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Allure Beauty Box Review – June 2017 + $5 Coupon

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanJun 4, 2017 | 84 comments

Allure Beauty Box
3.6 overall rating
720 Ratings | 154 Reviews

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

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.

Many of the products come with exclusive coupon codes for Allure Beauty Box subscribers, too.

Now, on to the items!

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask –7.5 ml Value $14.50

This mask is a gel that dries and tightens as you wear it for 20 minutes. I didn’t think I noticed a difference at first after removing the mask – but then I touched my face. My skin has NEVER been smoother! 

It gets great reviews for helping with acne, too. (And smells so natural and lovely!)

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer – 10 ml Value $17.35

You might not be able to tell from the photo, but this super luxe primer has gold flecks in the formula! I use a full-coverage foundation, so they are lost on me, but if you use a sheer foundation, you’ll get a little glow from this primer!

Even without the gold flecks showing through, I am super impressed with this primer. I used it on only half my face before applying foundation, and I could immediately tell a difference in the side with the primer. It made my pores much less visible, and my skin looked smoother.

And like with all good primers, you only need to use a little bit, so this sample should last me for weeks!

Deco Miami Nail Lacquer in Feeling Fuego – Value $12.50

(All subscribers will receive this color.)

This color is a high-shine coral – super summery! And how cute is the packaging?

(This bottle is tinier than some nail polishes. For reference, it is 6 ml and Julep is 8 ml.)

I almost got full coverage with one coat but went with two to be safe. Here it is on:

It held up well for days without chips, too.

St. Tropez Bronzing Face Sheet Mask – Value $9

First, props to Allure Beauty Box for getting a newly released product in this box! I have seen this mask in magazines and I’ve been wanting to try it! (I’m on a never-ending quest for the perfect face self-tanner.)

To use this mask, you’ll apply it like a regular sheet mask, but make sure to wash your hands after to prevent them from getting a tan as well! Leave it on for 5 minutes for a light tan, 10 minutes for a medium tan, or 10 minutes for a dark tan.

I like that you can customize your tan level just by how long you leave the mask on. And I thought, “go big or go home,” so I went for the full 15 minutes.

After you remove it, they recommend massaging any excess product into your skin. The product seemed really evenly distributed already, so I just let it air dry. (It took about another 20 minutes, and still had a bit of a tacky finish.)

The color developed over the next two hours, and it is amazingly even! And not orange, either! The only thing I was surprised about was that the tan was not darker considering I left it on for 15 minutes.

I’m not sure I would spend $9 for every time I wanted to use it, but I definitely was impressed!

John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Hairspray – 2 oz Value $4

This hairspray has a fine mist and a flexible hold. My favorite part is that the scent is subtle – and no “hairspray smell” either!

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum – 7.8 ml Value $20.30

(Good to know for swaps – this product has an inner foil seal)

This serum is designed to hydrate the skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. It has the signature green apple Juice Beauty scent (which I love), and it’s a light serum that absorbs almost immediately.

(If you aren’t familiar with Juice Beauty, they use all natural and organic ingredients, and their products are cruelty-free.)

I think this is great for summer, and you can wear it during the day under makeup.

Verdict: Can I give my verdict in gif form?

Allure, I think this is your best beauty box of the year! Amazing sample sizes, luxe brands, high value, and new-to-market products! And a value of about $78! More of this, please!

What do you think of the June 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 June, your first box will be the June box.)

You’ll also get this eyeshadow palette for FREE:


Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription box from Allure magazine that takes you behind the scenes at Allure magazine. Each month includes deluxe and full sized beauty and makeup items from mostly high-end brands chosen by the editors, likely leveraging Allure's insider connections. Becomi... read more.
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!

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!
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I’m so sad that Allure box’s don’t ship to Alaska!!! Uuugh. This disappoints me so much.


Tried the polish…good coverage w/ 2 coats but only lasted 24 hrs. Not crazy about the color.
Tried the hair spray…great for shaping and very workable but smells bad. Has anyone used the serum yet? Does it smell like green apples? I don’t want to break the seal on mine until I’m ready to use it.


I received my box yesterday!!!!!! Allure is and has been my favorite box. Loved all of it, well except the nail polish that went into the stocking stuffer box just because I already have the color. I did the tanning mask and loved it. I look like I just came back from vacation. The primer is amazing. Allure you are the box I look forward to every time. LOVE!!!

Julie Sansoni

I am new to Allure and I Love getting my box, I did Itsy and Birch Box and I definitely feel this one has higher end things to try, which I am excited about! Glad to try a new fun one!


I signed up June 4th and called the 800# on my bank statement for $10.66 the next day. It was Allure! They said that was tax?? Is that normal?
I have emailed them asking if I would receive emails for shipping, have not heard back. Checked account again today, saying​it shipped the 15th and my account was created on the 13th.
Alot of bizarre things.
I still have no email responses or shipping information
Is anyone else having these troubles?
Thank you


It’s 10.00 w/ your 5 off for your first month. 66 cents is tax….sounds about right. Sometimes I get shipping notice w/ tracking and sometimes I don’t. This month I received my shipping notice w/ tracking info on the same day my box came in the mail. Some months I get notice after I get my box and sometimes I don’t get any notice at all. On their website it says the first month they bill within 10 days. After that, they usually bill and send your box during the second week of the month. Hope that helps 🙂


Thank you Jill.
That’s very helpful. I live in triple digit heat, so I stalk my packages…lol. they sit in the heat of delivery truck all day. In cooler months I don’t worry about it sitting on patio.
I appreciate your help. Glad to know this is normal for allure and not to worry
Thanks again


Oh and I did use the link from MSA to save $5 off first box and get eye shadows.

Sarah V

I got my box and the touché eclat primer was like spilled all over the inside of the box. I’ve emailed allure two times about it since Tuesday and they haven’t even responded. I usually always defend them but I’m a little annoyed they haven’t even gotten back to me in 4 days :/


I haven’t gotten a box yet and have no idea if I’m even getting one even though I’ve been charged because for ages they could not even find my account. Sigh. When is the usual date people get them? Said renewal on the 6th but that wasn’t visible until I got into account that “didn’t exist” even though I got first box and palette and shipping notifications and charged again. I’m ready to give up


Allure has been my absolute favorite beauty subscription box since I’ve signed up over 2 years ago! There’s been a couple of months that I didn’t love all my samples, but that happens with all my subscriptions! I love how Allure always sends little extras just to show their appreciation of their customers! I got a Marc Jacobs eyeliner and mascara in the mail today from Allure after already receiving my June box as a bonus just to say thank you! I can honestly say they’re the only subscription that I’m subscribed to that do that for their customers! I haven’t tried any of the products I received for June yet, but I am looking forward to using all of them! Has anyone else received a Marc Jacobs bonus gift this month?

Mary K

The problem is, Allure doesn’t give those little freebie gifts to everyone who has been a loyal subscriber and that’s not cool. This is the 3rd freebie I’ve been left out of despite being a sub for 3 years w/no interruptions. Between that and the blah boxes lately (that coral nail polish is one of the ugliest I’ve ever seen), I think it’s finally time I quit Allure.


Regarding the nail polish, I have to say that while I absolutely LOVE the packaging and the color, the formula was terrible. It was super goopy and thick and I tried two coats and was left with chunky-looking, gummy nails. It almost felt like I was using really old polish. I reached out to the company through their Instagram to let them know and I’ll let you know if I hear back. Anybody else disappointed with theirs or did I get a bad batch?


Must be a bad batch, mine went on super smooth.


It was horrible to work. Ifinally got a decent mani usng VERY THICK coats. Ended up with some bubbles but hardly noticable, and got lots of complements…but i used a uv topcoat and it chipped 2nd day 😑
Love the color….but used up most of it just on that one mani so idk if ill go for a repeat bc i might not have enough polish left.
(In summary: great color + hard to work with+ one time use+ 2 days wear-> no bueno 😔)


I agree. Was really disappointed in the formula, though loved the color. The brush was unusable…my manicurist literally took a different brush from another bottle, cleaned it, then used it to apply this. Still thick coats, but she managed it (she’s fabulous, obviously).


I have only tried the nail polish and it didnt hold up 1 day with 2 coats. it chipped very quickly.


I got the May box on May 30 and received confirmations to my email and tracking and got the box and my palette. Suddenly they can’t find my account and I can’t login and I have zero idea what’s going on. Anyone else have issues with their account like this?


@Cat….I tried logging on this morning, says it could find my accounts…?? Got a CS rep this morning via the 800#, she suggested I use my account # (instead of email that i was using) to log on and I got in but the site would not let me access my account info. I decided to wait to call on Monday. Maybe they are having some IT problems. And the IT peeps will be in the office???


*** I meant could NOT find my account…

Laura R

So strange! To add to your weird story…I ordered that special MAY THRILLS Allure box for $60.00 on May 15 (the very hour the single boxes when on sale because before that it was a yearly pre-sale fee), then I got a shipping confirmation on May 24 and the tracking never budged. I finally contacted on June 7 or so. After a day they said they are sending me a new Thrills box, but can’t tell me or they claim they don’t know how long it will take… that I should look out for a new shipping email. I can’t get over their lack of knowledge on how their company ships, works or fulfills their orders. I am so frustrated. It has been a month since i ordered.

Jay jay

Yeah tht happened to me twice, an they always want you to be patient hoping tht it’ll jst show up. I truly believe tht thts postal thts swiping these boxes. Ijs it’ll track for a sec an than fall off the map an of coarse allure cnt find it cuz there using the same tracking info.


Does anyone know any other info about the free eyeshadow palette? (even though the box is already worth it w/o the palette!)


It has 4 single, magnetic pans that are removable. It does not include an applicator or brush. Allure includes a new single shadow to add to the palette periodically, probably every season. The palette was initially distributed in January and since then one single shadow has been sent for spring. If you are a new box subscriber, the palette is sent to you separately. Hope that helps.




YAY! Got my box today. OMG! The YSL primer is so nice! Its great for summer b/c its so light and you only need to use a little so this sample is a steal! The fine gold glitter looks very pretty in the bottle but was not noticeable on my skin ….very glad about that. And of course I had to try the bronzing sheet mask tonight. I am pleasantly surprised at how clean it was to apply. I guess I was expecting a messy colored serum, but it was clear and smells really fresh. It wasn’t all drippy like other sheet masks. I cleaned and exfoliated before applying, I kept it on for 10 minutes, and after removing I rubbed the bronzer around the edges/hairline/neck to blend in the edges and left it on for a couple more minutes. With all sheet masks I always gently wipe away the excess with a cloth (sometimes I splash with water but not this time). I then finished my night routine of serum and moisturizer. The packet says the color develops in 8 hours, so I’ll see the full results in the morning. I am already considering buying more, I am that impressed. The stem cell serum is foil-sealed so I will save it for later, and I’ve used the Tata Harper before so not in a hurry to try it. The polish is so cute, but will have to wait to be used. I’ll try the hairspray tomorrow. All in all, this was a fabulous box. I am very happy 🙂


I woke up this morning and had a subtle glow, nicely blended. I probably could have left the mask on for the full 15 min. The result is very natural. Great St. Tropez mask.

Nicole McCollum

Yes, pretty awesome! That is why I love Allure because they actually give us new and up and coming products from trusted brands!! They stay on top of it, I’m not a fan of tanning products AT ALL so I hate when sub boxes give them, but this is a good box otherwise!


Hope my box ships soon I want to try that bronzing mask.


I just subscribed today. Didnt see anything about the palette! Hopefully Ill still get it. If not Im still excited for this box!

Libra Wood

I didn’t see anything about a pallette either. I joined in June and my box just shipped.


Hopefully, you get the palette. I cancelled my annual sub in February, and I received the palette in my January box like everyone else. I decided to re-subscribe in April, and there was no mention of the palette when I re-subscribed, but I ended up receiving a 2nd palette along with the April box. I guess they considered that a “new” subscription(?).

Laura R

You may have had to use the specific ‘link’ in the above post to get the palette….


After trolling Allure for 6 months, this June full spoiler just blew my mind! Hello new Sub!!!!!!!!!


This box is simply awesome…I am so psyched! Allure is really stepping up their game. OMG…the nail polish box is adorable. I can’t wait to try the bronzing sheet mask. AMAZING.


Not crazy about getting nail polish or hair spray in my box, but considering the direction Allure HAD been going – I’ll gladly take 2 out of 3!


I am SO EXCITED for this box!! I cancelled Glossybox​ after multiple issues and signed up June 2nd. I hadn’t even seen this Months’ spoilers, LoL. I wanted to make sure if there was a wait list that I would be subbed by the September box!! I’m definitely​ doing the Happy Dance for this box, and really looking forward to September!! (Drunk Elephant, AND Tarte!!!)👍👍


I just cancelled Allure and then saw this and resubscribed! Can’t wait for this box!!


I love that polish and can’t wait to swap for it. I’m really looking forward to the September box!!!


How do I cancel online? It says to go to the customer care page but I see no other options other than to change my payment method.


When I cancelled, I emailed them with my account number and they emailed back saying it was cancelled and then i checked the status and it said discontinued.


…and there goes my restraint this month.


Allure, I’m baaaack! Great products. Keep it up to keep your customers from cancelling. Because I had taken a few months off on a few different subs I’ve been using things up and while I still have a stockpile it’s not as high as it was. I like throwing away bottles I have finished and I rotate them in turn, depends on date recieved and expire date. Excited that quality appears to be back.


Well, I had no intention of signing up for a subscription box tonight, but the list of items and the discount got me! I just signed up! Question though, do you get to see what’s in the box in advance? For example, will I be able to see what’s in the July box in time to cancel if I don’t want it? I don’t know anything about this box.

Liz Cadman

You are in luck! For the first time ever we have sneak peeks for the next few months:

Hope that helps! 🙂

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