I was really excited for this months Look Incredible box to arrive, being my one allowed purchase during the no-buy month for July. It normally arrives on the second Friday of the month but arrived a day early for me, which made a nice little Thursday treat arriving onto my desk.
The card is back in this month’s box for me after it was missing last month. I always try very hard not to peek at the card as I turn it over to reveal the products (if I haven’t already spoilt it for myself by snooping on Instagram). This month was a rare full surprise when I had no idea what would be inside. There was a great selection of brands and items sticking out at me!
First up, the most colourful item in the box jumped out at me – the Bareminerals Statement Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Fresh (RRP £15). I don’t have any liquid lipsticks from Bareminerals and nor have I seen anyone else ever talk about them. This is a gorgeous bright pink which reminds me of a similar one I have from OFRA, with a lovely creamy and wearable texture and warm vanilla scent, I can see this becoming a favourite over summer. Another one from that liquid lipstick comparison post I keep saying I’m going to do… I do plan to start that the next time I have a spare day… I have so many brands and formulas now!
Next up I spotted a boxed item from Estee Lauder, intrigued to open and see what was inside it was one of their Pure Colour Nail Polishes in the shade Diabolique (RRP £15.00). This isn’t my favourite shade and I definitely think they could have picked something a bit more summer inspired, but it’s a pretty warm rusty brown shade that I think I’ll love during autumn. I haven’t tried an Estee Lauder polish before so I’m happy to have a high end one to try out.
Next up was an item from Eucerin, I’m still waiting to try out the last Eucerin product I received in another Look Incredible Box – this is their Even Brighter Night Cream (RRP £7.99), the size of this is pretty dinky for a full size. This helps even out dark patches, age spots and freckles offering a more even toned complexion. I have a few bite scars I’d love to get clear of and have been considering a chemical peel so we’ll see if these will get gone.
Next up was the Protect & Perfect Intense Advance Serum from No7 (RRP £25.50). I know some people love No7, but I’ve always found it a bit pricey for what it is. I know their serums have a great reputation in particular so I’m kind of intrigued to try this, kind of tempted to pass it onto my Mum who is finally using skincare regularly after talking her though what everything she has in her collection should do and when to use it in the day.
This is the star of the show for this box for me! Kevyn Aucoin is a brand I’ve really wanted to try, but the price tags of the products are a big turn off for ordering online (there’s no counter stocking his products near me). This is one of their Eye Pigment Primatifs (RRP £18), which are coloured eye primers to soak up any sebum on the eyelids – which can be used alone or underneath as a primer. This is the shade Dawn, which is a gorgeous dusky pink shade with subtle holographic shimmer in it (which of course is impossible to photograph the true beauty of!). I have contacted Look Incredible about my one of these, the shadow seems to have dried up completely, it did arrive completely sealed but it’s all lumpy when I try to swatch it.
I think this was a pretty good box this month, the one item which I’m disappointed by is the No7 one, but that’s more of a personal preference. I wish the Estee Lauder polish was a more summery colour, but I will get use out of it as the seasons change if not before. It’s a nice selection of products, and I’m really glad there was no Mascara as I have a huge backlog at the moment thanks to the supply of them from this box.
What do you think of this months box?