January 2018 Allure Beauty Box Review!

Hey everyone! Today’s Mommy Minute is going to be a review of the January 2018 Allure Beauty Box!

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Allure Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box from Allure Magazine. Each month they send out a mix of deluxe and full-size products from high-end brands. It costs $15.00 each month.

This month’s theme is To New Beginnings. The information booklet says that the products in this box are perfect for welcoming the new year in style.

One of the things I love about this subscription is the information booklet. It’s made to look like a mini magazine and it has incredibly detailed information and coupon codes about all of the products inside the box!

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Serum, $85.00.

This serum contains 15% tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a vitamin C derivative that penetrates skin so well that you get the full pigment-fading, glow-inducing power of the ingredient.

Ya’ll. This is literally an $85 serum. In a $15 box. I can’t even. I really love Sunday Riley products, I’ve tried a few in the past that I received as PR samples for a previous blog I had. This product is new to me, though. The packaging of this is gorgeous, it comes in a beautiful frosty orange glass bottle with a pump. It has a slight citrus scent to it and it’s a bit thicker then most serums that I’ve tried, but it soaks into my skin really nicely and leaves me with a refreshed clean feeling. This seriously made this box for me. We can all go home now :).

This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up, $20.62.

This product is a mask-moisturizer-primer hybrid. It contains skin plumpers (hyaluronic acid, glycerin) and a tightener (caffeine). It’s described as a balmlike texture that feels a little sticky at first but quickly becomes a smooth canvas for foundation. This product was not a product that every subscriber received. The information booklet states that your box contains either This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray, Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion, Noxidoxi Pollution Blocker Face Mist, or LXMI Creme du Nil Pore-Refining Moisture Veil.

This product is not the full size, so I calculated the price based on the full size product. I don’t notice a scent with this, but the texture does blend to a smooth final product. It sinks into my skin nicely and feels rich and hydrating. It is a bit pricey, but I do feel skincare is worth the cost if it works, so I’d be open to purchasing this in the future.

The One by Frederic Fekkai One and Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray, $2.10.

This spray is said to create fullness and volume without dulling hair. It has exclusive marine technology that helps transform hair from the inside out by protecting against external pollutants. The information booklet states that your box will either contain this product of the One More Day Dry Shampoo from the same line.

First of all, the scent of this is incredible. Like, perfume worthy incredible. That’s huge in my book because a lot of aerosol hair products have a scent that really bothers me. I haven’t tested this on my hair yet, but I use a texturizing spray every day as part of my hair routine and I’ve heard really great things about this one, so I’m really excited to try this out!

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in Rosewood, $10.00.

This shade is an opaque pinkish-nude. It’s an ultra-matte, liquid lipstick with high color payoff and 20-hour, comfortable wear. Its precise applicator coats and defines every peak and valley of your lips to perfection.

I adore Make Up For Ever’s lip products and this shade is absolutely gorgeous. This tube is half the size of the full-size, which I think is a great value for this box. The packaging is very sleek, just like all of Make Up For Ever’s products. This is a really comfortable liquid lipstick that dries down to a beautiful matte finish without feeling drying on the lips. And, like I said, I really love this color. This was a perfect shade for me.

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Brown , $21.00.

This is a kohl and sharpenable pencil that delivers a rich brown color that stays crisp or smudges easily depending on the look you’re going for. The information booklet says subscribers will receive either the Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Brown or Black, Beauty For Real I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner in Whiskey, Grande Bat Your Lashes Mascara, or PopBeauty Kajal Pen in Inky Purple.

I’m not the biggest fan of brown eyeliners. I typically prefer black, but I love that I can smudge this out to fit my style a bit better. This is a really creamy pencil that provides an opaque color. This is full-size, which is awesome especially when you take into account the other items in this box.


I am seriously so blown away by this box. The value was incredible this month, and I will use every product included, which is always a plus. I view this as money incredibly well spent and I really couldn’t be happier.

I paid $15.00 for $138.72 worth of products.

What do you think of this box? Have you ever tried any Sunday Riley products?


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