Allure Beauty Box Review – April 2017 + $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 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.
You’ll also get this $35-value palette free when you subscribe:
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 comes with a booklet detailing the items included and why the Allure Beauty Editors selected them.
And there’s a coupon for a selfie light phone case:
Now, onto the items!
AHAVA Mineral Body Lotion – (Travel Size 40 ml) Value $10
This lotion absorbs quickly, and left my skin feeling super soft – it’s an amazing formula. The scent is a powder/floral fragrance. Not my favorite, but I don’t mind it either.
Skin & Co. Roma Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate – 5 ml Value $22
This eye concentrate cream is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and mineral oils! It is designed to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and this sample is 1/3 the size of the full-size version, so hopefully, I’ll have enough product to sample to see results!
As far as immediate results go, I like that there is no detectable scent in this cream, and it instantly made my skin feel more hydrated.
Dr. Brandt Skincare PoreDermabrasion™ Pore Perfecting Exfoliator – .25 oz Value $7.25
(Good to know for subscription box swaps: this item has an inner foil seal.)
Dr. Brandt makes amazing exfoliators, and I’m always happy to see these samples in subscription boxes. Unlike the Age Defying exfoliator, this scrub has no discernable scent, and it is a clear (not white) formula. I also felt like scrubbing particles were a little finer.
I can’t get over how smooth this exfoliator makes my skin feel – if you haven’t sampled this yet, you are in for a treat!
The BrowGal Dual-Sided Highlighter in Nude/Toffee – FULL SIZE Value $20
This pencil is matte on both ends, so the “highlighter” term seems a little misplaced. (I was expecting some shimmer!)
The formulas are really creamy and have excellent pigment. I tried the toffee side on my brows, and the crayon works to both add pigment and keep brows in place. The color isn’t perfect for me, though. I think I actually may end up using this as a contouring stick!
Here are both shades swatched:
Toffee, Nude, and at the bottom is the next item:
LaRitzy Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Cabernet – FULL SIZE! Value $18
(LaRitzy products are all cruelty and paraben free.)
As you can see in the swatch photo, this lip liner has great pigment. It had decent staying power, too. I was pleasantly surprised that a darker red shade ended up being really wearable for me.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $77.25. That’s good for a $15 beauty box and a step up from last month’s value. 2 full-size makeup items plus 3 high-end skincare brand samples is a good mix for me, too.
What do you think of the April 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 April, your first box will be the April box.)
You’ll also get this eyeshadow palette for FREE:
(It will ship separately from the March box.)