Boxycharm | January 2019

Hello my fellow beauty lovers! This month, there were some super exciting brands included in the box but, mostly all of the products were disappointing for one reason or another.

The theme was Boxy and Chill. I thought the color scheme of the postcard was cute but, some of the design looked a bit tacky.

What Was In My Box?!

Briogeo
Don’t Despair, Repair! Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask

Boxycharm’s Description

This super-moisturizing and strengthening leave-in conditioner provides reparative benefits and beyond. Its unique formulation of micro-encapsulate argan oil and an optimal blend of transformative nutrients that include B-vitamins, coconut oil, algae extract and biotin help to promote healthy hair that will leave you looking your very best.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

I have added this into my giveaway box which is just filled with haircare samples now. I think I’ve tried this before and didn’t like it? Either way, it says to comb it through your hair while it’s wet and I don’t like to touch my hair while it’s wet anymore. ALSO, this is not full-sized. It’s travel-size or deluxe, at best.

Retail Value: $16.00

Tatcha
Luminous Dewy Skin Face Mask (2 Pack)

Boxycharm’s Description

Nourish skin from within using this lightweight blend of rice germ oil, vitamin E, essential fatty acids and highly concentrated botanical oils and extracts. Each mask is designed for maximum absorption, delivering 20 mL of skin-quenching serum and imparting an instant dewy, luminous glow. A scientifically perfected trio of fermented Japanese anti-aging superfoods like green tea, rice, and algae instantly restore skin’s health and radiance.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

I think all of us “Charmers” squealed in unison the moment we realized we’d be getting a Tatcha product! I just used one of these earlier, maybe like an hour ago. My face still feels kind of sticky and even a bit greasy at some parts right now. The mask itself was extremely saggy, I had to lay back the entire 15 minutes to keep it on and I felt like air bubbles kept happening so I was constantly pushing down on it. I did see a dewy finish after pulling it off and I do feel my skin is already softer but, I can’t say how long the effects will last. I don’t think I’m quite a fan of the whole dewy look for myself, either.

Retail Value: $24.00

Starlooks
Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Aurora

Boxycharm’s Description

Starlooks expands into a mechanical eye pencil with a launch exclusive to BoxyCharm. The intensely pigmented formula delivers a beautiful color that lasts all day. The easy to extend and retract pen makes application and continuous use seamlessly easy, without ever having to use a pencil sharpener.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

The absolute worst eyeliner I have ever used. There is NO WAY I would pay $19.00 for this crap. I tried to run it along my lower lash line and it was tugging at my skin but NOTHING would show up. I don’t get how come I can get it to show up on my wrist though? I am probably going to chuck this right into the trash!

Retail Value: $19.00

Bite
Amuse Bouche in Honeycomb

Boxycharm’s Description

This high-impact lipstick in multi-dimensional shades was handcrafted to deliver intense moisture and creamy wear. This lipstick serves bold, creamy color and an unforgettable sensorial experience in a single swipe.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

I am CRYING about the shade they gave me. It looks like I covered my lips with my concealer or foundation. This is such a good lipstick formula, too… ugh! I have two sample sizes and was so happy to have a full-sized one until I tried it on.

Retail Value: $26.00

tarte
Limited-Edition Rainforest of the Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III

Boxycharm’s Description

Dive into this vegan, crease-free eyeshadow palette that features seven highly reflective plush microshimmers, and one matte nude that serves as the perfect transition shade. This blendable and longwear formula is enriched with vitamin E and antioxidants, helping to hydrate and protect the lids.

My Thoughts & First Impressions

Nearly all of the shades are the same. I am not even going to do a Makeup Looks post for this palette because it bores me. I did already create one look with it though so, as a bonus, here it is:

I think no matter how I mixed and matched the shades, I would come out looking more or less the same (a big sparkly mess). I will say that these shadows are definitely long-lasting without even being primed or set. When I came home from work, it still looked like I had only just applied it.

Retail Value: $36.00

P.S. If you read my January Ipsy post and were wondering how the lip liner and blush I received would look on me, I am wearing both in the photo above. πŸ™‚ As I expected, I hated the blush but the lip liner was nice. Instead of just lining them, I used it to fill in all of my lips.


If you get Boxycharm, what did you get in your box this month? Were you happy with your products? If you don’t get it, do you think you would ever subscribe? Would you want to try any of the products I received?

44 thoughts on “Boxycharm | January 2019

    1. Lol that’s funny because I actually signed up for Boxycharm to get the palettes each month. πŸ˜› They really did include some great brands this time though and everything was really nice (minus the eyeliner) they just, sadly, all didn’t work for me except the face masks. I feel my skin is definitely cleaner and smoother today. πŸ™‚

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  1. I’ve never tried Boxycharm but I’m impressed at all the brands they’ve included in this month’s box. I love the Bite Beauty lipstick, so that’s a bummer that the shade wasn’t ideal – maybe you can layer the lipstick over a darker liner or add a gloss to deepen the shade!

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    1. I was truly impressed with the brands they included this month, too! The Bite Beauty formula is so dang good, isn’t it? I will try it with a dark lip liner and/or gloss on top next time. Thank you for the great tips! I hadn’t thought of that. πŸ™‚

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  2. Seems like you take good care of you hair.
    Not blow drying it and not combing it while wet! Very good.

    I am doing oil hairmask more often.
    Also I bought Olaplex. It’s insanely expensive, but I only hear good things about.
    I am very excited to try it!!

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    1. Yeah! I feel like my hair has been getting thinner & weaker faster so I’m trying my best not to do anything that will damage it too much!

      I’ve heard great things about Olaplex, too! I hope it works for you!! πŸ˜€

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      1. Oh no!
        I have tried OlaPlex.
        I am not super impressed, but maybe it needs to be used more often. It does feel softer though.
        I could also recomend to use oil masks. They are like a miracle!

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  3. Aw I think your makeup look with the Tarte palette is gorgeous! I can see how using any other shades would still turn out about the same, though–they are all very similar! What a shame that the sent you such a weird lipstick shade. Why would anyone want to look like they but foundation/concealer on their lips? lol. Those sheet masks always feel that way for me too! Obviously I haven’t tried that brand, but in my experience all of them tend to slip. And yet they are still less messy than the wash-off ones haha. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Aw thank you, Courtney! πŸ™‚ The palette itself is just so lame though, the shades are all way too similar! & I knooow… that lippie is not going to work for me. I wish I could’ve gotten ANY of the other colors they had going out lol.

      You’re right! The sheet masks are always less messy than wash-off ones but, I’ve had some that stick to my face a bit better than this one did. They are always pretty big though, aren’t they? lol

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    1. It really was so disappointing! & I will always be honest. πŸ™‚ I actually do like a nude lip once in awhile, too, but just… not this one for me lol.

      Fingers crossed for next month’s box!!

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      1. See I love blogs like yours, you’re so honest and so many people just bullshit their way through the box. Let’s call a spade a spade lol! I’m tempted to subscribe to a beauty box again but can’t find one that has consistent good reviews. Looking forward to seeing next months box! X

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        1. I know! I hate how I read some boxes and they’re just talking everything up because they don’t wanna say they had a bad box? Like, not everything is good… come on now. Lol. There are so many beauty boxes out there but I don’t feel like there is one that is never disappointing, y’know??

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    1. All I can hope is that next month will be better! I feel like these boxes constantly give out the same few shades of lippies just from different brands. I want to see more unique ones. πŸ˜›

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  4. Sorry your box was disappointing! I agree that Tarte palette looks like a snoozefest. Try using a darker lip liner or lipstick around the corners of your lips and fill in the middle with the Bite lipstick; you might still be able to make it work!

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    1. Right?! There were 3 different Tarte palettes going out this month and this one nearly had the exact same shades as one of the other ones. πŸ˜› So boring! Thank you for the great tips, Erica!! I’m gonna have to try the lipstick that way. πŸ™‚

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  5. Ok, I couldn’t wait so here I am! LOL.
    same girl, same… !! I’m keeping the Briogeo leave-in because I liked it so much. I’m glad I haven’t opened the eye pencil, that’s not a shade I would use, and I’m swamped with eye pencils, so they all have been going to the giveaway stash. hopefully I can add a few more things in there to balance out the package LMAO
    but yeah, not super excited about the palette either… i’ll try to make a look or two with it but with only ONE matte, how?? I swear their palettes just look a bit boring LOL.
    and aww no!! the lippie does look like your used your foundation right over your lips!! I’m sorrry!!! hopefully next month’s box is better!

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    1. I always get so excited to read what you get in your box, too! πŸ˜€

      I was tempted to try the leave-in but, I don’t wanna brush my hair while wet, lol! Also, I saw that some other “Charmers” got this in their box this month, saying they had received it in a previous box. Have you ever gotten a repeat item??

      I agree! I looked at some of Tarte’s other eyeshadow palettes and they’re all pretty darn boring!! I also finally tried the blush/highligter duo I bought in my Customization Kit and it was seriously the worst, like wouldn’t even show up on my finger… I may not be able to say it’s my fave brand anymore. πŸ˜›

      Fingers crossed that next month’s box will be better! Can’t wait to see what we get! The first time I didn’t peek. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Hmm…let me consult with my year of boxycharm post and let you know. So far, the only repeats I’ve gotten were from Sephora and occasionally Ipsy. BUT, I did* see that they have a LOOOOT of products from previous boxes so there is a pretty big chance that eventually we’ll get repeats in the future, especially if they’re trying to get rid of whatever they have in their stock. I have seen most of the products in previous boxes.. it sucks..
        that’s too bad because it was a brand I was seriously hoping to dive more into 😦
        yay! i haven’t peeked either, i’ve only looked at the two spoilers for the March boxyluxe!

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        1. Ah wait, how did you see that they have a lot of products from previous boxes? I mean, I don’t mind that as long as they don’t give me something twice… that’s kind of annoying. πŸ˜›

          I mean I still love Tarte’s foundation and concealer but that highlighter was such a fail… wow. Can’t believe they’d even sell something so shitty you know? πŸ˜›

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          1. So there’s box variations right? Usually they pick a bunch of products, and chose from those products to make the variations. I usually go through all of them to look at what other people might have gotten, etc. I have seen the Chella eyebrow cream, some gel liner, and a few other products in previous months. You can also see what products were in past boxes.

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  6. I actually think that lipstick shade is pretty on you. I hate eyeliners that tug on your eye and no color shows up. I’ve bought a lot of eyeliners that end up being like that and it’s so frustrating.

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    1. Oh nooo, lol I think you would be able to tell just how bad it looked on me if I had shown you my whole face… from a distance, it looked like I had no lips at all! The eyeliner was just terrible, too!!

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  7. Awww this is such a bad box for boxycharm πŸ™ Some months are so good but others are like this… I’m so sorry that the bite beauty lip shade is way too pale for you. I don’t know why they would choose this shade to send out to everyone. They do have a great formula though!

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  8. I’m sorry all the products in this month’s box were disappointing!
    I’ve tried the Briogeo Deep Conditioning Mask & it was nothing special & just like using a really expensive conditioner.
    It’s a shame that the Bite lipstick isn’t a good shade for you especially when you like the formula!
    The shades in the Tarte palette look pretty, but they look too similar to each other!

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    1. Oh phew! I’m glad I didn’t open the hair mask so I can give it away without feeling like I’m missing out on something now. I’m still so sad about the lipstick lol & the Tarte shadows are definitely pretty but, yeah, way too similar, right?!

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  9. I also did not love the eyeshadow palette! I have been trying a few different techniques and nothing seems to make it any better. I love Tarte and I LOVE the collection as a whole..but definitely a miss for me!! I love your content!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh my gosh I usually love all things Tarte, too. The Rainforest Collection lipsticks are so nice, I was expecting way more from this palette! Good to know I’m not the only one who wasn’t a fan. πŸ˜›

      Thank you so much for stopping by! β™‘β™‘β™‘

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