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BoxyCharm January 2018 SPOILER #1!

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We have the first January 2018 Boxycharm spoiler thanks to Yosef on Boxy Baddies and Boxycharm Beauties! (Thanks, Jen, for the heads up!)

The January box will include:

Crown Glam Metals Palette

AND a face palette!

You’ll be receiving two palettes. This eyeshadow palette is one of them, and the second one is a face palette. We’re launching the palette with Crown pro by “Crown”.

What do you think of the first Boxycharm spoiler?

If you haven’t signed up for this box yet, it is $21 a month. Check out my reviews of Boxycharm boxes, our posts of Boxycharm Spoilers to learn more.

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!

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  1. I hope I get off the waiting list! I got a message saying I should have come off in Dec but they couldn’t bill my account. All my info was correct so I don’t know what the issue was. Grrrrr.

    • That happened to my friend too. She was a subscriber and then she canceled and re subscribed in November and they sent her an email saying they couldn’t bill her and they would try again in 24-48 hours and then they sent her an email saying they canceled her subscription and she has to go through the whole process again. I don’t know what’s going on with boxycharm lately. I hope that doesn’t happen to you.

      • Same with me! I was off the wait list in October,but they could charge me just now!

        • Thats so crazy! Boxycharm needs to get their sh*t together. It makes me scared to unsubscribe because I don’t want to go through that bull crap if I ever decided to sign up again

    • Yes that just happened to me, they said to update my account and hopefully it will go through the next time but they cant promise I will get off. See email below: So ridiculous, they used to try each day until it went through, now if it doesn’t they skip you and it starts again.

      Thank you for contacting Boxycharm! Please note, if your payment ever fails on the 2nd of the month when your renewal is due, the system will continue to charge you for your renewal each day until a payment is made, we no longer have stock of this month’s box, or you cancel your account. Therefore, if you wish to receive a box all you would need to do is add funds to your card so that the automated renewal system can charge you for your recurring subscription. We hope this helps! Have a charming day! <3

    • I was on the waitlist for about 2 months…You will receive an order receipt once you are off…

  2. The 2 blue shades and the 2 greenish gold shades look awful similar.. But its NOT a neutral palette so I’m excited!! Cant wait for January! Between the 2 palettes and the Dr Brandts primer, I’m so stoked!!!

  3. Isn’t crown just morphe? Isn’t that the brand that does the cheap private labeling? Not excited

    • I believe Beaute Basics is Crown. If I remember correctly, Ipsy sent out Crown brushes one month but some ppl’s brushes had Beaute Basics on it. There was a big stink about it on their FB page and Ipsy said that they are made by Crown.

  4. I think we are also getting a Dr Brandt pores no more illuminating primer next month. Yosef posted a picture on IG and a girl commented that it looks like that product and he commented back “you’re good” so I’m thinking thats what it is!

    • If that is true, I will not be cancelling my Boxycharm next month. That primer is amazing! I got a sample of it once from Sephora and it illuminates the skin and makes my makeup wear beautifully. Not really a great pore filler, but its a beautiful illuminating primer! I was going to cancel since I am not excited about that eyeshadow palette, but I am going to hang on now lol.

      • I was going to cancel as well, but I’m hanging on for that primer because I’ve heard a lot of great reviews on it! Hoping the rest of the box is going to bring in the new year with a bang!

  5. Cool – not normally colors I would wear but there’s something really interesting about it, I don’t have anything else like it!

    As for the face palette I really hope its the recent cover fx one! when they were doing the limited box and coverfx has posted about their collab they prominently showed their face palette but then it ended up being the enhancer drops so I can dream this will be in there!

    • It’s a face palette by crown. He says boxycharm is launching both palettescwith crown. You can see the outside of the face palette in the background. Same packaging.

      • I think the palette in the background you are seeing is the eyeshadow palette.

  6. I won’t use this personally but I will Depot it and put it in one of my kit palettes. That’s the main reason I signed up for Boxycharm in the first place but so far I’ve ended up keeping back a lot of stuff for personal use. I should be ashamed of myself but somehow I’m not 😋

    • What does it mean to “depot it”?

  7. When are they going to stop giving eye shadow palettes in every single box and start give something different? 🙄

  8. Oooh I love metallics. I’d love to see a foil shadow palette in the future. Love Boxycharm

  9. I’m so excited for January’s box now with both pallets!! They’re getting better and better! ❤️ 🤗 ❤️ I’m not giving up boxy even though I am giving up glossy after this month cuz it’s my last $10 box. Gave up a few others but keeping boxy, Allure and Ipsy… They’ve been doing great for me lately ✨💖😊😍

  10. Can’t wait to get my December box && can’t wait for the rest of January spoilers I live for boxycharm!!!

  11. Why do they send us face palettes? They can’t possibly make one to satisfy the rainbow of skin tones their subscribers have.

    • I hope it’s not contouring. Maybe a highlighter palette but I agree that it’s nit going to work for every skin tone.

  12. I’m happy to see some shimmer/metallic in there. My makeup mantra, for at least the next year, is No More Nudes! I want color and fun. I’m curious about the “face palette”.

    Someone mentioned parabens. These shadows do have parabens. I don’t want to sound like a jerk in saying this, but if we want harmless makeup we need to go all-natural or organic. The phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, etc. that replaced parabens is not safer. I’m only bringing that up to put some info out there. We need to be vigilant and research ingredients but if we’re using commercially made cosmetics we are putting lab-origin synthetic preservatives, stabilizers, and such on ourselves. If we were to make our own cosmetics at home we would need preservatives, or make very small batches at a time. This is a thorn in my side. I have recently returned to using mass commercially produced cosmetics after using only organic or all-natural for several years. It is a choice we make.

    Another member asked whether or not these cosmetics are cruelty free. I do not believe they are. This belief is my personal feeling based on what I see, and do not see, on their website. I do wish Boxycharm would commit to cruelty-free only. I wish they all would.

    • Natural doesn’t mean good for skin either. Many natural ingredients are irritating for skin.

    • oh please “organic” makeup is a bunch of bologna. i wish people would do their research on things like this,

    • RoguesEn3D Your comments hit home for me. I especially want cruelty free products. There is absolutely no sense in testing on animals these days, as tissue culture tests are more accurate and effective. There is no need to torture live animals.

    • Crown is on the cruelty free lists and seem adamant that no animals are harmed for their brushes. That being said, I checked their site and they ship to China so unfortunately the same can’t be said about their cosmetics. Makes me so sad that these companies won’t refuse to sell there until the laws change.

    • Breath of fresh air.

  13. Translation: everyone thought the December box was lame so we spoiled a January palette so people wouldn’t cancel.

    • hahahahahaha im dying!!! this is hilarious but so true!!!

    • Word. I also wish they wouldn’t try to flood this website with “updates” and act more like the other beauty boxes. Desperate much Boxy?

    • Exactly! Consider the cluster-F of the limited edition box and how many people were hacked off, they really should have stepped up their game for the December box!

    • Precisely.

  14. I’m getting December’s box and then I’m going to cancel. I’m spending to much on makeup. If I stop buying extra makeup I could save 100 dollars a month.

    • boxycharm is only $21 for 4/5 full sized retail items , stop buying makeup anywhere else and just keep boxycharm , you’ll save lots with full sized makeup products

      • Or, you know, use the $21 on cosmetics you’ll probably actually use.
        Don’t get me wrong, some months BC hits it out of the park but, more often than not, boxes fall short. You may end up with an item [maybe two] that you like but, then have 3-4 full size products taking up vanity space. That’s kind of a big trade off for ‘value’. And $21/mo builds up, especially if you end up not liking / using what you get [yes, yes, swaps – not everyone has the energy for that].

        I cancelled my subscription. After the LE fiasco and generally not feeling any joy with December spoilers, it was time. January seems to be shaping up as another lackluster [to me] box.

        • I agree, $21 a month is $252 a year, and that’s a pretty good makeup collection if you were buying items on your own. I mean, I’ve seen Anastasia BH highlighter palettes for $24, Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes for $24-27, Tarte has a lot on sale and daily specials (and free shipping for anything over $25) – for $252 you can actually do pretty well.

          I had a 3-month prepay for Boxycharm through November, and was planning to cancel when it was over, but then thought that December is such a big holiday month, there will probably something special about the December box, so I stayed. And what do you know, this month is such a total miss that I won’t use a single item… Whether I swap it all or sell, instead of getting a good value out of the box, all I am getting is a headache.

          I should have listened to my gut back when the spoilers in November didn’t excite me in the least, but I kept hoping for some strange reason that they are saving the best for last.

          Yeah, it’s time…

  15. Anyone know if crown is cruelty free?

  16. Thank you Boxy!! Guess budget wise I will have to plow thru January. I was down to Boxy and beautyfix but now with allure popping this month and January, that’s three! With all the deals on past boxes I have five this month and 4 going out to others!!! I am almost out of a color palette from Estée Lauder I was using. The shimmery browns work on my skin for day! On plus side, I hardly eat lunch out since I spend here!

  17. I think I just may be maxing out these days (save for skin care). I don’t ‘need’ a bunch of eyeshadow palettes, but DO need practical shadows that I can use daily, So called face palettes are still welcome even though…

  18. That spoiler looks great compared to December’s box!!

  19. excited already! LOVE these colors!! Boxy never disappoints me

  20. I like the palettes, very out of my comfort zone (which is exactly what I want from subscriptions). I might have to find new space to store palettes…

  21. This is beautiful I cancelled before I got charged for December. I’m taking a break I want through the last few months and realized I was getting rid of most of the things I was receiving. Now someone excited for the box van have the spot.

  22. I think I may sit this one out. I feel like I’m on overload lately with shadows (is that possible?!) I always love boxy but it sucks to get back on that waitlist when you want back in.

    • for real, thats where I am at. youd think they would maybe let you ‘pause’ your account, that would be nice! 🙂

  23. Oh ya!!! I am so excited to get 2 palettes in one box!!! What a great start to the new year!!! I’m not too excited for December’s box, but I really can’t complain for $21 bucks it’s still a decent deal. But I really can’t wait for January!!!

  24. I can see why a lot of people really like this palette! It looks gorgeous.. . Just not my colors. A little too dark for me.

  25. Private label. Not a fan.

    • worddd

    • Same

  26. I love Boxycharm a lot… but… I have too many pallets. I’m starting to run out of storage for them. I really should cancel because I have way more makeup than the average women needs… but I have such FOMO because every Boxycharm box is amazing… #firstworldproblems?

    • they gave a shadow palette every month this year i think! it’s crazy! but at least in december there was finally a mascara…of course i cancelled in october and am now waiting to get back in.

  27. I don’t know where to share this great deal.

    Skinstore 12 MIRACLES OF BEAUTY (WORTH $350) is on sale in their website for $55.

    • Jane, thank you for sharing but you little bit late. Liz already made a post about it this morning and everyone who was hesitant about the box before, got it (including me 🙂

  28. Dark colors. Wish it was in December’s box. This months box looks ok

  29. Well this makes me happy at least. I don’t know what I’ll think of the shades once I have them but I love the packaging. Lol. Bring on January!!

  30. I want an eyeshadow palette with pinks and purples in it 🙂 ps anyone know of a good one? I have been looking for a while with no luck

    • Same, want purple one!

      • Kylie’s purple palette is amazing!

    • Urban decay! Many of their palettes have beautiful purples!

    • I got Cpulourpop’s My Little Pony palette and I love it!

    • Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon! I looooove it, it has some really pretty pinks amd it smells amazing.

      I’m hoping now that the 2018 color of the year has been announced (ultra violet) we will see more pink and purple palettes. I’m so tired of brown and nude.

    • I have the Too Faced Chocolate Bar which I like (only one purple and two pinks though)

      And while not a palette, Sephora is selling their colorful eyeshadows half off for $5 each currently. There are a number of pink and purple options that haven’t sold out yet. One of the weekly wow items is the Urban Decay moondust palette which has a metallic purple.

      I’ve no idea if it’s any good, but Clinique has a ‘wear everywhere pinks’ palette that has pink/purple.

  31. I for one, am extremely excited for a new palette. I seem to get alot of neutrals, lights, nudes, etc. (I’m NOT complaining​, believe me. It’s just I LOVE these dark shades, any & all jewel tones, flips, duochromes, shimmers, glimmers, etc. I mix EVERYTHING anyway even if it’s with a eye crayon, eye liner pencil or a cream shadow base. Bring it on! For me, Boxycharm is one if the best of my subscription boxes. Hard to beat and the price is a steal too. I can’t wait till the new year 😃

  32. What is a face palette? Is it like the LE edition one?

    • Something that includes other things either in addition to the eyeshadows, or just on their own. Things like blush, bronzer and highlighter.

    • I imagine since we already have eyeshadow taken care of that the “face palette” will include blush/bronzer/highlighter or something along those lines. That or maybe a contouring palette…

  33. I really hope this doesn’t have parabens like most of the other Crown shadows…

  34. THIS would have been the perfect ones for December holidays!! Sad it won’t come till after new years !! Excited to have it though.

  35. I love this! I was gonna take a break. I have product overload, but this’ll keep boxycharm in the mix!! Lol

  36. I like the palette idea, but all of these boxy palettes have been a bust for me since I signed up in September. 🙁 The colors are all so dark, and I have enough dark colors. I mostly need light colors for bases and I go through those SO much faster. For the dark colors, a little goes a long way, but they keep sending only dark colors! What are we supposed to do with all the dark colors? I have them all up for swap and no one ever wants them!

    • The winkylux palette is awesome! I thought it was the best palette we got. Nice mix of light and dark shades. This metals palette isn’t going to be super useful to me. I like that it’s different and some of the shades are usable but I prefer palettes with a mix of matte and shimmers and light and dark shades. I’ll have to pull in other shadows with this palette which means I probably won’t reach for it much.

      • I loved the winkylux one as well! I’ve actually been reaching for that over a lot of my high end palettes. I liked the cooler tone and mix of light and darks as well.

        • Me too, I keep using my Winky Palette because of the no fall out and the colors are pretty and bring out my hazel eyes. I’m actually looking forward to this palette.

          • The Winky Lux shadows go on great initially, but then after 4-6 hours the shadows begin patching. Even with a primed lid and dry skin those shadows definitely wear off quickly. The only really good eyeshadow palette has been the Pur one. That one blends like a dream and lasts all day. Plus its neutral, so I can pair it off with other palettes as well. This one from Crown does not get me excited, and it looks like it has mostly shimmers with no mattes. I might cancel after this month.

    • I’m down to buy them if available I like the darker palettes I’m just new to boxy and don’t have anything to trade I do get ipsy, birchbox that I’m closing after this month and I also get play

    • All I wear is dark colors. I took a break because all I wear is metallics and was getting too many mattes. This looks awesome.

  37. The January box is already better than the December box……..

    • Agreed! Even if all they sent was this one palette lol.

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