Allure Beauty Box Review + $5 Coupon – June 2019
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.)
The box comes with a reusable vinyl bag:
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About this Box
The Subscription Box: Allure Beauty Box
The Cost: $15 a month
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples.
Ships to: the US
Allure Beauty Box June 2019 Review
Each box comes with a booklet detailing the items included and why the Allure Beauty Editors selected them.
This month arrived with a $20.00 code to use at BaubleBar! I used mine on this summery huggie because it speaks to some sort of asymmetrical summary pirate aesthetic I am vibing with this season. Did I order a few other things too? FINE Yes. I did. I love shiny things!
Also included was a little booklet with different promo codes for a few cool brands
Let’s see what products are inside!
My brows always need a little filling in, so I keep a stash of pencils, gels, and other tools close by. I generally prefer the gel+spoolie sort of combo (this is my fave!) but the pencil is really nice. The medium brown color works really well with my brows and the spoolie is perfect for finishing them off in that sort of Emilia Clarke, wild brow sort of way. I also greatly appreciate the built-in sharpener because I NEVER have one on hand when I need one.
Here is the pencil swatched.
I have sampled this product in the “light” formula before and I really loved it! In addition to smelling incredible (v. important!) it made my hair softer and shinier without compromising its great texture. Since my hair is really thick and coarse, I was excited to try this heavier formula. I applied it on dry, frizzy hair and it worked essentially the same, but I think my hair can handle the thicker oil and I preferred it. It has the same great scent and it also works really well on dry elbows and skin.
Floss. Lip Gloss in YUL – Full Size! Retail Value $16.00
This is a pretty basic clear gloss formula. It is lightweight and non-sticky, making it a perfect topper for a ton of lippies or just a little gloss on its own. No scent here, which is surprising for a gloss.
Context Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream, 15 ml – Full Size! Retail Value $35.00
This lightweight eye cream is a sort of gel/cream hybrid and is instantly cooling. It absorbs really easily and makes an excellent case for a daytime eye cream (something I usually focus more on at night). Perfect for sensitive skin, it is fragrance-free and also paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free.
Finally, our last item is an interesting dry shampoo/hair spray combo. I love dry shampoo and I love extra texture, so this seemed like an obvious winner for me, especially for the price. Hey! I hate falling in love with a massively expensive product. This works nearly identical to dry shampoo, but expect a little more hold and therefore, a little more volume. I flipped my head upside down and sprayed all over, and I had a really great version of a lion’s mane after I stood back up and finger styled the wildness back into place. The fragrance is nice and clean, but a little strong.
Verdict: This box has a value of $88.48. Allure Beauty Box usually has quite the value! It is always nice to get full sized items in a sub, and this had 3/6, with the others being generous or deluxe sample sizes. The items were also well rounded, and we received products from makeup to skincare, and hair products. I also have to mention that $20 BaubleBar code that I actually used as soon as I opened the box. It was a really nice treat to get a promo code that was straightforward, valuable and had no real strings attached. This was a pretty good month!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- The BrowGal Pencil $3.90
- Moroccanoil $0.75
- Avene Water $1.53
- FLOSS Lip Gloss $2.71
- Context Eye Cream $5.93
- SGX NYC Spray $0.18
Alternatively, each of the 6 items has an average cost of $2.50.
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What do you think of the June Allure Beauty Box? What was your favorite product in the box?