Allure Beauty Box Review – September 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 early 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 this box is Allure’s Best of Beauty Box – every product included is an award winner!
Many of the products come with exclusive coupon codes for Allure Beauty Box subscribers, too.
Now, on to the items!
tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Seduce – FULL SIZE! Value $29
(Subscribers will receive this full-size blush in one of four colors.)
I love tarte and I love their blush, so this is a stellar subscription box item for me! The formula is ingredient conscious, highly pigmented, and goes on so smoothly. It has a matte finish, and you can easily build color. (Plus there’s no fallout with this powder, and it stays put once it’s applied!)
Here it is swatched with a few swipes:
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream – 15 ml Value $18
Another fab ingredient-conscious brand!
This whipped night cream is unscented (LOVE), it has a rich and creamy consistency, and it absorbs quickly with no greasy finish. My skin immediately felt soft and hydrated after using it, too. This is my favorite discovery in the box!
(Note – some readers mentioned having a skin reaction to this, so I recommend spot testing this first. I have sensitive skin, and had no issues with it, but wanted to call out just in case!)
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye – 3 ml Value $7.40
First, I am happy to report that this tube is FULL! (If you’ve ever squeezed a sample tube to discover it’s about 60% air, you can relate to my joy when I first tried this.) And like all eye creams, a little goes a long way, so I think this sample should actually last for a few weeks!
The formula is designed to help with puffiness, lines, and dark circles (#undereyegoals), and it is fragrance-free, too! (It does have a very faint lavender scent thanks to essential oil, but I love that!) And this is another cream that absorbed almost instantly and left my skin feeling hydrated!
Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast – 3 oz (Travel Size) Value $15
Lots of ingredient conscious brands this month! Living Proof is one of my favorite haircare brands – their formulas are great, and everything smells SO good, too.
This volumizer added volume and texture to my hair – and it actually stayed that way throughout the day! (I’m used to a lot of volumizing products deflating with time.) Of course, there’s always a cost for volume, and with this spray, it definitely made my hair feel dry. So just a heads up that it won’t feel great running your fingers through your hair, but you’ll look great doing it! 🙂
Beauty Blender Micro Mini – Value $9
This beauty blender is SO tiny! It’s great for precision in applying foundation around the eye area and around nostrils.
If you aren’t familiar with how to use this makeup sponge, first you wet it, squeeze it out, then bounce it across your skin to help blend in/apply foundation. The finish is as close to airbrush as I think you can get!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $78.40! That’s great for a $15 beauty box! I think this might be my favorite Allure Beauty Box of all time – I wish they did a Best of Beauty Awards box every month! All the sample sizes are great, and full-size tarte? The answer is yes, always!
What do you think of the September 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 August, your first box will be the August box.)
You’ll also get this eyeshadow palette for FREE: