Lip Monthly Subscription Review + Coupon – June 2018
Lip Monthly is a subscription box that sends everything lips! Products included are glosses, sticks, balms and stains. Each month you receive a makeup bag filled with 4-5 items (all but one will be lip products.)
Note from Liz: We’ve had multiple requests to start reviewing this box again. We’ve also had some MSA readers report issues with billing/customer care. If you are considering subscribing, make sure to read comments in past reviews
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About Lip Monthly
The Subscription Box: Lip Monthly
The Cost: $12.95 per month (free shipping) or $155.95 annually (free shipping)
Products: 4-5 deluxe lip products (one non-lip product)
Ships to: US, Canada, and International
Lip Monthly June 2018 Review
An info card is included with the theme “Summer Vibes” and a list of products included with their values.
Each month, Lip Monthly sends their products in a little makeup bag. This month’s bag is a colorful satin bag with hearts.
Lip Monthly Lipstick in 03 – Listed Value $16
This month, Lip Monthly included a lipstick exclusive to the Lip Monthly subscription. The shade is named 03 but reminds me of grape candy. The formula has pretty basic, thin texture for lipstick and needs to be built up for opaque coverage. There is a bit of a weird smell, probably because it’s not scented. I couldn’t find this listed anywhere online so it must really be exclusive. I don’t feel like this has the quality of a $16 lipstick though.
Hikari Lip Gloss in Salsa – Retail Value $13
This gloss is super shiny, has surprisingly rich pigment, and doesn’t feel tacky. But, it bleeds so badly. I think part of the problem was that I was just getting too much on the wand. It may work better to blot it a bit and treat it more like a stain.
A lot seemed to kind of glob out of the tube. Maybe I got a defective package.
Pure & Glam Cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil in Plum Perfection – Retail Value $15
This pencil has a nice smooth texture that just glides onto lips and is perfect for lining and filling. The shade is a wearable dark berry and is very matte. I had a couple of chapped spots toward the inside of my lower lip that the product did not want to stick to but a little gloss on top fixed that. It stays really well when worn alone and is easy to touch up if needed.
Here I layered the Hikari gloss over the lip pencil in hopes it would prevent feathering. It’s pretty, but it still bled like crazy.
Swatches from left to right: Hikari gloss, Lip Monthly lipstick, Pure & Glam lip liner.
Sorme Natural Green Tea Blotting Papers, 100 sheets – Retail Value $6
I haven’t used blotting papers in years…since, like, high school when I had those rice paper blotting sheets from the drug store. But, it never hurts to have them in my beauty arsenal. While I don’t have a problem with oiliness, I often experience shine from products being too emollient right after application. Rather than pile on setting powder, these are great to blot off the excess shine without adding any extra product. The packaging is slim and easy to slide into even a small clutch and the sheets don’t seem to have any scent at all.
Verdict: This month’s Lip Monthly delivered a 50/50 success rate for me. I’m glad to have a fresh pack of blotting sheets for my makeup bag and I like the lip pencil. The lipstick is just, eh, and the gloss is a mess (could just be my tube though). Lip Monthly is all about exploring new lip products and shades and such a variety of products are included that some will inevitably be hit or miss. I typically find at least one product that I like which often carries a value higher than the $12.95 cost. If you like trying a random assortment of new lip products, and you want full-size, this might be worth a try.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up now, you’ll get next month’s box as your first box.
Coupon – Save 25% off your first box! No coupon required, just link here.
Value Breakdown: At $12.95 for this sub, and a total value of $50, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lip Monthly Lipstick – $4.14
- Hikari Lip Gloss – $3.37
- Pure & Glam Lip Pencil – $3.89
- Sorme Blotting Sheets – $1.55
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What do you think of the items in this month’s Lip Monthly? Have you found any new faves?