So close to being caught up on my past Boxy Charms for the year! November and than December, which I signed up to get Boxy Luxe.
The theme for the October 2018 Boxy Charm was ‘Alter Ego’, quite fitting for the month of October with Hallowe’en! The PUR Midnight Masquerade palette definitely contains shades to completely change your look.
The #BOXYFACT for October 2018 - September was a month of celebrations for us! Not only did we hit 1 Million followers on Instagram, we launched our first BOXYLUXE.
My October ‘Alter Ego’ Boxy Charm came with a mixture of products, skincare, hair care and of course makeup! All from brands that I know of; PUR,Wander Beauty, It Cosmetics, KVD and Briogeo, which doesn’t happen that often at all.
it Cosmetics — Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara - Wrap our lashes in lengthening, volume boosting and ultra-conditioning formula. The Elastic Stretch Technology and the ultra-black tint make for the thickest and most defined lashes ever. Retail $24.00 USD.
I have only heard good things about this mascara, it seems to be quite a few peoples favourite one. I have not tried this mascara before, heres hoping its a good one for me and doesn’t smudge under my eyes.
Wander Beauty - Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks - Back by popular demand! These gold foil underage masks brighten, hydrate and reduce the appearance of dark circles. The hyaluronic acid diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, while aloe leaf extracts and lavender oil cool and smooth your underage area. Retail $13.00 USD.
This was a repeat item for me, but Boxy Charm was quite quick to email to say they were sorry for sending a repeat product and that they would send something extra in my next box to make up for it. I wasn’t to upset about getting these again, I did enjoy using them the last time and will use these ones up as well.
PUR The Complexion Authority - Midnight Masquerade Palette - This 10-piece face palette will take any look from natural and innocent to sultry and mysterious. This limited-edition palette is arranged with highly pigmented and buildable shades that blend effortlessly into the face and eyelid for a look you’ll totally adore. Making a bold statement has never been easier with four shimmery faces powders and six buttery eyeshadows that compliment all skin tones and eye colours. Retail $38.00 USD.
Right off the bat I have to say that almost every shade intros palette has some amount of glitter in it. The only matte shade in the palette is Sneak Peek and it for me it is to dark for a transition shade. I was not impressed with the last PUR palette that we received in Boxy Charm, here was hoping this one would be better.
The shades included in the PUR The Complexion Authority-Midnight Masquerade Palette are-Face-Twilight, Hidden Secret, Enchantment, Reveal, and the Eyeshadows are- Exposed, Sneak Peek, Showtime, Mask Off, Disguise, and 12 AM.
Kat Von D - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Crucifix - Enjoy a smooth, creamy, lightweight liquid lipstick that stays on all day long. The highly pigmented, vegan and cruelty free formula coats your lips in just one swipe, delivering the color you want and need. It’s infused with vitamin E and sunflower seed oil, giving your lips the moisturizing comfort they deserve. Retail $20.00 USD.
I have tried KVD liquid lipsticks before and don’t mind them. They are fairly drying though so you do want to prep your lips before using them. Once they set, they are pretty much set for the day though and have little transfer. The shade I received, Crucifix, is way darker than I would ever wear though. I didn’t swatch the shade as I know it isn’t the type of shade I will most likely ever wear, into a giveaway it will go!
Briogeo - Don’t Despair Repair Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask - This super-moisturizing and strengthening leave-in conditioner provides repair benefits and beyond! Its unique formulation of micro-encapsulated organ oil and optimal blend of transformative nutrients that include B-vitamins, coconut oil, algae extract and biotin helps promote healthier hair that will leave you feeling your very best! Retail $16.00 USD.
I think I have tried a few products from Briogeo before…. I don’t mind that this is a travel size as for me it seems like it takes forever to use up a full size of haircare! I use a leave-in conditioner overtime I wash my hair so that I can get a comb through it so I will end up using this once I finish the one I am using now.
The October ‘Alter Ego’ Boxy Charm had a retail value of $111.00 USD, and as I always say well worth the $35.00ish CAD I pay for it. I am looking forward to trying out the mascara and Briogeo. The Wander Eye Masks were a repeat item for me but I didn’t mind them so I am happy to have a few more. The eyeshadow palette this month isn’t something I see myself reaching for much at all as the colours just aren’t something I would wear that often. The KVD lipstick is way out of my comfort zone as you could tell by me not even swatching it! But that just means it will go into a giveaway that I hope to get up early in the new year.
Quick thoughts on the September ‘Wild Flower’ box-
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette- For the most part when I tried out this palette I stayed within the top 2 rows. The top 2 rows are lighter and when you are having issues seeing its best to stay easy and neutral! The shadows went on well, even the mattes! They blended well and had decent lasting power, they did start to crease and fade toward the 8 hour mark though.
Laura Geller Baked Blush-N-Brighten- I did try this shade out even though I do think it will be better suited to Spring/Summer. The blush was pigmented, I did have to be careful, and blended great. It lasted throughout the whole work day as well.
Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set- I have said it before, I love getting new brushes! I have used all 3 of the ones I received and like them all. The flat painter type brush I didn’t think I would like as it seems fairly stiff actually laid down shimmers really well on the lid for me. I think it would be great for blending out a liquid shadow as well.
Hank & Henry Liquid Lipstick- I really wanted to like the shade of this lipstick but it is a tad darker than I am used to seeing on myself. I will probably keep it around though and maybe try it out again later.
Butter London Stroke Of Wow Roll On Liner- I didn’t even attempt to put this liner on my eyes. Maybe ill try it out later? But not anytime soon.
As I said in the September Boxy Charm post, there were 3 products I thought I would get use out of and I did. The 3 products that I liked more than made up for the other 2 that weren’t quite my shade/user friendly to me. I will continue to use the brushes, blush, and eyeshadow palette. I may see if my sister wants the Hank & Henry as it may be more her shade choice.