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BoxyCharm Makeup Tutorial – September 2019

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Closed Box

BoxyCharm is a popular full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. (Check out our full review of the September 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 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:

About this Popular Makeup Subscription

The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm

The Cost: $21 a month. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code POPUP6NEW08 to get a $6 credit to use in the BoxyPopUp shop!

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: the contiguous US for free, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $5

BoxyCharm September 2019 Tutorial + Review

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Contents

Contents of my September 2019 box:

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Holding Up The Dr.Brandt Product

Our first product is from the popular skincare line, Dr. Brandt. If you are not familiar with Dr. Brandt skincare, it is a high-end skincare brand that delivers great skincare products. This particular item is called the Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask. It’s an overnight leave-on mask that is enriched with unique properties that combine both peptides and antioxidants. These help to soothe the skin and fight off any redness you may have. It uses special ingredients like tea, Boswellia, and honey. This mask is supposed to aid in hydrating and restoring your skin as you sleep. It claims to restore dry skin in 24 hours while maintaining the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss. There are so many claims it’s hard to keep up. 

I tried this product last night for the first time, and I must say that I was very surprised! I applied a thin coat onto clean, dry skin and I woke up to skin that felt amazingly fresh, smooth and moisturized. It has a fresh scent that’s not too overbearing and a little bit goes a long way. It feels more like a lightweight moisturizer than a mask to me. I love the texture and how it reminds me of a water-gel based cream that absorbs quickly and evenly into the skin. Of course this is just my first night using this product so I can’t say what it will be like after continued use, however, it made my skin feel great, so I would definitely continue to use it.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Holding Up The Brush Set

Our next product is from MŌDA, it’s the black and white 5 Piece MŌDA Pro Bold Brush Set. Some people may get tired of always receiving brushes, but I see it as a plus in my book. We have received brushes from this brand before in previous boxes, so I already know how awesome they are. These brushes are made with great quality and are super easy to use and clean. My favorite part is the waterproof textured silk touch handles. They make it a lot easier to get a nice firm grip while you are creating your eye look. I will definitely be using these as we move on to our next product.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Holding Up Eyeshadow Palette

I’m super excited to be receiving a Violet Voss Eyeshadow Palette. I didn’t own anything from this brand until now. The Essentials Eyeshadow Palette has ten shades in all. There are five mattes and five metallics, which is awesome in creating both warm neutral looks as well as nighttime looks. I love the pops of color in this palette and can’t wait to try these out. 

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Pointing To The Cinnamon Shade With Brush

The 1st brush I used was the BMX 466 shade brush and I used the color Cinnamon to place on my lids and upper crease as a transition shade.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Wearing The Cinnamon Shade Alone

Here is how that matte shade looks alone, it’s a very warm brown tone.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Using My Finger To Add Color On My Eyelid

Next, I used my finger to place the color Emerald, a deep metallic green shade, to the lids of my eyes. 

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Wearing The Green Color On My Lids

Here is how it looks.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Black Brush Aimed At My Lower Lash Line

Next, I took the BMX 420 brush to the lower lash line and added the green metallic shade to the lower lash line. 

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Pointing At the Green Shade On My Lower Lash Line

Here is how it looks so far.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Brush On The Outer Corner Of My Eye

Next, I took the BMX 430 crease brush and color Plum Berry to the outer corners of my eyes and slightly towards the center of my lids.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Showing The Purple On The Outer Of My Eyes

Here is how the Plum Berry metallic shade looks, it’s a very pretty lilac purple shade.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Brush Pointed On The Bottom Of The Purple Color

Then using the BMX 420 brush I applied the color black on the very outer corners of my eyes, on the outside of the purple color. This way all the outer colors mesh together as one. I used small circular motions to blend out the black shade.

The very last step was to use the BMX 402 brush and add the color pink under each brow bone. 

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Finger On Chin

Here is the final eye look, I hope you guys were able to follow along and achieve this eye look. I love how pigmented and easy to blend these shadows were, and how the metallic shades didn’t end up all over my face. 

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Holding Up The Laura Geller High Lighter

After filling in my brows, adding some black eyeliner, a few coats of black mascara, primer, foundation and tons of setting powder it’s time to move on to our next product and complete this makeup look.

Our next product is from Laura Geller and it’s the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in the shade Gilded Honey. It’s a gorgeous golden shade that is in the shape of an Italian dessert. It’s supposed to give you a lit from within glow, and those just happen to be my favorite types of highlighters to use. I can’t wait to grab a brush and put this on.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Wearing The Golden Highlighter Color On Cheeks

Here is how the highlighter looks. 

It goes on like a powder but definitely feels like a cream. I placed this on the tip of my nose, and the highs of my cheekbones. I really love the way it looks and how it has a subtle glow. I don’t like to get too crazy when it comes to highlighting, so this will definitely be something I will reach for daily. 

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Holding Up The Mac Lipstick Box

Our final product is a lipstick, and I can’t believe we received a M.A.C. product this month! I think almost everyone is familiar with the all-time favorite M.A.C. cosmetics. It’s their Frost Lipstick CB 96 and it looks like a metallic deep orange color that I’m hoping will look well on my skin tone. The formula is very smooth and you can use it as a light sheer color or as a bold pearl finish. 

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Wearing The Lipstick Alone

Here is how the lip product looks alone.

BoxyCharm September 2019 - Wearing Lipstick With A Lip Liner Completed Look

Here is how it looks with a plum lipliner added to it, and I can’t believe how well they blend together. I will let you guys decide which one you like better.

Verdict: I’m really amazed at the top brands we received in this month’s BoxyCharm, however, if I had to pick one item that stood out to me, it would have to be the Violet Voss palette. I love the colors and how easily they blend. I’m sure I can come up with tons of great looks. I would love to know what you guys think about this month’s BoxyCharm

To Wrap Up:

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Written by 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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Comments (22)

  1. WOW!!! You are stunningly beautiful!!!! I already have the highlighter, and LOVE them. They are so smooth, pretty not chalky and easy to wear.

  2. So lovely!!

  3. Very nice!!!!!!

  4. You did a great job, as always! I finally caved and got Boxy and am so excited to get my first box. I would love to get the exact variation that you got and play with all those colors. I liked your lips both ways and seeing your skills , I’ll bet you have 10 more ways to wear that Mac as well. Keep doing what you’re doing. You inspire me to step up my makeup game 🙂


    • Thank you!

  6. I got the exact same box and so far have tried the eye shadow, sleeping mask, and lipstick. Really enjoying them all.

  7. Beautiful as always, Desiree! 😀

  8. Excellent tutorial! You look great.

  9. Thank you for the great tutorial. I prefer your lips look without the plum lip liner. Maybe another color liner will look better.
    You are beautiful and there’s some kindness that shines from within you. :))

    • Awe thanks!

  10. My fav is the sleeping mask! Best ive ever used!!! I luv, luv, luv! I even repurchased another 📦.


    • I really enjoyed it too

  11. Daaang! Def your best ever! Love those colors on you! Wow! I like the liner and lipstick combo, personally. Well done, lady.

    • Thank you!

  12. Your final look is gorgeous! I got the Tarte Clay Play but can probably dupe this look with another palette or two

    • How did you like the Tarte product?

  13. Thank you so much for doing this tutorial for us! I love how you did the eyeshadow look. It looks amazing on you and I can’t wait to try it on me!

    • Your gonna love it the shadows are super easy to work with

  14. If anyone got the Tarte or the Too Faced palette and wants this Violet Voss one I’d love to swap. akayalee at gmail or click on my name for my swap profile. Thanks!

    Great tutorial!

    • This was a fantastic tutorial, and you look lovely. Really appreciate all the detail on the eye look.

      • Thank you very much, you guys feedback means the world to me!

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