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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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Do you subscribe to the Look Fantastic Beauty Box? What do you think?