Lip Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 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.
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 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: $10/month
COUPON: Get your first box for $5 with coupon code 1st5
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.
Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil – .04 oz (full size), value: $13
I’ve received this eyebrow pencil in other subscription boxes, and I think even in previous Lip Monthly bags. As a very fair blonde, this pencil definitely doesn’t work for me, so this will be swapped.
Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Gloss in Anguilla – 4.5 ml, value: $16?
The info card states (more than once) that this “travel-size” lip gloss is smaller, but holds the same amount of product as the full-size. However, on Cargo Cosmetics’s website, the full-size weight is listed as 2.5 ml (.08 oz), and the weight listed on the bottom of this lip gloss says 4.5 ml (.16 oz). Needless to say, I’m just confused about how all of that is supposed to work out since it seems this “mini” gloss is weighted like it’s twice the product? I don’t know. Part of me was worried about the possibility that it could be a not-so-legitimate product but I did find it exactly – weight and packaging – on Ipsy’s website, so I’m not really worried about that anymore, and I’m assuming that Ipsy sent this product out before, as well.
L.A. Girl Lipstick in Last Night – full size, value: $4
This L.A. Girl lipstick is a bright pink and feels very moisturizing. I think it’ll be perfect for Spring.
City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Lipstick in Cammi – .105 oz full size, value: $4.99
I like the City Color Cosmetics brand alright, but I was especially happy to see this color in my bag. It’s a very pretty plummy-fuchsia. I loved purples and plums all Fall, so I’m definitely excited about a purple that will work great for the summer!
The Verdict: This isn’t my favorite Lip Monthly bag. I love the City Color Cosmetics lipstick, but I’m confused about the Cargo lip gloss and I can’t use the eyebrow pencil (which is a duplicate item for me). I’m also glad Lip Monthly has different patterns of bags they use, but so far I feel like they’ve been rotating about 5 different bag patterns – I think they’d do well to send a different bag every month.
What do you think about Lip Monthly?