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!
Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush & Illuminator in 'Bare' – Retail Value $38
I an a big Wander Beauty fan and I also love cream formulas, so this double-ended stick was a match made in heaven! One side has a peachy cream blush that looks very flattering on my skin while the other is a radiant cream highlighter. I love both of these shades! And the formula itself is so pigmented and smooth. I took this stick a little further and tried the cheeks shade on my lips which was also pretty freaking gorgeous!
Ace Beauté 'Violet Sage' Palette - Retail Value $33
When I first opened this palette I was struck at how "spring" it felt. And while I still think that holds true, after I swatched each of the 10 shades it felt more versatile for this time of year, too. The deep burgundy shades and the moody greens are perfect for fall and I can also see that dark purple being gorgeous for winter. The texture and pigment levels of all of these shades are a dream. Even the mattes are smoky and vibrant while the metallics/shimmers are so smooth and reflective. You can get loads of day-to-night looks in these 10 shades, and I think this is one of the most versatile color stories I have received this year.
Ciaté London Bamboo Bronzer in 'South Beach' – Retail Value $25
I love to hate this brand but they got me here. This bronzer is so so so pretty. It is a rich tan with golden glitter flakes. Can I use it as a bronzer? Not really. I struggle with bronzers. But as an eyeshadow crease shade? A darn dream. And I know you shouldn't just use face products near your eyes but I like to live on the edge, ok? And this shade is so buttery and smooth and flattering. It blends out into such a flattering and natural crease.
Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind Sparkling Lip Gloss in 'Pink Sequin' – Retail Value $25
I kind of expected to fall in love with this gloss. Looking at the box gave me vibes of Besame, but after opening that cute box, I was left holding a lightweight tube that felt less vintage and special and a little more generic. I would say the same thing about the gloss itself. It is a fine lip gloss with a nice sparkle, but the formula also feels maybe a little too basic and unworthy of such a cute box. Still, it is a nice shine for my lips and I am sure I will use it.
My last item was a lipliner duo that felt oh-so 90s! The warmers shades bring me back to overlined lips and gloss on top, and while I am not sure I am personally ready to time travel back to then, the formula of these gel liners was smooth, pigmented, and longer lasting. When I take the 90s plunge, these will be great additions to my kit.
This month's BoxyCharm had a value of $145, which is nice for the price of the subscription. And while I thought this curation felt super springy at first, there was a lot more versatility inside as I dove in. I am currently obsessed with the Wander stick and that eyeshadow palette. A dream! And the bronzer really took me by surprise. The lip liners might be a little more fashion-forward than I feel these days and the gloss was a tad underwhelming, but all in all I really liked this delivery a lot!
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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:
- Blush+Highlighter Stick $7.34
- Eyeshadow Palette $6.37
- Bronzer $4.83
- Lip Gloss $4.83
- Liner Duo $4.63
Other Things You Should Know
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, your first box should be the September box.
What do you think of the September 2022 BoxyCharm Box? Which variants are you getting?