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.
Allure’s monthly beauty box offers top-trending, editor-tested makeup and beauty picks with a $50-$90 value for only $15
- Full and deluxe products selected by Allure experts (we test more than 50,000 products a year)
- A mini-mag with tips, shortcuts, and step-by-steps
- A sleek, chic and reusable pouch in limited-edition hues
- New member gift: A bonus gift valued at $10+
- Free shipping
DEAL: Sign up for the Allure Beauty Box and receive a free bonus gift – PLUS save $5 off your first month’s box!
My items were shipped in a white box with no additional cushioning.
I received a coupon code for Hello Fresh.
All of my items were tucked into a plastic bag.
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 magazine also tells you how you can use the products in the box.
NOTE: Allure sometimes sends several box versions so your mini-magazine and products (and value) may differ from mine.
The bag is made of clear orange plastic and this time it has a flap that can be tucked in to keep it closed. Personally, I have not found the bags to be useful.
Everything in my box!
LUÉ by Jean Seo Erase Cleansing, Exfoliating & Brightening Powder ($15) is a cleanser that is supposed to help give the face a radiant look while exfoliating skin.
Just FYI, the container wasn’t full.
Mix a tablespoon of the powder with some water to form a paste then rub it over the face to “erase” impurities from the pores. I had a little trouble with this part and just added more water then rinsed. It smelled like oatmeal and left my skin smooth, although I might try rubbing it before it gets too dry next time.
Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream ($4.37) is a basic moisturizer for skin that is white and creamy and is highly fragranced. Hyaluronic acid is in here and it is supposed to draw moisture to the skin. My skin absorbed it quickly but the scent is way too strong for my tastes.
AmorePacific Youth Revolution Radiance Creme & Masque ($23.53) My mini magazine listed 4 different AmorePacific items that subscribers might receive, so your product may be different. My product retails for $200 when full-sized!
The product is creamy and again, it has a strong perfume smell (Laneige, the brand shown earlier, is owned by AmorePacific). This product is supposed to fight fine lines, dark spots, and loss of firmness while protecting skin with antioxidants.
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Water Face Mist ($5.22) My mini magazine listed two items from this brand, with a bronzing water gel being an item some of you may have received instead. We received a self-tanner last month and these are items that I prefer not to use although I guess they are good for a box sent just before summer. You spray this on your face either under or over makeup and it is supposed to gradually develop into a golden glow and without the telltale tanner scent. The spray smells tropical fruity, like mangoes!
Laritzy Cosmetics Lipgloss ($16) I received a nicer shade in a different beauty box this month and really enjoyed it!
However this shade, which is described as sheer brown with a peachy undertone, is not really for me. I guess it is light enough that at least it doesn’t look like lip concealer! It doesn’t feel sticky either, it’s pretty good for a gloss.
Model Co EyeLites Metallic Eyeshadow ($12) I have a few items similar to this one and was happy that I wouldn’t have to use my fingers to apply but this formula wasn’t my favorite.
I applied to my eyelids and waited for it to dry. It felt cooling on my lids but as they dried the creases sort of stuck together. Then I tried to apply eyeliner and the shadow near my lashes flaked off and I couldn’t get a good line going. Then it caused the liner to flake off and I was just a mess. I tried using it again a few days later and had the same problems.
Here are the shadow and gloss swatched.
Allure sends a nice assortment of products every month and they go up and down on whether they are my favorite, with some months better than others. The facial scrub was my favorite product this month, mainly because it didn’t have a lot of perfume and because the makeup products didn’t work all that well for me. That product alone was worth $15 so I feel like all the other items were bonuses. The value for the May box was around $76.12 although that will vary depending on which products you receive.
Have you tried Allure Beauty Box yet? What did you think of this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!