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Allure Beauty Box Review – September 2018 + $5 Coupon

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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.

Coupon: Use this link to save $5 and get a free gift with your first box! (Free gift may ship separately.)

What do you think of the Allure Allure Beauty Box?

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!

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132 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. I’m over Allure. I never wear red lipstick, so of course I got Ruby Woo. I have fine, thin, straight hair, so of course I got the IGK coconut oil gel instead of the Living Proof dry volume blast. I did get the Babyfacial, which is the only thing in this box I’ll use. If they’re going to do variations, how about letting subscribers have a color and product choice? Also, I’ve moved twice in the past couple of years, and they don’t honor my online change of address in their system. It takes repeated phone calls to have them mail the box to my new address. How hard should that be? This used to be a great box, but no longer, IMO.

    • i feel the same way about getting to make some choices. they could come up with a simple rubric that would allow for better distribution of some of the products that are hair/skin tone dependent.
      it would make the goodies more fun.

  3. Box showed up today. Just received the shipping email to track it. 🙄😂 This box is the version I got.

  4. Received my box today. Got Ruby Woo, Tarte sweetheart lashes, TLC & IGK.
    Box was missing lash glue 😞. Already emailed Allure about it.

    • I wonder why I didn’t get this box,I got the nexxus box, hmmm

      • I have a long term subscription. Glad I got original spoilers. Did you subscribe in August?

      • The Nexxus box was August I believe.

      • I re-subbed like a week or so ago and received both the August box and September box yesterday. They definitely billed me for both, but I’m September. Weird! But I’m ok with it.

        • Someone on Reddit posted that a C.S person told them that if they wanted to make sure they received Sept box instead of August they needed to subscribe after Sept 7th I think they had a lot of extra August boxes or something. I waited til 11th and got Sept box.

    • Yep I received my box too on the 17th of September and I too received the Ruby Woo color, I’m not to crazy about the red shades but I’ll try it!!! The eye lash glue was missing out of my box too, how disappointing to get lashes and finally a box includes the glue and come to find it’s missing out of the box!! UGH!! I’m just so disappointed that I didn’t get the glue in my box, but that’s my luck, I’ve also emailed Allure and I hope I get a response from them, I just know recent interactions with Allure’s customer service were not to successful but we shall see what happens here with this missing glue.

  5. Just got my box today- Monday 17th, and I got the Drunk Elephant Babyfacial and RUBY WOO-yes!

    Ruby Woo is the best all around red for a ton of complexion variations- you can also use it as a stain if you don’t want it’s full intensity for day time.

    Loving my box!

    • Same here. It was a nice bit of news. Also got the IGK hair product. I got that in another box and I’m trying to figure out how to make it work with my long fin straight color-treated hair.

      Any advice,anyone?

      • My hair is similar to yours (long, colored, straight, fine, but there’s lots of it) and I have tried a sample of this with no success. It just makes my hair kinda limp. 🤷‍♀️

        • I was straw-like in a couple of days.

  6. I ordered my Allure Box through Amazon on 11th and got the Sept box Saturday the 15th . Amazon rocks. I got MAC in Lustering , baby facial, coconut oil stuff, and eyelashes/glue.

  7. I ordered through Amazon Tuesday and just got box. Same variant as posted here. I can not usually pull off any shade of pink but this looks really good on. This is my first MAC lipstick.

    • MAC’s lipsticks are great.

      Their eyeshadows are OK, but their mascaras are meh.

  8. I really hope that I get the Rick Kid and the lippie in Lustering! I have the .5 oz Rick Kid and I absolutely love it! I put it in my daughter’s naturally curly hair at night, and braid it into 6-8 braids. In the morning, her curls are gorgeous! Usually, it is a tangled mess if left to its own devices. The gel has made all the difference in our routine!
    And I just don’t like red lipstick!

  9. Here’s hoping for the DE Babyfacial, it was the only thing in the box I was looking forward to..the rest are destined for a friend. Now seeing a variant is disappointing.

    • same here but now it says it’s either the Babyfacial or lala whipped cream? this is unexpected turn of events – hope i don’t see the whipped cream in my box, that would suck !

      • I’ve tried the LaLa and I really like it.

        Retinoids make me nervous because they irritate my skin.

        Really hoping for the Ruby Woo.

      • I already have a DE lala, I got a mini kit of theirs a few months ago..wanted the babyfacial since it would be new…all the new stuff I want. 🙂

  10. I didn’t know where to put this without the forum but it looks like a good time to jump in about lashes. I just want to know if you’re still wearing the magnetic lashes (and if so why or why not). Thanks!

  11. I just got an email from allure that I have been selected to be part of a free sampling program! They will send me beauty products to try for free as long as I review them! Anyone else?

    • Yes! They have sent that to me almost every day. I actually did sign up the first time but they keep sending the email…. Kinda makes me wonder.

    • I got that too despite signing up for it a few months ago. I’ve already received Cle de Peau (or maybe it was La Prairie? I always get those two brands mixed up for some reason) foundation samples (they came in those blister packs, but were more than enough for one full face each), and the Nexxus shampoo & conditioner (same as the ones in a recent Allure box). The foundations just showed up, and I got an email from Allure letting me know the Nexxus were on their way. So far that’s it for me though.

      • Same.

    • I got one today, too.

      I got a La Prairie foundation sample (4 colors) a while back from them. Haven’t tried it yet because I’m still treating for stress-induced eczema, and am very restricted in what I can use.

      The full size retails for $195.

      A week or so ago, I got one promising me a La Mer sample. I got halfway through the process, got frustrated and quit.

      It should be noted you will have to wait at least 2 weeks before any sample you get selected for shows up.

      Also, you have to go through the profile set up every time they e-mail you.

      • I was wondering about that. I also got the La Mer sample email, but I didn’t want to take the time to fill out the profile again (if I remember correctly, it’s pretty in depth and took ~10 minutes to fill out), so I was curious if I was already in the consideration pool to get it since I had already signed up a while ago, or if I had to “sign up” every time they email about a new product.

        • Hmmm i have filled it out 2 other times not including today. I got mini haircare once before but not really what was advertised….

    • yes, i got one today. and have had one every week or so. not sure why you have to fill it out again and again? i did receive the la prairie caviar foundation sample a few people mentioned. i’ve used it a few times and keep it in my fridge so i can use every last drop! the product is expensive and worked amazingly for me. i think i’m going to splurge on it at some point since i’ve never had a foundation perform that well for my skin.

      that’s the only sample i’ve been sent so far though. i think it’s kinda like other places that they are looking mostly for really young people. which is a shame since you don’t really start spending on expensive products consistenatly until the 30s and up. they should love us!!! 🙂

    • I received that email too and got all the way to the terms of service. I read all of them and some things just kind of made me nervous (but it’s probably harmless) so I declined and didn’t move forward with it. I was interested, though. I work in healthcare and never consent to anything without reading all the agreements.

    • I did this for a long time a couple of years ago, and it’s too much of a pain.

      What’s funny is that I still get random products in plain mailers from Allure.com. All kinds of nice things not in our boxes. I totally can’t figure this company out after they changed the handling of our accounts. LOL.

    • I received that email as well. I filled out a questionaire also. I hope that i get picked to try out free samples because i am always posting my subscription boxes on my facebook and Instagram accounts.

    • i filled out the information, but it looks like i didn’t make the cut for samples. kinda bummed because i love trying stuff out (at home) before i commit to spending all my money.

    • Yes, I did, filled in the questionnaire and they said they would reply and let me know if I qualify. Still haven’t received notification.

  12. Still super happy with Allure. I’m paying $10 per box at the moment, so it feels like such a great deal compared with ipsy or Birchbox for the same price.

  13. Someone from Reddit emailed C.S about the drunk elephant variant and they knew nothing about it.

  14. A lash tutorial would be lovely, Liz!

    • Agreed!!

  15. I finally cancelled last month after a year of getting this sub. Tired of the “variety” of each box and who got what, the crappy website, the crappier customer service, the never knowing when they would take the money and never any shipping emails. When it is 115 here I want to know what is sitting in my metal mailbox and if I need to get to it right after work. No regrets here.

  16. Tarte’s parent company sells in China, so to claim that the lashes are cruelty-free is incorrect.

    • I wasn’t aware of that! Who is their parent company?

    • Kosé is the company that owns Tarte, and it tests on animals. Tarte has been owned by Kosé since 2014. It’s sad; I used to LOVE Tarte.

      • I think they claim they are cruelty free lashes because they are made from synthetic fibers and not mink fur.

      • That makes so much sense! Always wondered why their holiday sets were made in China. It was my first intro to Tarte and I thought their shadows were terrible until I tried the USA palettes and fell in love.

      • Bunnygirlvrem, thank you for making us aware of that information. I didnt know that. I always thought that Tarte was cruelty free since they post it on their products. Its a shame that poor defenseless animals have to suffer.

  17. Began using a higher number of Retin-A in theist month so I’m OK with receiving the La La Retro, because acids make my skin very sensitive when stepping up my retinoid routine. Prefer it but hope they don’t put in another lipstick color. I hate, usually the colors they put in sub boxes but this one looks wearable. As far as the lashes, probably will stuff them in my drawer and say I will wear them for a special occasion, which means it will probably not happen lol.

  18. I’m going to go out a limb and say that since the earlier subscribers will probably get their shipments first, the chances of them getting the replacement LaLa Retro are pretty small. So if I were one of them I really wouldn’t worry about it.

    I’m one of the newer subscribers and I won’t be devastated if I get the moisturizer but I do hope that it’s at least the same RV. But I kind of doubt it.

    • i’m not sure there’s any rhyme or reason re: new subscribers vs. old subscribers; i got this exact box yesterday and i subscribed on 9/2 through amazon.

      • I would guess amazon is a totally separate enterprise! So for those who haven’t subscribed and are looking for the baby facial that’s probably the way to go!

        I’m just thinking back to the Kat Von D box and the mirror v. the lip. Old subscribers got what they planned on, newer subscribers got the replacement after they ran out of mirrors. I can’t imagine this is much different.

  19. I actually just got a shipping email from Allure! Shocking! I don’t really care which lipstick shade I get but I am getting tired of their variations. As a long time subscriber,(almost 3 years). I hope I get the original spoilers. I do not want another drunk elephant moisturizer or another can of living proof. If I get the varient box, I will definitely be calling. I got a varient box once and that was the first time I called to complain. The Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial and the IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel are the only two products I was looking forward and that I will use. Hopefully, the long term subscribers will get the original items. If not, I think they will be loosing my business.

  20. TBH, I think I’ll be more upset if I end up with the Living Proof item instead of the coconut oil goop. I have been air drying my hair more, mostly out of laziness, so I’d rather have that item. The DE product, I could take or leave.

    • I’m the opposite- give me all the Living Proof!

      I wish Allure would let us customize when there are variations, or at the very least, fill out a profile.

  21. I was billed twice. Once on 9/5 and once on 9/11. Never hanooened robme before so so r know how Allure customer service will handle and if I will be stuck with two boxes. I only ordered one.

    • did you contact them to skip august? apparently they decided to bill & ship august boxes anyway for a lot of us who did (on the 5th), and then billed for september on the 10th/11th.

      • Yes!!! I did.

    • I was billed twice as well. I sent them an email but haven’t heard back yet. 🙁 The double billing ticks me off. It’s like, get your hands outta my account!

      • Oh jeez, was it that hard to get rid of August box they are sending out to those who chose to skip?

        • I didn’t skip the August box though… Now I’m really confused as to why that happened. I’m calling now….

  22. What a pleasant surprise for the lip color. I thought for sure if was an orange base.

    • Ruby Woo is more of an orange base red that is intense and matte. that is the variant.

  23. I really think all the current subscribers should get the baby facial, and the new ones should get the alternate since they have been advertising this for months now.

    • How is that fair to the subscribers?

      If we are talking about what *should* happen, then Allure should honor the promise it made. This was never advertised as a variant item, it’s pure bait and switch.

      • Just came to day that this bait and switch nonsense has killed my love for this box in one fell swoop. Not once was there ever a mention it might not be the babyfacial. It was a given. And this is not the first time. So now I can’t trust this company at all. Maybe its time to try Macy’s?

    • I really think they need to update their website to show the DE as a variant so people new or current will know what to expect when they sign up. The spoilers have been around for months now and people were expecting the babyfacial and now all of a sudden they may not be getting it. I sub and cancel all the time based on what they’re offering. I did resub a few month’s ago for the rest of the year just to get the babyfacial and the December box. I’ts a great product and does deliver baby soft skin.

      • I’m with you on this one cuz I did the same thing myself. I really want to try the baby facial, I still have the moisturizer from last year that I can’t use cuz I broke out after I nights use… I really hope that I get the baby facial.. As for the hair sample I’ll be happy with the Living Proof cuz I have thin, fine and oily hair so the coconut oil is useless to me…

  24. This box is not for me. I don’t use falsys so the glue is no use for me. I don’t wear lip products either. Dang. I was on $10 a month and this is the month they billed me $15. Mad at myself.

  25. And DO NOT COUNT on them giving you a La Mer Creme! I have signed up under different accounts to get the free offers and have Never Received any of them!

    • FYI – the La Mer promo started on 9/1, and my understanding is that the product hasn’t shipped yet. (It will ship separately from the Allure Beauty Box.) Hope that helps!

    • I’ve canceled and resubbed through Amazon and was sent the new subscriber gifts it does take about 6-8 weeks usually and only at times are they added to the box

  26. Well the August Box REALLY SUCKED! SERIOUSLY it was one of the worst and cheapest boxes Ever. I was going to cancel but this box stopped me. So Hopefully I will be Happy with it, if not I will cancel.

    • I had to go back and check to see what actually came in the August box haha. It did kind of suck, but I do actually use most of the items in the box. The lip mask is amazing, so I’m at least glad for that. The highlighter isn’t bad at all. I use it fairly frequently. The eyeliner is meh. I can draw a nice line with it (and I really stink at eyeliner) BUT it smears EVERYWHERE if I touch it. it never dries!

    • While I didn’t find August to be exciting most of the products are usable for me and that’s better than I was getting with some other boxes for more money. The Caudalie alone covered the cost of the box, the lip mask is great and the highlighter isn’t bad either. I don’t ever need more black eyeliner since I have a backlog but I can always donate or give to a friend.

  27. I’m going to be sooooo angry and give them a piece of my mind if I don’t get the babyfacial. I already got the Drunk Elephant moisturizer in an old box and I HATE getting old product. They barely shipped yesterday morning and only charged me a few days ago even though I’m not a new subber so I’m worried now. I only got this box for the babyfacial and I bet there are tons like me too, I’ve gotten tons of old products from them but I thought that was over.

  28. I’m a bit disappointed too but my guess is that there were a lot of new subscribers this month due to the offering of the La Mer creme. Also I think a lot of people – myself included – ordered multiple boxes this month and as a result they didn’t have enough Babyfacials to go around. Box companies can only estimate how many subscribers they’ll get and Allure probably underestimated the demand for this month’s box. I ordered two boxes; I’ll only feel put out if I get two of the Lalas. Best scenario for me is that they’re both Babyfacials, but if I get one of each I’ll still be happy.

    • Just curious – How do you order more than one box? Some months I wish I could order 2 but I have no idea how. Thanks!

  29. Yes please lash tutorial!!

    • What she^ said!!

  30. Lala retro is very greasy on my skin. The booklet makes the variation look very last minute. Maybe they had so many late subscribers and not enough of the babyfacial. I’d be very disappointed if I don’t get the babyfacial.

  31. Please, please, please do a lash tutorial video!

  32. I am hoping that with one of my boxes coming from Amazon and one from Allure directly, that I’ll get both Drunk Elephant variation products.

    If not, I am super super happy about either one/ 2 of the same!!

    Allure BRINGS it for $15! IMO, they consistently curate the most current and wanted brands now, and have since January and the full- sized Sunday Riley CEO Flash Brightening Serum.

    I’ll never leave now. ;)))))

  33. So strange that the website still doesn’t show it as a variant, but the box does. I wonder why they wouldn’t update that.

  34. Can I just say how grumpy I am right now about the baby facial? That was the main reason I didn’t cancel after the disappointing August box. It would be one thing if they were upfront but to switch it after billing really just sucks.

  35. Yeah, I only signed up for the baby facial!

    • Same here.

  36. Allure can be so annoying. The only advertised variant was the lipstick. Now the boxes are shipping and it’s revealed that almost dang thing in the box is a variant.

    • What else is a variant besides the DE products, lipstick, and hair product? The lipstick and hair product were always advertised as a variant. The only product not advertised in advance as a variant was the DE ones.

  37. I only signed up because I wanted the TLC Sukari Babyfacial. I don’t remember it be an either this or that, I thought it was something everybody was going to get. 🙁 I am so super-sad now.

    • My sentiments exactly! They should’ve told us it was a variation. That’s the whole reason I subscribed to this box. I was going to wait until October.

      • Same! Ugh.

    • I really really really wanted the babyfacial! Agree- this is super disappointing… I almost subbed for 2 boxes, so glad I didn’t now. This item was not listed as a variant. I don’t want the cream-_-…. The hair product was changed to a variant at the last moment, but at least it was announced so all subs would know. Either hair product Id be fine with & can’t complain about the full size lippie. As a new sub for $10, value-wise this box beats ipsy & bc for me this month.

      Please do a lash tutorial! Lashes look beautiful & full(I love it!), also appreciate the “full size” glue. Great combo for practicing how to put on lashes for me. Was waiting for this box so I can finally use the 2 sets of lashes received from bc as well;-)

      • Why did you put “full size” in quotes lol. It is full size. That’s the same size that tarte sells and the same size as other lash glues on the market.

  38. I would be perfectly happy with the Drunk Elephant cream, but I guess people are upset about the variant being sprung on them and I get that. But that’s rare for Allure, right?

    • Not reeeeally. They’ve done it a few times since I’ve been a subscriber, and it seems to be with items people feel really strongly about. I STILL remember the Mally highlighter pencil vs. the ELF stipple brush episode–that one stung. I, of course, got the ELF brush.

  39. Wait, the babyfacial is a variant!?! I really wish they wouldn’t bait and switch!

  40. Wow I can’t believe they did this last minute like this.. I was so looking forward to trying the baby facial! They have already given me the lala retro …. ugh, I really hate to be negative but I am bummed. Especially since I always love Allure for not being one of those guys…

  41. I’m SUPER excited about this box!! There WILL be a Drunk Elephant brand item in the boxes, and either one is fine with me, since I’ve never tried either.

    Love the Tarte lashes and the very thoughtful inclusion of the lash adhesive in a full sized tube with brush ( my favorite way to apply the adhesive).

    Lastly, MAC lipstick!!

    I won’t have any use for the hair item they choose for my 2 boxes but that’s a small thing.

    Why do people not want the luscious thick LaLa cream by Drunk Elephant? Is the Babyfacial mask that much better? I’d think all their products are very nice, ya know? 😉

    • I’ll be really bummed if i don’t get the Baby Facial. For me, it’s because I don’t need the cream. I have a good number already. Plus, I’ve been really wanting to try Baby Facial, so I was excited when that was advertised. If they’d advertised it as an either/or, that would be different. Truth in advertising goes a long way!

      • Same reasoning for me; I don’t need the cream but really wanted to try the Baby Facial because a good weekly exfoliate is one of the last remaining gaps to plug in my skincare routine. Plus, Baby Facial is more valuable (full size is $80 vs. $60 for the Lala Retro) and a more unique offering.

    • For one thing, I already have the Lala Retro, I really have no need for another one. Yes, it’s thick and works well, but that’s also the problem with using it – I can only use it overnight.

      The only reason I even subscribed this month is the Sukari baby facial, that was the hero item this month, so it’s a strange question.

      Fingers crossed I get this exact box – I am liking this lipstick color a lot better than I initially expected to.

  42. So there’s a chance some of us won’t get the Drunken Elephant item? Really disappointing, that was the reason I subscribed in the first place, I was hoping to finally try this brand as I never got it before in other subs…
    By the way, has anyone got a shipping update? My cc was charged a few days ago but still no news on shipping.

    • I’ll reach out to find out more about the alternate Drunk Elephant item. Sorry I don’t have more info.

      • Thanks Liz! I really hope i get the Baby Facial, thats the whole reason I signed up! Even against everything i had heard about their horrible customer service..I decided to try them, because I have wanted this for so long! I was already planning on getting rid of MAC and eyelash…ugh…so frustrating?!

    • Either way you’ll get to try the brand hun. The Lala retro is also by drunk elephant. So you said you really wanted to try the brand and either way you will since both the baby facial and Lala retro are both drunk elephant.

  43. I would love to see a lash tutorial. Thank you for the review. Hoping for the Banyfacial, MAC lipstick in Lustering, and the Livingproof Volume Blast.

    • Those are my ideal picks too! I would also love to see a tutorial. I finally succeeded in applying a pair of the half lashes recently, but still haven’t gotten the hang of the full size.

      • I can not apply false eyelashes! Each time I try I think each eye looks good but they completely different from each other and I look wonky. Not for sure wonky is a real word but today I am rolling with it. Lol

        • Wonky is a real word, though it gets used more to describe someone who is an academic rather than something that’s screwy.

  44. So at the last minute they changed it from the IGK coconut cream to a possible variant of the living proof and now after the boxes have been sent out, there’s a possible variant for the drunk elephant?! That’s the only reason I ordered 2 of these boxes! I’m furious with the bait and switch with all these subscription boxes lately! Boxy charm does it all the time too!

    • I ordered two boxes for the same reason; I don’t have any interest in La La Retro. What a waste.

    • I think the Living Proof was always a variant but I resubscribed ONLY for the Babyfacial which was never mentioned as a variant. This is really really annoying. The one thing Allure used to have going for it was no variation.

  45. Wait, wait, we’re getting either the TLC Sukari Babyfacial OR La La Retro? When was this variation announced?! I don’t remember that EVER being mentioned in a spoiler – we were told that we were all getting the Babyfacial; it was what I was most looking forward to in the September box! Allure, please stop with the variations! This leaves such a bad taste in my mouth.

    • Exactly! So sick of it….with ALL the subscriptions doing it!

      • Actually, people like to criticize the Macy’s box, but one of the good things about it is NO VARIATIONS whatsoever.

        I don’t even know why companies would do variations when it’s so much easier logistically just to stock the same box. Especially with practically every subscriber being unhappy as a result.

    • The variant was announced in booklet that comes in box. I am guessing they did not have enough for all the new subscribers that flooded in. I just joined and am already getting Cult Crushes vibes.

  46. I’ve never tried fame lashes before but I guess I will learn after receiving this box! Also, that lip color is more wearable than i thought, so i hope i get it instead of the ruby woo.

  47. I’m still waiting to get a delivery date on mine.

    Hoping for the Ruby Woo. Lustering is a deeper pink than I was expecting, but I’d rather have the red.

    • Have you been told your box has shipped? I was charged days ago but haven’t received a shipping notification.

      • Just received shipping notification this evening.

      • I got one today, too.

        I got a La Prairie foundation sample (4 colors) a while back from them. Haven’t tried it yet because I’m still treating for stress-induced eczema, and am very restricted in what I can use.

        The full size retails for $195.

        A week or so ago, I got one promising me a La Mer sample. I got halfway through the process, got frustrated and quit.

        It should be noted you will have to wait at least 2 weeks before any sample you get selected for shows up.

        Also, you have to go through the profile set up every time they e-mail you.

        • Wrong spot.

          I got a ship notification yesterday, but the Post Office has no info on the tracking number.

          If it doesn’t arrive by Monday, I will be calling. I usually have good luck with customer service.

  48. Yes to eyelash tutorial! No matter how many times I see people do it on YouTube I seem to have trouble

  49. Please do a lash tutorial.

  50. Lash tutorial please! 😁

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