BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – May 2019
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
BoxyCharm May 2019 Review
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Now, on to the items!
First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Coconut Water Cream, 50 ml – Retail Value $34.00
(This is a variant item. Subscribers will either receive this or GLAMGLOW GENTLEBUBBLE Daily Conditioning Cleanser.)
Is there anything more summer than a coconut water cream? In addition to instantly transporting you to a beach, coconut water has loads of things your skin will adore, like amino acids, electrolytes, and antioxidants. This is going to be a summer sun staple for me because it is instantly cooling and absorbs like a dream. This can be used both day and night but I expect to find it way too light to be a nighttime option for my dry skin, even in warmer weather. Because it absorbed so easily, it was a great base under my foundation and when I lean towards lighter formulas as the days get hotter and hotter I expect this will give a great base under most any BB creams. Speaking of BB and CC creams, I need a new favorite. Anyone have anything they love and would recommend?
Alamar Cosmetics Colorette Blush Trio, 8 g – Retail Value $22.00
(This is a variant item. Subscribers will either receive this in 1 of 3 color options or Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick.)
I am a blush addict and I tend to buy different variations of the same similar shades over and over. I was really pleased with this palette because I received the medium-tan version, which is full of bolder shades than I would initially reach for. This will be great in the summer since all of my older blushes always end up looking a little too pastel once my freckles come out and I get a little warmth. The texture is so ridiculously smooth and there is minimal fallout. They all have a ton of pigment and you can really go super bold with your application, or more light-handed if you lean a little fairer or just like a natural flush. Each has a very subtle shimmer which gives your cheeks a little radiance.
Top to bottom: Seclusion, Isla, and Toasted. These swatches are very heavy!
Ciate London Eye Lustre Creme Eyeshadow in ‘Cupid’, 3 ml – Retail Value $22.00
(I am pretty sure this is a variant item. You can receive a different item or this same item but in the ‘Ice’ shade.)
This liquid shadow is really sparkly! It is in a pinkish lavender base and full of gleaming gold shimmer particles. It is very buildable, though if you blend it out the pink/purple tone disappears and only the gold shimmer is really noticeable. The formula itself feathers out very easily and would be perfect for blending with other shades. For me personally, this is a little too sparkly for everyday wear, though I think with a great lip and a black liner it could be so excellent for a more formal event.
Oryza Beauty Lipgloss, 5 ml – Retail Value $14.99
(This is a variant item.)
I did not like this lipgloss at all. Instead of being a true gloss, it dries down to a slightly tacky matte finish. If I tried more than one coat it got very flaky and really unattractive. If this beautiful blend of champagne and light pink glitter had been a true gloss, I would have been in love! Because I often use products in ways they aren’t designed to be used, I also tried this on my eyelids and liked it so much more there. The dry finish worked much better on my lids than lips and the effect was a very gentle and natural sparkle.
Top: Creme Eyeshadow, lipgloss.
PUR PRO Eyelash Curler – Retail Value $18.00
This is a variant item.
While I would never pay $18 for an eyelash curler, I actually did need one of these since I lost my old rose gold version. I lose tools like this all the time, which is exactly why I don’t like to pay much for them! This curler is very pretty and shines a ton of different colors from its interesting finish. It works as expected, curling my rather straight eyelashes up into a more flattering curve.
Verdict: I can’t say this was my favorite Boxycharm, but it certainly wasn’t bad. I really loved the blush trio, with the bold shades I was missing from my collection and its wonderful vegan formula. The coconut water cream is going to save my skin this summer and I think I might go through it rather fast, especially if I pamper my neck and shoulder with it after catching some rays. The eyelash curlers are not the most exciting item, but I did need a replacement. The lipgloss and eyeshadow were the misses for me this time. I can’t see myself using the eyeshadow often and it didn’t feel very summery like the rest of the box. The gloss was just really off texture-wise, and although I can use it on my lids instead, I have tons of shadows that I like better in similar colors. The retail value of this box is $110.99, which is a great value for a $21.00 box. Boxycharm generally delivers really well in the value department and even with a few misses, this box was still packed in value for me.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! These boxes do sell out though, so hurry.
Value Breakdown: At $21.00 for this box, here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream $6.43
- Alamar Blush Trio $4.16
- Ciate London Eyeshadow $4.16
- ORYZA Gloss $2.84
- PUR Eyelash Curler $3.41
Alternatively, the average cost of each of the 5 items is $4.20.
What do you think of the May 2019 Boxycharm Box? Which variants are you getting?