Allure Beauty Box Review

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Allure Beauty Box is a monthly subscription from Allure Magazine. It contains deluxe and full-size beauty products from both high-end and drugstore brands.

The best part about these subscription boxes is that they are curated by the leading Beauty Magazine and you are actually getting products that have been already tested by the staff and approved by them. This means, you are more likely to love 90% of the content and you won’t get disappointed.

You don’t need to be subscribed to the magazine, to get a subscription for the boxes. Signing up is easy, plus right now you can get your first box with a $5 discount! You’ll get your box the same month you have subscribed. If you start on May 31st, you’ll get first your May box, followed by June box back to back.

The price for subscription is $15 per box + tax, however, you can also save with yearly subscription, which is $150 +tax. Shipping is free.

The content of each box usually has a value way higher than $15. Let see what’s inside the May 2018 Box.

May 2018

According to deputy beauty director Elizabeth Siegel, this box is filled with “instant-gratification products” that yield the result instantly and really make the difference when you need to get it very fast.

The box contains 4 deluxe products and 1 full-size product + 1 Beauty Bonus – 6 products in total!

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You also get a booklet with the description on each of the products and promo codes.

Wander Beauty

Baggage Claim Gold Eye Mask

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Est. value $8.33 ( 2 pairs)

Retail Price: $25 ( pack of 6 pairs, Buy Now)

These eye patches are just gorgeous from the outside and within. Each of the patches has 3 layers including the top gold foil layer that actually has the benefits of retaining hydration and preventing it from evaporation. The main active ingredients are hyaluronic acid, aloe leaf extract and lavender oil. Together, they bring hydration, soothe and calm the skin, while brighten and reduce the appearance of dark circles. I’m very surprised with the ingredient list since it’s free of harsh chemicals and the patches really work! The essence is fast absorbing and doesn’t feel sticky.

After I removed them my under eye area felt so refreshed. I have one more pair to go, and I’m thinking of getting a pack of 6 with the promo codes that I’ve got.

Kenra

Dry Oil Control Spray

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Est. value: $2.85 (1.2 oz)

Retail Price: $19.00 (8.0 oz, Buy Now)

I’m not a fan of hair sprays because they tend to dry out the hair. Thankfully, there are now nourishing sprays like the one from Kenra that can also manage frizzy hair. Moreover, it is infused with natural oils and you are getting your hair in place without making them look dull.

St. Tropez

Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse

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Est. value: $10.5

Retail Price: $42 (6.7 oz, Buy Now)

Unfortunately, I can’t try this right now since I’m having a laser treatment this week, but it is a product I’ve never heard about. This is a transparent self-tan mousse that gives an instant glow to your skin with one application and without the need of rinsing it off. You won’t get a dark tan though and you need to apply it evenly since it’s clear, but it won’t stain and works instantaneously.

In this box, you’ll either get this self-tan or St. Tropez Instant Tan Finishing Gloss.

First Aid Beauty

Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

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Est. value: $6.31 (0.34 oz)

Retail Price: $28 (1.7 oz, Buy Now), $14 (0.75 oz, Buy Now)

My first impression is its amazing natural coastal smell – just like I’m drinking fresh coconut water by the ocean. It makes the skin indeed smooth and creates the base for the makeup. It won’t make you feel greasy or oily, so I think it is best for people with oily to normal skin. And it adds such a nice natural glow to your skin!

Since  First Aid Beauty is famous for its good ingredient list, the product is allergy-tested and is safe for sensitive skin.

CLE Melting Lip Powder

Longlasting Matte Lip & Cheek Tint

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Value: $19.99 (Buy Now)

What I especially love about the subscription boxes, is that sometimes you get products in  formulas you’d never think of. Have you ever tried a lip powder? Well, this is the first time for me. While you need to be careful with its loose content ( and its ability to stain!) the powder instantly turns into smooth creamy lipstick when in contact with your skin. It is absolutely lightweight, extremely pigmented and somehow doesn’t get into lip lines. By the way, Cle Cosmetics, the K-beauty brand, was the first one to introduce lip powders to the world.

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Wearing Lip Powder in Desert Rose and Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

I especially like the shade that I’ve received  – Desert Rose – I think it is that type of shade that works with any complexion and hair color. This K-beauty lip powder came in a full size and can be used for cheeks as well! Make sure you just don’t inhale it.

 

 

Beauty Bonus

In this box, you’ll either get a deluxe size of L’oreal Elnette Satin Hairspray, or L’oreal Ever Pure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask.

L’oreal Ever Pure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask

Retail Price: $3.97 (1 sheet mask, Buy Now)

I received a full-size sheet of the hair mask.  This is a truly instantly working sheet mask for hair! It smells really good and you are getting silky and shiny hair in only 5 minutes! It takes a little more time to wash it off, but it is definitely worth it. By the way, it is sulphates-, parabens- and colorants- free! It comes as a foil cap and the mask itself is activated by the shower steam. I definitely need a lifetime supply of this sheet mask.

The total value of the content in the May box is estimated around $51.95. You can still get the May Box if you subscribe today.

What is your favorite subscription box? Let me know in the comments down below!

 


This post is not sponsored. My disclaimer is here.

If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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