Disappointing Boxycharm Unboxing| Boxycharm September 2019

Boxycharm September 2019 Box | Violet Voss Essentials Palette, Becca Hydra-Mist, Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Sleeping Mask, Laura Geller Baked Gelato Highlighter, MAC Frost Lipstick, Moda Brushes

I’m just a tad late… but I always chronicle my beauty buys. I figured I should still share a recap of my Boxycharm Unboxing for the September 2019 Boxycharm box.

Believe it or not, the September 2019 Boxycharm actually arrived after my October 2019 box. I’m glad that it did. Keep reading to see what I think of my September 2019 Boxycharm.

Boxycharm Unboxing | Products from the Boxycharm September 2019 Box

The September 2019 Boxycharm Unboxing proved to be lackluster and a huge disappointment. This month’s box seemed to be full of leftover items or items that no one wanted.

Becca Hydra Mist Set and Refresh Powder | $29.00 USD, CF

*Technically* I did not receive the Becca Hydra Mist Set and Refresh Powder as a part of September’s box, but rather this powder was a free goodie I received for signing up for Boxycharm. Supposedly, this powder leaves a fresh, cool feeling on the skin. I’m intrigued by this powder due to the polarizing opinions on the product’s effectiveness and wet-feeling application.

Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask | $52.00 USD

Despite being a staple in the Sephora Skincare section, I’ve tried very little from Dr. Brandt. I tend to gravitate towards clean skincare products as opposed to more clinical sounding skincare brands. However, I was still excited to receive a sleeping mask. This will be handy as the weather gets colder and drier in Boston.

Boxycharm Unboxing | Boxycharm September 2019 | Violet Voss Essentials Palette, Becca Hydra-Mist, Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Sleeping Mask, Laura Geller Baked Gelato Highlighter, MAC Frost Lipstick, Moda Brushes
Boxycharm September 2019 Box

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator | $26.00 USD, CF

The Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators are cult classics in Beauty YouTube circles with Gilded Honey being the most well-loved and iconic of all the shades in the line. In recent years, these highlighters have seemingly fallen from grace as newer releases have captured the hearts of consumers.

At first, I assumed this shade would be too dark for me. After seeing Andrea Matillano swatch Gilded Honey in her recent highlighter declutter, I decided to keep this highlighter. Having tried only one blush from Laura Geller, I intend to try this out.

MAC Cosmetics Lip Frost – CB 96 | $19.00 USD

Although MAC Cosmetics makes iconic, high-quality lipsticks, I have no desire to try this lipstick. Not only is the shade CB 96 too orange and vibrant for my liking, but the finish is not something I’d wear in my everyday life. I can already envision how orange my teeth would look. I am in the process of re-homing this bad boy.

Moreover, I find it odd that I was given this lipstick due to my product preferences. If Boxycharm doesn’t intend to follow their customer’s preferences they should not poll them on what they’d like to receive.

Moda Pro 5pc Deluxe Eye Kit | $27.95 USD, CF

Y’all I was hyped to receive these Moda Brushes because I’m always in need of more makeup brushes and applicators. I own other brushes in this range, and I know I’ll enjoy these new brushes.

Violet Voss Essentials Eyeshadow Palette | $29.00 USD, CF

As crazy as this may sound, I was disappointed to receive the Violet Voss Essentials Eyeshadow Palette. First, I own tons of similar shades in other palettes. Second, I would have preferred to receive the Too Faced Cheek palette that others received in September. Oddly enough, this was sent without an outer box…

I am already in the process of trying to re-home this eyeshadow palette.

Boxycharm Unboxing| Boxycharm September 2019 | Violet Voss Essentials Palette, Becca Hydra-Mist, Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Sleeping Mask, Laura Geller Baked Gelato Highlighter, MAC Frost Lipstick, Moda Brushes
September 2019 Boxycharm

Boxycharm Unboxing | How would I rate the September 2019 Boxycharm box?

My September 2019 Boxycharm unboxing was entirely disappointing. Excluding the BECCA powder, this box is a 2.5/5 stars for me. I don’t intend to keep 2/5 of the items I received.

I’m glad that I did not receive this box first because I may have cancelled my subscription immediately. I intend to keep my subscription for the next four months, but I’m anxious to see how the next couple boxes stack up.

At this point I am worried that I own too much makeup for this type of subscription to be worthwhile for me.

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My October 2019 Boxycharm Unboxing proved to be much better.


What do you think about the September 2019 Boxycharm box? Would you have ranked this differently than me? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

12 thoughts on “Disappointing Boxycharm Unboxing| Boxycharm September 2019

    1. Honestly you’re correct – they really are hit or miss. I’m going to evaluate the whole thing in a few months to see whether it is even worth it in the end.

      Also – I think the color looks more wearable in this photo. In person it looks very bright and very orange lol. 😂

  1. I wish I was able to get a Boxycharm subscription (well I think I could with my shipping method but that would be a bit too expensive I guess…)! I have to admit this one is a bit disappointing, that MAC lipstick would be a no for me too!

  2. The inner cap on my Becca Hydra Mist popped off & the wet feeling is no longer there. The powder still sets my face nicely though, it just doesn’t feel as good as when I first opened it. I haven’t tried much from Dr. Brandt for the same reason as you, cleaner brands appeal to me more, but I got something by them in my Ipsy that I’m excited to try, too. I’ve always wanted to try a sleeping mask– you’ll have to let us know how it works for you.

    MAC’s lipsticks are the best but, not sure I’d be happy with that shade either. What’s the finish like??

    Moda brushes are pretty good & I’m honestly surprised you want to rehome your VV palette. I’ve heard tons of amazing reviews on the formula but, I wanted that Too Faced Cheek Palette, too!!

  3. I’ve tried other sleeping masks from Neutrogena, Origins, and Boscia, so I have high hopes that I’ll like this! They’re really handy for the winter weather when my skin starts to feel too dry.

    The MAC Lipstick is a Frost which is SO not my vibe. Literally, been trying to sell this at a v. steep discount considering it is brand new, but no one wants it. Who wants a shimmery orange metallic lipstick!? lol

    With the Violet Voss palette the colors are pretty and it is def fall vibes, but I just own so many palettes so I know I’d never use this as much as other palettes in my collection.

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