Quite possibly if you love makeup and keep up with the “beauty community” you are already familiar with Boxycharm. But…maybe you have been living under a beauty rock and have no idea what it is 😉
If you don’t already know, Boxycharm is a $21/month/box beauty product subscription that includes 4-5 luxury and indie brand beauty related products. Instead of sample sizes like some other subscription boxes/bags, each month, Boxycharm has full sized products. It ships to both the US and Canada.
Each month the value of the box is usually over $120. This month’s box has $148 worth of products in it. It is a great way to try out different higher priced brands without spending a lot of money. I’ve received products from brands such as MAC, Tarte, Cover Fx, Becca, Dr. Brandt, and Bare Minerals.
January’s theme is Rock and Roll Soul.
I love that they include a card with the product’s info and pricing on it. There are usually a few product variations each month between the boxes that are sent out. This month there were two different possible boxes. I got variation number two, as indicated by the number 2 in the lower right-hand corner of the info card.
Here is what I got in my box this month:
I have to admit that overall I’m not excited about the products in this month’s box…
Dr. Brandt – pores no more LUMINIZER PRIMER $38.00
“LUMINIZER PRIMER delivers a naturally radiant glow while blurring pores and imperfections for a beautifully illuminated flawless complexion.”
I love Dr. Brandt skincare products. I’m excited to be able to use this primer! It has a slight peach tint to the cream when first out of the tube, but smooths onto the skin clear. It has a light lavender scent, but nothing too overpowering.
This is where my excitement ends…
Grande Cosmetics – GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper $27.00
“GrandeLIPS, with active Ingredients Volulip gives you an INSTANT plumping effect within 3-5 minutes that lasts for hours. Results may vary.”
The packaging is super cute, but I have no interest in this product whatsoever. I will be passing it along to someone else so I will not be opening it up and swatching it. I received the shade hot fuschia. Looks like a really bright pink.
“PÜR The Complexion Authority – Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette $34.00
“An on-the-go highlight, bronzer and blush palette with three skin perfecting powders to create an effortless and sun-kissed glow on every skin tone. Featuring PUR’s fan favorites Afterglow and Mineral Glow along with a new blush shade, Blushing Glow, throw this in your bag and you’re ready to go!
I love that PÜR products are 100% cruelty-free and they do not test on animals. I have a few other favorite products from PÜR. I absolutely love my PÜR Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette. The brand is great, but this cheek palette… what is PÜR thinking with this shimmery bronzer? I would be so excited about this cheek palette if only the bronzer was matte. Oh well, someone else is going to love this!
It Cosmetics – Brow Power™ Universal Eyebrow Pencil $24.00
“Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics’ #1 best-selling*, award-winning eyebrow pencil is infused with brow-enhancing biotin, lecithin, saw palmetto, nettle, green tea, antioxidants, grape seed, and vitamins A, B5, C and E, plus proprietary Brow Power™ Technology to give you your most beautiful, natural-looking brows—even if you have none at all. Plus, its universal transforming shade adjusts to all hair colors based on pressure, its exclusive oval tip mimics the look of real hair and it includes a built-in grooming spooley brush for polished perfection! *#1 brow formula for IT Cosmetics brand.”
Ok, so if you don’t like bragging then just skip this section…you have been warned.😉
I’m sure that this is probably a great product especially since it is said to be “IT Cosmetics’ #1 best-selling*, award-winning eyebrow pencil” Here is where the bragging starts… I have been blessed with really great natural brows. If I didn’t want to I wouldn’t have to draw on or fill in my brows at all. I have no need for a pencil like this. I have no interest in this product whatsoever. Once again, I will not be swatching it since I will also be passing this along to someone else that can get some use out of it. (do you see a common theme here…)
Crown Pro – Glam Metals Palette $25.00
“Rock your look with the Crown Pro Glam Metals eyeshadow palette! These highly pigmented, ultra-blendable shadows make smokey eye looks a breeze!”
I love getting eyeshadow palettes from Boxycharm, but I’m not interested in this palette at all.
The packaging is super cute, with its guitar mirror to go along with the rock and roll theme of Heavy Metals. While some of the shades are quite interesting like Punk, Heavy Metal, and Pop Rock, this is another product from this month’s box that I have no interest in whatsoever.
These shadows might be amazing, they might be awesomely pigmented, and super smooth and buttery…but I already have so many similar shimmery shadows that it would be a waste for me to keep this knowing that it will just be added to the pile of palettes that I use a few times and never touch again.
You guessed it, I will not be swatching these shadows because I will be passing this along to someone else. Here are some great swatches from Beauddiction’s Instagram If you are not already following her you really should. She does the most creative swatches I have ever seen! How cute are these guitar swatches to go along with the Heavy Metal theme?!
You win some you lose some…This month was not a winner for me. The box cost $21 USD and the value is $148. While I am not interested in $110 worth of the products, the Dr. Brandt – pores no more LUMINIZER PRIMER has a retail value of $38.00, so at $21 this box is still a winner.
Originally, I was planning to get Boxy Charm for only three months. After loving everything I have received I signed on for another three months. This is my 6th Boxycharm Box, and despite not loving the majority of the things in this month’s box, I don’t plan to cancel anytime soon.
What about you? Do you get BoxyCharm? Did you get something different than I did? Do you get any other monthly subscription bags/boxes that are worth trying out? Let me know in the comments below.
If you are interested in trying out boxy charm I would love for you to use my referral link by clicking HERE or visiting https://boxycharm.com/refer/laura-AJQSTMGQ (I don’t think that I actually get anything if you use my referral link, but hey why not!)
Check out my other recent posts about subscription boxes that I recommend by clicking HERE. I am still thinking about trying out FabFitFun, but so far I haven’t ordered it yet. I’ll keep you posted!