Welcome to the review of the November Allure Beauty Box! I actually enjoyed this box a lot. Did y’all get this box? What did you think? Let me know!
ALLURE BEAUTY BOX
Box Type: Monthly beauty box featuring 6 high end beauty product samples (and sometimes full-sized products!).
Why you’ll love it: Top brands, great price, new products that you will love! A great way to sample expensive products without committing to the price tag. Each box comes with an Allure mini-magazine that showcases each product and is as quality as you’d expect from a magazine powerhouse like Allure.
How To Subscribe: Click here! (If there’s a space for it, tell them we sent you! They don’t have a referral program but they obviously should.)
Check out everything we got!
This is everything we got!
And here’s everything out of the packaging… More details below!
Too Cool for School All-in-One Egg Mellow Cream ($36): I first learned about this Korean skin-care company from Jill, who is all about that Korean skin-care life. I haven’t yet tried this cream yet – mostly because I forgot I owned it until right this moment – but I’m looking forward to trying this out! The packaging makes me feel like I am going to put some merengue straight on my face, but apparently, they use egg yolk, egg white extracts and other active ingredients like collagen fiber (collagen fiber?) to hydrate, firm and brighten skin. According to Allure, it smells flowery and fresh – not like Hollandaise sauce, which is a relief.
Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask Hydration ($6): I have a big stack of sheet masks that I am working my way through. I try to use these about once a week, but I occasionally forget, so these are stacking up. This mask in particular is sort of the fancy version of that DIY egg mask that you’ve likely heard about through the years, except this one is not a stinky, sticky mess. The egg whites and yolks are loaded with vitamins that soften and hydrate the skin, and the sheet mask is totally mess-free – no kitchen work required.
Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum ($45): I haven’t tried this yet but I think it looks really nice! I am almost out of my holy grail serum (y’all know by now it’s the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum) so I might try this out for a few days before I break out my new bottle of the EL. Some of the ingredients are glycerin, jojoba-seed oil and amino acids, which help plump fine lines. Then the honey extract brightens, the panthenol smooths and softens, and the vitamin E will help protect skin from free radicals. That all seems really nice, so I’m excited to try it.
Caudalíe Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm ($62): This is one of my all-time favorite eye creams for during the day. I think it has a light texture, which is nice for layering under makeup. I have received this product enough in boxes where I haven’t had to buy a full-size version yet, but after this little guy runs out, I might have to bite the bullet and buy the full-size version. It’s pretty pricy at $62, but it’s not $200 like my La Mer night eye cream.
Moda Mythical Crease Brush ($19.99 in a set of brushes): I’m not into the whole unicorn trend thing, and I think the unicorn trend is on its way out. Along with the mermaid trend. I’m over all of those things. However, since this brush came to me, I actually really love it! You’d be hard-pressed to find a crease brush I DON’T like, but I’ve gotten a few Moda brushes recently, and they have become some of my favorites! I love this big crease brush for blending out everything really easily.
(And I got that little “Wake up to makeup” dish as a perk from Sephora.)
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Luminous Lip Crayon in Malibu ($22): I love big lip crayons like this, so I was pumped to see this in the box, but then less pumped when I saw castor oil was the second ingredient. I wish I had realized that before I had swatched it because otherwise, I would have donated it since I won’t be able to use it. But castor oil is in many lip products because of its moisturizing properties. But randomly, both Jill and I happen to be allergic to it.
Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Mono in Bailey ($10): When you subscribe to Allure Beauty Box, you will receive a little Doucce magnetic palette because from time to time, Allure sends a Doucce single that you can pop in there. I haven’t been overly impressed with Doucce shadows as a whole, since a few of them are a bit chalky, so I wasn’t expecting much from this. However, it ended up being more pigmented than I was expecting. I don’t own many blue shadows that I can think of, and I like this navy shade.
Here are the swatches of of the Juice Lip Crayon in Malibu and Doucce shadow in Bailey.
Final Grade: A
I think this was a great Allure Beauty Box! I think it had a lot of products that I am interested in, and even though I can’t use the Juice Beauty lip crayon, it’s a product I would use, if I could.
If you are interested in subscribing, click here! And you are in for a treat in December, as Jaclyn Hill will be collaborating with Allure Beauty Box, and I am HERE for that! But you’ll have to subscribe to get her box! I’m interested to see how that collaboration will go, and if other boxes will follow suit.
Purchased; All opinions are my own
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