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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2020

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Mar 19, 2020 | 27 comments

Boxy Charm March 2020 beauty subscription box review

4.3 overall rating
1982 Ratings | 228 Reviews

BoxyCharm is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. They always provide a great value compared to the cost of the box. (If you are a makeup addict – we recommend this box!)

open black boxy box with hot pink lining

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About BoxyCharm

The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm

The Cost: $25 a month. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code CLOSEUP to oFRA Mini Mix Face Palette – $39 value.

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 March 2020 Review

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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.

This review is for box variant #25.

back of info card with item list

Let’s see what I received!


Sutra Beauty Mini Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron – Retail Value $50.00

I have thicker hair so mini-anything in terms of hair tools is just not for me. That aside, this is a really nice little wand! It heats up to 190 degrees and does so really fast! Marne was immediately smitten with this tool and I was thrilled to be able to pass it on to her. She even tried it out in my office and left with such perfect spiraled waves. If you have thinner or normal hair, this is going to be a much better fit for you than it was for me.


Farmacy Beauty Cherry Cleansing Balm, 3.4 fl oz – Retail Value $34.00 (currently sold out)

Who doesn’t love Farmacy’s Green Clean Cleansing Balm? It is one of my favorite balm-style cleansers and magically removes every trace of my makeup when I use it. This is a limited edition cherry version, made in Korea just for BoxyCharm. I am not usually a cherry-scented fan, but I did really love this fragrance. It is like a blend of cherries and almonds and is a delightful pink color. It comes with its own little spoon scoop so you don’t have to dip your fingers inside too, which I greatly appreciate. I like to apply this to a dry face and work it in, then rinse away the makeup and dirt from my day. I have also used this on dry skin and just wiped it away with a cloth if I am in a hurry or away from a sink or shower.


Hank and Henry Beauty Living in Color Palette – Retail Value $27.00

These are the first eyeshadows from this brand I have ever tried, so I am pretty excited about them! I am a little less excited about the chunkiness of the palette itself, but I am willing to overlook that because it is delightfully ’90s! These shades are a mix of shimmers and mattes and lean to the warmer side except for the green, teal, and blue shades. I find that shimmers usually have the better formula in the majority of palettes I review. They just always seem to feel more pigmented and smoother. This was not the case in this palette where the mattes were (in my opinion) a little superior! The shimmers did perform better with a fingertip application, which suits me just fine as I usually apply with fingertips then blend with brushes. The standouts for me were ‘Rosalinda’ and ‘Sultry Sin.’

Top to bottom: Sultry Sin, Foo Sha, Pettycock, Drag Gun Blood, Rosalinda, and Boyz Toy

Top to bottom: Rustiege, La Canela, and Mariana French


Becca Glow Gloss in ‘Camellia’, 5 g – Retail Value $22.00

Becca is one of my favorite brands when it comes to lip products. I have yet to meet one I don’t love! This gloss is kind of one of those hybrid sorts, which feels like a mix of lipstick, lip gloss, and the nourishing elements of a balm. I am really into the cool spring pink shade and find it so easy to just toss on and wear. Becca glosses used to have a super sweet scent which has been replaced with more of a peppermint vibe that doesn’t really tingle but still feels very refreshing on the lips.

I will be wearing this all spring!


Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer in ‘French Lavender’, 3 oz – Retail Value $16.00

Finally, our last item is much appreciated Spongelle! I really love these body wash-infused sponges in my shower and I haven’t had one for a few months. I have even caught Will using these before! This is their classic lavender scent which I have had before and like very much. You can use these exfoliating sponges up to 14 times and I love taking them with me on longer trips so I can avoid the dreaded body wash tube explosion that I have suffered through so many times.

Verdict: My BoxyCharm box has an overall value of $149.00 which is great for a $25 box. Everything was pretty solid this month! I think my favorites would be the Becca lip gloss and the tub of cherry Farmacy balm cleanser. In addition to both being wonderfully useful, there is a springy-pink theme that I am totally feeling right now! I thought the Hank & Henry palette had some great shades and I will certainly use the Spongelle. The curling wand was the only miss for me, but I am always happy to be able to pass on something useful and great to a close friend.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available, but there are variations! These boxes do sell out, so if you love it, hurry.

COUPON: Use code CLOSEUP to oFRA Mini Mix Face Palette – $39 value.

Value Breakdown: At $25.00 for this box, here is approximately what you are paying per product:

  • Sutra Beauty Wand $8.39
  • Farmacy Beauty Balm $5.70
  • Hank & Henry Palette $4.53
  • Becca Lip Gloss $3.69
  • Spongelle Sponge $2.68

Alternatively, the average cost of each of the 5 items is $5.00.

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Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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You know what really bites with March’s box is a few things. I put on my profile that in order of preference I would not want lip products. So what happens? I get 2 lip products in the same box! I could deal with one, but two really Boxycharm?! That doesn’t seem fair! Then there was no products description card with my box and there was greasy residue on the inside, on the inner lid, and on the products. I did send a message about it and they wanted a picture of the ruined item. Well, after I wiped everything off, nothing was really ruined just greased up! Must of been the cleansing balm as the lid was not even all the way on. So technically nothing was ruined, but was a greasy mess. I am so disappointed in March’s box!

Jennifer R

The cherry was totally not for Boxycharm. It was available in Sephora in October. I missed out on getting it in store and was hoping I got it this time around and I did not get it.


After dropping out awhile back due to issues with Boxy Charm like the Flash Sale that didn’t, I decided to try again. I subscribed for February and March. It’s like the selections came from someone’s leftovers in the back seat of their car. They make no sense at all. I didn’t get a ‘card’ with either box – the only thing I have for comparison is what’s shown on MSA’s site and those selections are not in these boxes. I didn’t even receive the right number of items. I have been trying to contact them for 2-3 weeks. I know there’s a lot going on now w/COVID, but eventually if you are out there Boxycharm – I would like my two months of subscription boxes with cards listing the items – not something made up on the fly. I would gladly send these weird things back.


When I didn’t get a card this month, they sent me a link with descriptions and prices. They did respond back to my emails about this and other issues with my box.


They closed my accounts, toke out $26 out of my account twice. And my box was the worst thing ever and no card. I’m so glad I’m done with them, I’m going back to Ipsy.


Just an FYI? The Murad product they sent out is in the old packaging (it changed 2+ years ago) so I’d personally look up a batch number or someway to source when it’s from.

I don’t put it past them at all to send out product from 2 years ago…


I recently re-subscribed and I’m not sure I’m glad that I did. I got murad, Becca lip liner, KVD brow pencil, Chelle tweezers, and the Living in Color palette. I was hoping for the Farmacy but oh well. I guess what I got was pretty diverse so that’s okay. Maybe I’ll like the next box more!


I got the boxycharm palette, farmacy cleansing balm, Becca gloss in foxglove, spongelle in French lavender, and the Murad eye cream. I’m pretty happy with my box. (:


That’s a GREAT box


I got the luxe this month, and while I’m okay w/ the variation I got (Tarte/BC palettes, SDJ creams, pmd, polish, a purple-black LL, Becca glaze stick, and the straws) I still think that the luxe got the short end this month. I genuinely don’t understand why they didn’t put the Farmacy in every box across each tier. You’d think they’d do so since it was specifically made for BC 🤷‍♀️🙄
Oh well, I guess they kept it out to make room for exciting items like invisibobbles, mini creams/polish duos, straws, and ugly hoops.

It really feels like they’re trying to turn the luxe into a more ‘lifestyle’ box like FFF, and I’m not at all here for it.

***QUESTION*** I figure I’ll get a reply quicker from here or Reddit than BC themselves, does anyone know where we can review the luxe only items? They don’t display under the basic box contents to do my reviews on. I’d rather give poor reviews to the filler items than just five star a tarte palette or whatever, you know?
Thx ☺️


The Farmacy was made especially for Boxycharm? Better check those ingredients and country of origin and compare the product sold at Sephora or on Farmacy’s website. If it’s the same as what they sell retail, what would the benefit be of having it made especially for Boxy?


I have no idea, it just said in the above review that it was made for BC 🤷‍♀️

Steph H.

The luxe and base box products are all listed together. I was wondering the same, so I just clicked on March 2020 and they were there.


I received a dark purple becca lip gloss, a kvd highlighter, boxycharm pallet, curling wand and a spongelle. Super disappointed.


I agree. Not a good month for Boxycharm. I received 2 lip items, when I have on my profile that I would like these the least!

Appaloosa Gal

I can’t even review my base items. Every time I tty, it just doesn’t do anything. I’ve tried multiple different computers and devices. I’m about sick of BC. I got a terrible box.

Appaloosa Gal

Nice box. Some of us got a bunch of filler junk. Liners and more liners. No Farmacy or Spongelle for us.


I’m with you. The worst box I’ve ever received in all my years with them. I got murad, 3 liners, and Boxy branded shadow palette. I hope I like the Murad. I only stayed on hoping for the Farmacy. This has to be the lowest RV of any box I’ve gotten from them as well.

Appaloosa Gal

I’m glad you got the Murad. I got that curler. I have waist length hair that I love straight and silky. I got the boxy palette, too. I guess I’ll use the liners in my art…again.


Nice! I unsubscribed a while ago but I would have been happy with this. I am glad to see their basic box has remained solid.


That eyeshadow palette makes think of Taco Bell in the nineties–high school memories!

Megan K.

I totally see it!


Ooo if I could have guaranteed this variation I would have liked it but probably wouldn’t have got that lucky


I, too, do not like cherry scented things (or cherry flavored things), however, with swaps on hold I may just give this balm a try.

My box was fantastic this month! I cancelled the luxe and premium boxes for March and just received the regular box. March is the last month of my 6-month sub (it was only $19 a month) and I was going to cancel but of course they send me a fantastic box to make me reconsider keeping the sub.

Not sure what number box I received as it had no card…
Murad – Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes
Hank & Henry – Living In Color Palette (very surprised how much I like this)
Farmacy – Very Cherry Clean Cleansing Balm
Project Beauty – Hairgurt Almond Honey Intense Repair
VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind – Sparkling Lipgloss – Pink


Hi, I also received the hairgurt mask, have you tried it? I was pissed when I saw it in my box lol but it is amazing!!!!! It makes my hair feel like I went to the salon! It’s only 10$ so I will definitely keep buying 😊.


No, I haven’t tried it yet but glad to hear you like it. I received a hairgurt product a while ago (different product and I think it was banana scented) and I really liked that.

Christa H.


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