This is the new member bonus gift box you can snag for free if you sign up for Allure Beauty Box before the end of July!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Allure July New Member Bonus Gift Box
This box included an info card.
Here is a quick overview of the items inside and some of my first impressions:
Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk, 7 mL - Estimated Value $16.80 (buy 30 mL for $72.00)
This is one of those scents you just want to love! It's like sunshine with notes of musk, yellow flowers, and warm skin. Normally I shy away from coconut scents but this (much like Clean Reserve Solar Bloom) sort of sexy natural coconut is much less beach than it is chic. And the pretty little bottle? I love it.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in '405 Sultan', 6.5 mL – Full Size! Retail Value $38.00
Is there a perfect liquid formula? If you like a soft velvet finish with full coverage and zero dryness, this might be it. And this warm red is one of those shades that is perfect for a transition from summer to fall.
I absolutely love this.
Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara, 2.5 mL - Estimated Value $8.13 (buy a full size 8 mL for $26.00)
This is a solid mascara that is pretty dramatic. The curved brush provides lift while the black formula adds volume and a great curl to my straighter lashes. It lasted all day on my lashes without any flaking or eye irritation.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, 7.5 mL - Estimated Value $19.00 (buy 30 mL for $76.00)
I mean, Black Opium is a freaking classic. It is sexy, heavy, and you can't ignore it. While it might not be everyone's cup of tea, I love heady scents like this. If you like notes of burnt vanilla, coffee, spices, dirty florals, and a woodsy backbone, this is one you have to try.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in 'Zero', 0.03 oz - Estimated Value $16.50 (buy a full-size 0.04 oz for $22.00)
While I personally could go the rest of my life without another black eyeliner in a subscription box, if I have to get one, at least it is this one. If you prefer a smokier pencil to a clean liquid line, it doesn't get much better than this. It is long-wearing but still gentle on my eyelids and though I rarely do the whole eyeliner thing, a pencil like this is exactly what I reach for when I do.
Valentino Voce Viva Eau de Parfum, 1.2 mL - Estimated Value $3.00 (buy 30 mL for $75.00)
You all know I can be a bit of a scent snob and while I liked this perfume a lot, that really came from it being some sort of weird clone to so many others already out there. I immediately thought of YSL Libre and even of Black Opium because there is something about this one that is very related. Now, that isn't a bad thing at all. I tend to like scents like that anyways. I just don't think I would ever pick this over Black Opium and they are way too close for me to justify both. If you are a die-hard Valentino fan and want an alternative, this is a very viable (and beautiful) choice. Or even if you love Black Opium but want to do without the subtle coffee notes!
Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, 7 mL - Estimated Value $25.00 (buy 14 mL for $50.00)
The last item I unboxed was this little pot of eye cream. Don't let the size fool you. This is going to last a LONG time because a little goes a long way. As someone who generally uses an oil eye treatment these days, even I miss the occasional heavy cream. And this is heavy in the best way. Though it has a few slightly comedogenic ingredients, I worry a lot less about stuff like that around my eyes because the skin is just different. And the good stuff inside won me over anyways: shea, avocado oil, vitamin E, and more. It is basically like a super-comforter to skin that is so delicate.
Verdict: This gift ended up being worth over $125 and had some really great brands inside. It certainly ups the ante for new subscribers to sign up before the end of July. I think perfume and lipstick lovers will be especially thrilled with this one!
To Wrap Up:
What do you think of this new member gift?