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Allure Beauty Box Review – November 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.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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

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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!

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This month also came with an Anthropologie card with a $10.00 off of any beauty purchase code.

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Now, on to the items!

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Lapcos Metallic Sheet Mask Set– Estimated Value $2.80 (Buy 5 for $14.00, found here for $11.20)

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!

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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.

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Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels– Estimated Value $3.00 (Buy 5 for $15.00, found here for $12.00)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Written by Megan


I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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Comments (89)

  1. Worst lip mask EVER. I’ get that ppl have different opinions, but getting this actually on your lips is complicated… there is no separation so you have to try hard to tuck it back onto your lips and the edges then do not touch your lips because there is zero give … advise to mask makers, make all lip masks 2 Pieces, so that your jaw is comfortable, these things are supposed to be a good experience , comfortable and effective. Zero room for movement just made it all suck 🤦🏻‍♀️

  2. What’s the best email address to contact Allure? Asking because I saw 2 different ones posted here before. My order date was November 6th and it’s now December 2nd with no tracking info or box… Thanks in advance for any replies.

    • I would actually just call them. Hit up their FAQ page – there is an 800 number.

    • Im having that same problem but i ordered mine on the 19th and still havent recieved it.

  3. I really was disappointed with the November box. why so many masks? please !!! I really did not like it! I even thought about canceling but decided to give another month.

  4. I absolutely love this month’s box! What a great idea, great value & the invisibobble is a cool add in.

  5. I got my box (no surprise earrings)
    very happy to discover that the Glam Glow mask had no scent (their other products are so perfumey that i can’t use them) the mask was good, but not over $50 good.
    Loved the pearl mask, my skin was radiant after.
    the invisibobbles are cool and i enjoy having extra hair ties to throw places.

  6. I still haven’t received my November box. Anyone else?

    • Me either, shipping keeps showing it’s moving up and down the West Coast. Shipping notice showed up on 11/13, probably the fires in CA caused route issues.

  7. I took both sheet masks and the lip and eye on a weekend out of town wedding trip and they were great! Using the foot things now, super pumped. I also only use glam glow on my nose from time to time or for a pimple. I loved this box!

  8. Got an email today from Allure advertising the November box value at $90 😂

  9. We’re we supposed to get all of these items? I received my box today and it only came with the foot mask socks, eye gels, watermelon mask, invisibobobbles, Anthro coupon and pamphlet.

  10. Did anyone else get a pair of earrings that are worth $95 in their box????

    • Yes! I came here to see if anyone else had as well. Surprised that they didn’t go to everyone, so I’m wondering how they chose who got them. I’ve gotten a box every month this year, so I wonder if it’s about longevity. This is probably the best Allure box I’ve ever gotten. The earrings are so stylish and perfect for holidays! And I’m a sheet mask fiend. I’m budgeting myself these days and cancelling Sephora, but Allure Beauty Box has proved to be a total win for me.

      • Omg I just cancelled my Sephora box to budget and chose to keep Allure because I love it every month. And I got the earrings too.

    • Yes, I got some too! They’re pretty and really wearable for the holidays.

      I’ve been a long time subscriber so that was a really nice unexpected surprise.

    • I came here to see if they were standard. I LOVE THEM!! I nbever get the special extras, so I’m so excited!

  11. Love this box! Love Masks!

  12. Did anyone get the earrings?

    • I did! Not sure what that’s about, but they’re perfect for my New Year’s week in Vegas 😎

    • Yes! I did! Ive been subbed for about 2 yrs now and never cancelled.

    • We didn’t get earrings! I am kind of bummed actually!

  13. I really like the box but I’m not sure if there was something wrong with my lip mask. It was pretty dry, couldn’t feel any serum.

  14. Got my box today even though the tracker said Monday (not complaining).

    My Invisibobbles came in purple which is fine since purple is one of my favorite colors.

    Won’t be able to use most of it since my derm still has me on prescription-only products plus a little Clinique, but I will probably try the lip mask at some point. I’ve been having a lot of dry lip trouble since it got cold.

    • How do we know when we get the box.??

  15. got my box today, masks, masks, masks duh….this was a waste of my money this month..

  16. So far, the best things for the Lyme rash on my face has been chemical/fruit acid peels followed by a clay or charcoal mask the next day. Can’t wait to see what this glamglow mask does. The only other item I’m keeping is the eye masks. The rest are stocking stuffers.


    • Call them – they will probably send you another one.

    • I’ve emailed them w my tracking email attached once or twice when the tracking never moved, and they resent me a box or two…

  18. so excited to make a couple of spa nights out of this.

    • Have a great time! This would be a perfect box for it. I enjoyed all of these with a glass of wine and really bad tv. It was magical.

      • My favorite thing to do!

  19. How do I subscribe as a new subscriber if I have an old account on file with allure? I haven’t subbed in well over a year I recently tried subbing but my payment was credited back to my bank account. I sent an emailing asking why and was told only one box per address. I know on other sub boxes the way around this is using a different email address. I tried that but my payment was again credited back to me. Is there anyway I can sub as a new subscriber? I like the masks but I also wanted the perfume gift as a new subscriber. Thanks for any help.

    • Yes, Nancy. you can join allure on amazon, and you should be ok..

  20. Just got my shipping email. Hasn’t shipped yet though.

    • Mine’s been “waiting for USPS” since Tuesday.

      • Mine just moved! It has left and is on its way! Yay!!! Have you heard about the surprise gifts Allure has been sending to subscribers? I’m about ready to call and ask, “ Where’s mine?”

      • What I read it seemed to be more for a yearly anniversary with allure? I think my year will be in March so we’ll see. There were definitely a few duds but they kept me going with spoilers for the upcoming months. If I hadn’t known what was coming I would have canceled in April.

  21. I’m off using masks for a bit while my skin adapts to some new acne cream (worth the mask hiatus, to be sure) but I’ll be happy to use these in a month or two! Allure is one of two subs that didn’t get sent to the chopping block because of too many repeat products and product overload….for now. ☺

    • Similar here.

      Only eczema.

      Every visit, I keep hoping the derm PA will say, okay all better, but not quite yet.

  22. I love this box! I love masks and I’m a HUGE invisibobbles fan (LOOOVE the color!!!!) – so it’s a win!!!

    • I am a total convert. I want to collect them like beanie babies.

  23. I love glam glow, and that is a nice size sample! I can’t wait to try the foot mask, and I love invisibobbles. This box is a win for me!

  24. When it was first announced that November’s box would be all masks, I was really excited. But this box ended up being a big let down for me; I can’t use the one hero item (Glamglow mud mask) because of my sensitive skin, and none of the other items feel special. The RV is disappointing as well. I am looking forward to using the Glow recipe and Starskin masks.

  25. I skipped this month but subscribing next month then skipping January lol.

    • how do you skip boxes? I dont want decembers box. do I need to cancel and resubscribe or is there another way?

  26. I usually love my Allure boxes but as a non mask person this box is a total bust for me personally. Well, except for the Invisibobbles!

  27. I would never use the Glamglow as a mask but I DO use it as a spot treatment for my occasional break outs. I know I’m not the only one who is so exhausted from the day that every once in a while falls asleep with my makeup on. Well inevitably for me that means I will have a breakout or two a few days later. I’m telling you all, once you feel a bump or see it, slap a little of this on before bed, wash it off in the morning and repeat as needed. This is my Holy Grail for breakouts! I always have some on hand. It has cut the time that I have a blemish or if I catch it early enough never even turns into an actual breakout!

    • Great tip, thanks!

      Do you know if it also works on cyclic acne pimples?

      • It does help mine if I do have a flare up during my period! I have combination skin and it is one of the only things that has helped reduce or shorten the length once I get them. My husband uses it on the (very rare) occasion he gets a break out.

      • On cystic acne, dab on an acid based serum over night. That Drunk Elephant baby facial is a good one to use on cysts (when they first start appearing). The infection of cystic zits is in the actual oil gland. That is way it is so hard for a cyst to surface. I usually get them extracted at a spa/aesthetician (my best friend is an aesthetician) because otherwise they take months to go away, but sometimes a strong retinol or glycolic acid can open the pore up so oxygen can get in to kill the bacteria and make it come out of the pore. Heating it sometimes helps too.

      • @Lr, @Lien – thank you both!! That’s really useful info.

    • Very good tip and it really works. I came here to say the exact same thing. You can use any mud mask to fight pimples and they are often so effective that the pimple doesn’t grow to full size at all

    • This is genius! Thanks for the tip!

  28. Question about foot mask, I have been wanting to try one of these foot mask, After you use the mask do you put socks on your finished ? And for the next week, I guess you would to wear socks until your feet got soft, And empty out socks daily for skin !!!
    Does it peel off in the Shower After you dry your feet

    Thank you

    • Hey Francis! I wear socks on top of the little booties the footmasks are in to keep them warm and help them really absorb into my skin. I waited 90 minutes then washed the serum off with warm water. In about a week I expect major peeling (if my experience with the Baby Foot brand is any indication). You will absolutely want to wear socks for about a week, the peeling can get really intense.

    • UPDATE: While this foot mask does provide peeling, it is nothing compared to Baby Foot. If you want to shed like a snake buy that instead!

  29. I finally received my free La Mer moisturizer a couple of days ago for subscribing to the September box! I was about to give up on it too! I actually received two samples… one as a subscriber freebie & another through their Try It program where Allure just randomly sends you samples on occasion (it feels like once per quarter). I’d recommend signing up for that program since there’s no strings attached…. you just get free samples sent to you periodically. It’s pretty easy to sign up through their website, and all you need to do is fill out a semi-lengthy questionnaire on your beauty preferences & shopping habits…. well, maybe the questionnaire are the “strings attached” but I don’t mind. 🙂

    • Haha, same here. Actually signed up for “try me” almost 7-8 weeks ago & it finally came in the mail on Monday! So happy!!!

    • I just got my La Mer also. Along with my October beauty box-it arrived 11.13.18-which is crazy late! I signed up for the Try It program the same time so hopefully I will get some samples soon 🤞🏻

  30. I wasn’t initially impressed with this box, but after this review I think I’ll get it.

    • I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too. 🙂

  31. i love allure, but please don’t ever do this box again…its cheap

  32. This is a great box! A luxe relaxing indulgent box for the holiday season coming up. We will use all of these!

  33. Great box! Love masks! Looking forward to trying the invisibobble 🙂

    • I use them every day and they are great! I hope I get a different color than pink though. I’d be happy with the gold colored ones that were in the MSA Full Spoiler post.

      • I got gold so hopefully you do too!

      • I got my box today…pink invisibobbles. I’m so sad!!! ☹️ I would have been happy with any other color than pink. But happy for you Sami!

      • I got purple. Was shocked. I rarely get my favorite colors. Yay.

      • I got purple ones with a CAT on the box. Yay! My nine year old niece loves cats and purple. Stocking stuffer for sure!

  34. I also have dry skin BUT I’ve discovered if I use the glam glow on my nose and chin, it clears out the blackheads without drying out the rest of my face. I highly recommend it!

    • Tara, thank you for commenting with this info…I’m going to try this!!

    • How often do you use it?

      • Once a week. I used to use the biore strips in my younger days but now they break my blood vessels. This is a great alternative.

    • Different Kay here, lol. I do the same! I have normal skin, but tend to be drier during the cold months. So I used this kind of mask on my T-zone and hydrating type on the rest of my face at the same time.

      • Good to know that I’m not the only one who uses two different types of products on my face at the same time. One for my very dry areas and one for my more normal skin areas.

    • I have dry sensitive skin and LOVE this product for my nose and as a spot treatment. I use it about once a week. Excited about this box!

  35. Thank you so much for this review, Megan! I especially appreciate the info about the foot masks, because I thought that they basically softened your skin just enough that when you take a pumice stone to it right after, more skin comes off. I always like knowing about scents because my husband is very sensitive.

    Also, YAY PUGS!! I used to have one and I’m sure I’ll have another sometime. Right now I’m the servant of five cats, and they keep me pretty busy. Pet hair is both a fashion accessory and a condiment for food!

    • If this foot mask is anything like my beloved Baby Foot it literally sheds the skin off your feet. It’s actually really terrifying and awesome. Google Baby Foot Peel images ONLY IF YOU DARE. I will know in a few days if this has the same effect and I will update you!

      And yes, pugs are the best. I don’t ever wear black because of his hair. We have one cat, but we are dog people so she is pretty much an adorable mystery to us.

  36. Glamglow supermud has always smelled like licorice to me! I’m not a licorice fan when it comes to candy (or drinks…I’m looking at you Jager) but for some reason I enjoy the smell on my face. Or maybe it’s just because I know good things are coming because I love that mask for my oily/acne prone skin!

    • I liked the smell too! It just smelled ‘powerful’ or something.

  37. Super excited for this box. I will happily use any mask, any time, any place so it’s right up my alley. It’s worth it for the Glow Recipe alone, IMO.

  38. I can’t wait to get this box, it looks like a fun curation and I haven’t tried most of these brands.

  39. This months box was terrible cheap not worth it at all but all prior boxes were excellent.

    • I completely agree, the glamglow made up almost half of the value and the sample is still TINY! To me Glamglow isn’t worth it when the 6 dollar queen helene mint mask does EXACTLY the same thing and I just ordered invisibobbles on amazon and hated them. Warning if you have fine thin hair not only do the invisibobbles crease your hair even tho they arent supposed to the rubber and coils stick in your hair and pulls it out!!! People rave about how great these are but they have gotten caught in my poor hair every time and pulled it out and with my fine thin hair I can’t afford to lose it!! I am also allergic to rose so the lip mask is out. Terrible box for me. No value at all.

      • I’m sorry this was a bummer box for you. We all get some boxes that just aren’t the best assortment of products for one’s individual needs/coloring/skin type. Hang in there, better boxes will surely be coming your way.
        I have very fine, thin hair as well and sympathize with not having enough to lose over a silly ponytail holder. I also noticed it tends to crease my fine hair despite the claims to the opposite. Have you found anything that works well in your hair, but doesn’t create that crease?

      • I haven’t honestly, i just use the elastics without the metal loop thing. My hairdresser told me she can tell where my ponytail is because of the breakage but its better than pulling my hair out and i HAVE to have my hair up for work…bummer. i think if they came out with an invisibobble that was wrapped it might help.

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