“Shine is my favorite color” – Marc Jacobs
Boxycharm’s Glitz & Glam box is here! I think everyone can agree that getting our shine on is the best part of the holidays. The perfect occasion to get creative and express yourself with Christmas sweaters, themed makeup looks and access to the best holiday deals!
Loving the theme of this month’s box for those reasons. They are all products I’ve never tried before and, as you can tell by my swatch, it lets you step out of your comfort zone and try new beauty goodies for a look that’s glammed out! The best part of makeup really. When you discover a lipstick or blush that you never knew you needed. Something that makes your eyes pop just right or a look that gives you random compliments when you least expect them.
The December box is a gorgeous mix of everything we might need for the upcoming holidays: Real Her’s Blush Kit ($32), BelláPierre’s Pro Concealer Palette ($30), Pretty Vulgar’s My Lips Are Sealing Liquid Lipstick in 105 Weeping Willow ($24), Tarte’s Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara ($23) and Crown Brush’s Deluxe Blush Brush ($12)! A total value of $121 for only $20 with the Boxycharm subscription. I’ll take the $20 route thank you very much LOL.
I can already tell you the Pro Concealer Color Correcting Palette will not be used by me. Never been a fan of color correcting and find it’s easier to just invest in a good concealer. That does the trick for me! Otherwise, I am LOVING my first-ever Pretty Vulgar lipstick in Weeping Willow. Been wanting to try this brand for SO long. Not only is it Cruelty-Free, but it’s also Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free and Talc Free! Super high pigment with a creamy metallic finish that feels more like a lightweight gloss than anything. This feels and looks amazing! Cue Snapchat selfie…
Quick thoughts: Love how incredibly soft the blush brush feels. It’s one of those “Am I really feeling a brush or is this just air?” kinda brushes. Sooooo freaking soft! Always been a fan of Tarte’s mascara so brownie points for Boxycharm for including this full-size baby and I’m surprisingly intrigued with these baked blushes from Real Her. They are actually stunning on the skin, specifically lighter complexions because it’s not a super dramatic pop of color more of a flirty pink tint that will make your cheeks look perfectly flushed.
Minus the color-correcting palette, which is really just a personal preference, I give this box a solid B+!