Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review – February 2018

 *February Look Fantastic Beauty Box
Price of the Box: Subscriptions start from £13.00 per month including P&P
No. of Products in the Box – 6
Worth over £62.00
www.lookfantastic.com

Dressed in red in time for Valentines Day, this month’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box is filled products to get you glowing for that special day (any day really!) and mainly features skin care and a couple of repeats which kind of took the excitement away for me if I’m completely honest. While the box features a host of good quality brands I think the mask, serum and the latest edition of Elle Magazine were the only three items I was interested in this month. Unfortunately this will be my last review as I’ve decided to pause my PR sample for a while as I’m just not enjoying this box as much as I use to. Instead I intend on posting a spoiler on the blog in replacement of my review.  

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 Dr Paw Paw, Trifle Cosmetics, Caudalie, Bellapierre, Elemis and Filorga.

Here’s what I received inside my February Box: 

Up first and a completely new discovery for me is the Trifle Cosmetics Sublime Lip Scrub in Sugar Pear (Full size $17.95) which is described as crunchy sugar crumbs mixed with pampering Cacao Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Pecan Seed Oil to gently exfoliate dry and chapped lips. This toffee scented mixture IS infused with Pear extract to hydrate your skin whilst turning your lips into a heavenly treat. It’s also cruelty-free.

Sticking to skin care we have the Caudalie Vinosource SOS Serum (Sample Size 10ml) and it’s something I‘ve tried and loved thanks to Look Fantastic so I’m not too sad that it’s made another appearance. This lightweight and oil-free serum works to continuously to capture and diffuse water deep within the skin to restore moisture balance and leave skin refreshed, hydrated and comfortably soft. It’s also a fast absorbing formula, non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types. 

Another repeat inside this month’s curation is the Dr. PawPaw Original Multipurpose Clear Balm (Sample size 10ml) and while I’m a huge fan of this particular balm  I already have SO many to get thorough! This multitasker will not fail to solve some of those daily beauty woes and is made from a variety of natural ingredients including Pawpaw (Papaya), Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Oil.  This versatile balm can be used on dry areas, as a lip balm, moisturiser, cuticle cream, smoothing the hair or to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. It’s even gentle enough to use on a baby’s bottom as a nappy cream which really gives you an idea of how natural and gentle the formula is.

Up next on the skin care front is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (Travel size) and it’s one of Elemis’ most popular products! Clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in 15 days, the rich texture makes this too heavy for my oily skin but for those for have dry skin will love this especially during the colder months.

I’ve not tried much from Filorga but I’ve read great reviews. Their Meso-Mask (Sample Size) is described as an intense enhancing mask to illuminate and brighten the complexion, smooth the appearance of wrinkles and visibly reduce the signs of skin fatigue.  It’s formulated with collagen and elastin to hydrate, refresh and smooth the features and is also enriched with rhamnose polysaccharide to brighten the complexion and reveal the skin’s apparent radiance.

Last but not least and the only makeup addition out of the box is the Bellapierre Shimmer Roll Champagne (Travel size) which comes in a roller ball and can be used on both the face and body. With the formula being a dry powder, it goes everywhere so not sure what Bellapierre were thinking when they came up with this idea. 

My Verdict

So there you have it this month’s Look Fantastic box and unfortunately I wasn’t particularly drawn to anything apart from the mask and the serum. I don’t know about you but I much prefer a variety of products on the beauty front but once again the line-up was dominated by skin care not forgetting all the brand repeats.

I’ve followed Look Fantastic’s journey from the very start and unfortunately I just feel that they’ve lost their direction and appeal somewhere along the line. Their curations don’t seem to excite me as much and often I feel that I’m kind of moaning about the same thing over and over again! Don’t get me wrong their boxes are great value for the price and it’s a affordable way to trial good quality brands but for me personally the line-up’s are becoming too skin care heavy which is great if your skin is super tolerant but for me personally there’s only so much that will agree my skin type. In light of the above, I‘ve decided to pause my PR sample for a while and hope to revisit the box in a few months.

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

*PR Sample

  • Ali and Her

    I find this happens woth a lot of boxes, they have their ups and doens so I have actually unsubscribed from all of mine for a while just until I see something that excited me again x thanks for the honesty xx

    • Best to subscribe as and when and once you’ve seen the contents!

  • Stephanie Tate

    Ditto Ali below; I just got so fed up with the same old same old. With one I felt I was paying £19 for a bunch of samples – so I chucked all my boxes. I’m looking at an organic one and the Look Incredible ones as they look enticing. Thank you for your reviews – I enjoy them very much.

    • Thank you Stephanie. There’s some really good organic beauty boxes available from the smaller companies such as The Natural Beauty Box and The Skin Organics Box

  • w097045

    Same thought when I saw it, Elemis and Caudalie putting out the same products again and again, my skin hates both of these. Pawpaw is a repeat and the Filorga mask has mineral oil in it. Problem with the lip scrub is I don’t need it, nor a roller ball highlighter.

    I signed up to awebox. TBH I wasn’t impressed with the first month. I made sure I selected non alcoholic options but still got some liquer and liquer flavoured ground coffee. Got some dog treats that my dog is ok but not thrilled with and Skin and tonics mask. Because the value is close to what you pay it’s not great when it misses so much. I’m giving it another chance. I’ve got too much beauty stuff so if anyone has lifestyle box recommendations I’d love to hear them.

  • ramblingmads

    I’m surprised they’re still doing a box as they’ve gone into partnership with Glossybox. I gave up on them a while ago after so many repeated brands and products.

  • Tara00

    I’m so glad it’s not just me that’s noticed a definite downward slide in the Look Fantastic box. Now I’m not saying I hated all of the boxes I received but I found that the wow factor I used to get when opening the box was gone.

    I’ve looked at this and other beauty subscription boxes and compared them to boxes issued in the early days and the majority of them had more full size and higher end products. I have cancelled two other subscription boxes, one of them you pick you own items but lately has more sample sizes and less high end products. Thankfully I am well stocked up for a while!!