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Allure beauty box is a monthly subscription box brought to us by the Allure Magazine. Allure’s monthly beauty box offers top-trending, editor-tested makeup and beauty picks with a $70+ value for only $15. They offer top products selected by Allure editorial experts, at least 2 Full-Size products in every box, mini-mag with tips and exclusive offers, new members get a bonus gift valued at $15 or more, free shipping, and you can skip a box or cancel anytime.
I did actually receive this late last month after deciding to go ahead and re-sign up for February. I am not quite sure I’m going to do more than one beauty box a month unless it’s provided in exchange for a review, I am just enjoying the Ipsy bag, I feel like it is more personalized with products I would actually use, not to say I don’t like the Allure beauty box, it’s just full of things that I wouldn’t normally try otherwise!
Right now I am drowning in highlighters, I have enough to last me about a year or so. I recently started experimenting with highlighters this year and I think this one has a gorgeous glow, it’s very luminescent with a pearl finish, I want to say it has pink tones to it, but it’s almost a nude. I will probably use this one next after the nude one that I using. I am glad to say that makeup that cares about the planet cares about its customers, the highlighter is cruelty-free, gluten-free(why would gluten be in makeup, not like you’re eating it), vegan-friendly, soy-free, and nut-free. Not sure, I think some makeups just like the labels…
The Pro Contour Brush is the most versatile of the pro NYX brushes that went out in February. When you swirl the tiny, fluffy, round brush in tight circular motions, foundation, concealer, and contouring products become airbrushed.
I think it goes without saying, you can have all the makeup in the world, but it’s how you apply it that really puts your look together, do we ever have enough makeup brushes?! Serious question! This one will be great for blending everything for a finished look right before the finishing spray! The brush has round edges and is super soft. I can’t wait to play more with it!
Beauty is how you take care of your skin throughout your life. Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion – The first of its kind infusion-is designed to reawaken and help maintain your skin’s most vibrant look of health, and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Powered by long lifelong life herb. This modern fluid-serum delivers exceptionally radiant resilient, more looking skin-to enjoy years to come.
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I prefer serums over creams and lotions after a good face mask, to really lock in that glow and moisture. This one has a pearl glow about it that makes that fresh face look youthful and glowing. This stuff is great, I wish it came in a bigger bottle.
The undisputed authority in hydration combines time-tested natural herbal apothecary formulas with modern skin science to provide effective solutions for skin concerns. All belif products are dermatologically tested and free of mineral oils, petrolatum, and synthetic dyes, fragrances, and animal origin ingredients. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
This is another beauty product that is out of my preferred price range, with the amount they give you, I think it’s going to be hard to determine a before and after to decide if the eye cream is worth the pretty penny, or should I say silver dollars you’re going to have to spend for the product itself. It smells really sweet, like
The selected premium tea and the rose extract contains antioxidant, brightening and calming effects which allow the skin to stay moisturized and rejuvenated. Sheet masks are my favorite time to relax while I work, my face is so dry, the only thing that rejuvenates it from dull skin to a smooth glow – is a long sit in a face mask – which I enjoy weekly! This mask is cruelty- free and hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin, rest easy! This also contains Kombucha, Moringa, Green Propolis, Madecassoside, Honey Suckle, Lemon myrtle, and Panthenol just to list a few super ingredients! I know this is an Allure box, but I just wanted to point out that you can get one if you’re an Ipsy member for just $2.70 here (at time of writing).
The sheet mask is a light pink color, very different from my normal white sheet masks, it is very well fitted for my face, it smells of roses and really hydrated my skin. There was plenty of serum formula remaining in the package to spread under my chin and neck, even had enough to add after my face absorbed the serum from the mask. It seems I forgot to take a picture, possibly because I can’t help myself with facemasks, I am wearing it! Can you blame a girl?! I guess I will have to use a stock photo.
Don’t let the picture fool you, this is more of a pink berry, rather than a red, with tones of purple and blue. Red is not my color! But I can work with this berry if I go for a classic look. I usually don’t like lipstick, but I can work with this lipstick because it’s creme lipstick, it has an opacity to it, it’s not a full-coverage lipstick. I love the tube, it’s compact and unique in its design.
This is definitely one of the more high-end moisturizers meant for all skin types that won’t break the bank given the amazing result the product boasts. For those that have an allergic reaction to fragrances in products, this would be the moisturizer worth your consideration. The moisturizer contains b3, amino peptides, and one moisture power delivering retinoid complex that leaves your skin looking years younger in just weeks, brightening, toning, smoothing wrinkles and reducing dark spots. You’ll never know until you try!
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Red is NOT my color, I wished they’d of let me pick a shade, there are shades with berry and tangerines. This is definitely a full-coverage matte lipstick with a suede finish that moisturizes lips, it is a very intense color and I personally can’t pull it off! This highly concentrated formula gives exceptional color and coverage in a single coat for an intense matte lip look. Made with light-diffusing gel and hydrating jojoba and ester oils, the stay-true color and comfort that last all day.
I would have loved to try another shade of this high-end lipstick, but I am not entirely sure I could have even pulled off a full-coverage lipstick. I do better in glosses and lip shaded lip balms, and sometimes opaque lipsticks. I haven’t tried it, I think I will save it to give to a friend or stick in a curated giveaway.
This is a very intense full-coverage red liquid matte velvet lipstick, another bonus lipstick that is far too red for my taste. This liquid lipstick features a breakthrough formula that infuses lips with deep, intense color while providing lasting hydration, this non-drying and non-sticky matte formula that delivers an incredible color payoff that lasts.
I feel that same about this intense color it’s just not my shade, but they have tones of full-coverage pink shades that might be right just for you!
Verdict: I was very excited to try my second month of Allure Beauty Box, but I feel they fell a little flat when it came to makeup, it had three types of moisturizes, a highlighter(which I am drowning in from other subscription boxes *cough*IPSY*cough*), a brush that I am not familiar using, and well, compared to January’s Allure Beauty Box, I am a little confused as the direction Allure was looking for…
As it stands, 2020 is having pretty rough start already, and with the sneak peek at April’s Beauty Box, I personally feel I want to try other beauty boxes until I see something pop up in that I would be interested in trying. Nothing against Allure, for $15 a month, they are well worth their value! So on that note, let’s determine the value of February’s box.
Wander Beauty After Hours Highlighter a full-size is 0.21 oz at $30, the sample size is .09 oz valued at $12.85
NYX Makeup Brush Pro Contour Brush is full-size at $14
Bareminerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Serum a full-size is 1 oz at $38, the sample size is .25 oz valued at $9.50
Belif Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream a full size is 0.84 oz at $58, the sample size is 0.17 oz valued at $11.73
Honey Jarret Super Beau’Tea Mask is full size at $3
Appeal Ultra Créme Lipstick In Muse is a full-sized product at $21
Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Moisturizer Unscented is currently $28.99 for a 1.7 oz full-size, the sample size is 0.18 oz valued at $3
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte Intense Lipcolor 400 a full-size product is $38 for 0.14 oz, the sample size is 0.05 oz valued at $13.57
Giorgio Armani Rouge Lip Maestro Intensive Velvet Color 206 a full-sized product is $38 for 0.22 oz, the sample size is 0.04 valued at $6.90