Hello and welcome back, Beauties! In today’s Review Roundup, we are going to take a look at the products from my November Boxycharm and discuss what was awesome, and what wasn’t.
I’ve already pretty much told you guys how I feel about a few of the products I received this month in my Boxycharm, but I wanted to do a dedicated post for the box, as this will be something I do every month when I get my Boxycharm. I’ll do one post to show what I got, and then a follow-up to let you know if the box was Regular Girl Approved.
Enough preamble, let’s get into it!
As I told you in my unboxing post, this month’s box came with some great brands and was valued at $120. Let’s take a look at each product and see if they were great or not my cup of tea.
My favorite item from the box this month was the Kitten palette by Winky Lux ($25 at Ulta). The pigmentation was great and I didn’t have any issues with blending the shadows out. I couldn’t stop reaching for it this month, which says a lot for someone like me that is always trying out new stuff. Now, as much as I like the palette, I’m not sure I would pay $25 for it. Not because it isn’t worth it or anything, but I can get a palette of the same, or better, quality for less money. At the end of the day, this palette is Regular Girl Approved and I recommend it for sure. If you can get it while Ulta is having a sale, DEFINITELY pick it up.
The next item that I really enjoyed from this month’s box is the Luxie Beauty Quad Eye Travel Set, valued at $32. I think this is an exclusive collab with Boxycharm, so you can’t get it from the Luxie website. However, if you have never tried Luxie brushes, I definitely recommend them. This was my first time using any of their brushes, and I must say that I really liked them. Since I’m someone that typically does their eye makeup at work (I’ve told y’all before that I would rather sleep as long as possible than wake up early to complete my beat), these are perfect for me. I can throw them in my makeup bag and go. The bristles are super soft and blend my shadows out like a dream. The handles are a little shorter than I prefer, but I didn’t find that to cause me difficulty when using them. These are definitely Regular Girl Approved, and I’m definitely going to get some full sized brushes from them in the future.
I’ve only used the CoverFX Illuminating Setting Spray, $31 at Sephora, once. I just am not a huge setting spray person, especially illuminating ones since I have historically oily skin. If you’re someone that enjoys setting spray, you may like this more than I do. It’s not a bad product per say, it just isn’t something I’m drawn to. I can say that the mist isn’t super aggressive, which is nice, but make sure you shake it up super well so that the little illuminating particles in there mix. If you don’t, you’re gonna have little spots on your face. So, I can’t say if this is Regular Girl Approved or not, because I just wasn’t into it enough to thoroughly test it.
The last two items we got this month are a lipstick from Laqa & Co., $17, and three lip masks from KNC Beauty. I didn’t like either of these. The Cloud Lips Lipstick from Laqa & Co. just didn’t work well for me at all. It applied with an okay amount of pigmentation to it, but it wasn’t as full coverage as I like my lipsticks to be. I found that, although it is said to be a creamy formula, it tugs when you’re putting it on and is a little dry.
As for the lip masks, I just don’t see the purpose of them. You don’t get lasting results from them. I didn’t feel like my lips were super hydrated, and they definitely didn’t give me any plumping. Yes, I already have full lips so I don’t really need any plumping, but if a product claims to do that, I expect to see results. Also, these lip masks are super slimy and hard to wear. They were just a mess. I definitely do not recommend these or the lipstick. Very much NOT Regular Girl Approved.
Out of the five products I got this month, I highly enjoyed and recommend two, the eyeshadow palette and the brushes. The setting spray is a draw since I’m just not into setting spray, and I definitely didn’t like the lipstick or the lip masks. I wouldn’t call this box a bust though, since the two products I love combined are worth more than the $21 I paid for the box.
Did you guys get a box this month? If so, what did you think of the products you got? Let me know in the comments.
Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo