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Allure Beauty Box Review – November 2018 + $5 Coupon

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Nov 15, 2018 | 89 comments

allure beauty box november 2018

Allure Beauty Box
3.6 overall rating
720 Ratings | 154 Reviews

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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Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription box from Allure magazine that takes you behind the scenes at Allure magazine. Each month includes deluxe and full sized beauty and makeup items from mostly high-end brands chosen by the editors, likely leveraging Allure's insider connections. Becomi... read more.
Megan K.
Megan K.
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.

Megan K.
Megan K.
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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89 comments

Christyle

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 🤦🏻‍♀️

Retpunzel

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.

Nija

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

Rachel

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

Denyse

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.

Molly

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

kitty

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.

Alleson

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

michelle

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.

Liz p

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!

Cindy

For those who are interested in seeing the earrings that some subscribers received, they were (at least for me) these Lulu Frost Electra studs, value at $95. Score!! I love them.

https://www.lulufrost.com/products/electra-stud

Anya

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

OkiMama

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.

Megan

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

Rose G

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

Tracey

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.

Cindy

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.

Renee

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.

Brenda

Love this box! Love Masks!

Iggy'sRock

Did anyone get the earrings?

Megan K.

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

LA

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

Rachel Yudell

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

Lily

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.

Pink5

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.

Brooke Jones

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

tammy g

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

Gidget

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.

Andrea

NEVER RECEIVED MY OCTOBER BOX…SO DISAPPOINTED. NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE.

Laura

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…

Donna

Call them – they will probably send you another one.

Cassandra

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

Megan K.

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.

Jodi

My favorite thing to do!

Nancy Moore

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.

tammy g.

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

Gidget

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

Pink5

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

Gidget

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?”

Kirsten

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. ☺

Pink5

Similar here.

Only eczema.

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

Paula

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

Megan K.

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

Regina

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!

Charlotte

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.

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