Very late to be posting this but I finally have a complete box to show you thanks to their customer service department sending out a replacement item.
What are this month’s products :
Laura Geller, Spackle Under-eye Primer
An interesting idea and certainly something I’ll be trying out, this hydrates the under-eye area as well as priming it for make-up application. It contains hyaluronic acid which is great for plumping up the skin and hiding any fine lines. It has a creamy texture with a pearl finish, it has an applicator tip but I think I’ll prefer using my fingers personally as I usually do with my eye cream with a similar applicator.
Smashbox, Blush/Soft Lights Duo in ‘Super/Model’
I was quite surprised by this item as to my knowledge Smashbox have never sold this product in the UK at all never mind right now. I thought beauty boxes promoted products people could actually go out and buy?
Complaints aside the blush it’s self is lovely though, one side is a pale pinkish highlighter while the other a coral-pink blush. They work together well and would be great if you were going for a glowing, summery festival-type look.
L’Oreal, Nutri Gold Silky Day Cream
This product is not packaged in English so I can’t tell you that much about it other than what is written on the card that came with the box. Look Incredible say it’s worth £13 but I can’t find anyone selling it for more than £6 and I’ve found it as low as £3! I can’t see anything remotely exciting on the ingredients list. I’m unlikely to even open this to be honest.
Urban Decay, Super Saturated Lip Colour in ‘Crush’
A discontinued product – I know because I tried to track a particular shade down for a friend a while back and it turned out to be impossible. Urban Decay no longer produce or sell this product and all of the stockists had run out of all but the least popular shades.
Bright pink is not a colour I would ever choose for myself so I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this!
Velvet 59, My Fair Lashes mascara
Velvet 59 are not a brand that I’ve heard of personally but the product is well packaged and the tube is quite substantial.
It’s a lengthening mascara that alleges to be flake and smudge proof – I’ll have to test that one out for sure! It’s always annoying when your eye is itching but you put up with it because you don’t want to mess up your make-up.
Overall I’m really very disappointed with this box, my second from Look Incredible. I was really hoping I’d made a good choice but now I’m not so sure.
I’ve decided to keep it for May and if there are old products again then I will be cancelling. A beauty box should not be sending out discontinued, non-current or otherwise unavailable products, that’s not the point of them. Beauty boxes should be working with brands to promote current products and trends not sending out whatever cheap stuff they could lay their hands on.
If you’re a subscriber were you disappointed by this months box?