Beauty

Look Fantastic July Review

Another run down of this month’s Look Fantastic box and it’s a little earlier than I would normally review because I was so excited about everything that I pretty much tried it all immediately!

My wishes have also come true this month and I’ve got some more make up!look fantastic july 1Three make up bits, one skincare and two haircare items – a very well balanced box this month! While all bar two of the brands I’ve had before from LF in their boxes I was still really excited to try everything (except the hair bobbles, but I’ll talk about them later).

First up it’s two of the make up items from this month…

look fantastic july 2Okay so the This Works in Transit Camera Close Up is actually both make up and skincare as it’s a brilliant little three in one – mask, moisturiser and primer. I love a good multi tasker, especially after having to go on holiday with just hand luggage (liquid allowances are a pain!) so I was hoping that I’d like this! This cream promises a lot – all the goodies to hydrate and energise your skin, radiance boosting properties and the perfect base for make up. It applies like any other moisturiser and the scent is a beautiful flowery scent that isn’t overpowering at all and it leaves my skin ultra soft to the touch. I used this as instructed as a make up base and found it kept my make up place all day. You don’t need a huge amount to cover the face so I can see this generous sample size lasting me a while although I have packed it away for my next holiday in a couple of months. It’s £30 for 40ml which means the sample size (20ml) I received in this box is worth more than I pay each month for the box! When you consider that this is a moisturiser and primer in one I have absolutely no qualms about paying this when the sample is empty. If it only had a little tint it would be the perfect primer.

Next up is the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil and I do believe the first appearance of Benefit in one of my boxes. I’m surprised it took so long actually because you can’t seem to go any length of time in a beauty sub without a Benefit product. I’m on the fence about Benefit. Some of their products I love (High Beam and Stay Don’t Stray are particular favourites) but I just can’t get along with a lot of them (their foundations and their mascaras in particular). I also don’t believe some of their products are worth the money and there are some very good dupes out there so I was intrigued by this brow pencil and whether the fancy applicator (the same one as their They’re Real Push Up Liner) would make it worth the £18.50 for a full size. IMG_7991The idea with this is that the shape of the applicator allows you to do both the thicker parts of the brow and the fine tip just by adjusting how you hold the pencil. Based on this idea I found it really nice and easy to use and it was a bit quicker than using a traditional pencil because of it. The pencil isn’t super soft and needs a little work to get going. Once it does get going though, you can easily get carried away and end up with rather heavy brows. The heavy brows may also be due to LF sending me the very darkest shade – a shade that was so dark that even someone with dark brown hair like me couldn’t really get away with. Overall I do like this pencil and it’s very easy to use once you soften it up. However I can’t shake the feeling that they’re trying to solve a problem that isn’t really there. I get on just fine filling in my brows with a £3 Rimmel pencil but then maybe I’m just not the target market for this product? Who knows.

look fantastic july 3The Nuxe Oil is another multi tasker as alongside being a moisturising oil it also delivers a long lasting burst of shimmer to your skin – another product just perfect for holidays! I don’t think I’ve disliked a Nuxe product I’ve received yet from Look Fantastic and this is no exception. This oil soaks into the skin nicely but does leave a slightly greasy residue and while you can use it in your hair I haven’t tried it yet. It’s shimmery without being OTT. I’m not a huge oil person but I’ll happily take this away on holiday with me for the evenings and would probably wear it on a night out on my decolletage. It’s £16.50 which is pretty pricey and for someone like me probably not worth a repurchase. However, if you’re a fan of shimmer this will be right up your street.

Kebelo is another brand I’ve had a few times now in boxes and it’s been a bit of a mixed bag in terms of opinion so far. This is the Silk Anti Frizz Cream Serum which sadly I can only find in a gift set with the shampoo and conditioner (I loved the shampoo, but wasn’t a fan of the heavy conditioner). I really like this cream and definitely saw a difference in frizzyness when I used it – particularly as I no longer straighten my hair. It doesn’t weigh my hair down which is always a risk with frizz products and doesn’t make my hair greasy. If I could find this sold alone I’d defintely look at a repurchase.

look fantastic july 4Bellapierre seems to be another staple Look Fantastic brand as I’ve had it a few times. I was a little concerned when I saw this Lip and Cheek Stain as it’s a little bit pink and I’m not a massive pink person! The first thing to note is that this actually isn’t a stain at all. It’s more a cream and it certainly doesn’t fade or apply like a typical stain. IMG_7886I haven’t tried this on my cheeks as anything that isn’t a powder applied to my cheeks just brings me out in spots. I was pleasantly surprised when using this on my lips though as it actually looked really nice. The colour is buildable so I was able to just use a little for a touch of nice daytime colour. Unlike a traditional stain it didn’t settle into the lines on my lips but it also didn’t last as long either sadly. This is £12.99 and while I quite liked the colour I can’t see myself rushing out to buy any other colours anytime soon.

Finally are the Miti Bobbles which aren’t to be confused with Invisibobbles, even though they’re clearly the same thing. If you caught my Sephora haul you’ll know I bought some Invisibobbles and was struggling to get along with them as removing them from my hair was a pain. Because of this I wasn’t too impressed when I saw the Miti Bobbles in my box. However, I’ve persevered with them and am now getting the hang of removal. I’m still not sure whether they’re worth replacing traditional bobbles with though and at £4.95 for three they’re not cheap.

Overall I’m really happy with this month’s box – definitely the best one for a while now. I really can’t recommend this box enough – I pay £13.33 a month as I get a three month subscription and the products are always worth well over that. If you get the box too let me know your thoughts on this month’s box below!

Em x

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