Beauty Ballin’ on a Budget

A $20 per month service can have you looking your best


Kylie Shannon

Brands such as Colourpop, and Mac Cosmetics are also feautured in the box.

A new  beauty subscription box called Boxycharm offers makeup junkies a chance to try out four to five full-size luxury products for only $20 a month. That’s a price that is convenient and appealing to any college student on a budget who is interested in makeup.

The service comes from makeup enthusiasts who simply want customers to try out new products, with quality being a priority. Although the box isn’t personalized, it gives subscribers a chance to try out new products monthly, from brands such as MAC Cosmetics, Colourpop, Tarte, Smashbox, Becca, Cover Fx and many more. And if that doesn’t grab one’s attention, perhaps the fact that they are full-sized products will.

Though the competitors, such as Ipsy or Sephora Play Box, feature mini size versions of products, users are able to experiment more thoroughly with Boxycharm. One month’s box may include a pair of eye masks, liquid lipsticks, eyeshadows, and the next month will be completely different by providing brow products, bronzer, and an eyeshadow palette.

The box also strives for themes each month. August’s theme was “Tropical,” so the box included a pigmented cruelty free eyeshadow palette called  “Reina del Caribe” by Alamar Cosmetics. It featured beautiful vibrant tropical colors suitable for all complexions. That, in particular, was refreshing because it allowed the consumer to be exposed to wide diverse creativity within the beauty industry that appeals to all.

In addition, Boxycharm allows you to accumulate points. Once you reach a certain tier, you are able to use your points towards one full size product  at no additional cost.

Another  advantage Boxycharm features is that it introduces the consumer to different brands on the market, ranging from those that are affordable to those that are high end. And for those who can’t get enough of makeup, Boxycharm offers an upgrade box for an additional  $28.99 every couple of months.

As a makeup junkie and reviewer, I have been subscribed to the original subscription box for over a year now and I can testify that they hold true to their value and charm. Everything from the method of delivery, to the way the boxes are packaged screams quality, as the products in the box are cushioned with foam. Rest assured your products have a lesser chance of being damaged in transit.

Overall, the box has a tremendous value and advantage for those considering new products at an affordable price.  “It’s totally worth it,” said 21-year-old Ashley Lopez, a sophomore majoring in Criminology at Glendale Community College. “I’ve found products that are a part of my holy grail.”