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Birchbox Reviews

Is Birchbox right for you?

Birchbox ($15 per month) was one of the first beauty subscription boxes—we’ve been reviewing it since 2012!

Each month, subscribers get a new mix of 5-6 beauty samples, such as makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance items. Birchbox lets you choose whether you’d like a box of items picked just for you (including one item you get to pick out yourself), or a “curated” box fully chosen by Birchbox. You can also shop full-size items to add to your box, if you’d like. Expect new discoveries as well as familiar names, like MAC, Sunday Riley, Kiehl’s, Ouai, Beauty Blender, and more!

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Our Review

What We Love

  • Name-brand makeup, skincare, haircare, & fragrance items

  • Having some control over what we get each month

  • Personalized boxes curated to match our preferences

What You Should Know

  • This is a sample box, but you can include full-size items in your order as add-ons.

  • Keep your profile filled out & updated—Birchbox uses it to personalize what you get each month!

We'd Recommend Birchbox If

  • You love trying new products, including haircare, skincare, makeup, & more

  • You’re looking for an affordable beauty box.

  • You prefer getting sample sizes over committing to full-size products.

  • You’re new to beauty boxes—it’s a great box for subscription newbies!

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Birchbox Reviews

We’ve reviewed hundreds of boxes from Birchbox since 2012, including monthly curated boxes, monthly personalized boxes, and their non-subscription limited edition boxes. See how this fan-favorite beauty box stacks up with our detailed monthly reviews:

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    ''I have already recommended it to many people. First, the price is great for people who don't really understand about subscription boxes. Second, their loyalty program is the best! And third, the items are totally worth the money.'' – Coli, from our Readers' Choice Awards

    Birchbox FAQ

      What is Birchbox & how does it work?

    • Birchbox ($15 per month) is a well-known beauty subscription box that sends you a mix of 5-6 sample-sized items each month. Items can include makeup, skincare, hair products, beauty tools—it’s all based on your preferences.

      When you sign up, you’ll fill out a profile, which Birchbox will use to pick products that match your interests. Each month, you’ll get to decide between a box of personalized samples (one of which YOU get to choose) or a “curated” box of samples determined by Birchbox. What’s inside the personalized box is a surprise (apart from the one sample you get to pick for yourself), but you’ll be able to see everything inside the curated box up front.

      Birchbox features new beauty brands as well as a slew of familiar names, including MAC, Benefit, Sunday Riley, Bobbi Brown, Oribe, Kiehl’s, Lipstick Queen, Living Proof, & more.

      Birchbox members can shop select full-size products as add-ons, which ship free AND earn you Loyalty Points. (You can also earn Loyalty Points by referring friends or purchasing gift subscriptions. Loyalty points can be redeemed on full-size items in the Birchbox shop.)

      How much does Birchbox cost? Do you have a Birchbox promo code?

    • Birchbox costs $15 per month. But you can save by paying up front for a longer subscription:

      - 6 month subscription = $84, or $14 per monthly box
      - 12 month subscription = $156, or $13 per monthly box

      Birchbox often has free gift offers for new members, plus store discounts, coupons, and promotions throughout the year. We’ve got the latest Birchbox promo codes here!

      What is Birchbox Man?

    • Birchbox Man ($10 per month) is a men’s grooming subscription from Birchbox! Subscribers get a monthly mix of 5 grooming and wellness samples, such as skincare, shaving, and supplement products from notable brands. As with the women’s subscription, everything is curated around the preferences set in your profile. And subscribers can find full-size versions of the men’s products they love in the Birchbox Grooming shop.

      Birchbox Man costs $10 for a month-to-month membership, but you can also save by paying up front for longer subscriptions. Get started here, or read our Birchbox Man reviews for more info!

      How do I get in touch with Birchbox customer service?

    • Birchbox customer service is available through e-mail, phone, or text. Check their support page for the latest contact information and hours.

      How do I cancel Birchbox?

    • You can cancel your Birchbox subscription from the Account Settings in your online account. Click the red “Cancel Subscription” link beneath the “Subscriptions” heading. Learn how to cancel your Birchbox subscription here.