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BoxyCharm May 2020 FULL Spoilers!

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ByMSAMay 7, 2020 | 151 comments

BoxyCharm November 2019 beauty and makeup subscription box review

BoxyCharm
4.3 overall rating
1986 Ratings | 232 Reviews

We have full spoilers for one variation of the May 2020 BoxyCharm base box!

Here’s one variation of the May box:

Here’s are some of the items you may receive in your May box:

 

The choice items for May were:

 

 

What do you think of the spoilers?

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Use this link and coupon code NET6POPUP to get a $6 coupon to shop the PopUp in May when you sign up for a subscription!

If you haven’t signed up for this box yet, the regular Boxycharm box is $25 a month.

Check out our reviews of Boxycharm to learn more!

BoxyCharm ($25 per month) is one of the most popular beauty subscription boxes that we review, with lots of loyal customers. They promise 4-5 full-size beauty products each month from a variety of both indie and established brands, with a total retail value of over $100 in every box. The beauty item... read more.
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151 comments

Sarah

Anyone else not get there May box yet? (Who has been a monthly subscriber for some time now)

Brittany

Just got my May box. I am horrified, and this is my first ever box from them.

I received two items that weren’t even on the list of possibilities for the May base box. One is a beauty oil from Wander Beauty and the other was a PÜR Cosmetics contour palette with two dark chocolate brown contour shades and two chalky highlights. I’ll never be able to use that! And I received the two pack of Deborah Lippmann nail polishes that are in colors meant for a 4 year old girl, pink and juvenile looking. I received the English Laundry perfume which smells like a nursing home, and it was partially exploded so the cap was full of perfume. The only redeeming product is the Murad eye cream. The items were clearly thrown in the box because some were in the protective foam and the rest was freely bouncing around in the box. So unbelievably disappointed.

Kathy

Yep, I received an email telling me if I resubscribed I could choose an item in my June box so I resubscribed and when I got no choice they said the word “June” in the email was a typo (lie /typo, potato/ po-tat-o). This was about the 27th of May so I wasn’t even wanting the May box, I can see the online insert is showing the exact awful items listed in the comment above with the nail polish, perfume, face oil, pur contour etc. Brutal. I want to love boxy but some stuff is so shady and that box is bad. Everyone ranting about a bad May box has got nothing on this variation, it doesn’t even contain any of the may box sneak peek items. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Steph H.

I finally received my box. It was listed as being 1.6 lbs. and I received variation 4♡. I’m happy about the items I received this month. Every product will be used.

Glamglow Berryglow Probiotic Recovery Face Mask – My choice.

Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette – Haven’t tried it out yet but I do like that it’s a nice neutral palette for casual days.

Trestique Cover + Concealer Crayon in Porcelain – Seems to be the perfect shade for me.

Appeal Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Chic – This is the first lipstick I have received from Boxycharm that is actually wearable for me! I love it. It’ll definitely be used.

Tarte Micellar Magic – I wanted to try this. So far it hasn’t burned my sensitive eyes like most do.

Apricot

I received my May base box today and I totally love it! I chose the glamglow mask and my box weighed 1.60 lbs. I received variation #9:

Glamglow Berryglow Probiotic Recovery Face Mask – this looked so much bigger in the pictures but it’s fine, masks always seem to last me forever.

Violet Voss Essentials Palette – Yes! I saw some people got this and it was my top, secret box wish.

Trestique Cover + Concealer Crayon – Another yes. I really wanted to try this but wouldn’t have bought it because I already own a bunch of concealers and they work all about the same over my fine lines/eye area. I received it in ‘light’ which is the right color, yay, Boxy!

Seraphine Botanicals Whimsical Wisteria Conditioning Lip Polish – I had no idea this was an option. I would have loved a lip gloss but since getting a good lip shade from Boxy is like winning the lottery, this is better and will definitely get used plus, SB’s stuff is always cute looking.

Tarte Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser – Another big yay! I wanted to try this but it is another item I wouldn’t have bought myself since I already have multiple micellar waters and infinite cleansers in my stash to work through. But am I happy to get it in a sub box? Heck ya!

I wanted share because I’m super happy and I don’t only want to come to MSA threads to complain. And just fyi, I am not an influencer. Huggs all. And, may the sub box odds be ever in your favor. <3

CT

Box Twins and I loved the box variation also 🙂

I just got my box today! I usually would get my Boxy boxes within the first two weeks of the month, but the current situation has put a delay until the last bit of the month. I don’t mind as long as everyone is staying safe 🙂

Apricot

Yes, a lot of slow-ups it seems, understandably. Definitely want everyone to stay safe too but also anxious for things to get back to normal-ish. I wonder how long the economy can sustain in this unprecedented limbo. Hoping for the best..

Verushka

I’ve been a subscriber for 3 years and this was the worst box so far. I got:

– elemis pads (my choice and the only decent item)
– some ridiculously priced wipes (could buy similar pack for like 3 bucks in tjmaxx; also I use wipes for hand swatches only)
– bar soap (really?)
– extremely cheapo looking eyeshadow palette with the most boring shades selection from the brand I’ve never heard of (and it also has smears on the couple of shadows)
– trestique concealer that is too dark for my complexion

I never trash boxy, even during their darkest times of lies and poor business managing choices, but this was a huge disappointment. And even though elemis kinda made it up for the rest of this ridiculous selection, this was a really, really sad box.

Kim

I was pleasantly surprised with my box today. I got 2 of the lip products, but both shades are very wearable for me:
Elemis pads
Tarte Micellar Magic
Trestique Concealer in Porcelain
Appeal Liquid Lip in Sugar n Spice
Jouer High Pigment gloss in Broadway

Sounds like some people were getting dusty old stock so I can’t complain at all!

Lesley

This was my exact variation, I was actually pretty happy

Tamara

My box was 1.1 lbs and 9x7x4

Elemis pads
Studio makeup palette
Pretty Vulgar eyeshadow primer
Seraphine lip polish
Gerard lip pencil

Stephanie

They are playin games! Dude I always end up with the lame variations and its so annoying. Like today, I got a bar of soap! Wtf!😂😂 I mean is it to do that soap thing with your eyebrows or to wash your body/ long ass hair I got?? I signed up to receive makeup and I’m lucky to get one piece of makeup. I don’t know I’m just getting real annoyed with the whole boxy charm thing, came here to vent😾

Cb

I absolutely agree with you. I receive my base box today and WTF I thought I was going to get that tarte Micellar cleansing water and was hoping for the pretty vulgar eyeshadow primer But a BIG NOPE instead I received a freaking soap on a rope that you use for shampoo and I got another bag of make up wipe remover. In March they gave me two bags of make up remover‘s in the same box. I subscribe to all three boxes and the best thing for me would be to walk away. Even thou I’d rather stay with them if I started to receive good items again. I wish their customer service was as good as ipsy’s because I would email them but they don’t even read your emails most the time.
I’m glad I can come on here n vent lol it’s nice!

Flora

I would vent on IG, Twitter, anywhere it’s public. That way it’s all out there for everyone to see.

Mel

My box came yesterday, and I received variation 62.

I received:
* Elemis pads (my choice)

* Jour Cosmetics lip close in Maldives, which is a very dark purple. It’s taking me back to my goth days. Not sure how much I will use it, but my daughter is a fan.

*Trestique Concealer – it doesn’t make me angry. It came in porcelain, which is the right color.

*Dose of Colors lipstick in Toast. I thought this might be a nude that surprised me, but nope. I look like a corpse and it doesn’t blend well with anything that try’s to make it look like it isn’t sucking the life from me. I should have just saved it for swap. Now it has to be trashed.

*Tarte micellar makeup remover and cleanser. Pretty happy with this. I like that the lip has a pump up top that you just press your cotton round on.

Angie

I got my box and I really like it compared to last months box when I did not get my choice item.
I got:
Elemis resurfacing pads
Violet Voss essentials palette
Pretty vulgar eyeshadow primer
Dose of color as lipstick
Tarte micellar water
I’m pretty happy with this months box!

Kia

Box twinsies! Not too disappointed but would prefer a more neutral eye shadow palette and a less neutral lip color (I got brulee). Super happy I got the Tarte Micuellar and Pretty Vulgar eye shadow primer, those are two items I don’t think we get enough of in sub boxes and I use them often. They were the two items I was crossing my fingers and toes that I would get!

Sara

Base Box. 9x7x3, and 1.3 pounds. And my choice item was the GlamGlow.
Got :
GlamGlow Face Mask
Haus Laboratories liquid Eye-Lie-Ner (Whiskey)
Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Primer
Iconic London Lip Plumping Gloss (Peek-A-Boo)
Tarte Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser

Was hoping for Tarte, and happy with my overall box. 🙂

Maggie

I was excited about glamglow mask until I got it. It was covered in dust and there was no rubber/plastic seal thing on it… I don’t even want to risk it. The studio makeup palette had smear marks in a couple of the trays… again, bin it goes. Premium was lousy too, the mascara was all dried out.

Mim

Normally I’m pretty happy with my boxycharm, I know I’m paying for surprise and i just love trying new things. I knew what I was getting before my box arrived: Hourglass (choice), sutra mini curling iron, debra lipmann polish duo, wander beauty blush and highlight duo and english laundry roller ball.

I know the curling iron, palette and perfume are old stock because I have been a subscriber for a long time. I know there are variations but this is just too much. And most annoying I got the darkest shade of the vanish stick, I have super fair skin so I can’t use it. It came smashed into the cap so I won’t be able to sell or swap it either. So annoyed with boxy this month.

Debi

My base box was sooo bad
I received:

-Hourglass vanish stick in Pink Flash (mine was also smashed into the cap – there were also fingerprints on the stick)
– Beauty Creations – Cali Chic Pallet – (Wet N Wild makes better products)
– Wander Beauty Dusk to Dawn Blush (Currently being sold for $4 in the add on sale – and past box repeat).
-Blinc – lash primer – (dried out) and small
-English Laundry Perfume – It was leaking because the packaging is cheap (I don’t wear fragrance, it gives me migraines – also a repeat form 3 years ago). I’ve already tossed it as the smell was overtaking my living room.

I don’t know which box was worse – (base or the premium). I normally LOVE Boxy but this is insulting. I will not remain a customer if this continues. I would rather spend the money on one nice (unexpired) item that I will use again and again – instead of this literal garbage. This is truly a box of flea market products – not what was promised by the company.
Rant over.

Christy

Same crap box. Super frustrating the wander palette I already have and it was bad in 2018. The pink highlight isn’t wearable and the perfume has invaded every part of my living room. Eyeshadow palette was super cheap from the shades to the packaging. So disappointed especially when I see others got name brand items that look awesome. Boxycharm is becoming a joke especially when it comes to choice, but there’s only one choice

Allison

I received the exact same box!! I opened it up & just stared at it for a few moments because it blew my mind they would send so many repeats of junk!! I would have been somewhat happy if the vanish highlighter was a more wearable, natural shade, but of course it has to be pink! I was pretty satisfied with last month’s box, but this month’s was just awful! They better send something mind blowingly great next month or I will probably cancel and spend my money on products I actually want. I know it’s a risk getting any subscription box without knowing what the contents will be, but for goodness sake…

Courtney

I got the exact same garbage box. I have been a subscriber for years and have base, premium and luxe and the past few months i have been super disappointed. Will be cancelling all very soon if this is how they continue to treat long time subs. It seems the influencers on youtube always get the best boxes…

Lisa Rogers

Yes… This month felt like boxy just opened their junk drawer… As soon as I opened it I unsubscribed…

Shar

Mim, do you have box # 74? I have two accounts and received the EXACT same box of crap on both accounts! It’s as if they grabbed yard sale leftovers….I’ve been a Charmer for years and years and have never had an experience like this. If the highlighter stick is dark like yours then I basically have a box where I won’t use even 1 item.

Anyone else get this box variation? I don’t know the highlighter color yet because I just have the cards.

Box # 74

1. Hourglass Vanish Stick – color?
2. Sutra Beauty mini Ceramic Curling Iron – BoxyLuxe March 2020. Ebay 180 active listings (saturated), when I looked yesterday there was a 3.00 listing with a 4.75 S&H
3. Wander Beauty Dusk to Dawn Blush & Highlighter Palette – BoxyLuxe December 2018, already received and gifted it WAY back then.
4. Deborah Lippmann – Polish Duo – BoxyLuxe March 2019 (different shade) This is bright red and pink, I don’t wear nail polish and certainly don’t have red on my profile.
5. English Laundry No. 7 for her – January 2017 Base Box. I’m allergic to perfume and don’t wear

Mim

I don’t know where the info on what the box number is but that is my exact box down to the polish colors. I knew the blush was an old item and I was pretty sure the curler was too, but knowing that the perfume is as well makes me mad.

Trixie

My base box shipped yesterday and is 9x7x4, weighs 1.7 lbs. The digital card link shows it as elemis peel pads (choice item), shampoo bar, trestique concealer (color not shown), ease to wear eyeshadow palette and mineral vit c makeup remover wipes.

Sara

I should get mine tomorrow. 9x7x3, and 1.3 pounds. And my choice item was the GlamGlow.

Meeky02

Has anyone been able to access their insert card before it even shipped? I was able to once. Which is kind of weird, since it didn’t even leave the warehouse.

Brandi

If you log into boxycharm and put /insertcard you might be able to see it. It worked for me. But I should’ve waited now I’m just disappointed in my base box.😩

Lexi

I got:

Elemis resurfacing pads (choice item)

Violet Voss Essentials palette

Pretty Vulgur eyeshadow primer

Ayam makeup removing wipes

Gerard Cosmetics lip pencil

Overall super happy with my boxes this month! Box weight: 1.5 lbs Dimentions: 9x7x4 in.

Debi

How did you get so lucky (I didn’t get any of these items) – both my boxes were the cream of the crap and had damaged items.

Lexi

I’m assuming it’s because I resubbed last month after an almost 2yr break from BC (I unsubbed when my boxes started being crappy variations every month.) They completely curated my boxes according to my quiz answers, which is abnormal. They’re probably just waiting to rope me in again before I’m back on the crap list lol.

Beccah

I got box #22. I picked the Elemis pads and got

Tarte micellar water
Violet Voss essentials palette
Pretty vulgar eyeshadow primer
Iconic lip gloss

Kenley

May I ask what the weight and your box dimensions were?

Beccah

I can’t remember the dimensions but the weight was 1.8lbs

Kenley

Wow, Beccah! That is a great box!

Kenley

I got:

Elemis Resurfacing Pads
Ayam Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes
Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar
Trestique Bisque Concealer
Studiomakeup Eyeshadow Palette

Jordan

I just got my tracking for my first Boxycharm base box. My box is 1lb and 9x7x3 in. Anyone know what could be inside? I’m so impatient!

Ashley

I just want the Tarte and Pretty Vulgar products 🤞

Bonnie

I like my base Boxycharm boxes ( I have 2 subscriptions) and my Premium boxes very well.

Shipped but not yet received in one base Boxycharm box:
Glamglow Berryglow mask
Violet Voss Palette eye palette ( resub gift- IDK why- I was subbed when I got the email offer)
Studio Makeup eye palette
Pretty Vulgar Eye Primer
Ayam Makeup Remover Wipes
Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar ( only product I can’t use as my hair is very thick and waist length. Will hand over to hubby)

Sam

Does anyone have a box weight of 1.3 that has gotten their insert card? Just curious

Christina

So my box came today instead of tomorrow. Weight was 1.3lbs and the variation was 28.
– glamglow berryglow probiotic recovery face mask
– haus laboratories liquid eye liner
– pretty vulgar eyeshadow primer
– iconic London lip plumping gloss
– tarte micellar magic makeup remover and cleanser
I love everything in my box except for the lip gloss. Got it in a previous box and didn’t like how it made my lips feel. I used the tarte makeup remover tonight and I am in love. It works better then makeup wipes and the makeup eraser. I’m so happy that i got it because I didn’t think i was. I was only seeing it in the boxes that got the elemis face pads.

Christina

Sam we got almost the same box except for the brands of the lip gloss and eyeliner. I’m glad that you are happy with your box.

Sam

Just got here!!
Glam glow mask
Tarte micellar water
Pretty vulgar eye shadow primer
Hank and Henry liquid eyeliner
Jouer Gloss
The only thing I won’t use is the lip gloss so I’m pretty happy besides that! The glam glow and tarte alone make the box for me!

My weight was 1.3

Sam

I wouldn’t be mad with this variation at all- I’m really hoping for both the tarte and either the Elemis pads or the mask considering I doubt I’ll get the hourglass stick. I get mine tomorrow I’ll let you guys know what I got!

Christina

My weight is 1.3lbs too but I don’t get my box until Thursday. I seen other people say they can see their insert card online by going to http://www.boxycharm.com/insertcard but when I tried it I got a message saying it’s only for people that received an email for digital insert card. I guess that was God’s way of telling me to wait to be surprised when I get my box

Ashley

I got my box today and I am absolutely disgusted with it.

Glamglow Mask
Studiomakeup Eyeshadow Palette
Appeal Lipstick in Ugly Brown Shade
Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar
Trestique Concealer in Toffee, which is 3 shades too dark!!!

Julie

I hate my box. And that’s been how it is for the last several boxes. I’m done with Boxycharm. This one contained: no insert, makeup remover wipes (no thanks), stupid shampoo bar, terrible Studiomakeup Shadow palette, and yet another facial mask. C’mon…..

Kenley

Julie I feel the same way. I consistently get the lesser valued variations and it’s getting old. While the value may be there, it doesn’t mean much when you get products that aren’t for you. For instance, I got the Trestique concealer in Toffee, which is about 4 shades too dark for me. I have box envy every month but that FOMO has been too strong to cancel, however, with times the way they are right now, I don’t have money to just be throwing away right now. Sadly, I think this will be my last month as well. I signed up for an annual subscription of FFF and I love that you get to customize 5 out of 8 of your items.

Lexi

Oh goodness, I hope I don’t get that variation, but with my luck I wouldn’t be surprised. What was the weight of your box?

Ashley

1.2lbs. 16x9x1

Shari

I don’t blame you, I don’t think I would dig that box either.

Angie

Sorry, I posted in the wrong place :/

Angie

I got my box and I really like it compared to last months box when I did not get my choice item.
I got:
Elemis resurfacing pads
Violet Voss essentials palette
Pretty vulgar eyeshadow primer
Dose of color as lipstick
Tarte micellar water
I’m pretty happy with this months box!

Elaine

I actually am really happy with my box, but i might be in the minority. I received the glam glow mask, haus laboratories eye liner, trestique concealer, tarte micellar magic, and appeal cosmetics lipstick in a really pretty nude/pink color. That being said, last month i recieved no makeup besides the primer, so they might be making up for that.

Shari

I would of been pleased with your box. I love pink lippies.

Steph H.

Just wondering if anyone has received their box with the weight being 1.6 lbs.? I’m curious after noticing that most of the items offered this month are random repeats.

Franchesca

That’s how much mine weighed. Should be here tomorrow

Steph H.

We’re the only ones so far I’ve seen with a 1.6 lbs. box. Mine isn’t supposed to be here until Saturday.

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