Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – December 2019
Each box includes skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and body products curated around a theme.
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About Look Fantastic
The Subscription Box: Look Fantastic Beauty Box
The Cost: $19 a month + free shipping. Save with longer commitments.
The Products: At least 6 hand-picked skincare, haircare, cosmetic, and body products curated around a different monthly theme, plus an issue of Elle UK magazine.
Ships to: The US, UK, Canada, Australia
Look Fantastic December 2019 “The Christmas Edition” Review
Each box comes with a booklet that includes product information and tips for how to use what you got.
There was also a pair of promo cards for Buddy, a Swedish dog food subscription box.
Now, on to the items!
Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel, 20 ml – Estimated Value $19.20 (Buy 50 ml for $48.00)
I feel like I have gotten this product so many times across all of my boxes and I just don’t love it. It is a peeling product in the most literal terms. You apply this clear gel to your face, wait a few minutes, then lightly rub in circular motions until little pills form. These are supposed to be dirt, skin, and impurities, but I always just feel like it is the product itself. I have never noticed a difference with this product.
Eylure Texture No. 117 Lashes – Retail Value $4.99
Ok, I am not generally a huge fan of falsies (mainly because I am really terrible at application…) but these are gorgeous. They are very natural looking and extremely wispy, looking more like eyelash extensions than true false lashes. I am absolutely going to stash these for a special occasion where I need a noticeable lash boost, but don’t want to go full tilt.
Bumble & bumble Invisible Oil, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.29 (Buy a full-size 8.5 fl oz for $28.00)
I think B&b was the first hair brand I actually spent what felt like a lot of money on back in college. I still really like their formulas, though I am more of an OUAI girl now. I don’t often heat style or blowdry my hair, though I did just get a mini blowdryer for all of you that remember I melted my last one on my kitchen stove!! I decided to give this a go since I could actually blow dry my hair again. I spritzed it on my damp ends, combed through, and went to work drying my tresses. The result was hair that was certainly shinier and more polished looking. I like that in addition to those benefits, this is also a heat protecting formula, so I can blowdry my already dry hair with less damage and guilt.
Sleek I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $12.99 (currently on sale for $8.29)
I am not a Sleek Cosmetics fan. The shadows are always a little lacking when it comes to pigmentation, though they do have a nice shimmer every so often. This palette is exactly that: lackluster mattes with a few pretty shimmers. You will want to apply any of these with a fingertip because the fallout with a brush isn’t pretty.
Here are the swatches. Some have decent pigment, others just don’t.
PRAI Platinum Firm & Lift Creme, 10 ml – Estimated Value $9.00 (Buy 50 ml for $45.00)
This was a new brand for me, and I thought the sample size was a little larger than I would have expected. It is a heavier cream that applies like velvet and feels really great! Meant to firm and lift, I applied it to my back and neck and waited. Truthfully, I don’t have any issues with sagging just yet (fingers crossed!) but I can comment that this cream was certainly hydrating, and it did make my skin look smoother.
Eyeko Black Magic Liner, 0.3 ml – Estimated Value $16.50 (Buy a full-size 0.4 ml for $22.00)
Our final item is probably the one I have seen the most often across all of my boxes: Eyeko black eyeliner. It works just fine, leaving behind a deep black line from its brush tip. This liner has pretty good longevity too.
Here’s the latest issue of Elle UK Magazine, which was included in this box:
The Verdict: Look Fantastic Beauty Box has a value of around $65.97 this month which is good for a $19 box. I just wish the contents were better. A huge value means less if there is nothing amazing inside. I really didn’t like the eyeshadow palette. The performance is just lacking with that brand, at least in my experience. I was also disappointed to recieve yet another Eyeko liner. The Real Chemistry peel is another product I feel like I get once a month, and I don’t find it effective. The bright spots this month were the eyelashes, the Bumble & bumble spray, and the PRAI cream. I don’t think this month was for me at all, but here’s to January!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $19 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Real Chemistry Peel $5.53
- Eylure Lashes $1.44
- Bumble and bumble Invisible Oil $0.95
- Sleek Palette $3.74
- Prai Cream $2.59
- Eyeko Liner $4.75
Alternatively, each of the 6 items (not including the magazine) has an average cost of $3.17.
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What do you think of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box for December? What was your favorite item in the box?