Boxycharm vs GlossyBox vs BeautyFix – August 2017
This Boxycharm vs GlossyBox vs BeautyFix series compares my subscriptions every month to give you a good idea what you can expect from these popular beauty subscription boxes. (Boxycharm and GlossyBox are both $21 a month, and BeautyFix is $24.95 a month, so they seemed close enough in cost to compare!)
Check out my Birchbox vs Ipsy vs Sephora Play post series too!
If you are interested in finding other great beauty boxes, check out our Best 31 Beauty Subscription Boxes for 2017!
Important to know: With Glossybox and Boxycharm, there are certain items that all subscribers will receive, but the remainder of items in the box will vary. With BeautyFix, all items are the same for all subscribers. (With the exception of perhaps different colors of a beauty item.)
Number of items: 7
Full-size items: 7
Deluxe size items: 0
Brands featured: Tarte, The Beauty Crop, Pur Cosmetics, Bellapierre, Royal & Langnickel
Categories featured: Makeup (5)
Total Value: $106
Favorite item in the box: tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette in Volume II
When a box sends a tarte palette in a box, it’s almost always going to be my favorite item in the box! Plus I love that these are subtle shimmer/pearl shades – very wearable!
Number of items: 6
Full-size items: 1
Deluxe size items: 2
Brands featured: Bliss, Doucce, Pixi, Lancome, Rituals, Doctor Babor
Categories featured: Makeup (3) Skincare (3)
Total Value: $43.20
Favorite item in the box: Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara
This mascara is excellent if you are looking for a dramatic eye look! It gets an A from me in both volume and length! It gets a B in lash separation, but all in all, this is a fab formula!
Number of items: 8
Full-size items: 2
Deluxe size items: 0
Brands featured: Foreo, Juice Beauty, DCL, Keranique, Dermablend, MDSolarSciences, Perricone MD
Categories featured: Makeup (1) Skincare (4) Tools (1) Supplements (2)
Total Value: $124
Favorite item in the box: Foreo Luna Play
This item alone covers the cost of the box!
I’d been a Clarisonic user for years, but last year I switched to Foreo thanks to the first time I sampled this device!
Both Clarisonic and Foreo do a great job at cleaning my skin thoroughly. (While using the Foreo Play, I did wish that there were different intensity settings like there are on Clarisonic, but these options exist on the full-sized versions.)
The big difference for me is the silicone brush surface area. It’s nonporous and will resist any bacteria build up. With Clarisonic, you have to always buy replacement brush heads. (At $22 a new brush head, switched out every 2-3 months, the costs add up!)
Verdict: No question – Boxycharm is the winner for me this month! The palette is gorgeous, the lip color is a perfect color for me, and everything else is great, too. BeautyFix was good this month, too. Glossybox? No so much. The mascara was the only item there that wowed me.
What was your favorite box for August? And what was your favorite product?
Here are my general suggestions for which box to pick:
Boxycharm: If you are looking for full-size makeup, this is the box to go for. They consistently send out makeup in addition to haircare and skincare products. (You will quickly build up an impressive eyeshadow collection with this subscription box!)
GlossyBox: This is the best box if you’re looking for trying out brands that you typically don’t see in the US. You’ll get a mix of US and EU brands. The one downside is that values of these boxes can vary depending on which variation you get, so make sure you’re happy with the main spoiler items that everyone gets if you’re thinking about signing up.
BeautyFix: This is my go-to box for sampling a lot of high-end skincare products. They usually round out the boxes with a few makeup and haircare products, too. You’ll get a mix of full-size and sample-size products.