I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! I’m here today to share with you the November BoxyCharm and my first impressions on the products. The theme this month is “Sweater Weather” making it perfect for the cold, gloomy month of November.
Here’s what I got in this month’s box!
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I was a little nervous to use this setting spray at first since I tend to stay away from things that make my face look oily. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I feel like it woke up my face and gave me more life. One word of caution: there is actual glitter in this setting spray, and you need to shake this WELL before applying. I actually wasn’t aware of this at first, but luckily I have a habit of shaking all my setting sprays before using them. I have heard that if you neglect to shake, you will end up covered in glitter.
This is not my favorite. The color is extremely dark and the formula extremely matte. Not to mention it applies in a patchy manner. If you spend enough time building it up and cleaning up the edges it would be a pretty, dark and vampy look, but I don’t think this is for me. As I’ve mentioned many times, I prefer lighter, more wearable colors and formulas.
I was enthusiastic to give these lip masks a try because my lips have been suffering with the recent change in weather. First off, there is a lot of liquid inside this package which will drip everywhere – I suggest opening it over a sink. The mask itself is rather huge and very slippery which made it hard to keep on my lips for the required amount of time. I do feel like my lips were noticeably smoother to the touch after removing the mask. However, they also felt like they immediately needed some lip balm. I don’t feel like these are the best lip masks out there, but I will use up the rest this season.
I think this travel brush set is an excellent idea. These brushes are the same quality as the full size Luxie brushes, but they’re half the size. I have several Luxie brushes in my collection and use them on a daily basis. The variety of brushes here is well thought out as well. They applied shadow smoothly and without any problems. I would be happy to take this set on my next trip.
I just love when BoxyCharm includes palettes, especially when they’re as nice as this one! The star of this palette for me is in the second row on the left. It may be hard to see in a still picture, but this is actually a duochrome shadow that shifts from pink to green. It’s incredibly unique and looks gorgeous when applied all over the lid.
As for the rest of the colors, the mattes blend smoothly, and there’s a nice selection of transition shades and darker shades to smoke out a look. I’m very impressed with the quality of this palette, and even if you missed out on getting this in BoxyCharm, the palette itself only costs $25. Very reasonable! Look out for a more in depth review in an upcoming One Week One Palette.
What did you think of this month’s BoxyCharm?