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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Boxycharm always arrives with a cute card detailing all of the products inside and listed retail values.
Now, on to the items!
Too Faced Lip Injection Maximum Plump Extra Strength Lip Plumper Gloss, 4 g – Retail Value $32
I first saw this and thought it was going to be one of those super painful lip plumpers. I mean, look at it! It has MAXIMUM PLUMP all in caps and references injections pretty heavily. I was blessed with a pretty full pout already, but I do enjoy lip plumpers that add a little volume. What I don't like is feeling like my lips are on fire. As I opened this beautifully holographic packaging, I braced myself. The formula itself is clear but has an iridescent quality that doesn't really look dramatic on the lips but by itself adds a shine and a more volumized effect. And even better, this wasn't nearly as painful or unpleasant as I expected. Little bit of tingle, but nothing I wouldn't use again. As far as plumping, it did add some size or at least give the appearance of fuller lips. But it doesn't compare to my favorite: Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish in 'Clair'. I still weirdly enjoyed trying this stuff out as I had seen it in Ultas but was too scared to actually buy it.
Violet Voss SunKissed Summer Pigment Palette - Retail Value $37
I really wanted to love this palette but only half of it was really wearable for me. I know so many of us have feelings about warm palettes and while I actually tend to love red/pink shadow assortments, true yellow is just not a good look for me at all. And 4 of the 10 shades inside this one are the sort to make my look downright sickly! I am speaking specifically about the first four shades in the palette which you can see swatched below. They are just a little too mustard to work with my fair skin. But in terms of overall color story, this palette is very pretty and does feel summery! The pigment levels were good (not shocking for Violet Voss) though some of the mattes felt a little sheer. My top picks? Cool Down, Sunnies Out, and Tan Lines. Such a great trio for a summer eye look.
Dr. Brant Backlight Primer, 30 mL – Retail Value $38
I am not really a primer user but if I reach for one, it is going to be something exactly like this. This formula has this sort of champagne glow effect that reminds me a lot of the finish I get when I wear my SuperGoop Glow Screen SPF. It is a gorgeous natural radiance that isn't glittery or too shiny but makes my skin look really healthy and youthful. Under makeup, a finish like this adds dewiness and dimension, but it also is incredibly flattering just by itself if you are not really wearing much coverage right now. In fact, the only complaint I really have is that this could absolutely contain some SPF and be an amazing summer staple! The texture and smells are great! But for now, I am going to stick to my Glow Screen because I need that extra sun protection. Otherwise, this is staying in my kit just in case!
Viseart Bronzé Bronzer Noix, 7.5 g – Retail Value $30
Bronzer is such a summer product but when you are super fair, it can be a scary thing to even attempt. Usually, they are too pigmented or too warm, and you end up feeling like you did back in the '00s when somehow you just couldn't see how truly orange your makeup made you look. Luckily, bronzers have come a long way (and so have I!). This shade has a cool tone that works really well for my skin tone. It is sheer and easy to apply with a fluffier brush under my cheekbones and around the edges of my face. Extra bonus? I also loved it in the crease of my eyelids for a minimal shadow look. The small size makes it perfect for my makeup bag because it doesn't take up too much space but also holds a lot of product. So, as far as bronzers go, this was a win.
Beauty Vaulte Eyeliner - $18
The last item inside a Boxycharm box is always either surprisingly amazing or feels like filler. And, when it's black eyeliner, you can guess how I feel about it. This is when I tell you that it has a true black pigment, takes a little too long to dry, but has a lot of staying power. Like the majority of the black liquid eyeliners I receive from this subscription.
This month's BoxyCharm felt a little more makeup focused and I enjoyed that! Value-wise, this box calculates out to $155 which is a good value for a $27.99 box and pretty normal for the sort of number you see from this base level. And I thought the brands this month were good too: Viseart, Violet Voss, Dr. Brant, and Too Faced. The eyeliner was the only real 'meh' moment for me this month but if you have been reading my reviews for any amount of time, you saw that coming. Otherwise, this was a very fun unboxing and while not every product was 100% something I will hang on to, the value was good and I walked away from this one feeling pretty happy!
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Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $27.99
Each of these 5 items had an average cost of $5.60 each. Alternatively, here is how each item breaks down:
- Lip Plumper $5.78
- Eyeshadow Palette $6.68
- Primer $6.82
- Bronzer $5.42
- Eyeliner $3.25
Other Things You Should Know
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the July box.
What do you think of the June 2022 BoxyCharm Box? Which variants are you getting?
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