Hello everyone! Today I’m reviewing the March BoxyCharm, aka my very first BoxyCharm box! I signed up for the three month option so I’ll have a few months to see how I feel about the subscription and decide whether or not to keep it. I’ve been dreaming of subscribing to BoxyCharm since before I started my blog!
I also took this opportunity to create my very first youtube video where I unbox and try on all the makeup in the box! I’ll link it at the bottom, please leave me some feedback and bare with me, I know I am a tad bit awkward as it’s my first time on camera lol! Let’s take a look at the March Boxycharm box…
BoxyCharm is a monthly US based Beauty Subscription featuring 4-5 FULL SIZED and Luxury-sized beauty products.
Price: $21USD/Month (Less with a longer subscription term)
Shipping: Free to US, $5 to Canada
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The March BoxyCharm
The box design is the same every month as far as I know, but each month has a different theme. March’s Boxycharm theme is Bae-cation! I follow Boxycharm on instagram and I was feeling wistful of all the influencers that got to go a vacation to promote the palette in the box. How lovely would it be to go on an influencer vacation!?
Included in the March Boxycharm was a coupon for Butter London. Use the code CHARMER25 for 25% off!
This palette is Cruelty Free, Vegan, Talc Free and Gluten Free. I never thought about celiacs needing makeup to be gluten free, but I guess it’s a consideration.
These shades are very summery. I love that there’s a full mirror inside the palette. Many cardboard packaged palettes don’t contain mirrors so it’s nice that I could actually take this on my own “Baecation” and have a travel mirror. A lot of the pinky/peach shades are similar so it would have been nice to see something different in the top row. I was really excited for this palette but when I played with it for the first time I had a hard time getting pigment out of some of the shades and the vibrancy of that beautiful blue shade faded fast, even with a primer underneath.
I’ll be posting a full review of this palette once I play with it a bit (and after I post my ColourPop Double Entendre & Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Reviews). You can also watch me play with the palette in my YouTube video at the bottom!
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Smokey Eye Brush Set $23.12
I’m always up for more brushes! Lately I’ve been feeling pretty limited with my current brush collections so I welcome having a few more eye brushes to play around with. I do have a morphe brush set on the way but I’ll make do with these three brushes in the meantime. They’re very soft but also bulky. I don’t have a lot of space between my lid and my eyebrows so I prefer small brushes to concentrate my eyeshadow in a smaller area. I’ll use the shader brush lots though!
The brushes read “Step 1: For the Money, Step 2: For the shadow, and Step 3: Go girl go”. I was pretty sure this was referencing something (turns out it’s Elvis Presley) but the sayings seemed a little weird to me.
Pretty Vulgar “Make Them Blush” Powder Blush $26
YES YES YES!! I have been dying to try Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics since it launched online at Sephora. I really hope we see a full sized Pretty Vulgar palette in a future Boxycharm, I’ve been agonizing over their Nightingale and now the recent Phoenix Rising palettes!
Blushes normally aren’t exciting for me but the colour I got is a vibrant neon pink and unlike anything in my collection so far. The packaging is pretty but the plastic looks a little cheap. On the bright side it’s sturdy!
This is the kind of skincare I like to see in my subscriptions. You can’t really go wrong with sheet masks and eye gel masks are one of my favourite types to use. My under eye areas get so dry, especially during the winter. These eye gel packs are supposed to be cooling & revitalizing.
Butter London Double Decker Mascara $28
I was excited when I saw the brand name on a discount card inside my Boxycharm thinking that I was getting some Butter London nail polish. Imagine my surprise when it was a mascara instead! I didn’t realize that Butter London made makeup products.
This mascara tube is huge. They didn’t call it double decker for nothing! Luckily the brush isn’t super bulky like I was worried it would be from the name. Double Decker is supposed to provide an immediate, lasting curl effect and promises “Get 200% thicker lashes in just one coat and a 314% increase in lash curl”. We shall see!
The total of the box worked out to $121.12USD! I think the worth of that Pür X Boxycharm palette is arguable, it retails at Pür for $36 but there are similar palettes that retail for less on their website. Still, I paid $31CAD for the box so to have a value of over $120USD is incredible.
I also like that the box is curated so that most of the products fit together. You can create almost a full eye look with the palette, brushes & mascara and then you’ve got some blush and some eye gels to round things out. I’m happy with the march box, and I’m so excited for next month’s box because rumour has it a ColourPop palette will be included! EEK!
What did you get in your March Boxycharm?
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