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BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – November 2018


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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 our Boxycharm reviews!

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month is “Goal Digger”!

Now, on to the items!

Ace Beaute Grandiose Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $24.99

All subscribers will receive this item.

I love the festive vibes of this November box – very holiday party friendly! This palette has a mix of mattes and shimmers, with warm browns, plus some pink, red, and gold! The pigment is great, and I found these to be easy to blend, too. Some of the shades had some fallout – so just a heads up when applying, and make sure to use a primer.

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Jonteblu Glitter Star Eyeliner – Retail Value $5

This is a variant item. Not all subscribers will receive this item.

This black pencil eyeliner has glitter throughout and is a fun twist on a traditional black eyeliner. (And if you’re someone who shies away from glitter eyeshadow, this is a non-intimidating way to test out the waters!)

I was very impressed with the pigment and how easily this applied considering it is a pencil and not a liquid liner. The formula isn’t smudgeproof, but it stayed put for me.

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Cover FX Glitter Drops – Nova – Retail Value $44

All subscribers will receive this item.

Wow. This is described as an ultra-concentrated glittery liquid, and they weren’t exaggerating. I tried out what I thought was a small amount (just a drop), then blended it out, and before I knew it I was looking like a sparkly vampire. So, a little goes a LONG way! You can use this alone, under or over makeup, or blend with your foundation, body lotion, etc.

Here it is swatched beneath the eyeliner and above the palette:

Luxie Luminous Eye Set – Retail Value $21

All subscribers will receive this item.

How adorable is this set? I love the gold glitter and matching gold metal!

As usual with Luxie brushes, the bristle quality is great. Soft and densely packed!

The set includes:

LUXIE 111 Mini Flat Angled – Smudge, blend out harsh lines, or densely pack on cream products onto your lids.

LUXIE 121 Mini Tapered – Use this small fluffy blending brush to blend out your crease color with your favorite powder shadows.

LUXIE 131 Mini Angled –  Use this brush’s perfect angle to bevel the natural curves of your eye or brow bone for that extra pop.

LUXIE 141 Mini Round – Use this brush to smudge and smoke out your bottom lash line with your favorite cream or powder products without compromising the intensity of the pigment.

Bodyography Makeup Brush Cleanser – Retail Value $12

This is a variant item. Subscribers will receive this or Lashaholic Lashes Instaglam False Eyelashes.

This is a super practical item that I used immediately! You just spray it on the brush after makeup application, then wipe off with a cloth. Super easy! Love it!

Verdict: The total retail value of this box is $106.99! As usual, I think that’s amazing for a $21 box! I think this is a fab box for going into the holiday party season – super sparkly and fun!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! The Boxycharm waitlist is temporarily lifted!

Check out all of my BoxyCharm reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

What do you think of the November 2018 Boxycharm Box? Which variants are you getting?

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!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

94 Comments

  1. Does anyone know why our Charms have decreased from 250 in April to 100 in July and now from July to present it’s only 50 charms per review.

  2. Got my Summer’s Eve boxy – it was 100% last month’s box. Glad i cancelled last month since I got it for $4 from the promo.

  3. I’m looking forward to the eyeshadow palette and the brushes after that I’m not sure . I never got a spoiler email just one saying it’s on it’s way …um ok 😁really don’t want lashes, don’t wear them .they will literally collect dust with the others. And the drops are beautiful but a little scary lol I don’t wanna look like a sparkly vampire . And i think I’ll cry if I get another eyeliner. I have enough eyeliners to last me until the end of time . I’m hoping for the best since ipsy plus kinda disappointed me this month

    • I got my box today variation #2. It includes the brush cleaner & the wired eyeliner. I wanted the brush cleaner so I’m ok with this. The brushes are cute but very small not sure how well they work. My spoiler email showed the lashes & the cleanser as a shadow. I did get the email saying the spoiler was wrong.

  4. I received my November Box today, it is variant number #3 Very disappointed that they keep sending me false lashes, will never use them!!! I have three pairs of them now! Loved the palette, please, Boxycharm, no more false eyelashes!!

    • I’m in the same boat. I now have 5 false lashes that I will never touch. All posted on swap, but no one wants them there, either.

  5. I got my box yesterday and the contents are
    Ace Beaute Palette
    Luxie Eye Brushes
    Cover Fx glitter drops in Nova
    Lashes in Instaglam
    JonteBlu black glitter eyeliner

    Then today I received an email about my spoiler and the box I got were different and that I still will be receiving the box they chose specifically for me. My spoiler had the brush cleaner and something else but wouldn’t show and I clearly didn’t get that. I guess I’m getting another box 😳 so weird.

    • I got the email that my spoiler waa wrong. Mine hard the lashes and something blocked out that looked like the cleanser. Anyone know what I am getting? Thx

    • They’re probably going to say the box they sent you was correct and the spoiler was wrong that you were suppose to get a spoiler for the item in your box but there system messed up blah blah blah

      • Bummer. I was so looking forward to the brush cleaner that when I got my box I was kind of confused.

  6. Anyone else receive an e-mail saying that they teased the wrong products?

    I wouldn’t mind getting the brush cleaner, I can always use more.

    Rather get the eyeliner than the lashes.

    • I also get that email. But dont understand, if they gonna send new box or what.

    • Same! I got it today as well. I wonder what exactly they are going to be sending me. My spoiler had the brush cleaner and then it wouldn’t reveal the other product inside except the palette, brushes, cover fx drops.

  7. Got my box today and did a Happy Dance since I got the tweezers and the brush cleaner! My daughter needed tweezers the last time I visited her, so I gave her the ones I traveled with and then my husband claimed my very sharp Sephora tweezers to use for pulling out splinters. Brush cleaner is always a plus, since I have so many brushes thanks to all my beauty box subscriptions and my addiction to the Pretty red handled Hakuhodo brushes. I have a lifetime supply of palettes, and lately have pretty much just been using the Alomar Palette, but This one looks really nice! Thanks Boxycharm!

    • Glad you got the tweezers, Jana! That’s what I’m hoping for. I have several but I don’t have any dual-ended ones like these. Did you get the version #1 box? That’s what I always get so I am hoping that’s the one you got!
      Thanks!

      • I think that is box #1, because , box #2 is shown above. I received box # 3. I received the eyelashes. I would had loved to have gotten box # 1. I would have loved to try the brushe cleaner. I loved every single product in my Subscription box with the exception of the eyelashes that I will never use. BoxyCharm and Boxyluxe are still ,in my opinion , the best Subscription service available. Love this company

    • What did your box weigh

  8. Man, all I wanted was the frigging tweezers. My spoiler looked like the spray and a box. I ended up with lashes and the eyeliner. Dang it.

    • I got the same! That terrible eyeliner! I really wanted the tweezers but honestly I just stayed this month for boxyluxe so I wasn’t even expecting this month to be good.

  9. Has anyone got their free box yet from Summer’s Eve? I didn’t get tracking but I got it today!

    Contents:
    *Becca Prosecco Pop Highlighter
    *Tarte lip paint in the shade homeslice
    *NCLA Nailed It. kit
    *Dr Brandt PoreDermabrasion
    *Jonteblu lip liner in the shade brown sugar

    • My friend got pretty much got the Hank and Henry variation of September’s box plus the purple Becca highlighter.

      My sister got:
      *Pur Soirées Diary palette
      *bridego hair stuff
      *makeup studio translucent powder
      *2 bodyography eye brushes
      *MAC liner (brown)
      *color pop liquid lipstick

    • My friend got pretty much got the Hank and Henry variation of September’s box plus the purple Becca highlighter.

      My sister got:
      *Pur Soirées Diary palette
      *bridego hair stuff
      *makeup studio translucent powder
      *2 bodyography eye brushes
      *MAC liner (brown)
      *color pop liquid lipstick

    • What is the Summer’s Eve box?

      • It was a promotion with Boxycharm & Summer’s Eve, you submitted receipt for two eligible products and got a free box. They seem to all be past boxes. The last day to submit was 10/27 and people have started receiving their boxes now.

    • Mine is at the post office for delivering very tomorrow! I can’t wait! I got my regular sub today. I thought they would come together, since they shipped out together, but I guess one got left behind a little lol…I am so happy to hear they are not just sending out the November boxes for the Summers Eve promo. I am excited now to see what goodies I get in the morning! Thank you for posting this!

    • My sister and I got identical boxes this week:

      Alamar Brush Trio
      Laura Geller Blush in Tropic Hues
      Hank & Henry Lipstick in Petal Pusher
      Becca First Light Priming Filter
      Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eye shadow Pallet

      I’m jealous of everyone who got skincare but I’m not mad about a free box. It was a tad disappointing to think we were getting the actual November box instead of “leftovers” but again, I’m not mad. I actually wanted this Pretty Vulgar pallet and almost re-subbed for it so I’m happy I didn’t and got it this way instead. Now to find someone who wants to trade their Violet Voss HG pallet from Dec. Boxyluxe….

  10. Got my box today. Variant 3. Lashes, palette, brushes, glitter drops, and glittery black eyeliner. My daughter just started theatre, so she can make use of the lashes. (thanks to Allure for including glue a while back). Not sure about the glitter in the black eyeliner, but I will give it a shot. Brushes will be passed along as a gift. Love that palette. No clue what will become of the glitter drops. Probably let my daughter find a use for that, too. Overall, really happy with the box. Sometimes, I love everything in the box, sometimes, it’s fun to be the cool mom or aunt who passes along some subscription box goodies.

  11. These boxes are so visually pleasing that it can be distracting as to whether I will actually use the products or not. I cancelled last month, then when I saw the spoilers I thought “shoot maybe I shouldn’t have cancelled!” Then, I broke down each item as a hard no or yes whether I would use it- and I found I would only be Interested in the brush cleaner and possibly the brushes, and I already have so many brushes. So In the end I am still glad I cancelled

    • I’m confused according to my email spoiler I’m getting the lashes and brush cleaner but there doesn’t appear to be a variation for this. Does anyone else have the same email?

      • I do, if the lashes are the rectangular box nearest the edge.

        • The lashes are on the top right. Items are 2 in a row. Lashes-palette
          Brushes-cover FX
          Cleaner-Boxycharm box

          Is that it?

  12. I’m scrolling through the comments and noticed a few people mentioned “spoiler.” Did boxy continue their trend with finding out which variant item you’d be getting?
    Weird, I usually get those emails and I haven’t gotten one. But my box is due to arrive today, so I guess I’ll be surprised

    • I had to beg and plead for MONTHS, and just now got my first ” spoiler’ email.
      I also told them that as long as I’ve been a subscriber, I feel like the ignored step-child in the corner because I never got the Boxyluxe email or any OTHER email from Boxycharm, and theirs is email I really would welcome.

      Now, I’m getting email and am down for the next BoxyLuxe box as well. It required me using some really personalized requests with them. Stating how much I’ve loved the box for so long and do my reviews, etc.. They will respond. 🙂

  13. I am going crazy here! I haven’t yet received the spoiler alert or even a shipping notification! I swear I usually have my box, or at least it’s almost on it’s way by now! I would LOVE the tweezers, but would be happy with the eyeliner! I just do not want those lashes!

    • My box is due tomorrow. It shipped the 3rd. If that helps

    • Got my spoiler showing the brush cleaner and instead i got the lashes and eyeliner so my spoiler was completely wrong

  14. Dear subscription boxes,

    I’m not 5 so I don’t like glitter. I don’t want to be a unicorn either. I need: setting powders, setting sprays and nude or pink ( not dark brown or fuschia) lipsticks. Also, I have enough eye liners, makeup brushes and red lipsticks to last a lifetime. Nobody I know sparkles like a disco ball or wears red eyeshadow, so please get real.

    • Sounds like subscription boxes may not be for you. You may be better off taking your $21 and buying exactly what you want. In my experience with Boxycharm and Ipsy, they send me things I normally wouldn’t buy for myself, so I get to try a wide variety of products and shades. Doesn’t bother me because they’re so cheap. I save my cash for things I really want.

    • Lol… A few tips to make it work:

      On the lips, if you apply it in small quantities with a brush, you can likely make it work! Or mix shades… I also am not a fan of fuchsia or brown, and prefer a glossy, stained look more.

      I tend to love reflective eyeshadow as it wakes up my face… but I also dilute colorful looks with nudes. For example, if I’m using green eyeshadow, I’ll use a brown transition and crease shade to tone it down and keep the color on one of the lids only. I have used red shadow for the crease in a monochromatic peach look. I think there are very clever ways to use color and glitter. Youtuber Tati uses loads of glitter and she doesn’t look like a unicorn.

      I second the facial powders thing… I wish I could sample more facial setting powders! We never get those bc it’s hard to excite ppl about a setting powder, but I’d love to try RCMA, Charlotte Tillbury, etc. I’m very particular about my blushes and they last foreeeeever. But I’m less picky on my bronzers.

  15. Actually, there is one more variable box. And the last one is the least one: lashes and liner instead of brush cleaner and tweezers. Msa announced only 3 boxes in November.

    • I got that one. It’s box 3. My spoiler specifically showed 4 of my items including the brush cleaner. But no. I got a black eyeliner and lashes. I never use either. I was so excited getting the spoiler and knowing I wouldn’t get both of my least desirable items. I was unpleasantly surprised when I opened my box.

      • Hi Jacki, do you happen to remember your box wait?

        • Weight. Ugh.

      • I received both my regular boxycharm and my Summer’s Eve box today. My regular box is the same as this one I received lashes and a liner.

        My Summer’s Eve Box was the September box with the Pretty Vulgar eyeshadow palette, the Alamar brush trio, the Angel Eyes eyeshadow primer, The Violet Voss liquid lipstick in sassy and the Girlactik Duo in skin glow/ moon lights. I really like this box since I did not already have the eyeshadow primer, the Violet Voss or the girlactik.

      • I received both my regular boxycharm and my Summer’s Eve box today. My regular box is the same as yours, I received lashes instead of the brush cleaner.

        My Summer’s Eve Box was the September box with the Pretty Vulgar eyeshadow palette, the Alamar brush trio, the Angel Eyes eyeshadow primer, The Violet Voss liquid lipstick in sassy and the Girlactik Duo in skin glow/ moon lights. I really like this box since I did not already have the eyeshadow primer, the Violet Voss or the girlactik.

    • So I got the email that says I’m getting lashes and I know the palette, drops, brushes and a mystery item.. guess it is liner … which I can always use

  16. So we know 4 out of 5 spoilers for boxyluxe… does anyone think based on the promotions lately that it will end up being something for Kim kardashian, juice beauty, and swag like coffee mug or T-shirt? Those are my guesses!

    Side note: I really want tweezers not eyeliner!

  17. Seems lot of people received spoilers already. Still waiting and hoping for no lashes and yes to tweezers.

    • I’ve gotten spoilers the past few months but so far none this month. I also haven’t gotten a shipping notice, though, so I wonder if that’s why…I think I got the spoiler email after shipping.

      • Just received my shipping info. Waiting for spoiler even harder:))

  18. BoxyCharm, If you read this, please let us opt out of lashes! I have so many and will never wear them. No one I know in real life wears them. People either use them or they don’t. Of coarse I got lashes. Thanks for such great boxes, I know I shouldn’t complain. But every time there is a lash option here they come.

    • You can check out project beauty share.
      You can donate more than lashes, there’s also local agencies that need beauty products for gifts for teen girls. You could even choose a teen girl to donate to from the angel tree and other charities.

      I urge everyone else that has a lot of unused or some used items to look at the list of items they accept at project beauty share, if it can be sanitized they accept it used.

      • Thanks for the tip, Anna! I have way too much stuff and I keep saying I will swap or sell it but I never seem to get around to it. I do gift some things but I still have far too many beauty products than I could ever use before they went bad. I’m definitely going to check out project beauty!

  19. My box will be here today and I already have hubby crossing his fingers for tweezers,oh please be tweezers.
    If it’s that jonteblu liner I won’t be happy.
    I’m getting the brush cleaner instead of lashes and that’s already a win for me.
    Oh pleasey be tweezy boxy,I’m a tweeze aholic lol

  20. I just realized I haven’t gotten the email spoiler and when I go into my account it shows the oct box. Check my account status still on waiting list for Luxe but my reg one is active. I am just wondering what I am getting and when it will be sent!

    Wahhhwahhh😩

    • I am in the same ⛵… Nothing either, and waiting for Boxyluxe…forget about shipping..

    • I think everyone who was able to pick an item for the December Luxe box is off the wait list and will be getting the box. It’s going to say waiting until your account pays for the box later this month.

  21. Did anyone see tweezers in there sneak peaks?

    • I received the tweezers. They’re dual ended and very well made.

      • What was your box variation number if you don’t mind?

        Really hoping it’s #1 because I want the tweezers. Especially after hearing they’re good quality.

    • Where do find the sneak peek?

  22. No black eyeliner ( yay), but am getting what Liz got with what are probably the false lashes.
    I am the POSTER CHILD for false eyelashes. It’s comical by now.

    I have an entire drawer full of lashes in their boxes. Nothing that looked like tweezers or other variant items on my spoiler page.

  23. Liz, please, use “variable item” instead of “variant item”… Variants refer to different permutations of a like/similar item. Variable refers to unpredictability or inconsistent items. Variant: Jane gets Brand A’s coconut perfume, while Mary gets Brand A’s lilac perfume. Variable: Jane gets an eyeliner, while Mary gets a lip gloss. In the most respectful, appreciative way, I beg of you: please use “variable item” 🙂

    • You must be a blast at parties.

      • 😆😆😆👍

    • I beg harder … please continue using Variant… I hope Vee is have a bit of sarcastic fun and not actually ———- or ———-.

  24. Do you know what the extra item is for the ones who received a repeat last month or has anyone got the extra item ?

    • Nope? I’m supposed to get it too and I’m hoping they actually send it as probably

      • i’m supposed to get an extra item also, but doubt it will be there. just checked the weight on my box and it’s 0.8. my guess is i’ll get lashes that i’ll NEVER use, just like all the other ones.

  25. Those glitter drops look gorgeous. I just cannot imagine where on my face I would want to look like a disco ball. Love the eye brushes!

    • I added a drop of the Cover FX drops to one pump of my favorite body lotion, mixed it well and evenly spread the mixture on my shoulders and chest. It looks beautiful. 🙂

      • That is a great idea! I have some from a previous box, and had no idea what to do with it, but now I know!!

  26. I received my Summer’s Eve Boxy Charm box today. It contains:

    Ahava DeadSea Water Mineral Hand Cream 1.3oz $10
    It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara 9ml $24
    Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow 6.6ml $20
    PUR Midnight Masquerade Face Palette 10-piece palette $38
    Briogeo Don’t Dispair Repair Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask 2oz $14
    Definitely can’t beat that deal.

    • Ohh, you got a great box. Others got the September box i looked it up and didnt love it but for 3 bucks cant really complain;) cant wait to get mine!

    • That’s one of the October boxes. I saw that someone got one of the September boxes. Mine comes tomorrow and I can’t wait to see what I get!!

    • When did you enter to get the free box? I am curious since I was not expecting to get it until early January with the website message that is displayed but they must be sending them out in the order they received the requests.

      • I submitted my request within a week of the offer posting on MSA. I didn’t receive a shipping notification other than one saying that it would be shipping in December. It was a pleasant surprise in the mail. I hope you receive your box soon!

      • I applied October 2. My box shipped Nov 3 and is arriving today along with my November box.

        • Did you get a shipping conf # for your free box?

          • I got my summers eve box today, no conf or email . From what others have posted I got Septs box, instead of the Lipgloss I got a Becca first light priming filter

    • I got this exact same box! The palette is a repeat for me but I thought it was a good showing.

    • Did you get any shipping notice?

    • I recieved mine today, completely surprised, no shipping notification. I recieved the Pretty Vulgar palette, Becca primer, brushes, Laura Gellar blush, black liner, and Hank & Henry lipgloss in Petalpusher which is a gorgeous color. I am so happy!

  27. The cover fx makes for a great eyeshadow too! Stays put and is a super quick look

    • Thanks! I was wondering that and was planning on trying. I think that’s the only place I’d want to be that sparkly. LOL.

  28. I am getting the lashes and the brush cleaner, not the tweezers or the eyeliner… according to the teaser, we shall see 🙂

    I am pleased as punch. Last month I missed out on the farmacy, and got the deluxe sized hand cream, so feeling the love this month. Looking forward to the luxie brushes and the pallette. Can’t wait!

    Thanks for the swatches. The eye shadows look very pigmented…. me likey.

  29. This is showing 5 items total (despite the liner pencil shown as a variant item). I received an email showing I’m receiving the brush cleaner and a blank space with no explanation. So I’m wondering if I’m receiving just 4 items? 🤔
    Not that I’m complaining.

    • I got the same thing. Think it’s a rectangle for the box of lashes or tweezers.

    • When did you get the e-mail? I didn’t receive one.

    • I got the same! Looked the size of a eye shadow pallet?! maybe it is lashes.

  30. How many swipes for the eyeshadow swatches ? I’d love to see the coverfx on the face, I feel like I’d look like a bad version of the Goldfinger woman in Bond movie.

    • One heavy-handed swipe. (Using a foam applicator) Hope that helps!

  31. Looks great..I love the Cover FX Glitter Drops. Shadows look very pigmented too. Can’t wait to try

  32. My spoiler showed this box except I got lashes instead of the liner😊 I didn’t want the lashes but honestly won’t use any of this and so it will go for gifts. Waiting on next month and then I’m officially done for awhile.

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