just a tad late… but I always chronicle my beauty buys. I figured I should still share a recap of my unboxing of the Boxycharm 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.
What came in this month’s box?
The September 2019 Boxycharm Unboxing proved to be lackluster and a huge disappointment. In fact, it felt like this month’s box was just full of leftover items or items that no one wanted.
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Becca Hydra Mist Set and Refresh Powder | Retail Value: $29.00, CF
*Technically* I did not receive the Becca Hydra Mist Set and Refresh Powder* as a part of September’s box. Instead, 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. The reviews on this product were polarizing.
[2020 Editor’s Note: I am actively trying to pan this powder in my 20 in 2020 Project Pan. However, I can confirm that this setting powder truly has a fresh, cool, wet-like feel when first applied to the skin.
Unfortunately, within a month and a half of opening the powder, it looses that effect. Therefore, the product needs to be used extremely quickly before losing its effectiveness.]
Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask | Retail Value: $52.00
Despite being a staple in the Sephora Skincare section, I’ve tried very little from Dr. Brandt. Instead, I 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.
[2020 Editor’s Note: The Hydro Biotic Recovering Sleeping Mask is an amazing option for anyone with oily skin who needs a boost of nighttime hydration. However, individuals with dry skin may not find this hydrating enough.]
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator | Retail Value: $26.00, 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 | Retail Value: $19.00
Although MAC Cosmetics makes iconic, high-quality lipsticks, I have no desire to try this lipstick. The shade CB 96 too orange and vibrant for my liking. Additionally, 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 | Retail Value: $27.95, 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.
How would I rate the September 2019 Boxycharm box?
My September 2019 Boxycharm unboxing was entirely disappointing. Excluding the BECCA powder, this box is 3/5 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. If this was my first box, I may have canceled my subscription. However, I intend to keep my subscription for the next four months. Nevertheless, I’m anxious to see how the next couple of 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.
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.0