Allure Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – January 2016
Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription from Allure Magazine. (Previously known as Sample Society).
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
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.
Skinn Cosmetics Caviar Lip Cream in Ruby – FULL SIZE! Value $22
I love when just one full-sized item in the box is worth more than the cost of the box! This lip cream is highly-pigment with a semi-matte finish. (Swatched below). Like almost all matte lip products, I found this one to be a little drying, so I layered some lip balm on top!
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Champagne Problems – FULL SIZE! Value $15
My Trust Fund Beauty collection grows! I like a shimmery gold, so this will work into my nail polish rotation soon!
Erno Laszlo Transphuse Eye Refiner – 1 ml Value $7
This eye cream is a light gel moisturizer. I found it to be gentle and refreshing, but fortunately not life-changing since it is $210 an ounce!
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Black Navy – FULL SIZE! Value $20
Looks like Mally has new packaging with an attached brush! This eyeliner glides on very smoothly and the navy color is almost black. (Swatched below):
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender + Sage – .5 oz (Travel Size) – Value $4
I was pleasantly surprised to see a smaller, natural beauty brand in this box! This deodorant isn’t for me (I prefer stick form, and I think I had a skin reaction to it when I tried it years ago), but I love the scent and I know so many people rave about this brand, so I’ll be swapping or donating it.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil – 1 oz Value $4
This is a cult-classic makeup remover/cleanser, and I’m happy to get more of it. If you are new to using oils as a cleanser, the instructions are pretty simple:
Dispense into dry hands, then massage onto dry face to dissolve makeup, dirt and other impurities. Rinse thoroughly.
Derma E Hydrating Night Cream – .5 oz Value $7.40
This isn’t a new discovery for me, but I love this cream and my skin has been extra dry lately, so I feel like this arrived right on time! The formula is very moisturizing but still pretty light weight. The only thing I’d change is to make it fragrance-free.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $79 – great job Allure Beauty Box! I think that’s one of the highest values I’ve seen from this subscription ever, and I love that there are 3 full-size makeup products, and the other products and decent sample sizes too. (And no perfume samples!)
What do you think of the January Allure Beauty Box?