Pros and Cons of the Best BoxyCharm Box of the Year

October was an extremely busy month for me—the wedding felt like a month-long event! I know we're well into November now, but I finally got around to trying my October BoxyCharm products and I just love them so much that I have to share them with you. I'm honestly so happy with everything I received—so happy that I'd even say that this is the best BoxyCharm box of 2019.


Lets break it down super quickly:

 

Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette | $32

 

 

Pros:

  • The shadows blend super easily.
  • The shades have a great amount of pigment and build really nicely.
  • A smaller palette = less options = easier to put looks together.
  • The brush that comes with the palette works really well for the lower lash line.
  • The mirror is very crisp and clear.

 

Cons: 

  • The shadows are on the more powdery side; still not horrible though.
  • There aren't any shimmer/metallic shades, so you're limited to an all-matte look.
  • A monochromatic color scheme = less color variety = less variety of looks.


Touch in Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm | $32

 

 

 Pros:

  • This stuff really does give your skin a smooth, glass-like finish.
  • It's dewy af and moisturizing af.
  • It mixes amazingly with satin / matte foundations. When I wear the NARS Radiant Longwear foundation over this balm, my skin looks perfectly smooth and glassy. Everything stays flawless and in-place all day long, too. It's amazing.
  • The texture is really thick, almost like a salve, but it melts easily between the hands and on the face.

  

Cons: 

  • If you have oily skin or you just don't live for a dewy moment, you'll probably hate this because it is super shiny on the skin. But in such a beautiful, majestic way.


Iconic London Lip Plumping Gloss — Love Struck | $26

 

 

Pros:

  • The shade is BOMB. 
  • The plumping effect is tingly but not uncomfortable. 
  • The texture isn't super sticky; it's more gel-like. 
  • The shape of the applicator is so good. One side is shaped to hug the bottom lip, and the reverse side is perfect for top lip application.

Cons: 

  • None, in my opinion.


Steve Laurant Jelly Highlighter — Prosecco Please | $26

 

 

Pros:

  • The shade looks on the darker side in the pan, but it shows up as a bright champagne-toned highlight on the skin.
  • When applied with a damp sponge, this highlight looks like it's coming from the skin rather than sitting on the skin. It's very, very beautiful.
  • It looks great as an inner corner highlight as well, although it does take on a slightly darker tone there than it does on the high points of the face.
  • Because of the jelly texture, you can apply it seamlessly with your fingers.

 

Cons:

  • I don't know for sure because I haven't tried using the highlight this way, but it might not apply as well with a brush as it does with a sponge due to the jelly consistency.

Jonteblu Lip Liner — Dark Natural | $5 

 

 

Pros:

  • The color is really pretty. It's a great shade for contouring the lips to look bigger than they are.
  • The pencil is super pigmented.
  • The formula is creamy enough for a smooth application but not so creamy that it's hard to control as you apply.

 

Cons: 

  • No critiques here!


Total value of the October box:
$121
Monthly subscription price: $25


Find more BoxyCharm reviews here and here. Let me know in the comments if you subscribe to BoxyCharm + what your favorite product was in your October box (:

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