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BoxyCharm March 2022 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Mar 18, 2022 | 7 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!

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Always an Optimist Illuminating Primer, 28 mL – Retail Value $28

 

I am going to start off with one of the only really redeeming items in this month's box. I absolutely adore Rare Beauty and think Selena Gomez crafted a truly magical little line that works across all skin tones and somehow took the carefree vibes of Glossier and improved upon them. I don't even wear primer and I absolutely love this stuff*. Yeah, there is a caveat to that statement, and we will get into that. First though, the good stuff. This is a dream for anyone who loves dewiness without silicones or weight. It has this radiant pearly finish that never feels like too much and makes a great base for minimal or a full face of makeup. The only real drawback here is that it contains ethylhexyl palmitate (commonly used as a mineral oil substitute) which has a decently high comedogenicity rating. I don't generally have many breakout issues, but I think this is the little asterisk forth mentioning.

GENERATION SKIN Hydrating Marine Algae Eye Patches, 30 pairs - Retail Value $49

 

I received these in my past January 2022 Boxycharm delivery AND in my July 2021 Boxycharm delivery:

I am going to admit that the price of these feels really high, but I am used to buying less expensive Korean eye gels. These are made in China “under strict supervision of The Blaq Group Pty Ltd Australia” which is an interesting little tidbit. I thought these had a slightly weird clinical smell, but, again, I am used to buying kawaii fruity patches! The ingredient list here is pretty great: allantoin, hyaluronic acid, algae, cicapair, green tea, and more! It is absolutely a list that would boost hydration and add antioxidants. I enjoyed these on too! In typical fashion, I let them chill in the fridge for an hour before I enjoyed them. My undereye looked less puffy and totally felt more moisturized.

Even though I do like these, I hope I don't see these again for a little while. I have yet to make a real dent in the 2 tubs I already have.

Luxie Florals Brush Set – Retail Value $40.00

 

This was another repeat for me, albeit from my June 2021 BoxyLuxe delivery:

I know many of us subscription box addicts have enough brushes to build a house out of, but I have to admit that this little set is super cute! The mint and purple make me smile and if I had to choose what type of brushes to receive more of, shadow brushes would be that choice. These can also be used for concealer and spot highlighting. Quality is pretty decent, which is standard for LUXIE, in my experience. This set also arrived with a blending sponge in that same cute mint shade.

Sure, this delivery was 8 months ago. And it was from a different Boxy tier. But I am kind of having some major deja vu with this box and I suspect other subscribers might be feeling the same.

Frank Body Brightening Vitamin C Mask, 50 mL – Retail Value $19.95

 

Ok, something new. Phew! Frank Body is a brand I often associate with messy coffee scrubs, but it looks like they are pushing their skincare items and I obviously have more interest there. This is a vitamin C boosted mask aiming to add a glow to skin, reduce acne, and smooth overall texture. And it has a good ingredient list: exfoliating acids (glycolic, salicylic, and lactic), resurfacing fruit enzymes (pineapple and papaya), vitamin C (from plums), and moisturizers like aloe. It is pretty minimal in terms of smell and the gel texture is pleasant to use for the recommended 5 minutes. I think this is a great and affordable mask for most anyone.

Lauren Conrad Beauty The Eyeliner

 

So this item appears to be discontinued. From the search I did, it looks like it launched back in 9/2020 and if the consistency of my specific pencil is any indication, mine might be from way back when. I am mostly kidding, but babe was straight up dried out. Like not even useable. And, of course, it arrived in black, like 99% of all eyeliners that cross my desk. I wish I could report more on the performance, but I think the swatch below indicates why I didn't even both applying this to my eyelids.

Verdict

I am going to say it. This BoxyCharm was a bit of a bummer. There were 2 repeats and a really dreadful eyeliner. That leaves only two items to be hyped about, and though they were good, they couldn't salvage this delivery all by themselves. I couldn't even do a proper value breakdown since the liner is discontinued. So, without the liner, the total value here arrives at $136.95, which looks good until I calculate the value of the items that I actually liked and didn't already have at $47.95. So, I will leave it at that.

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Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $27.99

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Value Breakdown:

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 March 2022 BoxyCharm Box? Which variants are you getting?

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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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7 comments

Jackie

Megan, it is sad you got all of these repeats. Was it on the same account? If so, I would complain to boxy and see if they can do something for you.

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Jessica Ready Forbes

At least the eye patches and brushes are usable and could even be traded. There’s no excuse for sending a discontinued, dried out eyeliner.

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AutumnP

The Rare Beauty Primer looks like a vry nice product to receive….As does the Frank Body Vit C Mask! I (myself) can always use brushes. And, the color is cute not to mention: Luxie is a solid brand! But yeah brushes are not vry exciting this day in age. Lol. Don’t do eyeliner, and loathe liquid.. -basically cause I suck at applying it. This box is worth the $ if you are in need of a primer &/or mask however nothing to write home about! TFS, Megan!

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Snow

Well at least the review was easier to write with all the repeats! You’re lucky Megan you don’t have to worry too much about breaking out. Thanks for pointing out potential aggressors….I really need to make a list of ingredients I should stay away from. Knowing my skin, I’ll probably be 90 and still be wearing pimple patches on my face. 😣

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Jackie

Snow, cosdna.com is an amazing resource. You can put in a product’s ingredient list and it will tell you if there are any comedogenic ingredients. Some products are already in their database (from other users) so I always check that before copying and pasting ingredient lists. I try to stay away from anything with a 4 or 5 in the acne column. 3s are iffy and 1 and 2 are safe. Ethylhexyl palmitate is a 4 and I stay away from it as I am acne prone.

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Megan

Hey, no shame in that! I think my jawline will be covered in patches until I die.

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Snow

Guess what? I did make a list. Now I’m going through all my products like it’s nobody’s business. Just putting this out there in MSA land, but an article on different skincare ingredients would be fantastic, and of course any recommended products that would go along with it. ☺️

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