Boxycharm is one of the best beauty boxes for makeup that I know of. There is always, always full size makeup in it. It is actually the box that gave me the urge to get rid of all my old crappy stuff from junior high and start anew. This month has one product I’m really interested in using, too. Plus one that I already love.
The Cost: $21/month.
What You Get: Full size and luxury size beauty samples of the best beauty products from popular and chic brands. Anything from nail care and hair products to the top skin care and cosmetics
Spongelle You Have My Heart on a String- I’m just going to say it. I LOVE THESE! I got on last year in a Popsugar box and loved it but couldn’t bring myself to pay $16 for one. Now, I have another one! Woohoo! These last a long, long time and I love the exfoliation they give. I slathered mine with shower gel once the stuff that this is packed with was gone and kept using it til I figured it was time to toss it. This one smells like peonies.
Beauty for Real Blush + Glo Stick- This is a blush (coral crush) and a highlighter (hi-beam) in one. It has a cream to powder formula.
I think the highlighter is really pretty and smooths on. It also has the most perfect sheen to it. Not too sparkly or glittery- just a perfect glow.
The blush has a slightly drier consistency and is a little bit darker than I normally wear. I am excited to practice with this. I may take this with me on my trip, it’s that handy.
Shray Ms. Amazing Facial Mask- I like that these are popping up in subscriptions. It seems like for a long time this was an Asian beauty “thing” that didn’t transfer over. Now, however, they’re everywhere! That’s a good thing. I like sheet masks, especially good ones like these with no alcohol and with sodium hyaluronate for moisturizing. Once you take this off your face, pat in the leftover essence. The instructions say it works great for priming your skin for makeup.
Value: $12 (there are much better ones for much less, I have to admit)
Freeze 24/7 Anti-Aging Eye Serum- Apply a pea sized amount (that’s a lot!) to your under eye area and wait for the magic to happen. Say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. This doesn’t have a spectacular ingredient list. Especially for the price. I think if you want to really get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, this is not the thing for you. There’s no peptides, no retinol, no vitamin c…
Realtree for Her Perfume Spray- I got this a lllooooong time ago in a Birchbox (in a smaller size, of course) and didn’t really like it then. I still don’t. It’s just too floral for me.
“Real Tree for Her opens up with the sweet taste of pomegranate, a hint of persimmon and an exotic scent of orchids. It blends with lotus blossom and champaca flower and it’s followed by the rich scent of amber, the transient scent of violets and the depth of mahogany wood.”
Ofra Banana Powder Godet- This is an all-in-one face powder. Use it to conceal dark circles, to set your makeup or as a finishing powder. You can even use it as a highlighter. I had no idea what this was when I opened it because it’s just the pan. No case which is kinda strange. Although I admit, I was thinking I needed a metal magnet case type thing to carry all the colors I loved from all my palettes in one place. There surely must be a thing like that. I need to Google it.
I wonder if this would be too yellow for someone with pink/blue undertones.
VERDICT: This Boxycharm was worth it to me for the Spongelle and the Beauty for Real stick alone! In all honesty, I’m never a big fan of getting perfume in a subscription box. It’s just so subjective, I think it should be left to the sample box realm. But either way, the February Boxycharm surprised me with how much I am enjoying the contents. I’ll use the mask, try the funny yellow powder and enjoy my Spongelle. And the Glo Stick.
If you’d like to sign up for Boxycharm, you can do that here. If you like makeup, you should give it a shot. I believe that until the end of the month, you can still get this exact box. Unless they sell out. It will tell you on their page. If you don’t want this box then wait til March 1st to sign up because they send your box as soon as you purchase.