BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – November 2014
BoxyCharm is a full-size and deluxe-size makeup and beauty subscription box. When they first started they were featuring drugstore brands like Revlon and L’Oreal, but lately they’ve been using mid-tier and high-end brands. (If you check out my earlier BoxyCharm reviews, you can definitely see the improvement in curation!)
BoxyCharm kindly sent me this box to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription 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: US
Each box comes with a card detailing the products included.
OFRA Cosmetics Pressed Blush in Paradise Pink – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $25 (On sale for $20)
Kevin Murphy Color Bug Temporary Hair Color in Purple – FULL SIZE! Value $20
This blush is pretty highly-pigmented, and also has a good amount of micro-shimmer. I’m not sure if I love the color for my skin tone though.
Every subscriber will get this color bug in either purple, gold or white. I may have given it a try if I had received the gold color, but the purple is a little too bold for me to wear. I’m going to pass this along to my younger cousin who is an awesome hair stylist!
MICA Beauty Cosmetics Eye Primer – FULL SIZE! Value $45
bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Exite – FULL SIZE! Value $15
When I first looked at the info card for the eye primer listing I thought the $44.95 price tag was a typo! This is the most expensive eye primer I’ve ever tried! I just tried it out and so far I’m impressed, but I don’t know if I could justify the price to buy another one once this one is gone!
I’m guessing the bellapierre eye shimmer colors will vary box to box since the color wasn’t mentioned on the info card. I like this white shimmer shade, so I’m happy with my color!
Tarina Tarantino Eyelicity Glitter Liner in Black Diamond – FULL SIZE! Value $16
This liner was easy to apply, it dried quickly, and as soon as it was dry became very smudge proof. I also received a glitter black eye liner pencil from Birchbox in a past month’s box, but I think I prefer this one since it won’t budge once it’s on.
Verdict: With the exception of the color bug hair color, this box was a win for me. (Even though I’m not sure the blush is a good fit for my skin tone, I’m guessing it will be a hit with most subscribers). This box has a value of about $121 – $100 over the cost of the box. BoxyCharm definitely provides an amazing value almost every month.
What did you think of the November 2014 BoxyCharm box?