There are a lot of subscription boxes out there. The bulk of which are focused on some form of beauty. Price points are all over the place. Some are super luxury and others are small samples for (IMO) way too much money.
Boxycharm has steadily been my own personal top choice throughout many years and many subscription box trials. For more info on why Boxycharm is my favorite beauty subscription box <— click there.
what is Boxycharm?
Over the years Boxycharm has grown by leaps and bounds. You have the Boxycharm Basic type of box (which you can see in this post and also a past box here) which is now $25.00. This monthly box holds an average value of $120.00 for 5 full-sized beauty items. You’re also able to CHOOSE one item in your box each month (they provide you with options that are first come, first served).
Now there is also a Boxycharm Premium box, <— you can see a past box by clicking there, a monthly box that is $35.00 for 6-7 full-sized beauty items at over $175 retail value. In this box you can also choose one item each month (again, they provide you with the options on a first come, first served basis).
Every quarter (March, June, September, December) you can upgrade your Boxycharm subscription to BoxyLuxe. Here you’ll get 8+ items within the beauty/lifestyle niche for $49.99. The average value of this box is over $250.00 and you’ll be able to choose at least 2 items (they provide you with the options on a first come, first served basis).
All boxes carry options for customization, add-ons, BoxyPopUp and rewards. Shipping is free within the contiguous US.
Now to unbox the April 2020 Boxycharm Base Box!
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Hydrate Primer ($32.00). This face primer is said to instantly moisturize and refresh skin, helping makeup stay put while minimizing the look of pores and fine lines.
While I normally opt for matte I’ve lately been into finding a happy medium. I haven’t tried this product out yet but am excited to. It wouldn’t have been something I picked up on my own but since it came in this box I’m definitely giving it a go. Who knows? It might be my new HG!
Dose of Colors Lip it Up Satin Lipstick ($17.00). This satin lipstick is said to be richly pigmented and in-between a matte and creamy finish. The unique shape is to provide smooth and precise application.
In real life, Mochi is likely to be one of the last shades I’d opt for. I smudged it over a liner (see look below) to make it work. Alone it’s very much a thickly pigmented, Barbie candy pink – which is not me. Over-top of the liner it definitely worked much better. I did find the formulation to be comfortable, creamy and pigmented.
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00). Zoeva eyeshadow palettes are said to offer a range of highly pigmented and easy-to-blend shades. The formulation is enriched with Vitamin E. (note: palettes sent may vary)
The quality of these eyeshadow is superb. There isn’t one shade that doesn’t perform well (see eye look below). I’m loving that this is an easy to use palette for everyday looks but that it’s also incredibly easy to glam it up. Based off of Cocoa Blend I see myself purchasing many more eye shadows from this brand!
Hank & Henry Midori Beauty Sponge Bundle ($20.00). These sponges are said to have been designed to be versatile, all-over sponges for both liquid and cream applications. They can be used wet for sheer application or dry for fuller coverage.
I’ll never turn down a beauty sponge so I was really happy to get this duo in my box this month. I haven’t tried them yet (I have a few other sponges already in rotation) but I really have never met a beauty sponge I don’t like or can’t find a use for. If anything most are good for applying a setting powder – at the very least.
Battington Lashes Harlow 3D Silk Lash w/ Mini Glue ($31.00). A 3D lash that is said to provide dramatic length and volume. This set also includes a small mini glue.
I generally don’t wear lashes and when I do I opt for magnetic (which is personal preference… they’re just easier for me). However these would be perfect because they’re glam but understated (as far as lashes go), which is what I go for.
Was the box worth the money? Absolutely. $25 got me products that I’ll definitely use (minus the lashes because when I do put those on I go for the magnetic kind… it’s just easier for me!).
You can sign up for Boxycharm here. HURRY, space is limited month-to-month. (Please note, there is a chance you won’t get the same box as me each month, as most of the products are variation items & there is also a chance you’ll get the next month’s box instead).
To my knowledge all of the products listed above are FULL SIZE (except if noted otherwise).
For reference – my box is VERSION 19.
The retail value of the entire April 2020 Boxycharm? $128.00! Which, IMO, is well worth the $25 investment. Especially since the Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette alone is valued at higher than that.
get the look
Above I used the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette shades in Bitter Start, Substitute for Love, Freshly Toasted, Beans are White and Sweeter End. For the lips I applied Dose of Colors Lip it Up Satin Lipstick in Mochi by smudging it over HUDA Beauty Lip Pencil in Bombshell.
Buy Boxycharm now at boxycharm.com! Currently there are limited boxes still available but if they do happen to run out of the current month you’ll automatically be ready for next month! Look into my past Boxycharm boxes here!
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spoilers for next month
MAY SPOILERS! As of today several spoilers have been released for both the Boxycharm Base Box & the Boxycharm Premium Box. Please note, there are many variations of boxes. Your May box may or may not include the following.