Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – August 2019
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 hand-picked 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 August 2019 “The Heatwave Edition” Review
Each box comes with a booklet that tells you more about the products included with tips on how to use them.
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.
We also received a few UK exclusive promos.
Now, on to the items!
Luxie 737 Tapered Highlighter Brush – Retail Value $34.00
This is one sleek brush! I like the matte handle and found it super easy to hold. The bristles were fluffy and dense, perfect for grabbing up the right amount of powder, blush, or highlighter.
Bellapierre Heatwave Highlight Palette, 9 g – Listed Value $36.43 (£29.99)
I am pretty much Bellapierre’d out. I only see this brand in boxes (frequently!) and I never find the formulas exactly impressive, nor the packaging. This set of 5 highlighters could use more variety in terms of colors as a few of them look super similar when swatched (see below). The formula was fine, though I found using my fingertips for application worked much better than a brush.
I do feel like there could have been more variety.
Doucce Lip Stain in Holiday Getaway, 0.059 fl oz – Listed Value $14.52 (£11.95)
First, I like this color. It is a peachy tone that would work well in summer or fall. I am not a huge fan of this brand, because once again, it seems to be something I exclusively see in subscription boxes and the formula isn’t quite there. I am also pretty confused about this being called a “stain” as it isn’t one and performs much more like a super-thin liquid lipstick. I would absolutely adore this color in a glossy or satin finish formula much more.
Still a great peachy shade!
Natura Herb Infused Sheet Mask – Retail Value $7.00
I loved this sheet mask! It fit so well and had a delightful herbal scent that was the perfect amount of minty green magic. I was a little worried it might be drying, especially since it is meant for blemish control, but that wasn’t the case. My skin felt super soft and very calm after using it, and I was noticeably less flushed.
James Read 1 Hour Tan Glow Mask Face, 25 ml – Estimated Value $5.50 (Buy a full size 200 ml for $44.00)
I don’t really use self-tanners, and I certainly don’t use them on my face since I can’t really hide that if the formula is bad or orange. I did test it out on my arm, and I did have a “tan” in about an hour. It was not nearly subtle enough for me to trust on my face, especially since I have gross dry spots, but I can verify that it does work. The formula was a clear gel and mercifully lacked that recognizable self-tanner scent. As always, I have mixed feelings about including tanning products because so many subscribers don’t need or use them.
You can easily see where I used the tanning gel and where I didn’t!
Rituals The Ritual of Holi Body Cream, 3.3 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $8.00
Finally, our last item is a really nice cream with a strong floral scent. I personally enjoy the smell and thought the cream felt great on my hands. This is a great size for tossing into your purse to have close by throughout the day.
And this box includes the latest issue of Elle UK Magazine:
The Verdict: Look Fantastic Beauty Box was a little polarizing for me this month. Sure, I liked the brush, sheet mask, and cream, but I really wasn’t feeling the lip product, palette, or self-tanning mask. My hard estimate of the value this month (based on retail and suggested values if I couldn’t find retail) is around $105.45 which is great for a $19 subscription. It just didn’t feel like that much value in my hands. Do I think this was still fine for a $19 box? Sure! Especially if you liked more of the items.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $19 for this box, here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- Luxie Brush $6.13
- Bellapierre Palette $6.56
- Doucce Lip Stain $2.62
- Natura Herb Sheet Mask $1.26
- James Read Tanning Face Mask $0.99
- Rituals Cream $1.44
Alternatively, the average cost of each of the 6 items is $3.17.
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What do you think of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box for August? What was your favorite item in the box?