I’ve reviewed plenty of grooming boxes over the years but few have impressed me quite like the new Grooming Constellation box from Estée Lauder. I say Estée Lauder because it essentially brings together a selection of products from some of the cosmetic giant’s best known brands, including Lab Series, Clinique For Men, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble and Glamglow.
The set itself features a mix of 12 full and sample-sized products with an estimated value of over £114. And you get the lot for £39, which represents great value for money in anyone’s book. What’s more, everything comes in a constellation design box, making it ideal for gifting.
I’m not quite sure why there’s nothing included from Origins (another Lauder-owned company who have some excellent products aimed at men) and I would have loved to have seen a little something from Tom Ford in there, but all in all it provides an excellent introduction to what Lauder as a company has to offer men serious about their skin and haircare.
Only a few years ago these brands wouldn’t have deigned to be seen together in this kind of way (such was the internal competition between them within the company) so it’s nice to see Lauder finally realise the ‘star potential’ of such a great ensemble cast.
The Grooming Constellation box is available while stocks last from clinique.co.uk. labseries.co.uk, bumbleandbumble.co.uk and glamglow.co.uk