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BoxyCharm Premium Review + Coupon – September 2020


Boxy Charm Premium September 2020 unboxing and review

BoxyCharm Premium 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!)

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

About BoxyCharm

The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm Premium

The Cost: $35 a month. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: 6-7 beauty items that include nail care, skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance, and more.

Ships to: The contiguous US for free, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $5

BoxyCharm Premium September 2020 Review

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. It looks like my assortment this month is box #5.

Now, on to the items!


Eloise The Queen Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $44.00

Ok, there are a lot of shades inside this palette. TWENTY to be exact! And the color story is really creative and does feel quite regal, but with a few surprise brights thrown in. This palette suffers from a pretty common sort of condition where the shimmers are fantastic but the mattes fall a little flat (no pun intended!). They weren’t terrible, but they weren’t exactly easy either. It took a little extra work to get that pigment payoff and there was some fallout when used with a brush. Luckily, because this palette is huge, there are a ton of great colors to choose from. The ones that really stand out in terms of color and formula are Jewels, Rani, Monarch, Queen, and Crown. The ones that were a little less impressive for me would be Sheba, Empress, Elizabeth, and Regal. The payoff was just too meek to feel cohesive with the rest of the palette. I will say that if you are looking for a palette with pinks and purples that is packed with over the top pigment, the Alamar Cosmetics Spanglish Pressed Pigment Palette  I am reviewing in my BoxyCharm base box this smooth is absolutely incredible and a whole lot less $$$.

All of the swatches!


Ole Henriksen PHAT Glow Facial Mask, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $50.00

I was pretty pumped to try this mask because it has a really unique texture and smells absolutely great! It is super thick and sticky and literally coats your face. I applied the goo in a circular motion and massaged it until it turned white instead of pink. Because this mask was so thick, it felt like it was really warm on my face from the friction of rubbing it in. Inside this formula is a mix of clay, chia seed oil, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, panthenol, and a ton of other goodies. I liked how this felt on my face but after waiting the recommended 15 minutes and wiping off with a wet cloth, my skin felt a little agitated and uncomfortable. This might be because of all the clay on my dry skin, but I didn’t love the sensation. I will say that my face looked great regardless of how it felt, and after a nice moisturizer, all of the uncomfortable feels were gone. This is something I will use maybe once a week, but if you have oilier skin, you could totally partake more often!

Here is what the mask looks like when you’ve rubbed it in and it has turned white.


Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $53.00

This is a very essential oil heavy facial oil, so if you have sensitivities, be aware! It does indeed smell incredible, like lavender and geranium, but this level of EOs is worth a callout to my friends with reactive skin for sure. As far as benefits from use, the only real thing I noticed was a massive hydration boost. There are also plenty of antioxidants inside too, which protect your skin from free-radicals that can cause damage and premature aging. While this might not be one of my favorite facial oils of all time, I still found it was very versatile. I used this on my legs, cuticles, hair, and it left each area with much-needed hydration and a nice sheen.


Kitch Ice Roller – Retail Value $18.00

Anyone else out there a chronic migraine sufferer? First, my sympathies. It is truly the worst! If yours are anything like mine, a cooling rag or towel on specific points of muy face really, really helps. This ice roller arrived right in the middle of one and after taking up my normal position in bed with a million fans on, and complete darkness, I massaged my face with this roller, giving special emphasis to the muscles right above my inner brows. It felt incredible and was so relaxing. Now, you can totally use this if you aren’t feeling bad too, don’t get me wrong! The cooling effect is wonderful for skin prone to redness and irritation, sunburns, puffiness, the list goes on. I also love to use it on top of sheet masks! Simply stash it in the freezer (or fridge if the freezer is too cold!) and then massage your face. It is also great for your neck and décolletage too!


Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in ‘French Tickler’, 5 mL – Retail Value $29.00 (currently on sale for $20.00)

Oh, hello Marc. Nice to see you! This is the cutest gloss. If I had to give it a name, it would be something girly and delicate like ‘Ballet Slipper’ or ‘Kitten Paws’. So cute! It’s a milky pink with a very faint blue shimmer inside. This is the sort of gloss you will love if you enjoy that wet lip look. I feel like this shade would look gorgeous on nearly anyone and it is such a great shade for a natural look. The texture is good too, glossy but not sticky, and substantial but not too thick. It also has a minty scent that is quite refreshing.

So pretty and easy.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Liquid Gel Eyeliner in ‘Blacquer’ – Retail Value $27.00

Ok, I really am over black eyeliner, but I guess if I have to have some show up right now, it better be a higher-end brand like Marc Jacobs. This liner takes a little extra time to completely dry, but if you are someone who wants absolute control over your application and the ability to go as thick or thin as you want, this is a winner! Longevity was fine. It stayed put for about 7 straight hours before showing any signs of wear, and what signs did show were very minor. Admittedly I have oilier eyelids, so you might have better luck than I did on this point. It also has a really chic and shiny finish that I found myself loving.

Verdict: My BoxyCharm Premium had a value of $221 which is pretty freaking great for a $35 box. While I mostly liked everything inside this month, some items were a little hit or miss. My faves? The Ole Henriksen PHAT facial, that darling Marc Jacobs gloss, and the ice roller. The Eloise palette was a creative color story, but some of the shades just needed more performance. The Emma Hardie oil was also nice, but not super memorable in a sea of facial oils (at least for me). I am so hesitant to love the Marc Jacobs eyeliner because I am about eyeliner’ed out, but this formula was really great! All in all, it felt like a lot of value for the cost of the box, which is a win for me.

To Wrap Up:

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Value Breakdown: At $35.00 for this box, here is the approximate cost per item:

  • Eloise Palette $7.25
  • Ole Henricksen Facial $7.88
  • Emma Hardie Oil $8.20
  • Kitch Ice Roller $2.84
  • Marc Jacobs Gloss $4.57
  • Marc Jacobs Liner $4.26

Alternatively, the average cost of each of the 6 items is $5.83.

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

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.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, BoxyCharm Premium Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: boxycharm premium | 18 comments

Comments (18)

  1. Hi
    Can someone tell me how I can get a hold of boxycharm!? I keep emailing but not getting anything back also saw the bot chat on the site but it won’t let me type anything in and I don’t see where else I can talk to someone. Maybe I’m not emailing the right one idk. They had sent an email when I signed up saying I would receive my August box this month with my September box , I received my September box but no August yet. Also I am unable to review my box items for some reason it won’t work.

  2. @Megan Kirkland, I totally suffer from migraines as well, so I really empathize with you!! I’m thankful that they are not a frequent as they have been (knock on wood), but right between my inner brows is where I usually pinch my skin for some pain relief along with frequently replacing a cold washcloth. The first thing I thought of when receiving the ICE ROLLER was how perfect it would be for a dreaded migraine! Plus you don’t have to keep getting up to cool down your washcloth as the roller stays cool! I love your reviews as they are spot on with my opinions =) Thanks for all you do at !!

  3. Ah! The oil is my new nightly staple. I LOVE it, and I’ve been using various oils and moisturizers for years. Hopefully, it’s great for some other folks as well. Love the review, Megan. 🤩 Stoked to use my ice roller now. Thank you.

  4. I’m so disappointed because I didn’t receive my September box. I’ve emailed and nobody has gotten back to me.

    • Have you tried tweeting at them or commenting on their Facebook? They seem to respond quicker on social media than on the response form from their website.

    • I’m in the same vote, I have base and lux….added and paid for premium sept4…. Nothing and no response.
      Got my lux though??

    • I have been a subscriber for a long time and have never had any of the delay issues I’ve heard people talki about. But I JUST got my Sept box today. I LOVE it I just know I messed up not contacting them bc I’m sure they’d have thrown some charms at me or something. 😛

  5. This is my exact box too. The oil though. Hard pass. EO’s on sensitive skin – no no no. And it’s strong smelling. The rest of the box was decent

  6. That gloss is such a pretty color!

  7. I got the exact same box! I was really happy with it. I love the lipgloss and eyeliner. Also the palette is beautiful. I have an ice roller from FFF but I’ll gladly use another, it feels great on the skin. I’m 6 months pregnant so it helps to soothe those pesky hormonal headaches and lower leg cramps! Also I use the oil on my tummy, upper thighs, and breast to help with my poor itchy pregnancy skin. It works great!

  8. I got the exact box down to the same color gloss! Great box!

  9. “Left each area with much-needed dehydration and a nice sheen.”
    Lol. Typo

    • They happen! Thanks for the catch!

  10. I subbed for the first time this month. It will be interesting to see what I get. I like everything in this box except for the palette. The purples are pretty at least so I will enjoy those.

    I got the base box too! I really want that Alamar palette. 🙏

    I have the Reina Vol 1 and even though I’ve only used it a few times, I am impressed with the quality of all the shadows.

    • That Spanglish palette is LIFE. I hope you get it. 💜

      • Thank you! I have not gotten my shipping notice for my base box yet!!! It needs to get going!

        I did get my premium today though. I’m a little bummed that I didn’t get any Marc Jacob products. I was really admiring the eyeliner and gloss you got. I got the Stila eyeliner and the Milk highlighter instead and everything else in this review. I’m not that thrilled for the highlighter or the roller really. I am happy with the rest though. This will be my first Stila eyeliner to try and I’ve already opened and used the Phat Glow facial. I really like it. And I already know I’m really going to like the oil. The palette does include some really pretty shades. I will either use them or happily gift it. Overall, I will enjoy my first Premium box.

  11. I am so excited to try the ice roller! I can’t believe I had never used one because I have sooo many skin gadgets. I don’t get migraines but I do get frequent sinus and tension headaches (yay) and I plan to try the roller next time one hits. I got the MJ gloss in Ch-Ch-Changes and while I appreciate the Bowie reference I’m not sure about the color. Bummer to hear that the Emma Hardie oil is just so-so. I was excited to get the oil and had high hopes. I’ve yet to find anything I like better than Sunday Riler CEO Glow or Biossance Squalane + vitamin C rose oil.

    • The oil was nice. I think I have just tried so many that I really want to be impressed at this point. Still a fine oil, I just have others I like more. Sorry to hear you are also a headache sufferer. Try massaging the little muscles between your eyebrows (procerus and corrugator supercilii) with a roller or gua sha and a little oil and see if that helps! Before we learned massage in school I didn’t even know those little muscles existed, but they really help reduce tension for me and actually make my face just more relaxed all over.

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