Allure Beauty Box x Kat Von D Review – June 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).
About Allure Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Allure Beauty Box
The Cost: $15 a month
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The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples.
Ships to: the US
Allure Beauty Box x Kat Von D June 2018 Review
This month’s Allure Beauty Box is a “takeover” by Kat Von D and was curated by her along with Allure’s Deputy Beauty Director, Elizabeth Siegel. This is such a treat since I’m a big fan of Kat’s makeup!
There’s a booklet that begins with a letter from Elizabeth, and each page afterward talks about the five products included that are compiled of their favorites.
Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Tropper Black, 0.2ml – Estimated Retail Value $10.00 (Full Size $20.00)
Well, this is a strong start because I already use this eyeliner! I love liquid eyeliners even though with contacts sometimes things can get watery, I’ve never had a problem with Kat’s version as it stays put and doesn’t end up anywhere else on my face. Since this “trooper” shade is a deep black and the same color I use, I’m excited to have a travel size to pop in my bag before heading out of the house.
Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Lolita, FULL SIZE! $18.00
I love wearing lipstick and have oodles of variations of this color but haven’t really dabbled much in lip liners. I could have sworn I owned this hue in liquid lipstick but I just have a few similar ones which is terrific because it will still work! I was really impressed with how this liner glided across my lips. It’s really creamy and soft so it allows me to define the lip shape I want and prevent bleeding when I use cream lipsticks. Hooray! This is going into my beauty routine.
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Double Dare, Estimated Retail Value $5.59 (Full Size $19.00)
I’ve never tried Kat Von D’s creme lipstick, but I’m a HUGE fan of her liquid ones (and already own this color in that form) so I’m on board to give this one a go. The dusty rose color is really close to the color of lipliner below so they work really well together. The liner is slightly darker, but it blends nicely and makes my lips really precise. Like the liner, I was also blown away by how creamy this formula is and am wondering why it took me so long to try the creme version of her lipsticks! It’s also really staying put even though it does seem to transfer slightly. Overall, it’s really moisturizing too. The tube is a smaller travel version of the full size so, like the eyeliner, I can toss this in a pouch in my bag for when I need to look polished on the go. The studded tube gives it a signature punk look that is synonymous with Kat Von D as well and sets it apart from those bourgeoisie brands.
Ole Henricksen Transforming Walnut Scrub, 3 oz. – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $28.00
Yes! I loooove exfoliators! Something about the gritty texture really makes me feel like I’m getting my face clean and helping remove any dry skin that may be muting my glow. This transforming walnut scrub is just DIVINE. Immediately after using it my face felt impossibly soft and smooth like I had been reborn. Having that feeling is a wonderful base for the rest of my skin routine. The walnut powder “gently exfoliates to reveal fresher, softer skin” while the Ginseng extract “helps purify and revive”. It is of course vegan as well which is very important to Kat Von D and contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
Kat Von D Travel Mirror – Estimated Retail Value $8.00? (Larger hand mirror here for $18.00)
The final item is this super cool travel mirror! It’s designed to look like a wax seal like the one you’d find on a letter with the recognizable KVD logo embossed on it. The total diameter is a little over 3 inches so, like the other petite products, this easily slips into your bag so you can check your look discretely wherever you are. Since a lot of my makeup doesn’t have built-in mirrors, this will come in handy for me.
Here are the swatches of the lip liner, creme lipstick, and liquid eyeliner.
Verdict: This month’s Allure Beauty Box is absolutely the perfect box for a Kat Von D beauty fan like myself. Every single product was a win and even though they weren’t all full size, they are perfect for travel or supplementing in between grabbing your next full size. This has to be one of my favorite months of any beauty box plus the value is wonderful seeing as though it’s only $15.00 and I estimate the retail to be about $69.59!
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.)
Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Eyeliner: $2.15
- Lip Liner: $3.87
- Creme Lipstick: $1.29
- Walnut Scrub: $6.03
- Travel Mirror: $1.72
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What do you think of the Kat Von D takeover of Allure Beauty Box?