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Allure Beauty Box Review – June 2017 + $5 Coupon

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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 for review purposes. (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!

You’ll also get this $35-value palette free when you subscribe:

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The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples.

Ships to: the US

Check out all of my Allure Beauty Box reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

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.

Many of the products come with exclusive coupon codes for Allure Beauty Box subscribers, too.

Now, on to the items!

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask –7.5 ml Value $14.50

This mask is a gel that dries and tightens as you wear it for 20 minutes. I didn’t think I noticed a difference at first after removing the mask – but then I touched my face. My skin has NEVER been smoother! 

It gets great reviews for helping with acne, too. (And smells so natural and lovely!)

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer – 10 ml Value $17.35

You might not be able to tell from the photo, but this super luxe primer has gold flecks in the formula! I use a full-coverage foundation, so they are lost on me, but if you use a sheer foundation, you’ll get a little glow from this primer!

Even without the gold flecks showing through, I am super impressed with this primer. I used it on only half my face before applying foundation, and I could immediately tell a difference in the side with the primer. It made my pores much less visible, and my skin looked smoother.

And like with all good primers, you only need to use a little bit, so this sample should last me for weeks!

Deco Miami Nail Lacquer in Feeling Fuego – Value $12.50

(All subscribers will receive this color.)

This color is a high-shine coral – super summery! And how cute is the packaging?

(This bottle is tinier than some nail polishes. For reference, it is 6 ml and Julep is 8 ml.)

I almost got full coverage with one coat but went with two to be safe. Here it is on:

It held up well for days without chips, too.

St. Tropez Bronzing Face Sheet Mask – Value $9

First, props to Allure Beauty Box for getting a newly released product in this box! I have seen this mask in magazines and I’ve been wanting to try it! (I’m on a never-ending quest for the perfect face self-tanner.)

To use this mask, you’ll apply it like a regular sheet mask, but make sure to wash your hands after to prevent them from getting a tan as well! Leave it on for 5 minutes for a light tan, 10 minutes for a medium tan, or 10 minutes for a dark tan.

I like that you can customize your tan level just by how long you leave the mask on. And I thought, “go big or go home,” so I went for the full 15 minutes.

After you remove it, they recommend massaging any excess product into your skin. The product seemed really evenly distributed already, so I just let it air dry. (It took about another 20 minutes, and still had a bit of a tacky finish.)

The color developed over the next two hours, and it is amazingly even! And not orange, either! The only thing I was surprised about was that the tan was not darker considering I left it on for 15 minutes.

I’m not sure I would spend $9 for every time I wanted to use it, but I definitely was impressed!

John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Hairspray – 2 oz Value $4

This hairspray has a fine mist and a flexible hold. My favorite part is that the scent is subtle – and no “hairspray smell” either!

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum – 7.8 ml Value $20.30

(Good to know for swaps – this product has an inner foil seal)

This serum is designed to hydrate the skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. It has the signature green apple Juice Beauty scent (which I love), and it’s a light serum that absorbs almost immediately.

(If you aren’t familiar with Juice Beauty, they use all natural and organic ingredients, and their products are cruelty-free.)

I think this is great for summer, and you can wear it during the day under makeup.

Verdict: Can I give my verdict in gif form?

Allure, I think this is your best beauty box of the year! Amazing sample sizes, luxe brands, high value, and new-to-market products! And a value of about $78! More of this, please!

What do you think of the June 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 June, your first box will be the June box.)

You’ll also get this eyeshadow palette for FREE:

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

84 Comments

  1. I’m so sad that Allure box’s don’t ship to Alaska!!! Uuugh. This disappoints me so much.

  2. Tried the polish…good coverage w/ 2 coats but only lasted 24 hrs. Not crazy about the color.
    Tried the hair spray…great for shaping and very workable but smells bad. Has anyone used the serum yet? Does it smell like green apples? I don’t want to break the seal on mine until I’m ready to use it.

  3. I received my box yesterday!!!!!! Allure is and has been my favorite box. Loved all of it, well except the nail polish that went into the stocking stuffer box just because I already have the color. I did the tanning mask and loved it. I look like I just came back from vacation. The primer is amazing. Allure you are the box I look forward to every time. LOVE!!!

  4. I am new to Allure and I Love getting my box, I did Itsy and Birch Box and I definitely feel this one has higher end things to try, which I am excited about! Glad to try a new fun one!

  5. I signed up June 4th and called the 800# on my bank statement for $10.66 the next day. It was Allure! They said that was tax?? Is that normal?
    I have emailed them asking if I would receive emails for shipping, have not heard back. Checked account again today, saying​it shipped the 15th and my account was created on the 13th.
    Alot of bizarre things.
    I still have no email responses or shipping information
    Is anyone else having these troubles?
    Thank you

    • Oh and I did use the link from MSA to save $5 off first box and get eye shadows.

    • It’s 10.00 w/ your 5 off for your first month. 66 cents is tax….sounds about right. Sometimes I get shipping notice w/ tracking and sometimes I don’t. This month I received my shipping notice w/ tracking info on the same day my box came in the mail. Some months I get notice after I get my box and sometimes I don’t get any notice at all. On their website it says the first month they bill within 10 days. After that, they usually bill and send your box during the second week of the month. Hope that helps 🙂

      • Thank you Jill.
        That’s very helpful. I live in triple digit heat, so I stalk my packages…lol. they sit in the heat of delivery truck all day. In cooler months I don’t worry about it sitting on patio.
        I appreciate your help. Glad to know this is normal for allure and not to worry
        Thanks again

  6. I got my box and the touché eclat primer was like spilled all over the inside of the box. I’ve emailed allure two times about it since Tuesday and they haven’t even responded. I usually always defend them but I’m a little annoyed they haven’t even gotten back to me in 4 days :/

    • I haven’t gotten a box yet and have no idea if I’m even getting one even though I’ve been charged because for ages they could not even find my account. Sigh. When is the usual date people get them? Said renewal on the 6th but that wasn’t visible until I got into account that “didn’t exist” even though I got first box and palette and shipping notifications and charged again. I’m ready to give up

  7. Allure has been my absolute favorite beauty subscription box since I’ve signed up over 2 years ago! There’s been a couple of months that I didn’t love all my samples, but that happens with all my subscriptions! I love how Allure always sends little extras just to show their appreciation of their customers! I got a Marc Jacobs eyeliner and mascara in the mail today from Allure after already receiving my June box as a bonus just to say thank you! I can honestly say they’re the only subscription that I’m subscribed to that do that for their customers! I haven’t tried any of the products I received for June yet, but I am looking forward to using all of them! Has anyone else received a Marc Jacobs bonus gift this month?

    • The problem is, Allure doesn’t give those little freebie gifts to everyone who has been a loyal subscriber and that’s not cool. This is the 3rd freebie I’ve been left out of despite being a sub for 3 years w/no interruptions. Between that and the blah boxes lately (that coral nail polish is one of the ugliest I’ve ever seen), I think it’s finally time I quit Allure.

  8. Regarding the nail polish, I have to say that while I absolutely LOVE the packaging and the color, the formula was terrible. It was super goopy and thick and I tried two coats and was left with chunky-looking, gummy nails. It almost felt like I was using really old polish. I reached out to the company through their Instagram to let them know and I’ll let you know if I hear back. Anybody else disappointed with theirs or did I get a bad batch?

    • It was horrible to work. Ifinally got a decent mani usng VERY THICK coats. Ended up with some bubbles but hardly noticable, and got lots of complements…but i used a uv topcoat and it chipped 2nd day 😑
      Love the color….but used up most of it just on that one mani so idk if ill go for a repeat bc i might not have enough polish left.
      (In summary: great color + hard to work with+ one time use+ 2 days wear-> no bueno 😔)

      • I agree. Was really disappointed in the formula, though loved the color. The brush was unusable…my manicurist literally took a different brush from another bottle, cleaned it, then used it to apply this. Still thick coats, but she managed it (she’s fabulous, obviously).

    • Must be a bad batch, mine went on super smooth.

  9. I have only tried the nail polish and it didnt hold up 1 day with 2 coats. it chipped very quickly.

  10. I got the May box on May 30 and received confirmations to my email and tracking and got the box and my palette. Suddenly they can’t find my account and I can’t login and I have zero idea what’s going on. Anyone else have issues with their account like this?

    • So strange! To add to your weird story…I ordered that special MAY THRILLS Allure box for $60.00 on May 15 (the very hour the single boxes when on sale because before that it was a yearly pre-sale fee), then I got a shipping confirmation on May 24 and the tracking never budged. I finally contacted on June 7 or so. After a day they said they are sending me a new Thrills box, but can’t tell me or they claim they don’t know how long it will take… that I should look out for a new shipping email. I can’t get over their lack of knowledge on how their company ships, works or fulfills their orders. I am so frustrated. It has been a month since i ordered.

      • Yeah tht happened to me twice, an they always want you to be patient hoping tht it’ll jst show up. I truly believe tht thts postal thts swiping these boxes. Ijs it’ll track for a sec an than fall off the map an of coarse allure cnt find it cuz there using the same tracking info.

    • @Cat….I tried logging on this morning, says it could find my accounts…?? Got a CS rep this morning via the 800#, she suggested I use my account # (instead of email that i was using) to log on and I got in but the site would not let me access my account info. I decided to wait to call on Monday. Maybe they are having some IT problems. And the IT peeps will be in the office???

      • *** I meant could NOT find my account…

  11. Does anyone know any other info about the free eyeshadow palette? (even though the box is already worth it w/o the palette!)

    • It has 4 single, magnetic pans that are removable. It does not include an applicator or brush. Allure includes a new single shadow to add to the palette periodically, probably every season. The palette was initially distributed in January and since then one single shadow has been sent for spring. If you are a new box subscriber, the palette is sent to you separately. Hope that helps.

      • Thanks!

  12. YAY! Got my box today. OMG! The YSL primer is so nice! Its great for summer b/c its so light and you only need to use a little so this sample is a steal! The fine gold glitter looks very pretty in the bottle but was not noticeable on my skin ….very glad about that. And of course I had to try the bronzing sheet mask tonight. I am pleasantly surprised at how clean it was to apply. I guess I was expecting a messy colored serum, but it was clear and smells really fresh. It wasn’t all drippy like other sheet masks. I cleaned and exfoliated before applying, I kept it on for 10 minutes, and after removing I rubbed the bronzer around the edges/hairline/neck to blend in the edges and left it on for a couple more minutes. With all sheet masks I always gently wipe away the excess with a cloth (sometimes I splash with water but not this time). I then finished my night routine of serum and moisturizer. The packet says the color develops in 8 hours, so I’ll see the full results in the morning. I am already considering buying more, I am that impressed. The stem cell serum is foil-sealed so I will save it for later, and I’ve used the Tata Harper before so not in a hurry to try it. The polish is so cute, but will have to wait to be used. I’ll try the hairspray tomorrow. All in all, this was a fabulous box. I am very happy 🙂

    • I woke up this morning and had a subtle glow, nicely blended. I probably could have left the mask on for the full 15 min. The result is very natural. Great St. Tropez mask.

  13. Yes, pretty awesome! That is why I love Allure because they actually give us new and up and coming products from trusted brands!! They stay on top of it, I’m not a fan of tanning products AT ALL so I hate when sub boxes give them, but this is a good box otherwise!

  14. Hope my box ships soon I want to try that bronzing mask.

  15. I just subscribed today. Didnt see anything about the palette! Hopefully Ill still get it. If not Im still excited for this box!

    • You may have had to use the specific ‘link’ in the above post to get the palette….

    • Hopefully, you get the palette. I cancelled my annual sub in February, and I received the palette in my January box like everyone else. I decided to re-subscribe in April, and there was no mention of the palette when I re-subscribed, but I ended up receiving a 2nd palette along with the April box. I guess they considered that a “new” subscription(?).

    • I didn’t see anything about a pallette either. I joined in June and my box just shipped.

  16. After trolling Allure for 6 months, this June full spoiler just blew my mind! Hello new Sub!!!!!!!!!

  17. This box is simply awesome…I am so psyched! Allure is really stepping up their game. OMG…the nail polish box is adorable. I can’t wait to try the bronzing sheet mask. AMAZING.

  18. Not crazy about getting nail polish or hair spray in my box, but considering the direction Allure HAD been going – I’ll gladly take 2 out of 3!

  19. I am SO EXCITED for this box!! I cancelled Glossybox​ after multiple issues and signed up June 2nd. I hadn’t even seen this Months’ spoilers, LoL. I wanted to make sure if there was a wait list that I would be subbed by the September box!! I’m definitely​ doing the Happy Dance for this box, and really looking forward to September!! (Drunk Elephant, AND Tarte!!!)👍👍

  20. I just cancelled Allure and then saw this and resubscribed! Can’t wait for this box!!

  21. I love that polish and can’t wait to swap for it. I’m really looking forward to the September box!!!

  22. How do I cancel online? It says to go to the customer care page but I see no other options other than to change my payment method.

    • When I cancelled, I emailed them with my account number and they emailed back saying it was cancelled and then i checked the status and it said discontinued.

  23. …and there goes my restraint this month.

  24. Allure, I’m baaaack! Great products. Keep it up to keep your customers from cancelling. Because I had taken a few months off on a few different subs I’ve been using things up and while I still have a stockpile it’s not as high as it was. I like throwing away bottles I have finished and I rotate them in turn, depends on date recieved and expire date. Excited that quality appears to be back.

  25. Well, I had no intention of signing up for a subscription box tonight, but the list of items and the discount got me! I just signed up! Question though, do you get to see what’s in the box in advance? For example, will I be able to see what’s in the July box in time to cancel if I don’t want it? I don’t know anything about this box.

  26. This is what I EXPECT my Allure box to look like. I will use, and enjoy trying all of these products. Yay..for new products ( new to me.) I would have loved to see a picture of the bronzing mask, before and after, but I will take your word for it..😉

  27. I wish they shipped to Hawaii. 😭

  28. I’ve been waiting for a month like this to sign up for Allure…for $10 this is a steal! I was disappointed I didn’t get the Tata Harper mask in my Play! box, I’m super curious about the mask and how amazing is that YSL primer!

    • I was coming to post your EXACT comment re: the Allure subscription and the sadness with Tatcha not in my play! box.

  29. I love Allure BB, but I’m happy I cancelled. I would only use the Tata Harper. They do have some great samples, but… I have so much samples and so many other subs that are more focused on things of my interest, that I just need to take a break from them… for now. Still love then though!!

    • I feel exactly the same way! I would love this box – but I have a stash of amazing product to get through. Even though I am tempted to resub – I really shouldn’t because I have so many beauty products to use up.

  30. If I order today, will I get this June box?

    • I saw the answer. ;D

    • Yes! This will be your first box. Hope that helps! 🙂

    • I thought you would get the first box available? I signed up mid May and have not received anything.

      • I would call . I signed a week and a half ago and I received the May box yesterday.

      • I would suggest calling as well. I got my May box and the eyeshadow palette both on the same day in separate packages about a week and a half after I subscribed.

        • Thanks. Did you get a shipping notification or did it just show up?

          • When I re-subscribed in late April, I received both the free eyeshadow palette, as well as the April box, about two weeks later, and I received a shipping notification for both boxes.

          • I got separate shipping notifications for both the May box and the eyeshadow palette.

          • I really want this box but I have soooo many right now. And I have boxes of beauty products!! Also, the Target box just came up for June and I’m tempted to buy that.. The razor alone is worth the $7!

        • I resubscribed and didn’t get the palette. I called to cancel and told them why and they said “fine”

          I was looking forward to the sub too. I don’t want free floating eyeshadows and
          I’m not going to buy one.

      • I also signed up about 10 days ago. I got the May box yesterday.

      • Lee I signed up May 30th and my box was shipped June 2nd. I’m hoping to get the May & June boxes then cancel because Aug & Sept look terrible.

        Call them for sure

        • How do you know August and September look terrible?

          • MSA posted spoilers through the September box on May 23rd.

          • They released the spoilers up to September.

          • Oh wow! I guess I haven’t been paying attention to Allure. The Wander lipstick spoiler for July has me intrigued. Any guesses as to if it will be full size?

  31. This seems like a great box. I like the new direction Allure is going with better brands, more interesting samples and coupon codes for like 20% off on the websites for the brands they feature in their box.

  32. Awesome box. This is my second month and I can’t wait to get this. I haven’t been billed yet. When does Allure typically bill and ship?

    • I have a subscription I pay for as well. The box shipped May 9th last month, so I think you can expect the June box to ship around then, too. Hope that helps a bit!

      • Thanks Liz! I am so excited for this box and the boxes for the next few months.

  33. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tata Harper is LIFE! I got this in my May Sephora Play box. So good I bought the full size! I am dying for another deluxe sample.

    The key is to use the TH resurfacing mask as a spot treatment. No lie! I got this tip from a Sephora review. Glad I read it before I used the mask. Spot treating for about two weeks and stubborn acne pitting, plus a doggone puffy little, dark acne scar I HATED, are almost gone.

    I never get excited about masks, but this one is a keeper. And by using as a spot treatment (and using a THIN layer as a mask) you can get a lot of use of of this little miracle jar. I am cheap and poor. This stuff is magic

    • If you ever invest in the full size, you have to try the special Honey version of the Resurfacing Mask. Honey acts as an anti-inflammatory which makes it even better as a spot treatment. It also is super hydrating, which keeps your pimple from drying out. I have a full size and I’m addicted to it. I don’t know if I can go back to her normal one. She sells them only a few months during the year.

      • Thank you! I will keep an eye out. Glad to know someone else who gets it LOL!

      • Oh. I misread. I already have the full size. Bought it the next week at the Play party. Will add the honey one, too!

  34. Love your gif! Haha! I’m very excited for this box! I have vowed never to cancel, even when the boxes at arent great , because I know they’ll bust out with an awesome box like this and totally to redeem themselves.

    • Glad you enjoyed it! The Ross clap seemed appropriate for this box 🙂

      • Yes, it is. I would never have thought about or subscribed to the Allure box had I not found this website. In fact, I only had Play and now I have Allure and Ipsy (June is my first box)* as well. The May box was killer and now June….swooning! I agree Dawn. Sometimes you have to deal with a dud, but the superb ones make up for it.

        *By the way…Ipsy is now billing on the first of the month starting this June. I subbed on 5/18 and never got the May box. When I emailed they let me know it is new billing system starting this June. Sorry if you already covered this.

        • I’ve had Ipsy since last October and have always been charged on the 1st of the month so I’m not sure that’s a new thing 😉

          • 😮….color me shocked and stunned like a hay pig in poke pen!

  35. That tanning mask scares me 😫 Anyone want to trade for the resurfacing mask?

  36. Liz I felt the same way the first time I used that Tata Harper! I was like WOW. I have the full sized touch eclat primer. My mom has tried to steal it from me before so I’ll probably send the travelsized one her way. You’ve made me excited to try everything else!

    • Haha! Glad you love the mask, too! And the primer sample is such a good size! Your mom should be pumped! 🙂

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