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Allure Beauty Box May 2021 Available Now + Full Spoilers

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ByMSAMay 1, 2021 | 88 comments

Allure Beauty Box
3.6 overall rating
720 Ratings | 154 Reviews

If you sign up now, your first box will be the May 2021 Allure Beauty Box

If you aren’t familiar with Allure Beauty Box, it is a $23-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 three or more full-size items per box), and Allure does a great job of including new brands + products.

The May Allure Beauty Box will include:

 

  • Wander Beauty Sight C-er Vitamin C Concentrate (Full Size)
  • Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
  • Joséphine Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick- Tiphaine (Full Size)
  • CosRx Propolis Light Ampoule (Full Size)
  • Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb
  • Shangpree Gold Black Pearl Eye Mask OR Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Foaming Shower Gel OR Pur-Lisse Green Tea Matcha Sheet Mask*
  • Bonus: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50

*Depending on member history, subscribers will receive 1 of these. Members will not receive the same product twice.

If you sign up now, you’ll receive a new member gift:

 

  • Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew Fragrance
  • Dashing Diva Gloss Ultra Shine Gel Strips Duo

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Allure Beauty Box is $23 a month.

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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88 comments

Alice

Finally received my May box.

JUDY BOYER

I can’t figure out how to open this darn lipstick. Any hints! Feeling pretty dumb 🤣

SBR

It just twists off!

Linda

I love red lipsticks and wearable pink ones. However, corpse-like lips in nude or neutral shades wash me out (I’m a cool-toned skin natural blonde). I guess I’ve always loved these two colors. Anything else and it’s a no way from me. I must be in the minority. However, Allure honestly has to make a good box in my eyes to ever sub with them again considering I buy my makeup on my own and just always loved their end-of-the-year skincare boxes. Did they do that last year? Maybe my memory is messing up, lol. With an increase in price, I expect an increase in diverse products that aren’t constantly recycled from one box to another or from one other sub box to another sub box. Sigh. Maybe I’m burned out.

Pink5

The shipping label for my box was created today. They’re at least back on time with that.

If all goes well, I should have my box by the end of next week.

Jessica Barrett

YUCK!!!! Another Red Lip product. Not everyone can wear Red lips. Being a natural Redhead with pale skin, when I tried the previous ones Allure has sent, my husband told me I looked like a hooker.

Monique

I was coming to post the same. Pale brunette here. I have fuller lips too so a red on me just shouts hey look my lips. It’s too much. Why must the lip products in these box be either a red or a pale color that makes me look like a corpse? That said, I’m really looking forward to the rest of the box and i actually received a shipping notification today so hopefully they keep up with send notifications in the future.

Pink5

Pale bottle red here. I love red lipstick and wear it a lot.

Not a fan of liquid lips because they are generally matte and highlight every crease in your lips.

As for your husband saying you looked like a hooker, that was both unnecessary and unkind.

Linda

Agree

SBR

🤣 pale headed red head here, too🤪. “some” i can wear but unless I am somewhat dressed up then it just looks weird. That pixi lip looked bad on me but my 11yo was happy to take it from me.

Ally

I AM DONE WITH ALLURE FOR GOOD! This canceling of all their Canada subs is the last straw for me. After trying them on and off for years, they were finally at a really great place last year. Their customer service was amazing compared to what they were like 2 years ago, boxes were great, and the value was phenomenal.

Then there was that price increase. It broke my heart, but I stayed because every time I’ve had an issue this past year, their customer service people have been wonderful and fixed things without question or issue. Better service than the other boxes I’ve sub. But the boxes themselves have not been that much better, if at all, since the increase, nor have I seen any changes to their service that made it worth it (other than giving me the ability to give them more money by upselling me their old product)… until they started shipping to Canada. Though costly, I was so happy to get this for my mom instead of sending her one-off products to try. I was so incredibly excited for her to get this sub as her mother’s day gift this year, but I am now less than a week away, learning that she will not be getting it!?!?!

This was just a disappointment that cuts too deep for me and speaks volumes about Allure’s staff. I am so upset and have no faith that they plan to make anything better for the customer anytime soon. I feel uncared for after being very loyal to people who evidently just want to make a quick buck rather than be a source of knowledge and experience. Sorry but I don’t want to do this anymore, it’s over, and I already feel better for it. In the rearview mirror, this box seems classist and non-inclusive on purpose, since years later they are still not doing anything about their lack of product selection for our darker skin tones and raised the price a ridiculous amount without a lower-cost version during a moment of economic turmoil for anyone who wasn’t the kind of person at their offices.

Canceled my account along with my daughter’s (and forcefully my mother’s) and getting all three of us a monthly pint of Ben & Jerry’s with HBO subscriptions instead. I think at this point it will be much better to just every so often get a well-thought-out and desired beauty product for each of us that we absolutely love or want. Maybe in the far future, I will try another box again, but definitely not Allure. Sorry, not sorry for this rant.

Please let me know if any of you have great suggestions for what to do in place of the Allure Box as a regular gift to our three generations of ladies.

Denise

Since I already have all of the variations because I have subscribed for so long I wonder what’s going to be in my box

SBR

I don’t remember getting the eye mask, definitely got the face mask, but I think I got the shower foam in an Allure Thrills box. Was it also in ABB?

Denise

That’s what I’m saying . I have had this sub for a long time so how long are these samples sitting around for ? I have saved every booklet also cause I’m a weirdo lol. So I can prove what I got.

SBR

Well, eye mask was June 2020 and bath foam 3/2020. I actually skipped both those months but they goofed and sent me the June anyway. Now, i am irritated. These 3 are all repeats😡

Lana

First June spoiler is out already. MSA please get your act together. *insert Tyra “we were rooting for you” rant here*

Ro

Agreed. There are a few great writers/reviewers on MSA but I’m finding myself going to Red It (not sure the MSA filters will show the real word) more and more. I’ll miss Luna in the comments but the spoilers are very late and the reviews on MSA have been lacking.

Hanna

Yolanda…
Look for subreddit BeautyBoxes

Yolanda

How do I find them on Reddit?

Estalyn

Did anyone see the new $25 Causebox Welcome Box? It saw it Friday night in an ad on FB/IG and MSA has not reported that yet either. They are def not on top of anything.

Pink5

OMG, I watched the unboxing video on the Allure website, and the teaser for June is Laruse brushes that Ipsy had a year ago.

They’re decent brushes, but seriously??

SBR

And, if I remember correctly, they said brushes would not be counted as a full size. I also heard them say eyeshadow is coming this summer. Please no more ModelCo🤣.

SBR

A loop hole🤪

Lana

They said a single brush wouldn’t be “full size,” a brush set just might, we’ll see

Cat

Where do you see this video?

Pink5

On the Allure Beauty Box website. It’s about 3/4 of the way down the page.

Nicole

Am I imagining things or did Allure not promise at least 4 full size products when they increased the price? I don’t see 4 full size here, there’s only 6 items total because “bonus items” don’t count in my book. That’s why it’s called a bonus. I want to try that wander product and it’s worth the price of the box, but I’m cancelling after this month. I just signed up for FFF, which may be quarterly but it costs the same or less for a year and you get so much more and choices too!

Lana

They promised 3 full size items and 6 items per box with the price hike, idk where these other expectations are coming from

Stephanie

They promised 3 full sizes not including sheet masks.

Cat

Hmmm on the website is says 3 full size :/

Cat

I was thinking this too! There’s only three full size products here.

Prettypony

I am really excited for this. The lipstick looks really pretty, and I really want to try the CosRx Propolis Light Ampoule!

Stephanie

I know everyone has their own favorite lipstick colors but I wish these boxes would move away from the red, universal mauve color or bright pink lipsticks. I would pay more to pick a different color. I know this won’t happen but please can there just be a “we’re sending you red but if you want the nude pink instead it’s $5 extra”. I know this won’t happen but can’t a girl dream…lol

Colleen

I just think it’s wrong to be sending lipsticks , all the time. We all wear masks, so what are we going to do with them?

Jamey

Not everyone wears masks

Lana

No pictures?

Snow

Right? I thought maybe it was my phone or something 😂

Amy

I’m too late to cancel 🙁

Pink5

You have until the third to skip. I would call the customer service number on the Allure Beauty Box website.

Moni

I’m so excited. I’ve really been enjoying the products I received in my boxes lately:)

Amy

Thank you, Pink5!

Renee

Hi, I have a question. If I gift a subscription to someone does it get renewed automatically?

Luna

No, gift subscriptions do not renew. I always purchase gift subs for myself when I re-subscribe so I won’t have to bother with trying to cancel later. 🙂

Renee

Thank you, Luna 😊

Luna

Yes! I’ve always received the new subscriber gift (with my 1st box in my new sub) even when I use the same account. 🙂

Estalyn

Do you still get the new subscriber gift when you order a box as a gift?

Carol

I might get this for the serums and the lipstick. I recently signed up for FFF, so I guess it depends on what I pick for that.

Jennifer

The problem isn’t that it’s not retail higher than cost, but that since the items aren’t full size it tends to lead to sample overload, and it’s not staying competitive with other boxes since the price jump.

For example, Fashionsta is $25 a month, but sends 6 full-size items. Normally, with a few exceptions, these items are good brands that work well. The eye mask from a couple months ago was extra amazing. (They did have to rush source a julep teal liner this month that, while gorgeous, smears on the lower eyelid easily.) I’d rather have a product that is useful and works, whether it’s rv is $60 or $160, than a couple high rv items and some filler stuff of varying quality.

Allure does tend to often include one or two “pricier” options, but the rest of the box can feel like filler. I find I generally only grab what I want from my Allure boxes and the rest becomes clutter or stuff to give or donate – while I actually use more of the items from other boxes. I’ve skipped one Allure box this year, and barely held on this month since I wanted the propolis, but it’s the box I’m closest to cancelling.

Ashley

Wowsers, this site has gone downhill quick. Spoilers on other sites are posted before here and they’re missing some. Like Beauty Heroes for instance. Megan seems to grab a box when they are sold out. For everyone, I would choose alternate sites to get more up to date info.

Pink5

It’s not MSA’s fault that they can’t post full Allure spoilers and sooner.

Ever since the price change, Allure has been super-secretive about their spoilers, and since the beginning of the year (I think), full spoilers are just not available.

Hanna

It’s not just the Allure box. If it was it might be easier to overlook. It is that they are consistently far behind on spoilers and reviews of almost every box lately. If other sites already have full spoilers showing and MSA doesn’t then that means it is MSA that is behind and not Allure trying to be secretive. They seem to be putting in almost zero effort to stay current. They were repeatedly called out on the FFF posts for having incomplete spoilers that everyone else had known for at least a week. Some people even posted the rest of the spoilers in the comments but then in the next FFF post they AGAIN listed the incomplete info. Its like they aren’t even trying and they don’t care.

Kristin

Not true, it’s been on Amazon a couple days now.

Brittany

Yes, I am so sad to admit it, but I agree. This used to be my favorite site. Spoilers for major boxes come out, and they don’t say anything. I saw Macy’s spoilers on another website for May two weeks ago, and nothing here.

Denise

Actually a company took this over and there was no mention that it’s a marketing company or what is being done with our info. I feel like there should have been more transparency on the new owner and the privacy terms.

Brittany

Liz, and her husband- left the site about a year ago actually. It just feels like forever with the year it’s been!

Brittany

They are not. They sold it a few years ago, and it has gone downhill quickly since. It’s very sad- it used to be the BEST website!

LeanGreenBean

What happened to the couple that founded this site? Are they still involved?

Rebecca

Thank you for this information. I was pretty annoyed that I didn’t see spoilers for Macy’s before I was charged, but now I’ve checked them out and feel better about getting this particular bag.

Anita F

This is a reply to Cheryl Z: Macy’s full spoilers have been on hello subscription for a couple days. They were also on Macy’s website.

Cheryl Zaccone

May I ask what the other sites are? I have been waiting on the Macy’s spoilers.

Nancy

Did I see somewhere that Allure is now shipping to Canada?

Emilia

It looks like they stopped shipping to canada. I can’t find any reference about Canada on their site. Says US and Puerto Rico only. How can that be?

Emilia

Allure has confirmed that they had ceased shipping to Canada.

Lexi

I signed up for it with a Canadian address a few weeks ago, and I just double checked, and they charged me… So I’m kinda confused and worried I won’t get it now….
So weird.
I looked all over their site too and even clicked to make a new sub to see and it doesn’t give Canada as an option for the address…

Simonne

Yep! Shipping is 5$ I think. So 28 USD for the box.

Izzie

I was hoping for the lipstick to be a variation. I’d love to see allure featuring a lip balm with spf.

Pink5

Thematically, it looks like Josephine Cosmetics is modeling their line on Josephine Baker, the jazz singer. The site, however, is a nuisance to navigate.

Hoping for the eye mask or the shower gel. I think I got the sheet mask, but I am not sure.

Not excited for the Belif product. I have some already that I have not used yet.

Pink5

Sorry, wrong spot.

I’m not opposed to a balm with SPF, so long as it isn’t Fresh’s Rose. I got so many of those from Sephora, I could scream.

Jess

Am I the only one that is seriously underwhelmed about this box? I feel like since the price increase Allure has gone downhill to include repeat products. Should’ve skipped last month and am definitely skipping this month. Lame.

SharonDK

I have a year subscription and this box has me PSYCHED! I am a fair skinned, dark haired (thanks to Revlon Root Erase) red lipstick LOVER! Lots of skincare, no black eye liner and no mascara! As Red Sox fans chant in the middle of Sweet Caroline- so good So Good SO GOOD!

Jillian W

This was a cute response! Thank you for sharing some positivity and excitement! I also think this is a solid box with some great items to receive (even if I need to wait to open a couple) 🙃

Snow

A picture would be fantastic!

Flora

I thought sheet masks weren’t counted in the 3 full sized items

Flora

Thanks, I forgot that lipstick is counted as full size. A bit of a bummer since I don’t wear it under my mask.

Ashleigh

I don’t think they are being counted as full size. There are three other full-size items in this box. There is the vitamin C, the lipstick, and the propolis ampule. I’m actually really excited about this box for May! My skin usually loves propolis and I have not tried this brand’s propolis products.

Julia

It’s not. There are three full size items without it.

Sherri

They aren’t. The 3 full size items in this box are the Vitamin C concentrate, the lipstick, and the ampoule.

Jennifer

Oh bummer, the shade Tiphaine isn’t a variation. I don’t wear reds. 🙁

And it looks like the shower gel is a variation with sheet masks.

If the sunscreen was full size I would probably like this better, but Allure feels so underwhelming for the price point.

Lexi

I got super excited and checked out fashionista, but, international is 65$ per month, maybe that’s why I’m excited by this more than I ought to be! 🙂 It’s tough finding things are reasonably priced and ship to Canada… This is the least makeup heavy monthly box I’ve seen, so I was kinda excited to see we can finally get it in Canada 🙂

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