We live in a subscription-esque world. Anything you could possibly want or need is available via sub box; from food to makeup to razors – it’s all available with a simple subscribe button and credit card number. I’m no stranger to this world. I’ve had several different subscriptions in the past but the only one that I seem to have held onto is BoxyCharm.
What is BoxyCharm?
BoxyCharm is a monthly makeup subscription box that currently offers a base box, a premium box, and a luxe box. The base box offers 5 full size products ranging from skin care to make up to tools. Premium offers 6-7 and Luxe can have anywhere from 8-10 luxury products.
Also, each month has a different variation. I can only speak on the variations I receive.
How much are we talking?
The base box monthly is going to run you $25. Premium is $35 and then Luxe is $49.99 [but it’s only available every 3 months and replaces your base box – so you’re only adding $24.99 to your bill that month]
The BoxyCharm Value
But the question on everyone’s mind is, “Is it worth it?” If you are a makeup enthusiast, like myself, I fully believe that it is worth it. It forces you out of your comfort zone and you get to try new products and brands that you may have never heard of, or didn’t want to fork over the dough for.
The claim on their site is that base boxes have a minimum of $125 value in products. The minimum value on premium is $250 and $275 for Luxe.
There has yet to be a box that I have received and absolutely hated everything in it. Of course, every once and a while there is a dud product but the others usually make up for what that one lacks.
Every month has a theme. This month is Breaking the Ice. I received variation 2.
Too Faced Cosmetics: Diamond Light Highlighter
This one-of-a-kind highlighter is infused with real crushed diamond powder and light reflecting pearls for a brilliant glow that will have you on planet shimmer. Light up your complexion with pure radiance in a silky powder formula by swirling the dual-tone, opalescent shades together. Create an ethereal, custom glow all its own . Each highlighter is created with our unique marble-pouring technique ensuring no two highlighters will ever look the same – just like a real diamond.
Ace Beauté: Eyeshadow Palette
The Scarlet Dusk palette features 12 colors that are reminiscent of the breathtaking sunsets witnessed in various locations around the world and is a sister palette to our vintage dawn palette. Each color has been carefully milled and pressed to provide the easiest application and the most excellent color pay off.
Wander Beauty: Trip for Two Blush and Bronzer Duo in color Daiquiri/Tulum
Prepare for the perfect getaway with a trip for two. This soft matte blush and bronzer cheek duo blend seamlessly onto skin to deliver a naturally glowing complexion. Add buildable warmth and a flush of color to skin with this long-wearing, sun-kissed duo. Made with a hydrating blend of mango seed butter and sunflower see oil to help soothe and brighten. Enriched with lotus flower and sea buckthorn extract to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Glow Recipe: Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a bouncy, breathable sleeping mask that smoothes and perfects skin overnight. This pillow-proof formula acts as a radiance-boosting face mask, formulated with soothing, amino-acid rich Watermelon Extract, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, and pore refining AHAs that work while you sleep to gently exfoliate and clarify.
Grande Cosmetics: Grandedrama Intense Thickening Mascara
Designed by the maker of cult-favorite GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, Grande Cosmetics introduces the hottest secret weapon for lashes that command attention: GrandeDRAMA Intense Thickening Mascara with Castor Oil. The no-flake, intense black formula works while you wear it, creating unrivaled thickness through key ingredient Castor Oil.
The total value of my January BoxyCharm base box was $153.99! Keep in mind, I only paid $25! To rate this box, I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars. I was really excited to receive the Diamond Highlighter and Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask! I have a few eyeshadow palettes that are comparable to the Ace Beauté one, but it is still a beautiful palette and they do have a lovely formula. The Wander Beauty duo is nice but it’s nothing revolutionary. The only product that fell short for me this month was the mascara. I have tried a similar mascara by Grande Cosmetics and wasn’t blown away; it’s mascara – it’s hard for me to get excited over mascara.
I would, and do, highly recommend BoxyCharm as one of the best, in my personal opinion, makeup subs out there. And believe me, I’ve tried a few.
Do any of you have BoxyCharm? Did you get the same box or a different variation? What are your thoughts? Have you tried any other subscription boxes? If so, what are they? Also, I want to make this into a monthly series. Is that something you would be interested in? Leave a comment down below!
If anyone out there is interested in giving it a go, please feel free to use my referral code.
Don’t forget to follow me on IG and Twitter to see me put these products to the test! @Gritz_and_Glam
Life is hectic. No matter what you do. For me, well, I’m a mom of two young boys living in the countryside, working a full-time job, married to my best friend, and might be slightly makeup obsessed. I’m here to share my experiences, my fears, my dreams, and what little tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.