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BoxyCharm February 2022 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Feb 9, 2022 | 20 comments

BoxyCharm
4.3 overall rating
1995 Ratings | 241 Reviews

BoxyCharm is a $27.99 monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. They always provide a great value compared to the cost of the box and include 5-6 beauty items that include nail care, skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance, and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized). If you are a makeup addict – we recommend this box!

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First Impressions

Boxycharm always arrives with a cute card detailing all of the products inside and listed retail values.

Now, on to the items!

Saturday Skin Yuzu Eye Cream, 15 mL – Retail Value $32

 

I think this brand is just so cute! And the ingredient list here is pretty awesome, especially for an eye cream. Before we dive into that though, let's talk texture and scent. Well, there really isn't a scent. So texture: its whipped and medium bodies and spreads and absorbs easily. It just takes a wee bit to get coverage and there is an immediate tightening effect and cooling feel. This is likely from the caffeine inside which gives eyes that nice awake look we all want. In addition, there is panthenol, niacinamide, vitamin E, a TON of peptides, and more. It is beautifully moisturizing and all in all a great eye cream.

OVP Beauty Loose Setting Powder, 30 g - Retail Value $23

 

This, I was less excited about. It is a pretty basic translucent setting powder from an unfamiliar brand. It works fine for what it is, though I don't use setting powder regularly. I did think the rose gold cap was a pretty touch!

Clara's New York RT Serum, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $28

 

I don't know how I feel about this serum, to be honest. The ingredient list is simple, though decent for sure, with Allantoin, vitamin E, and retinol as the big players. And it absorbs just fine, leaving behind nothing really. I found the thicker clear gel texture to feel weird for a retinol because I always seem to have cream formulas on hand. I tried this out for about a week and didn't notice any real difference (retinol takes a long time to really WOW in my experience) but it does feel nice on so if you are on the hunt for an affordable retinol, this might be a good one to try.

Alleyoop Multi-Tasker Brush – Retail Value $28

 

Alleyoop is a brand that I have been curious about and I almost wish I had received a skincare product from them more than this brush. That being said, this thing is pretty cool! It is a 4 in 1 design with an angled powder brush, blending sponge, angled brush, and an eyeshadow brush. This would be great for the travel makeup minimalist or even someone looking to take up less brush space in their makeup bag on a daily basis. All of the brushes are vegan and feel really great.

Bali Balm Pineapple Lip Scrub Lip Balm, 15 mL - Retail Value $23

 

Lastly, I received a very tropical pineapple lip scrub. It is making me yearn for summer even more! It is a mix of sugar, coconut oil, vegetable oil, and flavors and it works quite nicely! A little scoop and some massage gives me smoother lips and the balm is left behind to provide moisture and a wonderfully genuine pineapple flavor!

Verdict

Even though this month's BoxyCharm had a value of $134, I kind of thought it was more than a little underwhelming. I did like the eye cream and the multi-use brush, but the retinol serum and the loose powder really failed to wow. The balm was also pretty nice and will absolutely be used, but this box felt like it was missing a real excitement factor. Maybe next month!

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Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $27.99

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Value Breakdown:

Here is what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Eye cream $6.68
  • Powder $4.80
  • Serum $5.85
  • Brush $5.85
  • Balm $4.80

Alternatively, each of these 5 items had an average cost of $5.60 each.

Other Things You Should Know

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, your first box will be a variation of this month's box if you sign up before the end of the month.

What do you think of the February 2022 BoxyCharm Box? Which variants are you getting?

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BoxyCharm ($27.99 per month) is one of the most popular beauty subscription boxes that we review, with lots of loyal customers. They promise 4-5 full-size beauty products each month from a variety of both indie and established brands, with a total retail value of over $100 in every box. The beauty i... read more.
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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20 comments

Kathy S.

Whats pretty cool is the Sponge is replaceable on the Alleyoop Multi-Tasker Brush. Just wish it had some type of cover to go over the sponge applicator to prevent dust.

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Rachael

I’m super happy with mine. I got the Ace Beaute highlighter palette, the Wander Beauty Wanderess Escape Eyeshadow Palette, the Ilamasqua Setting Spray, the Bali Balm Scrub, and the Teami Blends Green Tea mask. Last month’s was kind of a bummer. Even my free gift was less bright and colorful than the photos online showed. But this month is a million times better. Only product I would have wanted that I didn’t get is the glow recipe. But I really like everything I got.

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echo

Heads up: the template at the top of the post still says “BoxyCharm is a $25 monthly…”

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Kat

BoxyCharm raised the price of their base box to $27.99 a couple of months ago, you might want to update the template you’re using for these reviews so they have correct pricing (the box at the bottom is correct, but the first paragraph of the review lists incorrect price).

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Tammy Ikonen

I have wrote directly to the NEW site owners… and expressed my dismay at the LACK OF CORRECT CURRENT information.
They MUST do the work.

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DoxyMama

Also, the heading over the Bali Balm is wrong. It’s written as Balo instead of Bali.

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Melissa

I said essentially the same thing, but my comment apparently wasn’t approved. Hmph!

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Melanie

What a blah box. I recently cancelled because I never seemed to get the”good” stuff. Always a bunch of off brands and crappy products. They have seemed to go downhill lately. Even the premium and luxe are disappointing.Sucks cause this used to be my favorite box.

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Mimilaurie66

Hopefully I don’t get that variation for February!!! That’s an awful box!!! Where’s the makeup?

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Melissa

I got this exact same box, except instead of the serum, I got a Context matte lipstick. Do at least I got one makeup item. Lol!

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Tiesh

OPV is a black owned brand based out of London. I love their products! Eyeshadows and cheek products are usually very pigmented and high quality. Having oily skin, would love to try their setting powder. One of those staples I have to purchase myself if I dont get them in boxes.

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Sarah

Who gives a darn if they are “black” owned. I don’t care if they are purple owned. NO ONE CARES. The fact you even highlighted that makes me not even want to use it. Be fair and be kind to everyone!

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Tammy Bixby

I understand THE SPIRIT OF YOUR COMMENT.

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Tammy Bixby

Hurray!!! I concur

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Rachael

It is Black History Month. Of course it being Black owned should matter. People used to shun Black businesses because of their racism and now they shine and it is a selling point. If something is promoted as Black Owned or Woman owned I’m excited to spend my money there.

If you don’t want to use something because it is Black owned that says something….

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Tiesh

Lol, kind to everyone? Like, maybe strangers on the internet? You now hate brand and aren’t being kind to them and all the people they employ because I mentioned they were black owned? My simple point was because some Americans “never heard” of the brand doesn’t mean they arent known across the pond and have good products. I love black owned brands because they make awesome, pigmented products designed to work on all skintones, as mentioned above. I recommend OPV, I have two eyeshadow palettes and a gorgeous blush palette. Hope to get the setting powder to try. Excuse me for trying to be informative xD

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Kel

Why is most of Boxy Charm generic since they combined with Ipsy?

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Melissa

Because Ipsy uses a lot of no name brands. There was a whole scandal about how they used DLS brands, but I think they promised to stop using them or something.

This box looks bad. The only thing I would want from here would be the lip scrub, and I actually have enough lip scrubs to last me for years.

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Snow

A damp washcloth, though admittedly not very exciting, works well to exfoliate lips.

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Nancy

I chose the eye cream, and I am hoping this is not my variation. I don’t mind the serum and the lip scrub, but the setting powder and that brush is definitely a “no” for me. Time will tell. I have another month on my prepaid BoxyCharm boxes, and after next month, if it is not exciting I will be cancelling.

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