So we’ve all heard of the monthly subscription boxes around the beauty world, yes? There’s certainly a billion of them around nowadays and although I know a bit about them I’d never actually taken the plunge into subscribing to any of them until recently (come at me, The Parcel!) but I was very happy when I received an email from Lip Monthly asking if I wanted to try out one of their boxes and let you guys know what’s up…
Lip Monthly* is a monthly subscription service that focuses on bringing lip products to your door each month, you can read more about it here but basically it’s $10 for a month and $5 for international shipping, seeing as it’s an American company which is pretty damn reasonable, I’d say! Let’s talk about what’s actually in the package!
All of the products come in a lovely little Lip Monthly makeup bag, it’s a wonderful size and I can totally see it coming in handy in the future. Inside there were 6 products – a lip crayon, a lipstick, a lip balm, an eye liner, a nail polish and a moisturiser sample.
Cherimoya Lip Crayon in Fig* –
I’d never heard of the brand Cherimoya but I opened up this package and was immediately a bit concerned about the colour of this. It’s a cool toned purple-pink colour, I have nothing else like it in my collection and thought that this wouldn’t be my colour but I tried it on and was pleasantly surprised (it even got the boyfriend seal of approval!). It feels nice on the lips, smells quite nice and peachy and although I can’t imagine I’ll get a huge amount of use out of this bright, in-your-face colour it’s a nice little addition to my collection and something I never would’ve picked up for myself and who knows? It might push me out of my comfort zone a bit more.
City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Phoebe* –
I think I’d heard of this brand before but knew nothing of the products but I could tell that this product would be much more of a wearable colour for me. I tried this one on too and was very impressed with it but application was VERY annoying and required quite a bit of clean up. The bullet isn’t exactly suited for application straight to the lips. But the colour wore well (it would probably work even better with a balm underneath it) and I loved the colour, I can see myself getting quite a bit of wear out of this even though, again, it wouldn’t be something I’d pick out myself.
Ecolips Lip Balm in Kiwi Strawberry* –
Kiwi Strawberry scent? Nope. Pancakes with maple syrup scent? Strangely, yes… A post will hopefully be coming in the next few weeks about my lip balm collection and you’ll see then that I am definitely not in dire need of any more but this is as pleasant as any and will surely get used, except the scent is rather off-putting.
Cherimoya Retractable Lip & Eye Liner in 24 Latte* –
This is definitely an eye liner, not a lip liner… unless you want light gold lips? This is a cute little eye liner but it’s rather a light colour when normally I just use a bit of bronze eye liner for definition so I’m not sure how much this will get used but it’s a nice little eye liner and a nice little addition to the pack.
Julie G Nail Color in Romeo* –
You can never have too much nail polish so this was another lovely little thing, the pink-coral colour is lovely and although I haven’t tried this out I’ve heard good things online about this brand and am excited to try it out.
pūr~lisse pūr~moist hydra-balance moisturiser* –
As far as I can tell this is the only sample size in the pack which is impressive really, I tried this out once and it seemed nice but instead of adding this to my growing stash of skincare samples I’ve handed this one over to my boyfriend who’s always in need of a new face moisturiser – he seems to like it too.
Overall, for $15 you get a hell of a lot more bang for your buck and you get to try things you probably wouldn’t normally which is pretty great! I would’ve liked to see a higher ratio of lip products in a bag that advertises themselves as a lip-focused subscription service and I worry that there would be a few too many ‘eh’ products over the months but apart from that I’m fairly impressed with the box! If I had a bit more disposable income then Lip Monthly might be where I’d use it up and can definitely recommend it to those who are on the look out for a subscription service!
Have any of you tried Lip Monthly, what have you thought? Any other subscription services I should be checking out?