My BoxyCharm September 2017 box is finally here! A little over a month ago I discovered BoxyCharm, which is unlike other beauty subscription boxes in that you receive full-size products. I have wanted to join a subscription box service for ages but I was never happy with only receiving deluxe samples. Sometimes you need to use products for 2 weeks or more to decide if they’re right for you. Here’s what came in my September 2017 box.
Have you ever had a shipment that took a wild and crazy route to you? This was the case for my first BoxyCharm box. You may have seen this on my IG stories, but I think it had something to do with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupting the FedEx routes, but even FedEx admitted it was an anomoly. My October box will be here later this week, so you guys get two BoxyCharm posts this month :)
BoxyCharm September 2017 Review
Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette by PÜR Cosmetics is gorgeous! (similar, similar, similar). The marble and rose gold palette is arranged in three rows; one for each finish: four matte shades, four satin hues and a variety of shimming colors. You can use each vertical row from top to bottom to create a professional-looking eye with highlight, definition and drama. The shadows glide easily over the skin, allowing for easy blending. I’ve only used it once and I love the colors against my skin. I wet my shadow brush with my Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray to intensify the shadows.
Eyebrows by MAC Cosmetics. Finally! A brow pencil that matches my eyebrows perfectly! I’ve bounced back and forth between Anastasia pencils (too red) and Benefit pencils (too ashy) never quite finding the right shade. This self-sharpening and self-propelling brow-defining pencil by MAC, simply called ‘Eyebrows,’ came in the shade Lingering and is the purrfect color for me! The color glides on perfectly, not too strong and not too faint. The only thing I would love to see with this product is a spoolie brush, like most other eyebrow pencils. Luckily I already own a MAC spoolie brush, so in a way this was meant to be.
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Strip. I love this creamy satin-finish lippie! My only previous experience with ColourPop was a matte lippie called Beeper which oxidized to an almost purple shade on me (I hear this is a common experience for a select few). Strip dried exactly as pictured on the tube and it is the perfect warm nude for fall.
Love, love, love.
Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask by Briogeo. O.M.G. This mask is amazing! I remember going to Sephora recently in literal despair because my hair looks so dull lately. After reading the reviews about this mask and was excited to buy it…until I saw just how little I would receive for $9. I had NO IDEA this mask was coming in this box and I was over the moon when I saw it. In my box came a larger size than what was available at Sephora, and this tube is definitely worth the money. My hair felt as soft as baby hairs after using it for a quick 3 minutes in the shower, even softer than when I used my beloved Kérastase treatment. I didn’t even have any of the usual detangling issues after my shower. I can’t wait to see the deep-conditioning results after leaving it in for a full 20 minutes. For the best value, buy the 8oz tub, $36.
Luminous Loose Blush by Studio Makeup in Wildflower. This blush goes on light, which is a good thing since it is loose powder. It’s buildable and I really truly love the shade! Some “charmers” received loose setting powder, whereas I received the loose blush (similar). I can’t find this particular product online anymore but Studio Makeup has solid blushes on their site.
Brush Duo by Bodyography. There is no such thing as “too many makeup brushes,” especially when it comes to eyeshadow brushes. My box came with a flat shader brush (similar) and angled liner brush. They definitely pick up pigment, and stand up well to applying eyeshadow after a mist from my setting spray. I much prefer the quality of my elf and MAC brushes, but for the price of the entire box, I can’t complain about having extra brushes on hand.
Final thoughts on my Boxycharm September 2017 box
All in all I am very happy with my BoxyCharm September 2017 “Boxy Baddie” box. It did seem as though some of the items I received (the blush from Studio Makeup and the brush duo from Bodyography) were discontinued items. After speaking to another friend who loves subscription boxes, this seems to be a common thread. But for how inexpensive they are, and for the overall value of the box (over $135 retail!) I will continue to subscribe. My October box has a very high-end pore minimizing scrub and I can’t wait to try it when it arrives this week!
Do you have subscription boxes? Are you subscribed to BoxyCharm?