It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Boxycharm beauty subscription box in my hands. Admittedly I watch all of the unboxings and always feel so envious, especially of last month’s box. To say I’m beyond thrilled to have the May Boxycharm “Boxy Bash” in my possession would be an understatement because one of the items inside is something I’ve been dying to try out for over a year!
what is boxycharm
Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box filled with 5-6 luxury items, 4 of which will always be full-sized. The monthly cost of Boxycharm is $21 but if you subscribe for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months you’ll receive a slight discount on the monthly boxes (up to $19.25). Renewals are automatic but you can cancel at any time.
Each Boxycharm box has a minimum value of $100 and you’ll receive anything from makeup to skincare to beauty tools. With some products shades can vary though with other products all boxes will have them included.
To find out how to best use the products received in the monthly box you can check out tutorials and looks shared by the “Charmer” community on social media.
Members are treated to exclusive offers from the best brands in beauty. You’ll also be eligible to win free products through giveaways and receive reward points which are redeemable in the Boxycharm Charm Shop.
PUR Sculptor Palette ($30.00). This sculpting palette has 4 total shades – 2 high-beam highlighters and 2 matte contour shades. I loved the feel of the products and I’ve had excellent experience with this brand overall (I used to work for them!). The shades in this particular palette are on the dark side so I’ll be putting this in the give away bag for friends and family.
CoverFX Blurring Primer ($38.00). This is a lightweight, soft-focus primer that is said to blur the appearance of fine lines, pores and other imperfections to create a smoother canvas for a more flawless foundation application. I love the CoverFX Mattifying Primer and I’m really excited to pair this up with that!
Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner ($24.00). Imma collect myself for a minute and just give the facts but I am SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE. This is a highly-pigmented gel eyeliner that features quick-drying application with enriched vitamin C to condition the lids. The formula is creamy and water-resistant for smooth application that stays in place all day.
Aesthetica 3 Piece Eye Trio ($45.00). This trio of makeup tools includes an Angled Eyeliner Brush, a Brow Spoolie and a Fine Tipped Eyeliner Brush. Perfect for anything from a dramatic cat eye to creating fuller brows.
Aesthetica P12 Face Brush ($27.00). A synthetic fiber brush that allows maximum control. Perfect for creating a seamless look.
Han Skin Care Lip Gloss ($15.00). This moisturizing lip gloss is formulated with antioxidant rich organ and açaí oil, infused with anti-aging super-fruit extracts and vitamins to benefit your lips while delivering a beautiful color. (feels, smells and looks SO GOOD ON!). The shade I received is Nude Rose.
Is the May 2018 Boxycharm worth it? To me, absolutely. The Pretty Vulgar Ink Gel Eyeliner is something I’ve been wanting for quite awhile. That alone is higher than the $21 cost of this month’s box. The retail value of the entire May 2018 Boxycharm? $179.00!
I’m also a fan of the Cover FX Mattifying Primer so I’m interested to see how the Blurring Primer will do on my cheeks while the Mattifying Primer works in the t-zone. This is a pricey primer and it’s not something I’d have bought on my own on a whim. This month’s box is making it possible for me to dual-prime my little heart out!
I thought retail wise the brushes seemed over-priced if you were to buy them separately but having such pricey items in the box really helps with the overall value. I do like that the included brushes go along with the other items in the box.
This month’s box came with a couple of coupon codes.
- Get 20% off at CoverFX.com using code BOXY (exp. 6/15). One offer per customer, cannot be combine with any other promotions. For US residents only. Kits and value sets excluded. Terms subject to change.
- Get 15% off at purcosmetics.com using code BOXYMAY (exp.5/31).
Buy Boxycharm now at boxycharm.com! Currently there are limited May boxes still available but if they do happy to run out you’ll automatically be ready for next month!