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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – November 2016

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanNov 14, 2016 | 74 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).


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.


Now, time for the items!



Marula Beauty Facial Oil – Value $58

(Subscribers will receive this OR Patchology Facial Mask Trio OR Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream)


This oil smells lovely and feels wonderful on my skin!


It’s made with only pure Marula Oil and an Essential Oil fragrance blend. And a little goes a long way with this oil, so this bottle should last me for months!


Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette – Value $49.95


We received this palette in different shades in the September Boxycharm box, so I’m thrilled to get another version with some purple hues!

This palette has 4 shimmer and 5 matte shades. The pigment is great in all the colors, too! (Swatched in lower photo.)


Bellapierre Kiss Proof Lip Cream – Value $20


This liquid lipstick has a great pigment/coverage, a matte finish, and impressive staying power. After seeing the spoilers for this box, this item didn’t really catch my eye, but now that I’ve tried it – I’m really glad it is in the box!

(Swatched in lower photo.)


Makeup Geek Blush in Heart Throb – Value $10

(Subscribers will receive one of several shades OR Vintage Cosmetics Illuminating Face Highlighter)


Like all Makeup Geek products I’ve sampled, I’m pleased with the pigment and the feel of the powder.

Here it is swatched (below the liquid lipstick and above the palette):


You know it is a good box when you are swatching to almost your elbow!


Crown Brush C513 Crease Brush – Value $12.99

This crease brush has indents on the handle to make it easier to hold:


The shape of bristles are designed easily fit into the crease of the eyelid:


Verdict: This box has a value of about $151! As always, the value for Boxycharm is amazing! (I don’t know how they do it!) This one might be my favorite box from them yet. I’ll use every single item in this box!

What do you think of the November 2016 Boxycharm Box?

FYI – According to Boxycharm, if you sign up before the end of any month, that month’s box will be your first box. (I recommend still checking with customer care at the point of signing up, because some MSA readers have let us know that boxes have sold out in the past.)

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 got my boxyxcharm but it didnt come with all of the above that it was supposed to have. so


I got my first box today, and it had the vintage highlighter in it. Love the rose gold color…but it was all broken! Anyone else have this issue?

I don’t want to be that person that writes in and complains…because I feel like I can still use it and it’ll work just the same.


Just got my November box and same thing, the highlighter was all crashed and broken

Julie B.

After waiting so long, I finally got mine today and am happy! Did anyone get this? I got the eye palette, vintage highlighter, Studio Makeup blush in Sahara, BrowGal clear brow gel, and the face masks. I did want the crease brush, but I think the brow gel is worth more. Wanted the face oil but telling myself it wouldve made me breakout.


My box weighed 1.1lbs and contained the Vintage highlighter, Eyeshadow Palette, Patchology face masks, crease brush, and something I haven’t seen anyone mention yet Doucce Cosmetics Maxlash Volumizer mascara . $136.94 value. Not too shabby! Kind of wish I got the face oil but I’m still happy overall with my box. I would be interested in trading the face masks and mascara for the face oil if anyone was interested.


I just got mine.

.78lbs I feel like I got shafted a bit, value wise compared to others. Still good value wise compared to what I paid, but really not a fan of their new trend of varied boxes.

Highlighter $32
Blush $10
Palette $50
Brush $13
Eye Pen $20



What shade blush did you get? I would consider trading for my highlighter if you want and I like the color.


This is my first box and I am very pleased. My box contains:
Studio Makeup Palette ($50)
Vintage Highlighter ($32)
Patchology masks ($20)
Luxie Small Contour Brush ($16)
Starlooks Liquid Liner ($19)
$137 Retail Value. I could have done without the liner but let’s face it…you had me at Palette.

Kaitlynn Marie

Maybe I’ll cancel Ipsy and Birchbox and go with this instead. Less product, number-wise, but more value I think.


Not at all better!! To each is own!! I have had ipsy since it started.. been not always my favorite however, value always was way more than 10$. Birchbox not pleased with. Boxycharm love most products last box loved all.. also value of box was I [email protected] least 140.. Fantastic thing if you don’t like something with Boxycharm they are full sized gift them.. Been super happy with the regardless. I am make up artist.


My box arrived! It weighed 1 lb and had: *Studio Makeup Pallette ($50)
*Vintage Highlighter ($32)
*Patchology masks ($20)
*Ofra oil control pressed powder ($40)
* Modern Minerals Blender Brush($15)
$157 retail value. REALLY happy with this month. I’ll use everything. ❤️


Box twins. Love my box!!

Brittany O

I’m not sure how much mine weighed but I received:
Vintage highlighter
Eyeshadow palette
Face mask trio
Crown brush
And a studio makeup blush.
I never saw the studio makeup blush in any pictures. Am I the only one out there lol?


No you are not! I got it as well with Eye brow gel that was also never in any pictures. I was so upset with this box, i canceled Boxycharm.


Received my box…don’t know the weight, because it never shows up on USPS…but I got:
Vintage Highlighter
Eyeshadow palette
Skyn eye pen
Bellapierre in Antique Pink
Crown brush
…a $133 value


This is the box I got as well. I never get the highest cost or mot wanted item when there is variation. I hate that boxy has went this way as well. With that said I was happy with the box for the price paid.


Box twins!


That’s what mine was and it was .8 lbs.


So here is a combo I havn’t seen yet…
Skin Icelandic
Crown brush
Ofra setting powder

I got mine today and it weighed .8
I’m pretty happy with it I needed an eye cream and new highlighter. I didn’t need another blush I have 3 from ipsy. And I’m interested in the setting powder although not sure I’ll use it since I use Bareminerals. Of course very happy with the palette and brush can’t wait to try it out


I was so afraid this box would sell out I could not wait for a Black Friday deal. Went ahead and subbed today but I am also digging the Dec. spoiler palette so I am still hoping for a Black Friday deal for a yearly subscription. I so hope I get the oil in my first November box!


Anybody receive a box that weighs 1.3lbs yet???


Anyone have their box weight stated at .9 pounds? Not sure what that will contain


Mine was .9 pounds and had the Vintage highlighter, Eyeshadow palette, Crown crease brush, Face mask trio and Doucce volumizing mascara.


Mine was .9 and I received it today.

Same box as Liz’s, except my blush color is ‘Romance’….beautiful shade. Great box, I love everything, even the lippie color.

rosa santana

Mine did and I received the eyeshadow pallette, vintage highlighter, masque trio, starlooks pro eyeliner pen and luxie small contouring brush.


Yep, mine too. Should find out Saturday.


Mine weighed 0.9 and I got if today. Same items as the one my subscription addiiction got.


Mine is weighing in at .9 as well but not due to be here until Friday


Yes, my box weighed .9… I received it yesterday (Thursday). I got: -Marula Oil
– Makeup Geek Blush
– Studio Makeup Palette
-Crown brush
– Bellapierre liquid lipstick
(Same box shown above)
I love everything except the lipstick, it’s really sticky and doesn’t dry down which really sucks because the color is beautiful.


Mine comes Tuesday, argh the wait!


I hope I get this variation but for the blush! The oil is nice (I’ve tried a smaller sample from a different sub), but I would also like the masks that were offered. I am not interested in the highlighter, but I love MUG blushes and would like to get a new shade.

Tamara d

Hope I get the same variation as you Liz. My skin is so dry and that oil would be great ! Also love the shade of the lipstick and blush. My box will be here Saturday. Fingers crossed!


Box twins everything the same as you. Love my box, my daughter loved the sept pallet and took it, so this was a nice surprise with different shades.


I got the eye gel, and immediately laughed after I opened it. Please tell me I’m not the only one that thought the tip of the applicator looked funny.


I received mine today, I never got a shipping notice. I got the highlighter and the eye gel. The highlighter is so pretty, and the eye palette colors are gorgeous!!!! Would I like to try the oil, yes. Am I upset no. BoxyCharm always evens out everyone in the end! Great Box!


It doesn’t seem like it from my end. In all the variation boxes so far, Ive gotten the short end of the stick on all of them.


Mine weighs 1lb. I received Vintage highlighter, Makeup Geek blush, eyeshadow palette, Crown Brush C513 crease brush, and Skyn Iceland eye pen.


You got the highlighter AND the blush! Hmm, my second box weighs 1 lbs too…wouldn’t that be nice!


Praying this is my variation. I also have a 1lb box. I just want the Skyn and the Highlighter sooooo bad.


How much did your box weigh?


I got the eye gel and highlighter, as well, and my box weighed .8 lbs.

I have another coming tomorrow that weighs 1lb exactly…I am so curious what is in it.

Rachel Weinblatt

Does anyone know how long it takes to get notification for their box? I subscribed and was charged on November 1st. I have not received any e-mail with shipping or tracking info and there is nothing in the account settings that shows if or when a box is sent.


Check the faq…there’s a lot of info on shipping.


I got an email 11/12 saying my box is on it’s way. Per tracking info I should be receiving mine 11/21.
My November box is coming later than my October box did. Last month I got mine 10/17.


This is my 3rd month and I haven’t gotten my shipment email yet. I’m hoping that means I’m not getting the first variation. I SO want the highlighter powder. I’m thinking I’ll reach out to them today.


I would have gone for this if everyone was guaranteed the face oil, or if the alternatives were at the same price point. :-/


I’m so EXCITED! My box should arrive tomorrow.


Does anyone know if Boxycharm ever offered a discount or Black Friday deal? I love this box but don’t want to sign up at full price.


Just a heads up on that 20% deal…. I was able to still use it in mid-January when I decided to purchase an annual subscription. If they have another deal again this year, I’m not sure if it’d still be good for that long, but I just thought I’d mention in case you’re not feeling November’s or December’s boxes.


According to MSA, last year they had a deal for 20% off any length of subscription. I’m thinking about signing up if they offer a Black Friday deal again this year! I LOVE that palette


I received the oil and would love to trade for almost anything within reason.


I’m not sure if my post showed up I didn’t see it, but I will trade you the ofra pressed powder for your oil if that is a fair trade for you.


I got the ofra pressed powder if you feel that is a fair trade I really wanted the oil.


I received the Patchology FlashMasque trio and Doucce Cosmetics Maxlash Volumizer mascara…. neither of which I would use. Would be willing to trade if interested.


I would love to trade you! I got the eye gel.


Got my box & didn’t get the oil so would love to trade if you’re still interested. Are you on the trade board?

Melissa aka Sunfish

I receive my box tomorrow (fri) & if I don’t receive it – & possibly even if I do – & if not already spoken for I would be very interested in trading…either for other item(s) in this box, other boxycharm items, or other boxes….which reminds me that I desperately need to update my trade listings!


I’m really crossing my fingers for the oil so if I get otherwise I will be commenting again!!


Okay with me!


I hope I get this box!

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