The Allure 2015 Best of Beauty Winners Box was $45 with free shipping (when it was still available; it sold out about a day or two after I posted about it).
As with the Allure monthly beauty boxes (which I still subscribe to; I have about five that I still need to show you!), this box is nice and sturdy, with glossy red coating.
And also like the monthly Allure Beauty Boxes, you receive a nice booklet outlining each of the products in the box.
- Full-size NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Sycorax ($29)
- Full-size BareMinerals Blooming Blush Brush ($24)
- Full-size Tweezerman Eyelash Curler with 3 replacement pads ($22)
- Full-size Original Beauty Blender ($20)
- Full-size Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry ($17)
- Deluxe Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (0.1 oz.)
- Deluxe Aloxxi Essential 7 Oil Dry Oil Shine Mist (1.0 oz.)
Adding up all of the full-size items in this box, the total comes to $112. So I'd say that $45 + free shipping was a fantastic deal, IF you like the products in this box, of course.
Here's a closer look at some of the items in this box:
I bought this box knowing that this would be a black eyeshadow (I know that some of you were bummed about that). But I love NARS shadows and I love to set my eyeliner pencils with black shadow, so this was a great fit for me.
The Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm I received is in the shade Super Strawberry, which I don't already own, so score!
I would say that the ONE thing I'm not exactly happy about with this box is how the Tweezerman Eyelash Curler came packaged. Because...it didn't. No box, no wrapper. So as you can see in my pic above, there's packaging material residue all over the pad. If I can't get it off with alcohol, it's not a tragedy since this box came with three replacement pads, but still...
On the flip-side, the BareMinerals Blooming Brush Brush came DOUBLE-PACKAGED.
This is a super soft and pretty dense brush. I LOVE angled blush brushes, so I'm excited to see how this compares to my favorite one (e.l.f. Studio Angled Blush Brush).
So that's the Allure 2015 Best of Beauty Winners Box. Again, the retail value of the full-size items in this box totals $112, so I think that it was an excellent value for $45 + free shipping. I will use everything here, so it was a nice little early birthday present to myself!
Did you order this box? If so, what do you think? Are you happy you got it?
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