Allure Beauty Box Review – December 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
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
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. (This box was curated with the help of NikkieTutorials!)
Now, on to the items!
Ofra NikkieTutorials Everglow Highlighter – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $35
The pigment/shimmer in this highlighter is amazing! And you get three different shades you can blend together or isolate: frosty white, neutral shimmer, and sunset copper.
A little goes a long way, so this highlighter should last me forever! (Swatched in lower photo.)
LA Splash Art-Ki-Tekt Waterproof Slim Eyeliner – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $14
This liquid eyeliner goes on with a fine tip and once it dries it stays put. I was surprised it wasn’t a more inky/pigmented line, but I just drew over the line again to get a dark black line.
(Swatched with two swipes in lower photo.)
Nyx Lip Lingerie in Cabaret Show – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $7
This liquid lipstick is a pretty good nude shade for my lip color. It borders on brown, which is not the most flattering for me, but I like this for an everyday low-makeup look. The formula stays put once it dries, too. Highly pigmented, matte finish, full coverage, and I didn’t find it to be too drying either. (I always use lip balm with liquid lipsticks, though!)
Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette – Mini Size Retail Value $5
This brand is new to me, and I am so impressed with the quality of the eyeshadows (especially considering the price point!)
This mini palette includes 6 shades (three shimmers and three mattes.) The pigment is excellent, and the shades were easy to blend. This warm neutral shade family is very wearable for me, too.
Here it the palette swatched beneath the liner and the lipstick, and above the highlighter:
Bliss Eye Got This Holographic Foil Eye Masks (set of 2) Retail Value $8
I’m really liking the rebranding/new product design of Bliss. Their products are now all ingredient-conscious, and the price points are lower! And how fun are these holographic star eye masks?
Here they are out of the package?
To be honest, when I see a skincare product that has sparkles/glitter/holographic shimmer, etc, I assume it is gimmicky and more about selfies than science. But I gladly put these on to test them, and I was pleasantly surprised with the results! They dried within the 20 minutes I was wearing them, and I think I noticed a subtle improvement in puffiness and dark circles. Subtle as in I still need heavy-duty undereye concealer, but I’ll definitely buy more of these!
OMG, this makeup remover single pack is TINY! I had to take a picture of it in hand just so you could see how tiny:
This is an American Girl sized prop! Here’s how these singles come packaged:
I can appreciate the benefit of not having to take an entire pouch of makeup wipes in your purse, but this solution still seems like a bit of waste of packaging? Also, the one packet I had was pretty difficult to open. (The makeup wipe itself was good, though!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $69! I think that’s a great value for a $15 beauty box. I loved the curation this month – and I really appreciate that Allure is continuing to send us new brands/products I haven’t seen in subscription boxes before. And so much full-sized makeup!
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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