Lip Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2015
Note from Liz: On reviews of Lip Monthly last year, several readers had commented that they had double-billing issues with Lip Monthly. We stopped reviewing the boxes for a few months due to these issues. Since then I’ve had several readers reach out asking why we stopped reviewing the boxes. I’m a little torn on what to do with Lip Monthly reviews. On one hand, I want to see new boxes succeed, and I think Boxycharm is a great example of a box that had a bit of a rough start, and then dramatically improved. And I like to review every box that MSA readers are subscribing to so we can discuss! On the other hand, double billing is a serious issue.
Recently I’ve heard from one reader who was double billed on a 3-month subscription, and she was quickly refunded. So – I would say right now I still consider this box to be a subscribe-at-your-own-risk and check your credit card statement box. If you’re a current subscriber of Lip Monthly I’d love to hear what you think of the service lately, and if you’ve had any billing issues.
Let me know what you think about reviewing/non-reviewing policies in general. We also stopped reviewing Escape Monthly after the October box issues, but since then I’ve also had readers ask about that box.
Lip Monthly is a subscription box of everything lips! Every month, they send a new curation of lipsticks, glosses, balms or stains right to your door. The boxes come in variations, so the products I received may be different than others sent out.
This subscription was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Lip Monthly
The Cost: $10/month
COUPON: Use coupon code 1ST5 to get your first box for $5.
The Products: A selection of lip products, including lipstick, glosses, stains, and balms, plus a “monthly mix-up” item that is not a lip product.
Ships to: US, Canada, and International
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’re getting excited about Spring by incorporating corals and pinks.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Polish in Mighty Mango – value: $4.38
Hikari Lipstick in Crush – value: $13
I’ve had good experience with Sally Hansen polishes, and this color is a great coral-pink for spring!
Lip Monthly has sent out Hikari lipsticks before, and the formula is pretty moisturizing, but doesn’t tend to have a long staying power for me. This color is pretty, though – it’s basically a hot pink.
Jordana Easyshine Glossy Lip Color in Raspberry – value: $1.99
J. Cat the Big Lip Pencil in Caramel Mocha – value: $3.99
The Jordana Easyshine formula is definitely a sort of gloss stick – very moisturizing, and a little sheer. It smells really sweet, too!
This J. Cat pencil isn’t in a color that I would normally think for spring, but I actually think it could work; it’s a coral-brown. The pigmentation seems high and the formula feels smooth. I bet this particular shade would look better on someone with a different complexion than mine.
The Verdict: Overall, this is a pretty nice Lip Monthly bag. I like the variety of colors and formulas to try out. The value adds up to $23.36 altogether, so I’m happy with that value. One way I know they could still improve is their bags. They listened to feedback in the beginning of their subscription last year about changing the design on their bag each month (this design had been used for a couple months straight), and sent a couple different patterns. I think they’d do well to send a different pattern each month, like Ipsy, but it doesn’t seem like they’re doing that right now, considering they sent this design for the third or fourth time now.
What do you think about Lip Monthly?