Allure Red Carpet Bonus Beauty Box Review
Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription from Allure Magazine. (Previously known as Sample Society). Each month they send out a mix of deluxe and full-size samples from mostly high-end brands!
This is a review of the BONUS BOX that many (but not all) subscribers received. (I received this email on February 16th letting me know I would be getting this box).
You cannot buy this box, here here is the info on the regular Allure Beauty Box subscription:
The Subscription Box: Allure Beauty Box
The Cost: $15 a month
COUPON: Use this link to save $5 off your first box!
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. This box also included a Covergirl coupon:
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – 1 oz Value $39.60
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask – Value $17
Wow! I can’t believe that these are in a free bonus box! This treatment essence is a quick-to-absorb liquid. I didn’t notice any major hydration differences in my skin from one use, but fortunately, this sample is large enough for me to give it a fair chance. (I read a review advising to not apply with a cotton swab since you will lose quite a bit of the pricey essence to the cotton!)
The mask is refreshing and hydrating – and I only had to leave it on for 10 minutes!
Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil – 1 oz Value $11.80
Allure described this oil as being almost impossible to overdo, and I would agree with that. It’s a very lightweight formula and didn’t make my hair feel greasy at all.
Covergirl Plumpify Mascara in Very Black – FULL SIZE! Value $9
I was not impressed with this mascara. With a wand like that, and a name like “Plumpify,” I was expecting major results. Instead I got good lash definition, but not much at all in volume or length. (I ended up layering another mascara over to save my makeup for the day!)
Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner – FULL SIZE! Value $7
This eyeliner has a pretty slick design. Depending on how you hold the liner, you can get a thin or thicker line. (Swatched below).
Covergirl Trublend Face Primer Combo Skin – FULL SIZE! Value $8.50
This primer looks like a white sunscreen out of the bottle, but blends in clear. I like the finish on my skin, and I’m not very brand loyal when it comes to primers (most seem to do the job for me), so this is going in my makeup bag!
Covergirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar Balm in Punch – FULL SIZE! Value $5.50
This lip balm is one of my favorite drug store discoveries in a while! It has a good amount of pigment, and the lip balm provides a shine, too. I think my favorite part is the flavor – it reminds me of the lemony sweetness of the Fresh Sugar Lip Balm.
Here it is swatched with the eyeliner:
Believe it or not, these swatches were done by a 31 year old! I need to work on my straight lines!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $99! That’s insane for a free bonus box! I’m hoping Allure Beauty Box sends out more bonus boxes in the future! Are you an Allure Beauty Box subscriber? Did you get this bonus box?
If you haven’t signed up for the regular monthly Allure Beauty Box yet, use this link to save $5 off your first box! (The March box has sold out, so your first monthly box will be the April box).