Lip Monthly is a subscription box that sends everything lips! Products included are glosses, sticks, balms, and stains. Each month you receive a makeup bag filled with 4-5 full-size lip items.
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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)
Coupon: Save 25% off your first box! No coupon required, just link here.
Products: 4-5 full-size lip products
Ships to: US, Canada, and International
Lip Monthly January 2019 “New Year! New You!” Review
This month’s theme is “New Year, New You” and they included a little note as well as a card to promote their Love Me bundle which is now available on their site.
Each month, Lip Monthly sends their products in a little makeup bag. The bag is small, just a bit bigger than my iPhone plus (which doesn’t fit inside) and has a soft material on the outside. This bag isn’t my favorite design (although Washington Redskins fans like my husband might appreciate this burgundy and gold!), but it is fitting for January!
Manna Kadar Miracle Balm – Retail Value $19
I really liked this balm and felt like it was very hydrating. It contains argan oil, vitamin A and vitamin E and while it said you could use this for cuticles, I think it was a bit too sticky for that. It didn’t feel sticky on my lips at all though, so I’ll keep this solely as a lip balm!
This balm gave my lips a nice glossy finish and it is supposed to blend to match your lip and skin tone and I think it definitely enhanced my natural coloring. Also, thanks to Haley for giving me the idea to hold the tubes up in photos after reading her reviews!
The packaging of this lipstick is fantastic! The bright colors on the box and then the shiny gold accents on the tube gave it such a nice presentation.
Other than the nice color, that’s about the only positive thing I could find in this lipstick after testing it out! This matte lipstick was horribly sticky and tacky on my lips. It felt so uncomfortable and when I tried to remove it, this stuff would not budge! It was made a little better by adding some Miracle Balm on top, but once that wore down it was back to being tacky.
This is what my lips looked like after rubbing it off and the bottom is where I tried to remove the swatch from my arm. This is after SCRUBBING my arm with my Makeup Eraser and waterproof micellar water! So I guess you could definitely say this lipstick is long lasting, but it’s just a little overkill for me. Even an hour later I was still trying to get this off my lips because they had started to get a nice thick uneven line around the edges. Needless to say, this was not for me! It seems to have pretty positive reviews from what I’ve seen, so maybe I just got a bad tube?
This Cougar lipstick is my new go-to lip color! This went on with a nice subtle shine and wore down nicely and evenly, although it did lose its shine after a while. This particular lipstick wasn’t listed on their site and when I searched, I only came up with this sold as part of a set at Groupon and Walmart.
It wasn’t incredibly long lasting, but I really thought the color was flattering…until I came into the room with it on and my two-year-old asked me, “what’s that on your face?” Rude! But that won’t stop me from wearing this.
Doucce Relentless Matte Lip Crayon in Winterberry – Retail Value $22
This lip crayon could easily replace the Cougar lipstick as my go-to shade because it was so similar in color, but just a touch darker and without the shine, since it is a matte crayon. I was so surprised to see how red it looks in the photos on the Doucce site. I guess this is why buying lipstick online is so difficult!
My lips are a bit dry here, probably due to my scrubbing attempts after the Hola Neon the night before, so it doesn’t look quite even here. I still thought it was a nice shade and pretty flattering. It actually wore down a little unevenly for me, but just touching it up with a bit of the lip balm really seemed to bring the color back to life.
Here is it with the lip balm over it. I guess the Miracle Balm might have to go to the top of my list this month since I could wear it with everything!
Swatches from top to bottom, Miracle Balm, Doucce, Hola Neon, Cougar.
Verdict: This month was a great selection from Lip Monthly and I was actually in need of some more berry type colors which both the Cougar and Doucce products delivered! The Miracle Balm is perfect for a winter product since it is hydrating and leaves my lips looking glossy despite how chapped they actually feel! That Hola Neon was a big no from me due to the stickiness, but I did like the color and I was impressed with the incredible staying power. I estimate the total value of the items to be $62.80 which is great for a $12.95 box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up now, you’ll get next month’s box as your first box.
Coupon – Save 25% off your first box! No coupon required, just link here.
Value Breakdown: At $12.95 for this box, and a total value of $62.80, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Manna Kadar Miracle Balm – $3.92
- Hola Neon Liquid Lipstick – $3.50
- Cougar Mineral Lipstick $0.99
- Doucce Relentless Matte Lip Crayon – $4.54
Alternatively, at $12.95 for 4 items, that’s an average of $3.24 per product!
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What do you think of the items in this month’s Lip Monthly? Have you found any new faves?
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