Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – July 2020
Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the UK that promises at least 6 hand-picked items. 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 July 2020 Review
It looks like for the time being there will not be an info booklet inside the box but instead, it will arrive via email.
Le Couvent des Minimes Botanical Soap, 50 g – Estimated Value $5.33 (Buy 150 g for $16.00)
I like fancy soaps. They are awesome for my guest bathroom and remind me of my Nana. Win-win! This scent is particularly lovely. It is a blend of jasmine and powder florals, combined with a watery fresh smell. It smells expensive. I did notice a slight discoloration on my bar of soap, but that can be from any number of factors that might happen while in manufacturing or transit (like heat). It doesn’t change the functionality of this one for me at all.
So Eco Konjac Face Sponge – Retail Value $9.40 (currently on sale for $7.50)
While this isn’t an exciting addition, it is certainly super useful! I love a good konjac sponge scrub on my face. It somehow exfoliates in the most gentle way and gives me a deep down clean. This one is reusable and comes with a built in string for hanging to dry between uses.
Nuxe Multi-Correction Gel Cream Crème Prodigieuse Boost, 15 mL – Estimated Value $13.28 (Buy a full-size 40 mL for $35.40)
I didn’t like this product for a few reasons. The scent is SO strong, and it smells more like a hair gel than a skincare formula. I know, I generally love fragrances. For me to complain about the strength of one is rare. Secondly, the second ingredient is denatured alcohol, which I find really drying. Not all alcohols are negatives, but denatured alcohol is for me, and this gel-cream has a lot of it. Those negatives aside, it does have some winning ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, but I think you can absolutely find a better version of this in another brand. I find it confusing that a product meant to add moisture is actually probably really drying to a lot of people out there.
Balance Me Vitamin C Repair Serum, 7 mL – Estimated Value $9.42 (Buy a full-size 30 mL for $40.37)
This serum is full of vitamin C which helps to brighten the skin by hydrating it and reducing hyper-pigmentation. Again, this scent of this stuff is SO strong. I have no idea what is going on with my nose. In looking at the ingredients, it is easy to see why: there are like 10 perfuming ingredients inside! Most are essential oils, so keep that in mind if you have had negative reactions to citrus and floral oils in your skin products before. As far as formula goes, I like this. It feels nice on the skin and absorbs without being sticky. It also provides a nice boost of moisture because it has squalane and hyaluronic acid inside.
Sleek MakeUP Matte Me Liquid Lip in ‘French Fancy’, 6 mL – Full Size! Retail Value $6.29
Sleek MakeUP and I have not had the best run. Every time I get an eyeshadow from them I feel let down by the pigment levels and performance. My expectations here were low, even though I immediately liked the pink shade inside the tube. Matte formulas are tricky for me because I have pretty dry lips that I pick at. I know, gross, terrible, bad! I actually thought this formula was pretty nice! It felt thin but had full coverage, stayed a velvet sort of finish, and the color looked great on. It also lasted for like 4 hours without budging. I am pretty happy with this stuff!
It’s just a good pink.
Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask, 1 pair – Estimated Value $6.33 (Buy 6 pairs for $38.00)
Between work, school, and all of the personal projects I keep taking on (I like to stay busy), my under-eye skin is looking a little dull. It is directly related to my low levels of sleep, but that isn’t going to change until August so I need to work with what I have! And what I have now are some of my fave eye gels. These have all the good stuff: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, allantoin, and more. Toss them in the fridge! Please! Your eyes deserve that chilly nourishing magic. Mine always look brighter and feel firmer after these gels.
Nuxe Insta-Masque, 15 mL – Estimated Value $7.02 (Buy a full-size 50 mL for $23.40)
I liked this mask. It has a softer rose and violet scent and it is a heavy-duty gel with small and gentle exfoliating particles inside. It does kind of feel like smearing petroleum jelly on your face, but when you have super dry skin like I do, this sensation is weirdly nice. This is a quick 2-minute mask, meaning you can totally sneak this in while getting ready in the morning. It also never really dries in that timeframe, so you can massage it gently to take full advantage of those exfoliating grains. After rinsing this off my skin felt great! Soft to the touch and exfoliated.
The Verdict: This month’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box was a little bit of a mixed bag. The winners were the eye gels, lipstick (what?), soap, masque, and konjac sponge. I was less crazy about the Nuxe gel-cream and the Balance Me serum. I do think there was enough in here to feel like a decent box and the variety was good too. All in all, not the most exciting box to cross my desk this month, but not a dud either! And for $19, the contents are worth an estimated $57.07, which isn’t mind-blowing but is still value.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $19.00 for this box, here is what you are paying (approximately) per item:
- Le Couvent Soap $1.77
- So Eco Sponge $3.13
- Nuxe Gel-Cream $4.42
- Balance Me Serum $3.14
- Sleek Makeup Lipstick $2.09
- Erno Lazlo Eye Mask $2.11
- Nuxe Masque $2.34
Alternatively, each of the 7 items has an average cost of $2.71.
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Do you subscribe to the Look Fantastic Beauty Box? What do you think?