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 full-size lip items.
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About Lip Monthly
The Subscription Box: Lip Monthly
The Cost: $12.95 per month + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 25% off your first box!
Products: 4 full-size lip products with a retail value of $50+
Ships to: The US and worldwide. The full list of countries can be found here.
Lip Monthly July 2020 Review
This little card lists a few of the items in our July box and their retail values. Please note that while some items are listed, that does not mean that all subscribers will receive these items due to limited inventory.
Lip Monthly sends its products in a little makeup bag that holds all of your lippies. I love this fun design!
So Susan Haute Light Highlighting Pencil in Eggshell - Retail Value $19.95
Let's start with our non-lip item. This highlighter stick is a cute little thing that could be kept in your purse for on-the-go touch-ups. It's actually a matte very light peach, almost white color. It's too light for me to use on my cheeks, but it works well under my brows and at the corners of my eyes. You can see it pictured below in the photos with the next item! This pencil is hypoallergenic, free from parabens and phthalates, and contains Eyeseryl® Peptide & White Truffle extract which can help reduce eye bags and increase elasticity in your skin. I may have to try this under my eyes next time!
Appeal Cosmetics Ultra Creme Liquid Lipstick in Dolce - Retail Value $21.00
This lipstick goes on smoothly, dries quickly, and has some pretty great staying power. It didn't really budge even with drinking and eating.
Since we've just returned from the beach, I have a bit of color at the moment and while nudes don't usually work for me, I felt like this one wasn't too bad! It's actually pretty dark and had my complexion been a bit paler, it might have been too much for me, but for now it seems to work!
Dirty Little Secret Lipstick in Naked - Retail Value $10.00
This lipstick is another nude which is smooth, creamy, and lightweight. It has a good amount of pigment to it without being too heavy. It says it smells like candy and I do get a faint sweet scent from it. It feels moisturizing on my lips, but the finish is very matte.
This one almost looked like nothing on me. There was just a hint of color and I honestly can't tell if it makes my lips look darker or lighter? Not bad, but I'll have to see how it works when my tan fades.
Sorme Perfect Performance Lip Color in Wish - Retail Value $12.00
The tip of this one got a tiny bit smushed, but it still worked just fine! This lipstick has just a bit of shimmer to it and contains vitamin E. This one was smooth and sheer but the brown sparkles made my lips look a bit darker in color.
I'm not sure how I feel about the metallic sparkle that this gives my lips, but since the coverage is so sheer, I think it's pretty wearable!
Here it is over the Appeal lipstick. It adds just a bit of shine to the matte color.
Swatched from top to bottom we have the So Susan (twice), Dirty Little Secret, Sorme, and Appeal. You can see how similar the shades are with just a bit of variation in their texture.
Verdict: This month's Lip Monthly colors weren't too exciting to me. They all felt so similar in color and even though the final product was different for each one, they were all very subtle on my lips. Usually, I have a lot less color in my face, so maybe once that fades these will be a bit bolder on me. There was nothing truly awful here, but I always like a little bit of color and some variety! The total retail value of these products comes to $62.95 which is pretty good for a $12.95/month subscription with a promised value of $50+!
To Wrap Up:
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 25% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This subscription costs $12.95 so here is what you are paying approximately for each item:
- So Susan: $4.10
- Appeal Cosmetics: $4.32
- Dirty Little Secret: $2.06
- Sorme: $2.47
Alternatively, each of the four 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?