Allure Beauty Box Review – October 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
DEAL UPDATE – Use this link to get a free full-sized tarte blush with your first box!
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!
Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream – 1 oz Value $5.60
This is a color-safe hair cream designed to let your hair air-dry without frizz – no blowdryer required. You can also use a little on dry hair as a general styling cream. This is a pricey haircare line, so I was excited to sample it. And I’m pretty sure it made my hair shinier than any other hair care product I’ve ever sampled!
(One word of advice, though – try it sparingly at first. I used about a dime sized amount on my hair and loved the results so I went back with the same amount again and it added some weight to my hair.)
Beauty For Real 24/7 Waterproof Eyeliner in Whiskey – FULL SIZE! Value $14
This Whiskey shade is a shimmery brown. The pigment is great, it glides on smoothly, and it was smudgeproof in under a minute.
Here it is swatched:
Eau Thermale Avene A-Ocitive Antioxidant Defense Serum – 5 ml Value $7.30
This is a lightweight gel/cream hybrid serum that absorbs almost instantly. It’s designed to help defend your skin against free radicals, and it’s safe for sensitive skin. I really love the finish this serum gave my skin, too – so smooth!
Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial – 20 ml Value $24
(Good to know for swapping – this product has an inner foil seal.)
This is half the size of the full-size version!
If you aren’t familiar with the new overnight mask trend, just think of this a next-generation night cream. The formula is designed to brighten the complexion, even out skin tone, and provide intense amounts of hydration. I’ve tried it for one night now, and I couldn’t believe how soft it made my skin feel. I will definitely use every last drop of this sleeping facial!
Kat Von D Saint Perfume – 5 ml Value $6.50
(Subscribers will either receive the Saint or the Sinner perfume mini.)
This is a floral perfume with notes of Vanilla, Musk, and Jasmine. I don’t wear perfume regularly, so these mini perfume bottles are actually the perfect size perfume bottle for me. (Plus they are SO cute!)
Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner – 1.4 oz Bonus Item!
This is a brand new item – so new I couldn’t find it for sale online! It’s foam conditioner designed for fine to medium hair. You use it how you would normally use conditioner, just wait for the foam to absorb, then rinse out. My hair isn’t fine, so I don’t have the issues of regular conditioners weighing it down, but this still worked as a regular conditioner for me.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $57.40! That’s great for a $15 beauty box! It’s tough to follow the amazing September box, but this box was a win for me in the skincare department. Both the serum and the sleeping facial are fab and well worth the cost of the box.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Hair Cream: $1.46
- Eyeliner $3.66
- Serum: $1.91
- Sleeping Facial: $6.27
- Perfume: $1.70
- Conditioner – BONUS!
What do you think of the October Allure Beauty Box?