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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – February 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 14, 2017 | 83 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!


Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator – FULL SIZE! Value $79

Boxycharm sends out box variations each month, but all subscribers get this awesome item! It’s a highly-rated cult favorite beauty product, and this may be the first time I’ve seen the full-size version in a subscription box!

If you aren’t familiar with this exfoliator, it is an ultra-fine scrub you can use 1-2 times a week. I love the minty fresh scent, and how smooth it makes my skin feel. (I’ve seen a lot of reviewers mention it helped them with whiteheads/acne, etc.)

(Good to know for swaps: this item has an inner foil seal.)


Royal & Langnickel OMNIA Eye Kit Brush Duo – Value $30

(UPDATE: This item won’t be in all boxes, but all subscribers will receive some variation of makeup brushes.)


These brushes are gorgeous! I love the two tones of metal.


The Rose Gold brush is a detail brush, made for getting detailed lines around the eyes, and the Gold Brush is a shader brush, made for sweeping eyeshadow on the eyelid and blending.


Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in Fig – Value $15


I was pleasantly surprised to see this lip gloss in the box! (I could be wrong, but I don’t think Boxycharm has featured Juice Beauty before.)

This is one of my favorite natural/organic beauty brands, and I love their lipgloss. It adds a little shimmer, shine, and color. The best part? NO stickiness!

(Swatched in lower photo.)


2 Makeup Geeks Shadows – Value $6 Each

All subscribers will receive two shadows (colors will vary).

Here is a closer look at the shadows:


Makeup Geeks Shadow in Bitten – Value $6

This is a maroon matte with lots of pigment.


Makeup Geeks Shadow in Glamourous  – Value $6

This shade is a shimmery gold/bronze.

Here are both shades swatched beneath the lip gloss:


The lipgloss gives a sheer wash of color, and the two eyeshadows have excellent pigment!


Z-Palette – Value $14

(This will be in all boxes.)


I love that Boxycharm included z-palette! They often include pan-only makeup items, so this is a perfect addition for subscribers.


And it includes metal stickers to apply to pans you want to add. Here is with the two Makeup Geek shadows:


It will hold up to 9 standard sized pans!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $150! As always, the value for Boxycharm is amazing! This is one of my favorite Boxycharm boxes yet! I love all the brands included, and I’m always happy to get gorgeous makeup brushes and a z-palette in a box!

What do you think of the February 2017 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 cancelled Boxy awhile back because I need to go through all my sub box stash. This looks like a great box, but reminds me a lot of one they already did. I got a Z palette and 2 MG pans with a 2 brush set from them last year sometime. But it WAS one of my favorite boxes I received, so I hope everyone who got it loves it! I am jealous of the microdermabrasion product – love that stuff.

I’ll be back eventually, if I ever get another Beauty sub (I still get Glossy, but I have it locked in at a low rate that makes it worth it…plus I feel it’s more skincare, and I’m at an age where I can use that – even though this is more fun). I still get RZBOS and am getting my first Oui Please box…we’ll see if I stick with that or not.

liz petrus

Just to let you know, the spring FabFitFun box has a full size Dr Brandt’s microderm abrasion.


SUPER disappointed in my experience with Boxycharm this month. I was pulled off their waitlist and charged on Feb. 15…as of March 1, I still had not received a shipping notification. Finally received my box today, and the curation gets a big thumbs-down!

I’m thinking they removed too many people from the waitlist and had to scramble to fill orders…the zpalette I received was leopard print, not the exclusive black Boxycharm print advertised. My Makeup Geek shadows are “Barcelona Beach” and “Tan Lines”, which are just brown and brown. The brushes and Bellapierre lip liner (in “Cinnamon”) are from their Jan. 2016 and Dec. 2015 boxes. And my item card doesn’t even list the lip liner (it says instead that I’m supposed to be getting the “Kiss Proff Lip Creme” – way to proofread!).

Hopefully some of the other waitlisted customers had better luck than me, because while the value is technically there, this definitely looks and feels like a box of leftovers. And since their customer service is lacking, there’s no one I can really complain to.


Sorry to hear that! I got on the waiting list February 17, got charged on February 27th and received the February box yesterday…same box as everyone got in February…my eye shadows are Prom Night and Cherry Cola, and received the Juice gloss in Fig. Wondering how many people got shut out of that box and replacements…


I got off the list around the same time as you and got the same box as you with the Omnia brushes. No replacements. I would have also been so upset.


I got my box today too…at first glance, I thought the shadows were the same shade! After I swatched them I could see a slight difference. I don’t mind it though as I’m just starting my makeup collection after many years without! I was also pleased with the rest of the box, but this is my first Boxy Charm, it’s all brand new to me!


What a bummer. I signed up for Boxycharm too late for February and got an email that my first box won’t be the February box. Mainly wanted it for the Dr Brandt, such an amazing product. Hoping future boxes would carry it again full size.


Laarni, I just saw today that the FFF box is having a full sized Dr. Brandt. Maybe you can get that box if you haven’t already.


My box arrived today. it’s my first BoxyCharm. Was on the waitlist and was excited to receive the Feb box. My box is the same as Liz’s with the exception of shadow colors – mine are Prom Night, which is really pretty, and Cherry Cola which is very dark. I still can’t believe how amazing this box is for only $21. I can’t wait to try the dr. brandt exfoliator. I would never splurge on that for myself. I love the juice beauty gloss. I put it on a soon as I opened the box – 2 hours later and it looks exactly the same as when I put it on. Plus it has a nice taste to it. So glad I cancelled GlossyBox for BoxyCharm.


Box twins! So happy w the feb box. Retail value of $150 for $21!!! Looking forward to march and getting more boxycharm boxes 🙂


Zo, we are box twins! It’s my first Boxycharm too and I am so happy I signed up. I love it!


I just got mine… i got it bc of the dr. Bandt n the brushes so everything else was extra to me… i got tje colors u did of shadow… not colors i will ever wear …. i hoped for the colors liz got


to anyone who got the February box…
my box is on its way but just curious; the weight of my package is 0.8 lbs, can anyone let me know what the box came with in this weight? Super impatient and I’m just dying to know haha


Mine was the same weight and was the same as lizs but with different eyeshadow colors (makeup geek brand).


I got the same box as Liz, except different color eyeshadows and mine weighed .8 lbs


My was the same as this box was .8lbs


Mine was the same weight, and I received the small Z Palette, two Makeup Geek eye shadows, the dr. Brandt microdermabrasion, Luxie Beauty brush set, and a doucce lipstick.


I am one of those people who was waitlisted last month and got off the waitlist for Boxycharm in mid-February. I received my Boxycharm box in the mail today and just wanted to let those who have gotten off the waitlist and are waiting for their box that is still the February box with the advertised new products and not leftovers.

I received the small Z palette, the Omnia eye brushes, the Juice Beauty lipgloss in Fig, two Makeup Geek eyeshadows (in Cherry Cola and Prom Night), and last but not least, the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion that was completely full.


I was also on the waitlist and received this exact same box! Love it!


What was your box weight? I get mine on wed next week and it is .8 lbs. I would love the variation that you got.


My box was 0.8 lbs too. I hope you get the same box.


Yay! I was hoping it wouldn’t be leftovers or missing something. Mine gets here the 28th.


Yeah! My box comes tomorrow. I was wondering if the box would have the same items as those that got their boxes early in the month. So glad to hear they do. Thanks!


Just got off the waitlist!!! At the last minute, so excited😀


When did you sign up?


This Dr.Brandt scrub was AMAZING.

With my skin type on my face it can get a little sensitive with exfoliators…


I brought it with me when I went to get a pedicure and my feet feel AMAZING. Plus it weirds me out a little when they use their own scrub and you don’t know what they use. Also I have been using it in the shower for my feet and my legs before shaving.


Just saying..


I got mine today. I’m happy to get the Dr Brandt to try, and somewhat okay with the Brushes I got (Sedona Lace ones).

But I am *beyond* annoyed that out of all the really nice lipsticks there were in other variation boxes this month, I got yet another BRIGHT RED Japonesque brand lipstick. I’m so over this brand and getting bright red lipstick in general, in subscription boxes. What is UP with subscription boxes and their bright red lipsticks? Very few people can wear them, so why send them out if you want people to try them. They’re impossible to swap cause people are like me, and over the amount of them too. Gah. Very annoying, BoxyCharm.


The Dr. Brandt item is enough to make me happy. I’ve been eyeing it for awhile on Birchbox after getting some samples the product but $79 is too steep and Boxy Charm came through.


I loved the box this month! I got the real girl lipstick and I love that brand so much. BB5 introduced me to it a couple months ago.


I was pretty “meh” about the spoilers for this month…and then the box arrived and OH MY GOD FAVORITE BOX EVER!
The z-pallet is a godsend! I didn’t think it would be that exciting…but I can’t wait to fill it up with goodies!
I received the purpletter and grey eyeshadow colors (I forgot the names) and Im so excited that they are fun shades to play around with.
I got the same brushes as Liz, and they’re so stinking cute!
I was so glad to see the real her lipstick in my box…and it’s in the shade “boss”. Gorgeous!! And, killer name. Ha.
I havent heard of Dr Brandt products before…but I’m excited to try it out! Most seem pretty excited about it…so I’m optimistic that I’ll love it too.

I still can’t figure out how boxy does it…$153? Damn! So glad I jumped on this subscription bandwagon…my makeup collection has grown so quickly, without having to spend a fortune.

Gwynn Guiliano

I love Boxycharm! I wish they would use regular mail instead of FedEx because it takes 3 weeks to get to me! Makes me crazy!! Once the post office gets it, I receive it in a day. FedEx has had it in Indiana for over a week and they just extended delivery to Illinois until the 21st.


Or use fedex air instead of FedEx ground :). I’m worried about my boxes in the summer heat this year sitting in a truck driving cross country for a week!

Tamara Dungan

I got this exact same box with one small exception…instead of the shade Glamorous, I got Creme Brûlée which is a medium matte sand and I love it! It’s perfect for me since I prefer mattes and rarely wear any shimmery colors. This is hands down the best subscription beauty box I’ve ever received!


Box twins! I LOVE this box! I’m so glad I joined BoxyCharm in early January, since there is now a waiting list. This is best beauty sub of all! I still love ipsy and will be keeping it, but BoxyCharm has blown me away!

Tamara Dungan

It’s my favorite sub! I always love most if not all of my items. 😊


Already swapped my Dr Brandt this morning. I love my box especially now since I swapped for things I really wanted.

liz petrus

FYI- This box is sold out! And what really irritated me was they didn’t bother to tell me until AFTER I signed up and gave my cc#!


trust me this box got me very upset. the only good thing in it was the lipstick and facial scrub . i got a repeated set of brushes from like November and also the eye shadow colors were very alike and boring like a light brown color . very upset with this box


Same here!!! I got the same three-pack of Luxie eyeshadow brushes we got a few months ago, the same two brownish MUG shadows, and a matte bright red doucce lipstick. Not my most exciting box.


I got the exact same variation except I got Makeup Geek Creme Brulee instead of Glamorous. I love everything this month. I was hoping for different eyeshadow shades only because I already had Bitten and Creme Brulee. I am hoping to swap for Glamorous and Cherry Cola.

PJ Hansen

I have had Boxycharm off and on. This box was the best one yet. I liked EVERY product. I just wish it was more consistent for me. We will see what next month brings before I decide to cancel again. Wonderful job on February’s box though, Boxycharm!


So excited! I was bummed today when I looked at my tracking info this am and realized I wont be recieving this til next wednesday and the entire last week I thought it was this Wednesday. 😔
Guess I still have it to be excited about..

Gwynn Guiliano

This is what happened to mine! It shipped on the 7th and I have been waiting in anticipation ever since. I finally got a delivery date of the 15th, then it was changed to the 17th, then FedEx updated to the 21st! 😟


I think someone stole my box :'( It was supposedly delivered yesterday, but package services in my apt didn’t put it in my room today or yesterday. I emailed Boxy to see if they can maybe help but if they oversold…who knows. Sigh.


Anyone get a box that weighs 1.5lbs??? I’m a little concerned because all the reviews I’ve been watching have weighed 1lb or less. I didn’t redeem anything. Hoping they didn’t ship me the wrong box or something.


Can’t wait to get mine!


In my box I had:

– Shadows in Barcelona Beach and Unexpected (which are both basically matte browns…I’ll definitely use them but they aren’t very exciting)
– Japonesque Pro Performance Lipstick in Shade 2, which is a gorgeous light pink, just a little brighter than Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink
– Royal & Langnickel brush duo

This is hands down my favorite box!


Still waiting on mine!! I’m hoping for the 3pc brush set with the liner brush. Also would love to try the real her lipstick. That juice beauty lipgloss is pretty good my lips soak it up but my complaint is that it doesn’t last I end up using so much of it reapplying it goes fast so maybe I should be hoping for that instead lol


I got my BoxyCharm box today!! Happy Valentine’s Day to me <3.

*My eyeshadow pans came in the colors
Glamorous and Beaches & cream

*My brush set is the Trio Eye Kit by Sedona Lace. They are a very pretty black and purple set. Super soft.

*My lipstick is the Pro Performance Lipstick by Japonesque. Shade #04 Teinte. It's a pretty red shade. Red isn't really my color but I will give it a try and if it doesn't work well I will pass it along to a friend.

I'm very please with my BoxyCharm box!!

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