Allure is STEPPING UP ITS GAME. This box’s value is huge, and has a full-size, super expensive product that is almost too expensive for me to want to buy. And now I own it!


Price: $15.00/month

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.)

Of course, the Allure Mini-Mag is still one of the best things about the subscription box. I love reading the descriptions about all of the products because I usually learn a thing or two.

Here’s everything we got this month. Do you see that full-sized Sunday Riley product?! DO YOU SEE IT?!

Sunday Riley CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum ($85): Yep. Here it is. I LOVE Vitamin C serums. I was just talking to Jill the other day because I wished that the Drunk Elephant C-Firma serum had a smaller travel size because I didn’t really want to spend $80 to carry around a second one just for my gym bag. But then I got this in the mail and I was like PROBLEM SOLVED. The Drunk Elephant one is like a dark orange almost gel-like consistency, whereas the Sunday Riley version is a white almost lotion-y texture. Both wear really well under makeup. I’ve only been using the Sunday Riley one for about a week or so, so I can’t speak to its long-term effects yet, but I like it so far! And holy hell, Allure. THANK YOU. Best $15 I have ever spent.

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in Rosewood ($20): Right now, I am just not really into the liquid lipstick thing as much anymore. I still have a few that I wear every so often (the Kat Von D, Smashbox and Huda formulas are my faves) but more than anything, the harsh, drying liquid lipsticks show every line around my mouth (prob from drinking iced coffee) and make me look so old!

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Brown ($21): Matt and I watch Project Runway, and right now, we are in the Project Runway All Stars cycle. Right now, Rodial is the makeup-sponsor, and Matt was like, so how is Rodial? Is it good? And I had to say, “I honestly don’t know.” I hadn’t even heard of the brand until then. Maybe. It’s possible I had seen it before, but it’s also possible I am getting it confused in my brain with Rodan+Fields. Anyway. Can I say how glad I am that I received a BROWN eyeliner? If 1 black eyeliner from subscription boxes, I have 500. This seems to be a nice gel liner, nothing fancy. But I’ll def be keeping it, versus putting it straight into my donate pile!

The One by Frederic Fekkai One And Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray ($29): Y’all, I live for trying new texturizing sprays, so this was a perfect addition to the box for me. I’m mad at myself for not trying it yet because honestly I forgot I got it until… right now. TBD if I like it more or less than the Living Proof one, which I honestly do not like that much. (I feel like that one makes my hair fall immediately.)

This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up ($55): This description says it’s a primer, moisturizer (normal so far) and… a mask in one. …What? I do not understand. How is it a mask? Either way. It’s a moisturizer. Let’s be real. I get really annoyed when I hear the words “priming moisturizer.” No. It’s a moisturizer. That’s it. Which is fine! You want your skin to be moisturized before putting on makeup! But it’s not a PRIMER. This is a pet peeve of mine, clearly. I will need to try this more, but so far, it seems to wear well under makeup, so that’s good.

Final Grade: A++++++++++++

The January Allure Beauty Box is quite possibly the best one they have ever done! Sunday Riley is a huge (not to mention expensive) skincare brand and they put a FULL-SIZE PRODUCT in this box. I’m still shook about it. (I say, “shook” now, apparently.) But the other products were great, too!

I can’t wait to see what Allure Beauty Box will send me next! If you are interested in subscribing, click here!

Purchased; All opinions are my own
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A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

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