Allure Beauty Box Review + $5 Coupon – May 2019

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Allure Beauty Box May 2019 review

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. (It was named one of the best beauty subscription boxes by MSA readers in the 2019 Subscription Box Awards.)

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The box comes with a reusable vinyl bag:

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About this Box

The Subscription Box: Allure Beauty Box

The Cost: $15 a month

DEAL: Use this link to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples.

Ships to: the US

Allure Beauty Box May 2019 Review

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Each box comes with a booklet detailing the items included and why the Allure Beauty Editors selected them.

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We also received a voucher card for Hello Fresh. Read our reviews to learn more about Hello Fresh and to save a total of $60 off your first three boxes!

Let’s see what products we got!

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(All subscribers should receive this item.)

I really enjoy this brand, and my mom is hooked on it too! It is a great sleeping mask and also makes a nice daily moisturizer, though it is heavier. It has a clean light scent and is velvety smooth. This formula is full of minerals such as zinc, potassium, calcium, and manganese which help replenish depleted and dry skin and creates a very effective moisture barrier. The full size is only $35 which makes this a super affordable cream with as many benefits as some of the higher priced power players out there.

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Amorepacific Youth Revolution Radiance Crème and Masque, 8 ml – Estimated Value $32.00 (Buy a full size 50 ml here for $200.00)

(Subscribers will receive this item OR Amorepacific Vintage Single Extract Essence.)

I love anything from this brand. It is one of my absolute favorites! I actually just finished out on this exact same sample and though I could sing its praises all day, I cannot afford to buy the full size. This little sample really does last quite a while and I highly recommend this formula to anyone with dry skin. I like to apply it right before bed after toning and in the morning my skin is so supple and smooth! This brand always includes green teas in their formulas which probably explains why I love them so much and find them so effective.

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(All subscribers should receive this item.)

This completely wearable nude shade is a breath of fresh air from the dark, matte, lipsticks of fall. All hail spring! This color works really well on my fair skin, though it is so sheer and wonderfully glossy I can’t imagine it not working for most people. It has a slight vanilla scent and is thick but not super sticky. It would actually work very well alone or over any other shades. This will be a spring staple for me.

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Model Co Eyelite in St. Bart’s – FULL SIZE Retail Value $12.00

(All subscribers should receive this item.)

I feel like metallic eyeshadows are having a moment as I have gotten similar formulas in a few beauty boxes recently. I like the trend, especially when the formula is slightly sheer and can be used as more of a wash than an opaque shadow. Don’t get me wrong, you can build this baby up to an almost chrome finish, but I prefer using a wee bit then buffing it out with a fingertip or a brush to give a sheer sparkling lid look. This particular rose gold shade could also easily be used as a highlighter, but with the quick dry time, blend quickly!

Allure Beauty Box May 2019 review swatches

Top: Laritzy Lip Gloss in Vibe, Bottom: Model Co Eyelite in St. Bart’s.

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St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Water Gel, 24 ml – Estimated Value $5.28 (Buy a full size 200 ml here for $44.00)

(Subscribers will receive this or the St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist)

I am very, very fair and I have basically given up on self-tanning products because the look is usually orange or uneven. I was really skeptical of this product, but for the sake of the review, I figured I would self-tan one leg then compare. This formula says it develops in 3 hours, but I found it took a little longer. The effect was so subtle that I was a little disappointed, expecting a dramatic orange. The good news is that this is an absolutely viable option for anyone out there with a very fair skin tone because the result was so very subtle. The tropical smell is also to die for and I didn’t notice any of that typical “self-tanner” smell, though my legs are rather far away from my nose.

Left is my natural tone, right is with this product. I stopped right above my ankle and you can clearly see a distinct line of color change.

I feel the need to mention that this product isn’t something everyone would want or need to use. I would like this sort of thing to be optional in future boxes so it doesn’t feel like a wasted item for some subscribers.

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St. Tropez Self Applicator Mitt – Retail Value $6.50

(Subscribers will receive this only with the above St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel.)

This mitt is likely why my self-tanning application was as even as it was. This mitt is a lifesaver! It also saves your hands from turning orange, which is always a win. Simply put your product onto your skin or the mitt and use it to apply. It is hand washable and dried very quickly, meaning you can use it over and over again.

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(All subscribers should receive this item.)

Lastly, we received a very unique powder cleanser. This is a 3 ingredient formula, containing oat flour, milk powder, and magnesium carbonate. You add water to the powder, make a paste, apply and let it dry on your skin for about a minute, then rub off in small circles. It felt very spa-like and holistic, though I admit that I didn’t notice much of a difference after using it.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $92.38! That is a great value for a $15.00 box. Allure tends to deliver! I also think this box was very well rounded and had a ton of variety. My favorite items would be the Amorepacific cream, the Laneige cream, and the lip gloss. I also really enjoyed the liquid eyeshadow. The self-tanner and the mitt really made me want to try self-tanning again since this formula was so subtle. The powdered cleanser felt great but I didn’t find it that effective. Even with that I thoroughly enjoyed this box and felt like it had a ton of fun items in it.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, but items will vary. Scroll down this page to see what items you will get when you first sign up.

Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream $0.91
  • Amorepacific Youth Revolution Mask $5.20
  • ModelCo Metallic Eyeshadow $1.95
  • St. Tropez Self Tanner $0.86
  • St. Tropez Tanning Mitt $1.06
  • Laritzy Lipgloss $2.60
  • Jason Seo Cleansing Powder $2.44

Alternatively, each of the 7 items has an average cost of $2.14.

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

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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  1. Thanks to those who posted the CS number, for easy reference. I’ve been with Allure for almost 5 straight years, but receiving 2 lousy hair sheets worth $2.40 instead of the $32 sample of Amore is the last straw for me. I’m furious, and I’ll be canceling.

    The variation thing is bad enough (it sucks), but the price disparity between items is absolutely ridiculous. And I don’t want to have to call every month to request the better item, even if they do send it. That’s stupid. Heck, they could’ve sent the full size box of the anti-frizz sheets ($18), and it still would’ve been worth less than the sample size of the Amore. And apparently, Allure couldn’t care less. Their cutesy email response that some people posted was insulting. This box has crashed and burned IMO. I’ll spend my money elsewhere.

  2. I had paused May with Allure, but then I got weak and re-activated through Amazon. I received the exact same as the reviewed box. I love the Laritzy lip gloss. I am glad to see that the new bag appears to have reinforced seams. That should help with the complaints. Happy orange color too! I have used the Lue before. I apply it 5 minutes before getting in the shower and then I rub it off in the shower. Otherwise there is a mess all over my bathroom sink. This product works like Saturday Skin. It really gets into the pores. I am not sure why it isn’t full, but I imagine that it is 2oz., as indicated. I don’t know if I will risk the tan stuff… I don’t trust myself to exfoliate enough to not mess it up. I will definitely try the eyeshadow, even though I don’t wear it often. Such a pretty color! I am also in the minority of feeling that this box was a winner. I will be pausing the Huda box. I guess I like the boxes that are curated without the internet influencer collaborations. The Sunday Riley box and this box are my winners so far this year.

  3. I just got mine yesterday, after it sat in some shipping center twenty miles from my house for LITERALLY NINE DAYS. I’d called Allure the day before to report it as lost, because USPS told me they were probably never going to get it, and I’m being sent a replacement.
    I’m hoping the replacement has an Amore Pacific in it, instead of these dumb hair sheets that are useless on wavy hair.
    And can we please not have any more nude lipsticks or tanning products? A lot of pale people and people of color can’t/don’t do either.
    This gloss amazingly actually works on me, because it’s pretty sheer and pinkish, but that color last month was the most disgusting color I’ve ever put on. I looked like a rotting corpse.

  4. I feel like the minority here, but I’m pretty pleased with this month’s box (I even got the frizz sheets). Would have I been happy with AmorePacific Item? Absolutely. But then I looked at the full sized products and holy crap! What if I really liked these products and wanted to buy the full sized – I wouldn’t be able to drop $150-200 on a single item.

    I get it, I subscribe to boxes because they include products I wouldn’t normally buy myself (tanning products, single shadows, etc). But I also appreciate getting items I can reasonably afford if I liked them enough.

    I think everyone forgets this is a $10-15 sub box.. For what I got, I still got more than double the value of what I paid. I totally get the variants suck and they should totally do variants that are equal/similar in value or not do them at all.

  5. I think Allure is giving you guys at MSA bad information- in this review it says we will receive one of two AmorePacific products. Well, there are a bunch of us who got two tiny foil packets of frizz sheets instead. That’s about a $30 discrepancy between advertised value and actual value. I also didn’t get the Hello Fresh gift card.

    • Same 😐
      Not cool Allure

    • Same here !!

    • I got my box today and also got the dumb frizz sheets!

    • Oh man, I received the frizz sheets in my box too. I emailed them about it, along with the discrepancy with the powder cleanser size. This is their response:

      Dear Subscriber:

      Thank you for contacting Allure Beauty Box.

      Allure Editors identify so many great products and we wanted to assemble a few collections for this month’s box. The various boxes were sent out randomly to our customers. We encourage you to share any items you will not use with a friend or swap on any social media swap sites. We hope you enjoy next month’s box.

      If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. To ensure your future concerns are handled in a timely fashion, please include all previous e-mail correspondence.

      Thank you,
      Allure Beauty Box Customer Service
      [email protected]

      WHAT in the world kind of response was THAT? I replied, thanking them for making my decision to not resubscribe that much easier.

      • I got the same canned, generic response. I was so irritated about getting an item worth $ .36 versus $32. The anti frizz sheets is such crap compared to the Amorepacific item. Allure did not care that they have upset subscribers.

      • When you go to sign up it states you will receive an amorepacific item. I would complain again. So tired of their bait and switch.

  6. To all those who didn’t receive the Anastasia lip gloss last month, be glad. It is the ugliest shade I’ve ever seen. It wouldn’t look good on ANYONE. I find any time I get an Anastasia product, the color is butt ugly like they can’t sell them so they’re trying to get rid of them through sample boxes.

  7. I received the St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, used it as directed, and now have big brown spots all over my face. They. Will. Not. Come. Off.

    • Wow I have used on face and chest and very impressed with it.

  8. I also got the frizz hair sheets and no Amore Pacific. Called and cancelled. The boxes are too inconsistent. Some good (like January with the Sunday Riley products), but many junk products like this and tanning products. I was already planning on cancelling after I saw the full spoilers for June (wouldn’t use anything in that box), but the Amore Pacific issue was the clincher.

    Agreed with everyone else on the terrible Anastasia lip color from last month. Nude is over. Let’s move on to more human looking lip colors.

    FYI the CS number is 1-800-274-1603

  9. Called and canceled tan products ugly lip shade (on me) and no Amorepacific last straw may resubscribe if they get any better

    • Canceled for the EXACT same reason. This box was a bust and so was last month’s. The June spoilers confirmed it’s not getting any better. Allure used to be such a reliably good box.

  10. Can anyone tell me how to reach Allure’s CS? I’m happy with my very first box, but I got charged twice for it, the 2nd time 3 days after the first. On the website it only refers to the 2nd charge. And I can’t find any way to reach them. Thank you!

    • You can call them at 800-247-1603.

      • Thank you!😊

  11. So why did I receive frizz sheets if all subscribers either receive one of two Amorepacific items…? I am majorly disappointed in this months box. Not only did we get another tanning item, there was major discrepancy in boxes between the frizz sheets and Amorepacific items. Variations are ok, but be transparent with them! Don’t send me a booklet that makes it look like everyone received these frizz sheets.

    • I got the frizz sheets too. This box was the most disappointing box I’ve gotten from allure in a long time. The exfoliating powder bottle wasn’t sealed and was only about 60% full – which it looks like the one in the review here was only that full also, but it seems weird to get a product like this and also that it wasn’t even mentioned in the review.

  12. I received my box yesterday. According to my little booklet, I wasn’t even supposed to receive any Amore Pacific product so that spoiler for any variation was only for some lucky boxes. I also got the water gel tanner. On my light skin it is patchy orange and I can still smell that fake tanner scent lol. I truly hate the eyelites shadow. It flakes off the eyes and doesn’t look smooth. I gave it a fair shot with bare eyes, glitter glue and eye shadow primer. My exfoliating powder was 2/3 full. I like the gloss, cream and frizz sheets.

  13. Ok, original post didn’t print and that was over 24 hours ago. For what reason?

    To summarize:
    Subbed for four years without ever canceling or working the system for new sub gifts. Ordered from Allure and not Amazon.

    April: got John Freida instead of ABH lippie.
    May: Tan & mitt
    LaRitzy with box torn open
    Laneige tube
    Lue cleanser HALF WAY FULL
    Model Co eyeshadow
    And two fabulous hair frizz sheets

    And just like last month, how are they sending the products to the people who call? Why not just send it in the first place?

    Hey MSA, how about contacting Allure with all of these issues? They are obviously putting you at risk by using your site to promote what they are selling. The last two months have been blatant bait and switch for A LOT of your readers.

    • Same here, subbed for 2 years, never cancel to get the new member gift, never complained until the last two months with the John Freida and the frizz sheets. It is ridiculous! On the allure page they’re advertising the box including Amore Pacific and on their Facebook they are advertising AP in the box. It seems like the people who are getting crap variations are long time subscribers who go directly through Allure. So much for rewarding consistency.

      • Same here. Subbed since July 2016. Got frizz sheets now and no ABH lipstick last month. Called them today after opening my box. Supposedly they will be sending me Amorepacific.

      • Long time subber and got crappy hair last month but I did get the ap this month.

    • Just cancelled as well after months of crummy shipping and damaged product; no ABH lippie just old product; and yeah–I’m in the frizz sheet crowd. Email customer service and got a canned response about they try but just can’t appeal to everyone. Well, when your own website shows a possibility of among 3 amorepacific products and you send $2 worth of frizz sheets to us lucky customers, it’s a matter of bad business–not appeal.

  14. I didnt get the laritzy or amore pacific product in my box. Disappointing.

    • Same Thing Boxycharm ddid,Finalky Canceled,Bait and Switch Or Too Many Variation,s.

      • I just called and they said they will send products. I will try them a little longer.

  15. Finally got my box today, after it finished gallivanting around the Midwest.

    This is basically the box I got, except I got the Amore Pacific Moisture Bond cream. I’ve sampled it before and it’s very nice, but even with the coupon $125 (approx) is too expensive.

    Tried and discarded the Laritzy. It basically looks like a clear gloss on me, and I already have several. Plus, I despise the smell of coconut.

    I may try the face spray at some point, but I will have to research it.

    Allure sent me an email asking for a review, and in the final comment section I begged them in capital letters with exclamation points to not send any more black liners or nude lips.

    Hopefully, they’ll listen.

  16. I subscribe directly from Allure and received almost identical box. Amore Pacific was the same, but the tanning product was facial spray. I don’t use tanning product, but I was willing to try with the mitt for legs. And my face is slightly darker than the neck/body, so I won’t be using it, hope to gift it. Allure is always worth the cost of the box to me, of course some months are better than the other, but I agree that recently it feels less exciting when the spoiler comes out… those plastic bags are not good for environment and they should focus on sourcing out more exciting, new to market products…

  17. I did not get the amorepacific I got 2 of those stupid hair towelettes that will be useless on my naturally curly hair.

    • Same. I also got two things in the April box that I had received in previous months. I think I’m done with allure.

    • Me too I’m so irritated

    • Me too. Usually, I’ll give boxes a pass if a variation is at least reasonable, but after subbing for 3 years at full price and not getting the ABH item and now no AP item, I feel my loyalty is not appreciated. All these people who go to cancel get a better price than me and I’m sure many of them got the ABH and AP products. It’s not their fault, its Allure’s. I know Allure really doesn’t care and there are always plenty of new subscribers so my voice doesn’t matter in the long run, but at least I get to rant here and maybe hope they read it.

  18. I just got my box today, and I was wondering if the Jason Seo powder cleanser is supposed to not be full. It looks like it’s only half way full? Is this normal. My box arrived with a green sticker on it that said it arrived open so I’m just wondering if it’s been tampered with or something.

    • Mine is not full. I would say it’s 2/3 full. really surprised there is not any kind of seal on the bottle.

      • Yeah, that’s what made me kind of suspicious, no seal. Well atleast now I know that’s how it was supposed to arrive!

        • Mine arrived today. 2/3 full at best. says 2 oz. I compared it with one I received in a Glossybox awhile back and it says 2 oz and is full. I thought that was weird. In any case, I love the feel of my skin after using Lue. The subtle smell of oatmeal (to me) makes me feel like I’m doing something healthy for my skin. It’s a nice product and for the cost of an Allure box I feel I get my money’s worth. I’m taking a break starting next month from Allure. I’m on overload. I always seem to come back for the variety this box offers.

    • Also the bottle in this review is not full either

    • It looks like all (if not, most) of the bottles they sent this month are half full. 🙁 Was yours through Amazon or Allure? I don’t know if it’s all boxes from both or only the boxes from one or the other.

      • They’re filled by weight not volume. I received this from Glossybox before and it was the same way.

        • MIne is no more than half full. I sent an email to Allure to confirm that it was supposed to be that way.

        • I too received product from glossybox and it was full absolutely full the product I received in my box this month half empty.. I called CPS and told them and you’re going to send another one out to me and they gave me a Juice Beauty moisturizer or something like that as a apology

          • After I got my box opened and thought the product had been tampered with, I called CS and they immediately said they are shipping out another box, so we’ll see how this goes. I do appreciate their willingness to try and make things right though.

      • Mine was through the Allure site

    • Mine came mostly full, but that was probably because it spent more time than usual jouncing around in Postal Service vehicles.

    • Mine was halfway. I weighed the powder and it’s 26.56 grams. It’s supposed to be 56 grams. Why advertise full sized if it’s not. Also mine didn’t come with that sticker or a safety seal. I’m honestly wondering if they split the powder up to save on costs.

    • I already had this product from a different box, and it wasn’t full then either. It might be that the powder settled during shipping, or they don’t have a smaller, sample size container.

  19. Just received my box through Amazon. I canceled my sub through Allure after April repeats and no lippie fiasco. Got exact same box as in this review. Very happy with it

  20. I just got my box and despite what it says in the review I did not get either Amorepacific product. I got 2 frizz sheets that I have no use for. I’m a long time consistent subscriber direct from Allure and rather disappointed and annoyed…

    • LB – Same. I didn’t get an Amore Pacific product either. Just two frizz sheets. However, the booklet doesn’t say anything about Amore Pacific.
      Also, the Laneige tube I got is nearly empty! There isn’t a spill so it’s obvious that it was meant to be that way. This is so strange. Laneige should’ve opted out because this isn’t a good look.

      • I didn’t get the Anastasia lip product in my April box, which was just delivered last week, and I got one hair towelette instead of the Amorepacific. Just called customer service and they are sending me the Anastasia and I got to chose which Amorepacific product I wanted. Both with ship Friday!

        This is why I have been a loyal subscriber to Allure, their customer service is amazing.

    • I got this also. $30 less in value is NOT acceptable! A $2 substitute for amour pacific wtf allure?

      • I am not gonna lie ordering my box from Amazon is amazing. I probably won’t received random free yearly gifts for being a subscriber for a long time but I get my box very quickly after I put order it. Cancellation is so easy and ordering another subscription box for my favorite month is just as simple. Allure is one of my favorite beauty boxes for years. Always deluxe or full size high end skincare items are the bomb. ❤

    • I had the same issue. I called, and the CS rep was super sweet and had it ordered to be shipped to me. $32 value for an advertised item traded out for a set of frizz sheets and a tanning mitt totaling less than $8 is quite a difference, and she made it right.

      Also, I had her make note that the Lue powder weighed 2 oz in the container…net weight refers to the product without the container. Someone forgot to tare the scales when they were dispensing…

      • Pretty much. I weighed my powder and it’s 26.56 grams. Less than half of the advertised 56 grams 🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Same here. Long time subscriber directly through Allure and I got 2 frizz packets today and no Amorepacific. I am furious!!! This is such a low value variant!!!! I am canceling tomorrow.

  21. Just got my box today, I received the Amore Pacific youth revolution and the tanning face mist, otherwise all items are same as this review. I would never use tanning stuff on my face, was really hoping for the body one with the mitt. Has anyone ever uses the face mist on your body instead, like your legs?

    • I got the same box as you, and I was hoping for the mitt, too. I guess I am just going to have to try all this tanning stuff out.

  22. I thought that I had unsubbed, but I just got notification of shipment (clearly I don’t track my purchases; lol)). This doesn’t look like a bad box. I have that powder stuff. Wanted to love it, but, while it’s fun to use, it doesn’t do much. The plastic envelopes are great for holding your vaping supplies.

  23. I just re subbed. are they shipping earlier than they used to?

    • Mine shipped yesterday.

      They seem to be more on the ball this month.

      • Still waiting for it to show up.

        It got misdirected to Kentucky from Detroit. I live in a suburb north of Detroit.

        Super annoying.

  24. My Amazon box contains the same items in this review.

    My first post didn’t show up. Sorry if this is a duplicate

    • Aww I was thinking of getting an Amazon box this month if they had bronzing spray and I was hoping they had different variant like last month but good one this time lol.

  25. I received my box from Amazon. It is exactly like the box reviewed here

  26. What an awful box. Allure is just awful this year. I need to start seeing whats going to be in here each month and stop or get it as they release spoilers. Been subbed with them, about 4 years straight, no skipping a month or anything, but this is going downhill. I didnt get the abh either people were supposed to get.

  27. I might be in the minority but I actually like the tanning stuff. I loved the vita liberata towels they had last month. I’m seriously considering buying a whole box. I really hope I get this exact variation, bc I don’t ever put the tanning products on my face. I just like having some color on my arms and legs.

    • I am too cautious to put it on my face because I am so dry! No one needs orange flaky nostrils! I liked it much more than I thought I would.

    • Hello,
      How did you apply the tan towels? Did you wear gloves and wipe it on your arms/legs? I seen that one person used the towels and it turned out bad. Just curious about good application. Thanks so much.
      Holly x

      • The tan towel actually looked good for me

  28. Has anyone who subscribes direct from Allure but didn’t get the Anastasia lipstick or Laura Gellar liner actually had their replacement products ship yet? I got repeat items instead so they said they would ship me the lipstick and liner, but they haven’t shipped yet according to informed delivery.

    • I also got repeats of the Nubian pallette and am waiting to hear back from CS!

      • Melissa, I also got repeats from past boxes. I got the Nubian palette, some Ouai scalp scrub, and some other items, none of which are pictured in this review. I’ll email CS to see what happened, and please keep us posted on any response you get!

    • They said it will be up to 6 weeks to ship it

    • No. When I called CS on April 24th about not getting the ABH lipstick, they said they’d mail it but it would take about 4 weeks and there wouldn’t be any tracking. (Question – why does it take so long?) The implication is that it will just show up in my mailbox in a month or more, surprise. And hopefully it will. But I’m skeptical.

    • Same thing happened to me. I called and they are sending me replacements but said no tracking and could take 3 weeks. I’m still waiting and it’s been 2 weeks. I may call back

    • I had a product from the March box that was dried out, they did eventually ship me a replacement (took about 5 weeks) but no email notice, I was able to see it with USPS informed delivery when it got put into the system though.

  29. “box comes with a reusable vinyl bag”
    When it doesn’t come split open☺️
    I like allure but my last box wasn’t so great – glad I’m in on the 4 for 10 deal.

    • Agreed. I skipped April and maybe this one too

    • Lol my April bag has a big split on it lol

  30. Wow! They were really quick getting this box out to MSA. I wonder if it’s because they have a lot of extras/leftovers due to the number of people who skipped or canceled. I’m interested to see when loyal customers gets their box verses new…

  31. Although there is definitely value in this box, none of the products will work for me at all. I’m pretty happy with my decision to skip this box.

  32. Thanks for the review. Would you mind posting the ingredients for the ModelCo eyeshadow- I can’t find them anywhere online. Thank you!

    • Hey Laura! I don’t believe I still have the box, but I would be happy to doublecheck tomorrow when I get back to my desk!

      • Thank you so much!

  33. I’m curious what the Amazon variation will be

    • I got none of the items listed here. My box sucked.

  34. Laneige and Amore Pacific – Heck Yes! That Lue product looks sweet as well. I have two subs of this box – one for me through Amazon and the other through Allure for my 23 year old esthetician daughter. I think she will like this month’s box as well.

    • As a skincare junkie, I loved it too!

  35. So I canceled last month my sub through Allure after getting repeats and no lippie. Just resubscribed through Amazon. My box should be here before May 17th per Amazon. Let’s see what box I get

  36. I know people were pretty salty about the spoilers for the May box, but I can’t quite understand why. This looks like a darn good selection and I’m looking forward to it. I won’t keep the tanning stuff or lip gloss, but those should be pretty easy to swap.

    • They said before that one of the variants was frizz sheets or amorepacific. That’s quiet a price different for the variants. I would be upset if I got frizz sheets instead of amorepacific

      • Yeah, I forgot about the frizz sheets! That is quite the variation, if that turns out to be true. I’m an ongoing subscriber directly through Allure, but if there is a variant, hopefully it will go to Amazon boxes? I’ve been really lucky with getting the good variations and no repeats.

        • “Hopefully”? What are we – second grade customers?

        • I’m a long-time subscriber straight from Allure and got the frizz sheets. I’m not pleased.

          • I did as well, been subscribed for just a little over a year, have never cancelled or called before. Really disappointed in the frizz sheets.

          • I feel so very bad for everybody here. May is the 1st time I have ever skipped a month with Allure in 2 years. I’m still not sure about June. Is anybody going to call Allure about this?

        • I am a long time allure subscriber and currently signed up for 1 year. They sent me a partially full Lue Nd the frizz sheets. Not happy.

  37. The Lue makes my skin so radiant when it gets to looking dull. I love it.

    • Me too! I’m a big fan of the Lue. I really like it for travel too. One less liquid to pack.

  38. What ever happened to the quarterly box from allure; the $50 box? Beauty swag I believe was the last name they had for it. Is it no longer offered or am I missing something!? Thanks.

    • I believe the first box usually comes out in May. Last year the first box came out in mid-May, so maybe we’ll be seeing spoilers soon. 🙂

  39. My boxes have all charged ( days ago) and shipped ( within the past 48 hours). I can believe they’re sold out because they have charged everyone and know stock count at this point.

    I think they likely decreased the number of product boxes ( plastic bags) they are releasing the first of the year or so and that may be why the contents have been so unevenly distributed from box to box for this year.
    They have been running out of one product at a time as they adjust their subscriber numbers downwards and substituting with old stock in most cases so there’s not surplus new stock for the month.

    The substitutions themselves will decrease their subscriber numbers. It’s surprising to me it’s taken this long for their boxes to show ” sold out”. They used to sell out almost every month and the contents were great, not repeats, not old stock.

    I have hope they can turn things around. The CS person I spoke to last week about the old stock contents of my April box was very nice, helpful and I am getting a replacement box.

  40. My comment didn’t post it’s not a cuss word or new device Liz?

    • Sometimes it takes several minutes for the post to show up when I post. So that might be the case for you too. Idk..
      I see a post at the bottom with your name. Don’t know if it’s your post or someone else’s.

  41. Mine hasn’t shipped yet, but I’m really hoping nothing changes or it becomes a variant before it does!
    Looks like an awesome box, and totally looking forward to try everything!

    • Same here! I usually get charged at the beginning of the month (today) but the box doesn’t ship until 2nd or 3rd week. I really like this one and hope I get it. I’m hoping that Allure saying this is sold out is them trying not to oversell and give current subscribers crap repeats.

    • Same. I’ve been charged and really want to get this box to try the stuff but mine hasn’t shipped yet! I hate waiting and sometimes they ship quite late. I go through amazon to get it faster but I like calling allure cs when I have problems which they always fix like last months repeats they are sending me the new items separately now but can take 3 weeks and it’s been 2 weeks. Really want to try the lipgloss and eyeliner I didn’t receive

  42. I’m so pleased that we are all getting most of the same items. Last month was the first that I’d describe as a bust for me. Between my daughter & myself we love nearly everything we get every time.
    Somehow we got the wrong selections of the variety offered. Very disappointing. I recall people saying it was cleaning out the stock month. It did feel like that.
    I’m glad to see this month is back on track with great products.

  43. Cancelled Allure a week ago. I had already tried to and they offered me the 4 for $10. I made it through 3 of them before I just cancelled. They use to be exciting boxes with great products. But the last 4 months or so very disappointing to me. I am hoping they get better. And stop the variations which they didnt use to have.

  44. I quite enjoyed the Amorepacific Youth Revolution Radiance Crème and Masque which also came in a New Beauty Tube. Using about 5 nights per week, I’ve used for about 6 weeks as it doesn’t take much and just about finished with the sample.

    • NewBeauty was where one of mine came from too Tanya! I love the stuff but daaaaang that $$$$

  45. Thanks for mentioning tanning items. Those always come in spring and summer boxes and are really a total waste. And no, these are not items that are easily given away for some of us, so variations are always appreciated for some items that are genuinely population specific.

    You sensitivity to this is awesome!

    • Thanks for reading AA! I never love when a product that not used or totally useless to a large portion of recipients is included without options. Hopefully, in the future, there are more choices. <3

  46. Looks like a great box. I’m excited for mine 😁

  47. Looks like this box is sold out. New subscribers will get the June box.

    • I wonder why. I just tried to sign up, too, and the first page is all about the May box, and it’s not until I put in my credit card and placed order that it said it would be June. That sucks.

      • Idk maybe MSA can e-mail and ask because I didn’t sign up for another subscription so I didn’t get to the payment page.

        I think it usually tells you the next time you’ll be billed to though when you subscribe.

    • When I click through it says May.

      • It was at the very end after I submitted my payment, it said at the top my first box will be June.

  48. This looks much better as a whole, rather than it looked as a small picture. I’m glad I didn’t skip. Thanks for the helpful review!

    • You are welcome Jackie! Hope you enjoy your box <3

  49. You have your box already no wonder I’m getting the crappy variants lately at the end of the month! I would be very happy with this box.

  50. Ok, well now I’m glad that I didn’t skip this month. I’m really looking forward to the eye shadow.

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