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Allure Beauty Box Review + $5 Coupon – May 2019

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.

Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews and some of our other favorite beauty subscriptions. 

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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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Comments (129)

  1. I am on the fence about Allure. I did receive almost the same products that Megan did in her review. My variation from her’s was the St. Tropez Purity Self Tanning Water Mist. It worked well, I have a fair skin tone and it gave me a tan look without looking orange. It wasn’t streaky and I sprayed it on my face, neck and part of my chest and shoulders. I thought not doing that would make me look kind of weird since just my face would be tan. It faded evenly. I love AmorePacific, so I was happy with that. The facial scrub was just kind of meh. Laritzy seems to be in almost every one of Allure’s boxes. I am not a fan of the newer bags they send. First off, they smell like plastic, which I guess is to be expected. The first few bags had snaps, those were okay, not great. The May bag was a cute color but the closure strap ripped off on the one end. In other words, they’re kind of cheap looking. I’d rather Allure do something better for the environment and either send the products in a box made out of recycled paper or a bag similar to what Ipsy does. I almost rather the old red boxes they used to have,. I did contact their customer service because I wanted to cancel a couple of months ago and never heard back. If I remember correctly, I think I’ll have to call them. I wish they had an option on their website to cancel or renew. They do have some good products and I have found a few favorites, but overall, I don’t know that I will keep subscribing. Customer service is important to me. It says a lot about a company if they respond promptly and in a way that solves the issue. It means they value their customers, or in this case, subscribers. I went from four beauty subscriptions to just one. This was about a year ago. I may go back to Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, but don’t think I will keep with the Allure.

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