I recently subscribed to Look Incredible, a monthly beauty box priced at £25 including delivery. They also do a more expensive deluxe box for £35. At first I thought this was a little pricey compared to the likes of other subscription boxes such as Birchbox but when I received my first box last month, I realised why. You get such amazing value for your money; my first box worked out to be worth almost £100 and every single product was something I would use, whereas I’ve found that with cheaper boxes I only actually end up using one or two products. Every product you receive from Look Incredible is full sized as well, so absolutely no tiny samples which is another great thing as you can get decent use out of everything. So, without further ado here is my review for my June 2017 box.
Stila Major Major Lash Mascara – £15
Mascara is so hit and miss for me as I’ve currently found my holy grail mascara and I’m very unlikely to stray from it. Still, it’s always good to try out new products which is why beauty boxes are so great. I actually ended up really liking this mascara; it gives my eyelashes so much volume and depending on how dramatic of a look you’re going for, you can keep building it up to really make your lashes stand out. Unfortunately, the application wand is really bulky and thick which I hate in a mascara wand as I find it difficult to apply without making a mess. I also find that the product flakes off and transfers under my eyes throughout the day which isn’t the best look. It’s a shame because the formula is really nice when being applied but it just doesn’t have any lasting power.
Coastal Scents Sleek Silhouette Palette – £22
I’ve never owned a contour palette but it’s something I’ve been wanting to try out so I was looking forward to giving this a go. You get 9 shades in this palette; three contour shades, three highlighters and three blushers. I don’t see me using the deep plum coloured blush as I’m quite pale so it’s quite harsh on my skin tone. I tend to go for light peach shades so the other two are more ideal for me. This is the same with the contour shades, the darkest one is quite harsh on my skin but the other ones work a lot better with my pale complexion. The highlighters are my favourites in the palette, they have just the right amount of shimmer without becoming too glittery and there’s a matte one too for a really subtle glow. The pigment is really impressive and easily buildable with all the shades in the palette and I can see me getting a lot of use out of this.
Essie Nail Polish in ‘Steel-ing the Scene’ – £7.99
I have to admit that I usually love receiving nail polishes and Essie are one of my favourite brands but this isn’t a colour I’d usually go for. It’s a silvery metallic shade with a slight green tone to it; although it’s not a colour I’d choose myself, it’s nice to have as part of my collection to give me some more options and I think it could actually look really pretty with a glittery top coat.
Roc Soothing and Repairing Balm – £7.99
Initially I wasn’t over the moon about an after sun being included in the box as I see it as more of an essential product than a luxury beauty item. Thankfully I haven’t had any sunburn yet so I just tried this out as a moisturiser. It actually worked really well, leaving my skin feeling super soft; my skin can get really sensitive especially after shaving and this really helps to stop any soreness so I think for sunburn it would be ideal. My skin feels so hydrated after applying this even on areas such as my elbows and knees, so if by some slim chance we do get anymore sunny weather in the UK I can count on this to stop my skin from becoming dry and sore. One thing I will say is that it’s a little pricey compared to other after sun products I’ve bought previously. It’s not something I’d actively go out and buy as I always stick to cheaper drugstore brands but this was a nice treat.
BellaPiere Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lip Creme in ‘Coral Stone’ – £20
This is definitely my favourite product from this month’s box. I’d been secretly hoping for a new lip product to add to my make-up bag and this definitely didn’t disappoint. I’m in love with the colour, it’s the perfect nude pink and is so versatile as it goes with so many different make-up looks. It’s called ‘kiss proof’ and it’s not wrong, the staying power is so amazing that it was actually a little tricky to remove at the end of the day. This has a matte finish and whereas a lot of matte lip products dry my lips out like crazy, I didn’t get this at all with this product. The only flaw I found was that the formula can be a little difficult to apply, after applying a coat it seemed to dry a little patchy on my bottom lip for some reason but I added a second coat and this covered up any flaws. The smell reminds me of strawberries and cream which is another big plus.
Overall, I’m loving this month’s box as I’ve been able to try out some products that I wouldn’t usually go for and have ended up really liking them. I get so excited to receive Look Incredible boxes each month and I’d definitely recommend them if you want a little treat to yourself through your door each month.
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