Lip Monthly : November 2017

NEW SUBSCRIPTION ALERT!

Watching YouTube I stumbled across Alexandria Ryan who reviews sooo many subscription boxes and I love it! I was watching her one night and one of her video’s had a few months of Lip Monthly bags. I was intrigued and for the price thought being the lip junkie I am I would give it a go and see how I liked it! Lip Monthly is $12.95 a month but the nice thing is the first month is only $5 as a promotion. The description below is what I pulled from the website.

“Lip Monthly’s monthly bags are bigger and better than ever. Now you get all full-sized products in your make-up bag. Every month we’ll send you a unique bag straight to your door and help you discover the best Lip Glosses, Lip Sticks, Lip Balms, Lip Stains and much more. In addition, we’ve partnered with niche brands to big brands all around the world to deliver you 4-5 deluxe products every month.”

So lets dive into my first months bag!

img_7098This bag is super cute but the material doesn’t seem like it will totally hold up but it’s a nice size for taking out on the town.

Lord & Berry Lip Crayon; Shade- Rose                                                           Retail Price-$24

I haven’t tried anything from Lord & Berry before so I was pretty excited to get another new brand in a new subscription! This is a very creamy formula and I really like the color! It’s a nice subtle pinky nude color that I find to be flattering on my skin tone. I’m having a hard time trying to figure out if it’s supposed to be an all over lip color or more of like a lip liner and when looking at the website it’s very hard to find information not only on the Lip Monthly website but also the Lord & Berry website. The other thing that I find troubling is when I went to search for this particular product both on Google and on the Lord & Berry website and the price range is highly substantial. The prices range any where from $5- $20 for this particular item. I couldn’t find any where that stated it was $24 so I am disappointed that amount stated on the card in the bad is for $24. I’m interested to see if this is a common theme with this subscription.

Starlooks; Perfect Size Lipstick; Shade- Vin Petillant                                Retail Price $19

So when I pulled this out of the bag I really thought it was just a sample size but when I looked at the website for Starlook this is called the “Perfect Size” and is “70% the volume of a full size product”. And believe it or not this is a limited edition color that is showing as $19 normally however when I looked at the Starlook website it was onsale for $5.50 and that was a similar price for other products so I again am not sure about the actual price of this product but this one at least seems correct. As for the product itself the finish is very sheer. The swatch shown above was after quite a few swipes. The color is pretty but a very orangey red with gold glitter in it. I don’t know how much I will be wearing this but I think it might be fun for the holiday’s.

Appeal Cosmetics; Ultra Shine Liquid Lipstick; Shade-Vixen               Retail Price $21

Finally one where the price is accurate! The other cool thing we got with this lippie is a 40% coupon for the site which I think is really awesome! The color for this liquid lip is a very redish coral. It’s beautiful. I feel like I will wear it more in the spring and summer than I will in the fall and this is mainly just because I like more of the deeper berry and wine shades and true reds around the holiday’s. This is considered a high “Shine” Liquid Lipstick which is odd to me because most liquid lipsticks aren’t like that and in the photo it does look like there is shine there however I had just put applied this swatch and it was still wet when I took the photo. I haven’t had a chance to see how this wears on the lips but I will say that it was very staining as a swatch on my hand!

Be A Bombshell; Single Eyeshadow; Shade- Mardis Gras                         Retail Price $7

The cool thing about Lip Monthly is that they offer an additional makeup product that isn’t a lip product with the bag each month which I think is pretty cool! This is a BRIGHT purple! I mean WOW! The swatch and the photo don’t do this justice! The only thing I am concerned about is that I don’t know when I will use this. It’s so bright I just don’t see this being a shadow I will constantly reach for. Also with these I haven’t had a chance to test out how well it blends but I will say it’s very very pigmented. Maybe one of these day’s when I want to try something more extra I will bring out this color.

 

So that wraps up my first Lip Monthly Bag. I’m not super impressed but I think I will stay on this one for 6 months before I decided to cancel or not. Sometimes there are month with bags that aren’t necessarily your favorite which I have had happen with other boxes so I want to give this one a fair chance. So until December!

 

Thank you for stopping by and keep an eye out for what might be up around the curve.

3 thoughts on “Lip Monthly : November 2017

    1. I think it’s a newer subscription service but I’m not sure. There isn’t a survey but there is an option each month to “customize” one to two products in the bag. It doesn’t tell you what they are but gives you the option to pick from different colors. I will say I was watching a few recent reviews of this subscription and it doesn’t get the best of reviews. I think I’m going to give this one 6 months and if I’m not totally impressed I may cancel.

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