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Lip Monthly Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2019

Lip Monthly is a subscription box that sends everything lips! Products included are glosses, sticks, balms, stains, and sometimes oils. Each month you receive a makeup bag filled with 4-5 full-size lip items.

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.

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 Lip Monthly

The Subscription Box: Lip Monthly

The Cost: $12.95 per month + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code 25OFF to save 25% off your first box!

Products: 4-5 full-size lip products

Ships to: The US and worldwide. The full list of countries can be found here.

Lip Monthly October 2019 Review


This card is so cute and perfect for fall. It looks like this month we received a “monthly mix-up” which includes 3 lip products and 1 non-lip product. 


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 bag design is fun and fitting for a lipstick subscription!


Cougar 24-Hour Liquid Lipstick in Cocoa – Retail Value $10.28 (£7.99)

I was fully prepared to hate this color when I saw it in the tube. I mean cocoa brown is not for my skin tone, but this stuff totally surprised me! When it first goes on you get that chocolate color, but then it sort of morphs into something else on your lips. You can also build it for a really dark color, too. My mother in law saw me in it when she stopped by and I totally forgot I had a heavy swipe on my lips until she complimented it. It was very dark like a raisin color, but she said it was really flattering. It goes on very smoothly and dries down to matte finish that feels more like a stain with no chalkiness. There was no noticeable transfer and a barely-there feel. I don’t know that it lasts 24-hours, but I was still happy with the staying power.


Here it is just after applying.


This is what it looked like a few minutes later. It’s like it absorbed into my lips and blended with them! Applying another coat gives it an even deeper color.


Cargo Cosmetics Gel Lip Color in Sicily – Retail Value $20.00

This next lipstick is so moisturizing! I love that I can put it on my lips even when they are dry and it looks just fine without highlighting any cracks. This will be great for winter! The color itself is also really pretty and a color I have been looking for. It’s a berry red with just a hint of shine and I’ve found that I can get just a subtle pop of color if I use it sparingly or a really striking and vibrant color with a few swipes. This one was definitely my favorite product this month!


Here it is on. I’m loving it!


Bellapierre Shimmer Roll in Rose – Retail Value $19.28 (£14.99)

Our non-lip product this month is this shimmer roll from Bellapierre made from minerals. I linked to the Champagne color as I could not find the Rose listed on their site anywhere except in this multi-pack. While this is meant to be a highlighter, this shimmery pink-champagne color looked like the perfect eye shadow to me! It goes on smoothly thanks to the roller bottle and you can roll it on and leave it for a bolder look or blend it in for a more subtle glow.  This small bottle can be thrown into your bag for a quick highlight at any time!

Here it is used as an eyeshadow. You can see it on my eyes in the above photos with the Cargo lip color, too!

Swatched from top to bottom we have the Cargo, the Cougar, and the Bellapierre. This is a thick application of the Bellapierre.

Here is the Bellapierre smoothed out a bit for a more subtle shimmer.


Jersey Shore Cosmetics Star Mint Glossy Balm – Retail Value $10.00

This is our last product this month and I will never turn down a minty lip balm, so I was glad to see it. This glossy balm is organic and natural, made with peppermint essential oil and vitamin E. While I find it moisturizing and enjoy the subtle mint scent, I can’t see myself ever paying full retail value for what is essentially a tube of chapstick. This just means I enjoy receiving it in a box a bit more, though! Also, if it looks used, it’s because I totally forgot to take a photo before testing it out. Oops!

Verdict: This month was a fantastic Lip Monthly curation for me! I love both of the lip colors, the highlighter was beautiful, and I’m always happy to receive another lip balm since mine constantly seem to disappear when I need them! Usually, I’m about 50/50 on the products, but these four were all pretty solid. The retail value is also pretty great at $59.56, although some of those values feel a bit inflated for what they are. Overall though, this was a great collection for a $12.95/ month subscription!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up now, you’ll get the November box as your first box. 

COUPON: Use code 25OFF to save 25% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This subscription costs $12.95 and we received a total value of $59.56 so here is what you are paying approximately for each item:

  • Cougar: $2.24
  • Cargo: $4.35
  • Bellapierre: $4.19
  • Jersey Shore Cosmetics: $2.17

Alternatively, at $12.95 for this box, each of the four products has an average cost of $3.24.

Check out all of our Lip Monthly reviews and the best beauty subscription boxes of 2019, as recommended by our readers!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (8)

  1. I ordered at the beginning of October and got my box yesterday. I’m assuming you received your around the same time. They are over a month behind on shipping out a lot of their boxes. I emailed a couple of times to see what was going on with shipping and got nonspecific responses that weren’t really helpful and then one telling we they would expedite my order, which just meant they printed the shipping label then waited a week or so to actually ship. Not a bad box just not great customer service or shipping times.

    • Is the sub reliable though, meaning do you eventually receive what you pay for? I don’t mind not great customer service and delayed shipping, as long as the box arrives!

  2. Everything looks great on you! What a terrific month of products.

  3. I’ve been with Lip Monthly for 4 years now. They have started to send repeat bag designs and some repeat products. 🙁 I got the BellaPierre shimmer roll a couple months ago in gold and was happy with it, but I got the same color this month, too. I would have liked to have a different color. I also think of it as more appropriate for an eyeshadow than anything else.

    • Oh no! That’s stinks, but definitely good to know, so thanks for sharing! Is this bag design a repeat? It looked sort of familiar to me, but I don’t think I’ve received it since I’ve been subscribed!

      • The bag looks familiar to me, too, but I can’t swear that I have received it before. I also got a repeat of their own brand of lipstick.

        If you don’t know, they have a points system, and you get 50 points every time you are billed for your monthly bag. I was also given 500 points on my birthday last week. However, they don’t have much to shop for with the points. 🙁

  4. They have some really cute bags – if only they would leave their branding off of it.
    The colors look great on you!

    • Thanks, MzBev! 🙂

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