I’ve written about Boxycharm’s subscription many times and have determined that this is the one sub service that I can easily recommend to readers and friends. For $21 per month you receive full size products that are almost always cosmetics. This month’s box has a value of $119 so even if I don’t use 100% of it myself, I’m still ahead of the game.
The only non-cosmetic item is BRIGEO BLOW DRY PERFECTION HEAT PROTECTANT ($24, 4 OZ). This will be sent to a close friend who absolutely adores Brigeo products and will be thrilled to receive this. It’s a weightless blow-dry finishing and heat protectant cream. Brigeo is a well loved brand in part because they contain no sulfates, silicones or parabens. I consider it very fragranced although I doubt others would. But I pick and choose my battles when it comes to fragranced products and this one isn’t winning my nose over. It sounds great though since it smooths hair, tames frizz, and enhances shine.
My favorite product is from a brand that is new to me: IBY BEAUTY. I’m always overjoyed when Boxycharm has eyeshadows in their boxes. Some of my most used palettes have come from Boxycharm. This full size palette, $19) is their Three’s Company Trio Eye Shadow palette and contains perfect fall shades: a shimmery highlighter, a metallic burnished copper, and a basic brown matte shade. It will be easy to do an eye look with these three plus they are a nice addition to my (not so) small eyeshadow collection. I haven’t used this yet because of a health problem but once I’m back to makeup, this goes on.
To help apply the eyeshadows is a trio of full size LUXIE BEAUTY EYE BLENDER BRUSHES. I’ve received a pretty pink brush from Luxie previously and have always liked them because they are super soft and cruelty free. This time they’ve collaborated with Boxycharm to bring us this collection of blending brushes ($36). With three brushes each can do their own job of blending and buffing. The 229 is going to help me the most since it’s sturdy and reminds me a little of MAC 217.
It’s not fall without a matte lip paint this year and that’s been fulfilled by STARLOOKS ULTRA MATTE LIP PAINT in PIQUANT ($19). There are 4 available shades with Piquant being the most mauve of the bunch. This will be rehomed in a future giveaway since I’m so picky about lip shades. It looks beautiful though.
Last is a product I’d never have bought for myself but that I really appreciate having, TEMPTU S/B BRONZE SHIMMER BRONZER ($29.50). A tiny drop mixed into moisturizer or liquid foundation will give just enough glow and come in handy on my ghostliest days. For me it’s the perfect way to add bronze since I’m just not adept enough with a powder bronzer. This will last me for the rest of my life probably.