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Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – October 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanOct 28, 2017 | 20 comments

Look Fantastic
3.8 overall rating
60 Ratings | 11 Reviews

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: $19 a month + Free Shipping ($16 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.

And this month subscribers also get a unique coupon code to save 20% off the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar!

Now, on to the items!

Bean Body Coconut Coffee Bean Scrub – 50 g Value $4.45

This natural coffee scrub is a loose scrub (think coffee grounds). So it’s a bit messy, but it really made my skin exceptionally soft and smooth! (The coffee and coconut scent is amazing, too!)

Lancer The Method: Polish – .5 oz Value $8.90

Lancer is a very pricey, high-end skincare brand, so this is a fab sample to get in a box! The formula is a super fine scrub, so it’s a gentle exfoliator, and you can use it every day. It left my skin super clean, smooth, and not dried out at all!

Ciate Wonderwand Mascara – Size? Estimated Value $10?

I couldn’t find size marking on this mascara, but it’s your typical sample mascara size. (I actually prefer my mascaras in this size – less time for the formula to dry out!)

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this mascara! Volume? Check! Length? Check! Lash Separation? Check!

My favorite mascara is Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, and this is pretty dang close!

ModelCo Instant Radiance Illuminating Under Eye Concealer – FULL SIZE! Value $14

This item will probably work for a lot of people, but it’s a miss for me. First, I really hate these clicky-brush type of applicators. Second, I have serious dark circles, and this formula isn’t heavy enough for me (it’s also a bit too light for my undereye area). But, I did like the formula as a regular concealer – it was easy to blend and matched my skin tone well.

Here it is swatched:

Mono Skin Firming Fiji Facial Oil – 1 oz Value $12.30

This face oil took a few minutes to fully absorb into my skin, but it felt great once fully-absorbed. And I only needed a drop for my full face, so this sample should last me weeks!

Skimono Hand Mask Intense Nourishment – Value $14

I always love getting hand masks in subscription boxes – they force me to put down my phone for a few minutes! This set has a lovely, light scent, and the formula left my hands incredibly soft. (You’ll need to leave these on for 20-30 minutes, so plan accordingly!)

And this box includes the latest issue of  Elle UK Magazine:

Value $5

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 $63.65 (not counting the magazine). I think that’s great for a $19 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.)

In general, the sizes of samples were great, and I discovered a new favorite mascara!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, the October box has sold out. But you can sign up now to guarantee you will receive a November box.

Coupon – No coupons at this time.

Value Breakdown: At $19 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Coffee Scrub: $1.33
  • Lancer Polish: $2.66
  • Mascara: $2.99
  • ModelCo Concealer: $4.18
  • Facial Oil: $3.67
  • Hand Mask: $4.18

What do you think of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box October box? What was your favorite item in the box?

"We hunt down the best beauty products from around the globe for you to discover... Every box includes a minimum 6 products and includes the Elle magazine!"
Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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20 comments

Michelle

They should have sent a Fenty beauty sample with her being on the cover and all.

JessFrezz

I personally love the pretty box! I have it in my walk-in closet to store subscription perfumes and I just have the words facing the other way so it looks just like a nice pink box!
This and Beautyfix are my favorite subscriptions by far!

Melissa

Liz, I have bad undereye circles too. Any tips? I’m fair skinned but I run into the same problem you mentioned, concealer too light for that area.

Liz Cadman

I use IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye as well! 🙂

JessFrezz

Melissa, I have bad under-eye circles too, and I’ve used many concealers from drugstore to high end. I have normal/dry skin age ItCos Bye Bye Under Eye(my skin tone), just tiny dots..like the sample tube has lasted me 6 months! I normally only need that and set it with NYX hd finishing powder in banana or LM translucent setting powder– BUT sometimes I need a little extra and I use Maybelline Age Rewind in my skin tone on top of Byebye, since the formula is so light, and then I set it. Tarte Shape Tape is also a good one when used sparingly.
Sorry, I know you asked Liz..but I thought I’d share in case it helps!

Ash

I slept with those gloves on overnight — wow, what a treat!

Julie

The facial oil smells so good. I transferred it to a glass bottle. The coffee scrub is a mess to use. Most of it ended up in the tub and not on my skin. Overall, a solid box. I’m not using the code if anyone wants it.

Svetlana7e

Is this code just for the calendar? If not, I would gladly use the code, if you kindly share it. Thank you.

Julie

I think it’s just for the calendar but I’m not positive. Here you go!
11470-06F1-40E1

CT

Liz, what do you use as your back splash?

I can’t wait to try out my box, I received it last week =)

Liz Cadman

It’s a great box – hope you like it! And do you mean the background color?

Anna

Mine should arrive any day now, and I’m really looking forward to this after reading the review!

Liz Cadman

Yay! 🙂

Cristina

I had bought the advent calendar before I received my discount code…

Tracey Briene

I am just about to purchase a couple of advent calenders as a special treat for my two daughters and if you didnt have anyone to pass the codes on I would really appreciate it. Thanks Tracey

amandalyn.vanslyke

me too 🙁

Mimi

Me too. I’m a little ticked now…

Andi

Me too.

Rugby

Glad I missed it

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