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FabFitFun vs BoxyCharm: The Beauty Queen In Our Books

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If you like getting packages, and want to try new products out, then listen up! Beauty product subscription boxes are your best contestants. But who comes out on top? With so many great ones in the market it can be hard to narrow it down to the box that is the beauty queen in your books. We’ve decided to narrow it down for you to two amazing beauty product subscription boxes: FabFitFun and BoxyCharm. Let’s see who performs better and is truly a beauty queen.

The difference between FabFitFun (FFF) and BoxyCharm is that FFF is a seasonal box, and BoxyCharm sends you a box monthly. Another difference is that you’ll get more lifestyle items, fitness items and accessories in the FFF box vs the BoxyCharm. So it really depends on your preference and if you want a variety of items each month or if you’d like to stick to trying out beauty products. They’re both amazing subscription boxes to try, so let’s dive in and see what the right one is for you.

How Do They Work

One’s a seasonal box, the other a monthly. Which one is right for you?


FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box that sends you a bunch of items for a fraction of the cost. Some of these items may include full sized makeup, skincare, or even clothing and fitness items. It’s a fun box to receive and try new things out. I remember first seeing former bachelorette Jojo Fletcher doing unboxings years ago, and felt like I needed this box!

There are two membership options for FFF: seasonal member or annual member. Depending on the subscription type you choose, you’ll be able to customize items in your box from their list of items to try that season, and you can also get your boxes sooner and have access to the sales before other members do.

Subscribing to FFF has some other perks as well, including FabFitFun TV where you can find yummy recipes or even stream new workouts to try. You’ll also have access to FFF member exclusive sales such as the “Add-on sale” and the “Edit sale.” Once you’ve subscribed, all you have to do is sit back and wait for one of the most exciting subscription box to land on your doorstep each season!


Another great subscription to try is BoxyCharm– especially if you’re into beauty products. BoxyCharm is a subscription box that delivers high-end beauty products from the best brands that you’ve most likely heard of. These include: Dae Hair, Too Faced, Tarte and more! The items come in full size giving you a huge BANG for your buck on trying new products out. It is estimated that each box has $125 worth of items in it, so for a minimum of $27.99 per month, I’d say that’s a steal.

There are a couple of membership options for you to choose from with BoxyCharm: the Base membership, or the Premium membership. In the Base Membership you get 5 products in your box and be able to customize 1 of those items. In the Premium Membership you’ll receive 6 products in your monthly box and have the option to customize 2 of the products. You can also upgrade to a Luxe Membership for a little more per month, and receive a seasonal box with 8 full-sized beauty products. You can also customize 2 of these options before the box ships to you, and you can have the Luxe membership plus another membership if you want.

You also have a choice as far as payment options go. You can be billed monthly, every three months, every 6 months or annually. Choosing to go with annual billing will save you $35.88 per year.

After you have chosen the subscription and payment type that suits you best, you’ll be given a style quiz to customize your box and makeup colors to your specific skin tone and needs. You can also customize your box each month before it ships, the amount depends on your subscription type as stated above. And that’s it! Your box will then be sent to you monthly, and you can enjoy trying new products at a fraction of the price and for minimal hassle. This is a great subscription for the beauty guru who is always testing new products out to find the gems.


No box is perfect, just like no beauty queen is perfect. So what are you willing to compromise on?



  • You get to try out full sized products and clothing/fitness items each season.
  • You can customize your box depending on product availability.
  • Add-on more items at a discounted price.
  • Refill any items that you’ve fallen in love with through FFF.
  • Members have access to FFF TV – workouts, unboxing videos, recipes and more!


  • You have to be an annual member to get your box shipped to you earlier and have more customization options before supplies run out.
  • If you’re a seasonal member, customizable items may run out quickly and you’ll need to check back to see if someone forfeits an item you want.
  • Nonrefundable products, some of which you may never use.



  • Full-sized items from quality brands.
  • At least $100 worth of products in each box.
  • Get high-quality products to try at a fraction of the cost.
  • Fairly inexpensive subscription compared to what you receive.


  • BoxyCharm offers minimal discounts and promotions on their products.
  • There is a chance of getting a product that you don’t like and will never use.

How Much Do They Cost

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With FFF you have the option to choose from two membership plans: seasonal or annual.

Seasonal members pay $54.99 per season. You can customize SOME of the items in your box, and can upgrade to be an annual member at any time.

Annual members save money by paying a yearly fee of $199.99 for their quarterly boxes. As an annual member you’ll have more perks such as being able to customize ALL of the items in your seasonal box. You’ll also have your box shipped to you sooner and have early bird shopping opportunities for the FFF sales. If you don’t mind paying a larger sum at once, you’ll get a better deal and way more perks going with the annual plan.

*** NOTE: Your membership is set to auto-renew unless you cancel!


You have the choice to become a Base member or a Premium member with BoxyCharm. Both memberships come with payment plan options to best suit your budget.

BoxyCharm Base Membership:

For $27.99 a month, you’ll receive a monthly box full of amazing products from great brands. 5 products in your box with 1 customization option.

BoxyCharm Premium Membership:

For $39.99 a month, you’ll receive even more value in your monthly box with more products and more options to customize. 6 products in your box with 2 product customization options.

Upgrading to a Luxe membership:

You can upgrade to a Luxe membership which is $59.99 per month.With a Luxe membership you’ll receive 8 full-size beauty products and you can choose 2 of the items. These boxes only ship quarterly (March, June, September, and December). You can have a monthly membership AND a Luxe membership if you just want extra products.

*** All memberships are set to auto-renew through BoxyCharm!

What Do You Get in Your Box?

Both FabFitFun and BoxyCharm focus on beauty products, but you can also get lifestyle products and accessories to try with FFF.


FabFitFun collaborates with many well known brands such as Dr. Brandt, Coach, West Elm and Fenty Beauty. In your seasonal box you’ll get 6-8 full sized beauty and lifestyle products from these brands, and you can reorder anything you love straight through FFF. You have the option, depending on your subscription type, to customize some or all of the items in your box. The different categories of items that might be in your box include: fitness, beauty and fashion.


BoxyCharm also works with well known and loved brands such as Dae hair, MAC, Too Faced, and the list goes on. Depending on your membership type, you’ll get 6-8 full sized beauty products on a monthly basis, and you can choose 1-2 of the items that you know you want to try. Most of the products are makeup or skincare focused, so if that’s your jam, this is the box for you!

Final Thoughts

In deciding who wins this beauty queen competition, we have looked at all the perks of the FabFitFun and BoxyCharm subscriptions. And honestly? FabFitFun is the queen in our books. For a steal of a deal you get to look forward to your seasonal boxes full of full sized beauty products, clothing and fitness gear. It’s a well rounded box. But if you’re a makeup guru, then BoxyCharm may be your queen. For a great price you can get beauty products delivered to your door monthly which is a great way to try new quality products and find your personal faves. Have you tried either of these subscriptions? What are your thoughts?

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