See everything that came in the August 2020 Allure Beauty Box, a review of it all, and how you can sign up for an Allure Beauty Box subscription!
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Not much has changed here as far as my monthly Allure Beauty Box showing up super late. I haven’t canceled yet, but am still on the fence.
My August box showed up September 14. The entire September and October spoilers are out, as well as the first November spoiler.
Allure is also changing the box and the cost starting in October. The price is going up, but the amount of full size samples is as well. More on that below.
What Is Allure’s Beauty Box?
Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription box. They typically send deluxe samples and full size items in each box.
Each box will now contain at least 6 items (starting with the October 2020 box), with at least 3 of those now being full size. The value of the box will be over $100.
Items can include skin care, make up, perfume, and hair care products. They also include a small pamphlet with information about each product and why it was chosen.
Can You Customize Your Allure Box?
I have not seen any offers to customize any of the items in the monthly boxes.
How Much Does The Allure Beauty Box Cost?
The Allure Beauty Box is $15 a month, but is increasing to $23 a month in October 2020.
Monthly subscriptions usually come with a free gift.
You can also purchase the subscription through Amazon. It does not seem as if you’ll get the free gifts this way, or other potential subscriber perks, but I have heard the boxes ship much faster through Amazon – IF you order early in the month.
August 2020 Allure Beauty Box Review
Pixi Rose Oil Blend – (Full Size $24.00)
I am not excited for this item at all. I have tried a few other products from Pixi and have never been impressed.
In my August 2020 Empties video, there is a bottle of rose hip seed oil that is actually mostly soybean oil. I have only ever used straight rose hip seed oil, but didn’t read the ingredients when I bought it. I did not see the same benefits at all and I feel like this item would be similar.
This oil is blend of a bunch of different oils. The first ingredient is sweet almond oil, followed by rose oil, jojoba oil, orange peel oil and about 10-15 more ingredients.
Pure rose hip seed oil works SO good and it’s not expensive at all. I’m currently using The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil which is less than $10 a bottle.
I will include this in a giveaway, because I’m sure there are plenty of people who would love to have it. It’s just not for me.
Floss Brighten Up Highlighter in Sunlit (Full Size $20.00)
Another subscription box, another highlighter. I haven’t even been subscribed to beauty subscription boxes that long, but highlighters seem to show up every single month.
I’m often tempted to keep them all because they are shimmery and pretty. People tend to be drawn to shiny, pretty things. But, this one just doesn’t do it for me.
It almost looks tan and not very shimmery. It doesn’t appear to be a shade that would work with my skin tone, but maybe?
Because I have SO many highlighters, I’m not going to swatch this one to see. I’ll include it in a giveaway, as well.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum (Deluxe Sample)
Now this I am excited for. I have heard good things about this Korean beauty brand.
This serum is made with 5 Korean herbs and is supposed to hydrate, brighten, and firm the skin. All things those of us who are a bit older need.
It’s not the same ole face serum, so I look forward to seeing how it works with my skin.
H2O Hydration Sensitive Gel Cream Moisturizer (Deluxe Sample)
More face cream! I’m usually really excited to try new face creams, but I love the items that I’m currently using.
I like this brand though, so I will definitely be setting this aside to test out soon. It’s supposed to be super hydrating which is always great once winter arrives.
Whish Botanical Primer (Deluxe Sample)
This is actually a pretty decent size sample. It’s 0.75 fluid ounces, so there is plenty of product to use this a few times to really get a feel for how it works.
I haven’t been great about using a primer lately, because I’ve been wearing less makeup and not really going anywhere. I still plan to keep this because someday life has to go back to “normal,” right?!?
Erno Laszlo The Famous Black Soap Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar ($23.00)
This soap is especially good for those with acne, oily, or “stressed out” skin. None of which I really have, but I want to try it anyway because it is made with mud from the Dead Sea.
It does not seem to be meant to use to remove makeup, as the instructions say to use it after a cleansing oil.
The price is super high. This bar is $23 for 50grams (1.7 ounces).
Looks and Meii Brightening Lift Up Perfect Fit Mask ($3.00)
This is another Korean brand beauty product. From the name of the mask alone, I assume it’s meant to brighten and firm the skin.
From what I can make out on the back, it’s supposed to provide radiance and moisture, make skin brighter and hydrated, and fit well(?) to give a healthy, natural glow.
I don’t like these types of masks regardless, so I’ll definitely include this in a giveaway soon.
This box is another so-so box for me, personally.
I’m most excited about the Sulwhasoo serum and I’ll give the cleansing bar, H2O moisturizer, and Whish primer a try.
September’s box is looking a bit better. The full size items are mascara, a purple eyeliner, and a highlighter brush. There’s also a dry conditioner which I have never heard of before, a cleansing balm (I love these!), another sheet mask, and a sunscreen sample.
For the most part, I really enjoy Allure’s Beauty Box. I’m hoping it doesn’t go downhill with all the new changes.
How To Subscribe
If you subscribe through the Allure website, you will get a free gift. Should you choose to go through Amazon, be sure to sign up early in the month so that you don’t get your boxes in the middle of the next month like I do!