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Allure Beauty Box Review – July 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!

 

Feel Beauty Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Masks  – Value $8.75

This sheet mask is designed to detoxify your skin, fight acne, remove oil, and hydrate your skin. (So, basically just all the things!)  You leave the sheet mask on for at least 30 minutes, then massage any remaining serum into your skin.

This mask is made with bamboo fiber that feels like a fabric, so it forms to your face easily and doesn’t slip off like some sheet masks. It was gentle on my skin, and while I usually hate leaving a mask on for more than 15 minutes, this one didn’t bother me! It left my skin feeling hydrating and looking dewy – I’m a fan!

Wander Beauty Lipstick in Barely There – FULL SIZE! Value $15

FYI the full-size version is 1 lipstick of a 2-lipstick duo, so it’s smaller than your standard full-size lipstick.

(Good to know for swaps – this product has a sticker seal.)

This brand is new to me, and after sampling it, I’m officially obsessed! The formula is so creamy and moisturizing, and it goes on a tad sheer, so you can build the kind of color you want.

And the color! This is probably my perfect lip color. It’s like a lighter version of a berry-stain. Super wearable!

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush – (Mini) Value $10

(Good to know for swaps – this product has a plastic seal.)

The sizing label on this blush lists the full-size info (.10 oz), so I’m just using the value and size info Allure provided.

This blush is a medium rose pink with a subtle shimmer. I found a little goes a long way with this blush, so be careful applying! (Good news, though, this sample should last for a while!)

And it really does stay put! Here it is swatched beneath the lipstick:

beauty for real LIP REVIVAL SUGAR LIP SCRUB – 10 ml Value $9.30

I’ve sampled this scrub before thanks to Boxycharm, and I think it is my favorite lip scrub of all time! It is made with a blend of vanilla, orange, and cinnamon bark essential oils. (It reminds me of a Spiced Orange Pomander Ball!) And in addition to smelling wonderful, the sugar scrub did a great job of exfoliating and moisturizing my lips.

Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème – .75 oz Value $4.50

This is probably my favorite Briogeo product I’ve sampled so far. Like all their products, the formula is ingredient conscious and smells amazing! And this heat protectant made my hair feel much softer without weighing it down at all.

Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil – .05 oz Value $2

(Good to know for swaps – this box is sealed on both ends.)

This is a pretty little sample, but it is so cute! (And I appreciate that it is a reusable bottle and not a foil packet!)

This facial oil is designed to work as a serum that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I love the scent, (all natural), and the lightweight formula. It absorbed quickly, hydrated my skin, and left a slight sheen. I may even buy the full-size version when this sample is empty!

Redken 07 Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray – 50ml Value $3.90

This spray smells lovely, and it instantly added a manageable amount of texture to my hair. I’m in a bit of sea salt spray overload thanks to subscription boxes this summer, so this isn’t a super exciting item for me, but the formula is great.

And there’s a coupon included for the full-size version, too:

Verdict: This box has a value of about $53. I think that’s great for a $15 beauty box, and this is one of my favorite Allure Beauty Boxes of the year. Every single product and shade is a perfect fit for me!

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

42 Comments

  1. This was my first box from allure. So far, I love it! The lippie is deliciously creamy and looks terrific on. The blush is gorgeous as well! They look really pretty together. I am looking forward to trying the other products since I’ve read the comments.

  2. I just got my July box yesterday after signing back up to get a free Mark Jacobs marcara and eyeliner as well as the June box that is one of my favorite boxes ever from Allure…. I haven’t recieved the free gifts and I just got July in Aug which makes me worried…. I sent emails and they reply within a day or two ….I hope I get Aug in Aug.

    • I also signed back up to get the free gift and never receive the gift, but just got my July box last week. When I emailed about the gift they said that they were all out and couldn’t resend it (which I guess means it was sent, I just never received it?) but they would send me something from Estee Lauder, which I have not received either 🙁

  3. I hate sea salt sprays but after reading the reviews I thought I’d give it a shot.
    I have thick, curly hair and they usually just make make hair a dry, tangled mess.
    OMG, is right. I would classify this more as a volumizer. It gave my hair amazing volume. I used a little oil after to smooth it out but I am shocked at how well this worked.

    • Is this the 1st sea salt spray you have tried? I have thin hair. It’s a mix of straight & wavy hair with some curly mixed in there as well. I also color & bleach my hair. I’ve tried other sea salt sprays & have not like a single one. Idk if I’m not using them right or of they just aren’t for me. I haven’t even opened this one.

  4. I just got my box, and it was worth the wait! I actually love both the blush and lipstick, and I can’t wait to try everything else. I got Allure on a whim when there was a coupon and gift, but I don’t think I’ll be cancelling anytime soon 😊

  5. The Briogio hair cream made my hair really bouncy after blow drying. It’s really nice, and a little bit goes a long way.

  6. I signed up to make sure that I would get the August and September boxes. I received my box today with no shipping notice or anything. I also didn’t get the eyeshadow palette, but not super disappointed I was going to swap it anyway.

    • The eyeshadow palette is usually shipped separately.

    • When did you sign up? I emailed to take my account off hold because I want July’s box and I was told it would be July or August “next available box”. That’s not too helpful cause I want July not August… sigh…. I don’t like that the online chat button is now gone!

      • Call them. I signed up at the beginning of July. I called to confirm that we get a free eyeshadow palette and that I will be getting the July box. They said yes. I asked if I would get a shipping email ahead of time. They said yes. It showed up yesterday a couple of hours after I got the shipping email. I don’t like that. If I need to be out of town, it could be a problem. Haven’t seen the palette and have gotten no response via email.

  7. Allure has been getting better every month! When I first subscribed a year ago I was like ‘meh’. But I have noticed a huge difference this calendar year, each month I’m continually impressed and now it’s on my list of boxes that I refuse to cancel!

  8. The inside of my box lid says “Leaves town for the weekend, packs 10 lipsticks.”…..sounds about right, lol.

    Love the lipstick, the shade looks way darker in the photo but it’s the perfect color for my light skin.

  9. OMG! The sea salt spray is amazing! I never thought in a million years I would like it….I friggin luv it! 😀 I used it on my hair dry, after blow drying and setting with a barrel iron. It amped it up, separated the strands and worked well with my hair spray. No build up what so ever. I’m getting the full size FOR SURE!

  10. The mask really surprised me. It is a cool thick black cloth-like mask so different from other masks and my face was clear and glowing for days afterwards. And I’m a mask junkie. If they sold that mask at Sephora I would buy it.

  11. Wow!! I was disappointed every month with allure and then bang they put out a great box. Might have to sign back up.

  12. Did anyone else notice that the coupon is an Allure/Look Fantastic collab?

  13. I have so many beauty subs and yet I’ve only received one Sea Salt spray and it wasn’t even from a sub you cover (Ricky’s Cult Crushes). How is everyone else on overload? I have TONS of sunscreens, which I don’t want, but I actually like Sea Salt, or any texturizing spray, and a sample size is perfect in these products. At least I’m getting this one!

  14. I like this month’s box, won’t use the hair products though so I gave to my coworker. I love the lip scrub. I used it before testing out the lipstick. It’s a nice shade and it comes off as a rose nude on my lips. The blush barely shows up on my brown skin so I wasn’t too impressed (shoulders shrug). I’m saving the mask for my end of the week relaxation time!!

  15. This box was good for me except for the two hair products that I can’t use. I’ll send them to my best friend who loves both of these so it’s not too big of a deal. The only thing I’ve tried so far is the lip scrub. It’s better than other ones I have received. I’m looking forward to trying the sheet mask and oil and the lipstick and blush are super pretty colors that should look good on me. I’m really looking forward to the next couple of boxes. They are going to be excellent from what I have seen so far, in my opinion. I am glad I kept this sub over the other ones I cancelled. It’s become one of my favorites.

  16. Yay! This will be my 1st Allure box!

  17. I love the lipstick. I think it looks darker in your photo. I am fair-light skin and it is just right for me. The blush is way darker than the Cargo Big Easy color. I saw the review after I put way too much on. It is harder to blend. This was an awesome box. Can’t wait to try the remaining products.

  18. This was one of my favorite Allure boxes as well which was a surprise. The blush and lipstick were beautiful shades especially.

    • Based on the spoilers I didn’t think I was gonna like the lipstick or the blush, but these pix look very wearable for me.

      And I’ve missed every box that has featured lip scrubs in them, so HOORAY for me for finally scoring one!!

  19. One of the better Allure boxes I’ve seen in a while!

  20. I love the lip scrub, smells like Christmas 🙂

    • LOL…that’s exactly what I thought too! It smells amazing.

  21. If you subscribe now is this the box you will get?

    • Yes, if you subscribe this month, your first box will be the July box. Hope that helps! 🙂

      • Thank you 🙂

  22. omg! thats me on the pamphlet!!!!

    • Wow! Congrats you!

    • so cool :). how did you end up there?

    • !! You are famous! 🎉

    • Is that really you? That’s really neat!

      • yeah that’s really me! idk how it got on there!

        • Congrats to you!! Looks like maybe you won some free products? How exciting!!😊

        • Oooooh so very cool!!!!! You’re allure famous!!! Haha

    • Are you on the front cover or in the member spotlight?

      • i’m on the member spotlight!

    • You are gorgeous! Go you!!!

    • How could your picture appear on advertising without your consent? Did you enter a photo contest or something?

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