Allure Beauty Box Review – September 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.
Bvlgari Omnia Perfume Mini – 5ml Value $8.25
FYI – this mini is tricky to open! Make sure to follow the illustration on the lid!
I love a perfume mini! (Because they look gorgeous on my vanity, I love them SO much more than those perfume sample vials we frequently get in subscription boxes.)
This scent is described as having notes of “Bigarade Orange, Passion Fruit, Passion Flower, Brazilian Gardenia, Cocoa Beans, Vetiver Essence.”
I’m not much a perfume wearer, but I like this scent. It’s crisp and clean!
Supergoop! Shine-On Lip Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – 1.5 ml Value $7.85
This formula has a ton of shine, no stickiness, and most importantly provides SPF 50 coverage! The only downside is that this sample is super tiny – I think I’ll only get a few uses out of it.
Avene PhysioLift Eyes – 2 ml Value $5.90
This is a tiny sample, but it’s for the eye area, so the full-size version is pretty small, too (15 ml). The formula itself is lovely. It feels rich, but it still absorbs quickly and left my skin feeling moisturized and smooth.
Purlisse Prevent Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk – 1 oz (Value $20)
(Good to know for swaps – inner foil seal)
If you subscribe to a few beauty boxes, you probably have received Purlisse samples by now! There are some brands that can start to feel overdone in subscription boxes to me, but this isn’t one of them because I really like the formulas.
I’ve sampled this cleanser before and it’s excellent. The creamy formula is gentle, and it doesn’t dry your skin out at all.
ORLY Breathable Treatment Color in Give Me A Break – FULL SIZE! Value $9
I wouldn’t have guessed it, but this nail polish is actually my favorite discovery in the box! It’s a new formula designed to strengthen nails and also allow you to skip top and base coats. (They had me at skipping steps!)
I would have preferred a more neutral color, but this purple shade was great for testing out the formula.
I got this coverage with only one coat! It dried pretty quickly, and the high-shine finish is still there a day later, too.
Grande Mascara – size? Value $8?
(It looks like some subscribers received the mascara and some subscribers received the primer from Grande this month. More on this below.)
This formula looked a little questionable on the mascara brush, but it went on well with no clumping issues. I’m guessing the results would be even better if I used it in combination with their primer!
I’m not sure what’s going on with Allure Beauty Box spoilers this month – their video showed both the primer, mascara and Estee Lauder serum, but they mentioned bonus items and that not everyone would receive the same bonus items. Based on MSA reader comments, it seems as though no one is getting bonus items, but some readers have had success on calling in and being told the bonus items would be mailed out to them.
I’m going to reach out to Allure about this to try to get more answers. And for future Allure Beauty Box Spoiler posts, I’ll make sure to call out that there may be variation, or not all items pictured.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $58. That’s great for a $15 beauty box, and I like the brands featured, too. I’m happy with the value, but as I mentioned above, the spoiler issue has been a disappointment for this box.
What do you think of the September Allure Beauty Box?