I’ve had this box for about two weeks but I was so mad with my experience I wanted to wait to review the products as I thought it would cloud my judgement.
In total contrast to the excellent customer service I received from Birchbox, Look Fantastic have been awful to deal with.
As I mentioned when I reviewed my May box I was only buying the one box and I wasn’t going to subscribe just yet.
I cancelled my subscription just after I bought the box and even had a live chat with someone to confirm it was cancelled.
On the 1st of June a further £15 was taken from my bank account. On the website it doesn’t show that I have placed another order.
I used their customer support form and was told that you’re always charged for the next month and then your subscription is cancelled.
The person I spoke to on the live chat didn’t mention this and I don’t remember seeing it on the website as it says you can buy a one-off box!
They did offer to take it back in the end but I figured I have already paid for it and it would be more hassle to send it back.
It will be on the website somewhere and it has to be in their terms and conditions, I just wanted to mention this just in case anyone else is caught out!
Rant over!! 😡
The box this month is stunning and a perfect fit for all those blue skies we’ve been having!
You get your copy of Elle magazine with the box but if last month’s issue is anything to go by I probably won’t bother opening it!
This month I have 7 products to try out (7!) Although one is a freebie so only enough for one application in it.
Mádara – SOS Hydra Moisture + Radiance Mask – RRP £35/60ml
I haven’t used this as a full on mask but have been putting some on my face before going to bed. When I wake up my skin feels moisturised and soft.
When it starts to absorb it makes your face feel tight like when you use a toner. I don’t think it has made my skin feel any more youthful like it claims but it feels like it’s doing something!
I imagine this would be quite good to use as a primer too. It makes your skin slightly tacky after application and should in theory keep you moisturised all day!
Elemis – Superfood Facial Wash – RRP £25/150ml
This contains a “smoothie of superfoods”. I’m not quite sure what that means but this smoothie contains wheatgrass, nettle and kale.
The first thing I noticed about this was the smell – it stinks! It’s fine if you sniff the packet but once it’s on your face it is so strong! 🤢
It smells like the smoothie has been fermenting for a while! Luckily it doesn’t linger!
It doesn’t foam up very much but I have been using a foaming face wash so I might not be used to normal one!
It did leave my skin feeling fresh and clean. I don’t think my skin looks any different, it certainly doesn’t look more luminous like it claims to do.
Christophe Robin – Cleansing Volumising Paste – RRP £42.50/250ml
This looks quite odd. The colour and texture of it didn’t really make me want to put it in my hair!
It’s a grey/brown colour but weirdly it smells of rose – so a total contradiction for the senses!
Once you put it on your scalp it lathered up so, so much and immediately made your hair feel thicker.
It took ages for it to rinse out my hair, it was like it wanted to cling on to my hair for as long as possible!
It made my hair feel soft but also quite dry! Unfortunately, it the volume didn’t last once I was out the shower but any product is hard pushed to give me volume in my hair! Definitely fighting a losing battle with that one!
My hair smelt lovely all day though and that’s definitely something I can get on board with! One of my favourite things is when you catch a whiff of your hair after using something nice for it!
Studio 10 – Liquid Foil I-Radiance
This is really pretty! If you like your glitter or foil shadows this is definitely one for you!
It goes on really evenly which I’ve noticed is a hard task for these types of shadows!
It is mega sparkly – I think I’d call it blinding – and is just a beautiful shade of gold. It can also be used as a primer for extra radiant eyeshadow!
It dries quite well and didn’t crease in the few hours I was wearing it but I’m not sure how it would last for a whole day. I think you would end up with a sparkly face that’s for sure! ✨
I couldn’t find a price for this one on Look Fantastic or on their own website which I found a bit strange! Maybe they have been discontinued?
Vita Liberata – Self Tanning Tinted Lotion – RRP £15/200ml
First off, me and tanning lotions don’t get on well at all! It’s probably the way I apply them or it might just be my skin but I always look patchy!
I’m sad to say this one was no different! Maybe with practice I can make it work but I’ve realised in recent years that I like being so pale I’m blue! 🤣
I also found it took ages to absorb into my skin – I can’t really remember if this normal for fake tan though!
The one plus point for me was definitely the smell – you know the one I’m talking about, you can smell fake tan a mile away – this didn’t have that at all. It smells just like a moisturiser.
Rituals- Ritual of Dao Body Cream – RRP £19.50/220ml
It’s quite funny that I received this one, my friend actually gave me one of her Rituals products to try this week too!
This contains white lotus and Yi Yi Ren which gives it a really beautiful smell without it being overpowering!
It feels like quite a heavy cream, I can definitely feel it on my skin even when it’s absorbed – I’m not even sure if that makes sense?
It leaves skin feeling soft for ages but I think with the heaviness I would probably only apply this once a day so my skin can breathe!
In all honesty, one application is probably enough as my skin still feels soft at the end of the day if I’ve applied this in the morning!
Bonus – Real Chemistry – Day Cream
This day cream feels quite nice, it’s absorbed really easily and doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy.
It says on the packet “for a supple, luminous glow”. Does it mean subtle? I found that a bit of a strange sentence!
I didn’t notice it giving a glow to my skin either so I’m not sure what it’s meant to do other than be a moisturiser! Can anyone enlighten me? 😕
I couldn’t find a price for this product; however, it says for best results use after the Daily Serum. The serum is £92 for 50ml!! 😲
I’m not quite sure I want to know the price of the day cream!
So that was my June Look Fantastic Beauty Box. I don’t think I’ll be getting it again, only because it seems to be impossible to just buy one box.
If I take the plunge and decide to take a subscription, I will definitely be considering it as I’ve loved the types of products I’ve gotten but I’ve just got that fear of commitment I guess!
What did you think of the products this month? Any that you were dying to try?
Don’t forget, you can get money off your first box using my referral link. I do receive credit to spend with them if you do choose to use it.
This is my first post on my new posting schedule! I have decided to move my days to Tuesday and Thursday and drop down to two posts per week so I can take the time I need to create the posts you love!
I hope you understand but let me know in the comments your thoughts on this change!
I hope you liked this one, if there’s anything you particularly want to see leave your suggestions for me and I’ll try as many as I can!
Thanks for reading, guys! It means the world to me!
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