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 was happy to see that the box is back (and with metallic lettering) and the cheap plastic bag is gone.
Allure is a magazine 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.
NOTE: Allure sometimes sends several box versions so your mini-magazine and products (and value) may differ from mine.
In some cases, like with lipstick, the color may vary.
There were some beauty tips included.
Since this box is all about Allure’s Best of Beauty winning products, there was an article about how a product becomes a winner!
The back of the mag had an ad.
I also found a card from one of the featured vendors along with an offer on a purchase.
My items were covered in tissue paper and some of them were in their own box.
Everything in my box! I received 6 products in my September box!
NatureLab Perfect Smooth Shampoo ($1.22) and Conditioner ($1.22) I always appreciate when a company sends a shampoo and conditioner together so I can really get a feel for the brand. This duo is intended for those with dry, frizzy hair and is safe for color treated hair. They smell terrific, like citrus, and have ingredients such as quinoa to repair and protect and argan oil to help smooth hair.
Acure Brightening Facial Scrub ($2.50) I just ran out of this exfoliator so I was happy to receive a new tube, although I believe it has gone through some changes since I last tried it.
It has walnut shell powder as an exfoliator and is more gentle than it used to be. It has lots of plant extracts and it smells like lemons. I use it in the shower to keep the resulting messy rinse to a minimum. It left my skin soft and not irritated.
La-Roche Posay Lipikar Eczema Soothing Relief Cream ($0.38) Well this isn’t exactly what I would call a deluxe product sample, it’s super tiny. It is a fragrance-free cream meant for sensitive skin and those suffering from eczema. Colloidal oatmeal protects skin while shea butter, mineral oil, and glycerin help sooth irritated spots. My skin absorbed it quickly and I didn’t experience irritation but I also don’t have any eczema to try it out on. It is non-greasy.
Ciaté London Dewy Stix in Gleam ($26) Dewy Stix is a highlighter and this shade is described as “gold opal”. It is a balm that you can apply with your fingers or roll right on.
It gave a very light sparkle that doesn’t look like anything on my pale skin. I used it as a final touch but since it’s a balm I kept getting my hair plastered to my face. I used powder over the top but then you can’t really see it at all. I liked the little video that was on the Sephora website: it had black lights and I wonder if this shows up when those lights hit it because that would be totally awesome.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($23) I have needed a setting powder and here it is! I love when subscription boxes send stuff I really need.
It even came with a puff so you can apply it, or use a powder brush. You can even practice baking, which I can’t say I’ve ever done outside of the kitchen, but I’m going to watch some videos and learn a new technique.
It came with a sifter top and you can tap a bit into the lid and then dip the puff or brush in the powder and dust away.
I was really happy with the September Allure Beauty Box! I know some boxes had a NARS lipstick instead of a face powder but I really needed the powder so I’m happy with it. I also needed a facial scrub and although this product has changed since my last tube, it still worked well and was gentle on my skin. The other items were a good assortment to round out the box and the value was around $54.32.
Have you tried Allure Beauty Box yet? What did you think of this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!