October Boxycharm Unboxing

It’s been a thing in many of my Boxycharm Unboxing posts that I would complain or have something to say about the shipping. For a while, I was getting my boxes toward the end of the month which kept pushing my unboxings further back. But the past few months, my boxes have been arriving within the first two weeks of the month and I’ve been so happy about it! I have so much more time to test the products, which leads to also having better reviews to update every month. Yayy!!

~Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set~ I wasn’t sure about these at first because they’re a lot different than the brushes I use on a daily basis. The blending brush is a little too dense for my liking, but I really enjoyed the flat painter brush for packing shadows onto the lids and the flat tight liner brush for applying eyeshadow as eyeliner.

~Laura Geller Baked Blush (Tropic Hues)~ The shimmer in this blush worried me a little bit, but it’s fine as long as I just lightly dust this on my cheeks as a blush topper. If I do any more than that, it gets a little too much for my oily skin. I love the color, though, and the healthy glow it provides without emphasizing texture.

~Butter London Stroke of Wow Roll On Liner (Pitch Black)~ This was definitely the worst product in the box. I know they made this roller liner in hopes of providing something more user-friendly, but it’s actually really difficult to apply. The liquid itself is extremely black and dries matte, it’s just way too easy to mess up a look using this applicator. I also found it interesting that it washes off in flakes like a fiber mascara.

~Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette~ If you saw my full review and tutorial, then you’d know how much I absolutely love this palette. It has everything in it that I need to create an entire eye look, the pigmentation is super impressive, the formula is incredibly easy to work with, and the shadows stay in place all day. It’s a great product!

~Hank & Henry Matte Liquid Lipstick (Petal Pusher)~ I love the color and the delicious frosting scent that it has, but I wasn’t very happy with the formula. It applies enough color with one swipe and dries down matte, it’s just not comfortable. I even put a lip balm underneath and it still made my lips stick together. Maybe it might be better with a gloss layered on top?

I’d say last month’s products were pretty good. There were two things that I wasn’t completely happy with, but they definitely weren’t the worst products in the world. I’m so happy I finally got to try a Laura Geller Baked Blush and I’m still all giddy about discovering such a good eyeshadow palette. The theme for this month’s box is Alter Ego, which is appropriately named considering Halloween is only one week away!
The first product in the October box is by Farmacy Beauty, which has been featured in Boxycharm a few times before. This is their Green Clean Cleansing Balm. It comes with 1.7 oz of product and retails for $22. It claims to nourish and hydrate the skin while removing all makeup, including bold eye makeup and longwear foundation. This is supposed to be applied on dry skin and washes away with water. I’ve never used a cleansing balm before, so I’m really excited to see what this is all about.
The second product in the box is also a skincare item. This is the Dermovia Lace A Peel Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask. With only two masks in the package, this product retails at $30. I get that lace is pretty and all, but $15 for one use? Come on. My favorite clay mask costs less than $15 and lasts me a year with bi-weekly applications!

This mask is supposed to detoxify and exfoliate the skin with its peel paste, which has ingredients such as bamboo charcoal for detoxing, aloe vera for purifying, and chamomile for soothing. The compression lace mask is supposed to support the peel process. I don’t think I’m understanding the reasoning behind having a peel off paste and a lace mask. It just seems a little excessive. Maybe I’ll understand once I use it.
Pür Cosmetics is a brand that is often featured in Boxycharm and for the most part, I’ve liked almost everything I’ve tried from them so I’m always excited to see their products included in the box. This Midnight Masquerade palette looks super cute on the outside, perfect for this time of year! It’s a face palette, retailing for $38, that comes with four shimmery face powders and six eyeshadows.
I have to say, I was a little disappointed when I first opened this palette. I don’t exactly know what I’m going to do with these colors. Shimmer powders are difficult on my oily face and the purple shade leaves me so confused. The eyeshadows are all too colorful and can really only be used as accents to other products. I’m super disappointed that there is only one matte shade in the eyeshadows, the deep brown. I still have some testing to do with the formulation, but for now the color selection is leaving much to be desired.
It Cosmetics is one of the higher-end brands that I’m really drawn to, even though it’s rare that I ever buy anything from them because I’m such a drugstore girl. But thanks to Boxycharm, I get to try their Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing mascara ($24). I’ve heard Jessica Braun rave about this mascara, which has made me really want to try it. This is supposed to have some type of Elastic Stretch Technology that will lengthen, volumize, and condition the lashes to be stronger, longer, thicker, and more defined. It’s also made with proteins, biotin, collagen, and lash-lifting polymers. Sounds promising!
The last product in the box is a Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. The shade I have is called Lovesick and this retails at $20 for .22 fl oz. This is another high-end brand that I support and I’ve really enjoyed a lot of her products in the past. Matte liquid lipsticks aren’t really my thing, but I know this is one that gets a lot of love across the board. It’s supposed to have a smooth, creamy, lightweight formula made with Vitamin E and sunflower seed oil to provide moisturizing comfort all day long. The color is gorgeous and I appreciate the slim packaging. I’m really excited to finally see what this product is all about.
Aside from the disappointing color selection in the Pür Cosmetics palette, I think they did a really good job with the products included in this month’s box. Overall, the total value of everything is $134! That’s $113 more than what you pay as a subscriber! I’m really excited about testing all of these products, they’re all so interesting. If you haven’t already, visit Boxycharm’s website and sign up to receive next month’s goodies!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them for me in the comments. Did you get this month’s box? What products are you most excited about?

XO ♥ Christina ♥

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