BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – May 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.
Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Pistache – FULL SIZE! Value $10.50
This is a 5-free, cruelty free, and vegan nail polish! This pale mint green creme shade is gorgeous, too.
Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence Deluxe Mini Sprayer – .3 oz Value $19.50
Boxycharm has sent out fragrance from Catherine Malandrino before, so I would have preferred a different brand of perfume (or a non-perfume item), but at least this is a 6 item box!
Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner in Queensland – FULL SIZE! Value $21
This double sided eyeliner has a liquid eyeliner pen on one end, and pencil on the other. I was expecting the color to be the same for both shades, but the liquid liner is actually a lighter shade of teal. (Both are swatched in photo at the end of the review.)
The reviews of this product on the Pur Minerals site aren’t good – the main issues identified: the liquid liner drying out, and the pencil breaking too easily. I’ve only been using it for a day, so I can’t comment on that part yet.
Starlooks Ultra Longwear Mechanical Lip Pencil – FULL SIZE! Value $19.50
I like the color of this liner and it has impressive staying power. (Swatched in a lower photo.) When I twisted the pencil up all the way it is only about 1 inch of lip pencil, so I’m wondering if this is the standard amount in Starlooks lip pencils, or if that’s just for this Boxycharm lip pencil edition?
Makeup Geek Blush in XOXO – FULL SIZE! Value $15
(Shades will vary). First, I’m so glad this came in a compact and not in a pan! (Lately, Boxycharm has been sending out pan-only makeup.) And second, yay for getting to try another full-size Makeup Geek item! The pigment on this blush is great – I’m starting to understand why so many people are obsessed with this brand! (Swatched below.)
The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel – FULL SIZE! Value $20
I’m not too particular when it comes to eye brow gels. As long as they provide hold, I’m happy – and this one fits the bill!
Here are the swatches from this box.
Liquid Liner, Pencil Liner, Lip Liner, Blush:
Verdict: The value of this box is about $105 – amazing for a $21 box. I’ll use everything in this box except the perfume, so the value is great for me. My favorite items this month are the blush and nail polish.
What do you think of the May 2016 Boxycharm Box?