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Allure Beauty Box Review – September 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

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!

MAC Lipstick in Lustering – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18.50

(Subscribers will either receive this shade or Ruby Woo.)

I don’t usually wear a bold red lip, so I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this – it’s more like a glossy sheer watermelon pink. (But if you want more pigment you can add another swipe.)

So, this ended up being surprisingly wearable for me! Here it is swatched:

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial – 15 ml Value $24

(According to the booklet, subscribers will either receive this or Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream.)

This facial is designed to brighten complexion, and alleviate fine lines, free radical damage, and enlarged pores.

You leave it on for 20 minutes, it stays tacky throughout, then rinse off with water. Immediate results? SUCH smooth skin!

IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel – .5 oz Value $2.90

(Subscribers will receive this or Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast – 3 oz)

This is a coconut-oil infused styling product designed to be applied on damp hair followed by air drying. It smells amazing (sadly, the scent didn’t linger in my hair), and I found it added a little texture to my hair, too. I have the type of hair that never air dries into beautiful beachy curls, and this didn’t change that for me, but I still like it as a styling cream.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Cruelty-Free Lashes (Center of Attention) – Retail Value $12

I’ve been wearing lashes for unboxing videos lately, so I’m thrilled to have another set! And these are natural-ish looking, too. (Let us know if you’d like to see a tutorial for using these lashes.)

Tarte tarteist Pro Lash Adhesive – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $9

And props to Allure + tarte for including lash glue with the lashes! This glue dries clear, is easy to use, and like all tarte products, it’s ingredient-conscious.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $66.40 I think that’s a great value for a $15 beauty box. And this is such a glam + fab box! I love the brands and the products! (And again, I’m so pleased that Allure also sent lash glue with the lashes!

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.

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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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: allure beauty box | 160 comments

Comments (160)

  1. my september box (1st box ever) doesn’t have the tarte lash glue, instead they gave me ole henriksen walnut scrub. I’m not sure if I should contact them or not.

  2. I was a previous subscriber but canceled. Late August/early September, I received a “We miss you!” email saying that if I subbed back, I would receive a $98 value beauty bundle if I subbed back. I contacted customer service twice to make sure this was legit and they said it was, so I subbed back. I received my September box yesterday and can’t wait to see what the bundle will be! Did anyone else get this offer? Or just me? I think it’s a tiny bit ridiculous that they are giving away bundles with that high of a value, but that’s awesome!

  3. I just got my box. I wasn’t paying too much attention to it since I knew I’d gift a lot of things in it (don’t wear fake lashes) except the babyfacial – I’d resigned up for the extra beauty set deal. But, once I got the box, I realized I’d use the coconut gel too AND I seem to have been given an extra product? I got an OleHenriksen transforming walnut scrub – full size! Was this some sort of extra gift??! I’m not technically a new member since I’ve been subscribed before. Consider me bribed to stay re-subscribed for a while, lol…

    • hey! I got the ole henriksen walnut scrub too, but I didn’t get the lash glue. did you get the tarte lash glue?

  4. I got the volume blast but really wanted the IGK oil!! Is swapping a thing??

    • I would like volume blast – I got the hair gel – I’m on the swap board.

  5. my least favorite allure box so far. have no need for fake eyelashes since mine are huge and black (lucky me i know). also did not like the mac lipstick. not much color or hue to it. everything else was forgettable. I hope next month’s box is better! once my 10.95 promo is gone – so will i be!

  6. Just curious how many on the west coast are still waiting for their box to arrive?? I was sent tracking 8 days ago and have been losing my mind watching it take the scenic route. Also, Las Vegas is the distribution center for all my mail ( I live in AZ) and it was sent to Las Vegas then sent to Fresno, CA Distribution Center. Its been there since Thursday of last week and my link still does not show an expected in-home date. Im really curious if anyone else is experiencing this detour on their box :/

    • i got mine today in studio city, ca.

    • I’m in Nor Cal and just got mine today- tracking went from waiting in IL, to waiting for pickup in Las Vegas. Hypodelviered yesterday per USPS tracking but actually got delivered today. 🤷‍♀️ this is the latest that I have ever received a box from them

    • I got mine yesterday in Los Angeles. Happily, got the babyfacial and volume blast, so the variation I was hoping for. Also the Ruby Woo, which is scary red for me, but I’m excited to experiment with it. That’s the fun of sub boxes.

    • I’m from WA – I’m still waiting for my box from my first account. The box from my brand new account came over a week ago.

  7. I ordered two of this box, one from Allure and one from Amazon. The Allure one came today, I got Ruby Woo, Sukari, and Living Proof.

    Let’s see what I receive tomorrow in the Amazon one now…

    • Received the Amazon one today, it’s exactly what I wanted! Suraki, Lustering, and the Rich Kid gel.

      So I got an ounce of the babyfacial for $25, both MAC lipsticks, and both hair products to try out – I am happy.

      Didn’t receive a free gift from either one yet, but I don’t even care about that. 🙂

      • That worked out perfectly. Good for you 😁! Love that Babyfacial and you got both Mac shades. Nice!

      • Yes! Thank you! 🙂

  8. So, I just clicked on the Sept 2017 Allure review and was surprised to see the Lala cream and Living Proof dry shampoo in that box! I came here to originally report that I wasn’t very impressed with the D.E. Baby Facial today. I used it and I have been getting so much better results with my Glam Glow supermud mask!

    Now, I am not trying to start anything, and I usually wouldn’t think this about a sub company, but are they sending out the old items from last year in this months boxes because they ran out of the original products that were spoiled? If they are, that isn’t cool!! I got everything that was originally spoiled for this month, but if they are just giving out old products from over a year ago to new subs because they couldn’t handle the response, then I think that is wrong! Just my opinion.

  9. In a recent email showing what I got in my Sept box, they included a link on how to apply the eyelashes in the box. Go to the website and search for it. I found it very useful since I’ve always had trouble putting them on too. Also, I read many comments about missing items, spillage, vs problems and other setbacks. I have to say, I’ve never experienced any of those problems from any of my subs! I’m just lucky I guess. I read everything carefully before subbing to make sure I understand everything.

  10. I subscribed to this box on the 10th – and was charged for it, but still haven’t received my box yet. Is anyone else in this same position?

    I went through Allure instead of Amazon. I’m sort of regretting this decision.

    • I ordered through allure and received mine today

    • I don’t want to discourage you, and I think it varies for every one, but it took me about a month to get my 1st box when I signed up. My 1st box was the Kat Von D takeover box a few months ago. I also didn’t get the shipping email until after I received the box! I have just resigned to the fact that my box will always get here, but I just never know when.

  11. I subscribed to this for ONE product, the Baby Facial. On the Allure box page, it says you are getting that. There is NO mention of an alternate product! My box is on its way, and there’s gonna be hell to pay if that Baby Facial isn’t in the box!

    • I hope you get the baby facial too. You are right on the page it did not show any variants. I called and she sounded surprised when I asked about a variation for drunk elephant and she said there should not be one. I ordered mine late August but told them I did not want August and to start in September which they did. I was billed September 6th but in their system it was showing September 10th. My box just arrived today on the 22nd and I did receive the baby facial. I also received the Walnut scrub which I absolutely love. Good luck and I hope you get what you want.

  12. Ugh! I cancelled play because of the constant red lipsticks they sent every month and now Allure is doing it! This month was junk to me, the only thing i can use is the babyfacial really

  13. I just subscribed a week ago. How long does it take to get the package? I never received a shipment email. Also, I hope for the Ruby App lipstick, I’ll swap the Lustering lipstick if nobody wants their Ruby Woo shade😉

    • *hope for the Ruby Woo lipstick. Stupid autocorrect.

    • I got Ruby Woo but wanted Lustering. Would be happy to swap with you.

      • I will swap with you!! I got Lustering but I have a darker complexion so it’s not the shade for me

      • If you didntt swap yet please lmk. I got the lustering today

      • I got Ruby Woo and already have that shade if anyone who has Lustering wants to swap.

      • I will swap but idk how to get my email address to you bc we cant put it in our comments here? If you have a solution lmk lol

      • Ah, yes, every grand plan has a flaw, haha. Well, I guess it’s time for me to finally try the swap part of this site I signed up for a year ago. Thanks for responding, though. Maybe you’ll find me there. ☺

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