Boxycharm | May 2019

Hello again my fellow beauty lovers. πŸ˜€ I’m here to discuss yet another month of Boxycharm with you!

You won’t believe this, but mine arrived in the mailbox on the SEVENTH. That’s the earliest I’ve ever gotten it and I sure hope they keep it up! I wonder if it’s because of the different box shape/size? It was skinnier but, taller this time.

What Was In My Box?!

Theme: Make Waves

Glamglow
Gentlebubble Cleanser

Boxycharm’s Description

Gentle, but make it bubbly! This daily conditioning gel cleanser gently but effectively cleanses skin and dissolves makeup. Oat amino acids condition while the vegan formula with apple extract, vitamin E, and green tea extract bubbles up to deep clean and remove impurities. Soap, fragrance and SLS/SLES-free. All skin types-approved.

My First Impressions & Thoughts

A lot of beauty bloggers seem to be super into Glamglow products. I’ve only tried one sample of a different face cleanser by them and didn’t love or hate it. I am in absolute love with the packaging– it’s simple yet still a wee bit out there and totally cool. I don’t think I’ll be opening it for awhile though since I have a few other cleansers to try and finish first.

Retail Value: $28
Cruelty-Free?
No

Alamar
Colorete Blush Trio

Boxycharm’s Description

Get your blush on with your new Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio. Formulated to glide effortlessly over your cheeks, this buttery smooth, highly pigmented & completely vegan formula delivers a sun-kissed flush without the damage of the rays.

My First Impressions & Thoughts

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I get a little heartbroken every month I don’t receive an eyeshadow palette. These face palettes ARE growing on me a little and I do love the shades in this one but, I’m still a little bummed, if I’m being honest.

‘Seclusion’ has caught my eye the most. I’ve never received any other peachy/orange shades like it! The swatches turned out highly pigmented and there was no skipping with one swipe across but, the product felt a bit chalky and dry to the touch. My concerns are that it will be hard to blend and that it will accentuate my skin’s texture making me look dehydrated– I just can’t say anything for sure until I truly try it on.

Swatches

Retail Value: $22
Cruelty-Free? Yes

Ciate London
Eye Lustre Creme Eyeshadow in Cupid

Boxycharm’s Description

Your new Ciate London’s Eye Lustre will help you create long-lasting, shimmering eye shadow looks. The metallic, glittering liquid shadow can be swiped on for full coverage lustre, blended out for sheer sparkle or applied over any eyeshadow as a topper.

My First Impressions & Thoughts

I HATED THIS. It was SO hard to apply without making a mess. Right when you swipe it across your eyelid and while it’s still wet, there is NO touching it. You will leave fingerprints and have to reapply immediately. It also stings a bit as it dries down. There is no such thing as blending because you pretty much just swipe away all the sparkles if you try. Using the stupid doe foot applicator is the only way to go and it has no precision. There is a slight pink tint that appears underneath the gold sparkles and it stained my lids/wouldn’t come off with a normal makeup remover wipe.

Try On

Retail Value: $22
Cruelty-Free?
Yes

Steve Laurant
Lip Gloss in Posh

Boxycharm’s Description

One part balm and three parts silk, this Steve Laurant gloss is never leaving your favorite purse. Formulated with a creamy, lip-softening texture, this one-of-a-kind hybrid gel & oil will moisturize & hydrate your lips with just one swipe.

My First Impressions & Thoughts

I have been WOW’d, you guys!! With a lip liner (I used the one below), this gloss was absolute cake to put on. A couple swipes and my lips were glossy, luscious, and completely colored. The shade is a pretty, pinky-brown, nude that’s not too light for my skin. The formula is silky smooth, hydrating, and long lasting! I drank coffee and smoked a blunt right after application and it still looked shiny and brand spankin’ new.

Try On

Retail Value: $22
Cruelty-Free?
Yes

VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind
Cashmere Lip Pencil in Mocha

Boxycharm’s Description

Your new VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind Cashmere Lip Pencil delivers natural-looking definition with minimal effort and maximum precision. The velvety smooth formula glides onto lips without tugging or pulling.

My First Impressions & Thoughts

I liked this. The pencil was nice and soft but, not too fragile. I was able to effortlessly outline my lips without making any mistakes. You can see me wearing it in the photo above– it matched the gloss perfectly and made it the easiest and quickest lip look, ever.

Retail Value: $21
Cruelty-Free?
Yes

Total Box Value: $115


What do you think of the products this month? Have you tried any of it before?
If you’re a Charmer, what did you get in your May box? Did yours come earlier than usual, too?

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33 thoughts on “Boxycharm | May 2019

  1. The blush palette and lipgloss look nice! That eyeshadow sounds like the Stila Magnificent Metals, you can’t really blend them with the applicator but they are actually easy to apply πŸ™‚

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  2. This looks like a pretty decent box! I almost signed back up to get the blush palette! But, I just looked on one of the Facebook groups and found someone who was selling theirs and got it that way! It just came in today so I’m excited to check it out tomorrow! Mine is the one for fairer skin so it has different shades than yours, but it’s so pretty and I’m excited!

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    1. Oo, I saw the one for fairer skin. The shades are SO pretty. That’s awesome that you were able to find the palette on Facebook. πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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  3. Oh that cream eyeshadow sounds like a nightmare!! I’ve had a few like that and they are awful. They go on patchy and no where near as opaque as they should, and there’s just no blending. And then they crease terribly. Companies need to stop making these, lol!

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    1. I’ve also read a ton of good reviews! I still haven’t tried the blush on my actual cheeks yet though. πŸ˜› & I do love that gloss. It is gorgeous, isn’t it?!

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  4. We got three of the same products. I did a try on for YouTube (need to edit everything) and I wasnt sure about the creme eyeshadow either. I’ll have to try it again maybe today since I dont have anywhere else to go lol.
    The blush palette felt nice and smooth to me but it did have a ton of kickback lol. I liked how well seclusion blended out I’ll have to try the darker shades just to be sure that it does perform that way because typically you can get away with lighter shades looking a bit weird lol.

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    1. I can’t wait to see what you got in your box! I couldn’t get the creme eyeshadow to work for me lol. I thought maybe I was doing something wrong because I saw someone else use it & it looked really nice!

      The palette was soft & smooth but yes, lots of kickback & it felt a bit dry-ish? I don’t know. I still haven’t tried it on my actual cheeks yet! πŸ˜›

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  5. Ah shit I wasnt done!!!! Lol
    That lip combo looks so fab on you! I was just gonna say that lip gloss shade is stunning!! So great that you got both a lip gloss and a liner to use together!

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  6. I’m still waiting on my Boxycharm this month, I hope I’ll get the blush palette & glamglow cleanser!! I agree though, I would much rather have an eyeshadow palette!

    That eyeshadow topper sounds awful. it doesn’t look bad on you but I hate when products are a hassle to use.

    Overall it looks like it was a good box!

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    1. For some reason, I didn’t know you got Boxycharm! I hope you get your box soon & that the palette & cleanser are in it!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who wants to see an eyeshadow palette every month lol.

      I think the liquid eyeshadow would’ve looked nicer on top of a darker color but, in the description it said it can be used alone! It was so tough for me though. 😦

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  7. I love that Glamglow packaging! It has a psychedelic vibe! I’ve only tried a sample size of one of their other products and I don’t dislike it, but it’s not my favorite either.

    I HATE liquid/cream eyeshadows. They are hard to apply and always irritate my eyes. I do think that one looks gorgeous though! Too bad it’s not just a regular shadow.

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