Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – August 2017
Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the UK that includes at least 6 hand picked 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 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
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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, on to the items!
Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Bb Cream – Size? Value $5?
I can’t find any sizing info on this package, so I’m estimating on value. (It’s a good size, though, I’m guessing about half the size of your standard full-size BB balm.)
The formula isn’t a great fit for me, though. It’s light-coverage, but it surprisingly really highlighted my pores! (Swatched in lower photo.)
Lord & Berry Magic Brow in Brunette– .85 g Value $19?
Again, I’m estimating a bit on the value since the full-size version includes a useful spoolie on one side.
This is a slightly-warm brown shade with ideal pigment for an eyebrow pencil. (Depending on how much pressure you apply, you can get different color-intensity.)
Here it is swatched above the BB Cream:
Korres Basil Lemon Body Milk – 1.35 oz Value $7.80
(Scents will vary for subscribers. Good to know for swaps – this item has an inner foil seal.)
This milky formula is lightweight – it absorbs much quicker than a body butter. I love lemon and basil, so I was expecting to extra love this, but the scent isn’t exactly what I was hoping for. I still like it, though!
Lottie London Cherry Pie Balm Ball – FULL SIZE! Value $6.40
(Flavors will vary for subscribers.)
Confession – when I first saw this I thought, “Oooh! A UK version of the Beauty Blender!” Then, I opened it, touched it, and quickly learned this is a lip balm. (But then who knows, maybe there will be a YouTube makeup tutorial soon showing you how to apply foundation with a lip balm!)
Lesson learned: Read info booklet first, then start going through the items!
This lip balm is paraben-free, gluten-free, and vegan. Plus the cherry flavor reminds me of the classic Chapstick cherry flavor of my youth!
Mane ‘n Tail Conditioner – 2 oz Value $1
Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo – 2 oz Value $1
OK, so first, I should say props to Look Fantastic to including both the shampoo and conditioner. (Sometimes boxes only send conditioner OR shampoo.)
This brand? My first thought when I saw it was, “Is this horse shampoo?” And it turns out, I believe this company was originally making horse shampoo, and it turned into a beauty cult classic that is popular with humans, too! The branding/packaging isn’t for me, but I can’t fault a company for sticking with what works!
I’m not particularly in love with the scent, but both formulas worked fine for me.
Gatineau Gentle Silk Cleanser 1.6 oz Value $5
(Subscribers will either receive this or the Gatineau Toner.)
This formula is a milky cleanser that didn’t really lather, but still cleansed my skin, and didn’t strip it of any oils. My only issue with it is the scent. It’s a strong, powdery scent, and for a “gentle” cleanser, I’m hoping for ideally no scent, or maybe a subtle scent.
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 $50 – I think that’s good for a $22 beauty box shipped from overseas! (And you can get the $16 a box annual price without having to pay the full amount up front, too.)
This month’s box wasn’t too much of a hit for me, though. The eyebrow pencil is fantastic though, and the lip balm was a nice surprise!
What do you think of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box August box? What was your favorite item in the box?