I recently received my February 2023 LookFantastic Beauty Box monthly subscription, and I want to share with you what’s inside it and give a sneak peek of next month’s box.
In case you’re unfamiliar with LookFantastic, I wrote a previous post explaining the process and what you can expect.
The theme of this month is “Give a little more love”, and it started with the love for the environment. This is the first month in which LookFantastic replaced the colorful, hard cardboard box with a recyclable material. Although it doesn’t look as good, I appreciate the change. I used to feel guilty about throwing away the boxes after unpacking the products, and I was running out of space. Now, I don’t have to feel guilty anymore.
I also must mention LookFantastic’s partnership with More Trees, to plant a tree for each annual subscription made starting from this month. According to LookFantastic’s online magazine, this change in packaging will result in a 72.48% decrease in total emissions in the beauty box operations and a reduction of material end-of-life waste by 61.43%. This is a significant update towards a more conscious beauty experience, which I applaud.
Nudestik – Mini magnetic luminous eye color in dew wap
This is a deluxe size 2.4g eyeshadow pencil. I like this product because even though it is supposed to be just a primer base for the lid, it can also act as a highlighter. The color is natural and blends well, and the brand is cruelty free and vegan.
This product alone costs £21.41.
The Balm – Stainiac lip & cheek stain
This is also a deluxe size (1.6ml) surprised me with its efficiency. Initially, I was skeptical about a product that claimed to work as both a lip and cheek stain, but after using it today, I love it and it has become one of my favorite lip daily makeup products. It feels light on the lips, hydrates, and adapts to the skin tone for a natural color.
This product costs £6.64.
Monuskin – Beauty balm
This is a full size (50ml) that I wasn’t too thrilled about after receiving it in the box. I had previously used a hydrating day cream from the same brand that left my oily skin feeling dry and dehydrated after two weeks of use, and I also didn’t like the scent.
Despite this, I am willing to give the brand another chance as many people speak highly of it. This balm has a nice citrus scent and is designed to brighten and tighten the skin after applying hydration.
It should be noted that the brand is on the expensive side, with this balm priced at £42.95.
Grown Alchemist – Age-repair moisturizer phyto-peptide & white tea extract
This deluxe size (12m) has my attention due to its positive reviews online. I’m very excited about trying it, as I didn’t have the change to use any product of this brand before. The moisturizer is intended to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promoting a glowing complexion. I also appreciate the minimalist packaging and QR code on the package with full details and instructions.
This deluxe sample is worth £14.
Umberto Giannini – Banana butter leave-in-conditioner
This is a full size product (100ml) designed to fight frizz and hydrate hair. Although it may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with straight, oily hair, it works well for my curly, dry hair. Also, in winter frizzing hair is a real nightmare for me to fight with. I already have two other conditioners open, but I am excited about trying this product after I finish them. The conditioner is a time-saving solution for winter frizz and I love the scent.
Additionally, if it does all the things that it promises to do, a plus is also the fact that is is reasonably priced at £5.75.
So Eco – Cosmetics sponge
I can never have enough sponges and brushes, so I enjoy having one in the beauty box every few months I like the unique shape of this sponge and appreciate the wide, flat base that helps evenly apply products to the skin.
As a bonus, the company plants a tree for every 100 products sold.
The price of this sponge is £6.
Next Month’s Box Sneak Peek and Discount
In March, the box will feature the Physicians Formula Rose All Day Petal Glow, a product that promises to brighten and illuminate your skin with an all-over-glow. I am really excited to try it out!
To get this month’s box or next month’s, simply visit the LookFantastic website. If you are a first-time user, you can even receive a 50RON (10 euro) discount on your first order by using this link or the discount code MANEA-R1T.
The monthly box price ranges from 85RON to 74 RON (15-17 euros), depending on the subscription period. And, you only need to pay the transport once.
Please let me know in the comments section below what you think of this month’s products and of subscription boxes in general.