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 and were wrapped in red tissue paper with no additional cushioning.
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 these eyeshadow products, the color may vary.
The back of the mag had an ad. Subscribers received this bonus item but it wasn’t considered one of the regular box items.
I also found a card with an offer to save on a purchase.
Everything in my box!
Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt in Dream Away ($2.38) The amount of bath salts in this packet is enough for one bath according to the package. I opened it up to give it a sniff and was surprised to find it was extremely blue!
The bath soak is made with salt that is scented with citronella, eucalyptus, and perfume. It smells like an herbal bug spray. It also has valerian root, which may promote sleepiness.
Blue Mercury M-61 PowerGlow Peel ($9) are pre-moistened towelettes so you can exfoliate in one step after cleansing your face.
Use three times a week to start and possibly see a reduction in pore size, fine lines, and wrinkles. According to the website it is best for dull or acne prone skin. The second ingredient is alcohol so those who have dry skin may find it too dehydrating. It has a very strong chemical smell (almost like nail polish remover) but the scent faded quickly and I didn’t feel any discomfort when using.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($4.69) Oh I love this stuff, this stuff is gooooood!
It claims to tighten areas such as the booty and thighs, but I just apply it all over like the moisturizing cream that it is.
It has ingredients like coconut oil, caffeine, and Brazil Nut oil, plus hyaluronic acid and has a texture somewhere between a cream and a butter, but it’s not as greasy as a typical butter. It smells wonderful, sweet and nutty with hints of vanilla. The scent is very perfumed and you may want to skip adding fragrance over top because it lasts for a while.
Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream ($11.47) is meant for normal to dry skin and helps protect skin against everyday stressors while keeping moisture in.
Red algae, coconut extract, and hyaluronic acid are just a few of the anti-aging and moisture protecting ingredients. My skin absorbed this quickly and wasn’t greasy. It smelled a bit like cherry and almonds.
ModelCo Metallic Eyeshadow Trio in St. Tropez ($18) I was happy to see a warm neutral shadow set for fall. Some subscribers may receive a different shade.
The colors worked well together and also went well with others I already own.
All three shades have a metallic foil finish and I would have preferred that one of them was a matte but otherwise I liked the way they wore and they lasted a decent amount of time before creasing. Swatched below.
ModelCo Eyelites in Granite ($12) According to the ModelCo webiste, this is a liquid metallic eyeshadow. Some subscribers may receive a different shade.
I think this might be good for a stunning holiday look. It has lots of sparkly glitter pieces.
Here are the ModelCo eye products swatched. The palette shadows are on top, the liquid shadow on bottom.
Bausch & Lomb Lumify Eye Drops ($10.98) Some mornings I wake up and need eye drops (like the night after going to a windy football game). I placed one drop of this solution in each of my eyes and after a few minutes I had bright eyes. It made the whites of my eyes even brighter than usual.
My October Allure Beauty Box had all kinds of different products, and that is just fine by me! I got to try bath salts, a face cream, eye makeup, and body butter. The eye drops were a bonus that worked well for me. My favorite item was the body butter, it smelled amazing and worked well to relieve dry skin. The eye shadow trio will get lots of use too. The value of my box was around $68.52.
Have you tried Allure Beauty Box yet? What did you think of this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!