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Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – January 2020

Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review - January 2020

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. Each box includes skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and body products curated around a theme. It’s available to US customers for $19.00/month with free shipping.

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About Look Fantastic

The Subscription Box: Look Fantastic Beauty Box

The Cost: $19.00 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 January 2020 “The Revive Edition” Review

 

Each box comes with a booklet that includes product information and tips for how to use what you got. There are additional articles on how to use the Glov Moon Pads, CBD products, post-workout skincare, beauty trends, beauty podcasts, and an interview with Ecooking’s Tina Søgaard. They also introduce some new hires at Beauty Box.

 

You’ll also get a mini Elle UK Magazine to enjoy with every box. I used to loooove magazines but stopped buying them years ago because I slowly had less and less time to read them. It was a treat for me to read this issue with Beyonce on the cover since I’m behind on current fashion and haven’t paged through a magazine in quite some time.

 

Ecooking Moisturizing Serum, 10 mL – Estimated Value $28.60 (Buy a full-size 20 mL for $57.20)

This trial size bottle may be small but it is mighty. This serum is more like a gel than anything and comes fragrance-free which is nice for those who are sensitive. There is an incredible amount of moisture here as you’d assume from the name and after slowly seeping into my face, my skin looks healthy and feels really hydrated. Only one full pump is plenty to cover my face so this little guy will last a decent amount of time to give me an insight into how it works long term.

 

Lord & Berry Ultimate Lip Liner in Nude – Retail Value $19.00 (found here for $13.30)

I normally don’t use lip liners simply because I am always looking to reduce the number of products I use in my makeup routine, but this pencil was quite nice. Since it’s a “nude” liner, it matches a lot of the lip colors I already have in my collection. The pencil glides on effortlessly and allows me to make crisp lines around my lips that make it easy to perfect my lip look and make sure the lipstick doesn’t bleed beyond the borders I’ve set. Maybe I’ll keep this one around for when I want a perfect lip.

 

Glov Moon Pads, 3 ct – Retail Value $10.60

I love reusable makeup removers like these pink microfiber pads. The pack sent in the box contains three pads that can be washed (in the machine with the rest of your clothes) and reused many times. They say you can save up to 150 pads monthly which leads me to believe you can use each pad about 50 times each before replacing. These are terrific for travel since you don’t need to bring a whole pack of disposable face wipes and of course, these are a lot better for the planet since they reduce waste. After wetting the pad, the tiny microfibers grab all the dirt and makeup from the face to leave clean skin behind. I’d still use a water-based cleanser after these, but they replace the pre-cleanse step I normally do for makeup. It’s quite magical how these work and I’ll be tossing one in my travel bag while the others stay home with me.

 

Mio Skincare Shrink To Fit Cellulite Smoother, 30 mL – Estimated Value $16.80 (Buy full-size 100 mL for $56.00, found here for $39.20)

To be honest, I have accepted an embraced a lot of things about my body. Cellulite is one of them. This product claims to reduce and smooth cellulite with papaya, hyaluronic acid, green tea, and caffeine which I believe is possible. It should take about 30 days to see results that I am not able to do for this review, but I can speak to how it feels. After showering, I take a few pumps of the product that has the consistency of a lotion and spread it over my thighs and booty in a circular motion, as suggested. After a moment, I start to feel a cool minty tingle (most likely due to the peppermint oil) from the cream that is kind of neat. I can see this being a somewhat easy step to add to a post-shower routine for those who want to reduce their cellulite but personally I’m fine with the skin I’ve got for now.

 

Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Blemish Stick, 9 mL – Retail Value $8.70 (£6.50)

This spot stick is made with tea tree oil (soothing and anti-bacterial) and witch hazel (prevents drying, tightens pores) which is a natural way to help reduce blemishes. The rollerball makes it really easy to roll over the entire face as a preventative measure, or directly onto blemishes. I am not prone to breakouts but did have some small suspects forming on my forehead the other day. I used the stick on them and it seems to have helped. The product itself has the sort of earthy minty scent you’d expect from tea tree oil which I find not bad at all.

 

Jo Hansford Expert Colour Care Everyday Shampoo & Conditioner, 50 mL – Total Estimated Value $7.54 (Buy a full-size 250 mL for $22.70 and 1000 mL for $59.90, respectively)

Although I am still plugging away on my second month of hers shampoo and conditioner, I took a brief break to try these out. I no longer color my hair, but these are called “everyday” shampoo and conditioner anyhow, so I went ahead with them. The shampoo has quite a citrusy orange scent to it that isn’t my favorite but I also don’t mind. The conditioner is a bit more subtle. Both worked well in my fine hair and left it manageable and soft.

The Verdict: My first Look Fantastic Beauty Box was a delight. I really loved the makeup remover pads, lip liner, and spot stick. I was happy to see natural products in the box and even though the shampoo and conditioner were for color-treated hair, it was still great on my tresses. In total, this box has an estimated retail value of $91.24 which is fantastic for a $19.00 cost.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! (This page will let you know which box is currently available.)

Value Breakdown: At $19.00 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Serum: $5.96
  • Lip Liner: $3.96
  • Makeup Remover Rounds: $2.21
  • Cellulite Smoother: $3.50
  • Blemish Stick: $1.81
  • Shampoo & Conditioner: $1.57

Check out all of our Look Fantastic Beauty Box reviews and see more of the best beauty boxes of 2020!

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

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Comments (6)

  1. So the Moon Pads you keep reusing it for a couple days so you are using a dirty pad to clean your face or do you use once then throw in the washing machine? I know it’s like the eraser but these still perplex me and have always swapped. I’d also be concerned when I washed it makeup getting on my clothes. Anyone have some insight? Thanks!

    • I don’t have the Glov Moon, but I have two makeup erasers. The fabric looks very similar. I use mine for about a week and then toss it in the laundry. I throw a little soap on it before I reuse it on my face for good measure. I’ve never had breakouts from the reuse and it doesn’t smell funky. I’ve also never had an issue with makeup transferring in the wash. I just throw it in a delicate bag with other delicates and it’s good to go. I will say I’ve found the larger erasers to transfer fuzzies at first in a way the smaller doesn’t, but it was all good after an initial wash (or two). I find them really great for taking off masks. Hope that helps!

    • I use coconut oil and a face towel to remove makeup. Once the towel gets gross, i machine wash it. I’ve never had issues with makeup (or coconut oil) transferring onto clothes and staining it at all. I’m assuming it’s the same with these moon pads, though if you really want I don’t see why you couldn’t hand wash them separately if you’re worried about staining

  2. January was one of my favorite boxes. The Ecooking serum is one of the best hydration serums I’ve ever tried. I will definitely repurchase. The Glov pads are fabulous. My favorite use is for toner application. After use, I simply swipe on a natural bar soap and rinse to clean. It dries very fast. The magazine is always a welcome touch.

  3. I loved my January Look Fantastic! I love every product especially the ECooking Moisturizing Serum and the Tea Tree Oil Spot Stick. I’m super excited for Februarys box, all of the products look amazing

  4. The spot stick is amazing for the eczema I get in my scalp. Allows me to get directly on my scalp and really not much in my hair, which is great. It really helps a lot!

    Great review. Thank you

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