It’s Boxycharm time!! There are some hits, some mehs, and some outright garbage.
People are bugging out here in CT because the first (wimpy) snow is headed in this afternoon-but I welcome it. I’d much rather snow than 99 degrees with 98% humidity. Makeup melts off in that weather. No thanks.
Anyway, back to the box. The first item is Bodyography Brush Cleaner. It’s supposed to clean and disinfect them-you spray some on your brush, then wipe it on a paper towel til it wipes clean. It’s fine-nothing exciting, it’s useful. Retails for 12$.
Next, the Luxie Luminous Eye Set. It’s 4 eyeshadow brushes-looks like a pencil brush, blending brush, angled blender, and angled pencil brush? Not quite sure what the last one is.
They’re cute-gold, sparkly handles, which is different from the usual pink you see with Luxie. I really like Luxie brushes, and I can never ever have too many, so issa yes from me.
This 4 brush set retails for 21$.
Now, for the duds. I don’t know why Boxycharm continues to work with Jontebleu-their eyeliners are absolutely horrible. They’re wood pencil liners, which aren’t my favorite, but some are ok-these are NOT. The Jontebleu Glittering Star Eyeliner works in theory, not in practice.
The pigment sucks-if you try to put it in your waterline-just don’t. It hurts, and barely shows up.
I can’t describe to you how hard I had to press on my hand to get that payoff. Awful. This retails for 5$, but I wouldn’t pay .05 for it.
Last month, Boxycharm sent me an item that they’d sent me a few months earlier so they emailed me and said they’d send me an extra item for my trouble. And guess what they sent me?
A gray Jontebleu Eyeliner. Uh-thanks? It’s going in the trash.
I had to press SO hard, I actually hurt my hand to get this much color. Suck, sucky, suck. Seriously? That’s my extra item?
The CoverFX Glitter Drops in the shade Nova, however, are a win.
I’ve tried the Shimmer Veil, the Custom Enhancer Drops, and now these. The latter 2 I like-the Shimmer Veil not so much.
This is glitter, make no mistake, but it’s not at all chunky. It’s a pretty good shade with silver, pinky glitters-it can be used on your face as a highlighter, eyes as a shadow, mix it into foundation, or as an all over body shimmer.
These are Limited Edition for the holidays, so hold on to them-they retail for 44$.
Finally, an eyeshadow palette from Ace Beauté.
I wasn’t overly excited because I’ve never heard of this brand, and that can be a crapshoot. But this palette is PRETTY.
It’s warm palette number 457 this year, but they work, so…
I was shocked at how pigmented and creamy these shadows are. I wasn’t expecting much, to be honest, but wow.
Usual swatch method-bottom of the arm up-
Jasmine, Clove, Myrtle, Cinnamon
Patchouli, Rose, Poppy, Primerose (did they mean Primrose?)
Jasmine, Myrtle, and Primerose are shimmers, Clove, Cinnamon, and Patchouli are mattes, and Rose is a satin. I like that they have a satin finish shadow, and the mattes are pigmented AF. This retails for 24.99$, but in my opinion they could sell it for more and get away with it because the quality is that good.
And that’s it-November’s Boxycharm. Total value is 112$. Pretty decent! I’m waiting impatiently for Ipsy-I upgraded to the Glam Bag Plus, and it hasn’t shipped yet. I’m pretty stoked for that though.
How was your Boxy?
Talk soon Lovelies