Lip Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015
Note from Liz: On reviews of Lip Monthly in the past, several readers had commented that they had double-billing issues with Lip Monthly. I’ve reached out to Lip Monthly to let them know about the issues and our concern, but please keep the issues in mind if you are considering subscribing.
Lip Monthly is a 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 variations, so the products I received may be different than others sent out.
This box 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: $12.95/month
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.
COUPON: Use code “LIPLOVER” to get your October bag for $5 + 10 Shop Points
Ships to: US, Canada (shipping is $5), and International (shipping is $8)
Every Lip Monthly box comes with an informational card detailing the items included.
Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Shamless – Full Size!, value: $16
Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel in Pink Star – .1 oz (Full Size!), value: $22
I’m familiar with Be a Bombshell but not Jing Ai. Both lip crayons have very similar texture, though. The Jing Ai lip crayon has a really pretty, opaque formula, whereas the Be a Bombshell crayon is a little more sheer.
Even though the colors look quite different in the tubes, when swatched they’re really pretty similar. The Be a Bombshell crayon (top) is a touch deeper and swatched more sheer. It took an extra layer for good color payoff – which can be nice to be able to control your opacity.
Noyah Lip Gloss in Summertime Peach – 1.7 ml (the full size is 5.6 ml), value: $4.85
I’m a little surprised to see a sample product included as one of the main items. Lip Monthly has pretty much always sent full-sized products. However, it is a pretty gloss and I’m sure I’ll use it. (I calculated my value from the weights of the sample vs full size product and value, so I went with that over the $6 value listed on the info card.)
Jelly Pong Pong Bare Necessities Highlighting Pencil – 1.5g/.05 oz (Full Size!), value: $17.95
Unfortunately, this highlighting pencil is a miss for me. I’m way too pale for this to highlight anything – it shows up peach on my skin. (Good to know for swaps – this comes completely sealed in plastic.)
The Noyah Gloss (top) is really a pretty color: peachy with some gold shimmer. It’s a shade that tends to look good on just about anyone.
As you can see, the highlighter crayon is too dark for me! Oh well.
The Verdict: This was an okay Lip Monthly bag. A lot of that is due to my own preferences, but I’m kind of bummed that the two lip crayons are so similar in color and that the highlighter isn’t usable for me. However the value comes out to $60.80, which is a good value overall.
What do you think about Lip Monthly?