This year I'm trying a few new subscription boxes! The Allure Beauty Box is one of them! The Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 6 or more beauty products. At least 3 of them will be full sized products! The Allure Beauty Box is curated by the editors of Allure Magazine. Allure Magazine is one of the beauty expert destinations for getting and maintaining beautiful skin.
What's unique about the Allure Beauty Box is that the editors choose and test the products themselves. Allure promises that the value of each box is at least $100 or more. I really like the mini magazine they include with each box. The magazine lists each product, the MSRP of the full-sized product, and where you can find more. Plus, you can find some discount codes for a future purchase.So lets dive into my first two boxes from Allure!
My January Allure Beauty Box came with 3 full size products - although you can argue that the mini Base Blue Airsponge can also count as a full size product except the mini airsponge is sold in a set of 6.
My box included:
This is a very popular product and people really love it. Basically it's supposed to be an aggressive exfoliate for your skin. So far I love that Allure is including really trendy products in their box.
Since I can always use more beauty tools, I'm extremely grateful for an additional makeup sponge because this means I don't have to wash the sponges I already have. This Airsponge Mini is latex-free and is meant to use in hard to reach places like the corners under the eyes, around the nose, etc.
We love L'Occitane products. I wish this was larger but that would definitely be a very generous and expensive item to include in this box. This size is probably good for 1-2 applications but at least you get to experience what the hype is all about - very worth it IMO! The cream fights wrinkles and adds firmness to your skin. It's often been referred to as a better replacement for retinol.
Hands down these are extremely high prestige skincare items. The AQ Serum Absolute is a high-performance serum offers support to skin that sags with age, revealing a toned, tightened and more lifted appearance. The Moisture Liposome Serum is a lightweight, super-moisturizing serum. It's main feature is Liposome Technology that Instantly soothes, softens and smooths skin for improved resilience and radiance.
The Moisture Liposome Serum sample is valued at about $31.25
The AQ Serum Absolute sample is about $58.75
A very portable/travel size creme and powder blush duo that can be used individually or layered together. The duo is vegan and cruelty free and the compact features a mirror (making it truly travel size worthy).
Check out my swatch below:
This is my first time hearing of True & Lucious products. I really like the color and the lightweight feeling. According to the brands website, this lipstick is where "hydration meets color". It has a clean, nourishing formula with lasting hydration and vibrantly luscious color payoff in a silky-satin finish. Some ingredients includes hyaluronic acid and organic Konjac Root powder.
ManiMe Personalized Gel Nail Stickers (full size) Coupon code for $30
I'm torn about receiving a coupon code (even if it's a 100% free promotion) because it requires me to do more work than I'm sometimes wanting to do. However, I've see a lot of ManiMe posts on Instagram and have been interested in trying it out. Since it's such a personalized product, I think it's an interesting item to include in the box.
Total value of January's box: $191.63
Leave-in conditioner meant to tame frizz and hide split ends by applying a little to the ends and hairline. Sandalwood is not a scent I would associate with haircare products for women but perhaps this is a unisex brand.
Wozzers Allure I love you! This is definitely a Holy Grail product! Full of the good stuff like, aloe, glycerin, witch hazel, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and plant oils/waxes. U Beauty is known for being a clean beauty brand who's products are vegan, non-GMO, cruelty-free, non-toxic, fragrance-free, alcohol-free and free of fillers.
A full size of this cleanser retails for $50 according to the brand's website. This is a cleansing foam meant for normal, combo, or oily skin types and it is supposed to remove makeup and fight acne.
A full-size (3 FL oz) is $24.99 on Amazon. This sunscreen is particularly unique because at SPF 100 it doesn't leave a whitecast and quickly disappears while keeping you protected.
Instantly revitalizes your skin and leaves your faces looking radiant while reducing irritation and fighting off damage. Ingredients includes, Cica, niacinamide, caffeine, and essential oils.
Floss Lip Advocate in "Your Honor" (full size) $18
This immediately went into my "on the go" makeup bag for fast lip moisture and a light swipe of color. "Your Honor" is described as semi-sheer berry pink.
Total value of February's box: $218.63
For my first 2 boxes I thought the assortment was really good! I received some staple brands/products I was familiar with but I was also introduced to some new brands, products and formulas. I received a well rounded variety of skin, makeup, nails, What energized me about the new products was how they're hyper-targeting for specific needs. I loved the prestige 1 oz samples as introduction to high specialized products.Visit Allure Beauty Box to subscribe and get next month's box!