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Lipstick Junkie Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2018

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Box

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).

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Box Open

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 March 2018 Review

This month is all about welcoming spring with bright and fresh colors.

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Info Front Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Info Back

The included info card gives some information about each of the items including the retail values and description of the theme.

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Starlooks

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Starlooks Open Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Starlooks Worn

Starlooks “Artisan” Liquid Eye Liner – .1 oz Retail Value $12

This eye liner wasn’t listed on the info card but I think it is a fun inclusion in the box. This is part of Starlooks PerfectSize Cosmetics line which offers makeup at 70% of full size for convenience. I like the rich metallic blue shade and that the formula glides on easily without skipping and lasts throughout the day. The tiny brush takes a bit of practice to get a perfect line and you can see I didn’t quite get there in this look. I’m working on it though.

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Manna Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Manna Open

Manna Kadar Prime Time – Retail Value $24

I’m not really excited about seeing this in the box. I’ve received this before in other boxes and I’m just not impressed with the formula. It feels thick and chalky on my eyelids and I can’t imagine using it on my face. I will say, it helps keep my eyeshadow from creasing but I think there are more comfortable primers out there. If you like a full-coverage look and need a heavy duty primer, this might be worth a try for you.

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Appeal

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Appeal Open Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Appeal Detail

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Appeal Worn

Appeal Cosmetics Luxurious Lipstick in Spank Me – Retail Value $29.01

Whoa, pink! This is so bright and springy. I like it more than I thought I would once I put it on. The formula is very balm-like except that it is opaque and lasts for quite a while. It fades evenly and leaves a pint tint on my lips without ever feeling dry or cakey. I really want to try some other (maybe more neutral) shades from this line.

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - AlexAnne

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - AlexAnne Open Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - AlexAnne Worn

AlexAnne Beauty Fierce Liquid Lips in Roughneck – Retail Value $10

This liquid lip is super shiny and highly pigmented. It doesn’t dry down like a typical liquid lip but stays glossy and keeps lips moisturized. The copper-rose color stays on for a long time and even after the shine is gone, it leaves a pretty tint on my lips.

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Swatches

Here are swatches of the eyeliner, primer, lipstick, and liquid lip.

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Quad

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Quad Open Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Quad Detail

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Quad Swatches

Lipstick Junkie March 2018 - Quad Worn

Coastal Scents Lip Quads in Passion Berry – Retail Value $6.95

How fun to have a lip palette included. This quad includes 4 berry toned shades that work alone or together for many different looks. The included brush isn’t the best but I find that the colors apply easily with my fingers. They glide on semi-sheer and feel kind of waxy, leaving a little bit of sheen. Above I’ve applied the first and third color to create a subtle ombre look. I like that these dry down after a while and leave a good bit of color that remains smooth looking.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $81.96. I’m pretty happy with all of the lip shades this month and can see myself wearing them throughout spring. The formulas did not disappoint either. I was happy to see the inclusion of the eyeliner but wasn’t so excited about the Manna Kadar primer. I think that if you like to play around with lip color and like to try new brands you may not find yourself then this box is a good value. It probably isn’t suited for someone who likes only neutral tones.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the May 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:

  • Starlooks Eye Liner: $3.51
  • Manna Kadar Primer: $7.03
  • Appeal Lipstick: $8.49
  • AlexAnne Liquid Lip: $2.93
  • Coastal Scents Lip Quad: $2.04

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Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Lipstick Junkie Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: lipstick junkie | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Do subscribers have any choices with their monthly offerings?

  2. Just FYI, Coastal Scents is at best questionably cruelty free. They aren’t forthright about their animal testing policy and they ship to China.

    • They aren’t shipping the box any longer which she reviewed. I don’t think Coastal Scents is nearly as bad as some brands made in China. ( Be a Bombshell comes to mind).

      • The key is whether or not they sell their cosmetics in China. China law requires all cosmetics sold in their country to be tested on animals. If a company has their cosmetics made in China but do not sell in China they may be cruelty-free, but not the other way around.

  3. Tiffany, did you try the primer on your lips since you didn’t like it on the eyes?

  4. Tiffany,
    I have been on the fence about this subscription until I saw your review this month. You look beautiful. 🙂
    Great review.

  5. If its cruelty-free I’m in!

  6. Tiffany, I just want to let you know that I really appreciate your makeup reviews. You always do a great job showing off the makeup in good lighting, and really give a clear image of what those colors look like. Thank you!

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