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BoxyCharm Reviews

About BoxyCharm

BoxyCharm ($25/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 products featured vary from month to month, and will include beauty tools as well as skincare and haircare items– but BoxyCharm definitely leans more makeup-heavy than other popular beauty boxes.


Our Review

We've unboxed over 75 individual boxes from BOXYCHARM since 2013. Here's our take on why this box is super popular with makeup addicts:

What We Love

  • Over $100 value in every $25 box

  • 4-5 full sized items every month

  • Easily manage your account and cancel online

  • Earn points each month and redeem in the Charm Shop for even more products

You Should Know

  • There are some items each month that all subscribers receive, but other items are variants

  • No customization or personalization

  • Mix of indie and established brands

I'd Recommend BOXYCHARM If

  • You like to experiment with bold and playful looks

  • You're looking to build your makeup collection

What I Received in 6 Months of Boxycharm

What I Received in 6 Months of Boxycharm

Makeup lovers! Want to know what Boxycharm is like in the long term? Here's what we've received over 6 months of subscribing!

BOXYCHARM Past Boxes: Each Monthly Review, At A Glance

Our staff of reviewers unbox and review every product in every box, so you can see exactly what to expect when you sign up.

    What Our Readers Are Saying


    How do subscribers rate BOXYCHARM?

    Customer service
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    Quality of products
    Ease of canceling

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    ''I'm a makeup junkie and every time someone asks me about a good deal to get beauty products, I'm always referring them to BOXYCHARM... It's a great and affordable way to build up a makeup collection since they send full size products.'' – Dida, 2019 Readers' Choice Awards


      What is Boxycharm and how does it work?

    • BoxyCharm is a monthly subscription service that sends 4-5 full-size beauty products to your door for $25 a month. BoxyCharm boxes are valued at over $100 per box and include free shipping for U.S. subscribers. Unlike other subscription services that offer mini or deluxe samples, BoxyCharm offers 4-5 full-size products every month from a variety of established and indie makeup brands.

      Is Boxycharm worth it?

    • With a promised retail value of $100 plus per $25 monthly box, you'll typically get a great value from this subscription, even if you don't love every single item in your box. We've unboxed and reviewed over 80 individual monthly boxes from Boxycharm since 2013– read our detailed reviews above to see what's inside past boxes, and read comments from other subscribers. You can also read our overview of what we received in 6 months of Boxycharm to see exactly how many eyeshadow palettes and makeup tools we received over half a year! (We found the average retail value was $135/month over the 6 months we analyzed.)

      How much does Boxycharm cost?

    • A month-to-month subscription costs $25 a month. You can get a discount if you pay in advance: get Boxycharm for as low as $22.92 per month by prepaying $275 for an annual subscription. Learn more about BoxyCharm billing here.

      What's in a Boxycharm box?

    • Boxycharm includes 4-5 full size beauty products including makeup, skincare, beauty tools, and color cosmetics. Each box is valued at over $100 and cost $25 a month. Each monthly Boxycharm box is hand selected by Boxycharm's team of beauty experts. Learn more about what's in an Boxycharm box here or in the reviews above.

      When does Boxycharm ship?

    • According to their FAQ, for new subscribers, BoxyCharm boxes within the US typically ship 5-10 business days from successful billing. For existing subscribers, each monthly box is shipped within 5-10 days of the first of the month. (Canadian customers and non-continental US residents may experience longer shipping times.)

      How do I cancel my Boxycharm subscription?

    • You can easily cancel your subscription online at any time in your Boxycharm account– no chatting or calling customer service required. (Keep in mind that if you cancel and want to sign up again in the future, you may end up on the waistlist before your subscription is active again.)

      How does Boxycharm compare to other beauty subscription boxes?

    • Boxycharm ($25/month) is more expensive than its most popular competitor, Ipsy ($10/month)– but for twice the price, Boxycharm gives you more full-sized products and beauty tools, so you do truly get more value for your money. Get the full breakdown on how Boxycharm compares to Ipsy (including how both of their loyalty programs work).

      What is BoxyLuxe?

    • BoxyLuxe is a quarterly $28.99 upgrade option for existing BoxyCharm subscribers; you must have a regular BoxyCharm subscription to receive it! It ships four times a year: in March, June, September, and December. That means that in each of those four months, you're charged a total of $53.99 ($28.99 for BoxyLuxe and $25 for BoxyCharm) to receive the upgraded experience. Each BoxyLuxe box includes 9-10 full sized beauty products worth over $250.

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