Allure Beauty Box Review – November 2016 (Box 1) + $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!
This box was sent to us early for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
FYI – there are two versions of the box this month. I’m reviewing Box 1. (Check out the full spoilers for the November Allure Beauty Box to see both versions.)
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 comes with a booklet detailing the items included and why the Allure Beauty Editors selected them.
Now, onto the items!
Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion – 1 oz Value $3.25
This is a lightweight lotion that absorbs almost immediately. I like the subtle floral fragrance, and this lotion is ingredient-conscious and made in the USA!
Bulgari Fragrance – Omnia Crystalline – 5ml Value $8.25
This scent is described as a blend of Bamboo, Nashi, Lotus Flower, Balsa Wood.
FYI – this mini is tricky to open! Make sure to follow the illustration on the lid. You want to pull the silver part off from above. Here it is opened up:
Allure has sent different versions of this perfume before and I always enjoy getting them in boxes – the minis are so cute!
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner – .04 oz Value $20?
I’m pretty confused on how to do the sizing/value for this one. The package lists the size as .04 oz, which is slightly larger than the full-size version (.03 oz). So I’m assigning it the full-size value (instead of even more than the full-size value.)
This eyeliner is waterproof and the felt tip marker makes it super easy to apply a straight line, too. Here it is swatched:
Bonvivant Alone Sheet Mask – Value $3
This mask is made is made with aloe, lightly-scented, and it was super hydrating.
And good news, they added a sticker to this mask with instructions in English!
Avene Hydrance Riche Cream – .5 oz Value $11.85
This cream is exactly what I expected from Avene – super hydrating! (I love their water mists, too.) It’s a rich cream, but it absorbed quickly and was gentle on my skin.
Klorane Shampoo with Olive Extract – 3.3 oz Value $7.40
This is a great sized sample! (Probably good for a week’s worth of uses.) I like the Klorane brand, and this shampoo was great, too. (One word of caution for anyone who avoids sulfates in their haircare – you’ll need to swap/gift this.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $53. That’s great for a $15 beauty box, and better than I thought it would be when I first saw the spoilers. There may not be a lot of new brands/products for me this month, but everything is super-useable from brands I like!
What do you think of the November Allure Beauty Box?
This box is regularly $15 a month, but you can use this link to save $5 off your first box. (If you sign up before the end of November, your first box will be the November box.)