Sweet Jesus, I’m late on this! I’ve had this draft sitting around forever, but it’s been a busy summer. I still wanted to talk about it, because I’m about to make some changes to my subscriptions. Don’t worry, Boxycharm is sticking around for now! Plus, I want to showcase how great the summer boxes can be. Now, onto the review!
Boxycharm is a standout beauty subscription service because for $21 a month, you get full size beauty products. Most of the time, these are great quality with some products coming from well known brands in the beauty community. Whenever I’m unhappy with Boxycharm, it tends to be because they’ve lowered the quality of the products included in their box.
This time, my disappointment wasn’t because these were bad products but because these weren’t the best fit for someone who is already a beauty enthusiast. However, it’s perfect for beginners who are looking to expand their collections and skills.
If you’ve been wanting to venture into contouring and highlighting, then this was the perfect box for you!
The theme in May was “Makeup is Art”, which is a great theme. However, this theme leads me to believe that the box would be more colorful. Granted, the shading techniques of sculpting and highlighting are art! But, I feel like including an eyeshadow or blush would have completed the theme.
This months box included:
- Crown Pro Round Contour Brush ($24.99): Dying to try those Artis brushes, but don’t want to splurge? This was the box for you, then. I was stoked to get this brush. I’ve tried my sister’s Artis Oval 7 brush, which is just as amazing as people say it is. I’m so interested in looking at more affordable alternatives.
- The Brow Gal Convertible Brow 02 ($35.00): This is really great for someone just getting into brows. Brow powder is one of the easier brow tool to experiment with. I like that the trio comes with three tones, two cool and one warm, so you can customize it to your shade. I did pass this on, however, because I’m really happy with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder and have a ton to get through.
- Brow Brush by The Brow Gal ($14.00): Glad they also include the right dual ended brush/spool you’ll need to use the powder! I also recommend buying some brow wax so that the powder has something to cling to. I did keep my brush, because I can always use another brow brush.
- IBY Beauty Highlight and Contour Palette ($40.00): Again, another great product for someone just getting into contouring. The only problem that I see with this product is that the powders lean a bit on the warm side. I prefer cooler shades for contouring. Also, it’s not exactly versatile for POC. (See Anastasia Beverly Hills and how she has two separate palettes, one light to medium and one medium to tan.) I already have two contour palettes, so I don’t need to add more to my collection.
- *Temptu Liquid Glow ($29.50): I do love liquid highlighters to mix into my foundations, lotions, and sunscreens. This is a really pretty rose gold shade that I will definitely get use out of. My one teeny beef with this is that the packaging wasn’t the best for shipping. My bottles started oozing product the second I opened it, and my sister’s just exploded all over her and her room. They need to find a way for it to be packaged without so much pressure.
Overall, this is a phenomenal box for someone who is building their makeup collection. For me, however, it was a good amount of product that I already have. I always love adding more brushes and tools, so those were great. The liquid highlight will also get some use, but I do wish we could have gotten some blush instead.
Still, this box showed a promising start to the summer boxes. So far, Boxycharm is delivering. June’s box was so, so good and I’ll be sharing that soon.
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