BoxyCharm Beauty Subscription Box Review – October 2015
BoxyCharm is a full-size and deluxe-size makeup and beauty subscription 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 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
Each box comes with a card detailing the products included.
(Good to know for swaps – sealed with foil).
Normally if a mask takes more than 10 minutes, I’m not in a rush to try it. This one takes 15-30 minutes, but as soon as I opened it up and smelled it, I had to try it! I can’t place exactly what the scent reminds me of, but it is a clean/refreshing/natural scent.
With this mask, you apply a thin layer, and it somewhat dries when you leave it on. (It is not the type of drying mask that you can feel tightening your skin).
It felt very gentle/refreshing when on, and then to remove it, I used a damp washcloth in circular motions to get the benefits of the exfoliant as well. My skin felt very soft and smooth after removing it, but my skin was also a little red for 20+ minutes after I took the mask off. The formula is made with natural and organic ingredients, (and nothing I noticed as a red flag), so I’m not sure what caused my skin to react that way!
Doucce Punk Volumizing Mascara – Value $24
This mascara has a seriously big brush/wand. I wasn’t a huge fan since it made it more difficult to get the mascara right on the lash line. The formula is pretty good – it added length and volume without any clumping. The volume and length wasn’t as good as my tarte mascara though, so I’d give this one a B grade.
Lord and Berry Line Shade Eyeliner in Dark Black – Value $18
Black eyeliners aren’t the most exciting thing to get a subscription box, but this one does its job! It goes on smoothly and stays put (with primer). (Swatched below).
Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain in Coral – Value $20
(The info card does not specify color, so subscribers may receive the pink variant as well).
This stain works best for me as a cheek stain. (The coloring isn’t what I want in a lip stain). I found it pretty easy to blend, and the formula is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. (Swatched below).
I love a good neutral nail polish, and the boneyards color is perfect for Halloween!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $138! I don’t know how Boxycharm delivers such amazing value boxes each month, but I’m always impressed! I like the mix of makeup, skincare and nail polish this month too.
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