August Boxy Charm 2017

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Another month another box! I know I say this every time, but I was so beyond excited for this box to arrive. When I saw that we would be receiving a full sized eyeshadow palette from a big brand like Tarte, I was reminded of why I spend the money on this subscription. Anyway, let’s get into a quick review of each product!

Royal & Langnickel Moda Pro 3-Piece Brush Set $26.00

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“This MODA Pro 3-piece brush set, features a pointed blush, chisel blender and a crease brush. These brushes will achieve endless looks and can be used with both wet and dry products.”

When I saw this brush set teased on the Boxy Charm Instagram, I was most interested in the large fluffy brush. This is my ideal blush brush shape, It just applies powder to the perfect area of my face without looking over done. The small crease brush is also great, very soft but keeps it’s shape so it is perfect for concentrating a color in the crease or outer corner. If I’m being honest, I probably will never use the small chisel brush. It would be nice for someone that does a lot of cream contouring (especially for the nose area) but I really prefer a fluffy brush for my contour to give a more blown out look.

Bellapierre Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Ebony $15.00

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“Creamy, waterproof eyeliner for true definition that lasts all day. This liner glides on smoothly, and is formulated with pure minerals, natural waxes, and antioxidants – making them hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types.”

I find it very hard to get excited about black eyeliner. This product is okay, it doesn’t disappoint me or impress me, so I don’t have much to say. It lasts for a good few hours on my waterline, but it does smudge after a bit. Would I ever buy it at full price? No.

PÜR Pro Eyelashes $14.00

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“PÜR’s 3D lashes are handcrafted with the finest luxury silk to provide ultra-lightweight, natural-looking, fuller lashes. These cruelty-free lashes are durable, reusable, and safe for contact wearers.”

False lashes both confuse and enchant me, because I find them so beautiful but so difficult and intimidating to apply. These lashes from PÜR are very dramatic and wispy, but look quite natural. They are made to look like mink lashes, but are much more durable and easy to wear more than once. Because the band on these is so thick I will probably try and wear these the next time I wear a more intense eye look.

The Beauty Crop #GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick in Date Night $14.95

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“An intensely pigmented liquid lipstick that is life-proof with serious staying power! Enriched with Shea Butter and vitamin E, this lippie will give you comfortable wear for hours. It won’t cake, flake or dry out – empowering you to take on the day.”

The more brands that come out with liquidfied lipstick formulas (think Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick in Flambe), the less I find myself loving thin matte formulas like this. Yes it is more long wearing than most products, but I don’t like sacrificing lip comfort for the sake of longevity. That being said, I love the color of this lipstick, a muted strawberry pinky red, so if you know any colors like this in a more nourishing formula, let me know!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Palette: Volume II $36.00

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From left to right: Pearl (white shimmer), Riptide (steel blue), Breezy (shimmering slate), Siren (dark brown), Seaside (chestnut), Marina (caramel), Sunset (yellow gold), Conch (off white).

“Crease-free eye shadow palette with the best-selling creamy powder formula in eight, cool-toned shades.”

And now for my favorite product in the box! I love everything about this palette, from the beautiful packaging to the stunning selection of shimmer eyeshadows. This palette is perfect for everyone, especially beginners because it is very easy to put together looks that make sense. You will have to use this palette in conjunction with another one because there are no mattes, but I am someone who always grabs colors from many different places so I don’t mind.

My favorite colors are definitely Breezy and Riptide. I find them both so unique and perfect for a cool toned smoked out eye look. The softer shades are great for quick swipes of color when you have no time for make up. These all blend beautifully and there is minimal fallout, even when you pack the color on.

Total of this month’s box: $105.95

Let me know what you thought about this month’s box!

Glowingly yours,

Jess

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