LookFantastic – September 2017: The Birthday Edit

LookFantastic – September 2017: The Birthday Edit

Beauty subscription boxes have been some of my favourites for years and one of the brands that has impressed me this year with their subscription boxes is definitely LookFantastic! As with any subscription box, it can sometimes be a little hit or miss but LookFantastic boxes always have items that I love.

The theme for the September box is ‘the birthday edit’ as LookFantastic is celebrating it’s birthday so the items are all themed around getting party ready! There are eight items in this months box which is amazing especially considering the calibre of some of the brands. The brands range from Decleor, Illamasqua and Eve Lom.

Let’s start with one of my favourite items from this months box, the LookFantastic Unicorn Eyeshadow Brush which is full size and one of the cutest brushes I own! It features a unicorn horn handle and turquoise ombre bristles which are so soft.

 

Next up, the Hikari Eyeshadow Quad in Tonya which has to be the perfect quad for autumn as the shades are so beautiful and autumnal. I haven’t heard of this brand but the shades are really good quality, pigmented and smooth. All of the shades are gorgeous but the coppery tone is amazing and I have actually been wearing it a lot recently. Along with the brush, it’s one of my favourite items from the box.

The final makeup item from the box is the Illamasqua Mini Contouring Gel Sculpt in the shade ‘Silhouette’ which is a fantastic shade for my pale skin. I haven’t tried any contour sticks before so I didn’t know how well it would blend, how pigmented it would be or how dark it would be but it’s pretty fantastic.

It’s easy to apply the product and to blend, even over powder and it isn’t too dark either. The size is fantastic as it makes it portable and great for travelling. This is one of the best items from any beauty subscription box and I will definitely carry on using it and loving it.

There are two skincare items in the September box, the first of which is from Decleor – it’s a brand that always appears in beauty boxes. I have tried this gel facial moisturiser and it smells so nice, it has a lovely gel texture and it leaves my skin so smooth and hydrated although the scent is quite strong!

The second skincare item is from a very high end brand, Eve Lom. It’s their balm cleanser which also comes with a muslin cloth. It states that it is suitable for all skin types but I have tried another cleanser from them previously and it did irritate my skin so I’m hesitant to try this, particularly as it has a fairly strong scent. However, the scent is lovely and the packaging is gorgeous.

The final beauty item is a haircare product from a brand I haven’t heard of before, Christophe Robin. It is a cleansing volumising hair paste that contains clay and rose extracts so it smells incredible. I haven’t tried it yet but I can’t wait as I always want to try volumising hair products.

 

Our score: 9.6/ 10

Overall, this box is definitely one of the best beauty boxes I've ever received! I love the box design which is studded with silver stars and I love the items included, especially the cute brush, autumnal eyeshadow quad and the Illamasqua contouring stick. Well done and happy birthday to LookFantastic!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery9
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products10

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