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Allure Beauty Box October 2020 Spoiler #1!

ByMSAAug 11, 2020 | 71 comments

Allure October 2019 beauty subscription box review

Allure Beauty Box
3.6 overall rating
725 Ratings | 159 Reviews

We have the first spoiler for the October 2020 Allure Beauty Box!

FYI – If you sign up now, August will be your first box. Check out the August spoilers here. We also have the full spoilers for the September box! Check those out here.

If you aren’t familiar with Allure Beauty Box, it is a $15-a-month beauty subscription that was named one of the Best Women’s Subscription Boxes and one of the Best Beauty Subscription Boxes by MSA readers in the 2019 Subscription Box Awards. Sample sizes are usually good (typically at least one or two full-size items per box), and Allure does a great job of including new brands + products.

The October Allure Beauty Box will include:

Verso Super Eye Serum – Full-Size

What do you think of the spoiler?

Allure Beauty Box is $15 a month. Click this link and scroll down the page to see what you’ll receive in your first box and to get a free gift with your subscription.

Check out our Allure Beauty Box Reviews + Allure Beauty Box Spoilers to see what you can expect from this beauty subscription box!

Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription box from Allure magazine that takes you behind the scenes at Allure magazine. Each month includes deluxe and full sized beauty and makeup items from mostly high-end brands chosen by the editors, likely leveraging Allure's insider connections. Becomi... read more.
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I started using allure in April and I have to say it has exceeded my expectations as far as quality and value. I already have an annual subscription box that offers quality skin care products. I only signed up for allure because it’s affordable and won’t leave me with an abundance of products. Now that this box is going to be pushing $25 a month with tax, it’s going to be pretty hard for them to compete with other beauty boxes like boxycharm and ipsy, especially since they offer five full-size products whereas allure is only offering two to three which is pretty much what we get already.I will be checking out what each month has to offer and plan to opt out of any boxes that fall short. I’m really hoping that Allure will keep up with the competition
🤞 because I really have enjoyed their boxes.


I thought dr pimple popper said not to use retinoids near your eyeballs? Hmmm


Really??? I use my Curology low dose Tretinoin under my eyes to fight chicken skin & millia 😳


This post needs to be updated. Allure will not be a $15 per month subscription any longer. Starting October 1,2020, Allure Beauty Box will be $23 per month.


I’m going to wait and see what Allure does with this before I get upset. If the products are anything like May, June and July of this summer and we appear to get more, then I’ll probably be fine with it. I’ve always liked that this is a skincare heavy box and I hope it stays that way. The other thing I love about Allure over Plus is that they never pawn old product off on people like Ipsy can tend to do. They just sent out another round of that Nomad Berlin palette that was originally in Plus over a year ago. Something tells me those aren’t new and have been sitting around Ipsy for awhile.💁 I think I’m just going to look at spoilers from my Ipsy Plus and Allure and decide which I would rather have each month, because I’m not getting both with the Allure increase.


8 dollars more per month is just too big of a jump. If it were 3 or 4, maybe… I’m out.


You can lock in current rate if you subscribe to annual now. You’ll also get the mega bundle.


I have a yearly sub, so the price change won’t affect me until my subscription runs out. Seriously, though, I enjoy the box, for the price difference I might as well resubscribe to Boxycharm or Ipsy Glam Bag plus with all full size, sample choices, and at nearly the same price. I’m hoping Allure makes a huge change starting in October/November/December (I doubt improvement will start with October), or I won’t be staying when my sub is up.


It has been $15 since it started well over 10 yrs ago as Sample Society. I don’t mind the price increase. The box value is always there c’mon. Everything goes up in price. This raise was due. No complaint here. This product spoiler we are seeing here has a retail price of $65 on sale! That’s only one product that will be in October’s box! Why the shade?!


Lol math geek here. An $8 increase on $15 is 53.33%. A price change from $15 to $30 would be a 100% increase.
Not only is this a significant increase, but it also now places Allure in direct competition with several $25 boxes. That category of box comes with expectations including value, customization, and choice. Allure has offered 2-3 full size items most months. Often times one is a sheet mask. Other full size items include eyeliner, mascara, lippie… mostly items that would be great in one color but worthless in another.
Allure could step up and compare favorably to the competition, and I hope they do. I’ve looked through past boxes and would only pay $23 for one in three that I received. While I have enjoyed trying new products, I will only purchase the new box when one of the items really catches my eye. Like many others, my breaking point for purchasing a box of whatever they send me is apparently $15.


Oops! You are right about that. I lost my mind for a minute. But I still have no problem with this increase. I love the company.


Omg, thank you for pointing out that $30 is a 100% increase and not 50% lol, because I was just about to comment the same thing 😂 I agree with your points about the price increase as well. I’ve enjoyed the last few boxes at $15, but this new price jump gives me pause. They need to really step it up if they want people to stick around.


This doesn’t look like the full-size Verso eye serum on sale for $68 on Dermstore. This is a smaller tube – but hopefully a deluxe sample size. I don’t think this will be one of the 3 full-size items Allure is now saying will be in every monthly box, starting in October, for the new price of $23. Since they’re increasing the monthly price 50%, why isn’t their first spoiler one of the full-size items, to get people interested/excited about the change??


@missann, no, a 50% increase would make it close to $23.

50% of the current rate is $7.50

$7.50 plus $15= $22.50


This spoiler is from before the proposed change to upgrade the box in October.


A 50% increase would make the box $30 lol


I agree, I’ve been subbed for a few months now and have enjoyed every product that I’ve received. Although I didn’t use every product since I don’t use that much at once, I’m still able to sell them instead, which easily helps cover the $15, soon $23, spent for the entire box. These are all carefully picked out to suit most skin types, which I personally don’t think is as easy to find from any other beauty boxes. Allure’s been spoiling us this summer, I have a good feeling that they’re planning more surprises once October hits.


Idk why everyone is so mad about the price increase of the Allure box. It’s a great box, especially if you like skincare-heavey subs. It’s been an absolute STEAL at the price it’s been for a while now, so really not surprised that they’re upping the amount.


It is probably still a good value box. However, once you are in the $25 price range, you are competing with boxy and Ipsy Plus, which are both great in it on way. I think most of us have collected so much stuff and and it hard to justify subbing to multiple full size boxes at this point. When you are still $15, with a good mix of full size items and samples, I personally consider it a little “fun” toy for myself. I don’t need this, but it is cheap enough to have just for fun. Once goes to the $30 mark (with tax, my $25 box is very close to $30), it better gives me something good. Something real good. And I can’t see myself having 3 $30 boxes each month. That’s just too many products, and too much money on things that I can’t use up.


I’m pretty sure that the price increase is most likely due to the Covid virus, lots of peeps just aren’t going out much and not wearing as much makeup if any when they are forced to stay home day after day except for a few minor trips to get essentials. The cosmetics market is suffering especially in the lipstick and foundation categories since who cares when you are wearing a mask which will just smear and obliterate them? Also has anyone picked up a copy of Allure or any beauty or fashion mag lately? Not too much meat in there either and everyone is starving for profits. I was planning to re-up my subscription but I’m not sure if I will now. So sad, especially with my personal favorite the Sephora Play Box gone as well.

Christa H.

I just got an email stating that the price of Allure beauty box is going to be $23 starting in October 😩 Looks like I’ll be canceling


I just got that, too! BUT if you do an annual plan with them before October 1 you will get that current annual rate of $165 🙂 That makes the change a bit nicer 🙂

Christa H.


Christa H.

😂 I should have read before posting lol


Just got an email from Allure…price increase beginning October1,2020 it goes up to $23 per month. They are calling it an upgrade with 3 or more full size items and value of box of $100 plus. Don’t know how I feel about this?


I agree, it is a huge increase. I am definitely not signing for the year. Such an increase has me suspicious. Plus, I don’t want to be locked in for a year in case it bombs – I will give them a couple, three months to see what’s what and want to be able to cancel if it goes sideways. Does anyone have any sort of “company” news to share on what might be behind this? Thanks and good luck to all.


Hmm, don’t know how I feel about that. I really love Allure, but they are going to have to BRING IT to make me want to plunk down that much money each month.

That being said, I’ve kind of been looking for a reason to drop Ipsy…if Allure can prove to me that it’s worth my while more than Ipsy, I might stick around.

Tina Ames

I think this is crazy we already get two to three full sizes and the value of our boxes are already over 80.00 every month even 100 sometimes……I do not feel like this is an upgrade for us,this is just Allure wanting to get more money….I am on the defense because I do love this box but it is not worth almost 25.00 for only three to four full sizes and a 100 value…..Ipsy and Boxycharm 25.00 boxes are 5 full size products for a value of 125.00 or more a month,and my boxes with them have always been over 150.00 each month……I guess I have some thinking too do about this one,so disappointed with Allure.


The annual rate is going up to $250.00, which is still cheaper per unit, but it’s a fair chunk of change.

It’s probably too late to try canceling my current membership and re-sign up at the current rate of $165.00 and still get the September box.


From my email,
To thank you for your loyalty, we’d like to give you the opportunity to enroll in our annual plan at the current yearly rate of $165. Call Customer Care at (800) 274-1603 before October 1, 2020 to take advantage of this limited-time, non-refundable offer.

So, I am need to decide if i am going to pay a year up front, or cancel… i wonder, if they will allow us to skip months with yearly. I have skipped several this year, but I am monthly.


If you’re worried about missing the September box, you could always order it from Amazon as a one-off.


I just got the email too. Not sure what I’ll do. I have a sub with Allure and one with Amazon, so probably not going to keep both at this price. Did you see that they are going to have opportunities to buy things at member only prices? Is this going to be just another Ipsy type sub? They are going to offer limited edition boxes as well.


I just got that email too and will likely take them up on the annual deal. That works out to less per month than I pay now.


Me too.


Are they saying that if you lock in an annual subscription now, they will honor it after the price change?

I sub monthly through Amazon right now, but if this is the case it would make me seriously consider getting an annual sub.


I just came to write this same comment. I do not like this change. I will unsubscribe if they change because I can customize 3 items with Ipsy.


I’m glad I saw your post! I came on to say something about it, as well! Starting the value to “be greater than $100,” with 3 full-sized products is going to be a stretch.


I recently got a 3-month gift sub, so I’ll automatically be getting this box and I’m thrilled. Eye serums are one of my most favorite types of products and will typically get me to re-sub to any box, lol. I’m looking forward to trying this one out 🙂


Good spoiler!


So not excited for verso! 🙄


I love Verso products. Does anyone know if it’s the full size?


This spoiler is from before the proposed upgrade.

Tanya M.

I do too! They work well for me. I use an eye oil and a cream… but i love the brand so far.


My guess is it’s a sample since the full size comes in a bottle.




I’m excited for this! I got the regular Verso eye cream in an Ipsy shopper deal, and it’s terrific. Very interested to see how the serum works out for me.




I was taught: 1) Not to use any irritant around my area. This includes retinols and fruit acids in face creams ( not eye creams) .
2) Likewise, unless a sunscreen is made for use in the eye area ( very few ever have been) cover the eye area with one’s regular makeup and wear sunscreen.

Some people will have irritation with this eye cream, and I would use it at night only, not in the sun. Wash it off before going in the sun and protect eyes with sunglasses.


I’ve had so much irritation using retinols around my eyes and I’ve tried many. I’d not heard this advice as so many eye creams contain them. I don’t have sensitive skin otherwise.


I like Verso products. I use the face serum daily. Love it. This eye cream is okay. Nothing awe-striking. The dark spot corrector, 2 full size bottles, did NOTHING for the sunspot on my face. Nothing. The face wash is nothing special either. This box may be a skip if nothing great is offered. Allure is still my favorite box. I wish they would allow the option to skip a month via an app. Ipsy keeps me around by offering that fast, easy option. Calling Allure every other month is getting old. I have also subscribed through Amazon, but sometimes the variant item is not what I hoped for.


I use Tretinoin on my face, primarily for acne, but it probably helps keep the wrinkles away too, and the prescribing information specifically says to avoid the eye area. I have not tried using it by my eyes, but I assume there’s a reason why the instructions say to avoid the eye area. That being said, OTC retinoids aren’t as strong as the prescription version.


That’s old thinking. Dermatologists prescribe much much stronger retinoids than the one is this Verso product for use around the eyes all the time. I’ve used Rx tretinoin and every OTC retinol product under the sun around my eyes for over a decade with zero ill effects. Like any ingredient, some percentage of people will not tolerate it as well as others, but I’ve never experienced any irritation whatsoever from any OTC retinol- they’re relatively weak.


Same. I’ve had incredible results using my 0.1% prescription tretinoin under my eyes. I’ve personally never had any problems. Of course some people have more sensitive skin than others so everyone needs to do what’s best for them, but I don’t think most dermatologists would discourage the use of tretinoin under the eyes in general.


Just coming here to agree – I use .1% prescription retin-a under my eye (not on the lid area) and my doctor said not only can I, but it’s the best way to increase the skin’s thickness. I’ve used Differin there as well. Knock on wood I’ve never had any problems with it. I thought that was what most people did.


I loved the Verso product that I got through IPSY! Hopefully, the rest of this box is just as good.


question: do people use a specific eye sunscreen when putting retinol creams around their eye? Or regular face sunscreen?


Thank you all!


I use retin-a under my eye and on my crow’s feet and I use Colorscience mineral SPF 50 or SkinMedica mineral SPF 32 on my face – everywhere on my face – every day. Never had an issue and my doctor has always said to do this.


oooops my comment above was supposed to be a reply to Izzie’s question a few comments up – sorry!


Izzie – it’s whatever your skin can handle. My face is pretty sensitive to chemical sunscreen in general but okay with mineral sunscreen. I use the same sunscreen around my eye area I do the rest of my face, and haven’t had any issues. Some folks are more sensitive. (But do only use retinol eye creams at night.)


Paula bergoun (cosmetics cop) says there’s no difference between eye & face creams. Caroline Hurons says to avoid eye area (and nose creases, close to mouth, neck) with retinol.


I should add that just because you don’t apply the retinol to your eyes you still get the benefit for that skin. It sinks into all your skin, it doesn’t stay in one place! It’s not a spot treatment.

I too use eye products bc they come in my boxes but I don’t think I would buy one. Maybe the metal rollers bc they feel so good!!


Agreed. I’ve never used eye creams before because I see no difference between them and moisturizers. Dermatologists have even told me there’s no difference. BUT considering I’m a sub addict I have a box full of them so I’m now using them at night and sometimes I use them as a face cream just to get rid of them.


And my dermatologist told me I could use gentle retinol creams around my eyes, and they’ve done wonders for my undereye circles and fine lines. 🤷‍♀️ There’s no set-in-stone instructions when it comes to skin, because we all have different tolerances for different ingredients.


Izzie, it’s up to you and your level of sensitivity which may increase after using retinol. I have personally found the Colorescience Total Eye works great without any problems around my eyes (it also has an apricot tint that helps brighten my eye area), but it’s expensive. I have found two regular Korean sunscreens that don’t irritate around my eyes that are made by Purito. They don’t have any scent and they contain skin soothing cica. Comfy Water Sun Block SPF 50+ PA++++ is a zinc based sunscreen and Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF 50+ PA++++ is a chemical based sunscreen. Both are my faves, layer well under makeup, but they are not water resistant.


Thanks for the names of the K sunscreens! There are so many, and it’s nice to have more info. That’s almost all I use now, both because they are upfront about how much UVA they contain, and also because none of them make my eyes water, and I go up right to the eye now. 🙂


I believe eye creams with Retinol are for night time use only. It’s up to you, ofcourse, but I wouldn’t recommend it.


I don’t use retinol, but I use Origins eye cream with SPF 20 whenever I go out. It’s not a very high SPF, but it’s one of the few that doesn’t irritate my eyes.

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