Allure Beauty Box Review – February 2019 + $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.
Apologies – I’m late on getting this review up – the box arrived in February.
They’ve recently changed the packaging. While I love those bright lacquered red boxes, this reusable vinyl bag is very practical for travel.
It snaps closed, and it’s pretty roomy, too!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (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.
And this box also came with a $25 Gorjana coupon:
Now, on to the items!
Model Co Eye Shadow Trio in Mykonos – FULL SIZE Retail Value $15
All subscribers will receive this item. Colors may vary.
These colors are shimmery and bold – but still pretty easy to blend! The bronze shade had more fallout issues than the peach and burgundy shades – those colors almost felt creamy in the application. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Laritzy Lip Pencil in Bare – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18
I’m not a huge fan of LaRitzy products (the formulas are fine, but it’s not a brand I’m excited about, and they seem a bit overplayed in subscription boxes.) But this lip liner arrived at the perfect time for me. I’ve been trying to find a more no-makeup makeup look, and I needed a natural shade lip liner. The color is perfect for my skin tone, and it wears down evenly.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
The BrowGal Instant Brow Gel – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22
And in line with my no-makeup makeup goals, this brow gel is perfection! It gives my brows a just a little hold, and a little color. The brown pigment is designed with microfibers to make your brows look a bit fuller but still natural.
I swatched it here below the eyeshadow palette and lip liner:
Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $26
This is a new release from Wander, and I think Allure deserves props for frequently having new product launches in their subscription boxes – it’s a big differentiator in the beauty box category for me.
And I’ve tried and liked Wander Beauty’s other mascara, so I was excited to try this one. I personally don’t like mascaras that are on the wet end of the wet/dry formula spectrum, and this one definitely feels wet and a little heavy when applying. I was able to get a good length, and the pigment was very black, so you can get drama with this mascara, but it was a miss for me.
Moda Triad Eye Brush – FULL SIZE Retail Value $4.99
This is a densely packed eyeshadow brush with a triangle shape that makes it easy to apply a lot of pigment and also blend out – it’s a smart design.
Mamonde Petal Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser in Foam – 25 ml Value $3
This cleansing foam did an excellent job of removing my makeup and left my skin feeling clean and smooth. I also didn’t have any issues with it drying out my skin as I experience with some cleansers. (One thing to note, though, it is a strong rose scent.)
Mamonde Sheet Mask (Retail Value $3) Scents will vary
More rose scents! (I don’t love rose-scented things and don’t buy them, but I don’t mind them in subscription boxes.) This sheet mask is made of eucalyptus pulp and it’s very thin and easy to fit to the contours of your face. I found the formula to be super hydrating and there was plenty of serum in the packet to use on my hands and neck, too!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $84! I think that’s a great value for a $15 beauty box! I’m happy with all the products, and I’m using the Brow gel every day – so that item alone is worth the cost of the box for me.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Some of the items in this review are also in the March box for new subscribers. (Like the brow gel, the eyeshadow trio, and the mascara.) Scroll down this page to see what box you will get when you first sign up.
Coupon: Use this link to save $5!
What do you think of the FebruaryAllure Beauty Box? What was your favorite product in the box?