Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 5 deluxe sized product samples with a value of at least $50 and is curated by the editors of Allure Magazine, who choose and test the products themselves. It’s $15 a month and if you sign up for a year-long subscription, you will pay for 10 boxes and get 2 more boxes for free. All new members will receive a full size Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($29 value). Refer a friend and if they sign up, you will receive a full-sized Mally Volumizing Mascara!
October’s box is packed with our editors’ favorite products for keeping skin smooth and glowy as the mercury drops. Enjoy a sleeping facial from Korres, the very latest from Eau Thermale Avène, and Pureology’s hydrating cream.
Each box comes with a mini magazine that gives tips on how to use the products, how much the full-sized product costs, and where to purchase, along with discount codes!
Everything in the box! My glossy red box was wrapped in plastic and my products were snuggled in white tissue paper and shredded squiggles for packing.
KORRES Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($24.18) is supposed to be good for all skin types and is applied at night before bed. Wild rose oil evens skin tone while repairing wrinkles and vitamin C provides antioxidants. Unfortunately, it is also highly fragranced and made me break out.
Eau Thermal Avene A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum ($7.33) is also fragranced and I’m surprised the box says it’s for sensitive skin! It is supposed to keep skin hydrated for 24 hours thanks to hyaluronic acid, while vitamin E and C “precursors” provide antioxidants and brighten skin.
Subscribers received either KAT VON D Sinner Eau de Parfum OR KAT VON D Saint Eau de Parfum ($6.50) and while I had my fingers crossed for Sinner I ended up with Saint. This oriental floral has notes of jasmine and lily-of-the-valley while musk and something sweet round out the base. Perfect for daytime or wearing to work. The bottle has a screw-top lid and you just dab onto your wrist, arm, or neck.
Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream ($5.60) is for those who like a no-fuss look and want to air dry their hair. The model on the card shown above has long hair, while I have short hair, so off to my daughters this will go. You apply the herby scented cream to damp locks and then twist hair into sections. After hair is dry, just run fingers through for soft waves.
Beauty For Real I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner in Whiskey ($14) Finally, an eyeliner that isn’t black! Whiskey is described as “shimmery brown.”
Hey look, it’s shimmery brown! It’s also supposed to be waterproof and long lasting. To sharpen, simply twist up, which may take several twists before it actually moves.
Wow, this is just what I wanted in an eyeliner! It glided on smoothly and didn’t tug at my eyes. The color is a nice shade without looking too glittery. Perfect!
Oohh, a bonus!
Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner ($1.41) I’m glad I paid attention, otherwise I would have used this as a styling aid! Pantene has introduced 6 new foam conditioners and volume is my number one concern. I shampooed as usual and then sprayed some of this mousse into my hands and applied to my hair. I continued with the rest of my shower and then rinsed my hair. Yay, I had volume and it didn’t leave my hair greasy.
There were some hits and misses this month, but I don’t expect every box to be a perfect fit every single time. I love the eyeliner and conditioner, the perfume was ok, and the skin care was a big miss. Overall, Allure is one of my monthly favorites so I will keep my eyes open for November’s box, I’ve seen some spoilers and am pretty excited! October’s box had a value of around $59.02, and the eyeliner alone was worth just about the same amount as the price paid for the box.
Have you tried Allure Beauty Box yet? What did you think of this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!