Hey guys! It’s time to review my favourite thing – my Boxycharm!! Story time about my boxy before I start – it accidentally shipped to the wrong house! It happened during the fall break, when I was at home instead of my student house where I normally ship my Boxycharm too. Luckily I found it when I came back on the Sunday. I assume it was also at a student house, and they brought it over back when they came back to school as well. So glad they didn’t steal my package! Anyways, this month’s theme is Alter Ego, and if you haven’t seen the campaign photos you should check them out – Boxycharm did a great job this month!
The first is the Dermovia Lace A Peel Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel off Mask. I am not a huge peel off mask person to begin with, but I decided to give this mask a chance. I like that it comes as a pack of two, so I can try it again. I also think the lace is cool and innovative, and did help with the peeling process. The lace was itchy while I was wearing it, especially around the ears. This mask was so painful. I did this mask about an hour ago and my cheeks are still red. It did a pretty patchy peel job. Areas around my nose and chin, which are my problem areas, did not peel off. Overall, my skin feels smooth, but when I look closely my pores are still clogged. But to be fair, I don’t like peel off masks in general, so maybe if you like them you would like this one. Price: $30 USD for two masks.
Next is the PUR Midnight Masquerade Palette. I have mixed opinions on the palette. I really like the face side but I’m not a big fan on the eyeshadow side. The face side has a nice balance of shades for lighter and darker complexions. I used the darker shades as eyeshadows and they worked beautifully for that as well. They are pigmented and blend really nicely. The eyeshadows are all relatively pigmented except the purple one – the purple blush is more pigmented than the shadow. My big problem is that it’s hard to create a full look. I would prefer three extra eyeshadow instead of the tiny mirror, and for those shades to be mattes to go in the crease. Overall, this is not that a palette I would recommend you go out an buy, but I will still use it. PUR’s eyeshadow quality is great though, so I recommend checking out some of their other palettes. Price: $38 USD
Another skin care item I received is the Farmacy Beauty Green Clean. I know some people don’t like getting skin care in their box, but I personally don’t mind receiving it. I was a little hesitant about this product, because I’ve tried other cleansing balms and didn’t really like them. This is the best cleansing balm I’ve every tried. It does a great job of removing stubborn makeup, especially mascara. It also doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy after, and I haven’t had any issues with it breaking me out yet. It also has a great lime smell, which I love! My only concern is that when I use it to remove my eye makeup, my eyesight is cloudy for a couple minutes and then it clears up. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s still not good for my eyesight to be messed up like that. I’ve never had this issue with other cleansing balms. I tried to see if anyone else has this problem, but no one else said anything on the reviews. This makes me hesitant to use this product, but it is a very clean product so this might be a personal issue and not a general product issue. Let me know if you have heard of people having a similar issue! Price: $22 USD, $34 CAD
My favourite product in the box is the IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara. I tried a sample of the mascara and didn’t like it that much, but now that I used the full size I absolutely love it. I think this might be my new favourite mascara! It does a great job of lengthening my lashes, more than any other mascara I have tried. It also adds a little bit of volume as well. I really like how it makes my lashes look. The only downside is that the mascara is a little hard to take remove, but I think it’s worth it! Price: $24 USD, $32 CAD
The final product is the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. Something I’ve noticed about the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks is that they are very different on the lips that in the tube. I got the shade Lovesick, which in the tube looks like a nice mauve nude. I was really excited for this lipstick, thinking that for once I got a shade I would like. Then I applied it on my lips, and it turned out to be so purple!! It’s good for bold looks, but is too much for me for any everyday basis. I’m just annoyed because there were shades I would have preferred to receive over this one. I feel like for every lipstick that I get from Boxycharm that I like, I get two that I don’t like. Patiently waiting for Boxycharm to actually take into account my product preferences… But besides that the lipstick is great! The formula is nice and lasts all day! Price: $20 USD, $24 CAD
Overall, this wasn’t a bad box. Most of the products I didn’t like were personally preference. Total box value is $134, which is pretty good! What do do you guys think of the products I got? How was your Boxycharm? Check out my Instagram for some great Halloween posts!