As promised, this month’s BoxyCharm post contains my follow-up thoughts on the September 2018 box. So, if you are interested in that, I’ve included it at the end of this post.
As for this month, the theme was alter ego. Looking at the mix of products, almost everything does have a dark vibe– which I don’t mind.
It Cosmetics, Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, MSRP $24
TBH, I have not tried this product yet. I currently have 3 mascaras open that I am trying to get through. So, in order to not be wasteful, I am going to wait to open this product. Once I do get a chance to use it, I will do a review.
Dermovia, Lace A Peel Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask, MSRP $30
I haven’t tried this one either because I was dealing with a breakout, and was trying to pinpoint the culprit. So, I didn’t want to introduce anything new.
Pur The Complexion Authority, Midnight Masquerade Palette, MSRP $38
I love Pur face products. The blush and highlighters in this palette are no different. I will caution that they are very bold blush colors, and on my medium-deep complexion I have to be SUPER light-handed to make them wearable. Once on, though, they blend easily and wear well. The eyeshadows are better than the last Purchase shadows that I tried. They blend and apply pretty easily. I have to keep testing them to really make a solid decision. The colors in the palette are not everyday wearable unless you like bright colors, but for vampy weekend/party vibes, they are perfect.
Kat Von D, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, MSRP $20
The one time I tried this product, it was super patchy. I plan on trying it more to try different application methods, but I wasn’t impressed.
Farmacy Beauty, Green Clean, MSRP $22
This cleansing balm is fantastic. It removes my makeup like a dream, including my eye makeup. I have tried washing it off with water, as well as just wiping it off with a damp cloth, and in both cases my face felt clean and hydrated, but not oily at all. As a cruelty-free, clean beauty product that works well, I will definitely repurchase this. I have already incorporated it into my daily routine.
Was it worth the $21? Absolutely. The Farmacy cleansing balm was so amazing that I plan to pay the regular $22 for it. So, that plus 4 other full-size products? I’m happy.
After a month of having these products in my collection…
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Smokey Eyeshadow Palette, MSRP $35 USD
I am really enjoying this palette. I think the colors are unique and unlike anything else in my collection. It is super easy to use for quick everyday looks as well as more dramatic ones. I haven’t used it a ton, but from what I’ve noticed, shadows last well all day. I’m really happy to have it and look forward to using it more this fall and winter.
Laura Geller Baked Blush-N-Brighten in Tropic Hues, MSRP $28
I love this blush. Since I’ve received it, it has stayed in my everyday drawer. I’ve honestly used it the majority of the days. It looks really bright in the pan, but on my skin tone, it us just a really pretty wash of color and glow. I love it. Love it.
Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set, MSRP $18
I think this is a decent brush set. My favorites are still the tight liner and flat painter brush. I use the flat painter the most. I love getting brushes in subscription boxes. So, I’m still happy to have received these and do use them.
Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick in Black Cherry, MSRP $19
I tried this liquid lip after filling in my lips with a lip liner and I think that made a difference in its wearability. I would wear it again.
Butter London Stroke of Wow Roll On Liner in Pitch Black, MSRP $19
This is a decent product. It does make getting a straight line pretty easy, but I always go in with another liner to fill in the space between the line from this liner and my lashes. I will continue to use it but I don’t think I’d repurchase it.
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