New & old favorites from Lookfantastic

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Lookfantastic’s cyberweek started today, so now is the perfect time to share my favorites! LF is one of my favorite beauty stores online, so I did my whole makeup using brands and products shopped from them. I got some old and new favorites, including brands like NARS, Stila and Illamasqua.


These products also make a great gift. Don’t forget to check out all the cyberweek and black friday deals on *Lookfantastic US & Lookfantastic UK !

[If you’re shopping on you can use my code ‘CHARLOTTALF’ to get as much as -50% off!]

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows

It’s the season of sparkles and I’m here for it. Stila’s Glitter & Glow eyeshadows have been on my list for ages, but now I finally got around to testing them. I chose three gorgeous colors: Rose Gold Retro, Rockin Rose and Tulip Twinkle. These are even more beautiful in real life than I would have thought. The packaging is gorgeous, but the product itself is even more gorgeous. The liquid eyeshadows have more color (pigment) to them than I expected, but they also have a lot of glitter. All in all they make the perfect product for a quick glittery eye look. I think these are perfect to wear on the lid. Just shade your eye with matte colors first and add these on the lid – a beautiful eye look is guaranteed.

*Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows (US)
*Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows (UK)

Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick

I actually have tried Stila’s products before. I used to have their One Step Primer, which I loved (just thinking about it now makes me regret a bit that I didn’t buy it). So I had a feeling I would love their other face products as well. I chose this Lip & Cheek Stain in the shade Sheer Petunia. The shade is a pink coral, which looks very fresh and nice on my face. I like the consistency in this cream blush as well. It’s very smooth and easy to blend – even though it’s quite pigmented!

Stila is definitely a brand you should check out on LF.

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer & Sheer Glow Foundation

I’ve used NARS’ concealers for years. I still feel like the Radiant Creamy Concealer is the best concealer in the world. I’ve also liked the Soft Matte one, especially for summer, since it has a drier consistency. These concealers just do their job magnificently. They have a lot of pigment, so they cover well. Their consistency – especially the radiant creamy one – is super easy to blend and it doesn’t emphasize the fine lines on the under eye area.

before after nars sheer glow foundation
Before & after NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Punjab & Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla.

I’ve now tested the NARS Sheer Glow foundation as well, and so far I’ve loved it. It’s very lightweight and has medium coverage, which looks natural on the skin. I was worried it would look dry on my skin, but it just goes on very smoothly and looks glowy rather than dry. I also love the packaging! I bought the pump for it, since it was just a few euros and makes using the foundation easier.

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It’s not sold on Lookfantastic US, but you can shop it at *Sephora!

nars power matte lipstick get up stand up
Wearing NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Punjab, Radiant Creamy Concealers in Custard & Vanilla and Power matte lipstick in Get Up Stand Up. Also wearing Stila’s Glitter and Glow eyeshadow in Rose gold retro and cream blush in the shade Sheer Petunia. For eyeshadow I used Illamasqua’s Nude Palette.



Illamasqua Unveiled Nude Artistry Palette

This is my favorite nude palette. *Illamasqua Unveiled Nude Artistry Palette has all the matte shades I need, but also beautiful metallic colors, that are still very wearable. The eyeshadows are very creamy, pigmented and easy to work with. All in all, Illamasqua is brand I love to shop from Lookfantastic. The products are different and of good quality.

Oh! Another product I love is their  Iconic Chromes cream eyeshadow.

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Natasha Denona, Urban Decay, MAC, Bareminerals…

There are so many nice brands on LF. In the photo above I’m wearing Natasha Denona’s *Mark your Liquid Lips Matte lipstick in the shade Pink Terra. It’s not even slightly pink though. Luckily I like a brown lip too!  It’s not totally transfer-proof (like this one), but seems to last well.

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Stila glitter glow liquid eyeshadows

As I mentioned, the sales are already here so it’s a good time to shop. I know I’m gonna buy some gifts! I do encourage people to shop mindfully though. That said, I think beauty products are a great gift idea, because they are meant for use. And I prefer useful gifts.

*Shop Cyberweek & Black Friday deals on Lookfantastic (US)
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[If you’re shopping on you can use my code ‘CHARLOTTALF’ to get as much as -50% off! Links are here.]


Are any of these products familiar to you? What would you like to try?

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$.
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Do you already have a subscription? What do you think?

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