Allure Beauty Box Review – April 2016 + $5 Coupon
Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription from Allure Magazine. (Previously known as Sample Society). 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
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.
DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer – .5 oz Value $25
This is a great sized sample! This Pore Minimizer is a serum that can function as a primer as well. I just tried it and found that it made my skin really smooth and perfect for foundation application. I didn’t think it didn’t anything for my pores, though. Then I looked back in the mirror a minute later and thought, “Wait, do my pores look smaller?”
So, it could be the placebo effect, but right now I’m pretty pleased with this product!
Mally Evercolor Shaping Lip Pencil in Neutral Red – FULL SIZE! Value $9
(colors will vary)
This liner gives you a very precise line, and it is highly pigmented. Here it is swatched:
The color is a little too bold for me, but the price and formula are great – so I may buy a different shade.
L’Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil – 2.5 oz Value $9.50
This shower oil smells so good! When you lather it, it turns into a milky foam, and you can use it as a shaving cream, too!
Fekkai Glossing Creme Styling Creme – 2 oz Value $8
I love this styling product! A little goes a long way, so this tube should last for a while. It smells so good, and doesn’t weigh my hair down at all!
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original – Value $5
Lately, Allure Beauty Box has been including a full-size drugstore beauty item in addition to the samples every month. I’m all about bonus full-size items, so I hope they keep it up!
And L’Oreal is my favorite drugstore brand for mascara, so this is a win.
This mascara is great – volume, length, no clumps, and easy to layer. Amazing for $5!
Bvlgari Goldea perfume – 5 ml Value $11.20
Another thing I appreciate about Allure Beauty Box – lately when they send perfume, it isn’t a little sample vial – it’s an adorable mini!
Here is a closer look at the bottle:
This scent isn’t for me, so I may end up swapping/gifting it so someone else can fully appreciate this cute bottle!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $68! I think that’s great for a $15 beauty box, and Allure has been doing an amazing job with brands and sample sizes lately! My favorite discovery is the DDF, and the styling creme, shower oil, and mascara have already been added to my daily beauty routine!
What do you think of the April Allure Beauty Box? What is your favorite item this month?
If you haven’t signed up yet, use this link to save $5 off your first box!