Allure Beauty Box December 2017

Allure is a monthly beauty subscription. It costs $15 a month and will have 5 sample or deluxe samples each month. I have been getting this for a few months now and have mixed feelings about it. You can see what I have gotten in previous boxes herehere, herehere,  here and here. Read on to see what I got this month.

This month’s box was curated by Jaclyn Hill and these are some of her favorites.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer – If you have oily or combination skin, this primer is going to change your life. The oil-free liquid doesn’t have the greasy slip of most primers; it’s creamy and white and layers easily. And most important, it prevents the sebum in our skin from melting off our makeup. My skin can get a little shiny in the heat but I don’t know that this will work for me. I have no excess sebum in January.

Morphe Pro M433 Firm Blending Fluff Brush – The goat-hair bristles are slightly longer in the center, making it ideal for packing on powder, defining the outer crease, blending shadow out, and even applying color in the transition area. Jaclyn Hill calls this her “ride or die” brush and I don’t really get it. It feels cheap and rough to me. That is too bad because I love to get brushes.

Dior Diorshow Mascara – An updated wiper system guarantees that when you pull the brush out of the tube, you get the perfect amount of mascara goop on the bristles; tiny fibers were added to the formula so you get even richer, longer-looking lashes. I am not a fan of mascara samples. I find it hard to maneuver a mini wand. Plus a full size of this sells for $28.50 and I would never pay that for a mascara. I have only so much to spend on makeup and mascara is not where I choose to put it.

Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion – It provides hold (to define bends) and moisture (to smooth frizz). The best part is that you can scrunch it into damp hair, twist, and air-dry. This sounds interesting and I am looking forward to trying it. I have received Oribe samples in other boxes and have liked the ones I have tried.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop – This highlighter — cocreated by Jaclyn Hill — kicked off an Internet frenzy.  It uses pearl pigments (not glitter) to give skin a pretty but restrained sheen. The soft gold with sunny peach tones makes it universally flattering. I got a full size of this in my Boxycharm October 2017. I don’t use that much highlighter so I will pass this on to someone.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser – The milky white liquid foams up to quickly whisk away makeup, unclog pores, and leave skin feeling velvety. A cleanser that removes long-wear lipstick and waterproof mascara but doesn’t strip your skin. It may seem like a makeup-removal miracle, but it’s actually just 12 essential oils — including sandalwood, carrot, sage, and meadowfoam — that work with the cleansing agent sodium lauroamphoacetate to guarantee that skin feels as soft as it does fresh. I love this cleanser and am thrilled to have this nice travel sized bottle. You can see my full thoughts on this HG cleanser here. I use this every night and have for 2 years now.

This was another disappointing box that makes me question if I should cancel my subscription. The Purity is the only sample that I am happy to get. And that is only because I can reuse this nice little bottle that is perfect for travel. I will use the Oribe hair product but I don’t do much with my hair so it won’t get that much use.

Do you get Allure Beauty box? What did you think of this month’s box? Did you like it better than I did? What subscriptions do you recommend?

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3 thoughts on “Allure Beauty Box December 2017

  1. I’ve been so interested in this subscription box for a while and alot of reviews have been let downs.. I’ll have to give this box a miss! Thank you for your honest review! I can’t wait to read more on your blog!
    I would love for you to check out my latest post and blog! xx

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