February 2019 Allure Beauty Box

February 2019 Allure Beauty Box
The Allure Beauty Box hitting out of the park again!

As far as purely makeup centered subscription boxes go, Allure is rapidly becoming my favorite. Last month was seven (7!!!!) full sized delights, and this month is also seven products, four of them full size. I don’t wanna name names, but the company I switched out for this one only sent five…sample sized. So! Let’s concentrate on my sheer, utter joy this month and examine what I received, shall we, lovelies?

The BrowGal Instatint Tinted Brow Gel, $22

True story, my first attempt at pencil/gel/doing something to make my eyebrows stand out on my face as an adult was with The BrowGal. I’m thankful too, because it was so easy and it worked and I didn’t look like a clown. Further explorations with other brow products were not as successful, so I might have thrown in the towel had I tried the others first. This gel has tiny little microfibers in it, so you’re not just penciling your brows on, but adding some subtle depth to them as well. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I’m looking forward to it. Like, tomorrow.

Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Mask, $7

Oh, my lovelies. If you follow me on Insta (http://bit.ly/lgsmInsta), then you know my absolute undying obsession …err…LOVE, for sheet masks. I would apply one every damn day if I didn’t think that would be overdoing it and wasn’t worried about spending more on sheet masks than groceries. According to Allure (I love that they include a little mini-magazine every month with information on all of the products), these masks are infused with botanical extracts, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin, so I’ll be nicely moisturized and NOT overly perfumed. Is it the weekend yet????

Model Co. Metallic Eyeshadow Trio in Mykonos, $15

I was a little hesitant when I saw the word “metallic” here and was not reassured when I opened the package – it looked like a disco trio in there. But honestly, these are SO everyday friendly! The colors are a pinkish champagne, burgundy, and brown, and it’s more of a glittery wash (no actual glitter, the world’s worst eye area companion) than a full-on metallic extravaganza. All three colors are super wearable, light, blendable and complementary together. A wonderful workday kick without being over the top.

Moda Metallic Triad Brush, $4.99

Now this is how you tie a box together, people. Metallic eye shadow, gold packaged mascara, and a gold eye shadow shading brush. We are not dealing with amateurs, y’all. Like, seriously, Allure thinks of everything. I don’t even have anything more to add here, this brush was exactly what I needed with that eye shadow and it matches the mascara packaging. SOLD.

Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara, $26

I am a firm believer that one can never have too much mascara, as your eyes are meant to flutter, lovelies, flutter. This one does NOT disappoint (y’all know I was too impatient to wait to try this one). It’s ultra black (don’t come at me with your kinda blacks and dark browns and random colors, I do not play with that), and meant to layer and layer and layer. No clumping, no drooping, and so much (not at all god-given) length! The tube itself is super cool, because it’s squeezable (just take the brush out first), so I’ll be able to get every last drop out. Miracle, I’m telling you.

Mamonde Petal Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser, $21

Having to wash my face more than once to get my makeup off is a serious pet peeve of mind. I HAAAAAATTTTE it. So a cleanser that promises to get it all off at once? I’m in. Okay, it’s kind of still a two-step process, but not really. This little miracle worker is an oil, which you apply to your lovely face, then add in some water and it foams up and finishes the job. I can work with that! Just don’t make me go back a second time, please, I am begging you. The hint of delicate rose scent that comes from the damask rose oil is a treat too!

Derma-E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum, $19.99

Ironically, we’re ending with the product that I always start my beauty routine with, a serum. I used to think that serums were just another random product The Industry was selling me that would do no good (world’s least qualified beauty blogger, at your service), but then I actually, you know…tried them. Now, some really don’t make a big difference, but some do, and I am now totally Team Serum. This little wonder is packed full of antioxidants, to keep the free radicals from withering your skin’s collagen and elastin (I cannot believe I just typed that sentence, how far I have come). Not sold on that line? Trust me, this serum is packed full of vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid, and green tea. Your skin wants it. Let your skin have what it wants. We’ll all be happier for it.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I am completely and absolutely NOT waiting for the weekend, and slipping into that sheet mask and putting the day behind me. Have a good week lovelies, and don’t forget to check back in a few days for more skincare and beauty rantings.

What say you?