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Allure Beauty Box Review – July 2018 + $5 Coupon

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanJul 17, 2018 | 172 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 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!

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.

Now, on to the items!

Make Up For Ever Artist Everywhere Pencil in Wherever Walnut 606  – .7 g Value $9

This is half the size of the full-size version! The color is great for a nude/pink lip for me, and it wears down nicely, too. (Swatched in lower photo.)

Doucce Precision Eyeliner in Blue – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22

Wow! This color is bold and the pigment is intense! And even more importantly, this eyeliner stays put!

Here it is swatched beneath the lip liner:

I’m used to getting mostly black eyeliners in subscription boxes, so this was a nice change of pace!

Feel Harmony Rose Petal Facial Mask – 1 oz Value $16.18

This is a hydrating gel mask. Just apply a thin layer and let it sit or 10 minutes, then rinse to get a dose of moisture. It’s gentle, subtly scented with rose, and very hydrating. (Allure recommends storing this in the fridge for a cooling sensation.)

Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm – Deluxe Size! (Update Value $15.35)

This lip balm is moisturizing, gives your lips a subtle shine, and there is no stickiness! Plus it has a light, citrus flavor that I love!

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil – 7.5 ml Value $27.50

(This is half the size of the full-size version!)

This is a retinol oil that is designed to boost the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin. Most retinol products aren’t oils, so this is a nice change, and I’m happy to report that it was gentle on my skin.

I’ve had good success with other Sunday Riley products, so I’m hopeful that by the time this bottle is empty, my skin will be looking better!

Ouai Leave In Conditioner – 25 ml Value $2.79

This leave-in conditioner has the signature Ouai scent – it’s almost like hair perfume! The formula is light enough that it didn’t weigh down my hair, and it helped add moisture and fight frizz.

Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30 – 1.25 g Value $2.86

First, a word of caution! Be careful pulling off the inner sticker:

I ended up pulling off the lid sifter entirely and well… I am currently covered in it. I still managed to save some to test, though! This is a fine powder that is perfect for setting makeup – it goes on sheer. And you get the added bonus of SPF. (Allure still recommends using a cream sunscreen as well, though, to ensure full coverage.)

Olay Regenerist Whip – 15 ml Value $8.53

(This is a bonus item!) I am always drawn to “whipped” beauty creams – something about the light-as-air texture is so appealing! And this one doesn’t disappoint. It also gave my skin a smooth, matte texture that was perfect for makeup application.

And this month, subscribers will also receive a coupon code for $20 off any Bauble Bar purchase:

Valid on a full-priced product only. Expires 8/31/18. Cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes gift cards.

Let me know what you are planning to use your code on! (Right now I’m thinking about personalizing an iPhone case!)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $110.36. I think that’s an amazing value! (I’m already thinking of buying a second box!) There were so many items in this box, and the sizes were great, too. I definitely recommend grabbing the July box if you haven’t already!

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

What do you think of the July 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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Julie R

Did anyone else receive a pair of baublebar pair of earrings in July’s box?


No but I did get a $50 perfume set in June!


I receive a pair of baublbar earrings..did anyone else?


My BAUBLEBAR.COM code is ALLURE-4IT1F if anyone would like to use it.


I’ve decided not to use my code either. I entered it, but changed my mind and canceled. I hope it still works. ALLURE-7Q1AE


Has anyone been able to use 2 Baublebar codes under 1 account?

Btw, regarding the lip balm, it’s strange that some people received it empty, I just wanted to mention that so far I have been using it for over 2 weeks almost daily and it seems there is still a lot in it. The tube does feel kind of light, but I don’t have to squeeze much to get stuff out. Just FYI, that some tubes seem ok, but I would definitely let Allure know if yours was empty!

Kate N.

I felt like my tube was empty…but, I stored it upright, and I have been using it for days, and there is plenty of product. When the tube was on it’s side, I was sure it was empty!


Well, like most my lip balm was practically empty which was super disappointing. And did anyone notice that the booklet had a girl wearing a royal blue eyeliner and the inside mentioned the eyeliner was a custom royal blue (also pictured as royal blue) but the one we all received was def sky blue… even mentions blurring the custom royal blue into a sky blue. Did not make a ton of sense to me and I would have preferred the metallic royal blue pictured.
In truth I subbed for the Luna oil as I was almost out of the full size I bought almost a year ago. The full size is worth it as it lasts so long. This small size will last a couple of months! Over all I am happy.


Allure Baublebar code I’m not using: ALLURE-9RYUJ


I’m not using my code, if anyone wants it, here’s mine: ALLURE-C2ANB

Sharon in SE TX

Thanks for the code Effie!

Diane Andrew

How Are the codes used & where do you apply them if you are subscribed? I’ve checked the faq section & can’t find this info. Thank you!


Am I the only one that hasn’t received their box?


I still haven’t received my box either.


I haven’t gotten mine neither. I received my tracking info last Friday and today is still this message “No status yet available”


Am I the only one that finds the smell of the Sunday Riley Luna oil very unpleasant? It actually kinda stinks. I’m only going to be able to use this once in awhile…


I don’t like the smell either.. I’ve only tried the little sephora foil samples though so not sure how it works when used longer..

Jennifer L Arnold

It stinks lol..but it has done well on my skin. I use it every other night.


I am not that fond of the smell either. I have used it a couple times . Not quite sure it will do what it says it will . Still glad I got to try it.

Paulette Pitones

Ok ladies I need help with the DOUCCE Eyeliner the tip broke off so I was about to sharpen it thinking it was a regular pencil eyeliner. It’s made out of plastic so how do I get more product I’m trying to twist the bottom but nothing I’m stumped here. If you have any idea how to go about sharpening or where do I twist it please let me know. Thank you in advance.


Good Question! I need to know as well!


Ok I just figured it I got a regular metal sharper and worked like a charm. The top coat feels and looks like plastic, if it doesn’t fit in your makeup eyeliner sharper try a regular pencil sharpener then you’ll be able to use your regular makeup eyeliner sharper. Hope this helps you if you run into this problem.


Regarding the lip balm; I noticed a trend among “deluxe” samples now is to put a small amount in a larger vessel. 5 ml should be about 1 teaspoon. Are you saying there is less than that?

Kate N.

I thought my balm was completely empty. I stored it upright and there is actually plenty of product…I’ve been using it multiple times daily for two weeks. It feels as empty now as the first day, but the product is there…let gravity do it’s work!


Yes. Yes I am.


Mine was the same way.There is barely nothing in it. I thought it was full size .


There is absolutely NO WAY that there is or ever was 5ml of lip balm in the organic pharmacy tube. I have plenty of other samples that ARE 5mls plus, in the medical field, you better know what 5mls is. It was a waste of plastic and totally false advertisement. I doubt Allure knew beforehand but while the boxes were being packaged, someone had to know. I got an email from Allure with some sneak peeks for the next few months. I’m sticking around for awhile but this is not the 1st flub on their part of calling something full sized. I certainly won’t be giving organic pharmacy any of my money. Had it been full size, it could have been put in a gift basket. I used it but I’m not a fan. It was nice at first but just dried my lips out even worse as it wore off.


Yes, you are sooooo right!!!. The full size of this lip balm is 7ml and even though it says 5ml there is no way we got even that. It’d be different if maybe 1 or 2 of us got a dud, but practically everyone?!? I won’t be purchasing from Organic Pharmacy for sure.


It also leaves a bit more of a bad taste in my mouth that Allure chose to give some subscribers actual bauble bar earrings in their box plus the coupon code.


My box made it in july! Haven’t tried any of the items yet but in terms of shipping everything went smooth sailing. Took around 2 weeks from the time i registered to the time i got the box. None of the items were broken, and i appreciate that the whole box is wrapped in plastic so i can tell if it’s been tampered with (which it isn’t). My free gift shipped with the box, the CLE lip powder from a previous box.

I unsubbed to resub with Amazon but i kinda regret that now since they haven’t really gave me any headaches personally.


WOW!! Finally received my July box right now. Definitely worth the wait. I thought we’d only get the Bauble bar gift card but I received the pair of earrings from the email too. I’m not using my code either if anyone wants it it’s: ALLURE-2CC44

Diane A

I’m using it now Thank you!


Still haven’t received anything 😕


Does anyone else still have a baublebar coupon code they won’t use? Thank you 🙏


I’m waiting for mine STILL
Guess I have to call cs..
Got the shipping email at the end of July and tracking shows no info.. I would love one also, since my box has not arrived yet and I want to order a bday gift for my daughter (been waiting to order to use the gift code, but I can’t wait much longer now, bday is the 30th..)
When I get my box, I’ll share my code, if I get it before the end of the month!




Thanks so much!! I am using it now.


Stiiiiiill no box…. no nothing 😐


I ordered on the 16th and FINALLY got my box yesterday. My lip balm was nearly empty, but in my box, in addition to everything else was the CLE melting lip powder. I think it was in an Allure box a few months ago. A nice surprise, but since I passed my first one on the second one isn’t anything super special. Would have rather had the earrings :/


I also got the CLE (I just got my August box on Wednesday) – I’ve been wanting to try it, so that was a nice surprise. July was my first box, and I know new subscribers get a bonus gift, so I thought that’s why the CLE was included, but it seems like that’s not the case? Maybe it was a little extra for those of us who had to wait so long for our boxes.


Same here! I got the “shipped” email almost 2 weeks ago now & I have checked the tracking a few times, but it says unavailable – still! Came here to see if anyone else was having this issue.. Did you receive your box yet? It’s been a week since you commented, so now Idk if I’m alone in this or not.. Anyone else having this problem? Has anyone else not received this box yet? It’s mid August & I’m waiting for July’s box to arrive 😒this is only my second box also, I gave in for the Kat von d box & I actually loved it, but I had been on the fence about Allure because I see so many people are having issues, and some months/variations (of) boxes look so much better than others.. I was excited to see the Sunday Riley and I’m addicted to lip balms! The mask looks nice, I like trying new powders & can always pass off to my daughter to try as well, and the same for both of the pencils (happy to see a blue instead of the same ol black liner!) so I stuck around for another month but this is making me seriously consider canceling! I haven’t called cs yet because I’ve read so many comments of horrible experiences, but looks like I have to call them.. Unrelated note, I had an awful experience with sephora this month (still not getting the August box because they only pre Auth me and then it drops even though I went as far as calling my bank, who said they have authorized the charge, even tried to push it through!) and called cs 3 times – 2 of which were not good at all, one was absolutely horrible! So idk what’s going on with that sub & now I may cancel allure.. I guess that frees up some funds for other subs, but I actually like sephora & I really wanted to give allure a 3 month try (thankfully went month to month just in case though).. I’ll report back on my allure cs experience & I’m going to check out the play comments and see if I’m the only one having issues with them this month.. Gotta first check the allure August spoilers/review also before I call, just in case it’s enough to possibly stick around for.. Thinking about beauty fix look fantastic, Macy’s (but the double charge/auth issue..) or one of the others like boxycharm (need to be watching for the luxe spoilers!) – any suggestions? I already get fabfitfun, ipsy x2 + my daughter gets one, birchbox (for me & my daughter), boxycharm, deck of Scarlett (love!) MorpheMe & kissme and other non beauty boxes, also I was going to get my daughter a play sub, but..
Gosh this became a super long comment haha but I’m just having so many issues with my subs this month!
tldr: I was definitely charged for the allure July box & I received the shipping email, however the tracking shows no info.. Dreading calling cs and unsure if I’m going to stay sub’d.. Anyone else still waiting for their July box?


Like wise, I also got the CLE. The color looks ok but it makes such a mess pulling the applicator out of the container.

Mandi Taylor

Yeah my lip balm barely has anything in it either. The amount stated on the tube is a lie. I compared it to similar lip balm in a similar tube that has lasted me like 6 months of regular use and still has plenty in it and the one we received is way lighter. What a joke. I have to squeeze all the way at the end to get any product out. Nice to know it’s not just mine.


My lip balm literally had enough in it to coat my lips one time…but otherwise LOVED THE BOX!! …… but DANG IT, i despise getting empty samples


I was actually really excited about the lip balm and now seeing these comments upsets me! I know mine will be empty as well.. 😔


Mine was was full. I’ve been using it all week. Odd that people receive empty tubes

Kate N.

I thought my balm was completely empty. I stored it upright and there is actually plenty of product…I’ve been using it multiple times daily for two weeks. It feels as empty now as the first day, but the product is there…let gravity do it’s work!


Have you not received your July box yet?


I just canceled my subscription with the company and resubbed with Amazon. Based on what I read, they handle things better. I also want a 2nd July box. I love that eyeliner and get complements every time I wear some.


How do you sub through amazon?


Hey, just search for “Allure Beauty Box” in the Amazon search field, and they offer a subscription option. You can also manage your subscription through them, so it’s much simpler to cancel or re-subscribe.


Hi! If you don’t care to make a follow up post about your experience when you receive the box through Amazon, that would be greatly appreciated. Like if they delivered timely, sent the right box, etc. Am interested in switching to Amazon too. Thanks!


Has anyone else experienced a broken or bent dropper in their Sunday Riley Luna bottle?…. i was just eondering because my dropper is very loose and moves like its going to fall out.


I still haven’t received my box no email saying its shipped… nothing they took my money out on the 10th!


💟💌🌹I couldn’t be happier with Julys box! I didn’t get it till a couple days ago but it was WELL worth the wait! 8 items?!
Yes Please!😀
I can use every single one of these products! The luna oil and the olay cream are simply AMAZING! That BLUE eyeliner looks,awesome on my waterline without it being too much…my lip moisturizer product did come a little less than full but I’m more than ok with that! The whip cream is overfull as is the Luna oil!💟💌🌹
Keep up the awesome work ALLURE❣


I have two $20 off codes for Baublebar. I am not going to use either. They expire 8/31. Everything I wanted was on sale, so the code couldn’t be used.


Please comment if you use a code, and which you used, so others know they have been used. Thank you and I hope someone can enjoy these.


I used the second code. Thank you so much!


Thank you so much – I used your code 9933G. Bought two (used my code for the first one) of the Morse code cuffs with the first letters of the names of my two precious golden retriever furkids, one of whom passed away last year <3


Hmm, so USPS isn’t the only courier. Kind’a like how UPS operates. I have a shipping info now (no thanks to Allure lol) and the package is sitting with this other courier waiting for transfer to USPS. Won’t have an ETA til it’s handed to USPS. Hopefully the box don’t sit too long. I signed up the 19th, if I receive the july box within this month I’m a happy camper.


I had the second worst shipping experience with this box.

The worst was the one that didn’t show (Aug 2017)

I get shipping info that it hit Detroit. This usually means I get it the next day. Nope, gets routed to a town 70 miles southwest of me, more than likely due to a transcription error. Gets kicked back to Detroit, who promptly sends it to a city 50 miles west of me.

At this point I’m getting annoyed and I put a redeliver order on it through the USPS website. I also call the Post Office to see if I can just get them to hold it for me at its present location. No can do, since it was sent parcel post and they have nine days to get it to me.

I don’t know what it is with the summer boxes. It hasn’t been THAT hot!


This happened to me with the FFF box (forgot what the courier was). There was even a whole thread in FFF’s forums where people joke about how their packages are travelling all over the US before getting to them. Granted we all still got our boxes but that made me wary of these couriers/distributors.


How did you get the other info? I have a tracking # that states my package is on its way to USPS, but it’s said that since the 19th…

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