BoxyCharm February 2018 Review | Galaxy Glow (PLUS A GIVEAWAY!)

It’s BoxyCharm time! After all these years, BoxyCharm has remained my favorite subscription service. It’s $21 per month and always includes full sized items that value over $100 in total. This month, I had heard some mixed reviews on the box, and a lot of people seemed unhappy. One thing to note is that there are some months when BoxyCharm sends out several different variations of the box, and this month was one of them. I actually ended up being fairly happy with mine, but I do think that I got one of the better variations out there.

Also, before we go any further – there’s a GIVEAWAY included at the end of this post. Stay tuned to the end to find out more!

BoxyCharm February 2018 | Galaxy Glow - Contents

As always, BoxyCharm includes an informational card detailing the products, prices and how to use each one.

BoxyCharm February 2018 | Galaxy Glow - Info Card

Let’s jump into the full review:

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BoxyCharm February 2018 | Galaxy Glow - Naked Cosmetics Palette

Naked Cosmetics Holographic Highlighter Palette

This was one of the items that varied in each box. The alternative was an empty Ofra magnetic palette and a single blush to put inside. I’m much happier with this highlight palette than I would have been with the Ofra option. This palette is really beautiful, and is reminiscent of the Kat Von D Alchemist palette in its color selection.

BoxyCharm February 2018 | Galaxy Glow - Naked Cosmetics Palette Colors

This is certainly not an everyday highlighter palette. The colors are unconventional and fairly pigmented. I did use the pink and yellow/gold colors on my cheeks a few days this week and even those more wearable colors were still very colorful on the face.




Later in the week, I decided to see how they would do on the eyes. I did a neutral eye and topped it with one of the colors in here. I especially love the purple for this use. They are BEAUTIFUL on the eyes. I think I’ll keep using them this way primarily. Once I discovered how much I love using as eyeshadows, I kept reaching for them over and over. They add such a bright pop on the eyes, not to mention the beauty of the dimensional colors. This is a hit, and I do think it’s slightly unfair that not all BoxyCharm customers were able to receive this in their boxes.

BoxyCharm February 2018 | Galaxy Glow - Cover FX Shimmer Veil and Lip Scrub

CoverFX Shimmer Veil

The previous Naked Cosmetics palette certainly embodied the Galaxy Glow theme, and following suit, we have the CoverFX Shimmer Veil. This is another beautiful, shiny, glowy product. This is a liquid eyeshadow product (that you could probably also use as a highlighter) that paints onto the lid similar to the Stila liquid eyeshadows. Rather than being filled with glitter, this is a smooth, shimmery application. It also dries down and stays put. I’m personally a huge fan of this and can’t wait to wear it again.




Seraphine Botanicals Sugar and Lemon Moisturizing Lip Buffer

This Seraphine Botanicals lip buffer is quite nice. It has a nice but not overpowering lemon smell and is extremely moisturizing. I enjoy when lip scrubs come in an applicator form like this because it makes it very easy to apply. After using, my lips felt hydrated and smooth. Another win!

BoxyCharm February 2018 | Galaxy Glow - Crown Brush Trio and Eye Pencil

Crown Pro Trio Brush Set

I’ve found that BoxyCharm loves to include brush sets in their boxes. As a result, I have quite a large collection from them, including many from Crown. I’ve decided that I will leave these packaged up and give them away since my brush collection is already overflowing. Stay tuned to the bottom of this post for information on how to enter!

Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Pencil

At first, I wasn’t too excited to see an eyeliner pencil in the box. I’m not a huge fan of using wood pencils around my eyes since I find that they get rough after sharpening. However, this one really impressed me. It’s very smooth and creamy for a pencil eyeliner. It took no pressure on the skin to get full color payoff. The color stayed on my eyes all day, even in the water line. This may be one of the best pencil eyeliners I have in my collection at the moment!


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What did you think of this month’s BoxyCharm?

Pan That Palette: Studio Makeup On-The-Go The Warm Up Palette | Update #1

Last month, I kicked off my first Pan That Palette project of the year. To recap, I chose the Studio Makeup On-The-Go: The Warm Up palette that I received in a BoxyCharm a year or two back. It had become one of my favorite palettes and also one in which I had made a significant dent.




Today we’re taking a look at the progress I made in the first month. Let’s see how I did!


Progress

Pan That Palette Studio Makeup On-The-Go | Update #1 - Progress

As you can see from the picture, I have some pretty large pan showing in the cream shimmer and the cream matte colors in the top left. When I started this project, I had a little pan in the shimmer, but I expanded it quite a bit this month. I did not have any pan on the matte shade at that time, but once I started using it consistently to set my primer, this color began to go fast.




I also made a significant dent in the brown transition shade on the second row. I’d be willing to bet that there will be pan showing on that shade by March. This month, I began digging into the center coppery shimmer as well. The shimmers seem to go much faster than the mattes in this palette, so with some additional consistent use, it won’t be long before there’s a dip going there as well.




Thoughts from the Past Month

Even though I wasn’t planning to, I decided at the last minute to take this palette with me to Disney. I was just too excited to keep making progress! While I was there, I was able to experiment with some new looks and that’s what led me to the copper shimmer. This shade has now become one of my favorites. Surprisingly, I haven’t been loving the gold shimmer in the top right as much as I thought I would. It just isn’t as vibrant as I want it to be.

Pan That Palette Studio Makeup On-The-Go | Update #1 - Side Progress

I’ve barely made any progress in the bottom 3 darker colors. I do use these to deepen a look when needed, but that only takes a small amount each time. Since I tend to gravitate toward lighter looks, I need to make sure I spend some time focusing on these three colors more in the coming months.




Comparison

Here is a closer look a the comparison between months one and two:

Pan That Palette Studio Makeup On-The-Go | Update #1 Comparison

Overall, I’m quite happy with this month’s progress, and I can’t wait to see what I can get done by my next update in March!


What palettes are you using most frequently this year?

Do you have a go-to travel palette?