BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – February 2016
BoxyCharm is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. They always provide a great value compared the cost of the box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (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 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.
(This shade is Coral Crush + Hi Beam. The card doesn’t specify the shade, so subscribers may receive one of two shades).
This is one of my favorite items in the box. The blush shade is pretty good for my skin tone – but the highlighter is perfect – very subtle. And the stick application is great for highlighter too. (The formula is paraben-free and made in the USA, too!)
Here are the shades swatched:
This sponge is infused with body wash and designed to last for 14+ uses. It also has a buffer on one side:
I first sampled Spongelle thanks to the June 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box. It works really well, but I’m not sure the scent is for me. (I don’t really mind the scent either. This just means I will use it, but I won’t buy more!)
Shray Moisturizing Ms. Amazing Facial Mask – 1 mask Value $6
I tried this mask out last night and it was refreshing and gentle – all good things! You leave the sheet mask on for 10 minutes, then remove (no need to wash your face after). I didn’t really notice a major difference in my skin, though. It seemed to be the same results I would get from applying a moisturizer.
OFRA Cosmetics Banana Powder Godet – Value $12
Banana powder is new to me! Here are the basics from OFRA:
With a light banana scent, this pressed matte powder is versatile and can be used to:
- Conceal dark circles underneath eyes.
- Set concealer.
- Highlight underneath eyes, the brow bone, the bridge of the nose, the middle of the forehead and the chin.
- Complete your look as a luxury finishing powder.
- Act as a light matte eye shadow shade.
I tried this out for concealing dark circles and it was a no-go. I need a lot of concealer to cover up my undereye dark circles, so I would say this method only works if you really don’t have a lot to cover. I do like the powder for setting concealer and as all over finishing powder, though!
RealTree Perfume – 10 ml (Travel Spray) Value $12
This is a sweet and floral fragrance. I haven’t decided yet if it is too sweet for my tastes!
Freeze 24-7 Anti-aging Eye Serum – 7 ml Value $54
Maybe this eye serum will help me with the dark circles the banana powder can’t cover! This eye serum is $115 for 15 ml, so this is basically half the full-size, and a great way to sample an eye serum long enough to see if it is a miracle before ordering the full size! I tried it for the first time last night and the formula is super lightweight and absorbs almost instantly. Fingers crossed I will see some reduction in dark circles. (This formula is also designed to fight fine lines and wrinkles, and puffiness).
Verdict: This box has a value of about $123! I think that’s a great value for a $21 box. This box feels a little different than other Boxycharm boxes, though. I think that’s because a few of the items don’t fit the “full size” standard I’m used to from this box.
The value is great, though, and I’ll use everything except probably the perfume, so I’m happy!
What do you think of the February 2016 Boxycharm Box?