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BoxyLuxe Subscription Box Review Spring 2023

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Jul 12, 2023 | 3 comments

4 overall rating
1 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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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First Impressions

Heads up! Big Boxycharm+Ipsy changes are coming in April. This is likely the last time we see this subscription delivered in this way. For more details on what to expect, keep an eye on our Boxycharm+Ipsy merger news

Boxycharm always arrives with a cute card detailing all of the products inside and listed retail values.

Now, on to the items!

PAT McGRATH LABS Celestial Nirvana Eyeshadow Palette in 'Bronze Bliss' – Retail Value $36


Ok, this got me excited. This is a brand that we don't see all too often in subscriptions, and everything I have ever tried from this line has been ridiculously great. This eyeshadow palette features an over-the-top gorgeous design, much like everything that comes from the mind of Pat McGrath. The color story is based around a bronze theme and the shadows themselves are so dimensional and special. They feature so many micro glitters and shimmers that were impossible to capture in a photo. There is one matte shade, La Vie en Noir, that is a dark charcoal. It is ideal for contrasting the shimmering metallic shades. Lunar Luxury appears almost metallic on my lids while Nude Moon, Bronzed Mink, and Bronze Illusion explode with shimmering magic. The hype is real.

ICONIC LONDON Multi-Use Lip and Cheek Palette – Retail Value $49


This is one of those palettes that I would have loved back in my wedding makeup days but I don't have as much use for now. The different shades are ideal for the lips and cheeks of bridal parties but feel like too much for my current makeup bag. Luckily, I have a MUA bestie who will love this.

Kate Somerville HydraKate Recharging Serum, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $78


The transition from winter to spring skin can be frustrating. I have been diligently working to exfoliate way all of my winter dullness, but I am looking for any help I can get. This serum is a delight. Inside is a formula with peptides, hyaluronic acid, and algae extracts. It is lightweight but makes my skin feel so hydrated with just a few pumps. Heads up for my acne-prone friends: this formula contains Isostearyl Isostearate which has a higher comedogenicity rating. I wouldn't think most people would have issues, but if you are extremely acne-prone, just be aware.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub, 6 fl oz – Retail Value $38


Drunk Elephant makes some amazing skincare but I have to say that I was excited this was a scalp-focused product. My hairline can be a bit of a red and itchy mess and sometimes dandruff shampoos just don't cut it. Scalp products like this are lifesavers for me! With a 10% AHA and BHA blend, you can say goodbye to dead skin and product buildup while enjoying a nice scrubbing moment from biodegradable beads. My Sunday routine for the last few weeks has been using this on my scalp while applying a moisture mask from my roots up. It's a great way to get the best of both worlds just in time for great Monday hair.

Fenty Skin Hydra'Reset Intensive Recovery Glycerin Hand Mask, 75 mL – Retail Value $25


Yes! Give me all the Fenty beauty products! This hand mask was actually sitting in my Sephora cart for the last month but I will happily take it arriving in a box. I am in my mid-30s and I have started noticing more and more that my hands just look dry and, well, old sometimes. Its been very humbling and I try to apply sunscreen on them in the mornings since I have a decent commute these days and that is a lot of direct sun while driving. I have also been trying to apply heavier moisturizers before bed to keep my skin hydrated. This hand mask features a very interesting applicator (seriously, never seen anything like it before) and is a thick almost gel-like texture. The formula is 40% glycerine which locks in the moisture from the panthenol, murumuru, and mango butter also inside this formula. It is too heavy and shiny for daytime use, but at night I appreciate it very much. And with a soft tropical scent? Dreamy.

LYS Beauty Complexion Brush Duo – Retail Value $30


It can seem like subscription boxes always include brushes and often they aren't high-quality. Put aside those thoughts when you open this duo. They feel great in the hand and feature dense and fluffy heads that are perfect for both cream and powder face products. I even used them to apply all over powder and was thrilled with the results! In a sea of nameless makeup brushes, these are worth adding to your collection.

KVD Beauty Tattoo Pencil Gel Eyeliner in 'Trooper', 0.5 g – Retail Value $23


I don't generally wear eyeliner because I feel like it magnified the asymmetry of my eyes. I have one lid and brow that sit a little lower than the other, and, frankly, it drives me crazy. But, in a very exciting turn of events, I recently got a little Botox on my lower lid. I have avoided injectables up until now (no shame, I am just cheap) but a few units in my brow has raised it enough to make a huge difference, at least in my view. And I find myself wanting to play with liners again! This gel pencil from KVD is a cult-favorite for its long-lasting formula and smoky finish. I have been adding just a little to my lashline to give me the appearance of thicker lashes and I love how soft the application and finish is.

UOMA Beauty Salute to the Sun Drama Bomb Mascara – Retail Value $19


My last product is a great mascara from UOMA. This is the limited-edition gold version of their volumizing mascara and I really liked how this added length and definition to my lashes without feeling flakey or over the top. If you want a little extra, you can layer this formula for even more volume.


The total retail value of this BoxyLuxe was $298, which is a great value for a $60 box. This is the Boxy tier that always feels like a huge value to me and it is also the one where I see the most hyped brands. This curation was no exception! With brands like Drunk Elephant, Fenty Skin, Pat McGrath, and Kate Somerville, this box felt like a trip to Ulta or Sephora for a fraction of the price. I love that for me!

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $59.99

Value Breakdown:

Each of these 8 items had an average cost of $6.25 each. Alternatively, here is how each item breaks down:

  • Eyeshadow Palette $7.25
  • Lip & Cheek Palette $9.86
  • Serum $15.70
  • Scalp Scrub $7.65
  • Hand Mask $5.03
  • Brush Duo $6.04
  • Eyeliner $4.63
  • Mascara $3.82

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BoxyCharm is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. BoxyLuxe is a once-a-quarter upgrade option you can add to your existing $25-a-month BoxyCharm subscription.
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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Boscia has applicators like that in several of their products.

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Megan, I completely understand about the unevenness driving you crazy. My right lid and brow sit significantly lower than my left from two separate accidents. I fell out of my bed as a kid and hit my eye barely above the actual eye on the nightstand and it busted open. It basically gave me a lid lift while barely missing my eyeball. Flash forward 20 some years and I’m a passenger in a car and I get hit with the passenger side view mirror in an accident! Yes, it came off the car, into the cabin of the car, and hit me in the face! Hit my forehead above my right eye – also broke my nose – and healed with my right side drooping even more. I am extremely self conscious about the unevenness. So now, I’m wondering if I could get results from Botox. It bothers me enough that I’ve considered plastic surgery and if money was no issue, it would already probably be taken care of. You are not alone in that driving you absolutely crazy! We see beauty in symmetry, I’ve heard that people find the most attractive faces to be ones with the highest symmetry. I don’t care what others really think though, it just bothers me like no other. My scars don’t really bother me much, it’s my droopy eyelid and brow. 😂

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I also had a childhood injury that barely missed my actual eye but was a nasty cut from my outer corner to about mid temple. 30 yrs later, the scar is gone but it makes the outer corner of my eye kinda droop while my other eye, it slants up naturally. Drives me nuts. I won’t do winged eyeliner because of it. It just doesn’t look even.

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