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.
Note: 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 U.S. 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 U.S. and worldwide. The full list of countries can be found here.
Lip Monthly October 2020 Review
Just a quick note: It seems that some readers have had issues with the September box. I did not receive anything in September, and hopefully, they have worked out whatever was happening then, but as always, I encourage you to read the comments on past reviews to get a more well-rounded perspective on this sub. <3
Inside our box was a card highlighting the brands we received this month.
Lip Monthly sends its products in a little makeup bag that holds all of your lippies. This bag is a bit bigger than the usual ones and I love the fun pattern.
Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip Balm in Strawberry - Retail Value $10.00
I've tried things from this brand before and I actually really enjoy their products. This lip balm is a delicious strawberry scent and it felt hydrating for my lips which are starting to dry out now that we have the heat running at home! I love that this is 100% natural, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and made with essential oils and natural flavors making it free from parabens and phthalates. It's also a U.S.-made product!
Bellapierre Kiss Proof Lip Creme in Hothead - Retail Value $20.00
What a color! There is so much pigment in this gloss and I love the color a lot, especially since the name kind of suits my personality on occasion. Since it was so pigmented, I did feel like I had to paint it on slowly and carefully because one wrong move would have been hard to fix. It dried down to more of a matte finish and while I thought the color was fun and it was pretty long-lasting (although I didn't like the way it wore down since it lingered on the edges), it had a weird sticky finish to it that I really disliked. I was surprised at this and while it didn't bother me too much after wearing it for a while, it was very noticeable at first.
Here it is on. My 4-year-old came in and said "Mommy, why do your lips look different?" so I think it's a pretty stand-out color!
Doucce Lip Definer Pencil in Estella - Retail Value $20.00
I was a bit indifferent to this lipliner at first, Doucce is a brand I can take or leave and this looked like straight-up brown when I swatched it, but the color on my lips really surprised me. It was a very natural color that added just the right amount of pigment to my lips for a natural look. I lined the outside of them and applied some lip balm and it was just right. I can see keeping this one in my purse because it's a great any time color and will go well with my chapstick that I tend to reach for more often this time of year! It will be a bit more forgiving on cracked lips than other lip colors I own.
Here it is as a liner with some lip balm over it.
#Give Them Lala Cream Liquid Lipstick in Seduction - Retail Value $16.00
How gorgeous is this packaging? I just love this smoky tube and the beautiful color inside is a fun shade for fall. This one was silky and smooth when I applied it and it was a bright matte shade at first that then seemed to blend into my lips for a more subtle look. It looks like this is a brand new product (or brand) as it's only available for pre-order right now. It does actually feel pretty hydrating for a lipstick and I think this is a fun shade to have in my lip arsenal!
It's not a very natural-looking color, which is what I usually opt for, but I really like it!
Here it is after it absorbed a bit on my lips. It's a bit more subtle!
Swatched from top to bottom we have the Doucce liner, the #Give them Lala lipstick and the Bellapierre Lip Creme.
Verdict: I really enjoyed the range of colors in this month's Lip Monthly bag and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the Doucce liner. The only one that is a miss for me is the Bellapierre, while the color was so fun and bold, I don't think I can handle that stickiness and how difficult it was to remove. This bag usually gets 3/4 right for me, so this is pretty on par and it's still worth it value-wise since it averages to about $3.24 per lippie at $12.95/month for this subscription. The total retail value this month was $66 which is pretty good!
To Wrap Up:
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 25% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $12.95 for this subscription, here is what you are paying approximately for each item:
- Jersey Shore Cosmetics: $1.96
- Bellapierre: $3.92
- Doucce: $3.92
- #Give Them Lala: $3.15
Alternately, 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?