BoxyCharm is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. BoxyLuxe is a once-a-quarter upgrade option that features 8 full-sized items every 3 months for $59.99.
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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!
NATASHA DENONA Zendo Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $69
I was SO excited to open this palette. We have seen Natasha Denona in this subscription before, but it is kind of rare and usually a mini palette. But this is a biggie! And can you think of a more perfect fall color story? Warm browns, firey reds, moody greens, and some nudes come together to create an autumnal vibe that is a total dream. And in typical ND fashion, the formulas are amazing. Shadows from this brand always feel so finely milled and incredibly smooth and the mix of mattes, shimmers, and unexpected glitters make this a palette I can't wait to use.
LAWLESS The One & Done Volumizing Mascara, 12 mL – Retail Value $25
Of course, with an incredible palette, you need an amazing mascara too. And I really liked this one from LAWLESS. It has a brush that felt a little awkward when I first used it because the silicone bristles feel almost too widely spaced apart. But they grab lashes and coat them in a true black pigment perfectly. This is more of a length+definition sort of formula on my lashes, but you could make a second pass for more volume. Even better? It is vegan and cruelty-free.
OLEHENRIKSEN C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer, 35 mL – Retail Value $34
When I think of gel moisturizers, I usually think they are going to be lightweight and underwhelming for drier skin like mine. But, wow, this stuff isn't playing around. Sure, it feels lightweight on my fingertips, but when applied to my face, the quality ingredients inside really start to show off and the texture is cooling and rich without being heavy. It also is one of those products that is just kind of fun to use because it smells great and the bright orange tub just makes you smile when you open it. In addition to moisturizing panthenol, hyaluronic acid, and collagen, this formula boasts three different types of vitamin C that are very stable and help give your skin a brighter and smoother finish over time.
REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Redness Relief Serum, 30 mL – Retail Value $60
Was this box custom-built just for me? I am starting to think so! In addition to being pretty dry, I also have skin that is prone to redness. And it isn't always that cute youthful, sun-kissed sort of red. It is that flushed for no reason, splotchy sort of red! REN is a great brand for sensitive or reactive skin, and this serum is designed to help reduce redness while comforting and nourishing your skin with the help of soothing white mushroom extract. It has a milky texture that goes a long way and absorbs nicely. I did not experience any pilling when I layered it with my normal skincare. I also had success using this as a treatment for smaller red areas on my face with leftover redness from long-gone breakouts.
MAKE BEAUTY Serum Balm in 'Pink Cerise', 4.3 g – Retail Value $26
Annnnd this box just keeps getting better. I love effortless lip products that just add a hint of color while making my lips feel soft and plump! This formula has a cheery sheer cherry pink shade and contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid, avocado oil, and botanical antioxidants. I am a big fan of the chubby tube and oversized applicator. Application is a breeze and the serum balm feels thicker that expected but incredible on. I want this in every color.
BEAUTYBIO Bright Eyes Collagen-Infused Brightening Colloidal Silver Eye Masks, 8 pairs – Retail Value $28
I have had a pretty crazy life lately. And I spend a lot of time in my car driving to and from my family home. I generally spend about 22 hours a month driving this route and since I drive straight through with minimal stops, that means I am in my car from morning until night. And (I swear I am not trying to sound vain here) it is showing on my face. I reapply sunscreen religiously though the trip but I always just look so tired when I finally arrive. Eye gels like this are my secret weapon for a roadtrip! Once it gets dark outside I apply a pair of these babies and it feels immediately pampering. I also look a little less haggard when I crawl out of my car too, which is a big bonus. This set of 8 will last me 4 trips!
QVEEN Partners in Crime Lip Liner Duo – Retail Value $18 ($9 each)
I really wish I could pull off the brown liners that are so trendy right now, but I haven't found a way to make it work for me yet. But, the brighter red shade in this duo has my name all over it! It works great as a traditional liner, but I prefer it all over my lips. The gel formula is soft and flexible but long-lasting. And the brown shade can be gifted to a friend.
DOMINIQUE COSMETICS Silk Tone Cream Blush in 'Soft Pink', 5 g – Retail Value $22
Finally, my last item is a cream blush that I actually have received already, but I loved it so much that I don't mind having a backup. The main draw of this formula is that it can be used on cheeks and lips, and this medium pink suits me beautifully. The pink pigment is buildable and blendable, meaning that perfect natural flush is beyond easy. I also give this stuff bonus points for some seriously great packaging.
The total retail value of this BoxyLuxe was around $282, which is a fantastic value for a $60 box. And wow, did this one feel LUXE. Starting off with that insane ND palette and finishing with one of my favorite cream blushes, I can't say there was a single item in here that I didn't really enjoy! This box was well-rounded and included everything from makeup (eyes, lips, and cheeks!) to skincare (a cream, serum, and eye gels). I am so impressed with this delivery and have my fingers crossed that every upcoming BoxyLuxe can be this incredible.
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $59.99
Each of these 8 items had an average cost of $6.25 each. Alternatively, here is how each item breaks down:
- Eyeshadow Palette $14.68
- Mascara $5.32
- Gel Cream $7.23
- Redness Serum $12.76
- Lip Serum Balm $5.53
- Eye Gels $5.96
- Lip Liner Duo $3.83
- Cream Blush $4.68
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