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BoxyCharm Makeup Tutorial – May 2020

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Closed Box

BoxyCharm is a popular full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. 

Today, I’ll be showing you how I used some of the items in my May 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 May BoxyCharm.

But first, here are the box basics:

About BoxyCharm

The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm

The Cost: $25 a month

The Products: 5-6 beauty items that will include nail care, skincare, makeup, hair care, 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 May 2020 Tutorial + Review

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Box Of Contents

Here are the items I received for May:

This month’s theme is called Mother Nature and what better theme for this special month? I hope you guys had a wonderful Mother’s Day and with that said, let’s jump into this month’s products!

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Holding Up The Haus Liner Box

Our very first product is from the Haus Laboratories. I learned that this just happens to be Lady Gaga’s makeup line, how interesting is that? I am not familiar with the brand and all that it has to offer, however, I love discovering new brands. This is their liquid Eye-Lie-Ner in the shade Punk. What a cute play on words. This is a charcoal black liquid eyeliner that will go with any eye look. It has a super fine flexible tip that makes working with liquid liners easy. I must admit that when it comes to using this type of liner, my hands are just not steady enough to pull it off. That does not mean I haven’t tried it a thousand times. This particular liner doesn’t tug or snag your eyes which I hope will make it a lot easier to use.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Holding The Black Eyeliner Near My Eye

I decided to create a very simple eye look using only one eyeshadow. I chose the shade Huckleberry by Ace Beautē. This shade is a purple shimmer shadow that looks good on any skin tone and will be sure to stand out. You guys can use whatever color you’d like for this simple eye look. Using a flat brush, I wet the tip of my brush with water and placed this shade on both lids going a bit above the crease area. After adding the color to both eyes, I reached for the liner. I decided to put this black liner across both the top and bottom lash lines. I did, however, mess up a few times, making my line uneven on one side. It’s ok, if you mess up like me just put a little more of the eyeshadow color on top to cover it up and try again. Don’t feel bad because making mistakes is how we learn.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Showing Off Eyelook (Two Fingers Under Chin)

After adding the black liner, I used the same eyeshadow and highlighted the inner corners of my eyes for a more dramatic look.

Here is how my simple two-product eye look came out.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Holding Up The Trestique Crayon Box

Our next product is from Trestique Cosmetics and it’s their Cover + Concealer Crayon. This product is a creme that glides on with a smooth application, making it a lot easier to conceal and correct. It’s a full-coverage product with a lightweight feel. It’s supposed to have a long-lasting effect as well. I received the shade Toffee, which is not a color I would normally use to conceal. However, it is the perfect shade to highlight with.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Wearing He Crayon On My Eyes And Nose And Holding It Up

I placed this product between my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, and underneath both eyes. I simply love the fact that it’s in an easy to hold crayon. It’s so much easier to use this way instead of a runny liquid that goes everywhere. You can easily pop this product in your makeup bag and correct, conceal, or highlight on the go. I used a Beautyblender to blend the product out and I can’t tell you how easily it blended into my skin. I’m definitely a new fan of this product.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - One Finger Under Chin

After I blended in the product, I filled in my brows, added mascara, primer, and foundation to my face. Here is how the product looks under my foundation. You can see the highlighted areas, but not too much which is how it’s supposed to look.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Holding Up The Lipstick

Our next product is from Appeal Cosmetics which we have received many times before from BoxyCharm. We received their Ultra Creme Liquid Lipstick. It’s a creme lipstick that goes on with ease and lasts comfortably all day. These lipsticks also have a satin finish that is rich in color. 

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Wearing The Nude Lipstick Alone

I received the shade Naked, which is a nude shade. 

Here is how the shade looks alone. I decided that this color would look a whole lot better with a liner added to it.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Final Makeup Look

Here is my final makeup look after adding my E.L.F. Berry Sorbet lip liner around the Naked lip color, (I chose this color to match my eye look) with tons of setting powder, blush, and highlight to the tip of my nose. I love the way this makeup look turned out, and I didn’t use a ton of products to complete it.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Holding Up The Tarte Micellar Water Product

Our next product is something I happen to love using. I can’t tell you how much I love using micellar water to remove my makeup. I just recently got into using them these past few years and I’m so glad I discovered them. My go-to micellar water is Garnier SkinActive, a drug store product, however, I’m so excited to try a high-end version. We received the tarte Cosmetics Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser. This product is very gentle and safe for all skin types. It removes all makeup including waterproof makeup. It also removes extra oil and impurities without stripping your skin of its healthy elements. 

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Putting Product On Cotton Pad

I can’t wait to test this product out for myself. Besides the gorgeous packaging, I love the fact that it comes with a pump. This makes the product a whole lot easier to use without wasting it.

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Holding Up Dirty Cotton Pad

I was shocked by how my makeup came off with pure ease. It removed absolutely everything including the stubborn shimmer eyeshadow and black eyeliner. My only complaint is that it’s not very gentle when it comes to your eyes; other than that my skin felt amazingly clean and oil-free. I can absolutely see myself repurchasing this product, and I can definitely see why they use the word “magic!”

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Holding Up The GlamGlow Product Jar

Our final product comes from the very popular brand GLAMGLOW. I received the BerryGlow Probiotic Recovery Face Mask. This is a moisturizing mask that is packed with super berries, probiotics, and other healthy things. It is made to help repair your skin and retain moisture. This superfood smoothie-like product is made to soothe, hydrate, and repair. It also has beetroot and hibiscus flowers. It’s a very creamy formula like most of their products. It’s supposed to add a healthy glow to your skin and that is the part I’m most excited about the most. Let’s give this a try, shall we?

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Wearing The GlamGlow Mask

The instructions say to add a thin layer to clean dry skin. Allow it to sit for ten minutes, then use a wet towel to remove it. There are tiny little beads throughout the product but you don’t feel them on your face. It’s super easy to apply and the scent is not too overwhelming which is a good thing. To be so light, it really packs a punch. It’s super easy to apply and to remove.  

Boxycharm Tutorial May 2020 - Wearing Nothing On Face Hair Down

After I removed it my skin felt smooth, clean, and hydrated. My favorite part was the slight glow I saw to my skin. I can definitely see why they used the word “recovery” because that’s exactly what my skin felt like after using this, as if it had recovered. I have used many of the GLAMGLOW products but I’ll be honest, this is the only one I saw immediate results from. This is the perfect mask to use after wearing makeup on my face all day long.

Verdict: BoxyCharm has really surprised me this year, and Mays’s box is no different. Although I love receiving makeup, I simply love the fact that we are receiving more and more skincare products. It’s one thing to throw on makeup and feel amazing, but it’s even better when your skin is healthy. My favorite product this month was the micellar water hands down! What was your favorite product this month?

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely receive the June box as your first.

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews and the best beauty subscription boxes of 2020, as recommended by our readers!

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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 (25)

  1. I always love your reviews and you look stunning! I love Dr. Lili Fan probitotic cream so I am interested to try the Glam Glow for sure. Thank you!

    • Thanks Cj

  2. Great review! I certainly wish I had received your box! I get two boxes and chose Elemis facial pads for one and the Glamglow mask for the other but I ended up with two Elemis, I emailed waiting for response. I really wanted that Tarte micellar water so bad but of course did not get it either! I hope its in Boxy Pop-up at least.

    • The Tarte Micellar water works great but I know how you feel when your disappointed with the items you got….. seems like I get the same color lipsticks every time lol

  3. Thanks for another great review! You created such a gorgeous look, then removed it all just to show us how the products work. We must be special 🙂
    Always a pleasure to read your reviews!

    • Awe thanks so much Ashley

  4. Hi Desiree Love your review.. your skin looks Flawless.. what product do you use daily to make your skin look so Great. I’m still trying new products to see what works for my skin. Is the glamglow mask good for sensitive skin?

    • I think this particular mask is good for sensitive skin only because I read tons of reviews and people seem to love it for that very reason, however some of their products aren’t as gentle. I guess it all depends on your skin type. I’m a simple girl when it comes to face products, I love using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to wash my face and then I follow up with Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb from Sephora. I used tons of samples before finally breaking down and buying it. I’m on a Budget but this stuff is amazing!

  5. Pretty! My box was terrible this month and barely had any May products so I would have loved the box you received over the one I got. I think the Trestique concealer has a brush on the opposite end if you pull off the colored bottom section.

    • I’m sorry you didn’t like your box this month, I know the feeling. How did that concealer work out though?

  6. Great review. I love the tarte and the glam glow the most. I also was happy the trestique is in a shade I can use. I personally loved my box I’m sorry to all those who didn’t.

  7. Really love your reviews. I actually love your eyeshadow that pink looks great on you. I did not receive any of these products in my box.

  8. I always love your reviews! 🙂

    • Thanks Nichole

  9. This is a great review, and you are stunning!

  10. Great review! I love your makeup look, that eye shadow is gorgeous. I have been curious about some of the GlamGlow products, maybe I’ll give it a try.

  11. I really enjoyed reading your review! I learned some new tips from you. Putting eyeshadow on the inside of eyes looks really good. You’re beautiful!

  12. Awe thanks I appreciate all comments….

  13. I love that you get stuff that normally wouldn’t work for your coloring and repurposed them. The concealers and fountations are usually too dark for me. Maybe I will use them as contour instead of pitching them! Also that lip color has been popular in subs this year but makes me look dead. I have tried to line with limited success–but never used raspberry…I will try it!

    • I sometimes buy darker concealers on purpose and use them for contouring

    • Lol you have no idea! Sometimes I open the box and I’m like……What am I supposed to do with this???? Lol

  14. I would have been happy with your box. Mine kinda sucked and it makes me unconfortable that the glam glow didnt have a foil seal on it. Did any of you have foil seals on the glam glow. I got some obscure eyeliner, the eyeshadow pallete that looks like knockoff urban decay, primer, and something else i dont remember. I subscribed mid month. I would have like a vivid eyeshadow pallete, the tarte water, concealer, or elemis. Only the gwp was ok.
    Hate to be someone that complains, but usually theres a few things i can appreciate about the box, but this month wasnt it. Back to ipsy prob.

    • My GlamGlow didn’t have a seal on it either. Nevertheless, I used it and am glad I did. It gives me such a glow! I am really a fan of their products – never gotten one I didn’t like!

  15. I love your reviews!!! I feel like you give a real review and I love the looks!! Gorgeous as always!!

    • Thanks

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