Allure Beauty Box Review – March 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
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.
This box features 4 Allure Best of Beauty Winners!
Now, on to the items!
La-Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra Light SPF 60 Sunscreen Fluid – 3ml Value $1.80
This is a small sample, but it should be good for several face applications. It absorbs almost instantly, and my favorite part is the finish. It gives your skin a smooth, matte base perfect for makeup application!
Simple Waterboost Hydrating Gel Cream (FULL SIZE) – Retail Value $9.99
(Subscribers will either receive this cream or Simple Micellar Make-Up Remover Eye Pads)
This is one of my favorite beauty box discoveries this month! It’s a hydrating gel cream that feels so soothing on your skin, and it’s free of artificial fragrance, phthalates, and parabens! The formula reminds me a lot of Laneige, too!
Oribe Free Styler Working Hairspray – 1oz Value $16.92
I’m always happy to see Oribe in a subscription box – it’s a luxe (and pricey) haircare line that I love! This hairspray is my ideal formula, too. It’s a fine-mist that you can layer for more hold, but you don’t have to worry about sticky hair or overdoing it. I could still run my fingers through my hair after using it, and it’s a hairspray that actually smells good!
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in Y335 – 5 ml Value $7.17
(This was the first time Allure has offered customization. Subscribers could pick from 4 different foundation shades.)
I usually go for full-coverage foundations, so this light-to-medium coverage isn’t something I would have picked out on my own, but you can build up the foundation if you want more coverage. And my favorite part is the finish – this is one of those foundations that really looks invisible once it is on!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Cream Lipstick C211 -1.4 grams Value $8.80
This lipstick formula is creamy, moisturizing, highly-pigmented, with a satin finish = A+! The cool pink shade is my favorite lip color, too!
(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.
Here it is swatched with the foundation and the lipstick:
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask – 10 ml Value $3.57
I first discovered Laneige through Target Beauty Boxes, and while I’m bummed that Target (and thus Target Beauty Boxes) no longer carry Laneige, I’m happy to see it showing up in other boxes!
With this mask, you apply a light layer on your skin after cleaning and keep it on overnight. And then you wake up to super hydrated and soft skin! The formula is gentle and free of parabens and phthalates, too.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $59.65! I think that’s a great value, and I love the brands and items that were featured. A lot of these brands are tried-and-true for me (which makes sense since they are featuring Award winners), so it’s a super useable box, but not as exciting as the February box for me.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Your first box will be the April box. To see what you’ll get in the April box, click this link then scroll down. They items they are showing will be the first box you receive when you sign up.)
Coupon: Use this link to save $5 and get a free mystery beauty item with your first box! (Mystery item may ship separately.)
Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- La-Roche Posay: $.45
- Simple Gel Cream: $2.41
- Oribe: $4.25
- Make Up For Ever Foundation: $1.80
- Make Up For Ever Lipstick: $2.21
- Eyeko Eye Liner: $2.87
- Laneige: $.90
What do you think of the March Allure Beauty Box?