Facebook PixelBoxyCharm by Ipsy Review February 2024 | MSA
My Subscription Addiction
My Subscription Addiction
Our reviewers research, test, and recommend the best subscriptions and products independently; click to learn more about our editorial guidelines. We may receive commissions on purchases made through links on our site.

BoxyCharm by Ipsy Review February 2024

Taryn Lowman
ByTaryn LowmanMar 15, 2024 | 1 comment

BoxyCharm by Ipsy is a $30 monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. They always provide a great value compared to the cost of the box and include 5 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 or skincare addict – we recommend this box!

FYI: Subscription update!

Glam Bag Plus and BoxyCharm Base will now be called BoxyCharm. It’s the same great membership and price - now all under the new BoxyCharm name and extra perks. BoxyCharm members (all previous Glam Bag Plus and BoxyCharm Base subscribers) will still get 5 full-sized beauty products worth up to $200 personalized for them, and now they’ll get to choose 3 of their items! Plus, they’re guaranteed 2 Power Pick —superstar products or brands handpicked by our team of experts— in their 5-product assortment. By removing the drawstring Glam Bag Plus, we can invest in better beauty products.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

Everything arrived packed neatly in the pink BoxyCharm by Ipsy box.

Now, on to the items!

LAURA GELLER Made To Multi-Task – Estimated Retail Value $36

It seems that this palette is discontinued because I cannot find it on the Laura Geller site at all. So my pricing is based off of another 3 shade palette. I am bummed to see that they don't have this exact palette because it is amazing! The colors are so bold that a little really goes a long way. It blends in nicely, allowing you to really build the color. This is great for cheeks, but it looks beautiful on lips as well. I love having the highlighter in there, so I can add my cheeks and splash some highlight quickly on the go. This has been my go-to blush since I got this!

V KOSMETIK Liquid Brow Gel Fixx, 0.14 oz - Retail Value $20

I was getting my brows colored and laminated for almost 2 years. Then, I just stopped having them done, and have been maintaining them at home. Laminating became more work than it was worth (my husband hated my brows like this) and it was expensive.

That said, I still rely on brow gel since my brows are curly and have a mind of their own. This is great because it is water resistent, plus it doesn't feel thick or sticky. The smaller brush fibers give brows structure while taming and filling in. This is a great product to have on hand for every day use, so I can still get a bold brow without all of the extra work in the spa.

ELOISE BEAUTY Ultra Glow Lip Oil, 6.5 mL – Retail Value $30, currently sold out

This is another product that doesn't seem to be on the company's site anymore. I was a little nervous when I saw this oil, but I was really excited when it went on pretty clear. Unlike a gloss, this wasn't sticky and it left my lips feeling fantastic! I've been using this in the morning and at night to keep my lips extra hydrated. I even used it over a matte lipstick that was just dry and clumping to my lips.

This blend is made with vitamin E to keep your lips smooth and hydrated all day long.

GROWN ALCHEMIST Skin Renewal Day Cream, 65 mL – Retail Value $62

I am really enjoying this day cream so far! It is lightweight so it pairs really well with my other skincare products and my makeup. It is made with Niacinamide, Echinacea and Reishi extract to protect your skin barrier and prevent premature skin aging. Plus, it is made with Moringa peptides to help purify and protect from particle pollution while Reishi and Green Tea Extracts provide nourishing antioxidant and conditioning benefits.

My skin is so dry so I always get a little nervous trying new moisturizers. I am really happy to report that my skin is reacting well to this and it is keeping my hydrated throughout the whole day!

ACE BEAUTE Mystic Romance Palette – Retail Value $38.99, currently sold out

This is another product that is out of stock. What a bummer! I loved the colors in this palette. They are so moody and romantic, I was really excited to play around with them. While the colors are beautiful, the shadows sort of just sit on my skin wherever I start. Blending is basically impossible so I ended up with weird dark spots, and way more eye makeup than I would like. I think I might need to play around with the palette and try other brushes, but overall this is not something I would reach for every day since it is not super easy to use.

Verdict

This BoxyCharm by Ipsy was sort of flat for me. The biggest thing that I noticed was that a lot of products this month are no longer on the company's website, or they are showing as out of stock. Are some of these products discontinued? While I love getting new makeup, this felt like a big makeup-focused curation, but nothing that really felt exciting. The blush palette is pretty amazing, but I was bummed to see that the brand doesn't have anything like it online anymore. The eyeshadow is just super tricky to blend, which I can't stand and is really frustrating first thing in the morning. The day cream is probably the big winner for me and I love that it is a full-size bottle.

Overall, I felt that this box lacked a little wow factor! And please, no more products that aren't for sale anymore.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $30

Value Breakdown: Each of these 5 items had an average cost of $6.00. Here is how that breaks down per item:

  • Blush Palette $5.77
  • Brow Gel $3.20
  • Lip Oil $4.81
  • Day Cream $9.94
  • Palette $6.25

The retail value came to a total of $186.99. That's a pretty solid value for a $30 box.

Other Things You Should Know

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be from the March curation.

What do you think of the February 2024 BoxyCharm by Ipsy Box? Which variants are you getting?

Starting at $30.00
Subscribe Now

BoxyCharm ($30 per month) is one of the most popular beauty subscription boxes that we review, with lots of loyal customers. They promise 5 full-size beauty products each month from a variety of both indie and... read more.

Taryn Lowman
Taryn Lowman
Taryn's passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Join the Conversation

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. Remember to post with kindness and respect. Comments with offensive language, cruelness to others, etc will not be approved. See our full comment policy here.

1 comment

Aidan

It feels a little odd that so many of the products are no longer available. It would be one thing if they said they were made for Ipsy, but otherwise you wonder if they are old stock they are trying to get rid of.

Reply ButtonReply