June Boxy Charm 2018

Caribbean Queen

This month’s box might be one of the best I have ever gotten! The Caribbean theme is perfect for summer, and every product is a winner. Let’s get into my initial thoughts about each item!

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Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Eyeshadow Palette $28.00

“This palette features 8 highly opaque shades, reminiscent of the beauty and culture of Cuba. Dive into the pigments and pearls found in thee intense metallics, or ground your look with the warm richness of the creamy mattes. For a more intense application, refer to the shade names that feature a water droplet that can be used with a wet brush – the sun symbol, for application with a dry brush.”

The absolute star of this month’s box is the brand new Reina Del Caribe palette from Alamar Cosmetics. This brand was recently started by make up artist Gabriela Trujillo, who I found through Kathleen Lights. This palette was inspired by all the beautiful colors of Cuba, and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it on Kathleen’s recent videos.

The first four shades are a series of stunning metallics that can be used wet or dry. These are so rich and pigmented, and the blues actually look like a sparkling ocean! The last four are a perfect mix of warm mattes that blend beautifully on the lids. My favorite shade is definitely El Malecon, it is an amazingly bright olive/gold hybrid. I cannot wait to see what else this brand releases soon!

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Battington Monroe Silk Lashes $28.00

“The 3-D multi-layered Battington Monroe Silk Lashes enhance your look with moderate length, adding a volume and length to your lashes. They’re handmade with 100% silk and impressive durability, allowing up to 25 applications with proper care.”

While I am not a huge wearer of false lashes, I always love getting a fancy, well made pair like this! I love the criss crossing pattern and wispiness of these silk lashes, and the size is perfect for my eyes. I am terrible at applying them, but practice makes perfect, right?

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Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream $10.00

“Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is inspired by the Brazilians favorite feature – the bum bum! It’s creamy and rich in Guarana, a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine. The fast-absorbing texture contains just enough mica to add a perfect Brazilian glow, as the formula helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest.”

This is my favorite scented body lotion, so getting a little travel size is great. This is the best smelling stuff I have ever put on my body, and I never get sick of the sweet, tropical scent. It has a tiny bit of shimmer in it, so it really makes my skin look tight, glowy and healthy. If you have never smelled this, do it the next time you are at Sephora, you won’t regret it!

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Luxie 3 Piece Flawless Complexion Brushes $42.00

“Precision Foundation Brush 660: With less bristle density, this brush is perfect for applying both powder and liquid foundations to create a soft, diffused makeup look.”

“Tapered Highlighting Face Brush 522: This fluffy, tapered brush allows you to seamlessly apply your favorite powder highlighter to the high points of the face or set your under eye makeup.”

“Duo Fiber Powder Brush 516: Use this ultra-soft duo fiber brush to apply cream or powder makeup for a softer, flawless finish.”

Luxie brushes are always soft and sturdy, and I love getting these curated sets in boxes. I have been wearing less powder all over my face, so I have been gravitating towards smaller and smaller face brushes. These synthetic fibers are soft enough to use with powders, but also the perfect feel for cream and liquid products. I love duo fiber brushes in particular for my more pigmented blushes, they give a more natural application.

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Jonteblu Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Charcoal $5.00

“The 100% vegan, waterproof eyeliner pencil glides on smooth for an elevated eye look. Use along the upper lash line or water line.”

This is the product that wowed me the least because I don’t wear wooden pencil liners that often (my eyes start to water just thinking about it) but I like using this to neutral out my more warm eyebrow pencils!

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Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Verona $21.00

“Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick is a one-step, full lip color that does not feather. These  vibrant colors will give you a vivacious new look. They are creamy and soft in texture, moisturizing the lips and creating a long lasting lipstick effect. No need to use lipliner, this liquid lipstick gives a beautiful edge to your lip look!”

I have always really liked the Ofra liquid lip formula, it is thicker so it isn’t very drying on my lips. This color is a newer addition to the range, and I just love the neutral take on a salmon/nude lip. This formula always goes on opaque for me, and it lasts for hours, even through meals!

Let me know your thoughts on this month’s box!

Glowingly yours,

Jess

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