Welcome to my May 2020 BoxyCharm premium box review! This months box had $167.00 value.
Another month – another BoxyCharm. This time I decided to test out Boxy Premium for the first time. Boxy Premium is an additional $10 a month (so $35 total) and comes with 6-7 items and a higher box value than the base box. Your first month of Premium, you are charged for BOTH the base and premium. After that you can decide to just be subscribed to one or the other, or both. But in order to be eligible for Luxe, you have to be subscribed to the base box. Want to try out BoxyCharm? Click here!
This box included some products I’ve never tried and brands I had never heard of. This was exciting – because that’s the main reason why I subbed to BoxyCharm in the first place!
This eye concentrate claims to target the appearance of tired eyes and reduce puffiness, bags, dark circles and signs of aging. It also claims to hydrate, nourish, and rejuvenate the under eye area. Tired looking eyes are definitely my number one skin concern, so I thought this was a very appropriate item for me. I have struggled with dark circles, bags, and discolouration for as long as I can remember.
The cream doesn’t have a particularly good or bad scent – it just smells like your traditional cream. The formulation of this eye concentrate is super thin. This is something you should look for in an eye cream because your eye area is super sensitive and heavy creams can cause milia buildup. After a couple of uses my eye area was left nice and hydrated; however, it will take a few weeks before I will be able to notice if it effectively targets the appearance of tired eyes.
Cost: USD $68.00 / CAD $70.00 (on Amazon)
This 9 pan eyeshadow palette has luxurious packaging and a sweet smell. It’s size and colour scheme will make it a great simple palette for travel. I was actually really excited to get a matte, neutral palette because I don’t own an entirely matte palettes in my current collection.
The shadows themselves are soft and buttery, blend nicely, and there is a nice array of neutral colours. I do wish that they had made this a 12 pan palette instead of having 3 of the lighter shadows in larger pans. This palette is perfect for beginners, and has the ability to create everyday wearable looks as well as a dramatic smokey eye.
Cost: USD $38.00 / CAD $50.00 (on Sephora)
This was both a brand and I product I had never heard of. Apparently, ampoule is a popular product used in Korean skincare. A quick Google search revealed that ampoule is a “super charged” serum that has higher concentrations of it’s active ingredients. Usually ampoule promotes skin health and reduces signs of aging. Typically ampoule is used after your toner and before your serum.
This ampoule has a strong, minty smell to it but it isn’t overwhelming. After a few uses my skin was left feeling smooth and soothed. It didn’t irritate my sensitive skin whatsoever, and hasn’t caused any breakouts. I’m excited to incorporate this product into my daily skincare routine and see how this enhances my skin!
Cost: USD $20.00 /~ $28.00 CAD (based on the current exchange rate)
Coloured liner is definitely going to be a summer 2020 makeup trend in my opinion, so I was excited to receive this product in my box. I received the shade Lolita, which is a beautiful muted rose shade.
Unfortunately, this product was a little lackluster. I found the liner to be a little on the dry side. I had to go over the liner several times in order to get a clean payoff.
Cost: USD $10.00 / ~ $14.00 CAD (based on the current exchange rate)
I was extremely intrigued by this product. A glow oil for the lips and cheek? Interesting. This sheer blush and lip stain contains hydrating rice bran oil for a beautiful “lit from within” look. I received the shade flare which is coral shimmer.
This glow oil is going to be a favourite product of mine this summer! It creates such a beautiful sheer and glowy wash of colour that is perfect for a no makeup makeup look. I was a little worried it would be sticky on the skin, but it isn’t at all! I did not like lips on the lips though – I found it very slippery feeling.
COST: USD $15.00 / CAD $20.00 (on Sephora)
This lip butter balm has the cutest little packaging! It also has a sweet cake smell that is delicious but not overwhelming. Tarte claims that this lip balm is hydrating and exfoliating.
The butter balm is a tad sticky, but not an annoying type of sticky. It left my lips feeling amazingly hydrated. I wouldn’t say that it is overly exfoliating though. I am not a regular user of lip balms but due to the whole “global pandemic” thing, I have been biting my lips more than normal. Hopefully, this balm will help repair the damage that has been done!
COST: USD $12.00 / CAD $15.00 (on Tarte)
Final Thoughts on the May 2020 BoxyCharm Premium Box
Overall, I am really satisfied with my premium box. I received a good range of products – from skincare to makeup. Looking at the other premium products offered this month, I would have liked the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Soleil Bronzer, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, or the Kevin Aucoin Expert Mascara; however, you can’t have it all!
The total value of this months premium box was USD $163.00 / ~ $197.00 CAD. But I have decided that I am not going to get premium again, simply because I prefer the BoxyLuxe boxes. The BoxyLuxe boxes contain lifestyle items in addition to skincare and makeup, so I will be re-subbing to that in the future. I am glad I had the chance to try out the premium box this month and would definitely recommend it if you are thinking of getting one.
What did you get in this months box? Until next time, XX.
Check out my April 2020 BoxyCharm base box review.
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