Allure Beauty Box Review – July 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.
Many of the products come with exclusive coupon codes for Allure Beauty Box subscribers, too.
Now, on to the items!
Feel Beauty Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Masks – Value $8.75
This sheet mask is designed to detoxify your skin, fight acne, remove oil, and hydrate your skin. (So, basically just all the things!) You leave the sheet mask on for at least 30 minutes, then massage any remaining serum into your skin.
This mask is made with bamboo fiber that feels like a fabric, so it forms to your face easily and doesn’t slip off like some sheet masks. It was gentle on my skin, and while I usually hate leaving a mask on for more than 15 minutes, this one didn’t bother me! It left my skin feeling hydrating and looking dewy – I’m a fan!
Wander Beauty Lipstick in Barely There – FULL SIZE! Value $15
FYI the full-size version is 1 lipstick of a 2-lipstick duo, so it’s smaller than your standard full-size lipstick.
(Good to know for swaps – this product has a sticker seal.)
This brand is new to me, and after sampling it, I’m officially obsessed! The formula is so creamy and moisturizing, and it goes on a tad sheer, so you can build the kind of color you want.
And the color! This is probably my perfect lip color. It’s like a lighter version of a berry-stain. Super wearable!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush – (Mini) Value $10
(Good to know for swaps – this product has a plastic seal.)
The sizing label on this blush lists the full-size info (.10 oz), so I’m just using the value and size info Allure provided.
This blush is a medium rose pink with a subtle shimmer. I found a little goes a long way with this blush, so be careful applying! (Good news, though, this sample should last for a while!)
And it really does stay put! Here it is swatched beneath the lipstick:
beauty for real LIP REVIVAL SUGAR LIP SCRUB – 10 ml Value $9.30
I’ve sampled this scrub before thanks to Boxycharm, and I think it is my favorite lip scrub of all time! It is made with a blend of vanilla, orange, and cinnamon bark essential oils. (It reminds me of a Spiced Orange Pomander Ball!) And in addition to smelling wonderful, the sugar scrub did a great job of exfoliating and moisturizing my lips.
Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème – .75 oz Value $4.50
This is probably my favorite Briogeo product I’ve sampled so far. Like all their products, the formula is ingredient conscious and smells amazing! And this heat protectant made my hair feel much softer without weighing it down at all.
Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil – .05 oz Value $2
(Good to know for swaps – this box is sealed on both ends.)
This is a pretty little sample, but it is so cute! (And I appreciate that it is a reusable bottle and not a foil packet!)
This facial oil is designed to work as a serum that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I love the scent, (all natural), and the lightweight formula. It absorbed quickly, hydrated my skin, and left a slight sheen. I may even buy the full-size version when this sample is empty!
Redken 07 Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray – 50ml Value $3.90
This spray smells lovely, and it instantly added a manageable amount of texture to my hair. I’m in a bit of sea salt spray overload thanks to subscription boxes this summer, so this isn’t a super exciting item for me, but the formula is great.
And there’s a coupon included for the full-size version, too:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $53. I think that’s great for a $15 beauty box, and this is one of my favorite Allure Beauty Boxes of the year. Every single product and shade is a perfect fit for me!
What do you think of the July 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 July, your first box will be the July box.)
You’ll also get this eyeshadow palette for FREE: