Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Boxycharm Beauty Box Subscription Box Review

Boxycharm is the latest beauty box subscription company to hit the market, launching in June 2013, and today, The Makeup Examiner is going to share her thoughts about the “new kid” on the beauty box block. The Makeup Examiner received Boxycharm’s October “Raise Awareness, Give Hope” Beauty Box, which was geared toward the “celebration” of women for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the November “Fall Glam” box.

Let’s just dive right in to the contents. October’s Beauty Box included:
  • Lash Cards 10-pack
  • It’s So Big Mascara (Sample)
  • NYX Single in Princess Pink (Discontinued Color)
  • NYX Single in Gunmetal (Discontinued Color)
  • Maybelline Nail Stickers (Discontinued Item)
  • CG Intense Shadow Blast #815 (Discontinued Color)
  • SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Tickled Pink (Discontinued Color)
  • Lavilin Deodorant (2 Samples)
  • Also include in the October box was a pamphlet from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and a highly inaccurate description card that referred to CoverGirl’s Intense Shadow Blast as Covergirl ShadowBlast Primer!

Moving on to November’s “Fall Glam” Box:
  • Organix Ever Firm: Cherry Blossom Moringa Oil (Discontinued Item)
  • YU-BE Moisturizing Skin Cream (Sample)
  • Material Girl Lip Gloss in Sweet Baby Mint (Discontinued Item)
  • Be A Bombshell Eyeliner in Espresso
  • Be A Bombshell Blush in Blind Date
  • SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Down To Earth (Discontinued Color)

Also included in the “Fall Glam” box was a description card that stated: “Rosy cheeks, glossy lips, and heavier eyeliner will create a classic autumn look. Oh and don’t forget to polish your nails with one of autumn’s hottest shades”. Uh … if Boxycharm was referring to the discounted SpaRitual Nail Lacquer shade in Down To Earth, TME is confused as to how that translates to “one of autumn’s hottest shades”.

You’ll note that beside many items is the word “discontinued”. That’s because Boxycharm ($21/month) is a beauty box subscription company that offers drug store beauty items, purchased from a third party, or more simply stated, Boxycharm often purchases clearance items that drug store brands no longer care to carry. If you’re a person who simply wants to acquire beauty products, regardless of shelf life or ability to repurchase, then Boxycharm is probably an appropriate choice.

Although difficult to precisely calculate the value of each box, due to many items being discontinued, The Makeup Examiner can comfortable state that this beauty box subscription company will indeed send you plenty of drug store brand product for your money. But if you’re looking to be introduced to new brands or products with the ability to repurchase, that most likely isn’t going to happen often with this service. You can find more information about this subscription company at Boxycharm.

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