Allure Beauty Box Review – August 2016 + $5 Coupon
Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription from Allure Magazine. Each month they send out a mix of deluxe and full-size samples from mostly high-end brands!
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
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.
Pixi Glow Tonic – 15 ml Value $1.75
(Good to know for swaps – comes with foil seal).
This also came with a Target UPDATE: EXPIRED coupon for $2 off any Pixi purchase of $10 or more:
I’ve sampled this before and I recommend it if you are looking for a gentle toner. (No irritation on my skin.) This is an alcohol-free formula and the glycolic acid helps exfoliate too.
Wet Brush Midi Brush – Value $9
I first discovered Wet Brush thanks to POPSUGAR Must Have and now I know that this brush is MAGIC! I’m not sure exactly what makes this brush different than other brushes when it comes to wet hair. But it completely detangles my wet hair instantly.
This is the travel size version and is going in my suitcase now so that I never forget it!
Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil in Pebble Beach – .8 g Value $12.60
This dark brown eyeliner claims to be water-resistant and smudge proof. And it still goes on pretty smoothly! I tried it out today and it held up well on my lashline. Waterline as another story – it didn’t make it til the end of the day! Here it is swatched:
Here it is swatched:
And the pencil looks like it is made of plastic, but good news – I had no problem sharpening it with a regular sharpener.
Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Conditioner – 50 ml Value $.50
Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Shampoo – 50 ml Value $.50
These aren’t listed in the info booklet, so I’m considering them a bonus in the box. We’ve sampled these before, and I like the scent, and they work well, too. (FYI – I’m still debating whether or not I need to avoid sulfates in my haircare products, but if you are avoiding them, these won’t work for you.)
Freeze 24/7 Anti-Aging Eye Serum – 7 ml Value $53
(Good to know for swaps – this comes wrapped in a plastic seal.)
The full-size version of this serum is 15 ml, so this is practically half size! This lightweight gel absorbs quickly and isn’t scented. (I prefer my facial skincare items to be fragrance-free, so this is a big plus for me.) I really like this formula too – it leaves my skin feeling so smooth.
It’s also designed to diminish wrinkles and fine lines, depuff eye bags, and correct dark circles – basically all the eye area miracles! I haven’t noticed major differences in dark circles (my main eye area problem), but I’m happy to have a great sized sample to see if I get results over the next few weeks!
Supergoop Setting Mist with Rosemary – 15 ml Value $6
Make sure to REALLY shake this for an even application. (I learned that the hard way the first time I sampled this product last year!)
When you get an even mist, this setting spray is pretty great. It sets your makeup, gives you SPF 50 protection, and also a matte finish!
Pur Lisse Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer – 15 ml Value $16.50
(Good to know for swaps – this tube has an inner foil seal.)
This might be my favorite item in the box. Pur Lisse items can sometimes appear a little too frequently in boxes, but their products and formulas are great, so I don’t complain! This moisturizer is super hyrdating while still managing to be lightweight. And it’s another great sample size!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $99.85. As always, that’s amazing for a $15 box. It’s a shame that the variant item has such a wide range in value subscribers may get, but I think this box is the lowest possible value and it still is almost $100 so I’m happy. I hope we see more makeup in the September box, though. This box felt a little skincare-heavy!
What do you think of the August Allure Beauty Box?