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Allure Beauty Box Review – March 2017 + $5 Coupon

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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!

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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.

You’ll also get this $35-value palette free when you subscribe:

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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!

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Each box comes with a booklet detailing the items included and why the Allure Beauty Editors selected them.

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Now, onto the items!

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Akar Ruby Tint Lip Butter – 2 ml Value $8

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This lip butter is made with natural and organic ingredients, and it’s super moisturizing and provides a hint of shine and color. 

Here it is swatched:

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You might be able to notice it from the swatch – this formula is a tad grainy right out of the jar. I was able to rub the lip balm in for a smooth finish, though.

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Londontown Lakur Enhanced Color in Cheerio – FULL SIZE! Value $16

Subscribers will receive one of five colors: Love Bite #9 (cotton candy pink), Bespoked (blush), Cheerio (sheer pink), Princess Awaits (iridescent white with rose gold sparkles), or Fruit Tella (vibrant fuchsia). 

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I’m in love with this sheer pale pink shade! It’s a great no-polish polish look. Here it is with two coats:

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So simple and classic! (And this vegan polish is 9-free!)

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Londontown kur Nourishing Cuticle Oil – FULL SIZE! Value $18

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This cuticle oil works instantly to moisturize and improve the appearance of cuticles. And there is no chemical smell – love it!

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Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum – 7 ml Value $2.85

This serum is designed to help “brighten skin and boost collagen health, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the appearance of uneven skin tone.”

It’s a lightweight gel/cream hybrid that absorbs quickly and is gentle on my skin. Plus, I don’t always like Derma E scents, but this one is a winner for me! (I think it sort of smells like Fruit Loops, but my husband, Eric disagrees!)

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John Frieda 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment – 1 oz Value $2.25

This treatment is designed to give your hair extra volume and texture. You apply it post shampoo and conditioner while you’re still in the shower, then rinse out after 3-5 minutes.

I’m on a constant quest for more volume, so I was excited to give this a try. It was easy enough to use, and I went without any additional hair products post-shower to make sure I didn’t mess with the formula.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the major volume results I was hoping for. My hair feels slightly more texturized, but that’s it. (This may work better for people with thinner hair.)

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Secret Invisible Solid Deodorant in Cool Waterlily – .5 oz Value $1

Secret is my go-to deodorant, so I’m happy to see this bonus item addition! (All subscribers will receive this, but it isn’t listed in the booklet.) The scent isn’t what I would pick for myself, but I don’t mind it, and I always need mini deodorants for travel.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $48. That’s good for a $15 beauty box! The only downside is that a lot of the value is in the two full-size nail products. If you like the Londontown items as much as I do, I think you’ll love this box. If you don’t, I think the March box might not be for you.

What do you think of the March Allure Beauty Box?

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

You’ll also get this eyeshadow palette for FREE:

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(It will ship separately from the March 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 | 126 comments

Comments (126)

  1. i ordered and although my bank account was billed several months, my mailbox remained empty. When I called to try to resolve this problem, I received a free lecture and a refusal to cancel. No worries, my bank can help me. They need to hire people who actually care

  2. Worst box evet!!! Extremely disappointed!!!

  3. HELP! After the March spoilers came out, I suspended my Allure box until April. However, Allure sent me the unwanted March box anyway. I chatted with a CS rep, and she told me to mark the box “Return to Sender.” I did this and took it to the PO yesterday. The postal worker scanned the box as REFUSED, and today I got a notice saying it was DISPOSED BY POST OFFICE.

    Does anyone know what this means??? I hope they did not just throw my package away because I was charged for that! I will be so angry if they did, and I don’t get refunded my $16.05!!!

    • Who issued you the notice “Disposed by Post Office”? Allure or your PO? If the PO sent the notice, you should ask them to clarify exactly what the notice means. If Allure sent you the notice, it doesn’t matter b/c they still must refund you. You paused your subscription to avoid the March box. It was sent to you anyway, by mistake, and you sent it back. That notice is proof you did return it. Email Allure CS (NOT live chat or messaging) and request a timely refund. (And save your email thread, just in case they don’t follow up) Don’t worry, they’ll refund you…eventually.

      • Thanks for the advice, Jill! I called Allure CS and spoke to Ashley. She was super duper nice and is issuing me a refund. She was very apologetic. In the future, I will be calling CS instead of doing the chat. I prefer chatting, but I always feel like they are a little condescending or act like they have no clue what is going on.

      • Sounds good. I hope you get your refund without problem. I responded to your post b/c I’ve had a few issues with billing. I’ve gone round and round between chat, phone, and email… I only send email so I have proof of correspondence, just in case I need to report it to the BBB. It’s good you got the name of the CS representative. Good luck! (FYI: my issue was resolved and I’ve had no problems since)

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