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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Boxycharm - May 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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What is Boxycharm?: Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box that sends 4-5 full-size beauty products with boxes being valued at $100+. Each month has a theme but it's not followed exactly as much as the spirit of the theme. Shipping has gotten a lot better since my last Boxycharm post, I get my box almost always in the first half of the month (there is a distribution center less than an hour from my house).

How Much is Boxycharm?: Boxycharm is $21/month shipped. Currently, Boxycharm is offered to the US, its territories, and Canada.

If you sign up for Boxycharm Luxe, four times a year you will get a different box that costs an additional $28.99 on top of the $21. You will not get a 'regular' Boxycharm that month and there's currently no way to get both the regular and the Luxe during the Luxe months without having two subscriptions at once. Until you can get both without dealing with two subscriptions, I will stay with the 'regular' one.

Two months in a row with brushes and a palette?!

Pur Cosmetics Sculptor Highlight & Contour Palette ($30.00) - The highlights are creamy, the contour/bronzer shades are blendable, you'd think this would be an instant keeper. The downside? It's definitely for someone that's a deeper skin tone than I am, especially the highlights. I looked and there's only one version of this palette so I didn't expect this to be any better. This is one of those times I wish that profile Boxy has you create was actually used.

Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner ($24.00) - Another time I wish the Boxy profile would work. I never want gel or liquid eyeliners. I don't know how to use them, I can't get crisp lines, etc. I swatched it and tried to use it on one eye and gave it away.

COVER FX Blurring Primer ($38.00) - Oh yes, this is a bomb primer. If you have pores, this will fix them...and...it's BETTER than POREfessional. GASP! Try it, get a sample from Sephora and try it, or wait until the Sephora sale and try it. Just give it a chance if you have pores, it'll be worth it.

Beauty Creations 24 Long Wear Matte Lip Gloss ($4.99) - If this had been half a shade lighter, I would have kept and loved this forever. It's just a little too dark for my Summer tastes and I already have a ton of Winter shades.

Aesthetica 4-piece Brush Kit ($60.00) - This value is a guess because this particular set isn't available, but a set without the floppy powder brush is (linked). While this is a good set, I already have spoolies and brow brushes, I don't do liner with a brush, and the powder brush was honestly crap. It's not dense, it flops around, and the bristles wouldn't spread. Based on such a bad brush, I probably wouldn't buy from this brand in the future, especially when there are such good brush brands out there.

Swatches L-R: Pur Cosmetics: Beauty Creations, Pretty Vulgar.

This box was valued at $156.99, but I really only got $38 of value out of it. Still worth the cost of the box, just a bit of a let down.

As always, let me know what you thought of this box in the comments!

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