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Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – September 2017

 

*September Look Fantastic Beauty Box
Price of the Box: Subscriptions start from £13.00 per month including P&P
No. of Products in the Box – 7
Worth over £72.00
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I love a birthday celebration and for September Look Fantastic are celebrating their third birthday so first things first Happy Birthday – I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since they launched their beauty box, doesn’t time fly! With this in mind and to mark this milestone they’ve featured a host of all things beauty and an adorable lollipop accompanied by fun designed box which of course is dressed for the occasion – I wouldn’t expect anything less! Touching on all areas of beauty, there’s quite a few winners inside this edit and as always includes a generous mixture of full sizes and samples from popular brands and those that are a little unknown not forgetting the latest copy of Elle Magazine which is such a lovely bonus.

The Look Fantastic box offers a selection of handpicked, must have beauty fixes wrapped in a beautifully presented box and delivered straight to your door. The beauty box will always include a minimum of six products and offers a selection of skin care, hair care, cosmetics and body products, catering for every beauty lover.

This month’s box showcases products from Look Fantastic’s own brand, Illamasqua, Hikari, Christophe Robin, Decleor, Eve Lom and Holly’s Lollies.

Here’s what I received inside my September Box:

Up first and something that I’m really intrigued about is the Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste (Travel Size 40ml), a pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extract based deep cleansing, shampoo-like treatment with a unique consistency and volume-boosting benefits. Benefiting from a 85% natural-based formula, the paste-like texture transforms into a lightweight foam and the pure Rassoul Mineral Clay which is known for its rich in trace-elements works to absorb dirt, oil and impurities while densifying each follicle for enhanced strength, lift and thickness from the root. It also contains extracts of Baobab Leaf and Centifolia Rose Water that imparts a soft, supple texture, with antioxidant properties to help combat free radical damage and protect colour vitality. Free from parabens, silicone, SLS and colorants.

If you love make-up then this month’s edit has not one but two make-up treats and the first product is the Illamasqua Mini Contouring Gel Sculpt (Travel Size 4g) in the shade Silhouette which is dark brown hue. Admittedly, I kind of gasped when I saw the shade as it looked a hell of a lot more darker than what I usually go for but surprisingly it isn’t that harsh at all once you apply it! This unique contouring gel offers subtle definition to cheeks with ease and the hue of Silhouette creates a delicate shadow under cheekbones and along the jawline which can be blended with ease to achieve beautiful, natural contours. This was very easy to work with and can also be built up to achieve a more dramatic look but most of all I loved the subtle finish this left. I didn’t think I would get on with this at all as I usually go for powder products to contour but surprisingly this turned out to be one of my favourite items from this month’s line-up.

Sticking to make-up, you can also expect to see an Eye Shadow Quad in Tonya from US brand Hikari (Full Size RRP $15.00) and the shades are so appropriate for autumn. Housed in a compact palette, Hikari promise a highly pigmented formula and an easy to blend, long lasting eye shadow. The fours shades are called Buttercup, Amaretto, Pizzazz, Russet.

Up next and to accompany the palette above is the Look Fantastic Unicorn Eye Shadow Brush, a brush that’s been created solely for their Birthday edit and I think you’ll agree that it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Moving onto skin care we have the Decleor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Hydrating Gel-Cream (Sample Size 15ml), a gel-cream that helps to hydrate skin and reinforce its barrier, whilst creating a protective layer against pollution particles. It promises to reveal a beautiful smoothed skin texture, with a complexion that looks luminous and the unique formulation includes microdroplets of oils in a 70% water-based texture to deliver immediate hydration and benefits from the extract of anti-inflammatory Centella Asiatica which instantly helps to sooth delicate skin.

Up next and the only dud for me inside this month’s box due to the fact it’s been featured a few times already is the Eve Lom Cleanser (Travel size 20ml) + Muslin Cloth. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, this pioneering cult beauty balm which featured in Vogue Magazine was recognised as probably the best cleanser in the world. Whilst its heavenly formula removes traces of make-up including waterproof mascara it also works well as decongesting, toning and exfoliating the skin gently. The scent is really nice too and stems from a bespoke blend of skin loving ingredients such as Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Cloves and Hops.

Lastly and sticking to the celebratory theme is a sweet treat from Holly Lollies in the form of an Elderflower Lollipop (RRP £3.50) which is such a lovely touch for this month’s edit.

My Verdict

Celebrating their third birthday, this month’s Look Fantastic edit did exactly what it intended and really did feel like a true treat thanks to the addition of some high end brands and the fact they also managed to cram in seven products which was such a lovely bonus. Line-up wise this edition had quite a few winning products such as the eye shadow palette which contains the perfect mix of colours for autumn, the Illamasqua Gel Sculpt was a gem in disguise as I was initially really put off by the shade and of course the pretty unicorn make-up brush. The only item I felt underwhelmed by was the Eve Lom Cleanser only because it’s been featured quite a few times already so it’s a shame they decided to include it again. Other than that, though, I’m really looking forward to trying out the remainder.

I’ve followed Look Fantastic’s journey right from the very start and it’s a box that continues to grow from the box designs which are always so, so pretty, the expertly curated themes to the brands they source for us each month – apart from the occasional product repeats I really can’t fault their boxes and with subscriptions starting from £13.00 you can’t go wrong.

The September Look Fantastic Beauty Box is available now via  www.lookfantastic.com

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Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – August 2017




*August Look Fantastic Beauty Box
Price of the Box: Subscriptions start from £13.00 per month including P&P
No. of Products in the Box – 7
Worth: £40.00+
www.lookfantastic.com

It’s a new month which means it’s time to unveil Look Fantastic’s latest curation ‘Global Glamour’ and for August they’re taking us on a little journey around the world and have put a host of beauty brands in the spotlight from various countries which in turn ties in very well with the overall theme and all the products have been handpicked with summer in mind! Touching on all areas of beauty, it’s another loveable edition and as always includes a generous mixture of full sizes and samples not forgetting the latest copy of Elle Magazine which is such a lovely bonus.

The Look Fantastic box offers a selection of handpicked, must have beauty fixes wrapped in a beautifully presented box and delivered straight to your door. The beauty box will always include a minimum of six products and offers a selection of skin care, hair care, cosmetics and body products, catering for every beauty lover.

This month’s box showcases products from Mane n Tail, Korres, Lottie London, Gatineau, Lord & Berry and Skin79. 

Here’s what I received inside my August Box:

Up first and on the hair care front is a Shampoo and Conditioner Duo (Travel size 60ml each) from a Mane n Tail, a US brand I’ve seen a lot of on social media but never tried myself so thank you Look Fantastic! Initially developed for horses to keep their manes and tails shiny and soft, the formula is deemed also suitable for humans and is even a favourite with celebrities! The original formula is fortified with effective cleansing agents and forms a rich lather upon contact with water, helping to eliminate impurities without stripping the hair’s natural oils. It also promises to improve manageability and tame unruly strands, whilst restoring body and shine to leave hair smooth, calm and healthy-looking.

Moving onto Greece, we have the Korres Basil Lemon Body Milk (Travel size). I’ve tried quite a few products from Korres and one thing for sure their shower gels and body lotions smell absolutely amazing and the Basil Lemon Body Milk is no exception.This moisturising body milk is enriched with vitamins and trace elements as well as essential skin energy boosting agents with a combination of skin loving ingredients such as Almond oil, active Aloe, provitamin B5 and Shea butter.The body milk is light, absorbs very quicky without leaving any greasiness on the skin and the refreshing zesty scent is packed with a lot of pick me up power making it perfect for the mornings.

The French definitely know a thing or two about skin care and up next is the Gatineau Gentle Silk Cleanser (Travel size 50ml), a soothing formula that carefully lifts and removes make up and impurities from your skin, leaving your complexion feeling soft, comfortable and thoroughly cleaned and is ideal for even the most sensitive skin and won’t upset your skin’s natural pH balance either.

On the make-up front and hailing all the way from Korea is another new discovery from Skin79 in the form of their BB Super Plus Beblesh Balm SPF 30 PA++ (Sample size). Harnessing the powers of vitamin-rich Damask Rose Flower Water and Acerola Extract, the fast-absorbing, fresh-textured blemish balm combats dullness and uneven skin tone, whilst absorbing excess oil and defending against the sun’s damaging UV rays. Its revolutionary Vita Brightening Complex restores a clarified, rejuvenated and refined complexion. I’ve read great reviews for this BB cream and can’t wait to try it out.

Up next and the only dud for me inside this month’s box due to the shade is the Lord & Berry Magic Brow Pencil, it’s too light for me but I do own the darker version and use it occasionally when my ABH one runs out! The brow pencil features three highly pigmented colours that enhance and define the natural shape of your brows. 

Lastly and born in the UK is the Lottie London Cherry Pie Balm Ball (Full size RRP £5.00), an adorable and delicious scented lip balm with an unique egg-shaped applicator. It’s also paraben-free, vegan friendly and gluten-free.

My Verdict

This month’s Look Fantastic ‘Global Glamour’ did exactly what it intended to do and brought a host of popular and little known brands in the spotlight from all over the world! Touching on all areas of beauty from skin and body, hair and make-up and sticking to the theme throughout, their August edition was a firm favourite of mine as not only did it include quite a few new discoveries but there was a lot to delve into this month – 7 products to be precise not including the magazine which is pretty amazing when you take into account the price of the monthly subscription. All of the products featured were good sized this month and although there was only one full size I think a lot of us forget the main purpose of these boxes – their sole purpose is sampling so if you do get a full size then consider it as a bonus! The only thing I would say is the brands featured do get repeated quite a lot not as much as they use to but I’d love for Look Fantastic to swap these out for some newbies – I mean you only need to look at how many brands they stock to get a rough idea of how huge they are, surely we can get in on some of that action (just saying!).

The Look Fantastic Beauty Box is the perfect destination to try a range of beauty brands without the hefty price tag and for with subscriptions starting from £13.00 it’s such a guilt-free option to trial beauty products from brands we all love and know alongside some new discoveries too.

The August Look Fantastic Beauty Box is available now via  www.lookfantastic.com

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