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BoxyCharm Premium Review + Coupon – March 2021

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Apr 22, 2021 | 9 comments

BoxyCharm Premium
3.2 overall rating
5 Ratings | 5 Reviews

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!)

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About BoxyCharm

The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm Premium

The Cost: $35.00 per 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 U.S. for free, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $5.00

BoxyCharm Premium March 2021 Review

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.

Now, on to the items!


KYPRIS BEAUTY Illuminating Eye Serum & Primer + Shimmer Palette Set - Listed Value $145.00

Ok.... I don't even know what to say about this item. I was so excited because I really love Kypris, and this looked like it could be very cool. Instead, I experienced a lumpy weird primer that seemed to serve no real purpose, and a palette that was just full of glittery shimmer rather than any real pigment. I was honestly just so bummed by this whole thing, and the suggested retail value made it worse. This totally falls under the "good idea, very poor execution" category for me, because I loved the idea of sheer and shimmery pressed powders from this brand. I expected a very natural radiant effect, but instead this is just way too large shiny particles that literally shed everywhere other than where you want them to.

I applied the primer underneath these. The first silvery shade is pretty and you could totally use it for a highlighter? The rest, well..


Glo Skin Beauty Beta-Clarity BHA Drops, 1 fl oz - Retail Value $48.00

Moving on, our second item was another that I was very excited to try, but, ugh, it also ended up being a miss for me. The second item inside is alcohol denat, and I find it incredibly drying. If it is an ingredient further down on a list, I will usually try it anyways, but as the second ingredient, I am not interested. If you have oilier skin, this might be a better fit for you, but I would still recommend trying it out sparingly at first. Aside from the alcohol, there are a lot of ingredients in here that are great for brightening your skin, preventing congestion, and exfoliating dead cells away. Particularly the glycolic acid, salicylic acid, retinol, niacinamide, and panthenol are big winners for many skin concerns. But for me, since dryness is one of my big skin concerns, I will be passing on this one.


Roén Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm in 'Charlie', 3 mL - Retail Value $26.00

Just when I was starting to feel a little hopeless about this box, I open this lip gloss. I love everything about it. The shade is a natural dirty pink with a nude flair, the texture is great, and it is named 'Charlie' a name both my dad and my pug share. Basically, I love every Charlie I meet! The packaging itself is also pretty enough to specifically mention too. The cap is a heavy chunk of clear acrylic that looks luxe and has a great weight. The applicator is a hollow doe-foot sort of deal that carries a perfect amount of product each time with one dip. It is also as nourishing as it is pretty, due to the inclusion of mango and grapeseed oils inside.

Here it is on my arm..

Here it is on my face!


Beauty Diva London Diva Brush Set - Listed Value $48.00

I actually love the bold orange shade of these brushes. It feels bright and fun compared to the more subdued shades I expect. These brushes have decent heads that grab shadows well enough, and the weight makes them feel nice to hold. The set arrived with a domed head, fluffier and slightly flat blender, an angled short, and a domed flat. I wasn't blown away by these, but compared to the first two items in this box I was happy to see them.


IGK Trust Issues Scalp Balancing Treatment - Listed Value $29.00

I sometimes get really itchy and dry along my hairline, and it gets very uncomfortable and annoying. This spray is designed to instantly soothe that irritated skin. It has ingredients like hyaluronic acid and apple cider vinegar inside, and arrived in a very edgy and chic can that looked like something from a Gucci runway. Though I was skeptical, this stuff really did work. A few sprays along my hairline and the irritation was almost instantly gone with no greasy or weird residue on my roots. The downside? I can't fall in love with this stuff because it appears to be discontinued, which really shouldn't surprise me with the way this box has gone so far. It is really kind of irritating to like a product so much that I can't easily replace.


SFGLOW Glam in Paradise Cannabis Sativa 3-Piece Mask Set - Retail Value $18.00

My last item was a set of masks featuring cannabis sativa oil for my lips, face, and eyes. I liked these a lot. The face mask especially was really enjoyable. It had a cute leopard foil print, but still was flexible enough to fit well, and the clear serum smelled really fresh. I noticed a marked hydration boost and less redness when I was finished. I even liked the lip mask, which is unusual for me since I feel like they generally don't do much other than slowly slide down my face. This one was oversized and juicy with serum that didn't taste bad and left my lips feeling great.

Here is the lip mask.

And here is a closeup of the cute foil!

Verdict: My BoxyCharm Premium was actually super frustrating this month. Frankly, it didn't feel very premium at all. The cute lip gloss was the highlight of the delivery, while I would have better feelings about the IGK spray if I knew I could actually buy it again later. The sheet mask set was also nice and the brushes weren't bad, but the hero KYPRIS item was a hot mess. The box was likely a little better if you can use the alcohol-heavy BHA drops, though I do not fall into that category. This is likely my least favorite Boxy Premium delivery ever, and while I hate to have a largely negative verdict, I also prioritize honesty in my reviews, and this box just wasn't my cup of tea at all. I try to always mention the positive aspects of items even if I cannot personally use them, but while, sure, this box exceeded the subscription cost of $35.00 by arguably a lot, it didn't feel like the favorable experiences I have generally had with my Boxy Premium subscription.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You have to be an active Boxycharm subscriber to sign up for the BoxyCharm Premium waitlist. An email will let you know if you are receiving the next box!

Value Breakdown: At $35.00 for this box, the average cost of each of the 6 items is $5.83.

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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.

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I first looked at the photo and thought this had to be a mistake for the words premium. Read the review and sure enough it is a dud!

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Oof, I would have been super bummed about this box too. That Kypris palette and primer looked so pretty in the spoilers; what a shame that they didn’t perform well at all.

Even for someone with oily skin, that much denatured alcohol will damage their moisture barrier and sensitize their skin over time. I remember when I was an oily teen, using DA-based toners form a certain drug-store brand because that was the only thing available to me. Surprise, surprise, they made my skin so much worse! I’m shocked by how many supposedly luxe skincare companies still include DA high up in their formulas.

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I was lucky enough not to get the Kypris item. Enough people complained about it to Boxy that they stopped sending replacements of the Kypris duo itself & started sending replacements of the Too Faced moisturizer instead.

The Beauty Diva London brushes got taken to work for the kids to use as sensory tools.

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Julie B

Totally agree about the Kypris, which was my “choice” item, so extra disappointing. The serum is so goopy it doesn’t even come out of the bottle, and the shadows didn’t even show up on my arm swatches. How this set got approved is beyond me.

I got an alternate glo item to yours, the Alpha Arbutin drops, which seems okay so far. My problem with the brush set is that the quality seems more dollar-store than $48 worth, so that’s just an insult.
Thank you for your honest review!

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Julie B I was waiting for someone else to comment on the brushes! Lol I have never laughed so hard in my life at a box item before. These things are straight up the cheapest, most lightweight little brushes I have ever seen. The plastic feels worse than a McDonald’s toy you get in a happy meal. I can honestly say that I have purchased brushes from the Dollar Tree before that blew these out of the water as far as quality goes. I know everyone is quite used to inflated values of items and usually I don’t bat an eye at the supposed “retail price” but this one was beyond ridiculous. I was also surprised more people didn’t comment on them so thank you for making me feel like I’m not the only one! I usually sell whatever I don’t use from my boxes and I couldn’t even let myself sell these to someone else. 🤣😂 I’m going to use them to dust the tiny spaces around the house and car that I usually use a toothbrush for.

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The March Premium was the worst box I have ever gotten. I got the same first 4 items as you did and the Becca foundation which would have been fine except that it is 26 shades darker than my skin tone and another complexion product also way too dark for me. I am getting quit a collection of Boxycharm items that are way too dark for me. I’ve been trying to swap them when I can. The only thing I liked and will use is the Roen liquid lip balm. I think this is the first time I didn’t get my $35 worth. I still haven’t gotten my April Boxycharm base or my Ipsy GB and my Ipsy GBP hasn’t even shipped yet. My bags are later and later every month it seems. I wish they would get them out before the next month’s choice and add-ons. I hate not knowing what I’m getting then I either end up buying duplicates in add-ons or if I don’t buy something I really wanted and it’s not in my box I miss out. At least with Ipsy you can see what you are getting before it arrives if you want.

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Plus Becca is totally shutting down in September (a Sephora salesperson told me that quite a while ago) so there’s yet another discontinued item just thrown in this box (there’s a reason boxes don’t usually include foundations since as you said, the shade wasn’t right at all). Nothing about this box seems “curated” or cohesive in any way.

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Wow that’s not a great box but I seriously love the idea of a liquid lip balm. I’m very curious about that one!

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Man, there are some serious duds in this box! Do companies actually test this stuff out before they put it out? Who in their right mind would like a lumpy eyelid primer and a palette full of glitter.

The lipgloss looks really great on you, Megan. Very pretty and natural (and I love the name connection!) I don’t know what it is though, if I am not wearing industrial strength matte lipstick, the stuff ends up everywhere on my face. One slight pick up of the wind and it’s over lol. Of course I had to learn this the hard, embarrassing way.

And now I’m focusing on that IGK spray “trust issues.” Gotta laugh at the snake and what looks like a possible garden of Eden. Trust issues lol. That’s kind of funny if the Bible implication wasn’t so serious.

Always appreciate your reviews, Megan. And it’s true, these boxes aren’t always going to come out on top, but that’s the price we pay for getting this stuff at such a deep discount.

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