‘Look Incredible’ Beauty Box Review: August 2017

Hello lovelies! It’s that time again where I review my monthly ‘Look Incredible’ box. If you don’t already know, this is a subscription box of beauty products – you can get the standard box for £25 a month or the deluxe version for £35. Although this box is on the pricier sider compared to other beauty subscription services such as Birchbox, you definitely get much more than your money’s worth as everything you receive is a high-end, full-sized product. Here’s what I received in August’s box.

NARS Cosmetics Monoï Body Glow II – £9.99

I was really excited to receive a NARS product but at the same time really nervous about using this. I’m always scared of using oils on my skin as my skin tends to get quite oily anyway. The smell of this is honestly amazing, it makes me want to jet off somewhere really sunny and lounge on the beach covered in this oil. This would be really nice with a natural tan to really enhance that healthy glow but unfortunately I’m quite pale. However, when I was reading reviews on this product some people suggested using this on your face instead of moisturiser and underneath your make-up like a primer. This tip worked amazingly, my skin looked so healthy and created a nice dewy finish for my make-up. And again because I must reinstate this – the smell, I’m obsessed.

Elizabeth Arden Mediterranean Body Shimmer with Puff – price not specified

I’ve never really been one for wanting to make my body look all shimmery and glittery so I was really sceptical about this product. I really didn’t want to put this all over my body so I decided to see how it would work as a highlighter. I used a fan brush to apply this on the tops of my cheekbones and under my eyebrow. Just as a tip, this product is insanely shimmery and poofs everywhere so you have to be really careful and light with your hand. However, if you’re quite sparing with the product it creates such a gorgeous and natural highlight. It’s perfect if you’re going for a bronzed, beach holiday look as the shimmer has a golden tint to it. One thing I found really strange about this product is that when I gave it a search on Google, there’s no official websites that stock this product and the most recent reviews date back to 2010. This product was sent as an alternative if you didn’t want to receive a fake tanning product so I’m sceptical as to whether they’ve just thrown in really old products to get rid of them, I could be wrong but it just seemed a little odd.

bareMinerals Loose Blush in ‘Beauty’ – £19.99

I rarely use blusher as my cheeks are naturally really red so I tend to just skip this step when I’m doing my make-up. This is also a darker blush colour than I’d usually go for because I only use a really subtle one if I do choose to use one. However, when swatching it on the back of my hand the pigment is really great so perhaps it would make a good eyeshadow colour. Unfortunately I wasn’t really excited by this particular product but that’s just down to personal preference and I can always pass it on to someone who will appreciate a good blusher.

Studio 10 Wake Up & Glow Lip/Cheek Flush in ‘Peach’ – £22

I’ll be honest and say that 2 in 1 products always make me feel a bit uneasy as it seems like a bit of a gimmick. As I said with the bareMinerals blush, I don’t really use blusher very often so I’m very unlikely to use this on my cheeks. That being said, it is a really lovely natural lip shade that would go with pretty much any make-up look. It’s really creamy and hydrating so I think this will be a good one to throw in my handbag for an everyday work lipstick. It doesn’t last amazingly long though, I’ve got cheaper drugstore lipsticks that only need one application to last me all day so I think the pricing is perhaps a little high.

Studio 10 Age Reverse Perfecting Lip Liner – £22

I’m really loving the idea of this product, one end is a lip liner and one end is like a pencil concealer so that you can tidy up around your lips if you’ve made any mistakes. No matter how much I apply lipstick I always end up with one part looking wonky so this is very handy for me! I’ve only swatched this on the back of my hand so far but I’m impressed with the consistency. A lot of lip liners tend to be quite scratchy and not very kind to your lips but this glides on nicely and has a fair amount of pigment. Again though, the price is quite steep for a lip liner but I do really love the added ‘mistake corrector’ element.

I’m always completely honest in my reviews and whilst I absolutely love Look Incredible and will continue to subscribe to their boxes, I wasn’t particularly excited about anything in this box. There didn’t seem to be much of a range of products as there were two cheek products and two products to make your skin glow whereas usually every product is totally different. I actually kind of wish that I’d upgraded to the deluxe version of the box this month because in the reviews I’ve seen, there’s a Too Faced palette included which is way more up my street than the products I received this month. I’m not going to give up on LI just yet because I’m still curious to see if it’ll pick back up next month so stay tuned!

Thank you so much for reading my post as always – have you tried any of these products? I’d also love to know if there’s any subscription boxes that you’re loving at the moment so don’t be shy and leave a comment below!

35 Comments

  1. August 30, 2017 / 9:52 am

    I’ve never heard of this box before but I love that it’s more of high-end beauty brands which definitely relates to the price! I also love that you receive full products, as I know with Birchbox you only receive samples. I can’t believe the amount of products you received for the price though! Especially with most of them being around the £20 mark, I hope the box starts to improve for you and you receive something you’ll love!

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:15 am

      It’s so so worth the money even if you only love one or two things considering every product is high end! I’m still excited for next month as every box before this has been amazing x

      • August 30, 2017 / 11:29 am

        Yes of course! You can’t always have an exciting box

  2. theglassofclass
    August 30, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Great products! I love the sound of the Nars oil, it looks very intriguing! I’ve never tried a subscription beauty box, I feel like it can get a bit risky because you may not like all the products you get but you still have to pay for them!

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:14 am

      Even if you only like one item though, you get high priced items so it’s still worth the money. The only crap thing would be if you hated everything but it hasn’t happened yet! The NARS oil smells so incredible x

  3. August 30, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    I can’t believe what good value this box is! Never realised it was so fabulous, would love to try that NARS oil, i’m such a sucker for skin oils!! Fabulous pictures aswell girl!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • August 30, 2017 / 12:46 pm

      I’m so cautious with skin oils but I’m already won over just by the smell of it! Thank you so much lovely xx

  4. August 30, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    That NARS oil sounds amazing, I defo would use it under my makeup as well! Shame about the other products though, hope your next box is better! xx

    Lily | Covet Luxe

    • September 1, 2017 / 11:41 am

      It’s perfect for it! Me too, crossing my fingers haha x

  5. August 30, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Liking the sound of that NARS oil .. I love oils in general so always love to try new ones. I guess thats the gamble with boxes you will get a box you are crazy about or products that you dont love so much. But I hear birchbox is a great one and Pink parcel is suppose to be a good one too! Hope you have better luck with your next box! Xx

    • August 30, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      I definitely want to check some more boxes out in the future! Will be good to try out different ones. Thanks lovely xx

  6. August 30, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    This box looks like you really get your money’s worth of products, such a shame it didn’t excite you as much! I think that’s why I’ve never supbscribed to a monthly box, you never know what you’re gonna get 🙁 xx

    • August 30, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      They’re usually amazing, I’ve been subscribed for a few months now and I’ve always been so impressed! I’m not ready to give up just yet haha x

  7. August 31, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I’ve always been tempted by oils but been put off because I have combination skin… having read your review of the NARS product I actually might give an oil a go! The other products look good too and great photography! Thanks for the great post.

    XOXO Molly

    http://www.mollyyrees.com

    • September 1, 2017 / 11:32 am

      I totally get you, I’m always so sceptical with oils haha. But some are actually super good! Thank you so much girl x

  8. September 1, 2017 / 12:49 am

    The body shimmer looks so cute with the little puff with it!
    I love the idea of the lip liner too, i always need something to clean up the edges slightly. This is perfect for that!xo

  9. Alicia
    September 1, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Oh wow! Never seen the beauty box before and I love a beauty box I do. This box seems to have great products and they even gave you Nars 😱 Wow xx

    • September 1, 2017 / 11:27 am

      They’re fabulous aren’t they?! I know, it excited me greatly x

    • September 1, 2017 / 11:39 am

      It’s so true, it literally smells so much like holiday idk what it is! x

  10. September 1, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    I really want to start getting subscription boxes but there are so many to choose from and some of them are quite pricey! I’ve heard mixed reviews about Birchbox and I’m not a great makeup wearer – I know that Oh Deer do a stationary subscription box which sounds right up my street! I might have to investigate further x

    • September 4, 2017 / 9:06 am

      I know right?! This is on the pricier side but I think well worth the money for the brands you get. Ooh that sounds interesting! Might have to check that out x

  11. September 2, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Girl I neeeeed this subscription box in my life after reading this! I really love the look of the Nars body oil. I love how honest your reviews are and the photos are just fabulous 🙌🏼xxx

  12. September 2, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    I’ve always wanted to subscribe to a beauty box, so I may look into this one a bit more! Xx

    • September 4, 2017 / 9:07 am

      There’s so many to choose from! Look Incredible is my fave so far though xx

  13. September 2, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Oh my! All of this in a box?! I needs to sign up for something like this! So many good brands!

  14. September 3, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I dont sub I just dont trust them enough 😂😂 it looks like you got great value in this box though! X

    • September 4, 2017 / 9:10 am

      I don’t blame you, some subscription boxes are a bit of a let down but this one is generally amazing x

  15. Anu
    September 3, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    This looks like an amazing box! I love the look of that blush – I hope you’ll find some use for it :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • September 4, 2017 / 9:14 am

      It is a lovely product but I have the rosiest cheeks as it is! Maybe it could be a giveaway item or something to pass on to a friend x

  16. September 10, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I desperately want to sign up to a subscription box but I always worry about being disappointed for the price so that’s a shame you weren’t too impressed this time. I’ve never heard of studio 10 so I may have to have a look at their website, I can’t wait to hear what you think next month! X

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:27 am

      They’ve never disappointed before so I haven’t given up yet. Some of the Studio 10 stuff looks really great, definitely give them a try x

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