It’s my favorite time of the month again! My Boxycharm came earlier than expected!
I haven’t been really excited about my Boxycharm in a while. But when I saw the spoilers for this palette I was so excited! It’s summer in Vegas so bring on the colors!
Alamar Reina Del Caribe Eyeshadow Palette ($28): I was so excited about this palette and I still am! The shades look so pigmented! I’m excited to play with these and create some fun summer looks!
There are four metallics and four mattes with this palette. What I really find interesting is that there are pictures of either water droplets or suns next to the shade names. According to my handy information pamphlet, the water droplets signify the shades apply best with a wet brush and the suns signify that the shades apply best with a dry brush. I think that’s a great touch! It’s so simple but it shows that they put some thought into the palette and packaging.
Battington Monroe Silk Lashes($28): So, I have a confession to make: I don’t know how to apply fake lashes. I’ve watched some Youtube videos and failed miserably. I love the way they look, I just can’t apply them to save my life! I’ll have to give it another shot with these.
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream($10): This stuff smells like my friend Alvin. That’s such a weird statement but it’s true. Alvin smells great so I’m not complaining. It’s still weird. Anyway, this is a body cream with guarana, caffeine and mica. Honestly this isn’t a lot of product for body cream, initially I thought it was a face cream. But I’m excited to try it out!
Luxie 3 Piece Flawless Complexion Brush Set($42): These brushes smell like paint. I’m not thrilled about that. Anyway, there are three brushes in this set: a foundation brush, a tapered highlighting brush and a powder brush. The powder brush is really flimsy so I don’t think I’ll use it much. The other brushes are soft but they got quite frayed in the packaging.
Based off of my first impression, these brushes are absolutely not worth $42! I also can’t find them on the Luxie website so maybe they are discontinued? I’ll have to look further into this…
Jonteblu Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil, Dark Brown ($5): I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I don’t like pencil eyeliner. I also don’t wear brown eyeliner. I’ll give it a try, but I’m not thrilled about this product.
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick, Verona ($21): This color looks nice although I do have a lot of colors similar to this. The information palette says that this lipstick is moisturizing. Let’s hope so!
This box totals up to $134! Considering I only payed $21 for it that’s quite a deal! I do not think those brushes are worth $42 by any means, but, hey, I’ll use them.
This is just my first impression of my box! I’ll play with the products and write up reviews in a week or two!
Thank you for reading!