BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – August 2017
BoxyCharm is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. They always provide a great value compared the cost of the box. (If you are a makeup addict – I HIGHLY recommend this 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 and Canada
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Now, time for the items!
tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette in Volume II – Value $36
(All subscribers will receive this item.)
This is one of my favorite Boxycharm spoilers ever! Full-sized tarte? A palette?? Yes, please!
I love the tarte brand because they are ingredient conscious AND they make some of the best makeup formulas I’ve ever tried. (Lights, Camera, Lashes, is my favorite mascara, ever!)
This palette is gorgeous! And if you steer clear of shimmers for everyday makeup looks, I think you’ll be happy with these subtle shimmers and semi-matte/satin shades! (The shimmery shades have a more subtle, pearl finish.)
In general, the pigment is great throughout, but some shades are easier to blend than others.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
And this box also included a coupon for $10 off your next tarte.com purchase of $60 or more:
Do you have any favorite tarte products you recommend I check out? (Also – if you love tarte as much as I do, check out this spoiler post.)
And with the palette, you also get some makeup look ideas:
Royal & Langnickel Moda Pro Brush Set – Value $26
(All subscribers will receive these brushes.)
The top Pointed Brush (BMX-130) is perfect for applying blush or powder with precision. The Chisel Brush (BMX-250) works for highlighting or contouring. And the Crease Brush (BMX-430) is designed to help define and blend the crease or to buff over your entire lid.
The bristles are soft and densely packed, and the textured matte black diamond handles are great for getting a good grip. This is an impressive brush set!
PUR Pro Eyelashes in Bombshell – Value $14
(Subscribers will receive one of two different PUR eyelashes.)
These lashes are soft, cruelty-free and made from synthetic lashes. I like that these are very light at the ends – they look as natural as fake eyelashes probably can get!
(Also – if you aren’t into gluing on false eyelashes but still want a lash boost, I recommend checking out One Two Lash. It took me a while to get used to applying them, but now I find them much easier to use that glue-on lashes.)
(This item is a variant product for August. Check out all the possible items you might get in the full spoilers Boxycharm post.)
I love a good liquid lipstick, and this color is essentially my dream color. (It’s almost identical to my everyday liquid lip, Stila in Patina.)
The formula has a subtle, sweet flavor, a matte finish, and major pigment. (Swatched in lower photo.)
BellaPierre Gel Eyeliner in Ebony – Value $15
(This is another variant item.)
If you’ve been subscribing to beauty boxes for a while, you might agree with me that it is tough to get excited about a basic black eyeliner. So while I’m not ecstatic about this item in the box, it’s a solid way to round out this month’s assortment.
The formula glides on, the pigment is great, and it is smudge-proof in seconds. Here it is swatched beneath the liquid lip and above the eye shadow palette:
This picture is pretty much all my dream colors on one arm! Everything is so wearable!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $106 As always, the value for Boxycharm is amazing! (And based on the different variation spoilers, this is the lowest-value August box, too.) And honestly, they had me at tarte palette. Everything else is just a fabulous bonus!
I think Boxycharm is a perfect subscription for people who love makeup. You’re going to get a lot of palettes, highlighters, etc., so it’s great if you want to build your collection and try all the things! (If you only need one highlighter/palette in your makeup arsenal, this might not be the best box for you.)
What do you think of the August 2017 Boxycharm Box? What’s your favorite item?