This is my favorite little box. (Fab Fit Fun is my overall favorite because it is just amazing)
Allure has changed their box a bit since my last post about this particular box. (I know I am slacking on the subscription box posts.) They have switched from their iconic red box to a little pouch with snap closure. I believe it is vinyl, but it is plastic of some sort, without any logo or image on the pouch. I really like them because they are versatile and I don’t have to modge podge a collage or fabric onto the box anymore when I want to repurpose it. With that being said, I will get onto the contents of February’s box.
The pouch is actually transparent, which is neat because it can probably be used for your toiletries in the airport.
First item is a Mamonde flower lab essence mask in rose. (There were multiple scent options for this item)
I love sheet masks. I really, really, really love sheet masks. They are inexpensive and you can relax and read a book, watch TV, or do what I am currently doing, write a blog while this bad boy makes your skin super happy. This particular mask is one I have used several times before and it smells heavenly. I have used every single one of the flower essence masks by Mamonde. The scent is amazing and it is similar to a whole bouquet of fresh cut roses. All of the flower essence masks smell like fresh cut flowers, NOT cheap flowery perfume. Being that it is a serum mask and not a cream type, you are supposed to pat the remaining serum into your skin after removing the mask. I don’t like the tacky feeling that serum masks leave behind so I always rinse my face afterwards. I leave the masks on longer than the recommended time because I forget to watch the clock. Two or three episodes of whatever show I am binging and I finally remember to remove the mask.
Next up is another Mamonde product. It is an oil to foam cleanser in rose of course and I am intrigued.
I have never tried an oil to foam cleanser and I am not sure how that is even possible, but I love the masks by this company so, I have zero issues trying this fascinating face wash. I will let you know how it works and if it removed my makeup because that’s the real test. Matte liquid lipstick is almost impossible to remove and waterproof mascara is even worse.
Next up is a Model Co eyeshadow trio, which is metallic.
I opened the box to take a photo, but this will probably get handed to ones of the girls. I am not a fan of metallic eyeshadow. I tend to lean towards nudes and avoid anything sparkly because fallout from the metallics and sparkly colors makes my contacts blurry. If they weren’t metallic, they would be right up my alley in terms of color.
Next up is a Moda brush, which is crease brush number M27.
I have a ton of makeup brushes (Thanks Ipsy) but this is an angled brush and seems to be less stiff compared to every other crease brush I have, which is a good thing and I will explain. An angled crease brush that isn’t stiff (less brush hairs) means the perfect size for a perfect crease and the softness is great for blending that crease. I watched the spoiler video for this box and it was designed for the perfect crease. I usually toss eyeshadow brushes in a box of extras for the girls, but I am keeping this one.
Next up is one of my absolute favorite mascaras ever created. Wander Beauty Mile High Club mascara.
This mascara alone made my whole day. I LOVE this stuff. It doesn’t clump up and I don’t get spider lashes so, I can put on mascara, glue on falsies and my lashes are almost as long and fabulous as my husband’s. It really isn’t fair that men get these amazing long lashes that women have to use mascara and falsies to even come close to achieving. This is not a teenie tiny sample of mascara either. I would have to compare to my full size, but it looks pretty freaking close to my full size tube in my purse. I am almost positive this is a full size product. (Full size retails for $26 US.)
Next up, we have another favorite brand of mine, Brow Gal.
I have eyebrows that are absolutely insane. One day they look fabulous and the next they look like they are trying to run away in every direction. I use brow gel, but normally I use clear or just tinted gel to tame my psychotic brows. This gel has little hairs in it so, basically it makes your eyebrows look fuller, tamed, and sleek. I look forward to trying this one. The color is brown hair so, I am guessing this one wouldn’t work for everyone, which is kind of odd for Allure. Usually all of the products are sort of universal for all skin tones. (they gave a choice of color when they did a foundation) So, having something so specific to a hair color is kind of odd. I guess the universal brow color would be closest to brown because it would work for all natural hair colors except blonde and redheads. It is still a bit strange to see something that won’t work for everyone.
Finally, the last product was a random choice of three products. One was a liquid lipstick, one was a liquid eyeliner pen, and I received the third option, which is a Laritzy Cosmetics nude lip liner.
Nude is always a welcome lip color. Especially lip liner because it goes with almost all of my lipsticks. I have a few different Laritzy lip liners. They go on smoothly with no dragging. It is an actual pencil that has to be sharpened so smooth is huge because they tend to dry out. The pencil itself doesn’t crumble or break easily when you line or even fill your lips with it and the color lasts quite a while considering it is just a liner. I use mainly matte liquid lipstick that doesn’t smudge or rub off on anything so, lining my lips is important because those lipsticks are difficult to get a perfect line with when using the weirdly shaped wand. I usually line with pencil, fill with the wand, and then, I line with a brush.
Allure costs $15.00 a month and it is worth every penny. I rarely receive a product that won’t work with my super pale skin. It is really difficult to find colors that do work with my skin because I am so pale. I love that a majority of the products are universal. I subscribe to Ipsy as well and I get a LOT of products I can’t use and they have a survey regarding skin tone, hair and eye color, skin type, and they ask which products you would like to receive. Sadly they don’t seem to pay attention to any of that. Allure sends everyone the same box with one product being a random option. The other two options were a neutral color lip product and a black eyeliner. Universal products.
Obviously, there are some products, I choose not to use like metallic eyeshadow, but the colors would work for my skin tone so, even though I would not personally use it, it’s a universal product.
I took a few other photos while taking the photos I used for this post. Fizzgig was very interested in this month’s box.
He really did not care if he was in the way. (Yes, that is a Grove Collaborative flour sack towel. I am obsessed with them.)
He loves to sit on masks. I guess they feel squishy and nice under his paws.
He did get some love and snuggles afterwards.
I do not receive any compensation at all for my post about this subscription box. I am not affiliated with Allure or Allure Beauty Box, I am simply a subscriber. I will not receive anything if you sign up because I honestly don’t know how to refer someone. I don’t care about receiving anything. I love this box and it was my all time favorite until I found Fab Fit Fun, which I do receive a small bonus for referring others to subscribe. I try to be as open and honest as possible about any link I share, which compensates me in any way. So, here is the Link to subscribe. New members pay $10.00 for their first box and receive an extra product with their box as well. This product changes all the time and I honestly have no idea what that product is currently. When I signed up ages ago, it was a Doucce eyeshadow palette with four colors. Back then, there were only five products each month and they recently started adding more for some months. So, it is inexpensive, you can easily stock up your makeup, skincare, and sometimes perfume or haircare collection rather quickly. I subscribe to Ipsy and used to subscribe to Birchbox so, I was fully stocked on everything except for concealer, foundation, and translucent powder within about 4-5 months of getting those subscriptions. I cancelled Birchbox because I realized that I had almost 70 eyeliners. That was just ridiculous. I kept Ipsy because I love the bags and I will probably keep Allure forever because of the quality of the products. I have a few full size Sunday Riley products that came in my boxes. Those are ridiculous expensive and I paid $15 for the box. I am almost positive the mascara this month is full size and it is $26 so, I paid $15 for a full size mascara and all of the other products, which most are full size. I think the face wash is the only one that isn’t full size. The lip liner is full size, eyeshadow is full size so, yeah only the face wash is a travel size. It isn’t a teenie tiny single use container. If you want a good box to start with, this is my favorite little box. It is always amazing. However, you will NOT receive this box unless you subscribe while the link above still says “reserve your February box now” or something along those lines. When the box sells out, it’s gone and you will receive the March 2019 box instead, which will still be amazing and worth every penny. So, if you want this specific box, act quickly.
Until next time….