BoxyCharm by Ipsy February 2024 Review: It’s a Self-Love Affair

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The latest BoxyCharm by Ipsy is here! The theme was It’s a Self-Love Affair and I received 5 new products that included an eyeshadow palette, a gold-flecked serum, and more. See all of my items below! Please keep in mind that BoxyCharm by Ipsy sends out lots of different box combos so my products may vary from yours. Plus, subscribers get to choose three of their five items (the other two are chosen by Ipsy). My box was chosen for me so it doesn’t always match my beauty needs and preferences but subscribers have more control over their box!

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Malin+Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil ($82) is supposed to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles and of course face oil tends to leave the skin looking bright and shiny due to those oils. The oils in this bottle include argan, borage, avocado, and jojoba and the scent comes from essential oils. Only a few drops are needed, spread it on freshly cleansed skin. My skin absorbed it quickly and it didn’t leave it feeling greasy, and I liked the natural herby floral scent.

Dallas & James Skincare Watermelon Dream Clarifying Serum ($42) is supposed to help clear pores while providing much needed moisture. Some of the ingredients are glycerin, watermelon extract, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and aloe plus there’s flecks of gold leaf suspended in the serum. Apply 2-3 drops after cleansing and before moisturizer. It smells a bit like watermelon but isn’t perfumey. It’s a bit sticky when dry but moisturizer should take care of that.

Sleek’e Silk’e Repair Therapy Hair Serum ($21) is applied to damp hair before styling to boost shine and seal up split ends. Some of the ingredients are dimethicone, parfum/fragrance, jojoba oil, and macadamia seed oil. It comes out like an oily gel and has a strong floral fragrance. It should make hair easy to comb but repeated use of dimethicone on the hair may cause build-up.

MAC Cosmetics Lash Dry Shampoo Mascara Refresher ($24) Mascara. That’s what’s in the tube, people, it’s just mascara. According to Ipsy “gone are the days of completely removing and then reapplying your mascara when you need a fresh look” and I say, who does that anyways? I applied mascara on one eye, and this product on the other. Then in the evening I applied it to both eyes and it looked the same as usual, like adding a second coat of mascara. It didn’t comb out my lashes, it just clumped them all together.

Ace Beauté Mystic Romance Eyeshadow Palette ($38.99) This palette has colors that I can’t pull off, but luckily I found some that worked for me and wore them on Valentine’s Day. I applied a shadow primer first then swept Sacred all over. Next I applied Celestial on my lid, and combined Spellbound and Fog for the crease. I used way too much in the crease, and found it hard to buff it out completely so start with a light hand, you can always add more. I also experienced some fallout so keep concealer or foundation nearby to help blend away the mess.

I swatched the shades I’m most likely to wear: Sacred, Celestial, Haze, Fog, Spellbound, and Starry.

Overall, a pretty good collection of products in my February BoxyCharm by Ipsy delivery! My favorite item was the Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil, I liked that it didn’t leave my skin greasy. I also appreciated that the Dallas & James serum didn’t have added fragrance, a no-no for my sensitive face. The eye shadow palette from ACE Beauté, while containing some very deep and bright shades, also had some colors that I like to wear on occasion, especially the rose gold Celestial, so pretty. The hair serum wasn’t for me, and the MAC Lash Dry Shampoo was really just a basic mascara but then basic is all I need on a daily basis. The value for my box contents was around $208!

Taking personalization to the next level, BoxyCharm by Ipsy includes 5 full-size beauty products worth up to $200 – including 2 guaranteed Power Picks from superstar brands and 3 items of your choice. From trendy makeup to skincare must-haves, you can look forward to the best beauty brands in each shipment. Members also enjoy amazing perks including access to exclusive deals and sales!


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