Allure Beauty Box X RueLaLa Box #2 Review + $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 is the second box in the three box subscription.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Allure x Rue La La Beauty Box
The Cost: $39.99 per box – 3 month subscription run.
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!
This box comes with a fold out sheet detailing the items included and why the Allure Beauty Editors selected them.
Now, on to the items!
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.)
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 Colorstick in Champagne – .25 oz Value $20
I thought this was full-size when I first saw it. (It is .25 oz compared to the .35 oz of the full-size version.)
The formula itself is great. It goes on smoothly, has a ton of shimmer, and blends easily. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner – .04 oz Value $11.40
This eyeliner is waterproof and the felt tip marker makes it super easy to apply a straight line, too. The pigment is excellent, too. (Swatched in lower photo.)
LaRitzy Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Cabernet – FULL SIZE! Value $18
(LaRitzy products are all cruelty and paraben free.)
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.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted – 50 ml Value $7.50
I’m always on the hunt for a better self-tanner, and while this one isn’t my holy grail, it’s pretty great. The formula is free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, and it doesn’t smell like self-tanner!
The tan builds over time, and you don’t have to worry about overdoing it either. Plus you also get a little instant color and shimmer.
Here it is swatched beneath the lipstick, highlighter, eyeliner, and lip liner:
Orlando Pita Hair Purifier Vinegar Cleansing Mask – .75 oz Value $2.60
I was expecting this to smell like vinegar, but it actually smells like your standard fancy hair care line! You apply it to wet or dry hair and leave it on from 5-20 minutes. I opted to use it in the shower, so wet hair for 5 minutes, and my hair felt a bit cleaner/lighter after using!
Skin & Co Roma Truffle Therapy Face Toner – 1 oz Value $4
This is the best-smelling toner I’ve come across! It’s sweet, and I love that it is ingredient-conscious, too.
Grande Lips Hydrating Lip Plumper – Value $10?
(No size listed on this sample, so I’m estimating the value/size at a little less than half the full-size version.)
This formula is gluten and paraben free, and it is supposed to help plump lips. It gives a good amount of gloss with no stickiness – so at least it passes my lip gloss test! The formula tingles a little bit, but isn’t too annoying. I haven’t noticed any major plumping differences, but I rarely do with this type of product!
DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask – 3 Packettes Value $20.90
This clay mask goes on purple and smells like black cherries! You leave it on for about 15 minutes (it will completely dry), then remove with water. It did an excellent job at cleaning my pores – this mask is awesome!
LXMI Creme Du Nil – 7 ml Value $8.05
This is a lightweight formula that can be used as a day or night cream. This cream absorbed well, and it left my skin with a dewy finish. (They recommend using this before makeup, but it probably wouldn’t work well if you are going for a matte look.) The formula was gentle on my skin, and the scent was subtle and reminded me of cucumber.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – .75 oz Value $7.50
Amika has such fun packaging – I love the ’60s vibe of this pattern! This dry shampoo smells lovely, too. I’ve sampled this before and think it is a great dry shampoo.
The only caution I would give is that this is a white dry shampoo (not clear like some formulas) so you may need to brush it out if you get too much on one spot of your hair!
Klorane Thickness & Vitality Shampoo – 100 ml Value $7.50
This is a great sized shampoo sample! (I got about 4 washes out of it.) I just wish they included the conditioner, too. It’s tough to evaluate shampoo/conditioner with just half of the set.
this works Stress Check Breathe In – 5 ml Value $12.80
This is an essential oil blend (Eucalyptus, Frankincense, and Lavender), designed to help you relax and de-stress. You apply it to your wrists and take 5 deep breaths. I like this for a pre-bedtime routine, too.
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream – 5 ml Value $5.30
This is a night cream, so I was surprised to see how easily it absorbed and how light the formula was! If you don’t like a heavy night cream, this is one to check out. (Just a warning – it has a strong rose scent.)
Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream – 8 ml total Value $30
What a nice surprise to see Sisley in this box! (I’m addicted to their products thanks to the Sisley Beauty subscription.) This face cream is designed for both night and day use. Considering how luxe the formula feels and how hydrating it is, it is surprisingly light! It absorbed almost instantly!
dr. brandt Needles No More No More Baggage – .1 oz Value $8.40
This product is designed to instantly de-puff under eye bags. I have under-eye circles, but no eye bags, so this product didn’t wow me at all, but it gets excellent reviews on Sephora.
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Tropical Orchid – 2 oz Value $12
I’m a sucker for any beauty product described as “whipped!” This is like a lighter body butter that still delivers the same amount of moisture. The tropical orchid scent is nice, too.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $200. I think that’s great for a $40 box! And this box included a lot of products that haven’t already been sampled in an Allure Beauty Box!
Did you get an Allure X RueLaLa box? What do you think of it?