Allure Beauty Box Review – November 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
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
Our November 2018 Review
Each box comes with a booklet detailing the items included and why the Allure Beauty Editors selected them. I think this model is so cute!
This month also came with an Anthropologie card with a $10.00 off of any beauty purchase code.
Now, on to the items!
This was such a creamy mask! It’s filled with pearl extract that is great for brightening your skin and helping lighten dark spots over time. While pigmentation is not an issue I have struggled with, I can appreciate its deep hydration and my skin was absolutely glowing after application. Win-win!
Kocostar Rose Lip Mask– Estimated Value $3.75 (Buy 4 for $15.00)
I have tried lip masks before with very little success. The ones I have tried before usually taste terrible, don’t stick, or are just useless. Needless to say, I had low expectations for this mask. I am happy to say I was wrong! I opened this pretty metallic red mask (in the shape of super cute kiss!) and applied it directly to my product-free lips. I appreciated that this little mask was oversized, as I have a fuller smile. The taste was minimal and it stuck to my lips and molded to them with no trouble. When I removed it 10 minutes later, my lips were soft and plump! I would absolutely try this again, especially with chapped winter lips in my not so distant future.
These eye patches were a very pretty pearl shimmer gel and smelled very fresh. They stuck to my face easily. I wish they had been a little less dry because after the first few minutes they almost felt completely dried out. This was only a 5-minute mask so this didn’t matter too much, just a personal preference. I did notice immediate plumping under my eyes after removing them.
Magic Hour Exfoliating Double-Layer Foot Mask Socks– Retail Value $15.00
Yaaaaas! I love these exfoliating foot masks. I am sworn Baby Foot Mask addict (google at your own risk!) and I use that product a few times a year. If you are unfamiliar with foot peeling masks, they are basically socks filled with fruit and lactic acids that penetrate the dry skin on your feet. About a week later (and just as you have given up on the product being effective) your skin starts peeling off over the course of a week or so. It is really dramatic. Like… REALLY dramatic. I only recommend using this product in the late summer, fall, or winter because your feet are going to be unsightly for at least a week. After all of that old skin is shed you are left with unbelievably soft feet.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask– Retail Value $8.00
This packaging is so cute! I love that it is in the shape of a watermelon slice. I was looking forward to this mask because I had tried a sample of Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask and loved it during the summer months when my dry skin needed a hydration boost without the heaviness of the masks I rely on in the winter. The mask itself is a super fresh two-piece pale pink gel. It was so slippery that I actually dropped it on my floor attempting to put on the top half. WHOOPS. When I finally applied it, it stuck to my face easily and was extremely cooling. After 20 minutes, this mask left behind glowing skin without much residue or serum. This is a solid choice for normal skin year round and would be a great choice for dry skin in the warmer months.
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask 0.5 oz.– Retail Value $25.00
GlamGlow is a hit or miss brand for me, but I know it has a huge cult following. Because I have very dry skin, this mask just wasn’t for me. I much prefer this brand’s moisturizers to their masks. If you have oily or acne prone skin this would be an excellent choice for you! It also has visibly reduced my pores every time I have tried it, so if your skin can handle the formula it will absolutely help shrink down those pores. It is a thick dark grey mud and smells really medicinal.
Invisibobble Original Trio– Retail Value $7.95
I really like these. I have seen them on Instagram but never could bring myself to pay for them when my traditional hair elastics were so much less expensive. I wish I had tried these sooner because they are so much better for my hair. They leave little to no crease behind and are said to cause less split ends than elastics. They are also so much cuter when worn on the wrist!
Verdict: This box has a value of $65.50 I think that’s a really great value for a $15 beauty box. The Glam Glow mask makes up almost half of the boxes value (and the tube is rather small), but even if you aren’t into the formula this is still a great buy. As with all the Allure boxes, the quality of the products is stellar.
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.)
Value Breakdown: The total estimated value for the products in this kit adds up to $65.50. At $15.00 for this kit, here’s approximately what you’re paying for each item:
- Lapcos Metallic Sheet Mask Set– $0.64
- Kocostar Rose Lip Mask– $0.86
- Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels– $0.69
- Magic Hour Exfoliating Double-Layer Foot Mask Socks– $3.43
- Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask– $1.83
- GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask – $5.72
- Invisibobble Original Trio– $1.82
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