Lip Monthly is a monthly makeup subscription that is all about your lips. Every month you will receive a unique bag of 4-5 items mostly for lips, although other cosmetics may appear from time to time. Last month it was announced that Lip Monthly would be introducing customization options, but there seems to be some confusion about how it works. Subscribers before September 20th are prompted to log into the “old” Lip Monthly website, while new subscribers have the new version of the website, featuring customisation options (from the 1st to 5th of the month) – at this time, it’s not clear if everyone will eventually be moved over to the new website. I didn’t get to customize my bag for December, so this is what was chosen for me.
FYI for International Subscribers:
Due to an increase in international shipping rates, we’ll be implementing a monthly charge of $3.99 to international packages. This charge will also allow you to fully track your bag up to its arrival to your home. Please note that we are currently only accepting new subscribers from the US, Canada, Australia, Spain and GB. If you’re from outside these countries and decide to unsubscribe, you won’t be able to join again. If you continue your subscription, we’ll be sending your bags permanently.
Chapstick Total Hydration Scrub ($5) I am always in need of a good lip scrub. This one is loaded with moisturizing oils and has a peppermint scent.
CityColor Argan Oil Lipgloss ($6) Girl Next Door is a peachy color that is smooth and shiny. It wasn’t sticky but didn’t have very long lasting power.
Breeze Hibiscus Flavoured Lip Color ($5) This tinted lip balm is a warm red color. I didn’t swatch it just because I haven’t decided whether to keep it – Burt’s Bees is my tinted lip balm of choice (in that I have a box of them!) so I will likely be passing this one on.
Cougar Lipstick ($12) Cougar is a UK brand. I can’t find their lipsticks sold as singles, but there is a gift set of 4 that includes this Sangria color. I really like this color and the formula, which is smooth and satin.
The lipstick actually stained my skin, so it’s definitely got some staying power.
This month’s bag had a disappointingly low value of only $28 (in comparison to past bags). One of the items is something I can pick up at the drugstore, though I appreciate the idea of actually doing a cohesive look with all the items.
What do you think of Lip Monthly?