Lip Monthly Makeup Subscription Box Review – September 2014
UPDATE FROM LIZ: Some subscribers have reported being double charged for this subscription, so I recommend holding off on purchasing a subscription for now. I’ll update again if things change.
Lip Monthly is a new subscription box of everything lips! Every month, they send a new curation of lip sticks, glosses, balms or stains right to your door. The boxes come in many variations, so the products I received may vary than others sent out.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Every Lip Monthly box comes with an informational card detailing the items included and a note from the company to their subscribers. Also, on the bottom left of the card they say that if you do a video review and send them the link, you’ll get an extra free product in your next box! (I was also happy to see that they improved their greeting from “Dear Lip Monthly Subscriber” to “Dear Lip Lovers” – way more personal/cute!)
The Subscription Box: Lip Monthly
The Cost: $10/month
COUPON: use promo code FALL5 to get your first box for $5
The Products: A selection of lip products, including lipstick, glosses, stains, and balms.
Ships to: US, Canada, and International
Keep Track of your Subscriptions: Add Lip Monthly to your Wish list or Subscription List!
Makeup by Cherimoya Retractable Lip & Eye Liner in Latte 24 – full size, value: $3.99
Eco Lips Hemp Chapstick in Vanilla – full size, value: $3.49
JulieG Nail Color – .35 fl oz, value: 3.99
I really like the smell of this chapstick – and it’s organic, too! Initially, I was thought there was a brand name discrepancy with this polish (the info card says Jessie’s Girl but the bottle says JulieG), but when I searched online I found this polish listed on Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics’ website, along with their name brand polish (also, I couldn’t find a shade listed on the bottle).
Even though the info card says that every item is available at Lip Monthly’s online shop, I couldn’t find any of these three there.
Cherimoya Lip Crayon in Fig – .07 oz (full size), retail value: $8
Purlisse Hydra-Balance Moisturizer – .5 oz, value: $16
I definitely don’t need any more Purlisse moisturizers or sunscreen, but my favorite item in the whole bag is this lip crayon. I have never heard of the brand Makeup by Cherimoya before, and the packaging of this lip crayon (although beautiful) feels really light and cheap, so I was a little skeptical. However, the second I tried it on I fell in love! It’s moisturizing, has very buildable pigmentation that goes on evenly, and a soft, matte finish. Also, this specific shade, fig, was the perfect, purple-y-orchid shade I’ve been looking for but haven’t been able to find anywhere!
Here’s a close-up of the lip crayon and how it wears.
Verdict: I have mixed feelings about this month’s Lip Monthly bag. Initially, I was really disappointed that they used the same cosmetic bag as last month. Last month, I was thrilled to see they had started sending their items in a really nice cosmetic bag and I felt they were going in a similar direction to Ipsy (who packages their monthly subscription in a different cosmetic bag every month). I really hope Lip Monthly changes the bags they send out each month; I would be put-off by getting the same bag for months on end. I’m also confused by not being able to find all items in Lip Monthly’s online shop (especially because they all specifically have “buy online at our shop” next to them on the info card).
Obviously, I am thrilled to find a new favorite lip product with this lip crayon, and I actually plan on purchasing more colors! This month’s value also adds up to $35.47, which I’m happy with. I also think that Lip Monthly has already improved so much since their debut in July, and I know they are working to improve their service every month and listening to reviews and feedback, which I greatly appreciate. Ultimately, this is exactly what makes me look forward to seeing where they take this subscription.
What do you think about this month’s Lip Monthly package? Are you familiar with the Makeup by Cherimoya brand?