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Allure Beauty Box Review – November 2016 (Box 2) + $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).

FYI – there are two versions of the box this month. I’m reviewing Box 2. (Check out the review of Box 1 to see both versions.)


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

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.



Now, onto the items!


Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion – 1 oz Value $3.25

(This item is in both box variations)

This is a lightweight lotion that absorbs almost immediately. I like the subtle floral fragrance, and this lotion is ingredient-conscious and made in the USA!


Bulgari Fragrance – Omnia Crystalline – 5ml Value $8.25

(This item is in both box variations)

This scent is described as a blend of Bamboo, Nashi, Lotus Flower, Balsa Wood.


FYI – this mini is tricky to open! Make sure to follow the illustration on the lid. You want to pull the silver part off from above. Here it is opened up:


Allure has sent different versions of this perfume before and I always enjoy getting them in boxes – the minis are so cute!


Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner – .04 oz Value $11.40

(This item is in both box variations)


This eyeliner is waterproof and the felt tip marker makes it super easy to apply a straight line, too. Here it is swatched:



Bonvivant Alone Sheet Mask – Value $3

(This item is in both box variations)

This mask is made is made with aloe, lightly-scented, and it was super hydrating.


Seche Nail Polish Set

(Subscribers will either receive Refined Red OR Goddess Silver shade.)


Seche Color in Refined Red – Value $10


I’ve tried the Seche top coat before (it is amazing), but their color polish is new to me.


This polish is HIGH SHINE. Here it is on without the top coat:


Just two coats, too. I’m impressed!


Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat – 3.6 ml Value $2.30

This top coat is a cult classic for a reason! It’s great for speeding up drying time on your polish, and it gives an amazing high-shine finish, too.


Verdict: This box has a value of about $38. That’s good for a $15 beauty box. While the value of this box is lower than Box 1, I think I prefer this box more because of the Seche nail polish discovery!

What do you think of the November Allure Beauty Box? Which box are you hoping for?

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 November, your first box will be the November box.)

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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!

Posted in Allure Beauty Box Reviews, Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: allure beauty box | 27 comments

Comments (27)

  1. Received exactly the same box as my October’s box. Goodbye Allure.

  2. I started my subscription last october and got the october allure box lacking 1 item and have called twice and was told to wait because it has been sent. It is now November 26 and i have not received the lacking item and have not also received the november allure box. Sooo disappointed that a company like allure is incompetent with sending subscriptions. Thinking of complaining to better business bureau.

  3. I love those perfumes but I abhor those ridiculous bottles. Really pretty to display/look at but there is no way I can ever open the darn things without spilling the perfume all over me. Worse design ever!!!!!!

  4. Has everyone received their box? I don’t even have a shipping notification yet

    • I haven’t received mine yet either. I don’t know if I should try to contact them or wait it out.

  5. Eek! That mask would be so bad for me lol but the rest looks good! I still don’t know if I want to get this box though :/

  6. I wanted box 1 for the Klorane/Avenel, but box 2 came with a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 at Sally Hansen’s 🙂

  7. Nice color!

  8. Received the Klorane shampoo (one more Klorane to give to my husband) and the Avene cream instead of thr nailpolish. I am ok with not getting the nailpolish…I have so many. But I hate getting shampoo with no conditioner. 🙁

  9. Liz, you should seriously be a hand model! You have lovely hands ?

  10. I had my fingers and toes crossed for this box variation. My box of disappointment arrived today, complete with the Avene I received in last month’s BIrchbox and the Eyeko that is still unopened from my September glambag. I still don’t understand only sending shampoo, Klorane seems to be a staple in every single box. Not to mention another Bvlgari perfume 🙁 Once I saw the variations I told myself I would hold out hope for the nail polishes. I swear the only thing that keeps me tied to this box is FOMO. The only new and exciting product for me were the nail polishes, which I was excited to try. It would be my luck that a cancel or suspend next month and monster May caliber box comes along.!

  11. Why is the Eyeko Eye Do liner valued at $20 in box 1 and only $11.40 in box 2. They look like exactly the same size and product.

    • Oops. I needed to update the one review. (The full size listing was incorrect on a few websites.)

  12. I just got my first Allure box today and it was variation 1, which is what I wanted. I already cancelled as I just wanted to try it (and with the 5.00 off coupon it was a great deal). Pleasantly surprised to actually get the box I wanted so YEAH! =)

  13. I’ve never heard of that polish, but I see it’s sold at Sally’s! I will be going to get one. I really like how that looks! It’s reasonably priced also!

    • Thank you for posting this, I can make up for not getting the polish in my variation this month!

  14. I really hope to get Box #1, I cannot stand nail polish. This month is disappointment. Last month was a super nice box. Also, the same perfume was in September box, which got half spilled when I tried to open. I am not looking forward to receiving this box at all.

  15. I thought I preferred box #1 for the shampoo, but after seeing the polish in action I wouldn’t mind at all getting this box either. That is such a beautiful color for the holidays. I bet it would also look really beautiful with a matte top coat. It would be nice to try this line of polish, as it’s a new-to-me brand, and I keep reading great reviews of it.

    Sidenote… While I was typing my comment, I got an error(?) message from MSA stating that I was posting a comment too quickly, and to slow down! Ha ha!!! What can I say… beauty boxes excite me!

  16. I thought I preferred box #1 for the shampoo, but after seeing the polish in action I wouldn’t mind at all getting this box either. That is such a beautiful color for the holidays. I bet it would also look really beautiful with a matte top coat. It’ll

    • Oops! Duplicate posts… I guess I got carried away!

  17. I want the nail polish. I know a lot of people are on nail polish overload but I can never have enough nail polish

  18. I am hoping I get Box #2 as I want the Seche Vite polish, I already love the SV top coat! I am not interested in the shampoo or face moisturizer from Box #1. Also, I enjoyed the last Bvlgari perfume from a past box, but yes, it’s a pain to open!

  19. I love SV topcoat. Opening it is like sniffing toluene straight from a solvent bottle, but it works so well. And it is affordable. It is one of the only nail products I am able to finish off.

  20. geez that’s only a little more value than double the price of the box (after tax)

    come on allure, what’s the appeal in that?? I can pick out *anything* I want for that price, especially with black Friday sales.

    really feeling glad I cancelled :/

  21. I hope I get this box so bad! Would love love love to try the nail Polish out.

  22. I adore the Seche Vite topcoat & have been curious about their color line for a while. Does the red color have the same quick-drying and thick viscosity properties as the topcoat?

    My Allure box is still on its way. I hope I receive this variant!

  23. Gosh, hope I get box version #1! Prefer the shampoo.

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