Haul from the ookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box
Review Unboxing

Lookfantastic Beauty Box | Chinese New Year Limited Edition 2019 | Unboxing & Honest Review

This is a review and unboxing of the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box. This box is not included in the standard Lookfantastic Beauty Box subscription.

The Lookfantastic Beauty Box is a UK-based luxury monthly beauty and skincare subscription service for women. Each box includes 6 deluxe or full-sized beauty products, including bath, skincare, and make-up, as well as a copy of Elle magazine.

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About

The Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box contains 8 different luxury skincare and make-up products, with a total advertised value of over £200 (~$261.08). Lookfantastic assembled this box to allow you to try out some of its best-selling, high-dollar products.

This box is not included in the standard Lookfantastic Beauty Box subscription. Subscribers must order and pay separately for this box, and non-subscribers are also welcome to purchase it.

Packaging

I have never seen such a gorgeous beauty box! The cardboard is thick and smooth, giving it a really luxurious feel, and the gold foil adds a classy touch. A++!

The box is very polished on the inside, even prettier than a fancy shoe box. I will need to find a way to reuse this box. It’s too nice to throw away!

The Haul

But enough about the box…you want to see what’s inside!

The contents of the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box are not a surprise, but I was still psyched when I received it in the mail.

As promised, it contained 8 luxury beauty items — score!

It also contained an informational sheet in…Chinese. I understand that the box is themed, but I was a bit surprised to receive a pamphlet that I have no hope at reading. Using Chinese is a cute idea, but I really wish that the information had been translated. As it stands, this sheet is nothing more than a decoration.

Furthermore, I was looking forward to something with the polish level of a typical Lookfantastic Beauty Box pamphlet. Also, given the price point of the products, I was looking forward to receiving some usage tips from Lookfantastic’s beauty editors. I’ve especially come to love stashing my beauty box pamphlets in my medicine cabinet, so that I can consult them quickly during my skincare routine.

But enough griping. Without further ado, here are the items that I received in my Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box:

  • Erno Laszlo, Phelityl Night Cream (15 ml)
  • Grow Gorgeous, Back into the Roots 10-minute Stimulating Scalp Mask (240 ml)
  • Illamasqua, Blusher in Katie (4 g)
  • Kérastase, Reflection Bain Chromatique Shampoo (80 ml)
  • MÁDARA, SOS Instant Moisture + Radiance Hydra Mask (60 ml)
  • Omorovicza, Oxygen Booster (15 ml)
  • Omorovicza, Balancing Moisturiser (30 ml)
  • OSKIA, Renaissance Cleansing Gel (35 ml)

Erno Laszlo, Phelityl Night Cream (15 ml)

The first item in the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box is a 15 ml jar of Erno Laszlo’s Phelityl Night Cream.

About

This cream is a lightweight mattifying moisturizer that creates a youthful glow.

Lookfantastic describes the cream as follows:

Sealing in moisture levels, this night cream boasts a light and non-greasy formula that leaves skin plumped and repaired. Enriched with emollients that bind moisture to the skin, this cream has a pH level that maintains fatty acid levels in the skin.

My Thoughts

I have been blessed with combination skin, and I live in a very humid climate. So I am always looking for creams that both replenish and vanish onto the surface of the skin. I am really excited to try this fan-favorite cream.

Value

The MSRP of this mini jar of night cream is $46. So if you missed the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box, or you loved this cream so much that you want to stock up, you can purchase it from Lookfantastic.

Grow Gorgeous, Back into the Roots 10-minute Stimulating Scalp Mask (240 ml)

The next item in the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box is a 240 ml bottle of the Back into the Roots 10-minute Stimulating Scalp Mask from Grow Gorgeous. This is a full-sized product, ladies! It even comes with an applicator nozzle, for a mess-free experience and to prevent waste.

About

Who says the face has to have all the fun? This is a mask that does what the name suggests: stimulates and detoxes your scalp.

Lookfantastic describes the mask as follows:

Give your hair a boost with the Grow Gorgeous Back Into the Roots 10 Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque. Particularly ideal for fine, flat hair that looks limp and lifeless, the ultra-stimulating, cooling masque contains an expert blend of burdock root, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and caffeine to improve circulation and provide lift at the roots. Your scalp will be invigorated and your hair will be left looking big and bouncy.

My Thoughts

This hair treatment is exactly what I need. My hair tends to go flat very easily, and many products weigh it down. I cannot wait to add this to my nightly spa routine.

Value

The MSRP of this scalp mask is $28. So if you missed the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box, or you loved this scalp mask so much that you want to replenish your supply, you can purchase it directly from Grow Gorgeous (UK or US), from Lookfantastic, or from Amazon.

Illamasqua, Blusher in Katie (4 g)

The next item in the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box is a Blusher from Illamasqua in Katie. Another full-sized product!

About

This is a German-made high-pigment blush that is meant to illuminate and radiate. It can be used wet for a bolder look, and you can even wear it as an eye shadow.

The blush comes in 9 shades, and the Katie shade is a subtle pink.

My Thoughts

I had just run out of my standard blush, so the timing couldn’t be better on this. The lush, rich color is perfect for me. Who needs weak sauce color?

Value

The MSRP of this blusher is $49.99. So if you missed the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box, or you loved this blusher so much that you want to buy some more, you can purchase it directly from Illamasqua, from Lookfantastic, or from Amazon.

Kérastase, Reflection Bain Chromatique Shampoo (80 ml)

The next item in the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box is an 80 ml travel-sized bottle of Reflection Bain Chromatique Shampoo from Kérastase.

About

This gentle shampoo nourishes and protects dry, color-treated or highlighted hair. This UV-protecting shampoo uses lychee and yuzu extracts as chelators to create an anti-deposit effect on the hair’s surface.

My Thoughts

I do not color my hair, but I am always on the lookout for gentle shampoos that will nourish my dry, split end-prone hair.

And you can never go wrong with travel-sized shampoo. After all, using the hotel shampoo is out of the question. Am I right?

Allergies

This shampoo contains soybean oil and rice bran oil, so allergic ladies, beware. If you have other allergies, be sure to check the full ingredient list before using.

Value

The MSRP of this travel-sized shampoo is $17. So if you missed the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box, or you loved this shampoo so much that you want to buy a full-sized bottle, you can purchase it from Lookfantastic or from Amazon.

MÁDARA, SOS Instant Moisture + Radiance Hydra Mask (60 ml)

The next item in the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box is a 60 ml bottle of the SOS Instant Moisture + Radiance Hydra Mask from MÁDARA.

About

The SOS Mask is intended to provide instant moisture and radiance, and it can be wiped off or left on the skin for extra moisture. It is suitable for all skin types, and you can use it up to twice a week.

This vegan, organic-certified, and 100% natural mask is free of parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic colors. Hooray!

Time required: 15+ minutes

My Thoughts

This mask is perfect for a winter beauty box. After all, even the most humid climates dry up in the months of January and February, leaving our skin parched, wind-bitten, and just plain tired. And the older I get, the more love my skin needs.

And this MÁDARA mask is a sensation, with tons of amazing reviews all over the internet. I can’t wait to try it out for myself.

Ingredients

This mask contains jojoba seed oil, rose water, shea butter, sea buckthorn extract, flax seed extract, peony root extract, nettle leaf extract, and Vitamin C.

If you have allergies, be sure to check the full ingredient list before using.

Value

The MSRP of this mask is $40. So if you missed the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box, or you loved this mask so much that you want more, you can purchase it from Lookfantastic or from Amazon. Even better, you can get it as part of the Fab Skin Jet Set, also on Lookfantastic or Amazon.

Omorovicza, Oxygen Booster (15 ml)

The next two items in the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box are from Omorovicza, the Hungarian luxe skincare sensation that is massive in Europe. The first Omorovicza product is a 15 ml bottle of Oxygen Booster.

About

This treatment uses the miracle ingredient, Hungarian Thermal Water, to restore youthfulness and plump to your tired and overworked skin.

Omorovicza describes the Oxygen Booster as follows:

Revive tired skin with Oxygen Booster. An ingenious delivery system delivers oxygen molecules to the epidermis for a dramatic effect. Instantly, the complexion looks plumped and wrinkles appear minimized. The complexion recovers a youthful radiance.

Only one or two drops are needed for this stuff to work its magic. And it’s vegan, gluten-free, and phthalate-free. Even better!

My Thoughts

I am only in my 30s, but the years of neglecting my skin when I had no money for beauty products has already taken its toll. I am so excited to try this serum, which is full-sized and should last a long time.

Ingredients

This serum contains Tropaeolum Majus flower extract, Swertia Chirata extract, and peppermint oil.  If you have any allergies, be sure to check the full ingredient list before using.

Value

The MSRP of this oxygen booster is $90. So if you missed the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box, or you loved this serum so much that you want to buy some more, you can purchase it from Lookfantastic or from Amazon.

Omorovicza, Balancing Moisturiser (30 ml)

The second Omorovicza item in the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty is a 30 ml bottle of Balancing Moisturiser. Hooray for more of this Hungarian spa magic!

About

This gel-controlling moisturizer is for oily and combination skin. It promises to moisturize and cool while controlling shine. Like the Oxygen Booster, it uses Hungarian Thermal Water

My Thoughts

I am a combination skin sufferer, so I hat hydrating products that leave my skin feeling greasy and sticky. I am so excited to give this Omorovicza moisturizer a whirl because my current skin regimen isn’t cutting it.

Ingredients

This moisturizer contains apricot kernel oil, mango extract, plum seed extract, hog plum extract, apple extract, acerola extract, banana extract, and yeast extract to work its magic.  If you have any allergies, be sure to check the full ingredient list before using.

Value

The MSRP of this moisturizer is not available because it is not sold separately in this small bottle. But after some online searches, I estimate the value at about £36.99 (~$48.41). So if you missed the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box, or you loved this moisturizer so much that you want to buy some more, you can purchase a full-sized bottle from Lookfantastic or from Amazon.

OSKIA, Renaissance Cleansing Gel (35 ml)

The final item in the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box is a 35 ml bottle of Renaissance Cleansing Gel from OSKIA.

About

This is a non-foaming cleanser from cult Euro favorite OSKIA. It nourishes the skin with Vitamins C and E, fights free radicals, and increases collagen production.

My Thoughts

Say what, a cleanser that nourishes the skin? Most deep cleansing formulas strip the skin and leave it hungry for the creams and serums that we all love to use. I am so pumped to have a travel-sized luxury cleanser for my next jaunt abroad!

Ingredients

This cleanser works its magic with pumpkin ferment, borage seed oil, cedarwood oil, palmarosa oil, ho wood oil, geranium oil, clove bud oil, chamomile oil, and rose oil. If you have any allergies, be sure to check the full ingredient list before using.

Value

The MSRP of this cleanser is $17. So if you missed the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box, or you loved this cleanser so much that you want to buy some more, you can purchase a full-sized bottle (100 ml) from Lookfantastic. (There is also a super-sized bottle (200 ml), but looks to be a limited edition. You’ve been warned!)

Value & Verdict

The total cost of the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box was just £78 (~$101.81).

The total retail value of the items that I received was as follows:

  • Erno Laszlo, Phelityl Night Cream (15 ml): $46
  • Grow Gorgeous, Back into the Roots 10-minute Stimulating Scalp Mask (240 ml): $28
  • Illamasqua, Blusher in Katie (4 g): $49.99
  • Kérastase, Reflection Bain Chromatique Shampoo (80 ml): $17
  • MÁDARA, SOS Instant Moisture + Radiance Hydra Mask (60 ml): $40
  • Omorovicza, Oxygen Booster (15 ml): $90
  • Omorovicza, Balancing Moisturiser (30 ml): £36.99 (~$48.41)
  • OSKIA, Renaissance Cleansing Gel (35 ml): $17

In sum, here’s how theLookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box measures up:

  • Total retail value: $336.40
  • Total savings over retail: $234.59
  • Average price per item: $12.73

Overall, I am blown away by the value of my haul from the Lookfantastic Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Beauty Box. Every product is a luxe cult favorite, and it’s a steal to get them for less than $15 a piece!

In addition to the retail savings, I was very satisfied with the massive haul itself from this box. There were not too many products with overlapping uses, so I can use them all together and treat myself to nourishment and luxury from a bunch of super high-end Euro beauty and hair care brands. Run, don’t walk to get a box for yourself!

If you want some Chinese New Year magic for yourself, get your own box NOW before they run out!

And don’t forget to subscribe to the monthly Lookfantastic Beauty Box. If you use code MYSTERYBB when you sign up for a subscription, you will receive a Mystery Beauty Box from 2018 worth £81 (>$100). This monthly box delivers amazing value and a steady diet of luxe beauty and skincare products.

General Information

For general information about Lookfantastic Beauty Box, including subscription options, cost, shipping, tracking, packaging, charitable giving, and customer experience, see the Overview post.

Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of our monthly and special edition Lookfantastic Beauty Box reviews.

And if you are in the market for a fabulous subscription or gift box for women that offers global shipping, check out our round-up of the top 10 subscriptions for women who live abroad!

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