Review: BoxyCharm July 2017 Cutie Pie Box

This is my first ever box from BoxyCharm and I love that you get 5 full size beauty products for $21 a month!
This month the theme of the box is "Cutie Pie."
I've learned that different "charmers" as we subscribers are called, get different variations of the box based on your preferences and skin types or tones.
In my box I received:

  1. Electric Eyes palette by Blinc- retails at $45
  2. Ultra-Matte Lip Hello Kitty by ColourPop in shade "lockdiary"-retails at $6
  3. Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo by bareMinerals- retails at $32
  4. Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil by WinkyLux- retails at $12
  5. Spray. Set. Go. Makeup Setting Spray by Project Beauty- retails at $32

Total value of July box: $127!

Electric Eyes Palette

This palette contains 5 silky and highly pigmented jewel toned eyeshadows.

As you can see from the photo, each color is a metallic and a little goes a very long way. These swatches were done with only a small amount applied to a cotton swab!

Ultra Matte Lip

I love the Hello Kitty design on the tube! The dark berry shade of this is very very pigmented so if you are wanting a dramatic lip, then this is for you. For me since I usually prefer a nude lip, I will save this for special occasions.

I love that the product goes on smoothly and streak free and that it dries quickly. Also I tested the "kissproofness" and after drying it doesn't transfer.

Setting Spray

This is my first encounter with a setting spray. I never fancied the idea of spraying my face after so carefully applying my makeup but I see alot of people swearing by this. At first I sprayed it a little too close, which you are ideally supposed to spray at an arm's length to be a fine misting. I think I need to get used to this still.

Eyebrow Pencil

This eye pencil is a duo pencil and spoolie brush. The pencil part is retractable and I like the universal shade of it because I have such a hard time finding my perfect match. I have been using the NYX Push Up Bra pencil and highlighting pencil and Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade in Taupe everyday. Here's the look I achieved with this pencil

I think its pretty simple to apply and it goes on light enough that you can erase any mistakes.

Translucent Powder Duo

I am really fawning over this bareMinerals powder set for setting my makeup. To me it's better than the setting spray! I have been using the matte powder for setting my makeup under my eyes and the glow side on my forehead and bridge of nose. I feel like it does a wonderful job at controlling oil and shine.

Overall I am a very happy charmer this month! I heard that their usual waitlist is open this month to anyone who wants to sign up too. I was on the waitlist for about three weeks when I signed up.

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