Saturday, 26 May 2018

May 2018 Boxycharm Review

After being a loyal subscriber to Ipsy for over two years, I decided it was time to give another makeup subscription box a chance. Boxycharm is similar to Ipsy. Each month you get full size or deluxe-sized products delivered right to your door, and I was sold after checking out their previous boxes. If you're not very adventurous with makeup like me, it's a great way to build your makeup collection on the cheap and expand your makeup expertise!

The May 2018 Boxycharm theme was Boxy Bash and I'm a bit underwhelmed with my box this month. I know, I wouldn't be possible for Boxycharm to have outstanding boxes each and every month, so I suppose I knew a subpar box would be inevitable. It really is such a treat to get high quality items at an affordable price, but I'm finding a lot of repetition with certain products. I shouldn't complain...

In my box:

PÜR Sculptor palette
CoverFX blurring primer
Aesthetica pro brush series 
Aesthetica P12 face brush
Beauty Creations matte lipgloss 
Pretty Vulgar gel eye liner

I'm so happy to try the Pretty Vulgar gel eyeliner and everything else is a bonus! I rate the May Boxycharm box a 3/5.

Click here to sign up with Boxycharm to get a haul like this for yourself! 

More about the products inside:

PÜR Sculptor palette- If you've been following along you know by now that I don't wear makeup often, and when I do it's usually a "barely there" look. That's why this sculptor palette doesn't appeal to me BUT I do love the highlighter shades. I'm a huge sucker for highlight so I'm happy to have 2 new shades to work with. These formulas are buttery and blend so well. 

CoverFX blurring primer- There are some days I just wear primer over my moisturizer and I gotta tell you, CoverFX hits it out of the park with this one! This primer offers a velvety finish that's perfect on its own, but sets the stage for your makeup to sit perfectly on your face. This is a new must have in my makeup bag. 

Aesthetica pro brush series- I've gotten so many brushes I really don't even know what to do with them all! This trio comes with a eyebrow spoolie brush, fine tipped eyeliner brush, and an angled eyeliner brush. You can create so many eye looks with these brushes and the quality is impressive. 

Aesthetica P12 face brush- I was surprised with how soft this face brush was. The synthetic fibres make this brush perfect for blending your makeup perfectly. I really didn't need four brushes in one box, but who am I to complain since you can never have too many makeup brushes right?!

Beauty Creations matte lipgloss- I was very happy to get a fun and bright colour for summer and the Beauty Creations matte lipgloss was creamy and nourishing. I love the formula of this lipgloss. The finish wasn't too drying and I was impressed with how long lasting it was. I will definitely repurchase this product!

Pretty Vulgar gel eye liner- When I saw the spoiler for this item on Instagram I was excited to see what this gel liner was all about, after all, I'm a simple person and I stick with what works. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to get out of your comfort zone? My pencil eyeliner or felt tip pen are my usual go-to products and I'm still in awe that Boxycharm was able to include this full size gel liner in every box. Creamy is a word that doesn't even do this gel liner justice. I loved how smooth this product was on my lids and I'm grateful to step out of my comfort zone once in a while with this gel liner. 

As much as I love my monthly box, the May box is my lowest ranking box from Boxycharm so far this year :( Do you subscribe to any beauty boxes? Which ones are your faves? I'd love to hear from you!

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