BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – August 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 and Canada
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Now, time for the items!
This palette is so pretty!
I can never have enough matte bronzer, so these two lower shades will get plenty of use. This palette is great for cheek looks and contouring, too. The pigments are great, and all have a matte finish, but the lighter blush has a little sparkle in it. (All shades swatched in lower photo.)
This angled mini brush is great for contouring, and the brush is so soft, too.
Aloette Time Repair Serum – Value $48
This serum is made with organic aloe vera, green tree extracts, and it also has lactic and salicylic acids for exfoliation. It was gentle, absorbed quickly, and gave my skin a smooth finish. The only thing I don’t like about this serum is the fragrance. I wish it was unscented, but this perfume-like scent isn’t too strong.
Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Phantom – Value $10
The packaging plus this shade of red are giving me Minnie Mouse vibes! This is a very bold red – a little goes a long way. I think you could think of this as almost more of a stain and apply it sparingly. (It has major staying power, too). Swatched in photo below.
AmpliMascara Amplifying Mascara Serum – Value $23
This mascara can be used on its own or as part of a two-step process to add mascara fibers at the end of your lashes. I thought this mascara was OK – it provided decent length, and lash separation, so I’d give it a B. I’d really like to try it with the lash fibers, though!
Beauty For Real Shadow Stx in Midnight Marathon – Value $19
This eyeshadow crayon can also work as a liner. And it has MAJOR staying power! (You have about 15 seconds to blend it in before it doesn’t budge.) This bronze shade also has a lot of pigment and shimmer.
And the base comes off to use as a sharpener!
Here it is swatched below with the lipstick, and palette:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $120. As always, the value for Boxycharm is amazing! The lipstick and mascara weren’t big hits for me, but the eye shadow crayon, palette, and serum are big wins!
What do you think of the August 2016 Boxycharm Box?
If you want this box, if you sign up before the end of August, this will be your first box!