Remember a few months back when I was so disillusioned with BoxyCharm that I thought about unsubscribing? Well, to say they’ve turned things around is an understatement. This month’s box includes brands I never thought I’d see in a BoxyCharm, and there are some spoilers out about August that are even more exciting.
I’m quite happy with the new direction BoxyCharm is taking!
As always, an info card is included detailing all the products and their retail prices.
Let’s take a closer look.
This eyeshadow palette is incredibly impressive. It contains 5 jewel tone shimmer shades, and the pigmentation is on another level. The quality and shine on these shadows outdoes any recent palette I’ve used (check out my One Week One Palette series to find out more about my recent palettes), and we’re talking some high end palettes there.
It doesn’t require any effort whatsoever to build up these colors. They’re bright and opaque with one swipe of the brush. Needless to say, we’ve kicked off this box with a giant hit, and I can’t wait to play with these colors more.
First of all, how amazing is it to see a recognizable, quality brand like ColourPop in a BoxyCharm? One of my main complaints in May was that BoxyCharm kept repeating the same no-name brands over and over again. It seems they’ve since listened to their customers and changed things up!
While I am happy to see ColourPop, I wasn’t too happy with the color or consistency of the lip product. I probably would have liked one of the ultra satins better, and the color is a bit too dark for me. However, I am happy to finally try something from this brand.
This brow pencil wasn’t a huge hit for me. It’s got a triangular shaped tip which ended up being too large to get a precise application. The pencil was a little on the dry side as well. I didn’t love how my brows came out after using this product a few times. There is a nice spooly on the other end though, which is a plus.
BareMinerals is another brand I never thought I’d see in a BoxyCharm, and one that made me even more excited than the others! I’ve been a huge fan of bareMinerals for many years, and I know first hand that their products are good. This powder duo is reminiscent of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders as they’re meant to be finishing powders for your face. I used the matte powder as a setting powder and targeted the glowy side on my highlight points. Both left a nice finish on my face, and since I had nothing like this in my collection, I’m happy to have this in rotation.
Lastly, we have a setting spray from Project Beauty. This spray did do a great job of keeping my makeup in place, especially during the exceptionally hot weather we’ve been having this week. Be careful with the spray though as it is quite aggressive. I would recommend holding the bottle far from your face when using.
Overall, this month was amazing for BoxyCharm and makes me excited to see where the company is going. The inclusion of ColourPop and bareMinerals shows me that BoxyCharm knows that their customers want more recognizable brands, and it seems like they’re going to deliver on that for the rest of the year!
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What did you think of this month’s BoxyCharm?