Being someone who’s always looking to try new beauty products, without having to splurge on full-size products and risk not liking it, I love the idea of beauty subscription boxes. Now, there are plenty that I’ve tried and ended up feeling robbed, like Ipsy (Just my personal experience, sorry), but I wanted to give the Allure Beauty Box a try to see if it deserves the hype it’s given.
My biggest hesitation with this box is the comparison to Boxycharm, where for $6 more dollars, I get 4-5 full-size products, instead of a mix of full-size & deluxe-size products, like provided in this box. What it came down to is the brands both companies partner with and the value of the deluxe-size products from those companies.
Both work with reputable brands, so I figured, I could try it out and if I didn’t like it, I could easily cancel my subscription, right? Plus, I used the coupon to get $5 off my first box, which would end up costing me $10. No big deal, right? Considering the Huda Lipstick was not only a shade that was only offered with this box, but the lipstick retails for $20, so it’s already a steal.
The biggest downside is that every month is a new gamble with your money, which is the best part about cancellation, since you can just unsubscribe if you’re ever unhappy about a box. Then, they try to give you incentive to invest in the whole year, but offering a bundle price that gives you two boxes free. It’s a tough choice, but since I just started out, I signed up for monthly, until I trust it as much as I do Boxycharm.
Alright, now I’ll stop jabbering so we can get to the contents of this limited-edition box that was in collaboration with Huda Beauty.
Once I cut the tape that seals the box, this is the first look of what’s inside:
And here’s everything pulled out of the box:
First, let’s take a look at the paper articles that come with the box, which are a promo code card from Huda Beauty, the monthly box magazine, and next month’s sneak peek, scratch-off card.
01. The promo code card from Huda Beauty:
(This promo code may have a limit of how many times it can be used. See promo card for more info.)
02. This month’s magazine:
03. Next month’s sneak peek scratch-off card:
Now, onto the products, I’ll start with the biggest hype behind this month’s box: the Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick in the color Alluring. As I mentioned before, this color is only available through purchasing this subscription box, and even then, both Allure and Huda warn that there are limited quantities. Huda herself may not like red shades, but I love how bold and confident they make anyone look, and it suits Allure’s personality like a glove. Now, THAT’s how a collaboration get’s done! This product came as a full-size:
First product I pull from the pink bag, and also from Huda Beauty, is a pair of the Samantha #7 Eyelashes. I’m not one who cares to wear eyelashes on a regular basis, but for the sake of really trying these out so I can give a thorough review, I’ll give these a shot. After all, I may like how they perform well enough to only use Huda lashes on my makeup clients. Samantha’s style is claimed to be medium volume, with natural style, making it great for everyday looks.
Next product from the pink bag, and again, from Huda Beauty, is the Kayali Perfume Collection in the Vanilla | 28 scent. I am not someone who’s the biggest fan of vanilla, considering I burned myself out of it during middle and high school, but again, I’m trying to give all these products the benefit of the doubt. The first thing I noticed was how potent it is, because I could smell it as soon as I broke the tape seal on the subscription box and opened it up. For me, that’s not a good thing, because I get migraines that are easily triggered by strong smells. For the sake of trying to get the most value out of this box, I will still try it out and give it a thorough review, including performance and how it reacts with my own pheromones.
Here’s how the sample looks:
Third product I pulled from the bag is the Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Gold 24k Hydrogel Mask. I have never heard of this company before seeing this mask in this box, but I’m always open to using new skin products if they work better than what I currently use. When it comes to sheet masks, I’m torn, because I love the idea of keeping products on your skin without getting dried out by the environment before it can fully absorb in my skin. On the other hand, I don’t like how much waste it creates, since each mask can only be used once and then needs to be tossed.
Here’s how it came in the box:
Fourth product I pulled from the bag is the Benefit Cosmetics Ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color with Brush in the shade 3.5. I’ve tried a handful of Benefit’s products, all with great results, so I expect no less from this.
This product came as a mini-size & here’s how it looks:
Fifth, and last out of the regular box, is the Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray. So far, the only product I’ve tried by Ouai before was the Leave-In Conditioner that came in my FabFitFun subscription box (Yes, another subscription.). The product claims this is the love child of a dry shampoo and hairspray, and I am all game for that kind of life. I constantly try to educate my clients that it’s not healthy for their hair to be washing it every day, so this is a great product that I could possibly recommend to them.
Here’s how this travel-sized product arrived:
Since this was my first box, there was a Mystery gift promised as a welcome gift, and it turned out to be two products from Laneige, their Water Bank Moisture Cream and their Water Bank Sleeping Mask. I’ve tried the Lip Sleeping Mask from this company already, which I LOVE, so I’m excited to try these. Both arrived as deluxe minis and here’s how they looked:
01. Laneige’s Water Bank Moisture Cream
02. Laneige’s Water Bank Sleeping Mask
That’s it for this unboxing, y’all! If y’all want to add this subscription to your life, click here to get $5 off your first box and a welcome gift, like I did!
Have you tried this subscription before and did you love or hate it? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below! 🙂
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