With this month’s Boxycharm already tried and tested, I’ll go ahead and get into it!
Project Beauty Hairgurt Smoothing Yogurt Shampoo
You know my immediate instinct was to heave a sigh. Then I smelled it. It’s strawberry banana-scented, y’all, and it smells incredible. Like, good enough to eat. I couldn’t try it on my little helper, as her hair had recently been washed, but I used a little on one of my girls, a.k.a., my wigs. I’m hoping the little doesn’t want it so I can keep it myself. She absolutely will want it, but I continue to hope. Because why on earth wouldn’t I want to smell this delicious?
Allegory Story Lip Gloss in Plato’s Cave
I may have found my ideal nude gloss. Plato’s Cave is a warm, pinkish brown that looks nice on me without being too close to my skin tone, so I don’t look washed out or have that Tyrone Biggums flow. 🙂 I like it even without a liner, which is perfect since any gloss requires reapplication throughout the day. If I’m out and about, I don’t like fussing with lip liners and such…ain’t nobody got time for that. This lippie went into my purse immediately, and I whip it out, pop it on, and hop out of the car. I also like that this shade doesn’t look horrible on me as it wears off. It’s extremely comfortable, and it’s not sticky.
OFRA Cosmetics Highlighter in Rodeo Drive
I love OFRA, but I didn’t expect to like this highlighter. I lean toward a pure gold highlighter, but this one is more champagne, and that hint of silver often makes me look ashy. I put some on and was pleasantly surprised to find it’s actually a good fit. The formula itself is good. It’s finely milled but doesn’t settle into my huge pores. I was so pleased that it does so much for my own warmer tone that I nearly bathed in it. I’m often leery of powders, but this ended up being a big yes. A yaaassss, even.
Measurable Difference Concealer Palette
This is another product I wanted to love, but wasn’t impressed by. First, the majority of the shades are much too light for me. Besides that, some of the lighter shades are so thick they’re difficult to blend, and have a somewhat chalky appearance. The darkest color, which would make an ideal contour for me, is greasy. Some of these shades may be blendable, so I’ll try that, but I think I’ll end up giving it to my daughter to play around with. Plus, with her much fairer skin, I believe she’d have better luck with it anyway.
PÜR 3-Piece Contour Blending Sponges
These sponges are pretty meh, and the only thing that’s really special about them is their shape. I don’t find anything notable about its blending capabilities, but the texture is different than others I’ve used. These things are hard. They may be the hardest sponges I’ve ever used. I do like the flat side for contouring, highlighting, and getting into smaller areas, but their odd hardness makes these a pass. These sponges just don’t have much going for them other than the flat edges.
This month, I’m happy with the box, though there were some disappointments. Of the three things I was excited about, only one really wowed me. I love the highlighter, but the concealer palette and blending sponges were a miss. The shampoo and lip gloss were surprise wins for me, though, so I guess it was a push. If you’d like to know more about Boxycharm, you can check it out here.
Did you like anything included in this box? Was there anything that didn’t interest you?
Thanks for reading!