Allure Beauty Box Review – October 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
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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!
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser – 30 ml Value $10.80
This is a gentle, creamy gel cleanser. There is no noticeable scent, and it did an excellent job of cleaning my face and removing makeup without drying out my skin!
Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment – 5 ml Value $17.50
This is a lactic acid treatment designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, plumps fine lines, and evens out hyperpigmentation. I’ve sampled this before in other subscription boxes and I *think* I could notice a difference in the evenness of my skin tone. (FYI – I don’t love the smell, but it doesn’t linger.)
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – 1 oz Value $6
This is a perfect item going into winter/dry skin season! It’s moisturizing but not greasy, long lasting, and it’s fragrance-free, too!
Caudalie Vinopure Blemish Control Serum – 10ml Value $16.60
This serum is a lightweight gel formula that absorbs almost instantly. It’s fragrance-free but has a strong natural scent. (I like it, but it probably isn’t for everyone.) It’s formulated with natural salicylic acid and designed to reduce blemishes, blackheads and excess oil, tighten pores, and smooth skin texture.
So far, I’m happy to report that is was gentle on my skin – and Caudalie says it’s safe for sensitive skin!
Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara – 3.5 g Value $8.84
I recently sampled this thanks to Ipsy, and it’s the best new mascara formula I’ve sampled this year! It gave my lashes incredible volume, length, and I had no clumping issues. I was thrilled to see this in the bag!
BKR Water Balm – 2 g Value $8.46
I’ve sampled this before and I love it! This lip balm is super hydrating, provides a gorgeous shine (without much stickiness), and is just as lovely as it looks! (Plus it is ingredient conscious and fragrance-free!)
YSL Tatouage in Nude Emblem – 3ml Value $18
(Subscribers who receive this product will receive 1 of 4 shades. FYI – this is a variant item. If you sign up now for this box, you will receive everything else I reviewed in this box, and instead of this liquid lip stain, you’ll receive Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks, and Oribe FreeStyler OR Kendra Dry Oil. More details here.)
This formula is like a lip stain/liquid lipstick hybrid. If you don’t like the feeling of wearing a liquid lipstick on your lips, but still want high-pigment and staying power, I recommend checking this out. It doesn’t last as long as a long-lasting liquid lipstick, but it feels like I’m wearing nothing on my lips, and it also wears down beautifully.
Here it is swatched:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $86.20 I think that’s a great value for a $15 beauty box. And these brands + products! This is such an all-star box for me! I love every single product, and I highly recommend subscribing and starting with the October box if you’re thinking about it.
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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