OK, so it’s not entirely new, but the Look Incredible Beauty Box* is only a few months old so I can get away with it. Don’t let the phrase beauty box put you off though, as if you’re like me you’ll be fed up of the bog standard full of teeny tiny sample boxes by now. This box is different though. It’s full of high end products and promises to give you 5 full sized products each month that will last you the month.
The box is priced at £18.99 and is a subscription box, so you sign up and on the 5th of each month your £18.99 is debited, along with £2.50 for delivery. It’s a little pricier than the bog standard boxes out there, but the products you get are a lot better, so it’s certainly worth the little extra splurge each month. Previous brands included in the boxes include Bare Minerals, Nails Inc, Essie, Tarte (gutted I didn’t get that box) Loreal & Smashbox – so all well known brands that most of us love.
The January box was packed to the brim with beauty goodies galore, and some products I wouldn’t usually consider, but loved. First up this month was the YSL Lip Twin Set (rrp £24.99) and as you can imagine my eyes lit up as soon as I saw YSL IN A BEAUTY BOX. But I was a little let down by this, it’s a discontinued product and to be honest I can see why – it’s like one of those gimmicky products you get in Christmas sets. It’s a sleek gold tube with 2 lip colours in, and you spin it round to get to each shade. Plus not only that but the shades were not my usual kind – but I have popped it in a charity pamper box I am making up for a friends Charity Auction evening, so all is not lost. My eyes were then drawn to the very eye-catching Essie polish in shade Steeling The Scene (rrp £8.50) due to how different and metallic looking it is. The product does seem to be in older style packaging with the tags on the bottom looking the same way, but the product works perfectly as I gave it a little test when I opened the box.
There are 2 BareMinerals products in this months box which is nice as they are such a well-known brand; first up is the BareMinerals Redness Remedy Kit (rrp £27.00) which is still stocked an sold by many retailers like Beauty Bay & LookFantastic. The product is aimed at minimising the appearance of redness in the skin along with covering imperfections, plus it comes boxed with the softest gentlest brush I have used. Next up on the Bare Mineral front is the Flawless Lash Mascara (rrp £17.00) which is also still in product and sale. I have yet to try this out as I hate opening mascaras when I already have about 9 on the go, but a little bit of gogling shows the wand to be a conical shaped plastic wand with short plastic bristles – so certainly something I would use.
And last but not least is the Laura Geller Baked Impressions Blush (rrp £10) in Mauve Mocha Latte which I was very pleased to see as I was eyeing these up the other day. The shade looks a little daunting, and in the pan looks more like a contour than a blush, but it goes on such a deep pink plum colour and is really rather pretty, so it should stop me using my NARS one all the time.
Despite the YSL lip set I was quite impressed with this box, and even with the YSL product it’s still a bloody good box, as that’s down to my personal taste and not a bad product. If the company are this good when they are starting out I have high hopes for them going places – especially if they can make the boxes look a little more expensive, as at the moment the box itself is great, but the label is just a printed sticky label on there which kind of lets the luxe feel of it down a little. But, that’s just a small issue with an otherwise brilliant beauty box. Have you heard of these guys yet?