Are you a makeup guru or a novice?
I would say I’m right in the middle, but what I really love is finding new “gem” products and learning new application techniques. Big problem though: makeup and skincare can be PRICEY! Testing out new products, instead of going with my tried-and-true, can result in the hassle of returning and dumping money down the drain.
When was the last time you tried a new product out? A great way I’ve found new favorites in the past is beauty subscription boxes that send you samples to try. Today we will compare two beauty subscription boxes, and the best part is these don’t send you the skimpy sample sizes, but instead will send you FULL sized items.
Tribe Beauty Box and BoxyCharm are two beauty subscription boxes that allow you to try out new makeup and skincare products for a fraction of the price and hassle. The main difference between these two services is that one works with well known beauty brands, and the other works exclusively with women-owned, quality and cruelty-free brands. These are brands you may not have heard of, which is awesome because you get to try something new.
Both of these beauty subscription boxes require a purchase of a membership and then they’ll send you full sized beauty products.
Tribe Beauty Box was founded in 2017 with the mission of providing high quality beauty products from female-owned and women of color owned beauty companies. This is a fantastic box for MUA’s to discover new products, and for the makeup/beauty lover who likes getting a fun package every so often!
To get started with a subscription to Tribe Beauty Box, you’ll first choose the subscription type you would like to purchase. Once purchased, you’ll then be sent a beauty box bi-monthly (every two months) that has goodies from brands that you may or may not have heard of. These brands are all women-owned and cruelty free. Women supporting women!
In your box you’ll have 5 full-sized beauty items in each of these categories: face products, skincare/prep products, eyes, lips and a beauty tool. The value that you get in the box far exceeds the expense of the box, which we’ll cover more later…
If you’re into the makeup scene, chances are you’ve heard of the Boxycharm subscription before. Boxycharm was founded in 2013 and started a subscription box that gave full-sized beauty products at a significantly discounted price as compared to being sent samples of products.
BoxyCharm offers various subscription types that deliver high-end, hype worthy, beauty products from brands that are well known. These brands include: Dae Hair, Too Faced, Tarte, and more. The items in the BoxyCharm subscription come in FULL size, no samples here! The subscription plan you choose determines how many items you’ll get in your BoxyCharm box each month. We’ll go over this more later. You can also choose your billing plan according to your budget: monthly, every 3 months, every 6 months or even annually (which will save you money).
After a brief questionnaire covering your skin type, tone and specific skin concerns/needs, you’ll be put into the BoxyCharm system, and your customized box will be generated. One of the best parts, before your box gets shipped to you, you may be able to customize some of the items (the amount depending on the subscription type you chose to sign up for). And that’s it! You’ll be sent a box of makeup goodies every month for a fraction of the price that you would pay in stores. I’ll take that deal!
- Works with beauty brands that are women-owned and cruelty free.
- Full sized makeup products in every box.
- A curated variety of products so you don’t get a similar thing every time.
- Box comes every other month – long time to wait.
- Pricier than other beauty subscription boxes.
- Receive full-sized items at a fraction of the cost.
- Quality and well known brands.
- Some customization available.
- Choose a subscription and billing plan that fit into your budget.
- There are minimal discounts and promotions of the products that BoxyCharm sells.
- Because you can’t customize your whole box, there’s a chance that you’ll get a product you don’t like and will never use.
The Tribe Beauty Box has a few different subscription plans for you to choose from:
Bi MONTHLY: $39.99 every 2 months.
3 BOXES PREPAID (6 month subscription): $113.97
6 BOXES PREPAID (annual subscription): $215.94
Your Tribe Beauty box will ship every 2 months in each subscription plan. You’ll be gettin a steal of a deal in every box because for $39.99 per box you’re getting $125+ retail price on the products you receive. Plus, you’re supporting women owned small businesses.
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 every month..
*** All memberships are set to auto renew through BoxyCharm!
Your Tribe Beauty Box will have 5 FULL sized makeup/beauty products from brands that are women owned, cruelty free, and often women of color. These up-and-coming brands focus on quality and honesty over anything else. Some of the brands that have shown up in the Tribe Beauty Boxes are: Beauty Blender, Luxie Beauty, Wander Beauty, Glamlite, Suva and more!
BoxyCharm works with well-known brands such as MAC, Too Faced, and Amber Fillerups Dae Haircare. Depending on the subscription type that you chose, you’ll get 6-8 FULL sized beauty products every month. Some of the membership types also allow you to customize your box and choose 1-2 items that you already know you’re dying to get your hands on. Most of the products that come in the BoxyCharm beauty box are makeup products or even skin care products. If that’s your jam, then this is a great subscription box to try.
Depending on your budget and your beauty preferences, BOTH of these beauty subscription boxes are great options to give a whirl.
Tribe Beauty works with women-owned brands that focus more on quality than on hype. These are cruelty-free products, and they support women of color. This box is a bit more pricey than others and only delivers every other month. BoxyCharm sends you products from well-known and hyped-up brands. You have more customization options with this beauty box, and it delivers monthly.
Which one do you think you’ll go with?