Boxycharm is a mid-priced ($21) beauty subscription box that contains makeup, hair care, nail care and skin care products, sent right to your door each month. I’ve loved the past few months (see reviews here), so I’ve decided to continue ordering to see what delightful products I will get next!
The July Boxycharm had a theme of “America the Beautiful,” celebrating the 4th of July and American traditions.
The first item I received is an Appeal Cosmetics Luxurious Lipstick in Mock-Up ($22.00). This intense, long lasting color is creamy upon application and stays well, and the color is a nude with a light pink undertone. I wasn’t fond of the color at first, but now can see myself wearing it to tone down dark, smokey eye makeup. What I did not like, however, is that the bottom part of my lipstick comes off very easily, and makes me feel as if the tube is not well-made and could break in my makeup bag.
Bellapierre Natural Lip Liner in Cinnamon ($18.00) is an all natural Lip Liner Pencil that is supposed to help you define and outline lips when using lipstick. If it were another color, I might like it and try it, but unfortunately, this color is also very not me.. it’s too brown for my skin tone, too dark to go with the nude lipstick I was sent, and not pink/red pigmented enough to go with my other lipsticks.
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish “Rodeo Drive” is a bold, bright red in a quick-drying, high-shine, chip-resistant, long-lasting formula ($18.00). I actually received this polish in a light pink from GlossyBox, which first turned me onto the newer brand, and it has become a favorite! In general, I LOVE the Lauren B. Beauty brand, including the nail polishes and the nail polish remover wipes (tested from a previous Boxycharm).
Pur~lisse Pur~Protect is meant to be used as an essential daily moisturizer with SPF 30. With a value of $55.00, it makes you feel as if you’re getting a high end product, and while I like the brand itself, I’m not a fan of this sunscreen/moisturizer duo. I’ve gotten it in the past from Ipsy, Blush Mystery Box, PopSugar, etc and so now I have two full-sized bottles sitting in my collection. It’s just a little too heavy and greasy to be used on the daily, but could work in the summertime as a facial sunscreen.
BellaPierre Shimmer Powder is a beautiful loose shimmer powder with vibrant color. Selling for $14.99, this loose shimmery powder can be used as eyeshadow, highlighter, face shimmer, etc. I actually have a few of these in other colors like tans, browns and golds, which I like alot. I’m not too fond of the light pink color of this one, but could see myself using it here and there. In terms of trying to use it as eyeshadow, you NEED a primer or base, or the sparkles will come right off and end up on your cheeks.
Here’s the entire lot! I’m really hoping that BoxyCharm will create a preferences survey so that we can list our skin tones, hair and eye colors, item preferences, etc, in order to avoid getting colors that just don’t work, or that we won’t use. Although this box was a miss for me, I will continue and keep my fingers crossed for a better August box!