For Christmas last year I received my first ever subscription box. I had heard of these month to month surprises, but never spent the money on one for myself. However, when I received my first one, I was hooked. Not only are subscription boxes like sending yourself a gift every month, but you can find boxes for just about anything. Whether you are looking for clothes, beauty items, books or food, there is something for everyone.
BoxyCharm is a great option for people who love brand name makeup and beauty items but don’t want to spend the full price. With various brands to choose from you can customize your box to fit the brands you love. Like most boxes for the price, it comes with various products to try. You can ask for skincare or several different makeup products depending on what you like. The best part? It’s only $25 monthly and includes higher end beauty brands that you will recognize.
What is BoxyCharm?
BoxyCharm is a subscription service that sends anywhere from four to five products each month. What makes BoxyCharm stand out the most, is that they send full-sized products, rather than travel-sized. Something fun to recognize is that BoxyCharm was actually the first known subscription beauty box to offer only full-sized products. This specific box offers luxury brands like French-based Clarins, as well as more affordable options like Morphe. They include well-known brands and occasionally feature trendy up and coming brands too!
- You get five full-sized products
- Each box is valued at over $100
- Bang for your buck—you get great quality makeup
- Easy sign-up and cancellation
- More expensive than other boxes
- Don’t offer a ton of neutral makeup colors
- You can’t choose what you get each month
- You can’t see what you get in your box ahead of time
- Their customer service is known to be slow
How Does BoxyCharm work?
When you initially sign up for BoxyCharm you have to first select how many boxes you want. You can choose to get one month, three months, six months or a full year subscription. The more months you pay in advance, the bigger discount you receive. For example, when you order a full year up front you essentially get a box free! You can also choose from three box levels: BoxyCharm, BoxyCharm Premium and BoxyLuxe.
When you enter into the site after creating an account and paying for your box, you can take two quizzes to help customize your next order. The first quiz is the beauty quiz. The beauty quiz provides a series of questions to personalize your order. Questions range from what color your eyes and hair are to what brands you love. My favorite part of this quiz was it was much more detailed than some other beauty boxes. The questions asking: “What are the undertones of your skin” and “How often do you shop for makeup,” really made me feel like they wanted to find the best products specifically for me. You also have the option to take a complexion quiz where you can help BoxyCharm find the best concealer, foundation and skincare products. With questions like: “How do you like your coverage finish” and “What is the main reason you use concealer,”you are sure to find the products that best fit you.
How Much Does BoxyCharm Cost?
BoxyCharm offers four reasonably priced subscription boxes including a monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and a full year. Each box automatically renews but you can cancel at any time, with no added fees or charges.
If you are not new to the beauty world, I’m sure you know that the deal for BoxyCharms annual subscription box is amazing. Boxycharm is already an amazing deal for the price, but getting a month of beauty products for free is the icing on the cake.
- Monthly- $25/month
- 3 Month Subscription- $23.33/month
- 6 Month Subscription- $23/month
- 12 Month Subscription- $22.92/month – You get one box free when you order in full!
Not only do you have the option to choose how often you want to receive BoxyCharm, but you are also able to choose the type of box you want. You can choose from BoxyCharm, BoxyCharm Premium and BoxyLuxe.
BoxyCharm premium comes with six to seven full-size beauty products each month. The cost for the box is $35 (valued at over $200) and you will receive free shipping if you are located in the U.S. Another feature that sets the premium box apart from the original is that you actually get to choose one of the items that comes in your box each month.
The BoxyLuxe box is for someone who is serious about subscription boxes. Priced at $49.99, with a value of nearly $400, this quarterly beauty and lifestyle box is a great bang for your buck. Every few months you will receive eight or more items, two of which you get to choose. This box is only offered to users who have already signed up for BoxyCharm.
BoxyLuxe offers more flexibility for people who are willing to spend a little more than what BoxyCharm costs. Items in the box range from lifestyle to skincare and obviously beauty products as well.
How do you sign up for BoxyCharm?
When you go to boxycharm.com you first select the box you want and how often you want to get it. You then provide your information and the payment for the box. You are then sent an email with your order number followed by another email letting you know that due to current circumstances the box might take a little longer to get to you. This was not the case for me however, as I received my box within a week.
Does BoxyCharm Include Full Size products?
Yes! This is my absolute favorite part of BoxyCharm and what sets them apart from other beauty subscription boxes. You will receive five full-size products, valued at over $150 for only $25 a month.
What Brands Does BoxyCharm Send?
BoxyCharm sends well-known beauty brands like Tarte and Too Faced, as well as up and coming brands in the industry.
Is It Worth It?
If you are thinking of a subscription box that offers you the most bang for your buck, BoxyCharm is right up your alley. With the most basic box offering you products that cost 6x what you are paying at $25, it’s an amazing option. A few of my favorite things about BoxyCharm include: the value of the products (obviously), the easy sign-up and the detail-oriented nature of the initial quizzes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Return An Item To BoxyCharm?
BoxyCharm does not offer refunds, returns, or exchanges.
How Do You Cancel BoxyCharm?
You can cancel your box at any time with no hidden fee or added charges.
To cancel follow these instructions:
— Go to “My Account” and click on the “Account Preferences” page (Click “My Account” > “Account Preferences” on the menu bar).
— Under “My Subscription”, click on the subscription you want to cancel.
— If you are canceling a basic BoxyCharm subscription, click the “Edit” button next to the basic subscription then “Cancel”. If you are canceling a Luxe or Premium subscription, click the “Cancel” button next to the corresponding subscription.
— Select your specific reason for canceling.
— Click “Yes” to cancel your subscription.
Things to note:
If you cancel your subscription, you can’t reactivate your account and you will have to create a new one if you decide to order again.
You must cancel prior to the first of every month in order to not be charged for the next box. If you do not cancel by 11:59 PM ET you will be billed for the following month and will still receive your box.
For anyone who has a prepaid subscription, BoxyCharm does NOT offer refunds. You will continue to get the boxes you ordered for the remaining months, but your account will not automatically renew after you have received the set months you previously purchased. BoxyCharm.com also notes that if you need to email them to request the cancellation of your account, you should do it by the 25th of the previous month as they need enough time to get to your inquiry.
Does BoxyCharm Send Trial Size Beauty Products?
No, BoxyCharm sends you five full size products every single month! Unlike most other subscription boxes you will not receive any trial or travel size items.
Can I See What’s In My Box Before It Arrives?
Unfortunately BoxyCharm does not offer you a preview of the products you are getting that month. Unlike some other subscription boxes, you will only be able to see what you got in your box when it arrives at your door.
Who Are BoxyCharms Competitors?
The biggest competitors of BoxyCharm are GlossyBox, Allure’s Beauty Box, and IPSY. Although they are all different, BoxyCharm is the most expensive option, but it also offers a good amount of luxury and higher-end beauty products. In my opinion, BoxyCharm is definitely worth the extra few dollars with all the amazing products you receive!