Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – December 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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The packaging on this box is fantastic – it’s definitely a box you’ll want to keep and re-use!
And inside the lid is a quote that ties into the theme:
The Subscription Box: Look Fantastic Beauty Box
The Cost: $22.00 a month + Free Shipping ($15 a month with annual commitment)
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
Check out all of our Look Fantastic Beauty Box reviews!
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!
Mellow Ultra Matte Lipstick in Madness – FULL SIZE! Value $13
I love the packaging design of this lipstick, and the formula is fab, too. It’s described as “Ultra Matte” but I think it is more of a satin finish. The formula is really moisturizing, so that gives just a hint of a satin finish. The pigment is excellent as well.
Here it is swatched:
It’s a cool, berry-red and very bold!
Illamsqua Hydra Veil – 6 ml Value $9
This Hydra Veil is a gel primer that absorbed almost instantly into my skin and felt like I had nothing on. (I still could tell my skin felt smoother, though.) It’s a great base for foundation, and one of my favorite discoveries in the box!
Balance Me Daily Essentials Pure Skin Face Wash – 50 ml Value $12
I love the Balance Me line (they are ingredient conscious and their formulas are gentle on my skin), and this cleanser has now been in my shower routine for the past few days. It does an excellent job of cleansing my skin without drying it out – so I’m very pleased it is a larger sized sample!
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer – 40 ml Value $15.50
This Elasticizer is designed to be used on damp hair for 20 minutes before shampooing. It’s a deep conditioning treatment you can use twice a week. I’ve sampled this before and didn’t see amazing results, so I thought I’d try it again – still nothing substantial. I’m wondering if it works better on certain hair types? Let me know if you’ve tried it and have any tips!
This bath bomb is huge! (Over 6 ounces!) And it has a lovely tropical flower scent. I appreciate that it is paraben-free, but unfortunately for me, it includes an ingredient I’m allergic to (Red 40), so I’ll be passing along this treat to a friend.
CoQ10 Caviar Face Mask Sheet – Value $6
This mask was super hydrating and gentle on my skin. It has added fragrance, but I liked the scent. The only downside for me is that it is formulated with parabens.
And this box includes the latest issue of Elle UK Magazine:
I love getting this mini mag with the box – it’s a fun extra, and the size is great for throwing in your purse, too.
The Verdict: This month’s box has a value of about $64.50 – I think that’s amazing for a $22 beauty box shipped from overseas! (And you can get the $15 a box annual price without having to pay the full amount up front, too.)
The brands, sample sizes, and packaging are great – I can’t recommend this box enough!
What do you think of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box December box? What is your favorite sample?