BoxyLuxe Subscription Box Review – December 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
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Now, on to the items!
VIOLET VOSS HG – PRO Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $45
This is one of my favorite palettes of 2018! Great pigment, warm colors, a mix of shimmers + mattes, and the formula is easy to blend, too!
Plus there are just so many shades! (Two wrists worth!)
Here are the shades swatched:
Wander Beauty Wanderess Dusk to Dawn Palette – Retail Value $26
This palette includes three pressed powder shades that can function as both blush/bronzer/highlighter and as eyeshadow.
All shades have some subtle shimmer to them, but the City Lights shade has the most sparkle. Here are all the shades swatched:
I found them easy to blend, and perfect for a travel-friendly blush/highlighter palette.
And the last swatch on my wrist is this next item:
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Instafamous – Retail Value $20
This sheer lip gloss has a high shine and lots of holographic shimmer – it’s gorgeous! I love this as a lip topper over my liquid lipstick, and I have to give it bonus points for the cupcake scent!
LUXIE Rose Gold Complete Face Brush Set – Retail Value $65
All BoxyLuxe subscribers will receive this item.
I love Luxie brushes and I always need new makeup brushes, so this is hands down one of my favorite items in the box!
532 Round Top Blender
This brush is densely packed and slightly rounded so it’s perfect for applying foundation.
522 Tapered Highlighting
This brush is ideal for applying highlighter and not overdoing it – it’s less densely packed.
680 Pro Precision
Another densely packed brush that gives you more precision than the general foundation brush. This can be for getting more control in hard to reach areas of your face, of for contouring.
229 Tapered Blending
This is great for blending out your crease.
213 Eye Shading
This brush is ideal for precise eyeshadow application.
221 Flat Definer
You can use this brush for applying eyeliner, and I love it for matching the eyeshadow on your lid to your lash line.
201 Brow and Lash Spoolie
Pretty self-explanatory – designed for brushing out brows and separating lashes.
160 Lip Brush
Lastly, we have this lip brush that has it’s own case that turns into the handle when in use.
Crimes of Beauty GLAM AF Wristlet (+ Charger) – Retail Value $22.50
All BoxyLuxe subscribers will receive this item.
This wristlet features a zip closer, one inner open pocket, and a fabric lining. Here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:
And this wristlet is part of a set. It also includes this phone charger:
This works for both Android and iPhone devices.
FYI – there have been reported issues with this charger. (You can get a replacement battery here.)
PYT Mini Straightener – Retail Value $75
All BoxyLuxe subscribers could pick between this item or a SUVA palette.
This mini straightener comes with a little case, too:
Inside is the cutest little straightener!
There are .5 inch ceramic plates that heat up to 400 degrees F. (There are no heat control settings though – you just get one temperature.)
This measures about 6 inches long – so it’s small enough to fit into a purse/backpack. Great for travel, touch ups, etc.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – Retail Value $88.40
This cream is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve hydration and firm skin.
Elemis is a quality + pricey skincare brand, so I was happy to see this included in the box! The cream absorbs almost immediately with a smooth, matte finish. The scent lingered a bit for me, but I didn’t mind it, and I love how this makes my skin feel.
Grande Mascara Lash Boosting Formula – Retail Value $25
I’ve sampled this mascara before, and it’s not my favorite. It gave my lashes good length + definition but lacked volume. (And if I’m wearing mascara, I want major lashes!)
Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer in Blossom Bliss – Retail Value $20
If you aren’t already familiar Spongelle Sponges, they are pretty amazing. They are infused with body wash, and the sponge is firmer than your typical bath pouf, so you get exfoliation added in, as well. (And this sponge should last you for about 14 washes!) They are pretty scented too, so they make your whole bathroom smell good!
Verdict: The total retail value of this box is $386.90! I think that’s amazing for a $49.99 box! I love that Boxycharm included a full brush set too! Just about every item in this box is a win, so I’m very happy with the value.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but you can claim a spot for the March BoxyLuxe box by upgrading your Boxycharm subscription in your account section.
What do you think of the December 2018 BoxyLuxe Box?