Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – December 2018
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.
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About this Look Fantastic Box
The Subscription Box: Look Fantastic Beauty Box
The Cost: $19 a month + Free Shipping ($16 a month with an 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
Look Fantastic December 2018 Beauty Box Review
Each box comes with a booklet that tells you more about the products included with tips on how to use them. December’s theme is Christmas and the box this month is in full festive red and gold glory! I always enjoy the sturdy boxes from this subscription for storing different products later on.
Looks like we have 6 exciting products to sample this month!
This booklet always has really cute lists and suggestions. This month we have Christmas masks + movie pairings. Adorable.
Now, on to the items!
I love me some essential oils! This award-winning blend of lavender, chamomile, and vetiver is said to truly assist with lulling yourself into an easier and quicker sleep. I am not the ideal candidate for this because I can fall asleep on cue. My husband is the insomniac in our home so he was the test subject for this. He did reflect that his sleep was more pleasant simply because the smell of this formula is amazing. He wasn’t sure it helped him fall asleep any faster but he enjoyed the scent so much he plans on continuing to test it out. I did find that it made our night routine feel much more spa-like and relaxing.
Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum, 15 ml – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $25.50
This eye serum is infused with raspberry seed oil (an amazing fatty acid for skin) and pomegranate extract. The pomegranate is the star of this bottle, boasting tons of antioxidants. This oil has no real scent, and a little drop went a very long way. I recommend it more for evening use, as it is too oily for use under makeup. Toss it in the fridge for some depuffing!
A clear gel primer? Whaaaaaat? I am very into this uber glamourous little pot! Sometimes I find even the best of primers can interact with my foundation in unexpected ways depending on how dry I am or how humid it is outside. This gel absorbs quickly into my skin, and since it is not a cream it doesn’t pill at all! It also smells fresh and lovely.
If you read my reviews (and if you do, I thank you!) you know I am generally pretty positive regarding most products. I truly like most things! On the off chance I am not super into a product, I make myself use or test it out twice, just to make sure. I know a lot of people put work into the items that end up into my hands and I want to give them a fair try! This product I could not test twice. I do not understand this formula at all. I have SUPER thick hair and this detox is heavy and full of little microbeads. I had so much trouble getting the formula down to my scalp and then getting the little beads out of my hair was impossible, even after 3 additional shampooings. I am still picking them out or finding them on my clothing. The formula without these particles would be stellar, but I will never use this again. If you are looking for great hair detox, give the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt a try.
Karl Lagerfeld x ModelCo Brow Pencil, 0.05 oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22.00
How did the universe know I needed a new brow pencil? I really love the color and formula of this one. I am blonde but I tend to fill my brows darker, so this medium/dark pigment was just fine by me! The texture is a little sheer and a little waxy, but very buildable. In addition to giving my brows a little color and drama, the waxiness also helps sculpt them into place and keep them there.
Limited Edition Look Fantastic Beauty Sponge
Another tool on my want list! This box is killing it. This sponge feels a little denser than my older one, and the cranberry color is so festive and matches the box this month. I love little details like that. It also has a bunch of different shapes to use on different areas of my face.
And this box includes the latest issue of Elle UK Magazine:
Retail Value $5
Huge Zoe fan here!
Those brows tho!
The Verdict: This month’s box has a value of at least $70.82 not counting the magazine or the sponge since I could not locate its exact retail value. This is an exceptional value for a $19 beauty box, but this comes as no surprise, as Look Fantastic seems to always deliver value as well as new and innovative products. Though I absolutely would never touch the scalp detox again, every other product was something I either had on my to buy list already or something like an eye serum that I always find a good use for.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this box, the average cost of each of the 6 items is $3.33.
Check out all of our Look Fantastic Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
What do you think of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box December box? What was your favorite item in the box?