Since I unboxed my March and April Boxycharm Boxes on Monday I thought today would be perfect to do a March and April Allure Beauty Box Unboxing. I’ve actually been subscribed to Allure for several months now but keep missing putting up unboxings because the box comes so late in the month. If you want to see what all came in my March and April Allure Beauty Boxes then check out the video below or just keep scrolling!
About Allure Beauty Box
The Allure Beauty Box is a beauty subscription service that costs $15.00 and ships monthly. The Allure Beauty Box promises a value of $50 – $90 via full and travel-sized products. Allure Beauty Box contains both drugstore, like Simple, and high end, like Drunk Elephant. Allure Beauty Boxes have variations each month with only a few products being static across every box. The Allure Beauty Box supposedly offers a referral program that gets you a free full-size mascara, however, there is no way to access the link in your Account Management section and if you contact customer service they have no idea what you are talking about even though it is in their site FAQ. Due to this I will be unsubscribing after July which brings me to how you unsubscribe from Allure Beauty Box…you have to email them and they will then spend SEVERAL emails trying to get you to stay instead. In all honesty the Allure Beauty Box is worse than what a lot of people think a MLM is and I suggest subscribing ONLY if you think the products are worth it, you have no interest in referrals for your beauty subscription, and you either are up for a good fight to unsubscribe or you plan on staying subscribed for awhile.
March Allure Beauty Box Unboxing
The March Allure Beauty Box was the first time I experienced a skin tone specific product with Allure. I knew ahead of time that there was going to be a foundation sample in the March box and was a little worried about this. Not for myself as I’m pretty pale and can make most light shades work for me with either some moisturizer mixed in to lighten them or some bronzer added over the top to darken them. However, I was a little worried for the darker skin toned subscribers. Around the middle of February I received an email to customize my March box and it contained four options for the foundation, Marble; Dark Sand; Almond; Cognac, and an option for no preference. While not a lot of options the fact that they offered it and didn’t just send a random foundation shade was kind of cool. These were all the products in the March Allure Beauty Box:
|Laneige Water Sleeping Mask||70 mL||$25.00||10 mL||$3.57|
|La Roche-Posay Broad Spectrum SPF 60||50 mL||$29.99||3 mL||$1.80|
|Oribe Free Styler Hairspray||300 mL||$42.00||33 mL||$4.62|
|Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner||0.07 oz.||$22.00||0.04 oz.||$12.57|
|Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation||30 mL||$43.00||5 mL||$7.17|
|Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick||0.12 oz.||$22.00||0.04 oz.||$7.33|
|Simple Hydrating Gem Cream||1.7 oz.||$9.99||—||—|
April Allure Beauty Box Unboxing
Before we I get into what all was in the April Allure Beauty Box I want to discuss the MakeUp Eraser sample that was in the box. The full-size MakeUp Eraser can be purchased at Sephora for $20.00 and is 7″ wide by 16″ long and can be purchased in multiple colors. You can also purchase the Makeup Eraser in a mini size at Nordstrom for $12.00 and is 5″ wide by 3.5″ long. I mention this because the sample in the April Allure Beauty Box is 3.5″ wide by 3.5″ long which isn’t much smaller than the mini, however, the difference between the sample and the purchasable Erasers is that the sample is just the fabric with raw edges and the purchasable Eraser has a finished edge with sateen to help seal it. This means that the sample will last for several uses but will start to fray and ravel while the purchasable Eraser is supposed to last for 1 to 3 years depending on use and care. The link in the table below will take you to a link where you can request the MakeUp Eraser Sample for free for yourself! For the value of the box I will be valuing the sample at $5.00. Here is what the April Allure Beauty Box contained:
|The Makeup Eraser*||—||—||—||—|
|Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer||40 mL||$34.00||20 mL||$17.00|
|Stellar Brilliant Primer||33 mL||$35.00||7 mL||$7.42|
|Rahua Classic Shampoo||275 mL||$34.00||22 mL||$2.72|
|Rahua Classic Conditioner||275 mL||$36.00||22 mL||$2.88|
|NudeStix Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm||0.10 oz.||$24.00||—||—|
Final Thoughts on the March and April Allure Beauty Box Unboxing
I really hate that the Allure Beauty Box lies about the referral program and is so hard to cancel because besides those two issues I really love this subscription box! While March’s box hit below the promised value of the box the personal value was great. The only product that I’ll probably wind up trading away is the Eyeko eyeliner because I don’t use eyeliner enough to warrant all the ones I have plus another one. The rest of the items I love and can’t wait to try, especially the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation because it’s a shade down from what I’ve had and reviewed but I think it’s actually a better shade match. As for the April box, the only thing I’ll be giving up is the Korres cleanser because it is meant for normal / combo skin and my skin is as dry as the Sahara.
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