Look Fantastic Box Review – July 2016

Look Fantastic Box Review - July 2016

 

Now that Summer finally upon us, the temperatures are rising and the sun is shining what we really need is a selection of long-wear make-up products and summer skin care that will ensure you stay looking fabulous no matter how hot and humid it gets and you’re always ready for your close up when the camera comes out to capture the Summer fun this July, and with Look Fantastic breaking their make-up free box trend this month, it looks like some wishes really do come true and we are in a real treat this July!  With big brands like Benefit, Bellápierre Cosmetics and NUXE featuring in their #LFSummerLovin Edition which covers all your beauty needs including skin care, hair care and my very much missed make-up, they are really turning up the heat and getting their subscribers all hot under the collar!  So with a box full of  beautiful Summer beauty treats to explore I can’t wait to get stuck in to July’s heavily anticipated #LFSummerLovin Edition Beauty Box!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £15.00 including P&P

Total Value of Products – £53.79

July’s #LFSummerLovin Edition of Look Fantastic’s monthly Beauty Box has an amazing selection of make-up, skin care and hair care treats to have you looking picture perfect as the temperatures soar this Summer and with such a great variety of beauty treats to get my teeth in to this month I am more than a little excited about this pretty pink Summer-inspired box!

Your Beauty Treats

This Works In Transit Camera Close Up 3-in-1 Mask, Moisturiser & Primer – Full Size £30.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - July 2016

Get ready for your close up with the multi-tasking In Transit Camera Close-Up Cream from This Works which instantly evens, plumps and brightens your skin, boosting hydration levels and erasing signs of fatigue!  A 3-in-1 beauty treat – In Transit Camera Close Up is a mask, moisturiser and a primer all in one and contains a powerful blend of repairing plant oils as well as a boost of caffeine make your skin look youthful, radiant and ready for make-up application!  Perfect for both men and women this easily absorbed gel-like cream is a great way to skip a step (or two) of your daily beauty routine without losing out on results making it an ideal Summer skin care treat!  Its light-weight formula doesn’t feel heavy on your skin, and won’t leave you feeling overloaded and greasy when your skin is already suffering in the Summer heat, and its boost of caffeine really peps up tired, dull skin making it the perfect pick me up product for those early mornings starts after you’ve been busy enjoying the longer days and warmer nights!  A real treat for your dehydrated Summer skin!

Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil in 06 Deep – Full Size £18.50

Look Fantastic Box Review - July 2016

Expertly frame your face with Benefit’s Goof Proof Brow Pencil, a waterproof eyebrow pencil with built-in spoolie brush that instantly fills gaps in your brows and has a soft, natural looking finish.  The pencil features a custom, non-sharpen ‘goof proof’ tip and buildable formula that glides effortlessly through the brows, defining, filling and enhancing to help shape and contour your face, leaving you with beautifully defined brows that last up to twelve hours!  I was super excited when I saw this was part of July’s #LFSummerLovin Beauty Box as I don’t always bother to fill in my fair brows, but I have heard such amazing reviews of this quick and easy to use brow pencil I really wanted to give it a try!  Unfortunately Look Fantastic have included the darkest of the six shades that this ‘goof proof’ brow pencil is available in and I really needed the lightest so it’s not a product I am able to really use which is disappointing.  I am sure it is a great product but the shade is just way too dark for me to wear without looking rather unusual and alternative which isn’t the sort of look that I lean towards anymore!

Bellápierre Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Stain in Pink – Full Size £12.99

Look Fantastic Box Review - July 2016

Add a pop of colour to your complexion with Bellápierre Cosmetic’s Cheek & Lip Stain, an oil-free balm that delivers an instant healthy glow to your cheeks and a subtle touch of pink to your lips too!  Its blendable and buildable, so this handy pot of stain can be applied sparingly for a subtle look, or layered for more intense finish, and its balmy texture hydrates your lips and skin while adding a gorgeous veil of colour making it the ideal multi-tasking make-up product for Summer!  Easy to apply with just your fingers, this pretty pink pot is also perfect to use while out and about too – just pop it in your pocket to keep your lips hydrated and your cheeks looking healthy and rosy with out the hassle of a make-up bag full of brushes and powders!  Anything that saves me time in the morning, and is portable and multi-tasking is a winner with me, so this ‘just-pinched’ pink stain is an amazing find and as it is from one of my favourite cruelty free beauty brands – Bellápierre Cosmetics – I am so happy to have this in my #LFSummerLovin Box!

Kebelo Silk Anti-Frizz Cream Serum – Full Size £13.95

Look Fantastic Box Review - July 2016

A truly indulgent hair treatment, Silk Anti Frizz Cream Serum deeply penetrates the hair to improve its condition by repairing and protecting it from damage such as split ends.  Kebelo’s Colour Lock and heat protection technology combine with their advanced Cationic Conditioners help to protect the hair from the elements and heat damage.  Infused with Hydrolysed Keratin and Organic Quinoa Protein this treatment serum works to repair and revitalise your hair using a blend of Argan and Jojoba Oils to impart an incredible shine and softness to the hair with a virtually weightless feel and the unique blend of oils and proteins work to eliminate frizz and flyaway hair whilst reducing styling time and diminishing tangles, making hair more manageable as well as smooth, shiny and revitalised for up to three days after washing!  I love anything that promises to help me tame my frizz prone hair and have been trying out a lot of treatment products recently so finding this deeply conditioning treatment in my July box was a real treat but I have to say I wasn’t overly impressed by this anti-frizz serum.  It didn’t really help detangle my post-wash hair and it took a lot of product to cover my thick, unruly hair, and after a lot of combing and drying, this serum just didn’t give me the kind of results I have had from other anti-frizz products available at the moment, so I won’t be re-purchasing this pricey serum again.

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Or Amazing Dry Gold Oil – Full Size £19.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - July 2016

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Or Amazing Dry Gold Oil is a multi-usage dry oil that gives a golden shimmer to your face, body and hair and has a super-activated formula that combines a unique cocktail of six precious plant oils – Borage, St Johnswort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, Macadamia – along with Vitamin E to nourish, repair and soften face, body and hair in a single gesture, leaving your face and body soft and velvety, and your hair supple, glossy and full of volume.  This glittering oil is suitable for all skin and hair types regardless of your age, and its beautiful golden particles subtly conceal those little skin imperfections we all have and helps enhance your natural tan, helping you dazzle this Summer!  I have used the original  NUXE Huile Prodigieuse and several of their other products and I have always found them to be amazing quality and their skin loving ingredients give fantastic results so when I saw their shimmering Prodigieuse Or in Look Fantastic’s #LFSummerLovin Box I was really happy!  I have used shimmering body oils in the past to help enhance my tan during the summer, but have sometimes found them to be too greasy when the temperature is so humid, but this really is a dry oil that instantly adds a nourishing shot of shimmer to my skin without leaving me feeling slippery and uncomfortable in the sun!  A great addition to any Summer Beauty Box, and I have really enjoyed getting to try out more NUXE skin care products this month!

MiTi Bobbles Professional Hair Ties – Full Size £4.95

Look Fantastic Box Review - July 2016

These Professional Hair Ties from MiTi are suitable for all hair types and the unique bobble band leaves no indent in the hair, but stays sturdy throughout the whole day, providing you with the perfect hold so you can easily create a beautiful up-do ideal for keeping you cool this Summer!  They are also ideal for wear during sleep as these curly hair ties are gentle to hair and reduce head stress for long-lasting comfort, less chance of hair loss and no messy bed-head hair in the morning either!  I have insanely thick, wavy hair that is more unruly than a two year old having a temper tantrum, so looking at this set of three bobbles scared me a little as they look as though they are just going to get tangled up in my curls and need cutting out, which is why I have never tried this style of hair tie in the past, but as I straighten my hair I am always having to iron out the kinks my hair bands leave, and sleep with my hair down to prevent stress breakage making Summer nights somewhat warm and uncomfortable, I was game to give anything a go and I am glad I did as they are really handy little ties and helped pin my hair back and keep it in place without pinching or snagging and they came out really easily without damaging my hair or leaving kinks or bumps!  What a great little find in time for Summer!

Bonus Treats

August’s Edition of Elle Magazine – Full Size Copy £4.10

Look Fantastic Box Review - July 2016

Look Fantastic have been giving you a complimentary copy of Elle Magazine for the past few months and it is always a welcome addition to their beauty boxes.  Not only does it make them even better value for money, giving you a magazine subscription along with your beauty box subscription, but it also helps keep you up to date with all the latest fashion, beauty and make-up trends from across the globe.  Elle Magazine is one of the best-selling fashion magazines in the world, and with Look Fantastic it’s yours for free so you’ll never have to spend out to stay on top of the latest looks, hottest gossip and celebrity style ever again!  A great addition to this months box as it means you can relax, unwind and enjoy the sunshine with the perfect partner to any sun worshipers tanning time – A good magazine!

My Verdict

Well what another amazing edition from Look Fantastic!  The #LFSummerLovin Box Edit has broken the Look Fantastic ban on make-up with two fantastic long-wearing, multi-tasking hero products from big name brands Benefit and Bellápierre Cosmetics, and added some more sensational skin care products to our beauty routine along with some handy hair care treats too, making this a well-rounded box full of everything you need to stay picture perfect in the heat of the Summer months and with a copy of Elle Magazine added in as a bonus treat again, you’ve also got something to read while relaxing and enjoying the warmer weather too!  I love the make-up included in this months box – both products are bang on trend and are long-wearing, water (and sweat) resistant and give you the perfect Summer make-up look, my only real complaint is the fact I was sent rather a dark shade of the awesome Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil from Benefit meaning it is totally unusable unless I want to scare the local children or go back to being a goth which, lets face it, I grew out of in my late teens.  I was so disappointed to see the shade 06 Deep in my box as I really need an 01 Light for my fair skin and barely there white blonde brows.  I think they chose to send everyone out the same shade, 06 Deep, which at least makes it less luck of the draw shade wise, but think if you’re going to pick a single shade from a selection of six to send to all your subscribers it may be better to go down the middle with an 03 Medium to at least give us blondes a chance of trailing the product this month!  As we fill out a beauty profile when we first join I had expected shades to suit skin tones and hair colours, but in this case it couldn’t have been further from the truth and has left me more than a little disappointed with this product choice!  I do however LOVE the other make-up selection as it is the perfect multi-tasking product for the perfect flush of colour we all want during the Summer months and is pocket-sized too which makes looking good on the go quick and easy!  The skin care included this month is also perfectly suited for this time of year with a 3-in-1 Mask, Moisturiser and Primer from This Works to help your skin stay healthy and hydrated without overloading it and clogging pores with thick layers of product! It also has a handy hit of caffeine to help fight signs of fatigue so even if you’re tired from enjoying the lighter evenings and warmer nights your skin won’t give you away!  The NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Or Amazing Dry Gold Oil is great for showing off your newly acquired tan, whether its fake or natural this luxurious dry oil will enhance your golden glow, nourishing and hydrating skin while adding a subtle hint of shimmer too!  I love that Look Fantastic have also included some Summer hair care this month and although I wasn’t overly keen on the Kebelo Silk Anti-Frizz Cream Serum, I loved the MiTi Bobbles Professional Hair Ties as they are the ideal solution to my Summer hair nightmares and give me long-lasting styling power with out all the stress damage that usually comes with it and I would never have tried this sort of hair tie of they hadn’t been included in July’s Look Fantastic Box!  Once again this has been another amazing value for money beauty box from Look Fantastic and although the #LFSummerLovin Edit had a couple of products that weren’t quite perfect for me, overall the quality everything they’ve included is spot on and if the Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil had been a little lighter the box would’ve been a 100% all round winner for me!  I really do love my monthly Look Fantastic Box and their fun themes are getting better and better and I cant wait to see what Augusts box theme will be!

My Beauty Favourite

When I first opened this months Look Fantastic Box I was convinced my Beauty Favourite was going to be the Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil by Benefit but when I saw it was the darkest shade available when I have dark blonde hair with very fair blonde brows, I realised it wasn’t going to be a product I could use but luckily another favourite brand of mine Bellápierre Cosmetics has also been featured this month, and I love a good multi-tasking beauty product so my July Beauty Favourite had to be the Lip and Cheek Stain by Bellápierre Cosmetics!  I love the colour and its handy pot makes it super portable and perfect product to take on holiday or pop in your hand bag to touch up your make-up on the go too!

For more information about Look Fantastic visit my ‘Which Subscription Box’ Review and to subscribe to the Look Fantastic Beauty Box visit their website!

 

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    • 7th July 2016 / 10:11 am

      I know Kathy! I think I will hit the Benefit counter next time I am in town and see if they really do work as well as the reviews say! The one in my box stayed put on my hand for hours, and took ages to clean off my brows when I tried it just to see how funny I would look with black brows so I can see this being a great Summer beauty must-have!

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