BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2015

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BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2015 Box

BoxyCharm is a full-size and deluxe-size makeup and beauty subscription box. When they first started they were featuring drugstore brands like Revlon and L’Oreal, but lately they’ve been using mid-tier and high-end brands. (If you check out my earlier BoxyCharm reviews, you can definitely see the improvement in curation!)

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm

The Cost: $21 a month

The Products: 5-6 drugstore 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

Check out all of my BoxyCharm reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2015 Info

Each box comes with a card detailing the products included.

BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2015 Revealed

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette – Value $20

This is the spoiler item I was most excited about! (I don’t have a good explanation – but I always am so excited when there is a palette in a subscription box). Boxycharm sent out the first Revealed palette in the December box, and I love having another one! Like the other palette, Revealed 2 has both matte and shimmer shades, and I’m happy with the pigmentation.

BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2015 Ofra

OFRA’s Derma Mineral Powder in “Pink Sapphire” – Value $35

This is a VERY shimmery powder. It’s a light pink, and will work as a highlighter. I’ll have to use it sparingly though – AKA this should last me years!

Vincent Longo Duo Eye Pencil in Brown Orofila/Golden Moss – Value $26

I believe subscribers will either receive an eye pencil duo, a lip pencil duo, or a Model Co lipgloss. I was hoping for the lip liner duo pencil since I have so many eye liners, but this Golden Moss shade is like nothing else in my collection, so I’m happy with it!

BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2015 Coolway

Coolway Smoothing Lotion – Value $24.95

I was surprised to see that this is the full-size version, but it looks like you only need to apply a little at a time. I’ve sampled Coolway hair products before, and I remember being surprised by how well they work, so I look forward to trying this!

Harvey Prince Hello Rollerball – Value $21

I’m in Harvey Prince overload right now thanks to subscription boxes, so I’ll probably end up swapping/gifting this. (I do appreciate Boxycharm sending out a deluxe mini versus a vial sample though!)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $127 – over $100 more than the cost of the box. (I don’t know how Boxycharm does it!) And that’s the value using the $20 price for the palette, not the $40 retail price (since it is always on sale). I’m very impressed with the value, and my favorite items so far are the palette and the eye liner duo pencil.

What do you think of the April 2015 Boxycharm box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Boxycharm Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 30 comments


  1. I still haven’t received even my shipping email!! I am kind of worried 🙁 I was billed and I usually receive my box by now. I even got my Glossybox first which never happens. I hope to get it soon/hope there wasn’t a mishap. Super excited for this box. Loving the Revealed 2 palette- I have almost got it from the Birchbox Shop several times- I am glad I held out! Also I lost my Revealed one we received a few months ago when I stayed at a hotel (so bummed!!!) so I was excited to see the 2 coming. I hope I get the Hello Perfume Scent and not the Signature because I sampled the signature in a Birchbox and hated it. Fingers Crossed

  2. Ok, I am in. I have been eyeballing this one for a while now, but wasn’t sure I could do the price tag. So I cancelled ipsy so I could get this one. Reading the reviews, I tend to like the products more and I like the bigger sizes as well. I already do Birchbox and I love their points system, while ipsy’s points are pretty pointless (haha). Thanks for the review!

  3. LOVE this box! My variations were the stripped blush, jing ai lip crayon in Red Rascal, and the Signature HP scent. I couldn’t be happier with my box!

  4. I’m really happy with my box! I received the OFRA blush stripes instead of the powder and I really like it. When I first saw the spoiler I thought I wanted the powder, but now that I see the blush stripes in person I love them.

    I received the signature Harvey Prince scent rollerball instead, and I love the scent. It may be my favorite item in the box! At first, I was disappointed when I saw Harvey Prince because I have already received some samples in my Birchbox and wasn’t crazy about them, but I love this one. I’m wearing it right now.

    I like the Revealed 2 palette, but I already have way too many eyeshadow palettes so I wasn’t as excited about this as others. I figure I can still add this one to my rotation though, so I’m happy with it.

    The only two items I’m not sure about are the Coolway blow dry lotion and my eye pencil duo. I would be excited about trying the Coolway, but I just found another products I really love and I don’t want to stop using it, so I might trade the Coolway.

    My eye pencil is plum (which looks like a light purple/slightly gray color) and a darker shade of purple. I would be more excited about this, but I received a purple eyeliner pencil in my Glossybox this month, too. I like the purple shades because they make my blue-green eye color pop, but I wear black more and would have loved to receive the black/black glitter duo I hear some people got.

    Regardless, I’m super thrilled with this box. The perfume and the blush make it awesome for me, and everything else is just a bonus.

  5. I love boxycharm subscriptio but they don’t shipp to puerto rico!! Sooo sad

    • *subscription

  6. I loved this months Boxy Charm. I purchased Revealed 2 after receiving Revealed in a previous Boxy Charm but I use it so frequently I’ll gladly take on a back up!
    What I Got
    – Revealed 2 Palette
    -OFRA Illuminating Blushing Strips
    -Vincent Longo Duo Eye pencil in Black
    -Coolway Smoothing Lotion
    -Harvey Prince Mini Roller Signature scent.

    The OFRA blush is so shimmery I’m not sure I will be able to use it. Vincent Longo black eye pencil- eh. I have TONS of black eyeliners. There is one black glitter side and one plain black side. Don’t know how much use I will get out of this. I would have rather received a lipstick or liner for sure.

    I’m so excited about the smoothing lotion. I can always use more! I’m excited other people have good things to say about it! And the Harvey Prince Signature is lovely! I’m super happy to have a rollerball for my handbag!

  7. I signed up for this immediately after seeing the spoiler for the palette! I just received my box today and couldn’t be happier – the palette is beautiful and I love the Ofra Blush Stripes. Instead of the eye pencil/lip gloss, I actually received the Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel in a great red shade – a new brand to me and definitely the color I would pick for myself. Definitely going to stick with Boxycharm now in addition to all the other beauty boxes I subscribe to 🙂

  8. I need this box! It looks so good, and pretty consistent lately.

  9. I seldom wear makeup, and only use organic items, yet every time I see boxycharm spoilers / review I want to sign up…..

    • This is how I feel!

  10. is there still time to order this months box?

    • I’m pretty sure there’s still time because when I signed up, it was late in the month (Feb) and I still got the Feb box. As long as they aren’t sold out (which they aren’t yet), you should be able to get it.

      • Thank you!

  11. I ordered this box when I saw the Coastal Scents Palette spoiler – can’t wait to receive it! Even if I don’t end up liking it, I’ve joined the world of swapping now and I’m sure I can get something good for it…lol 😉

  12. I really loved this box! The palette is wonderful. I love the fragrance, too.

  13. I’m in the minority; I didn’t care for the box. I already have the Revealed 2 palette so wasn’t excited about that. Was hoping for R3 instead, but that will probably come eventually. 🙂 Also, I got Harvey Prince Signature instead of Hello and I don’t like it, would have rather gotten Hello. The lip pencil duo are nice shades but it is not creamy at all — it tugs when applying — and I can’t believe it’s really in the 20 dollar range; it seems drugstore cheap. I can use it under a gloss though and make it work. The pink blush is way too shimmery for me and I have too many blushes as it is (and yet I still subscribe to 8 beauty boxes, who is the fool here? lol). I still love Boxycharm though and can see how this would be a great box for most people.

  14. When I saw the reveals on your blog I ordered my first box and can’t wait to get it. I never expect an entire box to be something I can use but I have enough people who love my extras that they always get used.

    Do I have to sign up again every month or is it automatic?

    • It’s automatic – you’ll have to cancel if you don’t want to receive a box each month. Hope that helps!

  15. After seeing this box, I had to get it. I was about to buy the Hello Harvey Prince rollerball anyway, so I figured for the amazing value whay not just grab this? It showed on their site this box was still available and I’m so excited! I hope I get the perfume and the eyeshadow, everything else can be whatever combination they have and I’ll be happy!

  16. I was thrilled with this box! Boxycharm absolutely amazes me. I enjoy that Harvey Prince scent so I’m happy for a larger sample (Birchbox – Take a HINT! We like these sizes of perfumes!)

    I got the lip liner and I was so excited about that. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten lip liner in a box before and the color of this one is perfect for me.

    I know Boxycharm doesn’t vary much from subscriber to subscriber but I am always left feeling like each box was curated especially for me. That’s a win in my book.

  17. I hated this box! I got the lip liner and it is a ugly unwearable shade of nude! The blush looks cheap and like something an 11year old would wear; just pure shimmer! The only thing I liked was the palette. Glossy box was the winner for me this month: usually I like boxycharm more. I don’t know all my April boxes have seemed lackluster and sub-par this month 🙁 hopefully mizzfit wows me!

  18. My box is scheduled to arrive today – I’m so excited!! This will be first Boxycharm – I actually ordered it specifically to get this box bc I’ve bern wanting the Coastal Scents palette! I haven’t tried any of these other items so I look forward to whatever I get, but kind of hoping for the stripe blush and lip liner…

  19. Definitely my favorite box so far! The palette is beautiful, and I got the eyelibe duo in plum/satin, and both colors are lovely! The satin color is a little stiffer then the plum color, which is my only complaint. The perfume smells SO GOOD! I’m new to boxes, so I’ve never sampled it before. Easily my favorite item in the box. I got the mineral powder, which I wasn’t thrilled about. My make routine isn’t elaborate enough to get any use out of this huge product, except for Halloween. Really wanted the stripey blush. But alas. The cool way lotion I honestly hope doesn’t work for me, because I can’t do 25 bucks for two ounces. Can’t do it. Loved this box as a whole, very fun and springy!

  20. Is this box still available. I meant to order it when they released the Coastal Scents spoiler, but forgot all about it. I’ve been wanting that palette for a while, and if I’m going to pay $20 for it, might as well pay another dollar and get $100 worth a products along with it.

  21. Liz,

    I need to scale down all of my boxes. In your opinion, would your rather receive BoxyCharm, or Birchbox? I love the rewards I get through Birchbox, but BoxyCharm seems to be so much better.

    • I love Birchbox for their rewards, and the brands they feature. (I think I’ve discovered the majority of my favorite new brands through Birchbox). Boxycharm is great for value and for full size items. If I had to pick just one I’d probably pick Birchbox since I’ve been subscribing for so many years and I just love it. But I’d say go with Boxycharm if you’re looking for high value and full size items.

      Hope that helps a little! 🙂

      • Thanks! I just cancelled Love with Food, Good Habit and Nature box, so now I’ll add this one!

  22. I chose Revealed 2 as my palette for a panning project on Our Beauty Talk.

    Oh, my, do I know that palette now. Like the back of my hand. After using it every weekday for the whole year. It took me three months to hit pan on the two lightest shades. I will never use the black.

  23. This was a fantastic Boxycharm, for the palette alone, it has gorgeous colors. I didn’t care for the perfume, I’d rather have Hello again lol. I got the Model Co lipgloss which is what I was hoping for, it’s very pretty, love that gloss anyway. And the Ofra blush which is really shimmery and light.

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