My March Boxycharm came in this past Monday, March 19, so glad that it came in on time this month.
The theme for the March 2018 Boxycharm is 'Bae Cation'. I am guessing due to Spring Break? I know here in Canada it is called March Break for the kids in high school and lower grades. The products I received in my March Boxycharm could definitely be good for going on vacation.
Boxycharm sent out a great mixture of products from some well known and lesser know companies as per usual. I received products from Pretty Vulgar, PUR, Butter London, Vintage, and lesser known South Mane Beauty. And as usual lately, the box is very makeup heavy. If you are looking for a subscription that is going to give you the chance to try a lot of different makeup than Boxy is the box for you.
PUR The Complexion Authority - Eyeshadow Palette - This transitional palette can be used now, or later, to bring vibrancy back into your look. Our signature silky smooth ultra-mattes are paired with pretty pinks and a vibrant blue to lighten the mood. Plus, you can layer the shimmer shades for a duo chrome finish. Retail $36.00 USD.
I have high hopes for the PUR palette, the shades for the most part are my kind of shades! Knowing myself I probably won't use the much if at all, but is nice to have included that pop of colour for people who are more adventurous than me. The top row is full of the shades that I see myself using daily. I love the past PUR palette we received, Soiree Diaries, it has become one of the palettes I pick if I can't decide what to do for the day.
The shades in the PUR palette are - Purfect (Matte Cream), Nakey (matte Peach), Belle (matte orange) Squad (shimmer peach), Charmer (glitter champagne), Alliance (glitter bronze), Bae ( shimmer pink), ATL (shimmer cranberry), Duet (satin deep brown), MIA (shimmer bright blue), BFF ( matte magenta), and Boxy Black ( black with flex of shimmer?). On swatching, the mattes feel nice but they did kick up some powder. The shimmers felt smooth and swatched great. The black shade, Boxy Black, didn't transfer the glitter very well when I swatched it.
Butter London - Double Decker Lashes Mascara - Get 200% thicker lashes in just one coat and a 314% increase in lash curl. The interlocking nylon fibre brush grasps each individual lash to lengthen, curl and multiply lashes from root to tip. Retail $20.00 USD.
I need another mascara like I need another hole in my head... But I am always game for trying another new one! I have only really heard of Butter London when it comes to nail polish, so it will be interesting to try a mascara from them. I may not try this mascara out this month but I will be sure to let you know if I do.
South Mane Beauty - Under Eye Gels - Our under eye gels are great for an easy mask without the clean up. They soften and moisturize to ensure that you look rested and refreshed! Retail $10.00 USD.
The only non makeup product in the March 2018 Boxycharm. I have never heard of this company, South Mane, before so it will be interesting to try something from them. I have dark under eye circles with some puffiness, I don't expect this product to be able to do much for the eye circles but it would be great if it can take the puffiness down! Its great that they recommend using them for 3 consecutive days and they give you 3 in the box.
The Vintage Cosmetics Company - Smokey Eye Makeup Brush Set - This brush set trio will enable you to create a stunning smokey eye. Use your Shadow Brush to sweep a light, shimmery color over your lids. Pack a darker colour onto the Angled Shadow Brush and work into the crease of your eyelid and outer corners. The Smudge Brush can be used to blend the two shades together, or alternatively use an even darker color to accentuate the crease and define your lash line. Retail $23.15 USD.
These brushes are so cute, I love The Vintage Company packaging. The brushes are labeled-Step 1...for the money, Step 2...for the shadow, and Step 3...go girl go! The brushes are all quite dense, much more than I usually like to use especially for the crease where I like big and fluffy for my more mature hooded eyes. But I love getting brushes and am looking forward to trying this set out.
Pretty Vulgar - Make Them Blush in Hush Blush - Make Them Blush powder blush awakens your complexion and provides a natural, glow flush to your cheeks. This silky-smooth formula is long-wearing and highly pigmented. The buildable blush powder can be worn alone or paired for a multidimensional pop of color that will flatter any complexion. Retail $26.00 USD.
I was so happy when I opened my Boxycharm and saw this shade of blush, it was the one I was hoping for. I didn't think I would get much use out of the other option, Prim Vixen, which is a bright pink. The shade I received, HushBlush, is a beautiful dusty rose, an everyday option for me!
My March 2018, Bae Cation, box has a retail value of $115.15 USD, not bad for the $35.00ish CAD price I pay for it. I am looking forward to trying out everything I received this month, a big change from last month. For my Boxycharm is like my little surprise box for the month, I never know what I will get nor what will be become a new favourite.
Here are my thoughts on the February 2018 Galaxy Glow box -
Naked Cosmetics Holographic Highlighter Palette- This palette was a huge dud for me both shade wise and pigment wise. I used this a few times on my cheeks, very lightly and it was gone within a few hours. I tried using it on my eyes and it just wasn't pigmented enough for me.
Coverfx Shimmer Veil in Amethyst- WOW, I love this product! I loved using it on my lid, it doesn't have chunks of glitter and once its there it didn't move, no creasing or transferring. I didn't use it on my cheeks or lips, it just isn't a shade I would be comfortable using there. But as an eyeshadow, its perfect!
Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Pencil- To be honest I only tried this once, and it transferred badly on me. But it also isn't supposed to stay put! It was a very creamy pencil though, there was no tugging when I used it, I just don't use black liners much if at all.
Seraphine Botanicals Sugar + Lemon Moisturizing Lip Buffer- I really like this lip scrub, it has a nice amount of grit, just enough to feel like it is doing something but not to much were it hurts to use it. Not to mention that I actually really like the scent of it, almost a candy lemon scent. Also, did I mention in my original post, its not in a pot!
Crown Pro Trio Brush Set- My thoughts on this set of brushes did not change at all from my original thoughts, they are way to dense and not very soft at all. I think my grand daughter will really enjoy them! To me, if I had paid the $30.00 USD for these, they would have quickly been returned.
The March 2018 Bae Cation box is full of products that I am looking forward to using, hopefully y the PUR palette live sup to my expectations! Unfortunately the February 2018 Galaxy Glow box was not a favourite, but also not a complete dud. I really like the Coverfx Shimmer Veil and the Seraphine Botanicals Lip Buffer, the lip buffer I can see myself using a lot! I am happy if I get a couple products out of my Boxycharm that I like and will continue to use. Boxy is my little grab bag of goodies every month, you never know what you will get.