Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review: September Allure Beauty Box.

Disclosure: I get a commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post. 

Marianne is going to yell at me but when I tried to cancel my Allure Beauty Box a few months ago they offered me my next four boxes at $10. (It's normally $15.) I totally caved and I am REALLY glad I did because these boxes are pretty damn sweet. I reviewed a few items I received already (including the YSL blur primer that's so freaking good) but I was really impressed by the September box. Here's what I got: 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Full size! Retails for $29)
Beauty Blender Micro Mini  (Retails for $9)
Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast – 3 oz (travel size! Retails for $15)

Literally everything in this box was something that I could use or was excited to try. Every single item was relevant to my interests which I don't think has ever happened with a sample box. Where's the shitty perfume? The hair oil? The sea salt spray? I was also impressed by the sizes - I got a full size(!) product, a travel size and a few deluxe sample sizes. Nice job, Allure. Here's what I thought:

I've liked the items I've tried from Drunk Elephant and this is no exception. It's not exciting but it is an unscented and nicely moisturizing night cream for dry skin. It's got a bunch of different African oils in it or something? I don't know. I like it.  I got a generous deluxe sample size which is so appreciated. It's enough product to use for a few weeks to really see how it works with your skin. Or, you know, for a travel bag. Good stuff. 

I already have a mini of this blush in a different shade that I really like, so I figured this one (a soft rose color called Dazzled) would be good too. It is! I mean, it's a powder blush and it does what it's supposed to. I like the color on me and even though it's got some sparkles, it doesn't make me look like a disco ball. Plus, full sized. So nice. 

I struggle with Beauty Blenders. I want to believe but I usually get lazy and just go back to using my fingers. This little micro mini, however, is just the thing for getting concealer or highlighter exactly where you want it (like the corner of your eyes) and no place else. It's about a third of the size of the regular egg and does a nice job. I'm not sure if I would've bought this, but I'm happy to have it. The Micro Mini normally comes in a pack of two for $18, so this is $9 worth of Beauty Blender goodness.

YOU GUYS. This stuff is so good. I'm pretty much of the opinion that all eye cream is kind of a scam but of all the scammy eye creams I've tried, this is definitely one of the best. Just really soothing and super moisturizing. Yay for Kiehl's. I'll probably buy the full size when I run out.

Okay, so this one. It's really just a dry shampoo but I decided to pretend along with Living Proof that this is a volumizer. It does it's job okay but man does it stink. It's just got an overpowering scent that I do not enjoy (though I'm sensitive to these things.) It works, though, and I appreciate being sent a higher-end brand to try. Plus, this travel size retails for $15, so that's the price of your box right there! Damn. (Marianne, do you want it?) 

Just FYI: I don't get any kickbacks from Allure for linking the box, I just really like what I've gotten so far so I wanted to review it. Currently if you sign up they'll give you $5 off your first box and I think you also get some kind of eye shadow palette too. Whee.


  1. Ugh! You make me want to sign up even though I really should not. Good to know it seems worth it. I would love to see what your upcoming boxes contain!

    1. Here you go:

  2. Nice that you got some unscented products! I also strive to find unscented if possible, especially in face creams.