Allure Beauty Box Review – May 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 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
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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!
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks (2 packs) Value $8.33
(All subscribers will receive these.)
These are one of my favorite discoveries in the box! They are super gentle and soothing, plus they are ingredient-conscious! (Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, Synthetic fragrance-free, and cruelty-free!)
They come in a plastic disc to help keep things as non-messy as possible:
And they are gold! I put them on for 10 minutes, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well they stayed in place. The formula has a faint (natural) lavender scent and is designed to help with hydration and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The booklet also included a coupon for 20% off your next Wander Beauty purchase – I’ll probably buy a full box of these!
St. Tropez Finishing Gloss – 30ml Value $7.50
(Subscribers will either receive this or St. Tropez Purity Mousse 50ml)
I’ve tried a few different temporary bronzing products (this is not a self-tanner, it will wash off), and this is my favorite. (Another great discovery in this box!) It doesn’t actually give you much color at all, but it gives your skin the most natural, and flattering looking sheen. If you’re worried about sparkles, glitter – no fear! This is more of a “glow.” I just started using the St. Tropez Pro Light, and this is the perfect topper to a self-tan.
One word of caution, though. This product feels a little tacky when first applying (it doesn’t dry immediately), so make sure to use small amounts. (Better to layer on more after the first application, then feel like it is never going to dry.)
CLE Melting Lip Powder in Desert Rose – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20
(All subscribers will receive this item.)
I fell in love with the CLE highlighter Allure sent out in February, so I had high hopes for this lip powder, and they delivered! The color is stunning, it looks like a rich stain on my lips and wears down beautifully. You can also use this as a blush. And amazingly, the powder isn’t messy at all. It instantly transformed on my lips to a smooth, matte lip color.
Here it is swatched beneath the St. Tropez Finishing Gloss:
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer – .34 oz Value $6.35
(All subscribers will receive this item.)
I’ve sampled this before and I’m a fan. I’ve seen raves about it from people with dry skin, but I have combination/oily skin, and I’m happy to report that it worked for my skin type, too. It smells lovely (no artificial fragrance), is hydrating, and provides a great base for makeup.
Kenra Dry Oil Control Spray – 1.2oz Value $2.85
This hairspray is designed to give medium hold and add shine, too. The medium hold held true for me, and it didn’t leave my hair crunchy. The shine, though? I didn’t notice any difference there. Still a good hairspray, but I wouldn’t recommend if you are looking for a product that also adds significant shine.
L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray Extra Strong Hold – 2.2 oz Retail Value $6.99
More hairspray! This one is a cult classic, and I have sampled it a few times before. It’s pretty impressive – the mist is super fine, you can layer it on to get a lot of hold, and still brush it out.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $52.02. I think that’s a great value, and I really love the products in this box. I’ve discovered several new products I love so much I’ll buy at retail price (which is rare for me), and I thought the sample sizes were good, too.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! As of publication, this box is still available. To make sure you get this as your first box, scroll down this page to make sure you see these products featured.
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:
- Eye Masks: $2.40
- St Tropez: $2.16
- Lip Powder: $5.76
- Priming Moisturizer: $1.83
- Dry Oil Spray: $.82
- Hairspray: $2.02
What do you think of the May Allure Beauty Box?