Allure Beauty Box Review – June 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!
IMPORTANT INFO: Allure Beauty Box has had some overselling issues, so it’s impossible to say what month your subscription will start with if you sign up now. The site now states that your first box will begin “with our next available box.”
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: Get a Free Mega Bundle when you sign up for a 12-month subscription! No coupon needed - just use this link.
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.
Klorane Shampoo with Mango Butter – 3.38 oz Value $5
This is larger than the typical shampoo sample, so it should be good for a week of hair washing! (A little goes a long way with this shampoo – I was over-lathering on my first use!)
I love the mango, tropical scent, too! My only complaint? I wish they would have included the matching conditioner!
Leader Cosmetics Sheet Mask – Value $6
(Subscribers will receive one of several variations)
What I liked about this sheet mask: it’s paraben free, and you only need to leave it on for 10 minutes!
What I didn’t like: I would have preferred a natural orange scent over the perfume fragrance. And the excess formula didn’t absorb fully on my face – it left a bit of a tacky finish on my skin.
In conclusion, it was a hydrating mask, but I didn’t love it and won’t buy it in the future.
Purlisse Blue Lotus SPF 30 Essential Day Moisturizer – .5 oz Value $20
(Good to know for swaps – this has an inner foil seal.)
Purlisse Blue Lotus Eye Adore Serum – .24 oz Value $31
These Purlisse items are the stars of the box for me! The SPF absorbed quickly (and invisibly!) and didn’t leave my skin with a greasy look.
The eye serum I’ve sampled before and I love! This tiny tube is actually half the size of the full size version and it is everything I want in an eye serum product: it’s gentle, absorbs quickly, and is super lightweight!
Julep Nail Color in Katie – FULL SIZE! Value $14
(Subscribers will receive this shade, or April or Cassidy)
This shade is described as an “Orchid iridescent chrome.” It’s not necessarily a shade I would think of for summer, but I don’t really have anything like it in my collection, so that’s a win.
If you’ve ever wondered how to swatch your Julep nail polish, the top cap pulls off like this:
And here is the swatch!
Kardashian Beauty Cabana Bronze Matte Bronzer – .07 oz Value $2
This bronzer was supposed to show up like this:
But sometimes shipping damages pressed powder items! Fortunately I’ve fixed this kind of issue before with adding some rubbing alcohol and letting the powder reset. But if you’re wondering what a swatch of these three shades all mixed together looks like, you are in luck!
The pigment is pretty good! And I always like matte-finish bronzers, so I’ll use this. (I know I may be in the minority of MSA readers on being willing to use a Kardashian product!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $78. As always, that’s amazing for a $15 box, and for me the Purlisse items are the saviors of this box! I love the shampoo too, of course, and the nail polish and bronzer are useful too.
What do you think of the June Allure Beauty Box?