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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – July 2016


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).


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 and Canada

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


Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.


OFRA Eyeshadow Shades + Magnetic Z Palette – Value $59

I LOVE that Boxycharm included a magnetic palette this month! Considering they’ve sent solo pans in previous boxes, I think this is a great reward for subscribers to be able to group those pans in one customizable palette!


Here is a closer look at the eyeshadow shades:


The pigment is great on all of these colors, and it’s a good mix of shimmer and matte finishes. (All shades swatched in picture later in the review.)


PYT Argan Oil Treatment – Value $30

This oil treatment is a blend of several oils and it is safe for color treated hair. I tried it out and my favorite part of the formula is that I could truly tell a difference in the shine level of my hair after using it!


One thing that surprised me is the scent. It reminds me of a men’s cologne/grooming product fragrance. Personally, I’m fine with that and often use a lot of the samples my husband gets in Birchbox Man, but I thought it was worth mentioning nonetheless!


Noyah Lip Gloss in Malbec – Value $16

This lip gloss looks bold in the tube (and pretty bold swatched below, too), but it actually applies sheer to your lips, so you can really control how much color you want. (Perfect for me – I prefer a more neutral lip.)

And I love that the ingredients list is free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, too. Plus the formula itself is shiny without any stickiness!

Oh, and one last thing for me to rave about – how cute is this bamboo cap:



Mally Waterproof Eyeliner in Ice Blue – Value $18

(Subscribers may receive a blending brush instead of this item)

I’ve received many Mally eyeliners over the years thanks to subscription boxes, so I’m never overly thrilled to see them in a box – but to be fair, the formula is great. The pencil is heavily pigmented, glides on smoothly, and stays put!

Swatched here with the lip gloss and eyeshadow shades:



Verdict: Between this box and the June box, I think Boxycharm is having a summer of amazing boxes! (Fingers crossed that they can deliver greatness in August, too!) I love every single item in this box, I think the Magnetic Palette is so useful, and the value is impressive too – $123!  (That kind of value falls in the “I don’t know how they do it” category for me!)

What do you think of the July 2016 Boxycharm Box?

If you want this box, if you sign up before the end of July, this will be your first box!


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Written by 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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: boxycharm | 54 comments

Comments (54)

  1. Eh, got the brush. only the third brush I’ve gotten this month….beauty box 5 seems to send them a lot, and i think the other one was from Ipsy? didn’t really need one, much less three! nice brush i guess. And since i guess the ofrapro counts as two items (understandably) i got eye shadow lip gloss oil and….a brush. ah first world problems! Still happy with tbe box, would have been happier with eye liner!

    • ha! I’ll trade you the brush for the eyeliner!

      • Would love to! I’ve used the swap page but not sure exactly how to go about it here…..seems like an easy swap though!

  2. I love this month! Z pallet with 6 pans, ice blue eyeliner,. Lip gloss, hair oil!!!!!! The lip gloss l love the shade, texture stays on. Eyeshadows are great colors. Hair oil works great. Eyeliner makes my eyes stand out! Just got today along with my subscription box/bags.

  3. oye, there are a lot of Jenn’s on here. :p I got the brush instead of eyeliner too. Anyone want to swap? I also had a broken pan of shadow so I emailed cs. I’d be surprised if they send me a whole new z-palette, but it would be nice to get something (esp since the pan that broke up was the one I’d want to use the most!). 🙂 I’m also surprised the z-palette is basically cardboard? Given the retail price, I was expecting something a little more sturdy. The lip gloss is in such a pretty bottle! But I wish the color was a little lighter. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a lip shade from a box that wasn’t in the bright pink to red range! Interesting box overall… nothing I love but good overall value. The dang liner was what I was looking forward to the most though! ha

  4. Just received my box today, and I’m so glad I got the Mally eyeliner instead of the brush. I have way too many brushes as it is! I hope everyone who got the brush and would rather have the eyeliner is able to find someone to swap with!

  5. Aw, man, I got the brush instead of the eyeliner too. A brush should not really be swapped in for other items imo, it’s pretty lame. And one of my eyeshadows was completely crushed and so the z-palette is covered in eyeshadow dust. I guess I can use the brush to try and clean it off. :-/

  6. I got the brush instead of the eyeliner darnit. Does anyone want to swap their liner?

    • Jen, I have the eyeliner brand new, unswatched. Wanna trade?

  7. This is my fav box yet! Now I have somewhere to put all those loose ones I got (I gave a couple away) but I love the oil, my daughter has super thick hair and kind of corse but not after 6 dimes worth did I mention long too lol. I put some on my dogs and it made them shiny and soft (they are chihuahuas aka spoiled rotten) only thing I didn’t care for was the tint of the lip gloss I’m more of a natural color lip person. Boxy charm has never disappointed me yet.

  8. Just received mine today and so happy to have gotten the brush! I usually like eyeliner, but ice blue is not a color I want to try to pull off. I have light eyelashes (interpretation: I look sickly without darker eyeliner and mascara) so I need eyeliner to be darker. Love the box, and very excited about the palette!

  9. For those of you that didn’t get the Mally eyeliner it’s on sale for $9 .00 at Ulta in Ice Blue I just ordered it wish I would have known before subscribing to this box but it’s ok oh and I used my $3 points from ulta so total cost was $6 for this same exact liner so I’m happy

  10. Should have saved my $21 got my box got the stupid brush wanted the liner don’t care for the palette I tint use eye shadows the argan oil might be ok didn’t smell like argan oils I’ve smelled cancelled I won’t use this box and the lipgloss was ok very thin not too pigmented at all wears like a stain I should have just ordered the malley eyeliner for $18 & saved $3 very disappointed

    • Meant I don’t use eyeshadow will give away just did not like nothing in the box

  11. I like the eyeliner more than I thought I would. I’ve been using it on the lower lid to give a little pop – makes me look more awake lol. The gloss is still more bold than I would like, but I can tone it down to a more manageable level.

  12. “Mally’s line is awesome and I only want eyeliner not a brush” lol if you knew the lone then you would recognize the brushes..

  13. I am thrilled to be getting that magnetic pallet. I plan on putting the 2 make up geek shadow pans in there that I received from Boxycharm a few months ago and also the Offra banana powder pan I received. I’ve sampled an Offra shadow before and it’s one of my favorites. This box is very exciting for me 😀

  14. I’d really like this box mainly for the magnetic eyeshadow holder- always wanted that! I’m disappointed there isn’t a coupon though. Everyone else has coupons!!

  15. I wanted the brush sp bad, of course I ended up with the eyeliner. Honestly the only thing I’m excited about is the magnetic palette. With that said I didu a e the hair oil yesterday and was impressed, so tha k god for that.

    • If I get the brush I will gladly swap with anyone for the eyeliner

      • If I get the eyeliner I will trade for the brush!

      • I got the brush would like to trade for the liner

  16. OMG I want the Z-palette! I was going to buy a new one for almost the same price. If I subscribe today, would I get this box? I am unfamiliar with BoxyCharm.

    • It’s my understanding that you get the box for the month that you sign up in. People who signed up the last day of June received the June box. I signed up July 1st and I am receiving the July box tomorrow.

    • As long as you sub in July you will get julys box 🙂

  17. Curious why you’re not excited to receive Mally eyeliners? I have never received one but adore her I got a eye shadow crayon from BB and love it for days I;m much too lazy to a full eye look on.

    • I really like the formulas, it’s just that I have so many, and they last a long time, so I would have loved to try something new instead. Obviously, this is a very fortunate problem to have! 🙂

    • Malleys cosmetic line is the bomb I have one of her liners and only resubsrcibed to boxy because of the eyeliner I’m hoping I get it I don’t want a brush I have enough of them

  18. Hoping I get the Mally eyeliner and not the brush!

  19. Just got the email mine has shipped today. I’ve been getting Boxycharm since February an I use everything that I Get. I hope I Get the eyeliner. Brush is ok. I must have about 50 brushes.

    • Will I be able to see what’s in my box before it gets here I keep checking online? I want to see if I got the eyeliner!!! Does it not show until the second it’s delivered? Grrrr

    • How do we know when the box is shipped out? Do they give you a tracking number? I just subscribed today.

      • Marie, they will send you an email with a tracking number once your box has shipped.

  20. didn’t get boxycharm this month, and no regrets. I liked my first two boxes, But I followed someone else’s advice in a previous post’s comments to wait for the spoilers before I get it each month. Nothing in this month’s box I would have truly enjoyed, and I’m not put off by the box either by paying for something I’m not happy with. Maybe next month will be another win for me. Hope everyone who got theirs enjoyed it!

    • Those shadows are awesome you’re crazy!!!

      • Awesome or not, if you’re over saturated with eye shadow its not worth it nor exciting IMHO. I passed too; the only difference would have been if I didn’t already have a Z palette of that sizw which I do, with too many neutral shadows in it already 🙂 Its great to see in a sub box so others who don’t already have these in abundance are happy about it!

      • *size

  21. It is hard for me to enjoy Boxycharm anymore. I purchased a six month sub last November. The first box I received was December. I planned to cancel once I received my sixth box in May, but they charged me for another six months. When I contacted them regarding the error and to request a refund, I was told no refund. They acknowledged it was their fault that I did not start with the November box instead of December and mailed me an old box from last Nov in May. It was the last day or two in November when I joined so I was not overly surprised to not receive the Nov box. How was I to know? To recap, I was forced to pay for another six months I didn’t want and to accept as my original sixth box a box that was already six months old. I have such a lack of respect for them now that it is impossible to enjoy the boxes I was forced to pay for even though the whole thing was their fault. BEWARE–horrible customer service!!!

    • They really do have horrible customer service. I’ve had 2 issues with them without resolution. They don’t want to help you, at all. I’m super close to cancelling, for good. It’s hard to support a company who truly doesn’t give a crap about their customers. They need to take notes from Ipsy, who has great CS. I enjoy “most” of their boxes but the lack of CS really bothers me. All is fine until you need help and cannot get it.

    • Can you dispute the charge through your credit card?

    • Do you have their mail where they say it was their fault? If so- dispute it with your bank- or tell them you are taking them to small claims court. They have admitted fault.

    • I responded to this awhile ago but my comment is not showing up. They DO have horrible customer service! I’ve had a couple of issues and they are slow to respond and didn’t even do anything to help me. Nothing. I’m really close to cancelling solely due to their lack of CS.
      I’ve liked most of the boxes, not all, but its hard to support a company who really doesn’t care about their customers being happy with their service/products.

  22. I got the brush instead of the eyeliner and I am SUPER happy because I would never wear that blue eyeliner! Other then that I will use EVERYTHING and that lip gloss is so pretty I didnt think I’d like it but I do!

  23. Got my shipping email today even though it started it’s journey a few days ago. lol Scheduled for Monday delivery for me. Can’t wait, this might be my best box of the month! Popsugar was a bust for me totally, my LaRitzy box was full of a leaky product and I havent gotten any other boxes yet this month. I re-subbed primarily for the palette since I was in the market for one anyway. SO win for me on this box! woohoo

  24. I usually like what I get from Boxy charm. This month though is not good for me. There’s really nothing there that I will use.

  25. Boxycharm.was one of tbe first boxes i tried, and it has consistently been my fave. i’ve tried a bunch of others and nothing else compares. i’ve gotten enough brishes lately so i just hope i get the eyeliner?

  26. I resubsrcibed this month because of the Mally eyeliner is a perfect white blue so I won’t be happy if I get a brush

    • I want the brush, lol. If I get the liner and you get the brush…I will swap.

  27. I hope I get the eyeliner, I’ve had my fill of brushes, so with my luck I will get the brush but fingers crossed I get the eyeliner.

  28. I just received mine today and I’m super happy with it. I got the brush instead of the blue eyeliner which is great because I’m not the blue eyeliner kind of girl. The value is terrific and my friends we all super jealous of the eyeshadows. I told them they should subscribe! ? I love the lipgloss and the packaging is cute.

  29. I too love my boxycharm!! I am waiting for my box now and really want /need a blending brush…..fingers crossed.

    Thanks liz!

  30. When do these boxes go out again? I just resubbed and forget. lol

    I am very excited for the magnetic palette, finally something super super useful.

    I’d like the eyeliner as well but I guess that means I will get the brush. haha

    • If you were a current subscriber, it should have already gone out. I resubbed on the 22nd of last month and still got the June box, which shipped on the 27th and arrived about 5 days later. If there was a high demand box, maybe they run out sooner – not sure. I am hoping for the eyeliner too. 🙂

  31. Still waiting for mine! I loved boxycharm. I really want to get the eyeliner. But the brush would be ok.

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