Boxycharm vs Ipsy February 2018

I will be the first to admit I am not a beauty guru, not even a little bit. What I will admit to is being a mystery box addict! It is like getting gifts every month, and who doesn’t love gifts?! I have been a subscriber of both IPSY and BoxyCharm for some time now. I love sampling makeup without the financial commitment of buying it outright. Monthly subscription boxes fit my lifestyle very well.

First up, IPSY: Subscription cost is $10 a month. You fill out a survey that asks about your skin, hair, eyes, you get the picture. They ask for your likes and dislikes and try to match skin tone with products. I will say, I tend to be a bit daring when trying new makeup and have been happy with the sample colors.

February’s subscription “box” is really a metallic pink envelope that includes the following: Pink make-up bag with black lace trim. It reminds me of some sexy lingerie. It came with five sample products.

  1. Luna Highlighter
  2. Make up for ever matte black eyeliner
  3. Marsk loose eyeshadow color foiled again
  4. Orfa Cosmetics liquid lipstick in color Ipsy unzipped
  5. Jersey Shore Cosmetics Apple Harvest Hydrating Balm
  6. Ipsy make up bag

My favorite product in this bag was the lip balm as it smelled so good and wasn’t waxy feeling. Feel like trying IPSY? Click on the link here.


Next up is Boxycharm: Subscription cost: $21/month. price break if you order 3, 6 or 12 months at a time. Typically you will be on a waiting list of a month or two. (worth the wait!).

February’s subscription box is an actual box. It has nice foam packaging to protect all of your products. It is a no-frills box with a lot of impacts! Don’t be fooled by the size of the box. This also comes with 5 products but they are full size or generous refills. This box comes with full-size products! So you pay a little more each month but the total value is over $100 a month! If you would like to give it a try click on this link.

  1. Pop-Up Palette Mini plus Blush Godet refill – retail price:$19 +$12
  2. Pur The Complexion Authority X-Faux Lips Plumping Lip Exfoliator – retail price:$17
  3. Cover FX Shimmer Veil – retail price:$28
  4. Crown Pro Trio Brush Set- retail price:$29.99
  5. Vintage Cosmetics Smokey eye pencil – retail price:$21

My favorite product in this bag was the Cover FX Shimmer, Brushes, and Blush.

Picture credit goes to peachii312. Why reinvent the wheel when someone else has a good picture of the products.

Which one is worth more?

Now that you got a glimpse into each box what are your thoughts? Which one would you pick?

For me, the clear winner is Boxycharm hands down! If Boxycharm gave a makeup bag too they would blow IPSY out of the water! I love looking forward to next months boxes as it is my birthday month. I am excited to see what I get!

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