Allure Beauty Box: September

I’m feeling a bit more like myself today, so let’s talk about this random beauty subscription.

I liked it when I received it at the end of August, so I kept the subscription. I’m not as crazy about it this month.

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MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering

Confession time: I’ve never owned a MAC lipstick. Or any other MAC product.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’m a bit contrary, just in general, so when MAC was *the thing*, I chose not to buy any of it. In the years since I’ve been curious because their products are talked about so often, but I haven’t gotten around to purchasing anything. The inclusion of a full-size MAC lipstick in this box makes it more than worth the price, but I don’t know how I feel about the color. I don’t normally wear bright, watermelon pinks, though I do like that this one can be applied lightly for a more sheer look.

The other available option for this month’s box was Ruby Woo, and I really wish I’d gotten that one.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

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I’ve never used a Drunk Elephant product before, but I’ve wanted to; I just haven’t been able to talk myself into spending that kind of money on any of them. I’ve heard great things, of course, because it seems like anyone who’s put this stuff on their face loves it, so I’m excited to try it. It’s not full size because that would be insane, but it’s bigger than I’ve seen in other subscription boxes. It’s a whole half ounce.

IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel

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I’ve received this in several other subscription boxes and I kind of hate it. I have oily hair so coconut oil isn’t something I routinely use. By routinely I mean ever since I also really hate the smell. It’s an odd consistency too. I’m disappointed that it was included with this box because it’s going directly in my giveaway box.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Girl Boss Lashes and Pro Lash Adhesive in Clear

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These are pretty and wispy, but I don’t wear false lashes. I can’t imagine ever wearing them. They just don’t fit my lifestyle; it’s a step that takes extra time, and I don’t spend any time in places where lashes would be required or even appropriate. I work from home and it’s not like I’m going to wear them around the house. I don’t know… I don’t really get the whole fake lashes thing. I’ve never seen them on someone in real life and thought they looked good. At least this box included glue. The last time I got lashes in a subscription box it was just the lashes, and I found it really weird.

Anyway, these two items are following the IGK gel into my giveaway box.

So from a monetary standpoint, this box is definitely worth it. The lipstick alone is almost twice what I paid for the box. My disappointment lies in the fact that I’ll only use 40% of the products. I’ve seen some spoilers for October’s box and so far it looks better, but if I’m disappointed again I’ll likely cancel.

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8 Comments

  1. hethrgood
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    While the lipstick shade may not be in your comfort zone, you can still make it work for you!

    I posted about one technique that I regularly use to make sure no lipstick goes unworn – you never know when you may accidentally find a new fave! If interested in the technique, the post can be found here:

    https://hopelesslyheather.com/2018/07/26/how-to-make-any-lipstick-shade-work-for-you/

    Hopefully you’re unexpectedly delighted once testing out the shade!

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    • Teresa
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      Ohhh yeah, I’ve seen this mentioned before. I’ve also seen people put it on with their fingers and some other tricks. I wasn’t even thinking about this, to be honest. I was mostly cranky about not getting Ruby Woo 😂

      That purple is really pretty on you btw.

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      • hethrgood
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        Well, there are tons of tricks out there to make lipstick shades work – mixing and the like, but this is the trick I use All. The. Time.

        Aww, thank you! It looked way worse in person than in the video. LOL

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  2. butterflybeautyhaven
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    The Drunk Elephant baby facial would make that box worth it for me! I almost got that box just for that! But, I’m broke, so I didn’t. The lipstick is pretty, and it’s not a shade that I wear normally either, but you might still be able to make it work! I agree with you about the lashes. I never wear them either. I have never worn a pair of lashes in my life! But, at least they provided glue just in case you wanted to try them, or for whoever gets them in your giveaway box! So that’s nice at least!

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    • Teresa
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      Is the Babyfacial really that good? I have a BHA something from The Ordinary that I never use. Any idea how this compares?

      I might do a baby giveaway with just the lashes and glue so they’re guaranteed to go to a good home.

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      • butterflybeautyhaven
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        I don’t know. I’ve heard that it is amazing! I can’t afford to spend the money to try it though. It’s like 80 bucks! I’m not sure how The Ordinary one compares…I’ve heard that there is a dupe for the baby facial from The Ordinary, but I don’t know how true that is, or what the exact product is off the top of my head. I might look into it and try it since The Ordinary is definitely more in my budget.

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      • Teresa
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        Same. I’ve liked some of The Ordinary stuff that I’ve tried. I can’t recommend the foundation though, especially if you have oily skin. All of the colors run super orange, and it breaks up and looks really gross really fast.

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