Beauty boxes are a fantastic way to discover new brands and products.
Delivered monthly from the likes of Glossybox, BirchBox and FabFitFun, to name a few, you pay a monthly subscription to get a collection of cosmetics and beauty products through the post. The boxes vary in price but start at around £15 a month, or you can buy six-month or annual subscriptions which effectively lower the monthly price (but means you have to pay a larger sum upfront).
Although this may seem like a lot, the savings you make on buying the items individually are substantial. Granted, they may not be items you would have bought anyway but we can say that we’ve more than got our money’s worth from beauty boxes and have discovered some amazing products which we have subsequently bought, and paid full price for.
One of our favourites is the Lookfantastic beauty box, which makes us super excited to hear the news that it’s launched a Valentine’s Day special.
The Lookfantastic Valentine’s Collection costs £55 and contains six luxury products from Illamasqua, Elemis, and Aveda. These products are worth £207 if bought separately.
If you’re already a Lookfantastic beauty box subscriber, you can get the box for £45. Or if this has inspired you to sign up, enter the code VDAYBB10 to get a tenner off this box when you buy a Lookfantastic beauty box subscription.
This Valentine’s Collection is an optional extra and is in addition to the February Lookfantastic beauty box available with a standard subscription.
The full list of products in the Lookfantastic Valentine’s Collection beauty box includes:
The Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm features in our best cleansing balm list, while the Too Faced mascara is in our best mascara guide. We’re also big fans of anything from Aveda, so we’ll be snapping this box up for ourselves…
This highlighter adds definition and shimmer to the high points of your face – the areas where the light hits. This includes cheekbones, Cupid’s bow and brow bones.
It has a buildable formula that lets you top-up your glow throughout the day or create a dramatic gleam. This has sold out on both Lookfantastic and Illamasqua at the time of writing so if you’re keen to give it a go, this beauty box may be your best bet.
This is a rose-scented version of the fragrance-free Elemis Pro-Collage Cleansing Balm and is worth almost the same as the box on its own.
It contains Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil and works to remove makeup and dirt while nourishing the skin. The rose helps brighten your complexion and even out the skin tone.
The Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm features in our best cleansing balm list so we’re already big fans.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget