BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – March 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. Previously these cards detailed the items included, but this month there is just info on a social media contest.
Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris – 10 ml Value $16
This is a fruity/floral fragrance. Not my style, but I’ll pass it along to a friend!
Clark’s Botanicals Anti-Puff Eye Cream – FULL SIZE! Value $87
This is an awesome high-value item to include, but considering how Boxycharm has been having more product variation lately, I would imagine subscribers would not be happy if this isn’t one of the items they receive. (Check out variant options in the last spoiler post).
The irony is that I got the high-priced item in my box, but it actually irritates my skin! I think I just need super gentle skincare products for my under eye area.
Luxie 512 Small Contour Brush – Value $16
Chella Universal Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe – Value $18
These are both great for me! The luxie brush are pretty good quality (I’ve received a few now thanks to subscription boxes). And the Chella Eyebrow Pencil works for my coloring – and I like that the pencil has some wax in the formula too – it helps keep eyebrow hairs in place!
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan in Cocoa Bean – Value $6
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan in Cosmopolitan – Value $6
Since these are just eyeshadow pans, I might end up buying an empty palette from Makeup Geek to hold them. (And then I have an excuse to buy a few more colors, too!)
Here are the shades swatched (with the Chella eyebrow pencil too):
I had heard good things about the Makeup Geek brand, and now I understand why! These shades super pigmented! The cocoa shade is a red/brown matte, and the Cosmopolitan shade is a rose gold shimmer.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $149! I think that’s a great value for a $21 box, but keep in mind the value could be different depending on the items you receive. I really like the Chella, Luxie and Makeup Geek items, so I’m happy with this box, but it feels a little different to me than Boxycharm boxes of 2015.
I noticed this last month too – a few of the items don’t fit the “full size” standard I’m used to from this box. It’s still an amazing value, but I’m just trying to figure out if I need to change my expectations for Boxycharm a little bit!
What do you think of the March 2016 Boxycharm Box?