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BoxyCharm Premium January 2022 Review + Coupon

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Jan 20, 2022 | 2 comments

BoxyCharm Premium
2.7 overall rating
7 Ratings | 7 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. 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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First Impressions

Everything arrived in our regular black box with a card detailing the items included.

Now, on to the items!

ĀTHR Beauty Desert Sunset Palette - Retail Value $48



ĀTHR truly makes a gorgeous palette. They feel super special and weirdly mindful for something like an eyeshadow. This is a new release that is inspired by, well, sunsets in the desert. The packaging is focused on being green, so there really isn't a mirror or any weight here, but it still works due to the pretty design and the 3D faceted lid. Looking at the swatches below, you might think that this one doesn't have a lot of power in terms of pigment, but they are much better in person due to the radiant sparkling bits that never capture right in photos. I found all of them to be pigmented enough to please and smooth, though a few were a little flat for me (Desert Coral and Sunset could have been more of a wow). If you are someone who loves a warm palette with really great vibes, this will delight.

Top to bottom: Desert Sand, Twilight, Golden Hour, Desert Coral, Sunrise, After Glow, Sunset, Sedona, Eternal, Mesquite.

bareMinerals Mineral Veil Talc Free Setting Powder, 9 g - Retail Value $28


This product feels a bit like a throwback! I remember when Bare Minerals became one of those brands to watch back in the late 90s and begging my poor mom to buy me anything and everything from the line. You know, before I should have been wearing makeup at all. Admittedly, I don't think I have really cared for it since because my tween brain became obsessed with brands like Cargo and Stila instead. This might be my first pot of this cult-fave powder and I think I used setting powder, I would be in love. It has a true translucent look and blurs everything nicely, even just BB cream. This will likely become a part of my mom's collection because while she wasn't buying it for me back then, she was for herself and she still really adores it.

COVER FX Custom Enhancer Palette - Retail Value $39


We all know that Cover FX has the most amazing liquid highlighters, but before this palette arrived, I had no clue they had combined three of those shades into a talc-free powder form, and bundled them into this delightfully rubberized palette! And while I am more liquid-leaning these days, there is something really irresistible about this trio! I also love how I can apply it over my SPF and it blends so smoothly, creating a highlight effect that might as well be from a liquid. The shades inside are Candlelight (a very pale bronze), Sunlight (described as gold, but very pearly), and Blossom (a fantastic pink!). Am I cheating on my Rare Beauty liquid highlighter with these? Yeah, sometimes. Don't tell.

LYS Beauty Secure Skin Gripping Serum Primer, 1 fl oz - Retail Value $20


I am not a primer sort of gal, but I kind of liked this stuff because it is very skincare-focused. Inside is a mix of niacinamide, ginger root, and fruit extracts. And, sure, this stuff is so runny that I thought maybe I just needed to shake it more, but, nope, it is that watery. And it does make you look super shiny before it dried down. But once it does, there is a slightly tacky finish which really grips makeup well! I don't know that this would be as great on someone with oily skin, but it is working for me and I did notice more longevity with my lighter makeup (BB cream, cream blush, liquid highlighter) on the day I tested it out.

Juice Beauty Bamboo Pore Refining Mask, 2 fl oz - Retail Value $36


Juice Beauty is a brand that.. well... I don't like. It always feels very geared towards oily and acne-prone skin which mine isn't. Granted, this isn't a brand fault by any means, I just feel like whatever I get from them is drying and harsh on my face. So I opened this mask with a big eye roll. But I actually really liked this mask. It has a ton of goodness inside: aloe, sunflower oil, shea, panthenol, lactic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, salicylic acid, and more. And with a wear time of only 1-2 minutes, I kind of thought this was going to be really harsh. So I only applied to my nose where I promptly forgot about it and wore it for 10 minutes. Even with this abuse of time, I didn't notice it stinging or hurting at all, and it never even dried completely. I actually loved it and thought my nose pores did look cleaner and less noticeable. I decided to try it again on my jawline and I can absolutely appreciate the detox and softening that happened there. So, which this isn't a total love fest (I wouldn't put this on my dry forehead and cheeks) it was a big and unexpected win. Even Will loved it.

Persona Lip Liner in '90210' - Retail Value $14


My final item was a very moody brick red lip liner. I generally use liners underneath glosses or balms so the lines are softer and this shade worked really well for me and was flattering. The texture was smooth and very soft which is a plus because I loath those lip liners which feel like you are just stabbing/scraping when you apply. So, which I am never too thrilled about lip liners, this one was pretty great.


The total value of my BoxyCharm Premium box was $185 which is a pretty nice haul for a $35 box. And this one felt so much better than last month. The eye shadow palette, highlighter trio, and Juice Beauty mask were absolutely the standouts here, and I love that I got to gift my mom some Bare Minerals makeup even though she never did the same for me when I was a child. Haha, I know I didn't need it back then, but isn't it always fun to mess with your mom? The primer was also pretty good, though I will likely never use it and the liner was a nice texture and color for me. All in all, this box felt like a good value and delivered a lot of fun too.

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Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $35

Cost Breakdown:

Here is the approximate cost per item:

  • Eyeshadow Palette $9.08
  • Setting Powder $5.30
  • Highlighter Palette $7.38
  • Primer $3.78
  • Bamboo Mask $6.81
  • Lip Liner $2.65

Alternatively, the average cost of each item 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 think I’d be cheating too if I had that palette! 😋

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With the exception of one shade in the Athr palette, it pulled true neutral to me. It looked totally warm in the packaging but worked on my skintone, which warms typically don’t. There’s a fair amount of pure olive undertone in several of the shades, which I found very wearable. Overall, this was one of Boxycharm’s better palette choices, IMO.

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