BOXYCHARM Premium February 2023 Review: Treat Your Heart Out!

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The February 2023 BOXYCHARM Premium theme was Treat Your Heart Out! I received two palettes, one for the eyes and one for the cheeks. I also received a body lotion and more — in fact, a little bit of everything. See each item I received below!

There may be variations in the box – see the full spoilers here.

In case you haven’t heard yet, BoxyCharm and Ipsy have combined forces and they will no longer be offering BoxyCharm Premium. The February 2023 BoxyCharm Premium box will be the final one. If you’re an existing BoxyCharm Premium member, you’ll be automatically enrolled in BoxyCharm by Ipsy + Beauty Boost. This means you’ll get 3 choice items and 2 Power Picks + one additional top-rated product (so you’ll still enjoy 6 full-size faves like BoxyCharm Premium).

DEAL: Subscribe now and get a FREE gift: GROWN ALCHEMIST Anti Pollution Primer, SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Happy Hibiscus Palette – Luminizer & Blush Palette, OR SATURDAY SKIN Pretty Pop – Probiotic Power Whipped Cream, PLUS $10 credit to February Drop Shop!

Use this link and pick your FREE gift at checkout AND get your exclusive $10 Drop Shop code via email within 24 hours of subscribing.

ACE BEAUTÉ Perfect Pout Liquid Lipstick Manifest ($17.99) While I liked the feel and formula of this liquid lipstick, I didn’t like the color, it looked horrible on my lips. While this is matte, it doesn’t dry down all the way so it doesn’t feel icky or drying like some matte products. The color is supposed to be nude but on my lips it’s an opaque warm muddy taupe with a hint of orange undertones.

Here it is swatched.

REFRESHMENTS Velvety Body Cream ($14) I was actually really thrilled to get a huge tube of fragrance-free body lotion! This feels like typical fast-absorbing lotion, perfect for all but the coldest weather. Coconut oil, shea butter, grapeseed oil, olive oil, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid are some of the ingredients and I will use this stuff daily. Refreshments is owned by Ipsy, who also owns BOXYCHARM.

Alleyoop Multi-Tasker 4-in-1 Makeup Brush ($28) I received this in a previous box and recently while cleaning out my Caboodle I found it an immediately threw it in the trash. I get that it’s a 4-in-1 item that may be perfect for traveling but I didn’t find any of the brushes to be all that great in quality. The blush brush is too fluffy and the sponge isn’t something I normally use and I’m not going to hang on to it just to use the eye brushes that are on the inside. I will gift this to someone else who might appreciate it more than I would.

BEAUTY BAKERIE The Butter Hydrasilk Primer ($24) This brand has cute packaging, and this primer looks like a stick of butter, and the box is even wrapped in waxed paper! It’s supposed to go on “just like warm, creamy butter” and left a bit of a white sheen until I rubbed it in. It has that classic dimethicone silky feeling after application. I find that primer makes no difference to my makeup, and like usual I only applied this to half of my face and my makeup didn’t go on smoother or look any different at the end of the day.

ELOISE BEAUTY Secret Garden Blush ‘N Glow Palette (Around $55) I want to tell you that the shades in this palette are much more vibrant than shown on the brand’s website. These are BRIGHT, and you have to use a light hand to pick them up because otherwise it’s clown cheeks for the day.

I think the shades work well with a variety of looks, and here they are swatched.

CIATÉ LONDON Royal Edition Eyeshadow Palette ($48) Here we have a ginormous palette with metallics and mattes. I tell you, I would take a smaller palette with a few wearable shades over this any day (plus it doesn’t fit well in my Caboodle). I swiped Palace all over from brow to lashes and then applied Tiara to my lids. I placed Royal Family in the crease and then added King because I wanted it to be darker. That’s it. There’s a whole lot of shades with red and orange in them and I can’t pull those off.

Here’s the first row swatched so you can get a feel for the mattes and metallics.

As always there were some hits and misses but overall the February BOXYCHARM Premium was pretty nice. I especially liked the body lotion, I can never seem to get enough of basics like that. I also liked the cheek palette and had fun using the eye palette. The formula of the liquid lip was something I wouldn’t mind trying again, but maybe in a color that works better for my skin tone. I’m sure someone I know will get a kick out of the 4-in-1 brush and although I don’t wear primer, I know that some people probably won’t leave home without it and the packaging was adorable. The value for my box was around $187 but let’s face it, these brands aren’t found at Sephora (although Beauty Bakerie is at Ulta) so all of those values come from the brand’s websites.

Below is a box opening photo as well as the product info card.

BOXYCHARM Premium is a beauty box from BOXYCHARM (who also has a base box for $27.99 a month and a BOXYLUXE upgrade option). For $39.99 per month (price drops for longer terms), you’ll receive 6 items with 2 items chosen by the subscriber. They also state an average value of around $215 per box. BOXYCHARM’s premium subscription box was one of the best beauty subscription boxes for 2022, a best skincare box, and a best makeup subscription!

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  • KayKay

    Refreshments in Premium? Palette overkill – and of course one is CIATÉ. And there’s that alley oop – again. At least there’s Ace Beate and Beauty Bakerie with something different.

  • Michelle

    So we have Alleyoop and Refreshments in a Premium box…pathetic!