Hi everyone! I’m back today with my monthly Boxycharm review.
This month’s theme was Faces of the Moon? I don’t know who comes up with these themes, but I think they could’ve done a little better than that.
I’m pardoning the strange name because the box itself was great, and that’s the important part. There was a wide range of products this month, even though the brands themselves are being repeated (which is meh in my opinion).
This is a Cult nail polish in Boneyards. Not only is the name perfect for Halloween, the color is beautiful for fall! It’s a medium stone gray cream polish. It’s also made in California, which is cool. I always appreciate beauty products that are made in the United States. This brand is 5 Free and 100% refundable if you aren’t happy. I’ve yet to try this out but it looks promising. This retails for $12 (aka way more than I would ever spend alone on a nail polish).
This is the Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara. Doucce was featured in a box a couple of months ago with a lipstick. I know that it’s difficult to avoid cycling through brands, but I do wish that they would cycle through good brands. Not that Doucce is crappy, I’d just like a little variety. I’ve tried this mascara once and the brush is HUGE. It’s really big but I really like it. It’s definitely volumizing, but it isn’t any better than standard drug store mascaras. This is especially true considering it costs $24 (yikes).
This is the item I am most excited about! It’s a Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask from Palmetto Derma. I’ve never heard of this brand before but I love a good mask. This brand is certified organic, vegan and cruelty free. I also like that this is a mask you keep on for 30 minutes or longer – perfect for a spa night in. I cannot wait to try this! It retails for $64, too.
This is the Lord & Berry Line Shade Eyeliner in Dark Black. While the pencil applies smoothly and swatches the same way, it’s a basic black pencil. I own about twelve of them and have no need for more. I don’t like that the beauty boxes default to black liners. Either way, it’s a nice basic to have if you don’t already have one (which most people do, especially beauty addicts subscribing to beauty boxes). The formula wears well, but it smudges easily if you have oilier eyelids like I do. Beware about that. This retails for $18 (and I swatched it below).
This last product is definitely my favorite of the box. It’s the Bellapierre Lip and Cheek Stain in Coral. Okay, when I first saw that we were all getting lip/cheek stains in the box this month, I was a little disappointed. The first thing my mind defaults to when I hear those words is Benefit’s Benetint, that watery red, sheer stain. I love Benetint, but I feel like you definitely only need one of those types of products. However, I was pleasantly surprised and totally blown away by the formula. This is much more like a cream blush and it’s super pigmented. It builds easily on the lips to full coverage, and it’s quite moisturizing. The color itself is showing up way orange in the pot; it’s closer to what is swatched. It’s a light coral pink that’s more suited for spring than fall, but I enjoy the formula so much that I don’t mind. I want to buy this in more shades! This retails for $19.99.
Thanks for reading!