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Boxycharm vs GlossyBox vs BeautyFix – September 2018

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 2018!

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 September 2018 (Check out the full Boxycharm review)

Number of items: 6

Full-size items: 6

Deluxe size items: 0

Brands featured: Pretty Vulgar, LORAC, Butter London, Laura Geller, Alamar Cosmetics

Categories featured: Makeup (4) Tools (1)

Cost: $21

Total Value: $119

Favorite item in the box: Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Tropic Hues 

Hard to pick a favorite this month, but this shimmery pink/peach blush is so gorgeous and blends out easily.

Check out all Boxycharm Reviews and Boxycharm Spoilers!

GlossyBox September 2018 (Check out the full Glossybox review)

Number of items: 6

Full-size items: 5

Deluxe size items: 0

Brands featured: Context, Freeman, Lapcos, Wild Garden, STYL, Mood Matcher

Categories featured: Makeup (2) Haircare (1) Skincare (3)

Cost: $21

Total Value: $47.32

Favorite item in the box: Lapcos Charcoal Pore Care Mask 

This mask is designed to help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. I loved how soothing it felt on my skin. The subtle scent was lovely, too.

Check out all Glossybox Reviews and Glossybox Spoilers!

Beauty Fix September 2018 (Check out the full BeautyFix review)

Number of items: 7

Full-size items: 4

Deluxe size items: 0

Brands featured: Dr. Brandt, Laura Geller, Murad, Skyn, Juice Beauty, Dermalogica, Harry Josh, Comptoir, VENeffect,

Categories featured: Makeup (1)  Skincare (6) Tools (1) Fragrance (1)

Cost: $24.95

Total Value: $146.55

Favorite item in the box: Murad Nutrient Charged Water Gel

Hard to pick a favorite, but this water gel was new to me, and it felt amazing on my skin! It’s designed to hydrate and plump skin, and it’s oil-free, too.

Check out all Beautyfix Reviews and Beautyfix Spoilers!

Verdict: This month’s winner for me is BeautyFix – amazing retail value, full size Dr. Brandt, and some brand new skincare releases, too.

What was your favorite box for September? 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. I continue to adore Beautyfix. I like their store, too.

    I’m canceling Boxycharm. How many gaudy palettes and lippies does one person need anyway?!

  2. I am interested in the beauty fix box everything looks amazing! I have a question though it says one is a fragrance does anyone know if it’s a perfume or body spray I can’t tell and have not heard of some of the brands.

  3. Beauty Fix is my fav! Always something useful in the boxes.

  4. I think Ipsy beats them all. For $10 it’s enough of a treat and full size items.

  5. I TOTALLY agree with Kris, Boxycharm has been going 👎🏻 ever since they added Luxycharm (which was a huge fiasco BTW). Glossybox has been consistently mediocre, MEH, but with boxes like Beautyfix, who seem to be really improving their game, it’s time for me to realize that at least for now, Boxycharm and probably Glossybox may be played out.

  6. I personally LOVE Beautyfix and it continues to be my favorite beauty subscription! I’ve been a constant subscriber for almost 2 years now and I almost always use every product that I receive and the ones that I don’t use are happily taken by friends or family. I also really appreciate the responsiveness of Beautyfix customer service.
    I used to love Boxycharm as well, but the last several months I’ve been disappointed in the variations that they’ve started sending. It also feels to me as though Boxycharm is trying to target a younger demographic or at least makeup wearers that prefer louder/brighter/bolder colors and that just isn’t me!

    Regarding Glossybox, I subscribed to it in the past but due to a total lack of customer service I happily cancelled and highly doubt that I’ll ever resubscribe.
    Thanks for this review as I appreciate seeing these subs reviewed side by side.

    • Kris you are so spot on with how I have felt about these boxes!

      I’ve been subbed to BeautyFix for a couple years now – there is rarely a box that I see spoilers for and suspend my subscription. Also, they are GREAT with customer service in my opinion. When the PTR Irish Moor Mud Mask sent instead of the full size they promised, they noticed the problem and sent out an e-mail to (hopefully) all subscribers offering a $25 online credit. I still have mine, waiting for a good deal to pop up since it’s valid for a year.

      As for Boxycharm, I enjoy the occasional box since they seem to have a nice assortment of items & brands, but I do hate the fact they’ve been shipping an entire palette every month, for months now. I, personally, like to look up reviews & swatches of palettes I’m interested in so that I can decide whether or not it would suite my skin color or to just see if the palette is “worthy”. Beauty boxes can, and do, include brands that are unknown to most who dabble in make-up so it can be frustrating when a box has a large value yet includes unknown, disliked or badly reviewed brands.

      I had subscribed to Glossybox in October of 2014, and the first few years were kind of great – a lot of well known brands and nice value – with the occasional “dud” box, but they turned into something different than what they advertised. I quit less than six months ago and haven’t had the urge to resubscribe after looking at the spoilers & reviews on MSA. It’s a shame, it was a nice box that I looked forward to each month. I never had any issues with CS, though I think I only contacted them once or twice, so I cannot comment on that.

      P.S. This is all my opinion, and personal experience, so apologies if it offends anyone! I do agree with the above comment, but also wanted to add my two cents so to speak. Sorry for the rant, I’ve been trying subscriptions for a while now and have quite a few opinions lol.

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