The theme for the October BoxyCharm was alter ego. I thought that this was fun and fitting for the season, considering it is Halloween this month.
If you don’t already know, BoxyCharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that comes with 4-5 full sized products every month. The cost of this box is $21 USD every month for the regular monthly subscription box. Read my general review of the subscription service here. Subscribe to Boxycharm here.
I love receiving masks and little skin care items in my BoxyCharm boxes. Masks are not something I would normally go out of my way to purchase, so receiving them in my BoxyCharm allows me to try different ones. I don’t normally like peel off masks, but I was excited to try this anyways.
I thought that this mask was very innovative and different. It is like a normal black charcoal mask, but the lace masks allow for a deeper cleanse of the skin. I did not enjoy this product simply for the fact that I have a low pain tolerance, and found this extremely painful to remove. I also noticed that the charcoal dried really quickly so the mask did not stick to my forehead. My skin felt really smooth afterwards, but it was very irritated from the mask. I will probably not be using the second mask.
PRICE: $30.00 USD / ~$38.00 CAD
We’ve received a BRIOGEO deep conditioning mask in a previous BoxyCharm, which I thought was okay. I have other hair masks that I liked better. I was excited to give this brand another try, because I had heard a lot of good things about it. Plus a lot of their products are certified green at Sephora, which I love. This product is the mini size.
This hair mask is a leave-in mask that you spray on damp hair after your shower. I immediately knew I loved it, and I plan to purchase the full size product as soon as this runs out. It made my hair feel so soft. My hair tangles really easy, and this product makes it much easier to brush. My hair dried with less frizz and more straight.
PRICE: $16.00 / ~ 20.00 CAD
Mascaras are another product I enjoy receiving in BoxyCharm boxes, because I go through them so often. I always get nervous purchasing mascara from anywhere but the drugstore, because I am really picky. Mascara is definitely one of those products where higher end really doesn’t make much of a difference – in my opinion.
I think this mascara does a really good job of lengthening and separating the lashes. I like the size of the wand applicator, because it really allows you to get to the base of the lashes. As much as I enjoy this mascara, I don’t think I will go out a purchase it when I finish the tube. There are other drugstore mascaras that do just as good a job for less money.
PRICE: $24.00 USD / $32.00 CAD
I was really iffy about receiving a Kat Von D product in my box. I have chosen not to support her brand at this time; however, I decided to put my personal opinion aside and rate the products as is.
I received the colour Bow N Arrow, which is a brown-nude. This colour is right up my alley and something I could see myself wearing often. The formula dries down quickly to a comfortable matte. I actually really like the size of this tube, because it is thinner but longer. My one complaint is that I don’t think it is the most long lasting liquid lipstick out there.
PRICE: $20.00 USD / $24.00 CAD
PUR COSMETICS MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE FACE PALETTE
This face palette comes with highlights, blush toppers, and eye shadows. The colours are beautiful. One complaint I had right off the bat was that there is only one matte shade of the 6 eye shadows.
Out of the highlight and blush toppers, I really only can see myself using Twilight. The eye shadows are creamy, and pigmented. The matte shade sneak peak is a nice deep brown. It is blendable and not patchy. The shimmers are beautiful when applied with a wet brush or finger. I can definitely see myself reaching for this palette when I need a pop of shimmer. This palette wasn’t really designed to create a whole look, so it’s not good for everyday.
PRICE: $38.00 USD/ ~ 50.00 CAD
Overall I was pretty happy with the October 2018 BoxyCharm. There were no duds in this box for me! Even though I was not a fan of the lace peel off mask, I like that I was able to try it. The total value of this months box was $128.00 USD (approximately $164.00 CAD)! You really can’t go wrong with BoxyCharm.
Did you enjoy all the products in this months box? Until next time XX