Score Sunday Riley's First Sunscreen, a Beloved K-Beauty Moisturizer, and More in the September Allure Beauty Box

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Subscribe to the Allure Beauty Box now, and you will get $230 of luxury beauty products for $23. While putting together this month’s box, we wanted to give you some of our favorite finds for a fall beauty refresh, because it is that time of year: The day before school started, my mom, cousins, and I would always do something fun — a movie, mini golf, baking cookies, shopping. To this day, I’m happy and nostalgic when fall rolls around — and I still love a good autumn update. But now it’s in the form of new skin care and lipstick instead of Lisa Frank stuff. So your Allure Beauty Box contains a smoothing, brightening, skin-protecting routine — there’s a leave-on glycolic acid exfoliator, a bakuchiol serum, a K-beauty moisturizer, and a full size bottle of Sunday’s Riley’s first sunscreen. Plus, a dewy rose lipstick (so, so pretty) and lavender bath salts for chilling out after a long day. — Elizabeth Siegel

Why you’ll love it: It's not quite an eye cream — it's an eye serum, which means it is delightfully lightweight. And its retinol complex, a blend unique to the brand, provides all the perks (like smoothing) of the famous vitamin-A derivative without the irritation. 

How you’ll use it: The applicator allows you to apply pinhead-size dots of serum directly on your undereyes, which you can then pat in using a clean fingertip. 

“This eye treatment is light, but delivers noticeable brightening and depuffing benefits,” says Dianna Mazzone.
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FLASH New Member Gift*: Verso Super Eye Serum (full size)

Why you’ll love it: It's not quite an eye cream — it's an eye serum, which means it is delightfully lightweight. And its retinol complex, a blend unique to the brand, provides all the perks (like smoothing) of the famous vitamin-A derivative without the irritation.


How you’ll use it: The applicator allows you to apply pinhead-size dots of serum directly on your undereyes, which you can then pat in using a clean fingertip.


“This eye treatment is light, but delivers noticeable brightening and depuffing benefits,” says Dianna Mazzone.

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Why you’ll love it: This black liquid eyeliner delivers pitch-black pigment in a budge-proof formula. It glides easily across the skin, but it dries down super quickly.
How you'll use it: The felt-tip applicator is on the stiffer side, so it provides just the right amount of control and flexibility for pulling off a perfect flick, whether you're a winged-eyeliner veteran or are still learning the ropes.
“This formula's pigment and texture help it completely avoid tugging at your skin,” says Nicola Dall’Asen.
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New Member Gift 1: ByMe x MyBeautyBrand Liquid Eyeliner (full size)

Why you’ll love it: This black liquid eyeliner delivers pitch-black pigment in a budge-proof formula. It glides easily across the skin, but it dries down super quickly.

How you'll use it: The felt-tip applicator is on the stiffer side, so it provides just the right amount of control and flexibility for pulling off a perfect flick, whether you're a winged-eyeliner veteran or are still learning the ropes.

“This formula's pigment and texture help it completely avoid tugging at your skin,” says Nicola Dall’Asen.

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Why you’ll love it: These volumizing false lashes actually look natural. They are double-stacked with varying lengths for a feathery look, and the inner and outer corners are tapered, giving a more natural appearance compared to lashes that are all the same length. The fibers fan out just enough to show off any eye shadow you may be wearing.
How you'll use it: In terms of wearability, these are comfortable. The band is thin enough to easily blend in with eyeliner, and doesn't feel heavy on lids. Check out our guide to applying lashes here.
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New Member Gift 2: Huda Beauty Samantha Lashes

Why you’ll love it: These volumizing false lashes actually look natural. They are double-stacked with varying lengths for a feathery look, and the inner and outer corners are tapered, giving a more natural appearance compared to lashes that are all the same length. The fibers fan out just enough to show off any eye shadow you may be wearing.

How you'll use it: In terms of wearability, these are comfortable. The band is thin enough to easily blend in with eyeliner, and doesn't feel heavy on lids. Check out our guide to applying lashes here.

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Why you’ll love it: Wearing sunscreen shouldn’t be complicated — or chalky. Sunday Riley gets it right with its pink-tinted formula that goes on sheer (our editors tested it on fair, olive, and deep skin tones). The brand’s first sunscreen contains physical and chemical UV blockers (zinc oxide, octisalate, and octocrylene) and anti-inflammatory turmeric extract and safflower seed oil to soothe as it protects.
How you'll use it: Protecting your skin from the sun year round can include applying this as the last step in your skin care routine every morning.
“My sensitive skin loves how the formula helps tame underlying redness—even more reason to reapply throughout the day.” — Sarah Kinonen
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Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen (full size)

Why you’ll love it: Wearing sunscreen shouldn’t be complicated — or chalky. Sunday Riley gets it right with its pink-tinted formula that goes on sheer (our editors tested it on fair, olive, and deep skin tones). The brand’s first sunscreen contains physical and chemical UV blockers (zinc oxide, octisalate, and octocrylene) and anti-inflammatory turmeric extract and safflower seed oil to soothe as it protects.

How you'll use it: Protecting your skin from the sun year round can include applying this as the last step in your skin care routine every morning.

“My sensitive skin loves how the formula helps tame underlying redness—even more reason to reapply throughout the day.” — Sarah Kinonen

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Why you’ll love it: This liquid (it has about the consistency of a toner) is spiked with 5 percent glycolic acid to dissolve dead skin cells, and licorice root extract to brighten.
How you'll use it: Dispense a few drops of this leave-on treatment onto a cotton pad, and smooth it over your skin. One editor likes layering it under hydrating serums and creams (it’s meant to be used every other day, at night, on clean skin; you don’t have to layer anything over it).
“This acts like a reset button for my skin. Case in point: A particularly stubborn post-breakout dark spot finally faded after a week of using this exfoliator.” — Sarah Han
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Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic (full size)

Why you’ll love it: This liquid (it has about the consistency of a toner) is spiked with 5 percent glycolic acid to dissolve dead skin cells, and licorice root extract to brighten.

How you'll use it: Dispense a few drops of this leave-on treatment onto a cotton pad, and smooth it over your skin. One editor likes layering it under hydrating serums and creams (it’s meant to be used every other day, at night, on clean skin; you don’t have to layer anything over it).

“This acts like a reset button for my skin. Case in point: A particularly stubborn post-breakout dark spot finally faded after a week of using this exfoliator.” — Sarah Han

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Why you’ll love it: This serum contains bakuchiol, a buzzy retinol alternative for smoothing skin, softening lines, and minimizing breakouts with less potential for irritation
How you'll use it: The bottle contains a dual-phase formula: blue essence (with soothing antioxidants like turmeric) and yellow serum (a moisturizing blend with jojoba oil). Shake them together until it turns green, and apply a few drops of the ultra-lightweight formula onto clean skin.
“Initially I tried this serum because it contains bakuchiol, and the brilliant results I got have kept it in my medicine cabinet. I use it daily to keep my skin clear and glowing.” — Paige Stables
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Acure Radically Rejuvenating Dual Phase Bakuchiol Serum

Why you’ll love it: This serum contains bakuchiol, a buzzy retinol alternative for smoothing skin, softening lines, and minimizing breakouts with less potential for irritation

How you'll use it: The bottle contains a dual-phase formula: blue essence (with soothing antioxidants like turmeric) and yellow serum (a moisturizing blend with jojoba oil). Shake them together until it turns green, and apply a few drops of the ultra-lightweight formula onto clean skin.

“Initially I tried this serum because it contains bakuchiol, and the brilliant results I got have kept it in my medicine cabinet. I use it daily to keep my skin clear and glowing.” — Paige Stables

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Why you’ll love it: These bath salts are deeply relaxing — so much so that they soothed one editors’ achy muscles and the scent, reminiscent of lavender and eucalyptus, was so calming, she fell into bed and had the deepest sleep right after.
How you'll use it: The pre-dosed packet in this month’s Allure Beauty Box contains just the right amount of salts for one bath. 
“The pretty candles and bath oils around my tub have been replaced by toy boats and rubber duckies, but I reclaimed my bathtub for one super relaxing night with these salts.” — E.S.
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Kneipp Dream Away Mineral Bath Salt

Why you’ll love it: These bath salts are deeply relaxing — so much so that they soothed one editors’ achy muscles and the scent, reminiscent of lavender and eucalyptus, was so calming, she fell into bed and had the deepest sleep right after.

How you'll use it: The pre-dosed packet in this month’s Allure Beauty Box contains just the right amount of salts for one bath.

“The pretty candles and bath oils around my tub have been replaced by toy boats and rubber duckies, but I reclaimed my bathtub for one super relaxing night with these salts.” — E.S.

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Why you’ll love it: This richly pigmented mulberry liquid lipstick dries down to a powdery matte stain. And even though it’s matte, the color doesn’t crease or cake; instead, it wears comfortably and stays put all day.
How you'll use it: It is easy to paint on the color within your natural lip line using the precise paddle applicator — a good thing, considering this formula packs a punch.
“Any makeup enthusiast can tell you that Anastasia Beverly Hills has some fantastic liquid lipsticks. I can attest to the fact that yes, they are long-wearing, super pigmented, and stay on the lips pretty comfortably throughout the day.” — Jihan Forbes
*You will receive Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick In Trust Issues or Oryza Beauty Opus Velvet Ribbon Lipstick in your box depending on your member history.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick In Trust Issues* (full size)

Why you’ll love it: This richly pigmented mulberry liquid lipstick dries down to a powdery matte stain. And even though it’s matte, the color doesn’t crease or cake; instead, it wears comfortably and stays put all day.

How you'll use it: It is easy to paint on the color within your natural lip line using the precise paddle applicator — a good thing, considering this formula packs a punch.

“Any makeup enthusiast can tell you that Anastasia Beverly Hills has some fantastic liquid lipsticks. I can attest to the fact that yes, they are long-wearing, super pigmented, and stay on the lips pretty comfortably throughout the day.” — Jihan Forbes

*You will receive Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick In Trust Issues or Oryza Beauty Opus Velvet Ribbon Lipstick in your box depending on your member history.

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Why you’ll love it: This matte deep-berry lipstick doesn’t smudge — and it’s surprisingly versatile. You can use it to create a bold lip or a sheer berry stain.
How you'll use it: If you want a soft berry stain, tap the bullet across your lips (instead of swiping it) and blend out any blotchiness with your fingertips. For a richer dark berry, swipe it on from the tube (or use a lip brush) and pair it with lip liner so it’s precise.
“I was debating whether or not to bleach my teeth, and then I tried this berry lipstick and you’d think I’d never met a cup of coffee.” — E.S.
*You will receive Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick In Trust Issues or Oryza Beauty Opus Velvet Ribbon Lipstick in your box depending on your member history.
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Oryza Beauty Opus Velvet Ribbon Lipstick* (full size)

Why you’ll love it: This matte deep-berry lipstick doesn’t smudge — and it’s surprisingly versatile. You can use it to create a bold lip or a sheer berry stain.

How you'll use it: If you want a soft berry stain, tap the bullet across your lips (instead of swiping it) and blend out any blotchiness with your fingertips. For a richer dark berry, swipe it on from the tube (or use a lip brush) and pair it with lip liner so it’s precise.

“I was debating whether or not to bleach my teeth, and then I tried this berry lipstick and you’d think I’d never met a cup of coffee.” — E.S.

*You will receive Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick In Trust Issues or Oryza Beauty Opus Velvet Ribbon Lipstick in your box depending on your member history.

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Why you’ll love it: This K-beauty staple has a light gel-like formula that absorbs in seconds, gives skin a rush of hydration, and helps it look smooth. It’s got calming ingredients, including calendula and oat kernel extracts.
How you'll use it: It is perfect for layering — over serum, essence, or toner, and under sunscreen — because it is so light.
“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve restocked my beloved Belif moisturizer. In the past couple of years, I’ve gone back to it over and over again. And the natural lemongrass scent is so soothing, I wish it came in a candle.” — Devon Abelman
*You will receive Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb or Moisturizing Bomb in your box depending on your member history.
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Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb*

Why you’ll love it: This K-beauty staple has a light gel-like formula that absorbs in seconds, gives skin a rush of hydration, and helps it look smooth. It’s got calming ingredients, including calendula and oat kernel extracts.

How you'll use it: It is perfect for layering — over serum, essence, or toner, and under sunscreen — because it is so light.

“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve restocked my beloved Belif moisturizer. In the past couple of years, I’ve gone back to it over and over again. And the natural lemongrass scent is so soothing, I wish it came in a candle.” — Devon Abelman

*You will receive Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb or Moisturizing Bomb in your box depending on your member history.

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Why you’ll love it: You’ll get to try the newest moisturizer from beloved K-Beauty brand Belif. It is lightweight but deeply hydrating, with soothing oat kernel extract, moisturizing herbs, and panthenol—a great option year-round.
How you'll use it: Massage a small dollop of this airy cream onto your face and neck — a little bit goes a long way.
“Even on my laziest days, I never skip moisturizer, and lately I’ve been obsessed with Belif’s.” — Gabi Thorne
*You will receive Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb or Moisturizing Bomb in your box depending on your member history.
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Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb*

Why you’ll love it: You’ll get to try the newest moisturizer from beloved K-Beauty brand Belif. It is lightweight but deeply hydrating, with soothing oat kernel extract, moisturizing herbs, and panthenol—a great option year-round.

How you'll use it: Massage a small dollop of this airy cream onto your face and neck — a little bit goes a long way.

“Even on my laziest days, I never skip moisturizer, and lately I’ve been obsessed with Belif’s.” — Gabi Thorne

*You will receive Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb or Moisturizing Bomb in your box depending on your member history.

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In this version, new members will receive: 

Flash new member gift*: Verso Super Eye Serum (full size) 
New member gift 1: ByMe x MyBeautyBrand Liquid Eyeliner (full size)
New member gift 2: Huda Beauty Samantha Lashes
Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen (full size)
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic (full size)
Acure Radically Rejuvenating Dual Phase Bakuchiol Serum
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick In Trust Issues (full size)
Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
Kneipp Lavender Mineral Bath Salt

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*while supplies last

New Member Box

In this version, new members will receive:

  • Flash new member gift*: Verso Super Eye Serum (full size)
  • New member gift 1: ByMe x MyBeautyBrand Liquid Eyeliner (full size)
  • New member gift 2: Huda Beauty Samantha Lashes
  • Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen (full size)
  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic (full size)
  • Acure Radically Rejuvenating Dual Phase Bakuchiol Serum
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick In Trust Issues (full size)
  • Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
  • Kneipp Lavender Mineral Bath Salt

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*while supplies last

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The products in your box are based on your member history to ensure that you don't receive the same product more than once. In this version, renewing members will receive:

Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen (full size)
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic (full size)
Acure Radically Rejuvenating Dual Phase Bakuchiol Serum
Oryza Beauty Opus Velvet Ribbon Lipstick (full size)
Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
Kneipp Lavender Mineral Bath Salt

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Renewing Member Variation Box

The products in your box are based on your member history to ensure that you don't receive the same product more than once. In this version, renewing members will receive:

  • Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen (full size)
  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic (full size)
  • Acure Radically Rejuvenating Dual Phase Bakuchiol Serum
  • Oryza Beauty Opus Velvet Ribbon Lipstick (full size)
  • Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
  • Kneipp Lavender Mineral Bath Salt

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Raj Shah
You’ll find everything from Glo Skin Beauty’s pro-strength exfoliating treatment and a multitasking super-serum from Furtuna Skin, to Glow Recipe’s cooling gel moisturizer and a microdermabrasion mask from Youth to the People. We also included Herbivore’s jade roller to de-puff skin and improve circulation, and more. Quantities are limited, so take advantage of these offers before they’re sold out!
Allure Beauty Box member-exclusive price: $40
Non-member price: $60
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Shop Now! Limited-Edition: Luxury-at-Home ($257 value)

You’ll find everything from Glo Skin Beauty’s pro-strength exfoliating treatment and a multitasking super-serum from Furtuna Skin, to Glow Recipe’s cooling gel moisturizer and a microdermabrasion mask from Youth to the People. We also included Herbivore’s jade roller to de-puff skin and improve circulation, and more. Quantities are limited, so take advantage of these offers before they’re sold out!

Allure Beauty Box member-exclusive price: $40

Non-member price: $60

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This specially curated kit has everything you need to attain dewy, healthy skin, a chic cat eye, perfectly glossy lips, and shiny hair. Some of our handpicked favorites include Peach & Lily’s refining serum, UZ’s award-winning liquid liner, and a gel peel from Saturday Skin. Quantities are limited, so take advantage of these offers before they’re sold out!
Allure Beauty Box member-exclusive price: $40
Non-member price: $60
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Shop Now! Limited-Edition: J-Beauty + K-Beauty ($204 value)

This specially curated kit has everything you need to attain dewy, healthy skin, a chic cat eye, perfectly glossy lips, and shiny hair. Some of our handpicked favorites include Peach & Lily’s refining serum, UZ’s award-winning liquid liner, and a gel peel from Saturday Skin. Quantities are limited, so take advantage of these offers before they’re sold out!

Allure Beauty Box member-exclusive price: $40

Non-member price: $60

Not a member? Sign up today. Already a member? Click here to order.

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