Lipstick Junkie Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2017
Lipstick Junkie is a monthly subscription box that sends you full-size lipstick and lip care products. Bold colors seem to be a big part of this subscription, so if you are a lipstick lover or want to step outside of your comfort zone, this might be perfect for you!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Lipstick Junkie
The Subscription Box: Lipstick Junkie
The Cost: $24 per box, or save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code LIP5 to get your first box for $5!
The Products: 4-5 full-size lip color and lip care products
Ships to: US for free. International shipping costs vary.
Lipstick Junkie December 2017 Review
This month is all about getting holiday party ready! Let’s see what lip products I got:
The included info card gives some information about each of the items including the retail values and description of the theme.
Peeks Cosmetics Lip Blaster in Sleigh Ride – Retail Value $15
This bright cherry red liquid lip color intimidated me at first (not typically a red lip wearer) but I like it! The finish is slightly shimmery and matte. I only need to apply a little to achieve full coverage and as it dries down it remains a bit tacky. But, once it dries, it does not budge. Like, I needed waterproof eye makeup remover and some elbow grease to remove it (the next morning, I know, sigh). But, if I’m going to wear a red lip I don’t want it to fade or bleed and this one sure doesn’t.
Sorme All Day Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Fatal – Retail Value $16
I’ve always loved a good lip stain and this color is one of my faves. I like the marker applicator because it makes lining my lips precise, but it does make getting a smooth finish difficult. The color has sheer to medium coverage and does last quite a while. I apply a little balm after it dries to keep my lips from drying out.
Bellapierre Minerals Lipstick in Couture – Retail Value $20
Wow, this lipstick is so dark! The dark purple shade has a blue shimmer that makes it look iridescent in the light. I’m surprised how smooth this lipstick applies and feels on my lips. There is definite transfer so I’ll have to be careful about touching my face. While the likelihood of me wearing this is low, I might pull it out for a party or night out downtown.
Matteify Lip Liner in Sweet – Retail Value $5
I really like the cool pink shade of this lip liner. It applies smoothly and has a matte finish without being dry. I ran into a problem when sharpening though. I had to sharpen down to the nub to finally get enough product to create a point. It seems like I got a defective pencil that just didn’t fill correctly.
Here are swatches of all of the products (top to bottom): Sorme lip stain, Peeks liquid lip color, Matteify lip liner, Bellapierre lipstick.
Verdict: This Lipstick Junkie box has a value of $56. I probably wouldn’t have picked the red liquid lip color for myself but ended up really liking it and the lip stain is certainly something I would have bought myself. The other two items weren’t as usable for me, either not my shade or not able to be sharpened. I think that if you like to play around with lip color and like to try new brands you may not find yourself than this box is a good value. It probably isn’t suited for someone who likes neutral tones. I hope to see some fun colors in next month’s box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box. From Lipstick Junkie:
We ship on the first week of each month, usually on the 1st! Order by the end of the month to receive your box.
Coupon – Use code LIP30 to save 30% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $24 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Peeks Cosmetics Lip Blaster in Sleigh Ride – $6.43
- Sorme All Day Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Fatal – $6.86
- Bellapierre Minerals Lipstick in Couture – $8.57
- Matteify Lip Liner in Sweet – $2.14
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