Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – February 2019
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).
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 February 2019 Beauty Box Review
Each box comes with a booklet that tells you more about the products included with tips on how to use them. The month is the Romance Edition and the pink box couldn’t be prettier! I always love keeping Look Fantastic boxes around to store makeup, jewelry, and other important things in because they are always so sturdy and beautiful.
This booklet always has a detailed list of all of the products in each box along with helpful and informative information on each one.
I thought this little spot on hosting a Galentine’s day brunch was rather adorable.
Now, on to the items!
If you read any of my reviews at all, you know I am the laziest when it comes to my hair. I shampoo it like 2 times a week and only brush it when absolutely necessary. I don’t use any hair product with much regularity aside from a favorite R+Co Cream. All that being said I do believe in volume, and this product did give me a noticeable amount of root lift without feeling gross the next day or weighing down my strands. It almost feels like a very weak hairspray. I spritzed it on my roots when my hair was damp and used my fingertips to scrunch it through my strands. I then slept with my hair coiled in a loose bun on top of my head. The next morning I did have a ton of volume! The whole thing was just so easy that I could see myself adding this spray to my ever so often routine.
Sleek MakeUP Face Form Palette, 20 g – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $13.50
I am so glad I got the light version of this palette! The matte contour powder is a warmer brown, but I am very fair and this one might actually work for me. The blush is super pretty and reminds me of Nars Orgasm, but a little more sheer and with a little more pink. The highlighter is a very soft warm pearl glow, that is a shimmer rather than a glitter. This slick black compact is very thin, so it would be very easy to stash in your purse for midday touchups. I found for myself that the highlighter also makes a great browbone eyeshadow.
Lord and Berry Maximatte Lipstick Pencil in Intimacy, 1.8 g – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18.00
This dirty mauve is a great color for my skin tone. Although this pencil is marketed as a matte formula, it was more of a satin finish on my lips, which I much prefer to a true matte. My only complaint is that I hate true wooden pencils because I never have a sharpener on hand, especially since I like to take my lip colors with me in my purse rather than reserving them for my makeup kit. This formula was very long wearing and I used my favorite lip balm over it halfway through my day, which made it a little shiny and very creamy.
I didn’t love this mascara because the brush is so ridiculously huge it borders on being unusable. And I have BIG eyes! I get that the brush is meant to be volumizing but my mascara application technique leans more towards coating the base of the lashes thoroughly, then swooping up, a task that is near impossible with a brush this large and clumsy. The formula itself was dark and clump-free, but this was a total mss for me personally.
Emite Rose Gold Eyelash Curler – Retail Value $25.00
I think the retail price of these is a bit steep, but they sure are pretty. The rose gold is shiny and bright and I love that extra pads were included. The mechanisms were very smooth and the handles easy to grip. My eyelashes were very curled after using these.
My husband immediately burst into laughter at the sight of this mini soap. It is SO SMALL! Size aside, the formula is great. It is mineral rich and super clarifying, but not drying. I am a double cleansing advocate, and I used this to wash my face after another cream cleanser. My skin felt soft and calm after using it.
And this box includes the latest issue of Elle UK Magazine:
Retail Value $5
The Verdict: This month’s box has a value of at least $85.57 not counting the magazine. That is great for a $20 box. I loved the mix of deluxe sample size and full-size items! This box always has a great value, meaning even if an item or two is a dud (like the mascara for me!) you still get a good value. I really loved the lip pencil and the palette. The hair volumizer was something I would normally never reach for, but I actually really liked it. The eyelash curler is very pretty and makes my makeup kit look extra fancy. The little soap was small, but my skin loved it, and with proper storage (away from my showerhead) it should last quite some time.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this box, the average cost of each of the 6 items is $3.33.
Alternatively, here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- Hair Volumizer $3.26
- Palette $3.15
- Lip Pencil $4.20
- Mascara $2.03
- Eyelash Curler $5.84
- Soap $1.51
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 February box? What was your favorite item in the box?