It's no secret shopping for beauty is one of our greatest pastimes. (Ahem, the main reason for living.) So, when a beloved global beauty retailer pops up locally with a bevy of international brands on offer, it's high fives all round. Today is such a day, because European e-tailer Lookfantastic is now, excitingly, shoppable down under. If you're unfamiliar, it's essentially a go-to spot for online beauty shopping. But, they also offer an amazing subscription service wherein a box of awesome products lands on your doorstep every month. Seriously, what can't the internet do?
In celebration, the Byrdie Australia team has curated their own hypothetical shopping carts (by which I mean, *actual carts*) from Lookfantastic's many covetable brands. Keep scrolling for shopping inspo, just don't point the finger at us when you drain your savings.
Emily Algar, Beauty & Wellness Producer
"I love a steaming bath, so this is high on my want list. It's got essential oils to soothe stiff post-gym muscles and smells like fresh herbs. I once read the Queen is a fan of this brand, and if it's good enough for her..."
"Zelens is a brand that is now exclusively available to Australian consumers via Lookfantastic, and I am really looking forward to trying it. This mist is said to plump, refresh, and balance. Gimme."
Lisa Patulny, Senior Brand Manager
“Gel liner is a lifesaver during the Australian summer. It's smudge-proof, and I find it easier to apply than a typical liquid. This formula is creamy and glides on without any dragging.”
“Looking forward to using this mask post-beach day once the weather fines up. It’s packed with antioxidants to deal with sun damage, and leaves skin glowy.”
Amanda Bardas, Executive Editor
"I love the brightening effects of a good chemical exfoliant, and the internet raves about this one in particular. I'll be using it come summer to keep my complexion clear and even."
"I suffer from perpetually dry lips, so this shea butter balm should help. The natural rosy tint is a bonus."
Holley Gawne, Entertainment Producer
"We may be out of winter now but my skin is still dry and flaky. The more hydrating products I can get my hands on the better, and this primer is at the top of my list. The fact it's a gel rather than a cream means it won't be too heavy under makeup."
Kate McGregor, Fashion Editor
"I have been wanting to try a powder supplement ever since they became a thing. (I know, I’m so late to the game.) This one helps to improve mental clarity and reduce anxiety—exactly what I need as we head into a very busy period at work."
"Christmas season is around the corner and that means my calendar is already loaded with events—often multiple a day. A setting powder is a non-negotiable to ensure my makeup stays in place. Illamasqua's is translucent so I don’t have to worry about build-up as I touch up throughout the day."