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Honest BoxyCharm Review- Is it Worth It?
Happy Monday, friends! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of BoxyCharm by now. In case you haven’t though, today I’m excited to be sharing a full post all about BoxyCharm including what it is, how much it costs, and my honest boxyCharm review with whether or not I think it’s worth subscribing to.
I recently had the privilege of trying out BoxyCharm for the first time and today I’m sharing all the makeup and beauty goodies that I received in my latest box.
If you’ve never tried BoxyCharm but have always wondered whether or not it’s worth the money to subscribe, then keep reading below for my full and honest BoxyCharm review-is it worth it?
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Honest BoxyCharm Review- Is It Worth It?
How BoxyCharm Works
For those new to the world of BoxyCharm, it is a monthly beauty subscription box sent straight to your door. Each box contains 5 full-size beauty products, including makeup, skincare items, beauty tools, hair and nail products, and more.
In terms of value, each box always contains products valued at a minimum of $125, but as you’ll see in my full review below, boxes often contain products with an even higher value.
Each BoxyCharm contains products from either popular, well-known beauty brands or rising brands, and always have products that fit perfectly with current makeup and beauty trends. Past boxes have included items from brands such as MAC, Colourpop, Tarte, and IT Cosmetics just to name a few!
Below I’ve included a few of my favorite boxes to date.
How Much Does BoxyCharm Cost?
BoxyCharm offers 4 affordable subscription options including a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, and annual subscription. Each subscription renews automatically, but you can conveniently cancel at anytime, with zero fees.
As you can see below, the annual subscription offers the overall best value with a savings of $21 versus the monthly subscription, but even the monthly subscription is still an amazing deal!
- Monthly- $27.99/month*
- 3 Month Subscription- $26.33/month*
- 6 Month Subscription- $25.67/month*
- 12 Month Subscription- $25/month* – Best Value with 12 Boxes for the Price of 11!
In addition to the regular BoxyCharm subscription options above, BoxyCharm now offers a BoxyCharm Premium box and a BoxyLuxe box, which I’ve outlined below.
Comes with 6-7 full-size beauty products valued at $215 with choice of 1 item every month. The cost is $39.99 with free shipping in the U.S. There is currently a waitlist for this box, but you can sign up here.
This is an upgrade option to regular BoxyCharm and is a hand curated, full size, luxury brand box sent to you every 3 months with products ranging from lifestyle, skincare, and of course beauty. Each box is valued at over $500 for $59.99 in addition to your existing BoxyCharm subscription.
This box is only offered to subscribed charmers and offers the flexibility of choosing what products you want and getting exclusive, early access to products.
FYI – After receiving a few of these boxes now I definitely think it’s worth the upgrade!
**Prices Have Changed for 2022
*Prices have been updated to reflect 2022 prices, which have increased slightly from previous years.
While as a consumer and customer I dislike to see price increases occur, I do understand that it has to do a lot with the current economy, as well as the additional value they are including in each boxes.
Previously the boxes were only valued at around $125, and now they are valued at $175.
Boxycharm provided this message to it’s customers explaining the price increase,
“At BoxyCharm, we have always promised to give you the best in beauty by delivering full-size beauty items from brands you love at an unbeatable value, direct to your door each month. For us to keep that promise, we will be changing the price of the Base box to $27.99 a month, starting 1/1/2022 with the January box.”
Another great incentive for BoxyCharm subscribers is their Charm Rewards loyalty program. Currently charms can be earned through referrals and through reviewing the BoxyCharm boxes on their website. Each charm earned is worth $1 and can be used to redeem amazing makeup and beauty products.
Charmers also receive exclusive discounts on beauty brands with every box and gain access to an amazing social media community of makeup and beauty lovers.
Is It Worth It?
All in all when you compare how much BoxyCharm costs ($27.99/month) versus the price of the items you receive ($175+) the value is truly unbeatable and it’s definitely worth it!
With BoxyCharm you are receiving high-quality beauty items for less than or around $5 each and you get to try out items from both new and popular brands. It’s pretty much a no-brainer in my book.
Honest BoxyCharm Review- June 2018 Caribbean Queen
First off, as someone who has never tried out any beauty subscription boxes, I must say I was super impressed with the contents in the June 2018 BoxyCharm. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve always been somewhat skeptical of monthly subscription boxes because you might get a box full of items you dislike and will never use, but leave it to BoxyCharm to completely change my mind.
Not only did I love every single item I received in my BoxyCharm but when comparing the amount of money I would have spent buying each item individually versus the cost of the subscription box, it’s such a great deal! (And you guys know I’m all about saving money and getting the most bang for my buck!)
Plus, I truly love being able to try out products from both new and popular beauty brands that I normally might not ever pick up because of the individual price point.
For reference, this month’s Caribbean Queen box ended up containing 6 items at a total MSRP value of $134, making this box an incredible steal. It also had 6 makeup/beauty items from brands that I’ve never tried, which is awesome!
BoxyCharm June 2018 Caribbean Queen
Luxie- 3 Piece Flawless Complexion Brushes
The first items in the box were these gorgeous brushes– perfect for applying both powder and liquid foundations. The set came with a tapered highlighter brush, precision foundation brush, and a duo fibre powder brush.
I just tried this out the other day and I especially love the highlighting brush and the precision foundation brush paired with my fave IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream, gave my skin the most flawless, buffed-out finish. Plus, who doesn’t love rose gold brushes?
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Alamar- Reina Del Caribe Eyeshadow Palette
Next up in the box was this stunning palette from Alamar Cosmetics. The tropical colors are so fun and I’m in love with the beautiful shimmer shadows. Although I’m unsure if eyeshadow palettes are normally included in BoxyCharms, this was such a nice treat and once again going back to the overall value, it’s amazing for what you’re paying.
Although I had heard of Alamar Cosmetics, I hadn’t yet tried out any of their palettes. I can honestly say I’m now definitely a fan and will be trying out more of their items. The pigmentation and color payoff in this palette is amazing and I can’t wait to create some gorgeous summer looks with this eyeshadow palette!
Check out the complete swatches in the photos below.
Jonteblu- Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Charcoal
This eyeliner pencil had a nice and creamy texture that glides easily on the undereye area, and the gray color is super versatile. This was a brand I hadn’t previously tried and I love the cute packaging.
Ofra- Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Verona
Another brand that I’ve been meaning to try but hadn’t yet is Ofra and I’ve always thought their lip products are so pretty. This liquid lipstick in the shade Verona is gorgeous and is a great nude shade that works well year-round.
You can find a ton of lip shades from Ofra over here at Ulta.
Sol De Janeiro- Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Next up is the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream from Sol De Janeiro and you guys- this smells heavenly! When I shared this in an unboxing on my Instagram, so many of you messaged me telling me it was your favorite, which I love.
This is the perfect product to buy for swimsuit season to smooth and tighten and this cream really does feel great on the skin!
Battington- Monroe Silk Lashes
Last but not least are the Monroe Silk Lashes from Battington. I personally don’t wear a lot of falsies because I was fortunately blessed with long lashes, but I tried these on the other day and they’re super pretty.
These lashes are multi-layered and add a beautiful amount of volume and length without being over the top, and they’re a lot better quality than some of the drugstore lashes I’ve tried in the past.
Made with 100% silk, they can be used up to 25 times.
Final Thoughts on BoxyCharm – Do I Recommend It?
All in all, I would say this BoxyCharm was a total win and if you were to ask me whether or not it’s worth it, my answer is 110% YES! I think it’s great for both makeup lovers like me who love to try out products from new brands, but I also think it’s perfect for beginners who are looking for product recommendations.
Plus, again, the value really is unbeatable here, and if you really break it down and think about it- you’re getting high quality beauty products for less than what you’d pay at the drugstore. I mean how amazing is that?!
That about wraps up today’s post with my Honest BoxyCharm Review! I hope this helped any of you who were on the fence with whether or not BoxyCharm is worth it and that I helped clear up any questions you had. Have you ever tried BoxyCharm? Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
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