I am here to bring you my Allure Beauty Box April 2019 review. Allure Beauty box sends 5-6 beauty samples for $15 plus tax a month. Shipping is free. Most items are deluxe, but there are times when 1-3 products are full-sized. Items are chosen by Allure editors so products can range from drugstore to high-end. There is no rewards program with this subscription, but you can refer people if your referral link works. Here’s hoping mine does, because you get a rotating gift if someone signs up using your link. Boxes usually ship in the third week of the month, and the charge for the box gets processed the day the box ships. New subscribers get charged the day they subscribe.
New Allure Beauty Box Subscriber Offers
If you are a new subscriber and there are boxes left in the month you subscribe, you will get a box from that month. When the month is sold-out, you will still be charged upon subscribing, but you will not get charged a second time when your first box ships the following month. New subscribers get $5 off their first box. They also get a welcome gift, which is a Mally Shadow Stick for anyone who signs up in April. The welcome gift for anyone who signs in May is a full-size Juice Beauty Nutrient Moisturizer.
Allure Beauty Box April 2019 Overview
There is a mini magazine inside the box that goes over all the products inside.
It gives a review from someone who has enjoyed the product, the cost to purchase the full size, and where to purchase it.
It also gives a promo code on some products to purchase directly from the brand, and you can see which ones in the photos.
My magazine shows eight products. I received 5 of them and one not listed in the magazine. It’s funny that the Sunday Riley products in my magazine are probably the ones I would have wanted the most. You win some, you lose some, I guess.
There were 14 possible products in the April 2019 Allure Beauty Box. With eight in my catalog and only receiving six, I wonder if I am missing any I should have received. After contacting customer service multiple times over issues with the last box, I do not even want to email them again. I was happy when I got everything from the catalog in my March 2019 Allure Beauty Box, because I assumed the magazine finally took the guesswork out of it. It disappoints me to see that was not the case. Allure really needs to do what other subscription boxes do. Include a card where subscribers know exactly what they are getting. Giving some people six products and others eight is confusing, but it would be less confusing if they understood why.
The contents come with a plastic carrying case. Last month, my items were inside the case. That made sense to me, because it prevents them from moving around too much during shipping.
The bag arrived intact this month, which was not the case last month. I do not even understand why they would send the bag if they are no longer using it to protect the items from moving during shipping. Since I know this bag rips easily, I would not use it. Knowing my luck, it would rip and send my makeup rolling down the street. Thus, I think Allure should return to putting the items inside during shipment until they run out of inventory then stop purchasing them. There are cheaper and more environmentally friendly ways to protect the products during shipping. Thankfully, all my items are intact.
Allure Beauty Box April 2019 Review
There is variation between the boxes, but most boxes will look very similar to one another.
This shade is inside the Sunset palette, so you could still get this and a bunch of other colors for “only” $102 more. It is a chroma crystal light copper (whatever that means). If I look at it in the light, I do see more copper than bronze. The metallic shimmer has a lot of micro fine glitter that is almost imperceptible indoors, but sparkles big time in the sunlight.
Once I wear this, I will edit in a picture and review.
I already own the full-size Nubian palette, so I am not keeping this cute baby version.
The colors look the same, so I will place it in my next giveaway. These swatches came from my original palette, so they may not look exactly the same as the baby palette from the Allure box.
I believe this palette is worth the hype it gets.
There is some fallout but they are extremely pigmented shades that are incredibly easy to blend. Each color stays vibrant and does not muddy with other shades.
Even without wetting the shimmers, they are bold and striking. Wetting them only takes them to the next level.
I had some very slight creasing in my eyelid fold at the end of the night. Other than that, this looked as beautiful just before I removed it as it did when I put it on many hours earlier. The colors are almost more beautiful on the eyes than they look in the pan. This is an amazing palette and is definitely one of the best in this price range.
The (unknown size) LASplash Art-Ki-Tekt Waterproof Slim Eyeliner retails for $14. Since the size is not listed on the product or the site, I am not 100% sure this is full-size. It looks like the full-size, so I am valuing it that way. I have hooded eyes and shaky hands. Slim eyeliners are my favorite. Hopefully, this one works out. Until I am ready to use it, I will not open it. Sorry for the lack of swatch.
Was the April 2019 Allure Beauty Box Worth It?
The box has a $71.69 value. This brings the average box value (to me) for the year to $84.73, but this is only my second one. My personal value is at least $59.25, because I will not keep the duplicate palette and may not keep the duplicate blow dry cream. I do like this box, but I would have loved to receive the Sunday Riley samples in place of the items I’m not keeping. That would have made it perfect. Even without perfection, I am still keeping nearly 4x more in value than what I paid. That is great. So far, I think the March box was better, but the spoilers for the May box make this April box look amazing.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.