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BoxyLuxe Subscription Box Review – September 2018

BoxyCharm is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. Boxyluxe is a new once-a-quarter upgrade option you can add to your existing $21-a-month Boxycharm subscription. So for an additional $28.99, you’ll get the Luxe items, and be paying a total of $49.99 for that quarterly box. 

Since BoxyLuxe is an upgrade to your original subscription, you will be paying your normal subscription amount, $21/month if you have the monthly subscription, plus you will pay for the upgrade, which is $28.99 every March, June, September, and December.

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: BoxyLuxe

The Cost: $49.99 for September, December, March and June boxes, $21 for all other months

The Products: Each box will be valued at over $300. The box will include lifestyle, skincare, beauty, etc.

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out all of our Boxycharm reviews!

Now, on to the items!

PRETTY VULGAR Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $35

Both regular Boxycharm and BoxyLuxe subscribers will receive this item.

This palette includes a mix of mattes and shimmers, mostly brown shades, with some silver and charcoal, too. I found the formulas to blend well, and I was impressed with the pigment, too.

Here are the shades swatched:

(All swatches are one heavy-handed swipe)

The Ojitos Brush Trio by Alamar Cosmetics – $18

Both regular Boxycharm and BoxyLuxe subscribers will receive this item.

This brush set is made with soft, synthetic bristles. The brush on the right is perfect for blending out shadow, the left brush is for getting a close application for lining your lash line with eyeshadow, and the middle brush is perfect for applying shimmery shades.

Girlactik Skin Glow Duo in Moonlight – Retail Value $26

Both regular Boxycharm and BoxyLuxe subscribers will receive this OR Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Tropic Hues 

This highlighter duo is creamy, easy to blend, and I love that you can get a subtle shimmer or a more intense look depending on the application.

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick in Berry Red – Retail Value $19

Both regular Boxycharm and BoxyLuxe subscribers will receive this OR a liquid lipstick from Hank and Henry OR Violet Voss Liquid Lipstick OR Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump.

First, I love that this formula smells like chocolate cake! It’s a highly pigmented liquid lipstick with great staying power. And it dries down to a matte finish.

(Swatched in lower photo.)

OK, now for the items that are exclusive to the BoxyLuxe upgraded box!

tarte Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette – $45

This is one of my favorite items in the box! First, I love the tarte brand (their products are ingredient conscious and the formulas are fantastic). Plus, how gorgeous is this gold metal packaging?

The formulas are chocolate scented! There are 2 matte highlighter shades, 2 matte bronzer shades, and 2 shimmer bronzer shades. The pigment is excellent, so I recommend not going too heavy-handed when first trying it out!

Here are the shades swatched above the Glow Duo and Lipstick:

LUXIE 732 Airbrush Foundation Brush – Retail Value $38

This is my new favorite way to apply foundation! The bristles are densely packed and soft, it really does give an airbrush-like finish!

This is an all-star product discovery for me – I will definitely buy this again in the future.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum – Retail Value $80

BoxyLuxe subscribers will either receive this OR Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer 

This serum is designed to hydrate skin and reduce signs of aging. It’s a lightweight gel with the classic Juice Beauty green apple scent. (It’s very light, based on the comments I’ve read from MSA readers it’s an acquired taste ;), but I like it!) The serum absorbs almost immediately and provides instant hydration. I recommend this one of you are looking for skincare that is both ingredient-conscious and lightweight.

Sol de Janeiro Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil – Retail Value $35

After falling in love with their Bum Bum Cream, and their Samba Foot Fetish Cream, I’ll try anything Sol de Janeiro makes! This glow oil looks super shimmery in the bottle, but it actually goes on pretty subtly when you rub it in. And the scent is amazing! I love this as a body oil to just give a subtle glow to your tan, but you can also use it as a face highlighter, too.

Vintage Cosmetics Hairband – Retail Value $4.99

I use headbands like this every day (either for applying makeup or sheet masks), and this one is equal parts comfortable and cute – I’m happy to have a new one in the rotation!

R+Co High Dive Moisture + Shine Cream – 50 ml Value $9.86

BoxyLuxe subscribers will receive an R+Co product, but there is variation. This is the only non-full size item in the BoxyLuxe offerings.

I love R+Co products – the scents are SO good! This one reminds me a bit of the Ouai signature scent. It’s a lightweight cream that adds a little moisture and shine to damp hair and can work as a leave-in conditioner, too.

Totes A Charmer Totebag – Value $10?

This is a standard canvas tote with Boxy branding – I like it! (I’m also curious to see what other Boxycharm branded items they include in future boxes.)

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water in Centering Citrus – Retail Value $32

This mist works as both a primer and a setting spray post-makeup. I love a multi-use product, and spraying on a primer is so convenient – this is another win for me.

Verdict: The total retail value of this box is $352.85! I think that’s amazing for a $49.99 box! I found a lot of new favorites in the BoxyLuxe additions. (I’m obsessed with that foundation brush!)

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but you can claim a spot for the December BoxyLuxe box by upgrading your Boxycharm subscription in your account section.

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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, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: boxycharm | 16 comments

Comments (16)

  1. Can you go back to making the subject line of the Sizzle, “the Sizzle” or “daily roundup” or something like that? I keep deleting it because the subject line looks like it’s one post, which I have no need to open if I’m reading the Sizzle.


  2. A couple of items weren’t exactly for me and instead of maybe trying them out and then just leaving them in a corner, I gifted them to a coworker who didn’t get the box and ended up waitlisted til December. I still got a great value and made my friend’s day with a gift of two items.

  3. The box is great and value definitely there, but I am glad that I did not even try to get this box. All this product, or similar one, I received in previous BC boxes. I am not even upgrading for December.

  4. Love the box only thing I didn’t like was the Hank and Henry it was red just not my color can’t wait till the December box

  5. That’s a great value box. Too bad they couldn’t plan ahead to let more of us get it. I hope their “lifestyle” items improve or get eliminated.

  6. I got the Hank & Henry and the Laura Geller blush otherwise all the rest the same. I have to say I am really disappointed in the Park Ave Princess. The hi lites suck and the rest is really powdery. I also do not like the Smashbox at all. It makes my eyeliner and mascara smear under my eyes about 30 minutes in. I wish I would have put them both up on swap as I originally intended. I am grateful I got the box but as most things in the makeup world it wasn’t really worth the hype.

  7. Total FOMO since I sat Seotember out. I love Juice Beauty products and use this moisturizer fall winter. I think the headband is so cute.

  8. That Luxie brush has made it to the top of my “best of” boxy products I’ve received yet. Absolutely love it and that tarte bronzing pallete was already my hg! Can’t wait until December!!!

  9. My variation was a little different (Laura Gellar, Hank & Henry, moisturizer , smash box coconut ) but I loved every single item.

  10. I loved my Luxe box for September. I felt really bad how things worked out for a lot of people that wanted it and got waitlisted! I fell in love with that Luxie brush also….I’m hoping they include more of them in the December Luxe box, bc they are too expensive for me to buy otherwise.

  11. WOW!! Must be nice. That’s the best variety ever. I bet it’s nice to get all the good stuff. I can only dream I guess. I always get the opposite of what I want except one time.

  12. If anyone doesn’t want their Lorac lipstick and Luxie brush, I’ll take them off your hands! 😉

  13. Liz I like your variations so much more than mine! There is still plenty to like about this box. The palette is so adorable. I plan to gift it with the set of 3 brushes for Christmas. Tarte and SDJ I will thoroughly enjoy and likely wouldn’t have splurged on for myself. The juice moisturizer is great as a backup.

  14. I’d like to know when they will charge us if we are on the waiting list for December…when I look in my account it says waitlist and prepay. I want to make sure I don’t miss out on a spot in December because I didn’t have funds available for them to charge me for the upgrade.

  15. Wow what a amazing box for beauty lovers. And i am just learning that the upgrade is only every 3 month instead of a monthly box. So smart of Boxy to this and I can’t believe all the goodies thst came in it. Insane!

  16. I’m so upset that I wasn’t able to sign up for this one but hoping December will be good because I’m on a waiting list for that.

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