lookfantastic Beauty Box – is it worth it?

Beauty Box recommendation

My mind has slowly changed about beauty boxes. I think I’m starting to get the idea. I know, shocker, considering I’m a beauty therapist, beauty blogger and beauty product enthusiastic. But anyway, I have been quite eager to receive my beauty boxes from lookfantastic* lately.

I have been lucky enough to receive these boxes in pr.
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lookfantastic Beauty Box review - is it worth it?

Is lookfantastic beauty box worth it?

I have now received three lookfantastic boxes and I’m impressed with the contents. I have tried a few boxes from different companies and I think lookfantastic boxes* are one of the best. Obviously with beauty boxes there is the inevitable chance of receiving products that you won’t necessarily like, but that’s the risk you take with a surprise. And that’s also the reason why I’ve been hesitant about beauty box subscriptions. But with these boxes there have been more good products that I could actually use – and less of those products that I don’t like. Besides, it’s exciting to not know what you’re gonna get. And what a nice surprise these have been!

And considering the price – 16-19$, you get your money’s worth.

lookfantastic beauty box november unboxing

I got my first box in November and I’m still using and loving the mellow cosmetics eyeliner I got. I think it’s the best eyeliner I’ve tried. All in all that box was great, another favorite of mine was the REN day cream I got and immediately used. Read my November box unboxing post here.

The second box in February got me a lovely palette from Sleek cosmetics. It has the perfect coral blush shade, that I’m also using as an eyeshadow. The box also had some nice travel sized things, that I’m saving for my trips. I wasn’t so impressed with the hair spray and lash curlers it had, but I’m super picky about hair products – and well, lash curlers too. I happen to own the perfect pair of lash curlers, and no other lash curlers to this day have compared to them. But when you count the worth of the products, it’s more than what the box costs.

lookfantastic Beauty Box review - is it worth it?

And now this third box was probably the best so far. It had The Ordinary’s full sized hyaluronic acid serum – and my skin loves hyaluronic acid. It helps to keep my skin hydrated, soft and radiant. It also had one of my favorite masks in a travel size (Madara Smart) as well as a hand lotion from one of my favorite brands, Rituals. I thought I wouldn’t like the eos lip balm, but to my surprise it smelled heavenly, and so my mind was changed. I think that’s one of the things about beauty boxes – you might try something you otherwise wouldn’t think to try!

I also love that you get your monthly Elle in the box. The only thing I don’t like though, is that it’s so small and everything is printed in such a small print. But maybe it’s just my personal preference. I understand why the magazine needs to be small – so that it would fit the box. But I just hope that Elle would use bigger font so that it would be easier to read! Gosh, how am I just 24 years old? You should see the font size on my kindle.

Makeup blog - lookfantastic Beauty Box

In the photo I’m wearing the Sleek face palette I got from lookfantastic’s february box.

Beauty box recommendation

All in all, I would recommend lookfantastic beauty box subscription to you, if you are thinking of trying some beauty box. It’s a nice monthly surprise to yourself, a piece of luxury to your every day life. It usually comes with great brands and even some smaller brands you wouldn’t necessarily otherwise try. If you enjoy skincare and makeup and are eager to try out new beauty products – try it! I have to also note, that I love the pretty boxes themselves. They are great for organizing.

One box costs 19$ and subscriptions are cheaper. 3 month subscription is 18$ per box and 12 month subscription is 16$.
*Order your Lookfantastic Beauty Box here here (UK)
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Do you already have a subscription? What do you think?

Lookfantastic Beauty Box November unboxing

lookfantastic november beauty box what's inside

Guess what?

Lookfantastic’s new beauty box is here! I just received it and I thought it would be fun to unbox it together. I’ve actually never tried lookfantastic’s beauty boxes before, so it’s also the very first box for me.

Actually I haven’t tried that many beauty boxes anyway. But since lookfantastic* is one of my favorite stores, I was eager to see how their boxes are. Based on this box, I’m pretty impressed.

And excited! Receiving a surprise beauty box is thrilling. And nice. I think I’m starting to get the whole beauty box thing now.

Read also – Lookfantastic Beauty Box – is it worth it?

Box received as pr.

Lookfantastic November Beauty Box unboxing – what’s inside?

The theme of this month was ‘Dark Wonder edition’. How suitable – talk about darkness in November. It’s been pitch black in Helsinki and I’m still getting sleepy at 3 pm. But enough about complaining about the inevitable (=winter in Finland).

Let’s see what we got.

lf november beauty box

lookfantastic november beauty box

ELLE November issue
Ah, yes! I love reading women’s magazines in English. This alone was the nicest surprise!

BUBBLE T lookfantastic Dark Wonder Bath Bomb
This bath bomb smells delicious even through the packaging. Too bad I don’t have a bath tub. But – next time we’re at a hotel or at an airbnb, I’m taking this with me. Because we always choose a room or an apartment with a bath tub.

REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream 15ml
I’ve tried a face cream from REN before and I loved it. It felt like a really good quality product. So I’m very happy with this. A calming cream sounds perfect right now, since the cold is starting to affect my skin. What I like about REN is that they mostly use natural ingredients and they don’t use ingredients that can possibly irritate skin or clog pores, like silicons, mineral oils or synthetic fragrances.

ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml
I’m all about chemical exfoliants and I’m serious about exfoliating my skin weekly. And I love gentle products. Papaya enzyme is a good gentle exfoliant and I’ve tried products containing it before. So this should be good.

lookfantastic beauty box november unboxing

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey sample size
A beautiful gold highlighter that feels smooth on the skin. It’s quite pigmented and gold, so I think I will prefer using this as an eyeshadow. This is my favorite makeup product from this box.

Contour cosmetics lipstick, Juju
I’ve never heard of this brand, so it’s nice to try something completely new. I love the packaging! This lipstick is matte and supposed to be kiss-proof and last all day. Nowadays I’m not a huge fan of matte products, but we’ll see if I like this.

mellow Precision Pen Eyliner
A classic black eyeliner with a pen-like tip. The color was really black and intense, which I like. And the packaging is nice.

You can find all the products at www.lookfantastic.com*

lookfantastic beauty box november makeup products swatches
Swatches of the Contour cosmetics lipstick in shade Juju, mellow Precision Pen Eyeliner and Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey.
contour cosmetics juju lipstick
CONTOUR cosmetics lipstick in Juju on the lips.

That’s it for November’s box. What do you think of the contents? 

I’ve now tried more than one box and I can safely say it’s one of the best beauty boxes. Read my full review here!

One box costs 19$ and if you subscribe, it’s cheaper. For example 3 month subscription is 18$ per box and 12 month subscription is 16$. Already in this box you got your money’s worth, since the lipstick alone costs over 20 $!

*Order your Lookfantastic Beauty Box here here (UK)
*Order your Lookfantastic Beauty Box here (US/CA)

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