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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – November 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanNov 9, 2017 | 75 comments

BOXYCHARM
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. (If you are a makeup addict – I HIGHLY recommend this 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!

Winky Luxe Kitten Palette – Value $25

How adorable is this packaging?

(All subscribers will receive this item.)

This palette is stunning! The pigment is excellent throughout, and it includes a good mix of mattes, shimmers, glitters, and a holographic shade. I’m obsessed with the holographic pink. It’s in the middle of the swatches here:

And the bottom swatch is this next item:

Laqa & Co Cloud Lips Airy Matte Lipstick in Storm-  Value $17

(Not all subscribers may receive this item. Colors may vary.)

This color looks dark brown in the tube, but it goes on like a deep berry – much better for me! The pigment is intense, and I love the matte finish, too.

CoverFX illuminating setting spray – Value $31

(All subscribers will receive this item.)

I always am happy to get a makeup setting spray in a subscription box, and this CoverFX one is wonderful! I usually prefer a matte finish since my skin can get pretty oily/shiny by the end of the day, but this worked for me. It dries almost immediately, sets makeup, and gave me a subtle, dewy/illuminated finish. Nothing sparkly/shiny!

The mist is super fine, too. My only observation/tip for using it is to make sure not to breathe in – it doesn’t smell great for the few seconds it after it is sprayed!

KNC Beauty Collagen Lip Masks (Set of 3) – Value $15

(This item is a possible variant. Subscribers may receive a different item.)

These collagen-infused lip masks are all-natural and free of parabens, sulfates, artificial dyes, and artificial fragrances. You leave them on for 20 minutes and your lips are hydrated when you remove them.

I tried one and found it cooling and soothing, but I just can’t stand the feeling of lip masks for too long. (You can’t talk or move your lips!) I removed it after a few minutes and put it on my forehead because I could use some collagen and hydration there, too! 😉

BoxyCharm x Luxie Quad Eye Travel Set Brushes – Value $32

(All subscribers will receive this item.)

How cute is this little travel set of brushes? I love the luxie pink and rose gold metal color combination, and the synthetic brushes are great quality, too.

From left to right:

213T: Shading Brush – Use this to apply eyeshadow

221T: Flat Definer Brush – Use this to define and smudge out your lower lash line.

227T: Blending Brush – Use this for precise blending in the crease.

207T: Angled shading eye brush – Use this for blending out any lines or for smoking out the outer corners of your eyes.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $120! As always, the value for Boxycharm is amazing! Almost every item was a hit for me, too. (And the lip masks are a good product – just not for me.)

I think Boxycharm is a perfect subscription for people who love makeup. You’re going to get a lot of palettes, highlighters, etc., so it’s great if you want to build your collection and try all the things! (If you only need one highlighter/palette in your makeup arsenal, this might not be the best box for you.)

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Possibly. Boxycharm is in waitlist mode, so I recommend signing up ASAP. They’ll email you when your first box ships, so you’ll know which box you’ll be getting as your first month.

Coupon – No coupons at this time.

Value Breakdown: At $21 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Kitten Palette: $4.38
  • Laqa & Co Cloud Lips: $2.98
  • CoverFX Spray: $5.43
  • Lip Masks: $2.62
  • Luxie Beauty Brushes: $5.60

What do you think of the November 2017 Boxycharm Box? What’s your favorite item?

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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75 comments

RoguesEn3D

I received all of these items in my November box. Liz, I am glad I saw the video of your box opening. I would not have tried the Storm lip color otherwise. It looks very dark in the tube, but applies as a beautiful berry color. I have worn it a few times already.

I am a little disappointed with the Winky Lux palette. The shadows take a lot of work to blend. I really like the colors and finishes though, so am using them anyway. Unfortunately, I would not purchase other eyeshadows from Winky Lux.

Bonnie

Can I ask why you wouldn’t have tried the lipstick if you hadn’t seen Liz do it first? Isn’t that the point of these boxes, to try new things? I mean, it’s sitting right there in front of you and you already paid for it. So why not try it and take it off if you hate it? I absolutely don’t mean to be argumentative with you – just wonder whenever I see subscribers reluctant to try the products.

Tara

My guess would be that once you try it and don’t like it there’s not much you can do with a used lipstick. If I’m not sure I don’t try it so I can swap it for something I’ll know I like. Other people sell or donate unused items.

Nan

I love the brushes! I need a travel set, so these will be great.

Tanya

And that lipstick looks like I’m dressing up for halloween on me. I’ll try a balm under it, like mentioned in another thread. I’m trying to be happy about this box, but I’m just not. Maybe it’s just not the subscription for me.

Tanya

It looks like I’m alone thinking this pallete has low-quality, low-pigmented shadows that make a mess when I have to add layer after layer to make it show up. Maybe I’m spoiled by my other palettes, but this one is terrible, imo.

Chanell

No, I came to see if I was alone in thinking the very same thing. I was so excited and thought it was a pretty cute palette but I was shocked at the lacking quality and color payoff of these shadows.

sheridan

I love, love, LOVE everything in this box! I’m glad I received the red because I can never bring myself to buy one. And, It’s actually flattering on my lips! Boxy Charm is the best!

JAnn

I got this exact box as well. The lip color reminds me of Clinique’s Black Honey. Those commenting about it being matte – you can layer it over the top of a lip balm or use a balm or gloss after applying the lippie. Balms will also lighten the color if you think it’s too dark.

Julie

I got this box too. Storm is way out of my comfort zone but I’m giving it a go.

I can’t stay mad at you boxy… I love this box

Tanya

Thank you Liz! I was online trying to figure out the brushes…. I copied and pasted and printed out girl as now I have a few good brushes and the knowledge of how to use them. I noticed that using the correct brush today I didn’t get shadow on my cheek or under eye…
it’s been awhile since I have taken the time to put on makeup. I like it.

I appreciate. I got sun shower shade lip but caved and went and bought the berry. That is so pretty. I love this box…

Sky S

Got the same box but I got the lip color in sunshower which is a bright red! The kitten palette is adorable and I’ve never tried luxie brushes but they look promising! I’m excited to try the lip masks especially with it being dry skin season now!

Taylor

Usually BC has 2 variations every month. This month it looks like everyone got the same products (the lip has different colors). I wonder if they will go back to variations next month?

Maureen

Does Boxy let you choose any items like Birchbox does. Is there a time when they ask you or is it never your choice. Thank you!

ppzhang

The nozzle of the CoverFX setting spray broke after 3 uses. I tried to cut off the bottom 1/4 in, but it didn’t help. Actually, the nozzle head basically popped out and I could no longer put the plastic cover back. I like the spray but this is quite frustrating. I end up emptying a COOLA setting spray bottle (10 mL deluxe size) and transferring the CoverFX setting spray in there. It kinda works, but of course the mist is not as fine as the CoverFX. I guess I’ll pour it in 11 more times before I use it up.

clusby75

I got my box yesterday and have the same color lipstick and other items as Liz. Great box, especially the eyeshadow, the colors are gorgeous!! I haven’t tried the setting spray yet, I’m normally extremely oily so I’m a bit nervous about trying this illuminating one

V

Does anyone know when they ship your charm purchases? My Becca primer was not in this shipment and it’s the only item I’ve ever purchased with charms. It was ordered on the 31st of October.

Sonia

I ordered mine on the 31st as well and I just received it yesterday. It was shipped separately from my November box

V

Thanks Sonia!

Taylor

Same here, they’re usually pretty quick about sending them out but it does ship separately from the boxes.

V

Thanks Taylor! That cuts out some of my confusion about why it wasn’t in the Box.

V

I got mine today. So now I know in the rare event that I have a chance to order something else this nice with my charms 😊.

Candy

Received my box today no tracking and no link to the limited edition box. This box however is AMAZING, I received the exact same box with storm . I love the brushes ;I guess I just never noticed they were travel sized and I personally prefer the weight of longer brush stems. They WILL be useful when you want to use a bunch of different brushes for eyeshadow without mixing the colors. Just waiting on ipsy but so far the Sub boxes are doing an AMAZING job for these prices. Can’t wait to see what we get for being good subscriber girls for Christmas?

ADRIENNE ROYSTER

My box arrived today as well, around 4pm. I received my tracking email tonight around 8pm. *Sheesh* There was no link to or mention about the LE box.

Alex

I am THRILLED with my box! I got the same as reviewed. Love the palette and setting spray!

Toni

Wish I received the same lip color as Liz because I received sunshower and it’s totally not for me but my daughter will love it. Other than that I love the box as always

Anna

I received Storm and would be up for a trade if anyone wants to trade. Did anyone else notice that the lippie from Glossybox that was Laqa has totally different Laqa logo? I got both boxes today and it just seems weird their both cloud lips.

Toni

Thanks for posting, I just came back to say I remembered I had these lip products from elf that were to help with colors that weren’t right for you . So I tried the black one called Darkening black star and it changed it into a really beautiful color that I can wear and it’s very moisturizing! I have all four of the products so I’m interested to try them all and see what I come up with

Tara

For the lip mask if you cut it in half horizontally you can open your mouth and breath through it still. I get panicky if I feel like I have to breath through my nose.
Also hoping for more opinions on the setting spray. I don’t like sparkling anything except for a little eye shadow and highlighter. But I’ve used NYX Dewey setting spray and liked it. Thanks!

Bonnie

I LOVE the setting spray! I will probably repurchase this when I finish it. It makes my skin look so pretty and healthy and the super-fine mist is really nice.

ppzhang07

My box is currently out for delivery, so I should be able to unpack it around 2 pm! Can’t wait!

So far I could not breathe in any of my setting sprays, so I will be fine with carrying on the habit. But does it mean that you can breathe in some setting sprays?? I’m intrigued…

Dianne

I Reactivated my Account this month I usually get the month I resubcribed. I don’t want the lip masks. They don’t do anything for me I used them before. The Lippie is a little to dark for me. If I don’t get this month’s box I want be to disappointed. I need to stop looking at spoilers. I do like the rest of the products. Last month’s I didn’t want the Dr Brandt I have it already and it doesn’t work well for my very dry skin. I already have the Becca Highlighter and I have a lot of Tart lippies and I don’t need anymore. So it would have been a waste of my money to get last month’s when someone else would love the box. But the eyeshadow palette the month before was totally worth it. Still love Boxycharm. Wish I could do pick or skip a month with Boxycharm.

Dani

I still haven’t got an email that my box has shipped this month. Frustrating.

Shanna Thompson

I got someone else’s saying delivered yesterday but it wasn’t then looked at tracking it went to Texas so idk I need to see when mine will come, got ipsy today Sephora yesterday

Anna

I suggest signing up for FedEx account I was able to see my shipping info from Glossybox and Boxycharm without an email by looking at FedEx site.

Kelly

Same. And I panicked worried that I might have been accidentally unsubbed. As long as I eventually get my box I’m happy.

Lori

I’m soooooo excited for this box! Mines not going to be here until next Tues and it looks like I’ll be getting my Boxycharm, Glossybox, & my Ipsy bag all on Tues! Yrah for getting the shipping down early this month everyone! Now to organize my vanity so I can start playing right away ugh.. I smell a weekend project ugh… BUT! It’ll be worth it! Or so I keep telling myself anyways lmfao!! 😂😂😂

Jackie

What do you think about Glossy box? Is it comparable to boxy at all? Is it usually makeup or skincare/haircare items?

Sara

I wish I could’ve gotten this box 🙁 I LOVE the palette, brushes and coverFX. I’m still on the waitlist.

Jennifer Rose Martino

Me too. Still on waitlist. I wanted it for the vrushes alone

Rie

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is for matte lipsticks to go away, at least from subscription boxes.

Signed,
Lil’ Rie

TMarie

There is no such thing as a hydrating matte. They are all liars. If I wanted old, dry lips, I wouldn’t subscribe to beauty boxes. Hate mattes!

LV094

Matte is the only thing I use. Regular satin lipsticks and glosses feel wet and gross to me, they get all over my face if I eat or drink, and you need to reapply constantly. I apply my Farmacy balm 15 minutes before putting on my lipstick and my lips feel fine all day in high quality, high end mattes.

Jackie

😀 I agree! I have an arsenal of lippies that I cannot/will not use!!!!!!!

Kris

Agreed! Its winter! I need moisturizing products! No more mattes!!!

Zo

ditto. Even though I did receive a matte liquid lipstick this week in a sub box that is a drugstore brand and it looks fantastic on me I still don’t want any more mattes. Maybe we’re just old. 🙂

ozzie

haha i’m sure it’s not because you’re old, i’m 19 and would love a nice satin lipstick in this box

AmyM

Honestly, HOW do they do it every month? I’ve given up all beauty boxes except for Boxy and Sephora (just can’t quit it). The palette is gorgeous! Cannot wait to play with it. And that little brush set? I die!

julie

Anyone know what the variation on lip mask is?

I really want the this variation but my box is a tiny bit heavier than this version.

Anna

I think you’ll definitely get these items, I’m not sure about variants all the boxes I’ve seen included these items. Instagram is full of Boxycharm post with only these products no others.

Julie

Thank you!

Mine weighs 1lb too.

Anna

I got the exact same box and my box weighed 1lb.

findley

i know the Spray and the Palette are the big items this month but i’m so so so so excited for that lipstick! all the colors in the range are stunning and the compote is beautiful and sleek, hoping for the bright red!

Liz

This is my third or fourth Boxycharm and I’ve been loving every box! Even if the items aren’t totally me, they are great quality and there are no filler items. I got the red version of lipstick and it’s gorgeous. I don’t wear color like that on a daily basis but it will be my night out color now, it’s beautiful and good quality. That’s why I love Boxycharm and have cancelled everything else except Ipsy (they send fun things!).

Rachel Knopp

I got the bright red. I absolutely hate the color. Way too bright for me. I wish it would have been the deeper red color.

Toni

I got the color sunshower, I don’t like it at all

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