BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – April 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 items included. (Last month’s card didn’t include product info, but it looks like they are back to normal now.)
Pur-lisse Daily Lip Nourisher – Value $16
This lip balm is paraben and petroleum free, and it is high shine! If you are looking for a glossy look without any stickiness, this is perfect!
(Good to know for swaps – inner foil seal).
This hand cream is free of parabens, artificial colors, petroleum, etc. The hand cream took a second to absorb, but as soon as it absorbed it felt great – no greasiness.
The scent wasn’t what I was expecting for a beach scent, but I like it. (I was expecting something with a coconut, suntan lotion vibe, but this is more of a sea salt scent.)
OFRA Long Lasting Lipstick in Honolulu – Value $19.90
(Colors will vary)
This is a very long lasting liquid lipstick – AKA tricky to remove when I try it on and see it is way too dark for my lips! The pigment is great (swatched below), and the finish is matte, but not drying. And it smells like cupcakes! So – the formula is great, but the color isn’t for me.
YourMinerals Eyeshadow in Brown Hypnotic – Value $23
(Colors will vary)
While the lip color wasn’t a hit for me, this eyeshadow shade is perfect! It has great pigmentation, and a subtle shimmer. Swatched here:
Blinc Black Lash Primer – Value $26
I have tried the Blinc mascara before, and I prefer regular mascara formulas. The Blinc mascara creates “tubes” around your lashes instead of just coating them. So, I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by this primer, but it is awesome! It is not a tube formula, and it coats and lengthens lashes without any clumping issues. It is actually enough to wear on its own, but I paired it with mascara and really like the results.
Verdict: When I first saw the spoilers for this box, nothing really excited me, but I definitely like the box a lot more now that I’ve tried all the products. The lash primer and eye shadow are my new favorites, and the Pur-Lisse lip gloss and the hand cream are great staples. The only thing I won’t use is the OFRA lipstick. The value of this box is about $109 – amazing for a $21 box. And I’m happy that everything is full size again this month. (The past two months have included some single pan items that didn’t feel full-size to me.)
What do you think of the April 2016 Boxycharm Box?