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!
OFRA The Face It Midi Palette in 'Medium' – Retail Value $35
I actually really love OFRA palettes. They are always in solid packaging and have formulas that are pigmented and smooth. Unfortunately for me this time, I would never classify my skin tone as "medium" and I found the shades of this sculpting, defining, and highlighting face palette to be too warm for me to use them as designed. The upside is that the shades are actually quite lovely as eyeshadows. While they look borderline orange on my cheeks, they are natural and flattering on my lids and they blend out beautifully with fingertips or eyeshadow brushes.
Soleil Mini Heat Brush - Retail Value $150
I found this heat brush to be really confusing. I expected it to perform like a blowdry brush, but it has no air-blowing function and instead features bristles that heat up. Do I use this on damp hair? Because it would be nearly the equivalent of brushing a flat iron on damp hair since the insides of those bristles get super hot and just touch my hair? I feel like this is damage waiting to happen. And on dry hair? It doesn't do anything for me except make my hair hot. No real styling happening here. I also found the bristles to be rather short, especially for thicker hair. All in all, I am left wondering what this tool is for and cringing at the incredibly steep retail value.
Sophia & Mabelle Yuzu Lip Slick Fruit Lip Oil, 3.7 g – Retail Value $22
This is a brand I don't have a ton of love for, but the thought of yuzu scented/flavored anything makes me really happy! Yuzu is a fruit popular in many delicious Japanese drinks and has a decidedly citrus but super unique flavor. The scent of this lip "oil" is similar and enjoyable. I would not personally classify this formula as an oil though, as it performs exactly like a liquid balm and isn't really oil-like at all. It does give my lips a smooth and glossy finish though, so that is something.
Aminnah Macaron Lip Scrub, 1 oz – Retail Value $18
Can you believe I have never tried anything from Truly Beauty? Their gorgeous whipped creations follow me all over Instagram and I have just never actually bought anything. And while this isn't a Truly product, it absolutely shares those colorful whipped vibes! This lip scrub is formulated with sugar and fatty nourishing oils that provide lips with exfoliation and moisture. The pink and purple swirl is absolutely adorable and the sugary scent is delicious.
Belle en Argent Reframing Brow Gel in Clear, 7 mL - $19
My last item isn't terribly exciting, but it will always have a place in my makeup bag. Clear brow gel is perfect for, well, sculpting brows, but if you aren't into using it there, I recommend it for taming flyaways or creating a more polished bun. This formula does the job well, when used on brows or hair.
This month's BoxyCharm had a value of $244, though, over half of that is tied up in the heat brush. So, depending on how you like that, this is either a huge win or just a so-so box in terms of value. Much like my October box, this just wasn't a curation that excited me personally. The best thing here was that cute lip scrub, which I very much enjoy. The rest? I was left wanting more.
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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:
- Palette $4.01
- Brush $17.21
- Lip Oil $2.52
- Lip Scrub $2.06
- Brow Gel $2.18
Other Things You Should Know
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, your first box should be the November box.
What do you think of the November 2022 BoxyCharm Box? Which variants are you getting?