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Allure Beauty Box Review – February 2018 + $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 save $5 off 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!

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Each box comes with a booklet detailing the items included and why the Allure Beauty Editors selected them.

Now, on to the items!

Cle Cosmetics Highlighter Cushion in Glinting Buff – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $30

I still can’t believe we get the full-size version of this highlighter!

The highlighter looks beige on the cushion, but it goes on sheer with the most subtle and even shimmer.

To use, you push the puff applicator against the sponge then tap on your cheekbones, the tip of the nose, above the brows, etc.

The end result is FANTASTIC! This is officially my favorite highlighter of all time! If you want a look that gives you a natural, dewy, luminous highlight – I think this will be your favorite new highlighter, too. (Plus the application is pretty much foolproof. No makeup skills needed!)

Juice Beauty Liquid Lip in Gwyneth – .7 ml Value $7.64

(FYI – this is a variant item. Subscribers will either receive this or a full-sized Burts Bees lipstick.)

When I saw this described as a “liquid lip” I mistakenly thought that meant a liquid lipstick. It does not. If you are expecting a long-lasting liquid lipstick, you will be disappointed. But, if you want an ingredient-conscious lip gloss with pigment, I think you’ll like it!

Here it is swatched beneath the barely visible highlighter:

It was hard to capture the highlighter in the photo – sorry! It’s a subtle highlight that will catch the light beautifully with motion but isn’t going to stand out as sparkly/shimmery. (This is great for my everyday makeup, but not great for swatch pictures.)

Tarte tarteist™ lash paint mascara – .15 oz Value $15

I sampled this before thanks to Boxycharm, and I’m a fan! I’d say it’s on par with Lights, Camera, Lashes, (my all time favorite mascara), in terms of length and volume. Personally, I prefer a soft bristle mascara brush over a hard plastic one, so that’s the only reason I still prefer the Lights, Camera, Lashes. It’s an A+ mascara formula, though!

Skinfix Lip Repair Balm in Minty Mint – FULL SIZE! Value $4.99

SkinFix is another one of my favorite brands (thanks, Target Beauty Box), and I always need a new lip balm, so this is a perfect addition to the box for me.

The formula is a little thinner than some balms, it goes on smoothly, moisturizes, gives your lips a slight sheen, and has a subtle, minty flavor. And on top of all that, it’s ingredient-consious!

Youth to the People Age Prevention Superfood Cream – .25 oz Value $6 UPDATE – .5 oz $12 Value (Sorry for the mistake!)

More ingredient-conscious beauty! (I love the packaging, too.)

Doesn’t this cream look like it would be so soothing? Well, I can confirm that it is super soothing! Hydrating, lightweight, and absorbs almost instantly, too. There’s no added fragrance, and the natural scent is super light and fresh.


Verdict: This box has a value of about $63.63! I thought the January box was my favorite Allure Beauty Box of all time, but this one might take over that title. I cannot repeat enough how fantastic the highlighter is! Everything else in this box is fab, too. I’m so impressed with the brands and samples featured in this box!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! As of 2/19, the Allure website is still showing this box. (Click this link then scroll down. If they are still showing the items in this review, that will be the first box you receive when you sign up.)

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:

  • Moonlighter Cushion: $7.07
  • Juice Beauty: $1.80
  • Tarte Mascara: $3.54
  • Skinfix Lip Balm: $1.18
  • Youth to People Cream: $1.41

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Written by 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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Comments (129)

  1. Does anyone know where the MSA allure March box review is? I’ve never seen them take this long to post a review? They’re usually played by MSA by like the 19th at the latest? My box came last week so I’m surprised there still isn’t a MSA review yet for marchs allure box? Hope it’s coming soon!

    • Sorry for the delay! Review coming very soon!

  2. I just signed up for Allure. I’ve tried – Birchbox, Ipsy, Sephora Play and now Boxycharm for 2 months. Boxycharm was a disappointment for the money (21/month) and they keep sending us palettes. There is not much variety in the Boxycharm so I like how Allure seems to have a combination of stuff. Are you supposed to get a free gift with the first month?

  3. I just received my February box today. I was very happy to have not received the “Gwyneth” lippie. Instead I received a full size very wearable pink color “Blush” by Burt’s Bees. I also received a small bottle of perfume called Missoni. I’m very pleased with this months variation. It was perfect for me!

    • Yeah, they are definitely recycling their old limited edition boxes – Missoni, I think, was in the travel one.

    • I also got my Feb box today. Had forgotten all about it since we’ve already seen March spoilers for awhile. I do like the Burt’s Bees lipstick more than I would’ve liked the liquid lip variation. Also got the Missoni; nice to get a freebie since we waited so long for the box.

      • Missoni smells very luxe! I will save it for dressy occasions. I wore the Burt’s bees and personally love the formula! The color is great, and I love that it leans more pink than brown or gray! I will definitely be wearing it lots! I’m pleased! Everything in the box is usable!

  4. I finally received my February box today. March 2. This is the second month in a row that I have received my subscription boxes in the next month. Not only that but i still have not received the free box I was told I would receive because my January box only had 3 items in it and not the Sunday Rily. Now the day they have no idea what I’m talking about even though I have the email saying it. What should I do?

  5. I just got my shipment email. This is crazy

  6. The Juice Beauty Gwyneth Liquid Lip is pretty nice. Liquid lippies usually feel dry on the lips. I usually top them with gloss, but this one doesn’t need glossed. The berry color is nice too! Not bad at all.

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