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I’ve seen some spoilers that BoxyCharm posted, and got really interested, and although I really don’t need that much makeup, I decided to get myself onto their waitlist in late August. I didn’t have to wait that long, and my subscription started in September. This is my third box.
BoxyCharm is a makeup subscription box that sends only full and deluxe size products. They advertise as sending 4-5 products, but sometimes send more than that. The brands included are really good, with a mix of more and less popular high-end, natural and middle-level brands. There are some variations between boxes, but they are not big, and the value is pretty much equal between those variations.
When you sign up you will almost always go onto their waitlist, and they will AUTOMATICALLY charge you once you’re off, unless you sign up on days when there is no waitlist, which happens every now and then. You will get the box from the month you are charged in, i.e. if you are charged in October, you are getting the October box.
The cost: US $21 + $5 shipping to Canada (no shipping charge for the US)
Ships to: Canada, US (except Hawaii and Alaska)
Everything comes nicely packed in a small black box, with foam padding. This so ingenious, since it keeps everything safely tucked in.
This month’s theme is Sweater Weather! The box comes with an information card, with one side explaining how to enter to win a special BoxyCharm box…
…and the other side giving details on the products included.
This is everything that I received in my November box. Please note that there are some variations, and you may receive some different products. I will give more details about what products you may have received further down.
Luxie Beauty Quad Eye Travel Set
This lovely set is a special collaboration between Luxie and Boxycharm, so it’s not available in Luxie’s online store. I couldn’t estimate the value of the set, but the info card gives a value of $32 USD, which is in line with the prices listed for other brushes on the Luxie website. Everyone received these brushes in their November box, and although baby pink is not my color, I love them. The quality is really good and they apply and blend eyeshadow perfectly!
Everyone received this setting spray this month, with the value of $39 CAD/ 31 USD. I wasn’t to excited about this spray, since I like my face makeup to be matte or only slightly dewy. I gave it a chance, though, and it’s a bit too much for me. If sun hits my face it literally shimmers (Twilight movie level shimmer). For this reason I could use the spray only at night, but even then I’d be afraid if the light catches my face. The only great thing about the product is the spray bottle – it gives a very fine, even mist. Unfortunately, this will be forwarded to someone who would love it more.
I really don’t need another eyeshadow palette, but I was still happy to receive this cute little 9-shadow one, worth $25 USD. One of the colors, Holographic, is impossible to show off on a photo – it’s a duochrome that shifts from pink to shimmery blue. So pretty! This would be a lovely palette to travel with, since you could pull off a number of looks out of it. Everyone received this palette in the November Boxycharm box!
This is the only item in this month’s box that varied. Everyone received one of this lipsticks, but colors varied. Value of the lipstick is $17 USD, and the color I received, Storm, is gorgeous. It’s a deep wine color that goes well with the colors in the eyeshadow palette from this box. It’s very pigmented, not too patchy and almost completely matte on my lips. It wears well, and leaves a nice stain on my lips. It’s also not as drying as other matte lipsticks.
A far as I’ve seen, everyone received these three lip masks. Each one retails for $5 USD, so the value of the 3 is $15 USD (obviously). Unfortunately, this is another item in the box that is not for me. I was so excited to receive them, but after contacting the company a number of times I received a somewhat indirect answer that the collagen in these masks may come from either cows or pigs. Since I have to avoid anything sourced from pigs, these are a big no-no for me. Too bad, since my lips need any hydration I can give them.
Here are all the makeup items swatched, left to right: eyeshadow palette, lipstick. Everything is quite pigmented, and I swiped everything twice to get this level of pigmentation.
I am quite happy with this month’s box, although it’s my least favorite out of the BoxyCharm boxes I received. I will not use the setting spray and the lip masks. Total value I calculated is $120 USD, which is the same as the value on the information card, and I paid $26 USD (the box + shipping to Canada). The value of usable items for me is $74 USD, which is quite low, but still not bad for the price I paid. I really appreciate that BoxyCharm isn’t overcharging for shipping to Canada as some other boxes do.
You can order BoxyCharm box using this link (all the links in this review are referral links and give me a $5 equivalent in points). This helps me get more products and boxes for reviews, but if you don’t wish to use my referral, you can google the name of the box.
If you subscribe now, you will be waitlisted, and probably start the subscription with the December box, although there are no guarantees. It has been spoiled that the December box will contain either a Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Liquid Lipstick or a Geek Showstopper Creme Stain, and every box will have a Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara and a RealHer blush palette, plus other products.
Do you have any questions about this subscription? Do you subscribe to any boxes? How do you like this one?