BOXYCHARM Premium July 2021 Review + Coupon

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BOXYCHARM Premium is a beauty box from BOXYCHARM, separate from the regular/base BOXYCHARM and BOXYLUXE upgrade. For $35 per month, you’ll receive 6-7 items with 1 item chosen by the subscriber. They also promise $175+ value in every box and no product overlaps. When you sign up for Premium, you must get the base/classic box for the month you signed up for and stay subscribed to that until you’re off the waitlist for Premium. After you score Premium, you can let go of the base box if you choose. Boxycharm’s premium subscription box was voted by our readers as one of the best beauty subscription boxes for 2021 – and a best skincare box, and a best makeup subscription!

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Even the inside of the box got a makeover/takeover this month!

The July box was a takeover edition featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills!

Listed at the back are the products inside the box along with MSRP’s. Looking for more products? Use the BOGO 50% off code to save!

I received six items in my box and please keep in mind that your items may be a little different (but still from ABH), and I believe everyone received an ABH/Norvina palette, either Vol. 1 or Vol. 3.

Everything in my July 2021 BOXYCHARM Premium! There may be variations in the box – see the full spoilers here.

Five of my products came in their own boxes.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrating Oil ($45) I thought this oil did a good job of prepping my skin for makeup application, but it can also be used before bed to moisturize skin overnight.

This product looks like it has mostly natural ingredients in it, although the second ingredient is derived from silicone. I see jojoba and borage oils, sandalwood and lavender essential oils, and others and the box states it has a “Balkans-inspired blend” that helps hydrate the skin. I wasn’t sure what the Balkans had to do with it but it includes the country Romania, which is where Anastasia and Norvina were born!

I felt like this was a dry oil, my skin didn’t feel greasy after applying and it worked well as a base before applying my mineral powder makeup foundation. It almost felt and acted like a primer! The scent reminded me of herbs and wasn’t super strong and in fact the fragrance faded away quickly.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Setting Spray ($26) This spray can be used before, during, or after makeup application and has a tropical coconut vanilla scent that is perfect for summer.

Don’t let the container fool you, there’s no glitter or shimmer in this spray. Water and glycerin lead the ingredients list and portulaca has skin benefits (it has antioxidants). I used this spray while applying the shimmery highlighter shown below, I just spritzed my cheeks and then went over it with a blush brush full of powder and it stayed in place. To set makeup after applying, remember to spray in the shape of a T and then an X to get the whole face covered, but also close your eyes first!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($22) Generally I don’t pay much attention to my brows but this product can be used after applying brow pencil or on its own, which is how I used it.

The ingredients here aren’t the same as the ingredients listed at but I prefer these anyways, as there are less parabens. Although there is no fragrance added, you can smell the alcohol, but only briefly as it evaporates.

The directions say to brush over the hairs in the direction of growth, but I went over them backwards first and then the correct way. It kept them in place all day (do they ever actually move even without this product?) and I didn’t notice it was there unless I purposefully touched my brows with my fingers.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Shadow Brush I couldn’t find this on the ABH website but according to the info card it’s made of synthetic bristles.

One side can be used to apply shadow to the eyelid.

The other side can be used in the crease or to blend after applying.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Highlighter in Peach Fizz ($25) I wasn’t sure what to think when I saw that this was a colorful highlighter, I mainly use silver or gold, but this sure is peachy!

Here’s the ingredients. I received the color Peach Fizz, which is described as coral gold.

I had to remove this sticker first, and I’m not 100% sure what it is trying to tell me.

I placed a bit in the lid and was surprised at how clumpy it was but it breaks down when you either push it in with a finger or swirl it around with a makeup brush. Here’s a hint — use a big fluffy brush if you want a hint of colorful shine, or use a denser brush to really make an impact. Much like shimmery eye shadows, I found it worked best on my nose when I used a finger to apply.

Here it is swatched. Another tip is to spritz your cheeks with the setting spray shown earlier before dusting the powder on to help it adhere better. This has a golden shimmer that makes me feel sunny and bright, perfect for the season.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Collection Pro Pigment Palette Vol.1 ($60) The biggie item this month is a HUGE palette of 25 shades for eyes and face. Who is Norvina? Norvina is the daughter of Anastasia Soare, the founder of ABH!

Please note that not all of the colors are meant to be used around “the immediate eye area”. That means that an astonishing 17 out of those 25 shades are not even supposed to be used near the eyes, so where exactly would they be used? Maybe this is so they can get around the regulations put in place by the FDA about what is acceptable for use near this delicate area (the ingredients can cause sensitivities and may stain). If you know more about it than I do, please share in the comments. At least they disclosed this info — I have received other super bright palettes that haven’t come with this warning but that certainly seem like they should.

The ingredients are listed on the back of the box.

Here’s one view of those stunning shades. Norvina said she added some complimentary colors so it wouldn’t be all purple, all the time, and there is white and a dark grey shadow to help transform them even further.

Here’s an even closer look. The shades are listed on Sephora so I will just place that here:

A1 (metallic lilac with a cool pink reflect), A2* (matte mid-tone vivid violet), A3* (matte rich plum), A4 (metallic golden copper), A5* (matte vibrant warm candy pink), B1* (matte vivid lilac), B2 (metallic rosy bronze with gold sparkles), B3* (metallic platinum rose with gold sparkles), B4* (matte deep cool violet), B5* (matte deep cool plum), C1 (matte bright white), C2 (metallic yellow gold), C3 (metallic deep rose gold with gold sparkles), C4* (matte mauve plum), C5* (matte burnt sienna brown), D1 (matte primary yellow), D2* (shimmering blue purple), D3* (matte primary red), D4* (sparkling matte primary blue with blue sparkles), D5* (matte black), E1* (shimmering peach gold), E2* (matte pastel orange), E3 (matte ochre yellow), E4* (matte neon orange), E5* (matte oxblood)

Here you can see that some of the shades are matte, others are shimmers. I have sensitive eyes, or at least I used too but I’m guessing that since some colors have been banned, that my be why I can usually wear cool shades on my eyes without them turning red, irritated, and gloopy. From the ’90’s and up until about 2015 I could only wear neutral brown shades and even Clinique, which I thought would be safe, left me with allergic conjunctivitis. I have no wish to revisit those days so I only used A1, B2, and C3 to come up with a look that worked for me and let me tell you, this palette is for those who love things BRIGHT. I had so much fall out though, especially from C3, so I ended up redoing my eyes by spraying the Dewy Set setting spray on my brush first and then placing it in the desired color before applying. It worked much better that way and yes I used a primer first. I really want to use B3, D2, and E1 to do my eyes but I’m kinda scared.

Here are some swatches and I am sorry if they are a little blurry, shimmers are so hard to photograph in studio light and when I swatch outdoors it doesn’t look right either. This is the first row.

Second row.

Third row.

Fourth row.

Fifth row. I guess I could turn some of these colors into highlighters or even mix them with lip balm to create colorful lip glosses.

The July BOXYCHARM Premium X Norvina/Anastasia Beverly Hills takeover box was full of both practical items (setting spray, face oil, makeup brush) and wowza out of this world stuff (namely, that palette!). I realize that the warnings are there to get around federal regulations in the makeup industry but I don’t feel comfortable putting most of those shades on my eyes based on past experiences. I see all kinds of tutorials and looks online using this very palette so I may pass it along to someone who would be better suited to its bright colors and sparkly finishes. Now, the rest of the box was perfect for me and my needs. The face oil made for a great pre-makeup primer and I liked the natural yet groomed results I got with the clear brow gel. The setting spray came in handy for applying some of those shadows and the shadow brush is perfect for when I’m going away for the weekend because it’s compact and dual-sided. The highlighter gave me a bright, youthful glow, it’s so pretty! The value for this box was around $178 and even though I may gift the palette I still feel like I got a bargain compared to the price paid for the box.

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  • prettypony

    I did not know that was her daughter’s name! Amazing to know!

  • Jody

    I am starting to use the eye shadows to water color. Better than letting them go to waste.

    • prettypony

      They are so amazing! You should try to play with them and put them on! I bet you would be gorgeous!