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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2021

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Mar 10, 2021 | 27 comments

BoxyCharm
4.3 overall rating
1986 Ratings | 232 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!)

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About BoxyCharm

The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm

The Cost: $25.00 per month. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code GREENPOTION, LOVESPELL or BEWITCHED to get a free gift with up to $49 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 U.S. for free, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $5.00

BoxyCharm February 2021 Review

Let’s see what I received!

 

Wander Beauty Getaway Palette – Retail Value $36.00

I loved this little pink palette immediately. The eyeshadows were wonderfully pigmented, smooth, and totally wearable shades. Most of you know that I tend to be pretty low-key when it comes to makeup, and these warmer neutrals are going to flatter anyone and give a gorgeous look that still feels effortless. Also included in the palette was a very radiant highlighter (not quite blinding, but close!) and a beautiful pink blush. The palette itself has a nice weight, a built-in mirror, and a satisfying magnetic sound when closed.

 

Here is a complete look using the shadows (‘Chateau’ all over lower lid, ‘Yacht’ on the inner corners, ‘Cabana’ along the outer lash line, and the ‘After Hours’ highlighter under my brow) and the blush and highlighter on my cheeks.

 

Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask, 50 mL – Retail Value $29.00

I absolutely love anything that has to do with yuzu in beauty and food! This citrus is packed with so much vitamin C and smells really amazing. And while I liked this product a lot, I found that for my dry skin it wasn’t moisturizing enough as a full-blown night mask. It has a kind of odd watery gel texture with little blobs of yellow floating about inside. It is also pretty funny, but you need very little to get a good layer on your face. The whole sensation smells wonderfully summery and is cooling. Inside there are delights like niacinamide, ceramides, retinol, and, of course, vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of those ingredients that literally benefits anyone because it can do so many wonderful things for our skin, like brightening, improving collagen production, boosting antioxidants – and more. So while this might not be an ideal night cream for me, I actually love it for daytime use.

 

Trèstique Eye Duo: Mascara + Eye Pencil – Retail Value $34.00

This duo was a bit of a snooze for me, but at this point, I have a hard time getting excited about black eyeliner and black mascara unless these items are from a brand I already love to use and while Trèstique is a fine brand, it isn’t one that gets me super excited. Both the mascara and black liner formulas are solid here and they do exactly what they should. The mascara has a built-in curler that, frankly, I find to be too narrow, but the formula lengthens and adds volume well. The liner is a softer black but it is long-lasting on my skin and smudges in the way you want it to for a smokey eye.

Here is what the black eyeliner looks like.

 

Glamierre Pink Luxe Glitter Eye Brush Collection – Listed Value $29.95

FYI: There is a Prop65 warning sticker on this product. In most cases, I tend to not worry about these. Here is why.

I didn’t want to love these brushes, but they are pretty darn cute. The handles are filled with a clear liquid and the pink heart sequins move around inside. This is an eye-focused set, containing two fluffier blenders, a sharp chisel, and a flat option. The bristles work well and are synthetic.

 

Saint Luxe Beauty Secret Admirer & Love Letter Gel Lip Liner Duo – Retail Value $40.00

I didn’t love these liners. The tips broke off of both when I went to use them initially, which is not an impressive feature for any pencil product. The colors were fine. One is a dirty red and the other a brown nude. They really need to warm up before you use them because they felt like they dragged on my lips.

Top: ‘Love Letter’, Bottom: ‘Secret Admirer’

Verdict: My BoxyCharm box has an overall value of $139.00 without the brush value, which I could not verify anywhere else online. That is a pretty good value for a $25 box. My two favorite items (the palette and sleep mask) together were worth $65 meaning just those two items alone delivered a good value, and the rest could be seen as just extra bonuses if I chose to frame it that way. While I found the mascara and liner dull, both were nice products that worked well. The brushes were actually SO cute and I love that they are playful and fun. The liners, well, you probably know how I feel about those. All in all, the “hero” items this month made this delivery feel very much worth a $25 cost.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the March box!

COUPON: Use code GREENPOTION, LOVESPELL or BEWITCHED to get a free gift with up to $49 value!

Value Breakdown: At $25 for this box, the average cost of each of the 5 items is $5.

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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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27 comments

Cindy

Hello
I’m interested in the Box but confused. If I get the Monthly Box and I want the Luxe how does that work?? Will I still get my Monthly Box and a Luxe Box every 3 months just by paying an extra $25?? Pls let me know. Thank you

Steph H.

You’ll receive your base box monthly but every 3 months (quarterly) it’ll be replaced by the luxe box. Boxyluxe is an upgrade to your monthly base box, so you’ll receive 8 base boxes and 4 Boxyluxe boxes per year. Hope this makes sense!

Hallie

When I saw brushes I groaned. I have so many brushes and I only use my fav 4.
Then these brushes were so cute! Like little lava lamps. I ended up buying a 2nd set to gift.

Marion

The Saturday Skin mask isn’t meant to be used as a moisturizer. You’re supposed to apply your moisturizer first, then layer the Yuzu mask on top of it.

I’ve had a couple Wander Beauty Eye palettes courtesy of Ipsy that perform very poorly, but your swatches & others I’ve seen from this face palette seem pretty nice.

Megan K.

Well, technically, it’s a sleep mask designed to “work while you sleep to deliver moisture”. But it wasn’t heavy enough for me to use as such, so I used it as a light moisturizer during the day instead which I really like! And the smell is soooo good.

And I agree with you about the Wander palettes. I have had some hits and some misses. This might be the best I have tried from them though!

KateM

@Megan, Megan I was most excited to see the Saturday Skin Vitamin C sleep mask upon opening my box. I agree with the consistency being a bit different from other masks I have used including the orange globes mixed in, lol. When I went to secure the little spatula to the lid just as it was when I opened the top….I apparently pushed too hard and half of the plastic lid fell into the product making the slime like texture fly everywhere! (I now called it slime because when you unexpectedly step in it with your bare feet, you jump just a bit), lol! Thankfully I didn’t loose too much of the product, but it was kind of funny when my husband stepped in a glob that I had missed!!

Beccaox

Why don’t you want to love the brushes??

And what is this someone posted about there being a cancer warning???

What is going on? I gave these to my daughter and now I feel like I need to throw them out

Amy

I think it’s because of the liquid in the handles, basically get the liquid in your mouth and try not to touch it too much if a handle breaks or leaks, same as the warning on all of those wiggle worm tube toys and the liquid glitter keychains and all of those other toys, just don’t eat it and don’t let anyone who might not know not to eat it play with them unsupervised

Megan K.

Hey Beccaox!

The warning was a California Prop 65 warning. You can find more info here: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/

Here is another article explaining it in a more digestible way: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/what-is-prop-65/

Snow

Those trestique mascaras/built in curlers look like torture devices. I can’t see anyone using one successfully unless they are curling a doll’s lashes.

One thing that personally drives me nuts is vitamin C in any night product. It’s ingrained in my head that vitamin C is for the morning and retinol is to be used at night. Niacinamide is another active I use at night that shouldn’t be combined with vitamin C.

Lori

Thank you, Snow, for taking the time to write such a kind and detailed response! Glad to hear you have found the right combo and it’s very helpful as our skin sounds similar!

Boxy Fox

I’m learning new things everyday. Snow, you’re the best!

Megan K.

Hey Snow! Agree with the curler. My eyeballs are just too big.

In terms of combining Vitamin C and niacinamide, though it depends on your skin’s sensitivity, I have found it’s fine and I do it all the time. Granted, I smear all kind of stuff on my face for reviews, but for more context, I found this article helpful in breaking down the combo: https://www.byrdie.com/niacinamide-and-vitamin-c-4845348

It is always going to be one of those combos that people have different opinions on, but I love the combo!

Snow

Hey Lori! I would say my skin type is oily/combination and I’m turning 40 this year if that helps.

It has taken me YEARS to get my skin under control from my bouts with acne, but I do have to say I’m quite pleased with how my skin is as of right now (watch tomorrow I’ll wake up to a huge zit!)

Things that have helped me:
Spironolactone 50 mg (for hormonal acne)

Morning:
Hyaluronic acid (damp face)
Vitamin C and Reservaterol mixed with squalane oil
Moisturizer
Sunscreen

Night:
The ordinary “buffet” for ageing issues
Tretinoin .025 (less irritating than higher concentrations, but will still improve skin just as well. Only caveat, it takes longer.)
Niacinamide + zinc formula
Moisturizer
Rosehip oil

Glycolic peels in between/as needed

Charlotte

Snow, for what’s it’s worth, I have reactive skin and I’ve had no issue using Vitamin C and niacinamide together. I’ve been layering Peach and Lily’s Glass Skin Refining Serum on top of my regular Vitamin C serum in the AM, and it’s been an amazing combination for my skin.

OTOH, combining Vitamin C and AHA/BHAs (specifically, layering a Vitamin C serum on top of a BHA toner) was a bad time, my skin was very irritated. I don’t recommend it!

Lori

Snow,
May I ask what your skin type is? Always looking out for helpful ingredients and while I love Vitamin C, I have yet to go out of my way to incorporate niacinamide. TIA.

Snow

Thanks Megan! Maybe I was just reading the wrong articles? I was following the list below:

Ingredients you should never mix with vitamin C
Vitamin C + Benzoyl peroxide.
Vitamin C + Retinol.
Vitamin C + AHAs/BHAs.
Vitamin C + Niacinamide

But then I saw articles saying it was perfectly fine to mix the two! It probably really depends on a person’s skin and what she can handle.

I have just recently incorporated niacinamide into my routine (in the evening) and I definitely notice a difference (and I was on a plateau for awhile.) Brighter, smoother, no acne. Heaven! Where has this been all my life?

sparker

I’m not into girly or pink, stuff, but those brushes are cuuuute.

Love the lip liner colors (hey, the 90s were my fave), its a shame the quality is poor.

Katy

I wish I had picked the Wander palette. The lip liners were okay. I like the sleeping mask. I haven’t used the brushes but my case is permanently bent and smells weird. They do look cute though.

That mascara… and I’ve never said this before…is utter trash worthy in my opinion. In fact, after 5 years of beauty boxes and hundreds of products it became the first product I have ever thrown away. I did toss the eyeliner into my back up box.

I’m hoping for a better March.

And I will say I love my three boxes full of stuff from the pop up sale. 😍

Alice

I also received those brushes. Not mentioned in the review is the cancer warning label on the back of the plastic case. The case had a strong petroleum smell. The label didn’t specify if the warning was about the case, the brushes, or both.

Megan K.

Hey Alice! Sorry for not calling that out. I always inadvertently overlook those notices because it’s a California prop 65 warning which was literally on everything imaginable when I lived in CA (from cabinet knobs for sale at Anthropologie to normal everyday extension cords at Target!). It has something to do with specific California laws regarding certain chemicals in products. It can seem scary because the warning is jarring, but is it a CA specific law, and the same items in different states are sold without warnings. If you want more info, the Prop65 site is really helpful: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/

Prettypony

I loved the brushes. At first they looked really cheap, but they are so cute. I was considering buying more. The mascara is clever because it has a built in eye lash curler, but the formula is horrible, same with the liner.

KateM

I too thought the brushes looked like they were geared towards kids 8-13 or so when I first opened the pink case. I just tossed them to the side. A few days later I pulled them out and realized how soft the bristles are and the fun “snow globe” effect with the glitter and hearts inside the handle. I’m sure it was for a valentines/love theme!

I purchased the mascara from a pop up sale and decided right away that I did not like the formula. I also felt like I was ripping my eye lashes out when I tried the curler attached to the mascara. It was a dud for me in February’s box. I was also not a huge fan of the liner as the tip easily broke each time I tried it even with a light hand.

Boxy Fox

I love the look you made!
I also fell for the brushes after not being excited. The Ace palette was my favorite!!!

Vic

Yikes those lip liners look super low quality.

Katy

I used one of them over a balm for a quick look and ended up liking it more than I thought I would.

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