Lip Monthly Review & 50% Off Coupon – October 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.
Last month, Lip Monthly sent out the same bag as they did the month before, and there seemed to be a significant amount of feedback expressing concern about that. I’m glad to see that they paid attention to this and sent out a new design!
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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
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Every Lip Monthly box comes with an informational card detailing the items included and a note from the company to their subscribers. This month they also included a coupon code for Noyah!
DeVine Lip Shimmer in Pinot Noir – full size, value: $4.95
JCat Fanabulous Lipstick in FL107 Honeycrisp – .1 oz, value: $2.99
DeVine is a new brand to me, so I was excited to learn that their products are all natural, gluten-free, cruelty- and pesticide-free, and also paraben-free. I’ve been all about purples and plums for fall, so I was very excited to try this Lip Shimmer but there is very, very little (almost no) pigment to it, and also very little shimmer (which is odd, considering it’s actually called a lip shimmer). It also has a strong grape smell to it, which I can’t decide if like or not. This is too bad, considering I think they have a great idea with a wine-inspired product containing resveratrol, grapeseed oil, and antioxidants, which are all found in red wines.
Starlooks Lip Sugar Lip Scrub – value: $2
Noyah Lip Balm in Cherry – .15 oz, value: $3.99
L.A. Girl Eyeliner in Navy – .04 oz, value: $3
I’ve been hoping to see a lip scrub in a subscription box, so I’m definitely happy about getting this Starlooks one. When I opened it, I simply thought it was a drier formula, but seeing the photo on Starlooks’s website, I think it’s supposed to be a much wetter formula. This shouldn’t be a huge issue – I’m sure I can add a little olive or coconut oil and make it work just fine!
This Noya lip balm is my favorite item this month! Noyah is an all-natural brand, and this balm feels light and smells great.
Verdict: I seem to always have slightly mixed feelings about my Lip Monthly bags. Every month, I see some improvement they’ve made, and usually discover a new brand or item I really like. At the same time, however, I feel that there’s often at least a couple items I’m pretty unimpressed with. But, for $10 a month, the value always adds up well – this month’s is just under $17. Overall, I like this month’s bag and I definitely think Lip Monthly fills a needed space in the subscription box market for a lip-only sub!
What do you think about this month’s Lip Monthly bag?