Allure Beauty Box Review – December 2018

By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
January 30, 2019

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Do you love makeup and beauty supplies? I sure do, especially makeup. I love to wear it, buy it and learn about the different formulas and color combinations there are out there when it comes to applying makeup. I don’t know about you, but I hate purchasing a full-size product, using it and then finding out I HATE it! What’s worse is when you can’t return it after you discover you don’t like it. That’s where the beauty box subscriptions come in handy. You get to try out products and decide for yourself if you like them or not and whether you want to purchase them in the future. If you go to the Sephora site (or even the store), you’ll notice the red “Allure” symbols on various products. These are “Best of Beauty Award Winners” chosen by Allure. Knowing this, I was really excited to start receiving the Allure Beauty Box Subscription Boxes.

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Allure’s monthly beauty box offers top-trending, editor-tested makeup and beauty picks with a $50-$90 value for only $15 (plus tax) a box. Within each monthly box, you will receive full and travel-size products selected by Allure experts and a mini-mag with tips, shortcuts, and step-by-steps.

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The Allure Beauty Box is one of my favorite subscription boxes (in addition to FabFitFun and PopSugar Must Have). With tax, this beauty box subscription costs $16.09 per month, but I get way more than that in product! I love that these are the same brands I would find at Sephora, Ulta or in the beauty section of department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom’s. The December Allure Beauty Box was filled with goodies chosen by Elizabeth Siegel (deputy beauty director) and Niiki de Jager (well known for her YouTube channel, NikkieTutorials). Let’s check it out (note: product descriptions as written in booklet included with beauty box)!

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Ofra x NikkieTutorials Everglow Highlighter

You can’t become a YouTube star without being a master of strobing, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that de Jager’s own highlighter gives you a glow you can see on Google Maps (or at least from across a room). Created in partnership with Ofra, a cruelty-free makeup brand, “the formula is super smooth and buildable – you can layer it up until it’s blinding, or you can use a light hand for a more natural-looking glow,” says Kathleen Suico, a beauty assistant at Allure. Either way, use a highlighter brush to target the areas where you want some radiance, like the tops of your cheekbones, your temples, and just above the tail of your eyebrows. (If you use a fluffier blush brush, some glitter could fall onto your cheeks.) “All three shades swirled together make the prettiest rose gold. When I have some color during the summer, I mix the champagne and bronze. During the winter, I use the champagne and pearl,” says Suico, who has a medium complexion. You can also dust any of the shades over your lids for an allover glow.

Price: $35

Where to buy it:

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NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie in Cabaret Show

Like its namesake, this mauvey-brown liquid lipstick is big on sex appeal and light on sublety. It’s the kind of rich, deep shade that makes your lips look fuller and fashion-y at the same time – precisely why flattering browns like this one are so popular with beauty influencers (just scroll through de Jager’s Instagram and you’ll see exactly they mean). The matte finish is cool, if not exactly forgiving, so apply the color to the center of your lips first and blend out from there for the cleanest application. Blot your lips if the color looks uneven, or layer on a lip pencil for more precision. Applying it over lip balm will make the color a little less intense and gives it a velvety finish that seems more wearable.

Price: $6.99

Where to buy it:

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Juvia’s Place Custom Eyeshadow Palette

De Jager and the team at Allure swatched and swiped metallic eye shadows to create a custom palette of six Juvia’s Place shades for the Allure Beauty Box. They picked the colors from the brand’s popular palette, the Nubian. “Juvia’s Place eye shadows are very creamy and pigmented, so they’re easy to work with,” says Devon Abelman, a digital beauty reporter at Allure who helped choose the shades for the palette. “You don’t have to layer them for a lot of color. You can do one swipe over your lids and go, or you can quickly buff the edges out for a smoky eye.” She likes applying any one of the sparkling shades – like the copper or rose gold – with her fingers for a foil effect, or with a brush for a more diffuse, shimmery color. Smudge the matte brown along your lash line on its own or to complement the other shades. “Try the reddish bronze as a smoky eye for a fun take on the burgundy-shadow trend,” says Abelman.

Price: $20 for The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette

Where to buy it:

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Ren Clean Skincare Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

If you’re looking for a great winter moisturizer, an excellent first step is asking someone who lives in Amsterdam – not exactly known for its balmy climate. When skin gets dry to the point of looking ashy, this pot of gold ushers aways the flakiness better than a lot of rich creams out there. Its light oils, including almond, jojoba, and sunflower, melt into skin without any greasiness or shine – and it calms redness. It’s good for any skin type, even oily or sensitive. Just don’t layer it under serums or creams – they might not penetrate the balm, and that would be a waste of some good skin care.

Price: $48

Where to buy it:

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Allure Beauty Box December 2018 #Allure #AllureBeautyBox #beauty #makeup #subscriptionbox #beautyblogger

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Lasplash Art-Ki-Tekt Waterproof Slim Eyeliner

Makeup artists are only as good as the liquid eyeliner they keep, and man, does de Jager know how to pick good company. This black liquid liner has a brush-tipped applicator with a sturdy but very fine tip – perfect for creating the most precise winged looks or for tracing your lashes with thin yet buildable lines. If you’re not a famous makeup artist, the skinny tip will make easy work of tracing your lashes with a smooth line that makes them look fuller. The color is dark and saturated (so pretty) and they are serious when they say it’s waterproof! It will even last through a good cry!

Price: $14

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Every month, I look forward to receiving the Allure Beauty Box and rarely ever find myself disappointed in its contents. I think Nikkie de Jager is an awesome beauty influencer and am so happy for her to have this opportunity to collaborate with the team of beauties at Allure. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for January!

Do you get the Allure Beauty Box?
What was your favorite item in December’s box?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

23 Responses to “Allure Beauty Box Review – December 2018”

  1. Stacie says:

    I have to give this a look! I love all the great stuff that came in this Allure Beauty Box. It’s a nice variety.

  2. Beth Pierce says:

    The Nubian eye shadow pallette is perfect for me to wear everyday! Never heard of their brand before, but I’ll definitely be checking it out!

  3. Sara Welch says:

    I never usually wear eye liner but this looks like it would be easy to apply. Love that it’s waterproof too!

  4. Heather says:

    I’m a sucker for these type of boxes. I haven’t heard of this one yet! I’ll definitely check it out.

  5. Rosey says:

    I like the subtle and warm colors for the palette. The slim liner would be great too, for days/nights when we’re going out somewhere.

  6. Rachel says:

    This looks like a winner of a month for the subscription box. I love the eyeshadow pallet. I didn’t know Nikki had her own make up line. I must have fallen behind in her tutorials.

  7. I think it’s great this Allure Beauty Box is available to try new products that could be new favorites but might not catch your eye in the store. My wife would really like this.

  8. Beth says:

    I know someone who would love this! It has always been hard for me to shop for her, but I know this would be the perfect gift for her.

  9. My wife is soo loving this. Thanks for the write up of the Allure beauty box.

  10. I had no idea that they had a beauty box. When I was a kid, my sister used to get their magazine, it was fun for both of us. I would love to gift her this box as a fun throw back to those days.

  11. Mary Edwards says:

    Thanks for the review. I love trying new monthly box companies. This looks like one I’d actually use! Great products in your box – good sizes too

  12. Kathy says:

    I didn’t even know there was a box for Allure. I’m glad to hear of this. Those look like some awesome products you got too.

  13. I love subscription boxes like the Allure Beauty Box. It looks so nice. I hope I can buy one for my girl.

  14. Ruth I says:

    Lots of great products in a box! I am sure this is worth the price.

  15. I am forwarding it to my wife as she would find it interesting. Something she could try out

  16. The highlighters look really pretty and I’ve been looking for a new face moisturizer. Thanks for sharing The Allure Beauty Box, I love a good subscription.

  17. Kim Byars Croisant says:

    So many nice beauty boxes are out on the market these days. I absolutely love to get items from a box – it’s my favorite thing! These one seems really nice too.

  18. Cindy Gordon says:

    This is a new sub box for me. I am loving the contents that come with it though!

  19. Wow, that Allure beauty box looks great! I love the shade of that liquid lipstick and the highlighter also looks amazing.

  20. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says:

    I absolutely love beauty sub boxes! This one looks like it sends some great products!

  21. Elicit Folio says:

    I love NYX Professional Makeup products! They are great quality and long lasting.

  22. artchee says:

    Hmm, the Allure Beauty Box packaging looks very stylish.

  23. Wow, all of those wonderful products for $15 a month? That is a bargain! I love monthly surprise goodies. 🙂

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