Content: 4 – 5 full-size beauty products from independent and non-independent beauty brands
Price: $21 / monthly | $59 / 3 months | $116 / 6 months | $231 / yearly
The last time I posted about Boxycharm was when I received my first box which was July, see that here, so that means I’m a bit behind. August’s box happened to come towards the end of the month and got caught up in all the personal stuff going on, as did September’s. That means you’re going to see the August, September, and October Boxycharm boxes along with my overall thoughts on the subscription. Just a reminder that Boxycharm sends FULL size products so there won’t be a value chart, just box value. So if you’re wondering what I got and what I thought of the subscription in general, just keep scrolling!
August Boxycharm Box
The August Boxycharm box came with a Moda Pro 3-piece Brush set which I am unable to link to because the Moda Pro brushes don’t release until 2018! There was also a bellápierre Gel Eyeliner in the shade Ebony, this pencil is a little dry but is supposedly water-proof so I guess that’s why. Next there was a pair of Pür Pro Eyelashes in Diva, these are supposed to be 3D lashes to look more real and can be worn up to 30 times! Next is The Beauty Crop GrlPwr Liquid Lipstick in Date Night, I’ve tried The Beauty Crop’s liquid highlighter before but not their liquid lipstick so I’m intrigued…I’m also loving the packaging of this liquid lipstick! The last item in the August Boxycharm was the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Eyeshadow Palette, the shadows in the palette are absolutely gorgeous and I WILL be doing a post dedicated specifically to this palette in the near future!
The August Boxycharm box had a value of $96.95 due to Tarte marking down the price of the Rainforest of the Sea Volume II palette.
September Boxycharm Box
The September Boxycharm box came with a bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush, this is one of the brushes where there is a divet in the center for you to apply product to before applying the brush to the face. This design is supposed to help the product blend better but we’ll have to see after I give it a good test! There was also a MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Lingering, which is a soft-taupe brown according to Ulta and looks like it MIGHT be a good color match. Next was a 2 oz. bottle of Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask and I’m a little torn on this as Sephora only sells a 1 oz. and an 8 oz. bottle of this but it CAN be found on the Briogeo site, however, the 8 oz. is TECHNICALLY the full-size NOT the 2 oz. Anyway, the next item is a Luminous Loose Blush from Studio-Makeup, Studio-Makeup is a brand that has been featured before in Boxycharm and I think this might be an exclusive product for Boxycharm as it isn’t on their site. The lip product in the September Boxycharm box was another ColourPop Liquid Lip, this time I got an Ultra Satin Lip in the shade Mess Around. The last item in the box was ANOTHER full-size eye shadow palette, this time the Pür Soireé Diaries which was fairly new when this was sent!
According to the card, the September Boxycharm had a value of $141, HOWEVER, that is with them saying that the Loose Blush is $35 and the other face products are no where near that price on the Studio-Makeup website. Using the price of the blushes they do have listed the September Boxycharm had a value of $123.00
October Boxycharm Box
For the October Boxycharm box why don’t we start with why everything looks kind of shimmery, the Becca Pressed Highlighter in Prosecco Pop wasn’t packaged in a safe way so it shattered all over the items in my box and my lap when I opened it. What I always wanted, a $38 highlighter on my leggings…I was able to repress it and save some of the product though. The next item in the box was the Dirty Little Secret Eye Crayon in Illusion, this is a pretty pink champagne / rose gold color that I can’t wait to try on my eyes. Next is the Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator which I’ve already reviewed here, this one will be gifted to a fried due to it’s…glowyness. The last two items kind of can go together the first is the Jontéblu Lip Liner in Spice, a light brown shade. The last item and the second of the “pair” is the Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Salty, a pinky nude. These can obviously be worn together or alone.
The October Boycharm box had a value of $135.00
Boxycharm Subscription Review
As you can see from the values, Boxycharm gives you a great value for your money, for me though that isn’t quite enough. If you read the part about September’s box then you saw that I mentioned that the value on the card was not a price that looks like the brand would have sold one of the products at. To go along with that when I contacted Boxycharm about the $38 Becca Highlighter being shattered in my box I was told that they were sold out and they were putting the equivalent of charms in my Boxycharm account for me to use in the shop…a shop that only had two $6 products in it and hadn’t been updated since I’d been subscribed. To me those two things added together are just a bit to shady for me. Others may not feel the same and that is perfectly fine, that’s why subscription boxes are great! Ultimately though I can’t in good conscience recommend Boxycharm.
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