Lip Monthly Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2019
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About Lip Monthly
The Subscription Box: Lip Monthly
The Cost: $12.95 per month (free shipping) or $155.40 annually (free shipping)
Products: 4-5 full-size lip products
Ships to: US, Canada, and International
Lip Monthly May 2019 Review
This month’s theme is “Girl Power” and the products are designed to help us shine bright as we head into summer!
Each month, Lip Monthly sends their products in a little soft fabric makeup bag which is just a bit bigger than an iPhone plus (although not quite big enough to fit one inside). This blue girl with her hair in a high ponytail has me thinking of Aladdin and the Genie for some reason! The design is the same on both sides.
City Color Hydrating Lip Balm in Grape – Retail Value $3.99
The first product I received reminded me of something I would buy a kid who wanted their own “lipstick”. In fact, I had to pass it along to my daughter because I really wasn’t into the fake grape flavor. It goes on clear with just a hint of gloss and is smooth and hydrating, but I would have preferred a different flavor.
Laritzy Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Loyal – Retail Value $20
The next product is this velvet liquid lipstick. Subscribers could have received one of four different shades and while this is probably the one I like best from the selections, I don’t think I would consider this a great summer color. At least not for my skin tone! The formula was pretty impressive as it went on smoothly and dried down like a stain and then stayed on throughout eating and drinking.
While the color was nice, I’m not really a fan of the metallic look so this one wasn’t quite for me.
IBY Beauty Feathermatte Liquid Lipstick in Flirt – Retail Value $12
I always dislike seeing a nude in my bag because I just cannot pull them off, but this one was actually a nice surprise and is described as more of a “pink brown” so it ended up being more flattering than I thought. This formula was lightweight and went on smoothly, but it did leave a bit of a tacky feeling and looked a bit chalky when it dried.
Now that I have a little bit of color to my face, I think this works for a natural summer look. I like it more than I thought!
Lord & Berry Ultimate Lip Liner in Toasty – Retail Value $19
I’m usually pretty pleased with Lord & Berry products, but this color looks so orange I was afraid of how it would look on me. Fortunately, it had a bit more red in it and looks better than expected!
Here I have it on as just a liner with the City Color lip balm over it. Not a bad look! I could easily use this pencil to fill in my entire lips and be happy with the color, but here I was happy with how it deepened the color of my lips just enough! Obviously, I could blend it a bit more, but wanted you to be able to see the color!
Here they are swatched. In order from top to bottom, they are City Color, Laritzy, IBY, and Lord & Berry.
Verdict: I am always wary when I see the colors that Lip Monthly sends me each month because at first glance they all look like colors I would completely pass up when shopping, but the fun of this subscription is that the colors always end up working out better than I expected. I like that it brings me out of my comfort zone a little bit. While two items were misses for me (the Laritzy & City Color), I still received two products that I ended up liking a lot, so I’d still consider it a win. Especially considering the items I will use have a retail value of $31 which is more than double the $12.95 cost of this subscription. The total retail value is $54.99 which is a great value, overall!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up now, you’ll get the June box as your first box.
Value Breakdown: At $12.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- City Color Hydrating Lip Balm: $0.94
- Laritzy Velvet Liquid Lipstick: $4.71
- IBY Beauty Feathermatte Liquid Lipstick: $2.83
- Lord & Berry Ultimate Lip Liner: $4.47
Alternatively, each of the four lip products has an average cost of $3.24.
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What do you think of the items in this month’s Lip Monthly? Have you found any new faves?