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Allure Beauty Box Review – November 2017 + $5 Coupon

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanNov 16, 2017 | 92 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 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

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!

Moda Unicorn Crease Brush – Value $2.80

(FYI – there are variations of the November box this month, all subscribers will receive this item.)

This blending brush is designed for blending eyeshadow in the crease. The bristles are super soft, and who doesn’t love a unicorn handle?

Hey Honey Good Morning Serum – 10ml Value $15 (included in all variations)

This serum is so lightweight and absorbs almost immediately. It’s designed to help improve skin tone and can double as a makeup primer, too.

Juice Beauty Crayon in Malibu – FULL SIZE! Value $22

This lip crayon is so creamy and moisturizing! It has good pigment (slightly sheer), and a subtle, glossy finish.

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Doucce Eyeshadow in Bailey 37 – FULL SIZE! Value $10

At the beginning of the year, Allure sent out a 4-piece magnetic Doucce palette to subscribers, and now they’ve sent two additional eyeshadow pans that you can swap in.

This shimmer midnight blue eyeshadow is gorgeous, excellent pigment, too!

Here it is swatched beneath the Juice Beauty lip crayon:

Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream -15ml Value $10.20

I love this stuff! It’s a 5-in-1 cream that can be used as a serum, priming moisturizer, eye cream, neck cream, and sleeping mask! It’s super hydrating and infused with egg yolk extract, egg white, and collagen to help firm skin. (Plus I love this type of product for travel – keeps my cosmetic bag light!)

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration – Value $6

And if you like the cream, I think you’ll love this mask, too. Again, it is super hydrating, and I liked the subtle scent!

Caudalie Resveratrol Eye – 5 ml Value $20.67

This is a third the size of the full-size version! It’s a clear gel serum designed to help lift the look of eyelids, reduce puffiness and dark circles, and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Like any good eye product, I found it to be gentle and absorb almost immediately. No immediately noticeable results, but I’m hoping this sample should last me a week or two!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $86.67! That’s great for a $15 beauty box! Definitely one of my favorite Allure Beauty Boxes of the year. Full-size makeup + lots of quality skincare? Yes, please!

One thing to call out about the November box – there are variations this month. They are back to sending everyone the same boxes in December. (Check out the amazing December spoilers.)

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you subscribe in the month of November, the November box will be your first box. BUT! Since there are variations this month you will not receive all the items in this review if you sign up today. Scroll down this page to see what samples you will receive.

COUPON: Get a Free Mega Bundle when you sign up for a 12-month subscription! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Unicorn Brush: $.48
  • Juice Beauty Lip Crayon: $3.81
  • Doucce Eye Shadow: $1.73
  • Hey Honey Serum: $2.60
  • Too Cool for School Egg Mellow Cream: $1.76
  • Too Cool for School Egg Mellow Mask: $1.04
  • Caudalie Eye Balm: $3.58

What do you think of the November Allure Beauty Box?

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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92 comments

Olivia

Did anyone else have a bad reaction to the Fresh black tea age delay serum in some variations of the box? I used it two weeks ago and my eye area has been red and cracked ever since. I wrote a review on Sephora but it seems they want to keep things quiet.

Rachel

I am so disappointed with this better than black Friday deal. My November box was missing the hey honey and the new subscriber gift and the mascara was dried out. I still haven’t gotten my December box or the replacement items from November. And they still haven’t shipped my beauty thrills box. I had to call 3x and they don’t have any information really. Just said that the warehouse and usps lost a truck.

Christina

I signed up during Black Friday week and thought the Nov box was sold out and assumed I’d just start with Dec which was fine with me. Just got my first box today and it’s def not the Dec box! It has:

*doucce eye shadow in Jody
*Unicorn brush (too cute!)
*Dhc deep cleansing oil
*Fresh black tea age delay eye concentrate
*Wander lipstick
*Estee Lauder Sumptuous infinite mascara

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’m a new subscriber.When is the Dec box due to arrive? Will it be after Xmas? Can anyone tell me? TIA

victoria

This is exactly what I got! Absolutely trash! So furious….I HATE Allure

EP

Literally just got my box after being told it was shipped weeks ago. Never received the tracking information, and still haven’t received my “mystery gift”. Was just told it hasn’t even been picked or shipped yet so… that’s nice.

I got the unicorn crease brush which is adorable (the only thing I really wanted in the box), a neck cream (??), the hello honey serum, a lipstick, Cargo water-resistant brush in Bali (love it), and a lip scrub.

Overall I’m disappointed because I wanted the YSL primer and the Juice lip crayon. No need for a lip scrub or neck cream. The worst part was the customer service. Weeks of going back and forth being told it was shipped, not shipped, shipped, but then never any tracking info and then today when I called to ask why I wasn’t charged for the December box they for some reason suspended my account. Umm… ok? I literally subscribed just to get the December Jaclyn Hill box and now I’m worried that I’m going to get some leftover crap like I clearly did this month and get it in January.

I’ve never had issues like this with any other subscription box and I have them all… definitely may not be worth the extra $5 if they can’t even get their crap together.

wackyjgal

Thank you so much Liz, I clicked on your link last month and got the $5. off of my first box.

I finally received my first Allure Beauty Box and I was very pleased with it. I did read in another post that the November boxes might not all be the same, so I will write down below what I received below.

1) Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Luminous Lip Crayon in Malibu.
2) Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum
3) Moda Mythical Crease Brush
4) The BrowGal Highlighter Pencil in 02
5) Cargo Eyeshadow in Flint
6) Skin & CO Roma Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate
7) Dr. Brant PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator
Plus I got a full sized bonus product for becoming a new member
8) Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Blush in Seduce!

This box knocked it out of the ball park for me, I love every item and can say without a doubt that I will use every one of these items. I’m so happy that I tried it out and can’t wait to see what’s to come in my next box!

HeidiLynn73

Did anyone else not receive the booklet?
I was looking forward to the eye shadow for my daughter and the Too Cool cream and mask for myself.
I received the unicorn brush (it’s so pretty that I don’t want to use it), dr. brandt which I love, a Laritzy lip pencil in cabernet, Skin & Company eye concentrate which is great, Embryolisse moisturizer, the Juice Beauty lip crayon (loving the full size), and the Hey Honey facial serum.
It feel that I received quite a bit, esp with the 2 full-size products along with the unicorn brush. I just wish that I had gotten the booklet bc they usually have good promo codes.

Daisy

This is the same variation I got. My box just came in as well

HeidiLynn73

Hi Daisy,

Did you receive a booklet with yours?

Thanks, Heidi☺

Misty

I just received my box today. I subscribed on 11/3 and never received any tracking info. I got Juice beauty lip crayon (Malibu), unicorn crease brush, YSL blur primer, hey honey good morning serum, skin & co roma truffle eye cream, dr. brandt pore derambrasion, and briogeo blow dry perfection cream. I’m happy with this box!!!

Deanne

This was my box too just came today, I was very surprised by the contents id signed up expecting the one featured.

Sara

This is exactly me too! I subbed on the 3rd, never received tracking, and got the items you listed. However, I subbed particularly for the Too Cool products and eye shadow, so I was bummed to get this version. I had prepared myself though after hearing there were SO many variations and late or missing boxes. I’m glad I got a box that doesn’t outright suck, but it’s not what I signed up for.

I think I’m taking a break from Allure.

Melinda

Hi Liz – thanks for always putting out such great reviews. I subscribe to several boxes and was just wondering how everyone stores their products. Needing ideas so I can keep track of items in a more organized fashion. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Melissa W.

I store my stuff in the 6 drawer- plastic containers.. I have 3 of them! That’s 18 drawers full of stuff! I keep all mine organized too. One with skincare, mask, cleansers, sunblock, hair care..ect. The containers could be found at target or walmart, for a good price..

Amanda

I have Sterilite plastic drawers (medium & small) in my bathroom cabinet. I have a different drawer for hair/skin/makeup samples. This is in addition to drawers in each category for products used daily. I spent $50 for several of these drawers for every room of my home, changed my life.

Melinda

Thanks Amanda for the ideas! With an overwhelming supply of products I can’t keep up with it all!

Jill

Hey…I was on the Allure website and noticed the contents of the November box has changed yet again. LOL! Still repeats but great products!

Julie

I received a variant with Yves Saint Laurent primer – which I adore – and Dr. Brandt, Brigeo and Skin & Co. products. I was hoping to try the Too Cool for School products, but with the primer, this definitely works for me!

WB

I got the same one. I laughed when I saw more Dr. Brandt…I have a two year supply now lol. I am so happy to have more of the YSL primer though. It’s my absolute favorite. Definitely happy I didn’t get the blue shadow. The only thing I wished I’d received was the Caudalie but I’m still happy with this box. Allure is definitely one of my favs.

Barbara

I received mine today. Same one as LIz and since I wanted that blue eyeshadow for addition to my pallet, I fell super relieved.
However, my brush came broken and had to call CS and ask for a replacement. She was nice and told me that it’s not out of stock yet, so I should have received it in a month.
So just cross my finger for it.

Coranne

So looking at this box on the website… is it possible that you WONT get the juice beauty crayon? That would be super sad because that is what I wanted. It has been replaced by a Wander lipstick.

Beans

I got the variant box, which was nice but definitely not as fun as this one! I’m guessing that’s because I subscribed after the eyeshadow pan offer was over. I thought everything was good EXCEPT that truffle eye stuff smelled soooooooo gross, I really regretted wearing it to bed instead of getting up and doing other things that would detract from it.

Kelli

I just subscribed to allure on the 3rd of this month and still have not received my box or a shipping email.. NOTHING. When I called CS all they can tell me is that it is in their warehouse waiting to be shipped and that’s all the info they can give me. Starting to get a little concerned and wonder if I’ll ever receive my box! Never mind the blush which I know takes SEVERAL weeks to ship! Are any other new subscribers having this problem??

sharon

yes, I am also a new subscriber to the allure beauty box.. I signed up for my first box on 15th November and I have not received anything as yet and it is already the 7th of December.. the sad thing is they already charged me for the December box.. i am very frustrated by this, as this is my first experience with any subscription boxes. i need both the November and December boxes to be shipped before Christmas!!!

Vita

did you get your box? I still didn’t get any notice, nothing! 🙁

MIsty

Hi Kelli,
I too subscribed on 11/3/17 and have heard nothing and have not received anything either!!
I contacted customer service and all they said was we apologize for the delay.

sara

Same things here. I subbed on 11/2. I have subbed previously, so I do know what to expect (receiving an email that it’s on the way). I also contacted CS and asked WHY do I have a delay, and their reply was to not tell me why at all, just ‘Sorry. But, you’ll get an email when it ships!’ (Eh…sometimes. Sometimes you don’t.) I subbed specifically for the first version, which I believe was the only version revealed when I subbed. I’ll be shocked if that is what I get, however. I’m not a fan of variations. I liked Allure previously for that reason. If variations are going to become common (I know they say not in December, but if this situation is any indication, I would not be surprised to see variations occur more frequently when they run out of supply), I will be looking elsewhere for my beauty sub.
Having said all that, I think Allure delivers great products most of the time. And I’m aware there are far worse things going on in the world than a variation switcheroo in a sub box ; )

Perezangela801

They never tell you when it ships! I also ordered the first week of November and just got mine today with a complete different amount of products. I got a primer from Yves Saint Laurent and Bridget hair Creme . And dr. Brandt again ugh !!So they don’t even know when their products ship ! I just called today in fact asking if it shipped and she said that it hasn’t shipped but then why do I just have my box? Their system is way outdated lol so just keep checking and know your not the only one . And know their system on calling is useless and they won’t even know so just keep checking dear and good luck!

Dawn

I am happy that this is the variation I received. Mainly because of the Doucce eyeshadow because when I signed up, the Doucce eyeshadow pallete was the sign up gift with the promise of more Doucce eyeshadow throughout the year. Apparently there was one a month or two prior to my signing with Allure. Now that they are doing the Tarte blush, I’m guessing this is the second and last Doucce eyeshadow they will be sending. This really is a great box! The skincare is mine & the make up is my daughters. However, I am not liking how the Too Cool For School Egg Mellow cream smells… That being said, it is a great product & I will use it but not alone. For those of you that can smell it, try applying a few drops of facial oil a few minutes after the egg mellow cream.

einalemsunshine

I’m sure the products are great however I haven’t received my October box yet….probably won’t get my November either. I cancelled my membership. They keep telling me they will notify me when it ships……i’m not impressed.

Karen Brower

Did you ever receive you boxes? If not did you get a refund? Compensation for inconvenience? Anything to say hey we’re sorry other than an automated response?

Elsie

I’m not at all impressed with Allure. I signed up 10/15 and have never received the blush. I contacted them twice and just received vague promises yet they’re still advertising like crazy. Maybe they should fill the orders they have before cultivating new customers!

C.J.

I’ve been really on the fence with the idea of signing up for this box, for years now. Most recently, because of some of the comments that I read about this subscription, every month.
After seeing the items that are reportedly going to be in the upcoming December box, and seeing the TCFS items in this months box, I just signed up via Amazon. Seeing how simple Amazon makes it to cancel subscriptions like this one if I ever decide to, makes me feel very confident in my decision.
I can’t wait to get my first box this month!

Karen Brower

I signed up on the 15 th. Still haven’t received a box. The girl above didn’t receive October or November yet. That is quite discouraging.I signed up this month to be sure and get the jaclyn Hill box in December. A morphe brush and Becca highlighter! In hope I’m not disappointed. So far I’m not impressed.

Michele

For those of you who love the doucce palette, fitfabfun gave a spoiler of a full size one in their winter box. I’m thinking of getting it just for more colors to swap and a larger palette to use when I want more options!

Anna

Thanks for the idea to use the Hey Honey serum as a primer! I’ve been searching (and sampling) so many different primers and none have worked so far. I’ll give this a try! Great tip 🙂

Michelle

I actually used the mask last night and honestly it wasn’t life changing.

Lia

Got my box yesterday and loved it! Best Allure box I received to date. I used the mask last night and it was so good. I love masks that don’t require me to rinse them off. After about 30 minutes I took it off and wiped the mask all over my body hahaha! It smelled really good and I felt good after. Did not even use a moisturizer after I took of the mask. This morning my face looked refreshed – and felt good.

AmySoup777

Thanks for the review – I was a little worried about using it. I thought it was going to smell like eggs for some reason! I’ll definitely use it now! 😀

Maggie

I love this box. Those Too Cool for School products are great.

Anne

I am totally disappointed by my box as I have been a subscriber, since May or June. As other comments have been made on another Allure post, my stuff had some repeat items from earlier boxes. It would have been nice if they had replaced stuff that they hadn’t offered before. I don’t understand the logic of who gets what, which destroys customer loyalty. I appreciate MSA and all their contributions, but what Allure sent to review is a bit misleading to the audience especially if people found out what they received in place of it.

Jodie

You should call them, I’ve called before and they are really nice at customer service.

Anne

Thanks, Jodie. I reached out to customer service and, unfortunately, got this response.

Dear Subscriber:

Thank you for contacting Allure Beauty Box.
There were multiple versions of the November Allure Beauty Box. All customers received the full size Juice Beauty Crayon, Hey Honey Good Morning Serum & the full size Moda Unicorn Crease Brush. The remaining four items are different for each box. We are unable to send you items that were not included in your box.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.

Shelby

I love love love this mask. It’s one I use all the time and it is great for middle-aged skin. When I signed up, it took FOREVER to get the first box and the promo item.i think it finally arrived a week before the second box. However, as has been said, once you are in, it seems to go very smoothly. The weirdness getting things started is annoying: you are a box sub company. Mailing things in a timely fashion is one of tbe primary things you do. Why was it so hard?

Barbara S

I didnt receive this box, which it sounds like im the only person happy about it lol. I didnt receive the variation showed either, which im also happy about. My mom was here when I opened my box so I immediately lost my brush lol. Most of this box will be used as stocking stuffers. I love the juice beauty crayon and the YSL primer (this stuff is amazing!). Yesterday I got the email for my october box, for anyone wondering about it. I signed up at the end of october when it was half off, so you should be getting yours soon. All of my october box will also be stocking stuffers, I only signed up for the blush. Sticking around though because dec box interests me. After that I will decide if I want to keep this one. Not to worried about canceling though as it wont be a problem since my card expires in feb ha.

Christine G

Same here. I subscribed October 27, was billed for October and November. I received my November box, same variation as you (I’m very happy about that too!). Hadn’t heard anything more on the October box or Tarte blush. Yesterday I received my shipping email for the October box. The weird thing is that it didn’t come from Allure Beauty Box like November’s did, it came from Conde Nast. I still have not heard anything about the Tarte blush though.

Karen Brower

Condemn Nast is a publisher. Did you order their magazine?

Emily

I signed up October 31 and my account says November 1. I just received an email too from Conde Nast that my box shipped, but not sure if it is October’s or November’s. If it is October, then I am still waiting for the November box, and they are pretty slow with October’s. I have seen comments about the blush getting shipped separately and like weeks after they get their box.

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