For my birthday le boyfriend got me a subscription on lookfantastic. On Instagram I asked if you lot wanted to see review on some of the products, but you wanted a review on all of them! So here it is.
In the box I received:
- Fat eye stick in Gilt by Eyeko worth 12 pounds
- Hydra-balance day cream by Elemis worth 19,99 pounds
- Revive body gel by Aromatherapy Associates worth 12 pounds
- Gold eye pads by vitamasques worth 5,99 pounds
- Makeup remover by Glov worth 11,90 pounds
- Illuminating micellar water by Naobay worth 11 pounds
In total the box is worth 72.88 pounds/ €79.67 While you only pay €20 for a box if you just take a subscription for a month, but if you take a longer subscription the price per box decreases,
In the box you get a mini UK Elle magazine and a booklet about the beautybox. Within the booklet information about the products is given (wish they listed the prices in euros though) as well as separate articles about skincare and/or makeup. Plus, you also get a sneak peak for a product that is in the next box.
For the first review I want to talk about the Eyeko, fat eye stick. I am not a big fan of eyeshadow sticks, it’s not that I have anything against them it’s just that I prefer powder eyeshadow.
The colour of this eyeshadow stick is called Gilt and it is a brown with a hint of green and golden reflects. A colour that I don’t have in my collection, so that is nice. 🙂
The product applies very easily, however if you want to blend it you should use your finger as a brush tends to remove the gold reflects. Sadly, this eyeshadow creases a lot on my lid… I don’t think I will be using this product a lot for this reason (read powder eyeshadow is my favourite), even though it looks really nice.
The rest of the items were all skincare products.
I really like the Hydra-balance day cream by Elemis! My skin tends to be rather dry, but this makes my skin feel hydrated all day long. Also it has a nice botanical scent.
Another hydrating product that was in the box, is the body gel of Aromatherapy Associated. The gel is infused with Grapefruit, Rosemary and Juniper essential oils and is supposed to stimulate circulation and reduce fluid retention. Because of these ingredients the gel has a strong botanical scent you kind of need to get used to.
I find this a difficult product to review as I think you need to be using this for a long time before you notice a change. It does cool the skin, so it is really nice when you are sunburned, but I can’t tell you if it actually helps with circulation and fluid retention. It does leave my skin feeling very soft, but I don’t think this is a product you need to have as part of your personal care routine.
Next up is the makeup remover by Glov which helps you remove your makeup by just wetting it.
I have tried another similar product, but what I like about this one is that the fibers feel super soft to the skin. In the pictures below you can see that it works very well!
Except for my mascara the makeup remover was able to remove all my makeup. So, I used the Naobay illuminating micellar water to remove it. I like this micellar water as it does what it should and it makes my skin feel a bit cleaner than other micellar waters.
The micellar water removed the mascara and a tiny bit of makeup that the on-the-go cleanser was unable to remove. Not sure if it illuminated my skin, but I like it nonetheless. Also, the product is enriched with green tea and Aloe Vera, which has anti-pollution properties and helps hydrate and soothe the skin. ❤
Lastly, the gold eye pads from Vitamasques ( I really like this brand name). The eye pads are supposed to plump, de-puff tired under eyes, hydrate and cool the skin.
I think it plumped my under eyes a bit, but it definitely hydrated and cooled the skin. I should use these type of masks more often, cause I have some small wrinkles there already haha.
My favourite items from this box are the Elemis day cream and the Naobay micellar water.
Want to see an unboxing and review of the products that are in the August lookfantastic box, let me know in the comments!