Well hello there fellow beauty subscriptionistas. I was recently introduced to a new subscription service called Lip Monthly – which sort of obviously – is a monthly box full of mainly full size lip products along with a few non-lip product samples.
My Lip Monthly box included:
- Hard Candy Lip Tattoo – $6, Walmart
- Stila Glaze Lip Liner in Fuscia – Discontinued, but I believe this was priced at $16 when it was still available
- Lipology Outrageously Moist Wet Color Gloss – $6, Amazon
- GlamNatural Poco Loco Lip Gloss – $20
- GlamNatural Cream Blush Sample
- Ultrafresh Panthera Mini Mascara Sample
The Good: I love the idea of this box simply because lip products are my favorite cosmetic. I easily spend more than $10 a month at the drug store on lip products alone, and that $10 typically just buys me one or two products. So I was excited to learn about Lip Monthly. I received 4 lip products and they were all full size. I’m unsure whether this is typical as their website states there are 2-3 full size products included per box. The packaging was pretty and neatly packed, the products were sealed and there was a nice variety of items included. I loved the bonus mascara sample, although the mascara itself is discontinued. The Lip Monthly website is easy to navigate and looks nicely made. The subscription price is definitely reasonable at a $10 per month price point, but your perceived value may change after considering the “bad”.
The Bad: Firstly, the GlamNatural Poco Loco gloss I received was strangely separated in the tube. The pigment separated from the rest of the gloss, creating visual weirdness. That very well could be due to the box sitting in my hot ass mailbox all weekend, but since I can’t be for sure, I will most likely be tossing this tube in the trash. The second disappointment was the Stila lip liner being discontinued. What if I loved it and wanted to repurchase? In fact, the entire lip glaze line is discontinued and no longer on the Stila website, which means it might be relatively old product. And I doubt Stila would directly supply Lip Monthly with discontinued product, so it was most likely purchased at clearance to re-sell in the box. It just makes me raise an eyebrow over how old the liner may be and where it came from (Stila, Ebay, etc.). Also, the label sticker on the side of the Lipology tube was visibly dirty. Not a huge deal since it’s definitely a brand new, sealed product – but dirty stuff really affects the presentation and again makes me question the age of the product.
In conclusion, would I throw $10 at this? Maybe. Do I think you get $10 worth of stuff? That depends. Some of us won’t mind the discontinued items or dirty labels, especially for the price point. The origination, condition and age of the products are unknown to me so I can’t really say one way or another. You will have to use your own discretion with this one, ladies. You can find this box at LipMonthly.com
Disclaimer: I received this box free to review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.