I’ve been a subscriber to Boxycharm for almost a year now. I’m a makeup enthusiast and don’t know how to use half of the products I use, but like to collect them anyway. Most of the stuff I get is swatched and then put in a drawer to never been seen again. sigh. I still think it’s all good because the box is only $21/mo. and the products received are usually valued at over $100 so I can’t quit them. There’s always a waiting list so I’m not going to cancel, then immediately change my mind and have to wait months to start receiving it again. Which is exactly what would happen.
I guess my problem is that along with other makeup I buy every month, I’m running out of storage space. Some people have told me that I should sell the items that I’m not going to use, but I’m not sure about that. I open and swatch everything so wouldn’t be considered used makeup? I’m going to look a little further in to that.
Anyways, January is the month of 1st’s, so I want to start sharing my monthly boxes and there’s no better time to start than January.
All items except maybe one or two will be put away after I swatch them. I really need to learn how to put a full face on, or find something else to do with this makeup. I watch makeup tutorials on YouTube all the time but I’m still clueless lol.
The January 2018 Boxycharm box
The first item is the Crown Pro Glam Metals Palette. As you can see one of the shadows arrived busted. It was a quick fix with some rubbing alcohol, so it’s not a big deal. This is the first time anything in my Box arrived broken. I’m not big on glitter shadows, so this will be put away.
Next in the box was the It Cosmetics Brow Power. Yeah I’m not gonna do anything with this other than swatch it. The only thing I do with my brows is wax strays and that’s it. No drawing on, filling in, shaping… nothing. This is going to the back of the Boxycharm drawer.
Then I received a Girlactik Matte Lip Paint in the color Posh. It’s a beautiful color but I feel it’s a little too light for my skin tone. I’ll wear it but only with a brown lip liner.
There was also a PUR Bronze & Brighten Palette that is also going to go in the drawer. You can probably tell I had fun swatching the gold in the middle. Are these colors suitable for my skin tone? Who knows. I don’t wear bronzer, or highlighter, or even blush. The times I tried I felt like I was venturing into clown territory and it could have been the colors I used. This swatches beautifully, though.
This last one is probably my favorite from this box. I got the Dr. Brandt Luminizer Primer. I’ve loved other Dr. Brandt products I got from this box before, so I’m excited to try this primer. Because of my oily skin, I usually reach for matte primers. This will be my first time trying a luminizing product so we’ll see how it goes. I’m probably still finish my face with a matte powder on just in case.
What to do with makeup I never plan to wear?
Using 2 out of 5 of the items isn’t that bad. I have entire boxes put up with no intention of using them so this is a step up. What would you suggest I do with all of the makeup I won’t be using. Maybe I can do a giveaway for my readers every month?