Boxycharm: January 2018


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Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box that sends 4-5 luxury and full-size items each month for $21/month (or less if you buy a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription!). January's theme is "Rock 2018". This is my first month receiving Boxycharm and I am so excited to share my first impression of this box!

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Dr. Brandt: Pores No More Luminizer Primer / Retail $38

I’m a little mixed on the specific formula of this primer (I don’t love glowy primers), but when it comes to receiving primers in subscription boxes, I really can’t say no! I think they’re one of the easiest products to give in subscription boxes because almost anyone can use them and you don’t have to worry about it not matching your skin color. I have an exfoliator from Dr. Brandt that I absolutely love so I know this primer is a high quality one!

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It Cosmetics: Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil / Retail $24

I’m honestly so impressed by the brands represented in this month’s Boxycharm. I already love the IT Cosmetics CC Cream and have always wanted to try more of their products, so this brow pencil is perfect! The spooley is incredibly soft and the shade (universal taupe) is a good fit for my brows. I love that this brow pencil isn’t too pigmented since this makes the brow strokes look a little more natural.

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Pur: Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette / Retail $34

This bronzer, blush, and highlighter palette is absolutely beautiful and so pigmented. If you love palettes that are glowy, then this is the palette for you! Although I'm definitely a bigger fan of matte bronzers and blushes, this palette will be absolutely perfect for the summer months.

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Grande Cosmetics: Grandelips Hydrating Lip Plumper / Retail $27

This lip plumper doubles as a lip gloss with a little bit of color and claims to improve lip volume in 3-5 minutes. Although it seems like lip plumper are all the rage right now, they just really aren't the product for me. I find that they seem to do very little and are usually in more of a lip gloss formula. This was one of the varied items in this month's box and I would have much rather received the other item, a matte lipstick. This one was a dud for me :(

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Crown Pro: Glam Metals Palette / Retail $25

One of my biggest motivators for trying out Boxycharm was the fact that they are known for giving out palettes! I loved receiving this item and seeing what Boxycharm sends out to its subscribers, despite the fact that this really isn’t the product for me.

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My overall impression of this month’s Boxycharm is that it really just wasn’t the right theme for me. With a β€œRock 2018” theme, most of the products were all about being glowy and glossy, whereas I tend to prefer matte foundation, matte lips, matte eyeshadow - pretty much matte everything. Although this month’s box wasn’t a great fit for my personal preferences, I’m still incredibly impressed with the value of the box and I’m super excited to see what next month’s box has in store!

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