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New Birchbox Lip Sync Kit Box Review + Coupon – January 2016

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Birchbox has released a new sampler kit that is all about lips! This is the new Lip Sync Kit.

The Lip Sync Kit contains a mix of lip products in varying formulas and colors!


The Subscription Box: Birchbox Lip Sync Kit

The Cost: $30 ($67 Value)

COUPON: Try any of these coupons for 20% off an order of $35 or more:

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And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!

The Products: 6 sample and full-sized lip products

Ships to: US, FranceSpain and the UK and Canada

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This is the information card for the kit. I love the detail they went into and how they have “most likely to…” award-type descriptions under each one.


IPKN Twinkle Lips in Glow Pink – 4.5g (Full Size!), value: $18

This is one of those pH lip balms that goes on clear but reacts to the pH of your skin to turn a pinky shade that works with your skin tone. I like it! I’ve tried something similar before but it went way too pink on me. This one works well, and I don’t need a mirror to apply it.

Laura Geller Lip Strip Lip Smoothing Sugar Scrub – .23 oz, value: $7.50

I am SO happy they included a lip scrub with this kit because it really is imperative to use one in order to get a flawless lip look. This is especially true when using drier formulas like lip liners and liquid lipsticks and matte products. I like this scrub alright, but it’s just not quite gritty enough for me. The packaging is convenient, which is great, but I ended up actually adding a fingertip of actual sugar to this on my lips to get the level of scrubbing I like!


Here’s what the IPKN balm looks like swatched and on my lips.

(Pardon the harness I’m wearing – I had my son in my Honest Company baby carrier while I took photos!)


ModelCo Illusion Lip Pencil – .7g, value: $9.33

This lip liner has a nice dry formula, and I think it would do a good job at “anchoring” lipsticks as a base to your lip look. It is a little warm-toned, though, so depending on the opacity of your lip product, that may or may not affect the resulting color.

POP Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix in Satin Rose – 3.5g (full size!), value: $16

This lipstick has a lot of good ingredients in it to nourish your lips. The color is one that would be gorgeous on anyone, and the matte formula isn’t super drying. It’s not the most opaque matte lip I’ve found, but it still has a great color pay off.


Pop Beauty lipstick (top) and ModelCo lip liner (bottom)


ModelCo lip liner (top) and the Pop Beauty lipstick (bottom)


Stila stay all day™ liquid lipstick in Beso – .05 fl oz, value: $12

You’re probably familiar with these liquid lipsticks if you subscribe to Birchbox. I’ve found these to be a somewhat polarizing product – either you love it or hate it. Personally, I love it! These (and Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks) are my go-to, kiss-proof, last-all-day lips! The formula is almost just like paint – it’s very opaque, and dries to stay put. You have to be careful when applying – you can’t do it in a rush and you definitely need a mirror.

I’ve been rocking liquid lipsticks lately because I can still kiss my baby with them on!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet – .08 fl oz, value: $9.14

I’m familiar with OCC’s lip tars but I’ve never tried them myself. These definitely stain to help pigment last all day after the moisture has worn off (a little goes a very long way). Note: this is the old packaging (thank goodness they updated it because this is so inconvenient). This packaging always sold with a little mini lip brush because you HAVE to have one to use these. The new packaging (which is what you’d get if you purchased this from Birchbox) is much more portable-friendly and has an applicator like glosses do.

I will say this formula is very liquid-y, and I did notice some bleeding around my lip line. When I wear this I will definitely use a reverse lip liner, which is a clear, waxy formula you use to outline the outside of your lips and create a “barrier” for pigment to stay just on your lips. You can also use one as a colorless base to help your lip products apply better and last longer. (My two favorite reverse-liners are this one by Urban Decay and this one.)


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar (top) and Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick (bottom)


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar (top) and Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick (bottom)

Verdict: I’m really happy with the Lip Sync Kit from Birchbox! I think they did a great job including a variety of formula types and a spectrum of colors. There’s something for everyone, and it’s a great addition to your lip collection. It’ll help you try something you probably haven’t before, and probably find at least one thing you love! As far as value goes, I think $30 is a great price for the $68 value (my calculations actually add up to $71.97).

What do you think of the Lip Sync Kit? Which of these products is your favorite, and which are you dying to try?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I had never heard of a reverse lip liner! I am adding it to my wish list now.

  2. I didn’t buy this because I have the lip scrub and the stila, will get the occ in February’s box, and I have a multitude of “ph” balms and nude lip liners. However, for anyone who doesn’t have these products, this is a great value!

  3. I have collected a few occ lip tars and just recently started playing with them and I gotta say I absolutely love them. I have one in like a black cherry color and yes, a little goes a long way. But I love the control I have over the intensity! I have everything else in this kit. I hope I get occ strumpet in my birchbox! I likely won’t though since I chose the lip balm as my choice item. And yes, strumpet is in the curated Feb box

  4. Got mine yesterday and I’ve been playing with it ever since. For such a broad spectrum of colors I am highly impressed that every color looks nice on my ultra pale skin tone! I was also in the market for a new universal liner and lip scrub, and had totally forgotten that I ordered this until it arrived, reminding me that I can take those items out of my Ulta cart! Also, I second Haley’s recommendation on the UD Ozone liner. Pretty much required for lip tars and regular lipstick!

  5. i was afraid it would have several pinks and corals, but your review has convinced me most of the colors will work for me and I should go get one right now, Thanks!

  6. WOW!! You have great application skills…the colors translate so well on you. Excited to get mine (arrives today!!)

  7. I didn’t know Birchbox was doing this! I want I want I want!!!

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