Allure + Teen Vogue Limited Edition Beauty Box Review
In addition to their regular monthly beauty box, Allure teamed up with Teen Vogue for a Limited Edition box.
The packaging with this box is great, plus you get to decorate the box!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Teen Vogue + Allure Beauty Box
The Cost: $39.95
The Products: $148 worth of products:
- Foreo Luna Play – Sunflower Yellow
- Foreo Day Cleanser
- Foreo Night Cleanser
- Pur~lisse daily lip nourisher w/Mango & Shea Butter
- Freeman – Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask 0.5oz Sachet
- EWC Oh My Brow, highlighter
- EWC Ready, Set, Brow gel
- American Eagle Aerie body lotion
- It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In 2oz
- WetBrush Pop Fold
- Jamberry nail wraps
This box comes with an info booklet detailing all the items including and why Allure + Teen Vogue editors love the items.
And there are STICKERS!
2 sheets of the various printed stickers, and 3 sheets of the holographic glitter letters. These are great for decoration the box, your laptop, phone, etc.
(I had way too much fun with these stickers!)
Foreo Luna Play – Value $39
This little device alone almost covers the whole cost of the box!
I got this in the May Allure Beauty Box, and I loved it so much, I bought the full-size rechargeable version.
This device is 100 uses and not rechargeable, so a few MSA readers recommended using it as a tool to clean makeup brushes once the battery runs out. Foreo also gives tips for recycling your Play device. (This also came with a coupon code to save $39 off the full-size rechargeable Luna Foreo Device).
I’ve been a Clarisonic user for years, but I’ve always wanted to know how Foreo stacked up, so this was the perfect opportunity to compare them without spending a lot up front.
Both did a great job at cleaning my skin thoroughly. While using the Foreo Play, I did wish that there were different intensity settings like there are on Clarisonic, but these options exist on the full-sized versions.
The big difference for me is the silicone brush surface area. With Clarisonic, you have to always buy replacement brush heads, but that’s not an additional cost here – and that’s a big plus for me. (At $22 a new brush head, switched out every 2-3 months, the costs add up!)
With Foreo, the “ultra-hygienic silicone is nonporous to resist bacteria buildup.”
It has an on/off button on the back:
And it comes with a set of cleansers:
These cleansers work well enough, but there’s no need to use them instead of your preferred cleanser. (I’ve been using my Foreo device with many different cleansers, and they all work well with the tool.)
Foreo Night Cleanser – 15 ml Value $5.45
The day cleanser is pretty scented, and the night one is exfoliating but doesn’t lather as much as I would like.
WetBrush Pop Fold – Value $10
This is a full-size Wet Brush that is great for travel. Just press in the black button on the back, and it pops open:
I am hooked on Wet Brushes thanks to subscription boxes, so I’m always happy to get another one – this one’s going in my suitcase!
If you haven’t tried a Wet Brush yet, they are magic! I can’t figure out why this brush is so different than any other brush (they look the same), but this one can go through my wet hair with no stops and remove all tangles. No hair product needed, even!
But – there is hair product if you want it:
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In – 2oz Value $8.50
Another magic product! This leave-in spray is lightweight, and it is perfect to apply to damp hair. It always makes my hair so soft, and the scent is fab, too!
I’ve tried a lot of nail wraps thanks to subscription boxes, and I just haven’t mastered the Jamberry style yet. I tried my best to follow the instructions and heat the wraps with a blowdryer before putting them on, but I still had a few wrinkles in the application:
I really like the matte marble print, though! If you have any tips for a better application of Jamberry nail wraps, let me know!
American Eagle Aerie Body Lotion – Value $7
(Good to know for swaps – this tube has an inner foil seal.)
This line from Aerie is new to me, and I’m impressed that it is free from parabens, phthalates, gluten and animal-testing! The lotion is lightweight and absorbs almost immediately, but the scent is pretty strong, so I would consider this more of a body fragrance than a lotion!
Freeman – Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask – 0.5oz Sachet Value $.50
This packet is enough for one full use of this exfoliating mask. You leave it on for 5-7 minutes, then massage it into your skin and rinse off. I found that it warmed slightly when it was on, (and I had to double check reviews online to make sure I wasn’t imagining that since it wasn’t listed on the package).
The sugar scrub did a great job at cleansing my skin without over drying it, and it’s paraben-free – I’m impressed!
EWC Ready Set Brow Gel – Value $19
Brow gel formulas are usually all the same to me with one difference: hold. This one has a soft-to-medium hold, which is my preference. (It goes on clear.)
This is a highlighter and smudger, and the color/shimmer is a subtle and wearable look for me.
It’s very easy to blend, too. Here it is swatched:
This lip balm is paraben and petroleum free, and it is high shine! If you are looking for a glossy look without any stickiness, this is perfect!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $144 (not counting the bonus stickers). I think that’s a great value for a $39.95 box, plus almost everything is full-sized or deluxe-sized, and Allure has included a lot of great brands in my opinion. If you’re thinking about getting a Foreo, this is a great way to try it out – and everything else in the box is just a bonus!
What do you think of the Teen Vogue + Allure Beauty Box?