Allure Beauty Box is one of my favorite subscription services. A little background:
"Allure editors uncover the most noteworthy beauty products on the market, from hair and makeup to skin care, fragrance, and more. Then, they personally try and review each product, hand-selecting the ones they love — and know you'll love, too. And finally, here comes the fun: a glossy red box is delivered directly to your doorstep filled with the expert-approved products that are sure to become your new favorites."
- Five to seven deluxe-size beauty samples—so you can use each one more than once
- Curated mix of skin, hair, and makeup products, as well as fragrance
- Allure mini-mag, packed with in-depth beauty sample product reviews written by Allure editors
Here's what I received:
L'OCCITANE Divine Youth Oil (0.1oz, $10.60) - A featherweight oil for your face. Hydrates the skin without leaving you looking or feeling greasy. If you're a face-oil holdout, this could be your ticket. It sinks in so quickly, you may want to use more than a drop or two, and it leaves skin seriously luminous
The eye makeup remover has such a lovely, fresh smell. I need a lot of help removing eye makeup so I'm looking forward to using this. L'Occitane makes the best facial/skin care products. I'll be passing on this however because I have a ton of k-beauty face/skin care products that I love.
A not-too-foamy, majorly scented body wash. Thoroughly cleanses skin and leaves your bathroom smelling citrusy. You'll have to squeeze like you mean it to get this semithick gel out of the bottle. It's bracing and bright in the morning and deeply relaxing and soothing at night..
KEVIN MURPHY Anti-Gravity (40ml, ~$6.67) - A lightweight volumizing serum that boost volume all over without weighing down hair. This colorless, milky serum smells like lemonade infused with lavender.
I can never have too many bath/shower items. Especially when they smell as flowery as this. I'm also excited to try the volumizer. The fragrance is delightful.
Hanae by HANAE MORI Eau de Parfum (0.04oz, ~$2.16) - A scent laden with candy and fruit notes. The notes are bergamot, orange blossom, strawberry, jasmine, toffee, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla. The burnt-toffee and vanilla accords are more patisserie than parfumerie, but the fragrance gets nudged into grown-up territory by the just-sexy-enough proportion of patchouli and sandalwood.
I'm passing on the lipstick because it's just not my color. The perfume is quite powdery in scent, which I normally don't like, but this just works.