If I’m asked to review a new beauty box it’s, really, quite easy to guess what the answer will be – I Like beauty boxes, a lot. As such, when Smartzprice asked me to take a look at their ‘Look Incredible’ box I was more than happy to oblige.
The products come in a plain, black, box with a little sheet inside – You can tell it’s a new box as everything’s still really simple whilst the company get themselves set up with everything. It is a good quality box, though, and a good style for re-using.
The box, itself, is £18.99 a month, which is a little above average but when you see the brands you might see why.
And, then… Well you open the box and, if you’re like me, you’ll have a serious Wow moment. Just take a moment to absorb the brands you can see in there.
The first item I picked up was a pair of eyelash curlers – Eye lash curlers aren’t the Most exciting of tools but a good set is definitely work having. Most of my curlers are from bargain brands so to get a set from Liz Earle is rather nice. There’s even a little compartment where a spare, for the rubber part, is kept.
Next we have a Nails Inc polish. I’m not sure as to how normal it is for companies to get hold of Glamour polishes but I assume these are over-flow stock and that gives a great opportunity to get a full sized polish that you may have missed out on otherwise.
I got ‘Marylebone Mews’ which is a grey toned, taupey shade. It’s very pretty and reminds me of some other shades that I have but I think it’s different enough to earn a place within my collection.
The first of the, two, lip products from the box is this ‘L’Oreal’ lipstick from their ‘by Blake’ collection. The shade is called ‘Blake’s Pure Red’ and, although I really don’t need another red, it’s rather a nice shade.
It’s a nicely toned, quite deep, true red which I think will suit a lot of skin tones as it doesn’t lean too much any one way in terms of warm or cool. It’s very, very pigmented so you won’t spend ages and ages building it up.
The skincare item in the box is, impressively, by Bare Minerals and comes in the form of their ‘Deep Cleansing Foam’. I have a lot of cleansers but this shall join the queue of things to try. I’m not using anything foaming, at the moment, as my skin is a little too temperamental but, once the baby is born, hopefully I’ll be able to be a bit more adventurous, again, and will be able to give this a go.
This is the item that Really had my eyes popping out of my head. I’ve never used anything by Tarte before, what with how hard it can be to get hold of in this country, and their ‘Lights, camera, flashes’ mascara is amongst the top of the list of items I’ve heard most about. I, most definitely, wasn’t expecting an item like this in a box.
This may not sit, easily, amongst my other mascaras but my goodness it’s so pretty and it just feels So special. I’m trying to be good because I already have too many mascaras on the go but I just want to try this So badly!
Lastly, and another very surprising brand, comes a ‘Lip Enhancing Gloss’ by Smashbox. They’re another brand I don’t own a lot of, because my high end collection is more limited, so getting something like this in a box is a bit wow. The shade is a bit different but, actually, I really like it.
I think this gloss ’35MM’ is very very seasonally apt. The neutral, almost bronze tone of it is really rather festive, not to mention all the shimmer.
I’ll be the first to admit that, swatched, this shade does look a bit much and like it might not work for a lot of people but, actually, once applied it’s a lot more wearable. I wouldn’t wear it too heavily, but a light layer is actually rather beautiful and I like it a lot.
So, yes, I think you can see why this box blew me away. There was So much in there, and the variety of brands is wow. Each month’s box promises 5, full sized, products which is very impressive. At the moment the boxes are random but, as time goes on, the company may look in to taking details of each customer (as other companies do) but I guess we’ll have to see how the box takes off first!
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