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.
Dr. Brandt No More Baggage ($42.00). I know you’ve heard of this major favorite in the skincare world. This eye de-puffing gel is formulated with biomimetic technology, peptides and botanical extracts to give you visibly reduced undereye bags and dark circles.
I’ve been using this product for awhile now and it’s one of my favorite, high-end products to reduce bags and circles. Definitely recommend!
Crown Brush Fuego Eyeshadow Collection ($29.99). A rich, warm-toned eyeshadow palette with creamy, highly-pigmented shades. 5 shimmer and 5 matte colors make it easy to create flawlessly glam eye looks.
Um… this is amazing. The shadow pigment is fantastic, applies evenly and blending takes little-to-no effort at all. It actually reminds me of the formula from the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette.
I dislike that there are no names to the shadow shades listed on the palette or even the box but mostly just because it makes it difficult for me to easily tell you what shades I used in the look (see below).
Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara ($24.00). You may have already heard about this award-winning mascara. It’s said to volumize, lengthen, strengthen and condition lashes with gentle ingredients.
This mascara does a great job of providing lift, IME particularly with ingredients used to condition. I didn’t think it gave a lot of volume but then again I am someone who likes my lashes to look crazy thick.
I’d definitely use this mascara as a neutral makeup day daily wear but would want something more amped up for evening.
Note Cosmetics Luminous Silk Compact Blusher ($11.99). This luminous, paraben-free blush is stated to work for all skin types and prevent dryness with it’s argan oil infused formula. There is also a brush hiding underneath the color pan!
This color (Desert Rose) is stunning and blends like a dream. It’s a matte melon color and is extremely pigmented, so apply with care!
Chella Beauty Eyebrow Cream ($26.00). An innovative eyebrow cream used to effortlessly define and shape brows with a velvet-like formula. It’s said to easily blend and then set for perfect brows all day/night.
Right off this formula is wonderful. It applies evenly, is nicely pigmented, blends well and the color (Tantalizing Taupe) is perfection… plus it lasts. But, there’s a deal breaker.
The packaging SUCKS. It was so hard to get my brush into (which, BTW, was smaller than the brush they included on the one side) and I had to continuously keep trying to get in there and get more product… sometimes I’d get too much, sometimes I wouldn’t get enough.
It’s frustrating enough to have to fill in my brows as much as I do but this just elongates the process. I LOVE the product and I hope Chella will consider a packaging update because I’d buy it in a heartbeat. For now I’ll use this to fill in the areas of my brows where no hair likes to grow and pencil in around it.
get the look
FACE: Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Primer // YSL Touche Éclat Color Correcting Neutralizer in Vert Green // Dior Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Color Correct in Apricot // Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 3W1 // IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealing Pot // Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer in Light Beige // Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder// IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Powder in Neutral Beige // IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer // NOTE Cosmetics Luminous Silk Compact Blusher in Desert Rose.
EYES/BROW: Urban Decay Primer Potion // Crown Brush Fuego Palette: Row 1 Shade 2 (transition color), Row 2 Shade 3 (all over lid, through crease & blended up), Row 1 Shade 4 (to blend out crease & smudge under lower lash line), Row 1 Shade 1 (used dry at inner corners of the eye) // MAC Nutrette Eyeshadow (under brow bone) // Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Muse // Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara (3 coats) // Benefit High Brow // Chella Eyebrow Cream in Tantilizing Taupe // Benefit Gimme Brow+ in 03
Was the box worth the money? YES.
I’ve been eyeing Crown Brush Fuego since I saw them post about it on their Instagram, Dr. Brant No More Baggage is already one of my holy grails PLUS I’ve found new favorites in the Note Blush and Chella Eyebrow Cream (even though I want new packaging it’ll still serve it’s purpose).
The retail value of the entire July 2018 Boxycharm? $133.98! This was about the same value as last month’s box and IMO very much worth the $21 investment since the Dr. Brant product alone is double the price of what this subscription box is.
This months box came with two coupon codes! Save 20% at Wander Beauty with code WANDERCHARM07 (valid on first order only, exp. 08/18/18). Save 20% at Farmacy with code CHARM20 (offers cannot be combined, exp. 09/15/18).
Buy Boxycharm now at boxycharm.com! Currently there are limited July boxes still available but if they do happen to run out you’ll automatically be ready for next month! See inside last month’s Boxycharm!