Boxycharm January 2019 Review + Unboxing
I’m finding that beauty subscription boxes are the best way to supplement my makeup collection. Boxycharm has been one of my favorites so far! They provide 4–5 full-size beauty products for only $21 each month. I loved the idea of a subscription box with no samples, so I subscribed a couple months ago, as you can see in my previous Boxycharm reviews.
This article shares my complete review and unboxing of the January box. Below, I also talk about their rewards program and provide comparisons to similar subscription boxes!
Shipping + Unboxing
My January Boxycharm was shipped around the middle of the month, and I received tracking information in my email as soon as it did. This month’s box came in their typical, small black box.
As expected, I received five different full-size beauty products! I’ll be reviewing each below.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Vol. 1
This is the part of Boxycharm that I’m always looking forward to: makeup palettes! More than likely, the star of each month’s box is a high-quality palette like this. This one is an eyeshadow palette from Tarte. It has mostly shimmery nude shades with a pink and purple shade as well. All of the shades are gorgeous, pigmented, and great quality! I love Tarte products. This palette alone is worth nearly double the price of the box.
Retail value: $36
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Masks
Like most girls, I love sheet face masks. My box came with two of them from Tatcha, a brand that I’d never tried before. These were very moisturizing and made my skin feel great. Not only did they provide extra moisture, but my skin felt so soft and looked brighter after the mask!
Retail value: $24
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
I’ve tried a couple of products from Bite beauty before, so I knew I’d be getting a good product when I saw this lipstick in my box. Luckily, I loved the light nude shade. It’s gorgeous! As for the quality, it’s just as I expected. The formula is smooth and beautiful.
Retail value: $26
Chella Taupe Eyebrow Cream
The final product I received is this Chella eyebrow cream in a taupe shade.
My eyebrows are pretty dark, so I wasn’t sure if this brown color would be dark enough. It was a little bit too light, but you couldn’t even tell. I really liked how it made my eyebrows look thicker, while still looking natural.
Retail value: $26
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Leave-In Mask
I don’t use hair products too often, but it’s on my list of to-dos. This leave-in hair mask is pretty simple to use. Products that need to be washed out or left in for a certain amount of time are such a hassle, but this one wasn’t. It worked surprisingly well! I wasn’t expecting much because most hair products don’t do too much to my hair.
Retail value: $16
Boxycharm is already an amazing value, so there aren’t any coupons to save money on their actual subscription. They do occasionally offer a free gift with your first box! I couldn’t find a deal for this at the moment, so make sure to check out next month’s review to see if this has changed.
Although there aren’t usually coupons, they do have a rewards program where you can earn points by leaving reviews for items you receive in your monthly boxes. These add up quickly and can be redeemed for free, full-size beauty products!
Similar Subscription Boxes
There’s a pretty large variety of beauty subscription boxes to choose from, so I’ll share a few others that I’ve tried and how they compare to Boxycharm.
Birchbox + Ipsy
These two subscription boxes both cost $10 per month and provide sample beauty products. They’re a great, cheap way to try out new products. The only downfall is that everything is a sample, so it doesn’t usually last too long.
Boxycharm is definitely a better deal for a little bit more per month. However, if your only desire is to try new products before purchasing, a sample subscription might be preferred. Check out my Birchbox reviews as well as my Ipsy reviews to see what kinds of products they provide.
Julep is another full-size beauty box that costs a little more than Boxycharm at $24.99 per month. Unlike Boxycharm, they provide 2–4 products from only their own brand. Although you receive fewer products, you’re more likely to get the products you want. In fact, you can pick exactly which products you want from their monthly collection! You’ll also always know you’re getting high-quality items because, as you can see in my Julep reviews, their products are always great (especially their skincare line).