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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2016

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanJan 14, 2016 | 36 comments


4.3 overall rating
1976 Ratings | 222 Reviews

BoxyCharm is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. They always provide a great value compared the cost of the box.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


This month’s theme is all about eyes!


The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm

The Cost: $21 a month

The Products: 5-6 beauty items that will include nail care, skin care, makeup, haircare, fragrance and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized).

Ships to: US

Check out all of my BoxyCharm reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!


Each box comes with a card detailing the products included.


Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette – Value $20

Yay for palettes! Boxycharm has sent out quite a few of the Revealed palettes from Coastal Scents, and I’ve loved all of them! Here are all of the shades:


I’m a fan of all these colors. There is a good mix of shimmery and matte colors, and I think a lot of these shades will work well for everyday wear. (This palette is paraben-free too!) Here are some of the shades swatched:


(The Starlooks eyeliner is swatched there too). I’m very happy with the pigment on these shades. I definitely recommend using an eyeshadow primer, though.


Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen – Value $19

This liquid eyeliner went on smoothly and stayed in place. I’ve sampled this before thanks to subscription boxes, and I know it is a good staple to have on hand. (It goes well with the theme of the box too).


Blinc Mascara Amplified – Value $26

I’ve tried the regular Blinc mascara formula before, and I like the Amplified formula better. This mascara is different from other mascaras in that instead of just coating your lashes, it forms “tubes” around your lashes that you can later remove with just warm water. I like that this still applies like a regular mascara, and the formula was buildable without any clumping issues. The overall look wasn’t as dramatic as my favorite tarte mascara, but it still is impressive. I’d give this mascara an A-!


Royal and Langnickel Revolution Boxycharm Brush Set – Value $23.97


These brushes are made with vegan, synthetic material, and they are so soft! Here is a closer look:


The three brushes included:

  • BX-80 Detail
  • BX-90 Crease
  • BX-95 LG Smudger

Verdict: This box has a value of about $89. I think that’s a great value for a $21 box, and amazingly enough, that’s actually a low value for Boxycharm boxes! I’ll use everything in this box, and I really like the eye makeup theme this month. What do you think of the January 2016 Boxycharm Box?

BoxyCharm ($25 per month) is one of the most popular beauty subscription boxes that we review, with lots of loyal customers. They promise 4-5 full-size beauty products each month from a variety of both indie and established brands, with a total retail value of over $100 in every box. The beauty item... read more.
Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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I have always loved boxycharm and consider it the best value for the monies I spend. I am just greatly disappointed in them this month and in their Customer Service department especially. I bought 2 boxes in January. One for my daughter and one for myself. I have never received either of them and when I contacted them I received a block letter response. I emailed them both Monday and Tuesday of this week and received a response this morning slapping me on the hands stating whenever I reply to their email it puts my position in line further down the line for a timely response. This is horrible customer service. Like so many others I received the email stating new product had arrived and they would begin shipping on January 29th. Today is February 10th and still no box just another response stating the boxes would be sent out via the corporate office through USPS and we would receive an email when that begins. I would really like my boxes. I have renewed my subscription to an annual for Boxycharm and now I wonder if this was a mistake. Overall I love this box and it has rarely disappointed me but to not receive what I paid for and it being time for February’s to be shipped this is unacceptable.


Did you ever receive your boxes?
That’s just awful customer service, I hope your stuff came!!


I received the same as Liz and I love it all! It’s my first Boxycharm box, so I have a question. When I went in to do my reviews, there was an Ardency Inn eye liner listed…should I have received this making five items? …or did every one just receive varying brands of eye liners and the brush set counts as more than one item? I’m just curious being new to the box….


Still haven’t received my Jan box?
Anyone else having late shipment this month ??


I’m still waiting for mine – I ordered at the beginning of January and got an email right away that said they’d be delayed until Jan 29. Then the other day there was an email saying they got products back in stock and they’d be going out soon…


I also got an email with tracking and it was supposed to be shipped out on the 12th
Just want my box already !


Still haven’t received my Jan box?
Tracking says it shipped out on the 12 th and it’s still in transit
Don’t think It’s ever been this late for me before
Anyone else having late shipment this month??


When the full spoilers came out I decided to subscribe and am thrilled. Mine arrived yesterday and was the exact same products as listed here.

Can’t wait for next month!


you got lucky. My neighbor got wait listed when she tried to sub on Sunday

Mary K

I was hoping for a colorful Modster liner too because I am sick of black eyeliners (I have about 15 now, ridiculous!) but I realize that’s part of the risk of boxes like this, and why they are offered at just a fraction of retail. 🙂


Just subscribed and got a January box, but also got the message about shipping Jan 29th. Hoping I get the black eyeliner, but I can’t wait for the brushes and shadows.


This is another great Boxycharm box! I’ve been a subscriber for a year now and most of the boxes have been big winners for me.


Boxycherrrm, I am angered with you. Mama wanted that Starlooks eyeliner. Everyone else got the Starlooks eyeliner (at least every blogger/vlogger). Why you do me like this? What am I supposed to do with a hot pink eyeliner? I’m going to use it as a lip liner that’s what I’m going to do, but I am still mad at you. ???

Lorelei Marie

I would love the hot pink liner. I do artistic Instagram pics and LOVE using different eyeliner colors (I often end up using liquid lipstick for liquid eyeliner to get unusual colors) I have WAY TOO many black liners. I’ve gotten 3 in the last 2 months from ipsy, birchbox, and boxycharm. Also, not too impressed by the black liner.


I’m the opposite. I’m all in for the Modster, hopefully in a color I don’t have yet. I love Ardency Inn and wish my local Sephora stocked it in store rather than just online. Post the pink for swap!


Nope I am no blogger not a vlogger and I got star looks ! Even if you got the pink eyeliner this box is still amazing! (Maybe email them) Those brushes are unbeliebvable! Did you feel them! Boxycharm is the best beauty box in the history of the world! I love them so much !!!! Every month is a win!! I love the smoky palette it feels like xmas!! Lol


Well I decided that I “need” this box…
I really want the makeup brushes so that covers the cost of the box right there. And I’m really interested in trying the tube mascara after reading everyone’s comments about it.
I was hoping it would come in the next week before I go out of town, but after I ordered, the confirmation email said congrats, I was able to snag a Jan box, but due to high demand, they’ll start shipping on Jan 29. Sad I won’t get it soon, but at least I was able to get it.
So for anyone considering getting this box, better grab one soon before they’re gone.
Thanks Liz for the great review 🙂 and thanks ladies for all your comments and tips 🙂


Haven’t gotten mine month. I don’t think I’ve been disappointed in Boxycharm as yet. Great subscription – great value. My one question is: are they now going to go down to 4 or 5 products per month.

Donna Jean


No there was actually seven products in the box. There were three brushes in that set. So we technically received six products not 4 like people are saying. Nobody can deny the dollar value of this box for $21. We receive almost 100$ of products every month. So once again… There are six products and I think it’s amazing and awesome. Thanks boxycharm!


You’re right. I wasn’t sure we should count the brush set as 1 or 3. One of my favorite boxes. I truly have a subscription addiction.


lol I meant to write six not seven… My brain malfunctions when I havenot had my coffee yet!! Lol


aw man, I hope I get the Starlooks liquid.


I’m so excited for this month’s box! This is my first Boxycharm since like April, so yay for resubbing! I’m especially excited for the palette and brush set!


My Box is on the way. Really excited and so far am really liking the box. I’m a new box subscriber a and birch box was my first, not impressed with little samples so I canceled and Boxycharm was my 2nd sub I ordered. So far I’m really liking Boxycharm.

Liz Cadman

I think you’ll love this subscription – they are pretty consistent in sending out high-value boxes with full-size items. 🙂

Jennifer W.

Weird, my info sheet listed the Coastal Scents pallet at $39.95. Did anybody else’s say that? I know they’re normally $20ish so I don’t know what BoxyCharm listed an incorrect value.

Megan Schmit

On coastal scents website it’s “retail price” is $39.95 although it is always on sale for $20 lol


Yes they always do that. All subscription boxes list the retail value even though you can buy the products cheaper on sale and what not. The palette is listed retail value 40$ but u can buy it on sale. It’s still an amazing palette as are all the revealed palettes we were sent by boxy! I never received a full palette in any of my other subscriptions I don’t know how they do it!

Liz Cadman

I think that’s the technical retail value, but since the palettes are always marked down I just went with that price.


Wait until Black Friday. You can get them for $10 from Coastal Scents. (I know, that’s a long way away…)


Looking forward to receiving this 🙂




Boxycharms value for the palette is inflated a bit.


Awesome box – as always! Mine was delivered yesterday and I’m so excited to try everything! I didn’t get the Starlooks liner though; instead I received the Aredency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Liner in TRUE BLUE. Totally my color =)

Jamie M

Ah good to know there’s some variations. I’d be happy with either, but I’d actually love to get a color besides black. Fingers crossed for modster!


I got the Modster, too, in Cream, which I’m pleased about since I don’t like eyeliner pens!

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