Last month I heard about the beauty subscription box Lip Factory; and so I decided to subscribe. I was a little hesitant to subscribe, as it is an American subscription box. They do ship internationally however it costs a little extra, and takes a little longer! But let's see if it's worth the wait!
I loved the packaging it came in, a box within a box, so it's very safe!
The box itself was a little smaller than Bellabox.
This month's theme is Under The Veil. A cute theme. One thing I did notice about the card is that it doesn't give you a whole lot of information about the product like Australian beauty boxes do, although there is a lot of information about the products they've included on their website.
The goodies inside.
Flat Sponge Blending Brush
I'm not sure what brand this is from, as it doesn't specify on the card. I've rarely seen this type of brush, so I'm happy to give this a go! According to the website this is supposed to be used for foundation.
Pure Ceuticals Kukui Nut Mineral Scrub sample
I've never heard of this brand before, but I'm happy to give this a go! I'm a fan of scrubs, as you all know, so this is the perfect sample for me! A full sized product costs $40 US (and I don't want to know how much it would be in AU) so I'm pretty happy with this sample.
Studio 277 Eyelight Pigment in Kryptonite
Unfortunately my photo did not really show the colour very well, but it is a pretty bright, metallic olive green colour. I usually shy away from such colours as they aren't really "me" but it's certainly nice to have a colour like this in my collection, and I'm always happy to try new products!
NYX Round Gloss in Sparkle
I'm always happy to receive NYX as it's so tough to find here in Australia; although I'm not really liking the slight wear around the edges just under the lid. I'm not sure if it means that this lipgloss is really old, or if the packaging is just cheap (which is definitely likely with NYX!) Despite that, I'm happy to give this a go as I've never tried the NYX gloss before.
NYX Color Lip Balm in Arigato
I actually did not know this product existed, but I'll put that down to not hearing enough about NYX in Australia. This is actually a nice little lip balm, and has a really light coral/red colour which gives just the right amount of tint on the lips!
Bombshell Cosmetics Blush in Glowing Goddess
This is another brand I've never heard of, but always happy to give them a go. When I saw that it was in Glowing Goddess I expected a bronzier colour, but I'm really happy with the colour that I received. It's very wearable and pretty.
Studio 277 Lipgloss in Almost Nude
This is an absolute stunner of a colour! I'm in love. I've already tried the lipgloss itself and I really like how it feels on my lips. It's not too sticky and glides on nicely. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this lovely colour.
Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with this month's Lip Factory. I've seen a few other amazing boxes out there from previous months, and while this one didn't make me go "wow" I was happy to try out some brands I've never heard of before. I'm going to give them another month, and if I'm not wowed next time, I think I might give it up. Although it's a lovely box, I find the waiting time paired with the cost (around $30 with the exchange rate) might outweigh the excitement of getting makeup goodies all the way from the US.
All in all it's a good box. If you live in the US, it's a really good box. You can find out more about the Lip Factory subscription box here.
What did you think of this month's Lip Factory? Have you tried any of these products before? If so, what did you think?