BoxyCharm Premium is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. They always provide a great value compared to the cost of the box. The box costs $35 per month and features 6-7 beauty items that include nail care, skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance, and more. (If you are a makeup addict - we recommend this box!)
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 3 - Retail Value $60
As you can imagine, I own a pretty extensive collection of eyeshadow palettes. I can easily say this one is unlike any other in my collection. The sheer number of shades inside (25!) and the neon options are just wild. I wouldn't describe this as an everyday sort of palette for myself, but you could certainly argue that between the neon orange and lime green, there are absolutely some natural shades in here too. But, like... who would want to go with a natural look when you have these crazy color options?!
This collection showcases a great mix of mattes and metallic and some of the mattes have the most subtle silver sparkle particles that are really hard to see unless you are looking for it. The formulas were really pigmented (a feat for neons) and smooth. There were some that required a little extra love to truly shine in the swatches below but the more I warmed them with my fingers the smoother they became. I applied these with my fingertips for the look below, mostly because I wanted to cut down on any fallout. It is worth mentioning that some of these shades (specifically A2, A3, A5, B3, B4, B5, C2, C3, C4, D1, D2, D4, D5, E1, E2, E3, and E5) are not meant for use around the eye, but has that ever stopped me before. Use your best judgment here. For what it is worth, I didn't experience any irritation or staining and I usually stain and water pretty easily. This is 100% not me telling you to do the same, but it is my job to put random products on my face for you and I try not to disappoint.
Here is a quick look using A2, B3, C5, D3, and E4. These shades blend into each other beautifully.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer in 'Rosewood', 10 g - Retail Value $28
I am not a bronzer kind of gal, but something about this shade kind of really worked for me. I think it is because it feels cooler than so many out there and it is very buildable. My normal daily face these days is basically SuperGoop Glow Screen SPF and some cream blush, but I found this powder worked really well on top of my cream sunscreen as long as I blended it ASAP after applying. It was easy to use my fingertips to cut in and blend under my cheekbones and looked really natural. I also loved this shade as a solo eyeshadow in my lid crease. As someone who never, ever buys bronzers, I am finding myself pretty happy this one showed up in my curation this month as I never would have tried it on my own.
You can sit with me.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Highlighter in 'Radiant Gold', 6 g - Retail Value $25.00
I am a big fan of highlighters, so my favorites are usually creams these days. No matter, I will take a gorgeous golden loose one too! In fact, the loose nature of this powder makes it ideal for adding to your favorite moisturizer or even liquid foundation so you can apply a dewy look with very little work. Sure, a little goes a long way here and if you use too much your face is going to be completely strobed out (this may or may not have happened to me), but if you show a little restraint I think you are going to love it. You can always use it dry with fingertips or a brush too, to add highlighting with a little more precision.
A nice champagne with a golden warmth.
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in 'Granite', 9 g - Retail Value $22
Apparently 'Granite' is for people with "black hair with cool undertones" which I totally don't have. But I honestly felt like this was a great shade for me. Maybe the fact that the gel itself is so sheer helped me out a little, though I didn't have to be light-handed here at all. The brush is a spoolie style but it has a section of longer bristles that act like a comb. If you like sticking your brows up, this is a great tool for that. The gel also had a very subtle shimmer which wasn't noticeable on my brows but added some dimension. As someone who generally uses brow products exactly like this (spoolie, sheer gel, med hold) this was a winner for me and I imagine if you are a Glossier Boy Brow or a Benefit Gimmie Brow user, you will likely feel the same.
It looked darker in the swatch than it did on my brows:
You can see my hair color here and I've used this product for the brow on the left. I don't think you need dark hair for this shade because it is very subtle.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Setting Spray, 100 mL - Retail Value $26
I generally don't wear enough makeup to justify setting sprays and I have noticed so many of them have alcohol. Needless to say, I was a little 'meh' about this stuff until I read through the ingredients. I had heard that this was a great setting spray for dry skin and that it gave a glow without any sparkle particles and the ingredient list proves why these two things are very true here. I noticed portulaca oleracea extract on the list first, and this has been an ingredient I have been noticing a lot in products I end up liking lately. It is a yellow flower that is also often called purslane. It has been used in Korean skincare and medicine for a really long time due to its soothing, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties. All of that is music to my ears. This botanical is combined with panthenol (another dry skin superhero) and glycerine. All in all, this stuff gave me a great dewy glow, calmed my skin, and won me over. I have actually been using it on naked skin and I love it. Well played, Anastasia.
Waterproof Crème Color in 'Jet', 4 g - Retail Value $18
My final item was a black cream pot that I would bet most folks out there would use for eyeliner. While I would have appreciated a more fun color maybe, if I have to get a black eyeliner, I prefer it in cream pot form. I used to line my eyes every single day and MAC's Pro Longwear Fluidline in 'Black Track' was my go-to. This reminds me a lot of that formula. It applies easily and with strong pigment with your favorite skinny brush and has great staying power, even on my oilier eyelids.
I really enjoyed this ABH x BoxyCharm Premium takeover curation. The eyeshadow palette blew me away and it alone was worth a whopping $60, getting the box off to a great start. There is something about getting a ton of items from the same brand that makes you feel like you are in a fun sort of deep-dive and I feel like I know and appreciate the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand a lot more than I did before this delivery. I will absolutely be giving this brand a closer look on my next Sephora / Ulta visit. The happy surprises in this box were the bronzer (who knew I would love a bronzer) and the setting spray (ditto!). I also really liked the highlighter powder and brow gel, and even though I don't use eyeliner all that often, I very much enjoyed the formula of the cream one sent to me.
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Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $35
- Palette $60
- Bronzer $28
- Highlighter $25
- Brow Gel $22
- Setting Spray $26
- Cream Color $18
The total value of my box was $179 which is a great value for a $35 box.
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