BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – October 2019
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The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm
The Cost: $21 a month. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code SUMMER50 to get 50% off first box.
The Products: 5-6 beauty items that include nail care, skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized).
Ships to: The contiguous US for free, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $5
BoxyCharm October 2019 Review
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Now, on to the items!
Dose of Colors Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Baked Browns’, 1.7 g – Retail Value $32.00
Be still my beating heart! A full matte palette?! It feels like it has been so long. BUT, are these matte shades smooth, highly pigmented, blendable, and chalkiness free? YEP! Though these 5 shades look pretty basic in the palette, I am way into the formula. They are smooth as butter, beautifully pigmented, and blend like a dream. Nine times out of ten I am reaching for a natural matte shadow. Sure, the shimmers and glitters are way more exciting to look at, but these colors are so much more useful for my everyday looks. The ‘Tealight’ shade is also sure perfection on my browbone, adding just the right amount of shimmer-free highlight! Outdoorsy was perfect in my crease, adding a perfect amount of definition for my generally low-maintenance lid look.
Top to bottom: Tealight, Deserted, Outdoorsy, Cherry Wood, and Rock Bottom
Touch in Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm, 1.05 oz – Retail Value $32.00
I was really, really hoping this came in my box and I was giddy when I saw it inside. If you look past all the fun words, this is basically a primer with a dewy finish. I don’t say that to minimize it, but just to hopefully add some clarification as to what exactly it is and how it is used. I have found primers pretty hit and miss, and I have tried a lot of them! This is my absolute favorite I have ever tried! It basically does all the things I was hoping from the other primers I have tried: hydrates my skin, smooths my skin texture, helps my makeup apply like silk, gives it longevity, and adds a dewiness to my skin that I absolutely am obsessed with. Where have you been all my life? I plan on making this a long-term fixture in my routine for sure.
Iconic London Lip Plumping Gloss in ‘Nearly Nude‘, 0.17 fl oz – Retail Value $26.00
As with all nude lip products I receive, I anticipated this being a hard shade for me and prepared to hate it. I was pleasantly proven wrong because the sheerness of this gloss makes it a great choice for my skintone. It does have that familiar plumping tingle, though significantly less than GrandeLips. I did notice that my lips looked a little fuller, but I mainly like this for the shine!
Sheer and oh-so shiny!
Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, 4 fl oz – Retail Value $29.50
This was another item I had my fingers crossed for because I really like a liquid BHA in my routine because it adds just a little more cell turnover and texture improvement to my routine. This stuff is super simple to use too! Simply put some on a cotton round and wipe on your face after cleansing. After it dries, you can apply your normal serum and night cream. I am kind of on exfoliating overload right now because I am combining this with Tretinoin, which is a lot for skin to handle all at once. I have used these products before together and as long as I am waiting 30+ mins between applications, using sunscreen, and consistently applying a great moisturizer, I do just fine. If you have sensitive skin, I highly recommend doing a little research before combining this with your other steps though!
JonteBlu Lip Liner Pencil in ‘Hot Red’, 1.2 g – Retail Value $5.00
Our last item was a little bit of a dud to me, but everything else was so awesome in this box I don’t even care. This is a bright red lip liner in a traditional pencil format. The longevity wasn’t great, though I did love the classic red shade! I would prefer to use this as an all over lip color than a liner.
I did these left-handed, so they aren’t exactly straight!
Verdict: My BoxyCharm box has an overall value of $124.50, which is fantastic for a $21 box. I am truly tickled by my assortment this month. My favorite two items are easily the primer balm and the BHA liquid. I really wanted both and I was so happy to see them inside the box. The brown eyeshadow palette was demure and high quality, and I could easily wear those shades daily. The lip gloss was another pleasant surprise, and it is another shade that I will happily toss into my purse and use quite often. The liner was the only thing I really wasn’t into, but I still feel like this month had a ton of quality and value, and I am more than willing to overlook a $5 liner being a standout.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! These boxes do sell out though, so if you love it, hurry.
COUPON: Use code SUMMER50 to get 50% off first box.
Value Breakdown: At $21.00 for this box, here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- Dose of Color Palette $5.40
- Touch in Sol Balm $5.40
- Iconic London Gloss $4.39
- Paula’s Choice Liquid Exfoliant $4.96
- JonteBlu Lip Liner $0.84
Alternatively, the average cost of each of the 5 items is $4.20.
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What do you think of the September 2019 BoxyCharm Box? Which variants are you getting?