Allure Beauty Box Review – October 2016 + $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).
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!
Limited-Edition Freesia Pear Spongellé Shower Sponge – Value $15
If you aren’t already familiar Spongelle Sponges, they are pretty amazing.
They are infused with body wash, and the sponge is firmer than your typical bath pouf, so you get exfoliation added in, as well. (And this sponge should last you for about 20 washes!)
This Freesia Pear scent was designed exclusively with Spongelle and Allure Beauty Editors, and I think it’s my favorite Spongelle scent, yet. (This box also includes a coupon for 25% off anything at Spongelle.)
Tatcha Deluxe Soothing Hand Cream – 10 ml (Travel Size) Value $8
Tatcha is one of my favorite beauty brands of all time! All their skincare products have this incredible unique scent, everything feels so luxe, and of course, the formulas work so well, too!
This hand cream is made with Japanese Indigo, so the cream has a blue tint, but it disappears when you apply it to your skin. It’s also made with silk extract and squalane, so it’s super hydrating without being greasy.
Mally Volumizing Mascara – FULL SIZE! Value $20
This mascara formula was great for lash definition and I was able to apply multiple layers without any clumping issues. I think this is a perfect formula for a more natural look mascara, but not the type of drama I would expect from a volumizing mascara. (And I like all the volume I can get!)
Doucee Freematic Eyeshadow in Kristi – Value $8.75
This shade is a highly pigmented, shimmery, copper shade. (And good news – it is paraben free.)
Here it is swatched:
And this individual eyeshadow has metal backing so you can add it to any Z palette.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle – (Travel Size) Value $10
I have a ton of this dry shampoo thanks to subscription boxes, but it works great, so I can’t complain about getting more. (I just don’t think I’ll need to actually buy dry shampoo until 2020.)
Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask – 1 oz – Value $9
This mask is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates – and it is safe for color treated hair!
There are two ways to use this mask – let it sit on your hair for 5-10 minutes after massaging it into your roots, then rinse out. Or for deeper hydration, cover your hair in a plastic shower cap and sit under a dryer, applying direct heat for 30 minutes, then rinse.
I tried the 5-10 minute version, and I could definitely feel a difference in the softness of my hair after using it. I’m still trying to figure out the right ratio of this mask to my hair. (One time I overdid it and had oily hair, and the other time I didn’t use enough and couldn’t really feel a difference!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $71. That’s great for a $15 beauty box, and the Spongelle and Tatcha alone make this a great box for me, but I’ll use everything in this box!
What do you think of the October Allure Beauty Box?