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 11 boxes and get 1 box for free.
Allure’s monthly beauty box offers top-trending, editor-tested makeup and beauty picks with a $70+ value for only $15.
DEAL: Sign up for the Allure Beauty Box and receive a free bonus gift!
My items were wrapped in red tissue paper.
Some of the items came in boxes or wrapped with bubbles.
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.
The back had an ad for Olay.
Seven items were sent for February, although the Olay is more like a free bonus.
Everything in my box!
Wander Beauty Wanderess Glow Highlighter ($10.25) I receive Wander items frequently in subscription boxes, and I always like them!
This highlighter is vegan and cruelty-free and is talc-free.
The color is described as “champagne pearl” and looks more gold than silver. I just watched a video on the brand’s website and I didn’t get quite the same intensity as the models, maybe I need a stiffer brush.
Isn’t it pretty? I found it gave a subtle glow but I have been too shy to try building it up into full on shimmer. Swatched below.
Appeal Ultra Creme Lipstick in Muse ($21) Tis the season for pinky lipsticks!
The gold packaging looks pretty interesting, although I can’t stand it up for a picture!
The website doesn’t really have any info on this product, and the only ingredients list I could find was on the plastic wrapper covering the item, and it’s too small to read. The color looks darker on my arm than it did on my lips, and it is a classic non-drying (and not too long lasting) lipstick. I think it will be a good shade for spring looks.
Here are the highlighter and lipstick swatched.
Honey Jarret Super BeauTea Mask ($3) What a pretty face mask for February, since it’s pink on the inside!
The ingredients include “honey jarret tea”, which is a combo of moringa, lemon myrtle, and kombucha. There are a lot of popular skin care ingredients in here – rose water, hyaluronic acid, cica, propolis, and squalane. Apply the mask to a clean face after toning, then kick back for 10-20 minutes and let the serum do its work. Gently pat in remaining essence when finished.
NYX Pro Powder Brush ($17) Subscribers received one of three brushes and I got the Powder brush!
This brush is fluffy and it is recommended for use in applying loose or pressed powders, however, NYX also suggests using it with blush.
I thought the less rounded middle was perfect for applying highlight down my nose and across my forehead and cheeks. The brush seems well made and I didn’t have any loose bristles. It is made with synthetic fibers.
Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Face Moisturizer ($4.97) wasn’t listed in the mini magazine so I would say this is a bonus item. It came with a coupon to save $3 on certain Olay products.
It is fragrance free and includes ingredients like dimethicone (so it feels like a primer), retinol, niacinamide, and glycerin. It’s supposed to hydrate skin while improving fine lines and wrinkles. It is also supposed to reduce dark spots, help shrink pores, and smooth and brighten the skin. It feels non-greasy and dried right away with no noticeable scent.
BareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Serum ($8.70) is supposed to “empower, replenish, renew, and fortify” the skin.
After 14 days of use one can expect to see vibrant skin and a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines. Niacinamide, glycerin, squalane, and ginger are a few of the ingredients. It has dimethicone so it dries almost immediately and feels like a primer on the skin. There is a slight scent that smells kind of natural, although it is provided by parfum.
Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask ($4.43) Aqua bomb, that sounds very hydrating! Some subscribers received an eye mask (I wish I had been one of them) but this product sounded interesting too.
Apply this Korean made “sleeping mask” on clean, moisturized skin before bedtime. Wipe off in the morning.
I love that it came with a lid to keep the mask moist after removing the foil seal.
The texture is so cool, and they weren’t kidding when they called it a pudding (although Jello might be more apt). It also feels cool, like it is refreshing my skin, and it has a light floral scent.
My February Allure was heavy on the skincare, but makeup came in second. Four of my products were for the face, while the highlighter, lipstick, and brush help brighten my visage. I was really happy to add the makeup brush and highlighter to my makeup box since I find myself reaching for them often. The belif aqua bomb was also pretty cool, the texture is amazing. The value for my February box was around $69.35!
Have you tried Allure Beauty Box yet? What did you think of this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!