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Birchbox is one of the original beauty sample subscription boxes. Each box costs $10 a month, or you can sign up for an annual subscription ($110) and get one month free. Boxes typically include a variety of samples, deluxe size samples, and the occasional full size product.

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    What is Birchbox and how does it work? Our FAQ.

  • Birchbox is one of the original beauty sample subscription boxes. Each month, you'll receive 4-5 beauty samples. (Makeup, skincare, haircare, perfume, etc.) Learn more about Birchbox here.

    Is Birchbox worth it? Can you customize your Birchbox?

  • Birchbox is worth it if you are looking to try out expensive brands before buying them at full price. The sample sizes can sometimes be small, but you should have enough of the products to see if they work for you. Learn how to customize your Birchbox here.

    How much does Birchbox cost?

  • Birchbox is $10 a month or $110 for an annual subscription. Learn more about Birchbox pricing here.

    When does Birchbox ship?

  • Birchbox typically ships out boxes the first week of every month. If you have just signed up, expect up to 10 days before your first box ships. Learn more about Birchbox shipping here.

    What is the Birchbox Customer Service phone number?

  • 1 (877) 487-7272

    How do I cancel Birchbox?

  • You can cancel your Birchbox subscription from the Account Settings in your online account. Click the red “Cancel Subscription” link beneath the “Subscriptions” heading. Learn how to cancel your Birchbox subscription here.

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I got 4 Birchboxes, I have now cancelled as I am a little underwhelmed by the products. Very hit-and-miss, one box had a sachet - a single-use sachet, not even a mini tube - of conditioner and a cheap plastic comb that probably cost all of 10p. The comb was advertised as one of the "premium, full size items"! Come on. I've had a few good samples such as an 'Arctic' night cream which was generously sized, in fairness, but usually the samples are so tiny they are literally single use, which is no good for trying a product properly. I think my advice would be, wait til the unboxings each month, then if you fancy it, just buy the box without subscribing.
on 3/8/2019
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I prepaid a full year and I cancelled after my first box (got a refund for the remaining boxes). It had a great selection of samples but it felt more like sample of samples to me. I couldn't read the labels!
on 1/30/2019
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It's okay. I did Birchbox for a few months, and they had good quality products that matched my preferences. However, the samples were often very small. I unsubscribed because they kept sending me moisturizers that we're $45-$65 per bottle, and I'm not willing to pay that much.
on 1/20/2019
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This company is shady and disorganized. Some samples are good and some are cheap, and I’m usually bored with what they send me. I also do Ipsy and Sephora play, Sephora being the best of the 3. Why I will never subscribe to Birchbox again: -it took 4 months and 3 emails to finally get a refund on some makeup I returned via mail! I think they were hoping I’d forget and they’d get to keep my money. -they falsely advertised what colors come in their LOC liquid eyeshadows, replacing the purple with the most pale color (I bought it because I wanted to try the purple). Very disappointing. -they do not have a phone number to call, and emailing them takes a long time to hear a response. -their promotions (get a whole year for $x) wasn’t actually made available for several month after their email. I contacted them to ask and never heard back. -apparently my loyalty points expired earlier than their email said they would, but hey you can’t contact them right away so I guess you just don’t get them. -I tried to delete my credit card and it’s not straight forward... they make you enter a new one before deleting the old. I don’t want them to renew another year of subscriptions so now I have to hope somebody actually contacts me. What a headache and joke this company is. -this company needs to get itself together. If they fixed those dishonest things, it would be a better experience.
on 1/4/2019
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My BirchBox was delivered on October 22 and I was so happy to open it. It feels like Christmas every time I get one of my subscription boxes. This box was so-so, I guess. This is my second box from Birchbox and I do have to say that the samples are very little/small. This box did come with one full size eyeliner which was the only thing that may keep me from unsubscribing just yet. My box came with the following inside: 1. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black- Eyeliner is very easy to apply and I have no smudging at all but I do wish it was waterproof. The application can be very precise since it applies with a very sharp point applicator. It does apply very smoothly and dries shinny not matte. 2. Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray- I applied this spray to semi-wet hair after a shower and it did seem to work at first but the weather outside was wet so I still got a lot of frizz in my hair. Maybe this would work better if the weather allowed it. It didn't work for me in this situation but it does smell very good and I did notice having more volume than usual. I will try it again on a different day that is not raining out. But if you are looking for something that will give your hair volume, this product makes it happen for sure. 3. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay- I have not tried this yet but will soon. 4. Bumble and bumble. Thickening Go Big Treatment- This application works! I only applied/sprayed a very little amount to the ends of my long curly frizzy hair after a shower and I did notice that my hair dried smoother than usual. My ends/tips felt so much softer than usual and it did have more shine. Having long curly hair it is very hard to run my hands and fingers through my hair after it dries but with this product in my hair I was able to do just that and did not make my hair frizzy and my hands were not sticky at all. I will be buying this product in its full size because I think this will be one of my daily used products now. The bottle that came in my Birchbox may have enough for about 4 applications. But I was all in with just trying it out the first time. I recommend this product for anyone with long thin curly hair. 5. Purlisse BB tinted moist cream SPF 30- This is an age defying beauty balm that is to brighten and protect your skin. This formula is made with chamomile, Artemisia, and an Asian herb extract complex. I have not tried this yet but will soon although the sample is very small and I'm not sure that I will see any results with the amount of product in the sample.
on 10/24/2018
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Got this for over a year, it had a great curation and their points system was out of this world! Then I started getting duplicate items, some sample were empty, and the brands got cheaper. The size got smaller and smaller too. The last straw was when they ditched the points program and sent me a lip liner from lord an berry, but it was the size of half my pinky. Then I got the Jane Erendale lipstick, but it had enough lipstick for an ant. I cancelled. Then after I cancelled my year sub, 2 months later they charged me again! It took several emails and over a week to get my money back. Seriously their customer service used to be great, not sure what happened. I won't be signing up again.
on 9/16/2018
Absolutely 100% horrible. I get several sub boxes - Ipsy (2 yrs), BoxyCharm (3 mnths), SoSusan (1 mnth) and Birchbox is the worst one. I did the personalized profile noting that I had absolutely had no interest in haircare or skincare products so when I was able to see what I would be getting and to find out every single item besides the one that I choose was going to be either haircare or skincare it really upset me greatly. I did email them and was able to cancel as well as they did refund me for the remaining 5 months (I had signed up for the 6 month plan.) That was the only positive thing, I got some of my monies back. So if you like haircare and skincare products then this is the sub for you but if not then I can tell you BoxyCharm, Ipsy, and SoSusan rock.
on 8/11/2018
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I used to Love Birchbox! They had this awesome points program that was fantastic! I could save my points up and buy all sorts of great beauty items, and I was able to test out all sorts of great items. Then they went and change the whole program, no more points, crappy little samples. Pushed their store more than their subs and their customer service went way down. SO sad really
on 8/7/2018
I purchased the yearly package and regret it because I cannot cancel. The products are not curated and lean heavily toward haircare, which is frustrating because I have a very short pixie cut and cannot use those products. As for the other products, I have received mascara in 4 out of 7 boxes and only 4 other make up samples out of 7 boxes. I hate it, and this is after reviewing the boxes every month to "help personalize" the products.
on 6/12/2018
The samples are small, and are often geared more toward hair-care than I'd like, but as time goes on, I find that it gets more curated. And as I accumulate more things, I'm actually happy for the smaller sizes because it allows me to try and use everything up.
on 4/25/2018