Hey guys! Today on the blog is the first Boxycharm review of 2018! Like I mentioned in December, I accidentally received an item I have got in a previous box in December, so I got an extra item in my January box. So while everyone else didn’t get this item, I will still review it for you guys.
First is the Crown Brushes Glam Metals Palette. I haven’t really use this palette. The shades just don’t excite me. As well this shades are not ones I would reach for on an everyday basis so I honestly have only used this palette once. Also I don’t like how the only matte shade is the black. If a palette is going to be all simmers then I have to really like the palette. Not my favourite palette I have received in my Boxycharm. Price: $25.00 USD
Next is the PUR Bronze and Brighten Check Palette. I don’t understand what PUR did, but I do not like the bronzer in the palette. It is too warm, glittery and does not blend. Which is so weird because I love their other bronzer. The blush in this palette is super pigmented but still nice. I just have to apply with a light hand. Finally the highlight is nice, but very light. Good for people with a paler complexion but not universal, I probably couldn’t wear it in the summer. If the bronzer was better I would enjoy this palette, but it sucks so I don’t enjoy the palette as much. Price: $34.00 USD
I didn’t think I was going to like the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer. I’ve never tried a luminizing primer before because I have oily skin so I generally don’t need help making my skin look dewy. But I decided to try this primer and I really liked it! I does a really good job of making my makeup look smooth and not cakey. Now while it does say that it is a pore minimizing primer, it’s not as good as the Benefit or Smashbox primers. I will definitely use this primer again when I want a smooth look to my makeup. Price: $38.00 USD
Next is the It Cosmetics Brow Powder Universal Eyebrow Pencil. I once again didn’t think I would like this product but I was pleasantly surprised. The consistency of the pencil is great – not too creamy and not too hard. I wish the pencil was a little smaller but it still possible to get a nice defined brow. Also, I dyed my hair a shade darker half way through testing the brow pencil and found it nicely matched me with both lighter and darker hair colours. I do think there is a limit to how dark or light this pencil could work for, but I think it would work for the majority of hair colours. I will continue to use with pencil. Price: $25.00 USD, $32.00 CAD
Another product I really liked was the Girlactik Matte Lip Paint. I received the shade Posh. I really liked this liquid lipstick! It was easy to apply, and was very comfortable on the lips. It also did not emphasize any of the lines on my lips. It also wore really nicely through the day, and was able to withstand eating to a certain degree. Overall really love this liquid lip! Price: $23.00 USD, $28.35 CAD
*Bonus Product* I got the Makeup Geek Eye Liner in Plumeria. It’s a beautiful purple shade with red undertones. The eyeliner was easy to apply and stayed all day. It was actually pretty hard to remove. It was also easy to smoke out using a pencil brush. This shade also made my hazel eyes look very green. A great bonus item to receive!
The final total of my box is $144. It’s funny because the products I didn’t think I would like ended up being my favourites! What did you guys think of January’s box?