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Boxycharm vs GlossyBox vs BeautyFix – December 2017

subscription boxes comparison: boxycharm, glossybox, and beautyfix

This Boxycharm vs GlossyBox vs BeautyFix series compares my subscriptions every month to give you a good idea what you can expect from these popular beauty subscription boxes. (Boxycharm and GlossyBox are both $21 a month, and BeautyFix is $24.95 a month, so they seemed close enough in cost to compare!)

Check out my Birchbox vs Ipsy vs Sephora Play post series too!

If you are interested in finding other great beauty boxes, check out our Best 31 Beauty Subscription Boxes for 2017!

Important to know: With Glossybox and Boxycharm, there are certain items that all subscribers will receive, but the remainder of items in the box will vary. With BeautyFix, all items are the same for all subscribers. (With the exception of perhaps different colors of a beauty item.)

Boxycharm December 2017 (Check out the full Boxycharm review)

Number of items: 5

Full-size items: 5

Deluxe size items: 0

Brands featured: tarte, Real Her, Crown, Pretty Vulgar, Beaute Basics

Categories featured: Makeup (4) Tools (1)

Cost: $21

Total Value: $131

Favorite item in the box: Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara 

This mascara is right up there with my all time favorite tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes, so this is the highlight of the box for me!

Check out all Boxycharm Reviews and Boxycharm Spoilers!

GlossyBox December 2017 (Check out the full Glossybox review)

Number of items: 5

Full-size items: 5

Deluxe size items: 0

Brands featured: Show Couture, Beauty For Real, Makeup Drop, Laura Geller, Kryolan

Categories featured: Makeup (3) Haircare (1) Tools (1)

Cost: $21

Total Value: $123.50

Favorite item in the box: Show Beauty Riche Couture Curl Enhancing Lotion 

I love a luxe hair product and this one smells so good!

Check out all Glossybox Reviews and Glossybox Spoilers!

Beauty Fix December 2017 (Check out the full BeautyFix review)

Number of items: 10

Full-size items: 1

Deluxe size items: 2

Brands featured: Lancer, Lilah B, First Aid Beauty, Bioderma, Trufora, Juliette Has a Gun, Eminence, Erno Laszlo

Categories featured: Makeup (1)  Skincare (8) Fragrance (1)

Cost: $24.95

Total Value: $103.70

Favorite item in the box: Lancer Skincare Volume Enhancing Lip Serum

It’s tough to pick, but I’m going with the full-size product! It’s super hydrating, and it provides a glossy (non-sticky) finish.

Check out all Beautyfix Reviews and Beautyfix Spoilers!

Verdict: Usually Boxycharm is the winner for me, but I think GlossyBox wins for the first time ever! All full-size products that I love! (FYI – this win is based on the products themselves, not GlossyBox customer care, shipping etc. I recommend reading comments on that December review if you are considering subscribing.)

What was your favorite box for December? And what was your favorite product?

Here are my general suggestions for which box to pick:

Boxycharm: If you are looking for full-size makeup, this is the box to go for. They consistently send out makeup in addition to haircare and skincare products. (You will quickly build up an impressive eyeshadow collection with this subscription box!)

GlossyBox: This is the best box if you’re looking for trying out brands that you typically don’t see in the US. You’ll get a mix of US and EU brands. The one downside is that values of these boxes can vary depending on which variation you get, so make sure you’re happy with the main spoiler items that everyone gets if you’re thinking about signing up. (Please read the comments on GlossyBox reviews, too.)

BeautyFix: This is my go-to box for sampling a lot of high-end skincare products. They usually round out the boxes with a few makeup and haircare products, too. You’ll get a mix of full-size and sample-size products.


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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 BoxyCharm vs Glossybox vs BeautyFix, Subscription Box News| Tags: BeautyFIX | boxycharm | glossybox | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. Ugh stay away from Glossybox! I just finally cancelled after having 2 months in a row of missing items and their customer service is the absolute WORST EVER!
    I haven’t tried BeautyFix yet but I have been highly satisfied with Boxy!

  2. Glossybox won for me too. December was an uncharacteristically good box and festive too.

  3. BF, even when it’s not the best value, is still the one I always look forward to the most. However, if BC got into skincare they would be a force to be reckoned with!

  4. I got the color corrector in my Boxycharm & it was my favorite product this month. I know a lot of people hated it but it worked out well for me.

    • I like it too and was happy o didn’t get the bronzer!

  5. Honestly I didn’t like BeautyFIX or glossybox so the winner for me is boxycharm 100%! And usually BeautyFIX is my favorite or glossybox but these December boxes no offense weren’t wow factored at all so boxycharm really impressed me. Glossybox was a ok box but a lot of it was stuff things I’ve already received like the highlighter, makeup dropper, and got the eyeliner in allure as well so I don’t need repeat products.

    • I got the color corrector in my Boxycharm & it was my favorite product this month. I know a lot of people hated it but it worked out well for me.

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