BoxyCharm Review – Makeup Subscription Box – August 2013
A few months ago, I posted about BoxyCharm – a new beauty subscription box that looked like the drugstore-brand version of GlossyBox. They reached out to me and offered to send me this box to review. BoxyCharm has been on my list of boxes to try, so I jumped at the chance!
FYI – the products that are included in BoxyCharm may not always be from the current season:
Dear Boxycharm subscribers and followers,
We would like to give you a little history about our company. We purchase our products from third party vendors, not directly from the brands. Some items may not be available in stores as they may have been from last season or with different packaging. We intentionally started this company with a new approach than other subscription boxes; to provide full size items from well known and popular brands. We hand select every item from our warehouse to assure that you receive popular and loved items. if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at email@example.com
(I pulled that from their facebook page).
The Box: BoxyCharm
The Cost: $21 a month
The Products: 5-6 drugstore beauty items that will include nail care, skin care, makeup, haircare, fragrance and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized).
Ships to: 48 continental US states
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Lumizing Face Primer – Value $9.99
L’Oreal Color Riche Nail Lingerie – Value $8.95
These nail stickers are a very interesting idea – they are mostly transparent with a golden “netting.” I like that you can use these over bare nails or mix it up and try them over different colors.
L’Oreal Nail Polish in Pink Shells – Value $5.99
Revlon Diamond Lust Eye Shadow in Starry Pink – Value $4.99
This eyeshadow is the most beautiful pale-sparkly pink color. It also gets great reviews at Ulta.
Verdict: This box has a value of over $45 – more than double the $21 cost, I’m impressed! I also like that everything in the box was full-sized! When I was looking up prices for the items, I would say at least half of the makeup is still available for sale at stores like Ulta and drugstore.com, however some were definitely discontinued and only available on amazon, ebay, etc. This is not to say the makeup is expired, it just may be difficult to find more of a product if you fall in love with it! If you are looking for a high-value drugstore makeup subscription box, and are OK with a few products being discontinued, I definitely recommend BoxyCharm. What do you think of this subscription?