Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – September 2016
Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the UK that includes at least 6 handpicked items along with an issue of Elle UK magazine. The box includes skincare, haircare, cosmetics and body products curated around a theme.
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The Subscription Box: Look Fantastic Beauty Box
The Cost: $22.00 a month + Free Shipping
The Products: At least 6 handpicked skincare, haircare, cosmetics and body products curated around a theme plus 1 issue of Elle UK magazine.
Ships to: US, UK, Canada, Australia
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Each box comes with a booklet that tells you more about the products included with tips on how to use them.
Now, onto the items!
Gatineau Collagene Expert Eye Pads – Value $8
This includes one set of collagen infused eye masks. These are a little messier than eye gels (which are firmer) – these are more like sheet mask strips.
My eye area is pretty sensitive, so I had to take these off after only a few minutes – they were irritating my skin. If you have sensitive skin, proceed with caution!
Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo – 75 ml Value $11.40
This is a good-sized sample from a premium hair care brand – I’m impressed! The formula is designed to reduce excess oil, and it’s also free of parabens and phthalates! (FYI – if you avoid sulfates in hair care products – you’ll have to pass on this one.)
I’ve given up the sulfate-ban in hair care products thanks to recommendations from MSA readers, so I was excited to try this out. The scent is fab, and it provides super clean hair, too. A+!
Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter – 1 oz Value $4.30
(Good to know for swaps – inner foil seal)
This is a classic Bliss item I’m always happy to have more of. (If you’ve avoided this lotion in the past due to parabens, good news – it is now paraben-free!)
The formula is lightweight, the scent is subtle, fresh and citrusy – it’s a perfect lotion to me!
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Mini Lipstick in Get Ready – 1.5 g Value $7
This mini lipstick is so cute! The formula is lovely, too. It has good pigment and more moisture than your typical lipstick.
Lord & Berry Strobing Pencil – .02 oz Value $9
(This appears to be a new product, so I couldn’t find it online, but I’m using a different Lord & Berry pencil for value estimation.)
You can use this strobing luminizer pencil on the tops of cheekbones, under browbones, and also they recommend trying it under your eyes. My favorite part of this pencil is how easily it blends. You can really get a barely-there shimmer or a more intense strobe look depending on if you blend it out.
(Swatched is lower photo.)
Argan Liquid Gold Multi-Tone BB Cream – 10 ml Value $32
This is infused with 24K gold! This BB cream feels great on my skin, and surprisingly, blended in from orange to match my skintone well. (I’m still skeptical that this could work for all skintones, though.)
Swatched: Lipstick, Strobing Pencil, BB Cream (not blended in)
And usually this box includes the latest issue of Elle UK Magazine, but not this month! 🙁
The Verdict: This month’s box has a value of about $72 – I think that’s amazing for a $22 beauty box shipped from overseas! It’s also a great way to try out some new brands. I liked everything in this box besides the eye patches, so it’s a great value in what I’ll actually use, too!
This is an A+ beauty subscription box for me. The brands are great, the value is consistently good, the magazine is a nice special touch (when they include it!), and the packaging is fab, too!
What do you think of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box September box?