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LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box: A Delightful Beauty Subscription Experience

CEO Tinh Phung
LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box is a popular UK beauty subscription box that offers a carefully curated selection of at least six hand-picked beauty items. Each box revolves around a unique theme and includes a range of...


LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box is a popular UK beauty subscription box that offers a carefully curated selection of at least six hand-picked beauty items. Each box revolves around a unique theme and includes a range of skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and body products. What sets this box apart is its availability to US customers, who can now enjoy this beauty experience for just $19.00 per month, with free shipping.

First Impressions: An Early Look at the Beauty Box

This was my first time receiving a LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box, and I couldn't contain my excitement. As a beauty enthusiast, I love repurposing beauty boxes to store my odds and ends, and this box made a stunning addition to my collection. Living in London most of the year, I often experience FOMO when it comes to beauty boxes primarily shipping within the US. But this time, the tables turned. While most US subscribers receive their LOOKFANTASTIC box at the end of the month, mine arrived promptly after the 1st. Needless to say, I was thrilled to get an early glimpse of its contents.

What's Inside: A Plethora of Beauty Treasures

The box arrived with six beauty items and The Empowerment Issue of Beauty Box Edit, a magazine that pays tribute to Women's History Month. Be sure to check out the photos in The Edit section below for a spoiler of what's coming in the April 2022 box!

ESPA Refining Skin Polish - Smooth and Exfoliated Skin

This product caught my attention more than any other in the box. It uses fine spherical diatomaceous earth particles for gentle exfoliation. Interestingly, diatomaceous earth is a food-grade mineral known for its effectiveness in eliminating insects. I can vouch for its power as I used it to get rid of moths in my house! The skin polish felt slightly scratchy but did an excellent job of buffing away dead skin cells, leaving my skin smoother and more prepared for makeup application. However, I couldn't get those dehydrated bugs out of my mind, so I made sure to follow up with a good moisturizer.

Sachajuan Styling Cream - A Decent Hair Styling Option

I'm quite picky when it comes to hair styling creams, as most tend to leave a greasy or sticky residue. This one, however, pleasantly surprised me. It didn't weigh my hair down or make it feel crunchy. While it didn't provide a drastic difference in my hair's appearance, it served as a reliable option for everyday styling. Unfortunately, London's rainy and windy conditions didn't allow me to fully test its durability.

Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil - An Oasis for Thirsty Skin

I used to be skeptical about facial oils, fearing they would make my face greasy. But I soon realized there's a world of difference between spreading a facial oil and deep-frying! With my persistently dry skin, I couldn't wait to try this facial oil. It absorbed quickly, leaving my skin feeling hydrated and nourished. Not all facial oils have this level of effectiveness, making this one a keeper in my skincare routine.

Starskin DREAMKISS™ Plumping and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Lip Mask - A Pampering Lip Treatment

My dry and chapped lips welcomed this lip mask with open arms. While I don't consider lip masks a long-term solution, they do offer a temporary boost of hydration. I followed the instructions and kept it on for a luxurious 20 minutes, resulting in softer lips. However, I didn't notice a significant plumping effect. Nevertheless, it's a lovely addition to a self-care night.

Luvia 308 Detail Shader Brush - A Versatile Addition

This exclusive brush, which I couldn't find anywhere else, proved to be a handy tool. Its soft bristles allowed for precise shading in my eyeshadow application. While I appreciate its performance, I find the more affordable E.L.F brushes to be just as good. Nonetheless, I'm always happy to receive a quality brush in my beauty box.

Makeup Revolution: The Mascara - A Standard Option

As someone who values the freshness and quality of mascara, I was pleased to receive it in this box. This specific mascara didn't impress me as much as my favorite brands, but it didn't disappoint either. It applied easily, without clumping, and stayed put. However, it didn't provide the desired volume and intensity. Nevertheless, it's a good option for those in need of a backup mascara.


I expected to find a Wet n Wild lipstick, as indicated in the spoiler photos. However, it seems subscribers received either the mascara or the lipstick, not both. While I was slightly disappointed, I'm still pleased with the overall contents of the box.

Beauty Box EDIT 03 - The Empowerment Issue: A Sneak Peek into the Future

The Empowerment Issue of Beauty Box Edit is an excellent addition to the box. It offers insights into the box's curation, giving subscribers a deeper understanding of the products. Moreover, it provides a sneak peek into the following month's box, revealing that we can expect the Avant Hyalu Replenish Lip Balm in April! With a value of £56 (or $77), the lip balm alone makes the April box highly anticipated.

Verdict: A Captivating Beauty Experience


Receiving the March 2022 LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box was a delightful experience for me. While not every item was a perfect fit, that's not uncommon for any beauty box. The purpose of such boxes is to discover and weed out our favorites. In this case, I discovered a promising skin polisher, a quickly-absorbing facial oil, added a versatile brush to my collection, and indulged in a quiet moment with the lip mask. The mascara didn't steal the show, but it was worth a try. With a total value of $81.71, which is more than four times the box's cost, this $19 box offers exceptional value for money. As a first-time subscriber, I can now understand why people rave about the LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box.

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

  • The Cost: $19.00
  • Value Breakdown:
    • ESPA Refining Skin Polish - 15ml - $11.81 → $2.75
    • Sachajuan Styling Cream - 125ml - $31.80 → $7.39
    • Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil - 5ml - $9.70 → $2.26
    • Starskin DREAMKISS™ Plumping and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Lip Mask - $6.20 → $1.44
    • Luvia 308 Detail Shader Brush - $14.20 → $3.30
    • Makeup Revolution: The Mascara - $8.00 → $1.86

The total value of the box amounts to $81.71, making it an excellent investment considering the box's cost.

Other Things You Should Know

  • Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the March box is still available while supplies last.
  • Keep track of your subscriptions by adding this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What are your thoughts on the products featured in this month's LookFantastic Beauty Box? Let us know!