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 mystery gift that will ship separately from the regular box.
DEAL: Sign up for the Allure Beauty Box and receive a free bonus gift – PLUS save $5 off your first month’s box!
Gone is the glossy red box; my items showed up in a white box with a white bag.
One item was outside of the bag due to its size.
Allure is a magazine of course and so they produce a mini-magazine with all the featured items in the box.
The magazine lists each product, the MSRP of the full-sized product, and where you can find more. Plus, you can find some discount codes for a future purchase.
The mini magazine has had a bit of a makeover too.
The magazine also tells you how you can use the products in the box.
FYI: There were quite a few variations this month. You will see at the bottom of some of the pages that “your box may contain A or B or C”. Therefore your box may look different from mine!
Refer a friend and receive a free gift when they sign up using your link. The current gift is a sampler from Ouai.
Here is the new beauty bag.
It is made of white see-through plastic and has a snap closure.
Everything in my box!
BioBelle Botanic Fiber Facial Mask ($3.99) Some of the items this month are from previous boxes and it feels a bit like Allure is cleaning house.
I received a moisturizing mask that includes vitamin E and almond oil. Place the mask on a clean face and put your feet up for 15 minutes. Rinse and then apply the moisturizer of your choice.
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator ($9.87) I received two microdermabrasion scrubs this month. I could only try one this week since I have sensitive skin and because this one is sealed I will have to try it another time. It has aluminum oxide crystals for grit but it also has lactic acid to help gently remove dead skin cells and jojoba oil to soften skin.
Mamonde Rose Water Toner ($2.29) I linked this to Ulta so you can see the ingredients, which are not listed on the bottle. Rose water is the third ingredient but it also has perfume, and I prefer not to put perfume on my sensitive skin. It smelled pretty strong and lasted for a while (I used it on my inner wrist!).
Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb ($8.80) is a gel-cream moisturizer for normal, oily, and combination skin (I have dry skin). It has a light blue color and a floral herbal scent that isn’t overwhelming.
Apply to skin day or night and it is possible that pores will appear smaller in time. It felt non-greasy on my skin and my skin absorbed it quickly.
Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub ($8.13) I think this is one of the first microdermabrasion scrubs I ever tried and I have to use a light hand when applying it to my face because it is super effective.
Like the Dr. Brandt scrub shown earlier, it also has aluminum oxide crystals for grit along with Dead Sea salt (which is closer to the bottom of the ingredients list). It has citrus oils and clay plus jojoba and sweet almond oils. It smells like lemons and left my skin feeling very smooth afterwards.
Acure Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil ($3.89) Blue tansy seems to be in a lot of face oils lately since it helps calm and soothe skin.
Ingredients are listed on the box and include plant oils and extracts.
The bottle itself isn’t marked in any way, not even a sticker on the bottom. It has a rollerball applicator which I don’t care for, although the full-sized product has a more hygienic pump applicator. I ended up rolling it onto my palm before applying it to my face. Although there isn’t any perfume, it does have a strong floral scent.
Au Naturale Creme Multistick in Grapefruit ($35) I am always happy to find a full-sized makeup item in my Allure box!
The ingredients are listed on the box and look pretty good. This product can be used on cheeks, eyes, or lips.
The shade “grapefruit” is described as “a neutral, gold-pink”.
I think the color was a little darker than described but it worked beautifully as a blush. I applied two streaks on each cheek and then blended it out with my fingers. I was very happy with the shade for my skin tone!
Overall I was pretty darn happy with my March Allure Beauty Box! I wish I hadn’t received two scrubs but other than that I enjoyed the rest of the box. My favorite product was the color stick and that alone was worth more than twice the price paid for the box! My March box had an overall value of around $71.97, but keep in mind that your box value may be more or less depending on which variations you received.
Have you tried Allure Beauty Box yet? What did you think of this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!