The start of the month always hails the arrival of a glut of beauty boxes; the first of which is the latest offering from LookFantastic.
The first two boxes from this latest Beauty Box contender flew off the shelves in record time and little wonder given the value and quality. LookFantastic may be the new kid on the block but their experience of beauty retail has certainly shown in the boxes so far and I had very high hopes for the November edition.
As usual the November box showcases a beautifully presented selection of products from some of the best known and most renowned names in the beauty industry. Offering wide variety of skin, makeup, hair and body products every taste is catered for and I defy anyone not to find at least one product that they fall in love with.
So what is inside the interior of this sleek little black box?
Eve Lom Cleanser 30ml (100ml, RRP £55) – First out of the box is Eve Lom’s famous cleanser, which graced the pages of Vogue Magazine when it was named the best cleanser in the world. Who hasn’t heard of or lusted after this cult beauty balm? Well now’s your chance to try it.
The blend of Camomile, Eucalyptus, Cloves and Hops gives the Eve Lom Cleanser an uplifting, herby aroma which invigorates and clears the senses. It lifts off makeup and melts away dirt, and used in conjunction with a muslin cloth gently exfoliates the skin leaving a brighter complexion.
I’ve enjoyed using this balm in the past so I was really happy to see it included here, so much so that it didn’t matter what the rest of the box contained quite frankly – this product alone made the box worthwhile!
Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex Hand Cream 30ml (RRP £7.99) – The Hand Chemistry Youth Complex Hand Cream has caused quite a stir in the beauty industry, claiming to give “visible results in less than 11 days”. Containing no less than 19.5% active ingredients it works to improve firmness, texture and skintone.
I use hand creams very regularly, and discovering a new anti-aging one is incredibly exciting, particularly as my favourite Clinique one was discontinued some time ago. I can’t wait to try it out.
NUXE Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid 15ml (50ml, RRP £47) – This anti-aging moisturising fluid from leading French skincare innovators Nuxe repairs mitochondrial DNA and improves the texture and appearance of your skin, leaving it looking younger and more radiant. With an impressive 87% natural ingredients the formula is kind to skin and suitable for all skin types.
I’ve heard of Nuxe but never used any of their products so this is another item i’m really pleased to be able to trial.
GLAMGLOW Youth Mud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment 15g (50g RRP £49.99) – Suitable for all skintypes this mud treatment is described as a “10 Minute Facial in a Jar” and has received numerous rave reviews. Made from French sea clay and volcanic minerals the unique tingling and exfoliating treatment cleanses deep down, tackling any problem areas and leaving skin that is soft and glowing.
As a self-confessed beauty box fanatic I’ve seen this sample around a few times but I love GlamGlow Youth Mud so another tube of this complexion-saver is very welcome.
Monu Recovery Balm 30ml (50ml, RRP £22.50) – Monu is a brand I’ve never used before and know very little about, so i’m excited to discover them inside this month’s box.
Their paraben-free moisturising balm, packed with Evening Primrose oil, Blackcurrant Seed oils and Shea Butter, is aimed at calming and refreshing tired, stressed skin. Essential oils of Rose and Bergamot soothe irritation and reduce inflammation as well as calm the senses. I’m just recovering from a very bad case of Sinusitis which has really knocked me for six and left my complexion looking very sallow. I’m really hoping this balm will lift my skin and give it a badly needed boost.
New CID i-Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Tint Full Size (RRP £14) – The one thing that has so far been lacking in the LookFantastic beauty box is makeup. Finally this has been rectified this month by the inclusion of a lip and cheek tint from New CID Cosmetics.
This retractable crayon, which doubles up as both a lip and cheek colour, is a brand new addition to their collection and comes in 3 different shades. I received Strawberry Souffle which is a really moisturising red shade with great colour payoff.
Only three months in and in my opinion LookFantastic are already of the heels of their much more experienced beauty box rivals. They have delivered yet another lust-worthy box with a fantastic line-up of prestige and niche brands. Everything in the box is very useable and I think they’ve pretty much ticked all of the boxes for me.
For only £15 the LookFantastic box is great way to discover new brands and products, but like it’s predecessor this limited edition box sold out super fast. The December box however is already available as a pre-order on the website, although I don’t expect it will be around for long so if you fancy treating yourself or a loved one don’t delay.