Allure Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – August 2015
Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription from Allure Magazine. (Previously known as Sample Society).
(If you were a Sample Society subscriber, your subscription should have automatically transferred to Allure Beauty Box).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Allure Beauty Box
The Cost: $15 a month
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples.
Ships to: the US
Delivered via: UPS
Swap for any item in this box from the Allure Beauty Box Swap page!
Each box includes an info booklet that details each item and why Allure editors decided to include it in the box.
Malin + Goetz Peppermint Shampoo – 1 oz Value $2.50
(Good to know for swaps – this has a foil seal inside). This isn’t the most exciting sample, but I love the fresh peppermint scent, and I like the Malin + Goetz brand too!
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Cream – .5 oz Value $3.50
This cream is designed to be used on damp hair – and I’d recommend using just a little bit at a time. (It is on the heavier side). I also was surprised by the scent – it’s something I would expect from a hair product in Birchbox Man!
Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Gel Cleanser – 50 ml Value $5
This cleanser is designed especially for oily and acne-prone skin. It is non-foaming, and I like the scent. I also found it to be gentle – just as described!
Salma Hayek Nuance Anti-Aging Cream – .265 oz Value $3.80
(This cream is paraben free and not tested on animals). I was worried when I saw it is scented with fragrance, but I found the scent to be subtle and pleasant. And the formula absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft. So, I like this cream more than I was expecting!
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Liner – .003 oz Value $3.60
I did a detailed review of this liner on the recent Birchbox CEW review (with swatch pictures) if you are interested! I’m happy to have more of this liner considering I think the sample is only good for one or two wearings.
Allure & butter London Nail Lacquer in Violet’s Revenge – 6 ml Value $7.50
(Subscribers will either receive this color, or a light pink The Sweet Spot). If you love nail polish minis like I do, you may be interested in this 4-piece mini set!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $26. The product sizes seem good to me, but the value feels a little low for a $15 beauty box. I think I’ll use everything in the box, though, so I guess it is still a decent value for me.
What do you think of the August Allure Beauty Box?