on your skincare needs. Not all Ulta Beauty locations have this Skin Bar so you should definitely call ahead. This is something extra that BoxyCharm has thrown in this month, to help remind those of us who forget that we need to also take care of our skin. I know I plan on taking advantage of this and hopefully you will too.

Verdict: This month’s box was pretty interesting, however I really enjoyed the face mask the most. I can also see myself really experimenting with the eyeshadow palette to come up with other fun looks. I hope you guys enjoyed this month’s BoxyCharm as well.

COUPON: Use code HEADSHOT to get a free Dr. Brandt Triple Antioxidant Face Cream worth $64!

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews and the best beauty subscription boxes of 2019, as recommended by our readers!

What’s your favorite item from the July BoxyCharm Box? 

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Desiree Queen
Desiree Queen
I am addicted to subscription boxes for so many reasons. For one I simply love the element of surprise that each month brings, whether its beauty, skin care or anything else. I love the opportunity of trying out new products every month without having to commit to the full purchase. My favorite boxes are Boxycharm, Popsugar, and any Mommy and baby boxes. I am a brand new mother and I love trying out new things for my baby and I love how they always have something special for mommy!

Desiree Queen
Desiree Queen
I am addicted to subscription boxes for so many reasons. For one I simply love the element of surprise that each month brings, whether its beauty, skin care or anything else. I love the opportunity of trying out new products every month without having to commit to the full purchase. My favorite boxes are Boxycharm, Popsugar, and any Mommy and baby boxes. I am a brand new mother and I love trying out new things for my baby and I love how they always have something special for mommy!
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11 comments

Karen

Desiree,
I can relate – I gain weight in my face before anywhere else too! People think I’m joking when I say that but it’s true! It’s the worst lol.

Anika

I love your review and how beautifully you do the makeup. I don’t have Boxycharm, but really want it. Keep up the good work experimenting and inspiring!

Marcia

Love your reviews -if any one is ever on the fence about a product, they should just read your experiences 🙂

Dezi

Awe thank you so much

Boxy Fox

I don’t even have boxy charm, but I definitely enjoyed the tutorial. It’d be fun to see one for ipsy too!

Dezi

Your right! I’m not sure if they already have someone doing ipsy

Jody

I liked the smoothness of my face after the mask but didn’t care for the smell.

Carla

Thanks for another great review. I love the mask too and like Elemis products. I have the cleansing balm and can tell you it is the bomb. I use it for make up removal as my first cleanse. Also excited to try the London eye palette. My box was different than yours but overall I am very happy with it! Thanks again for your review. Your look is beautiful.

Dezi

Thank you

Jackie

Beautiful! 🙂

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