Wednesday, 22 May 2013

May Lip Factory


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.

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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?

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13 comments

  1. Finally an American box that ships internationally! I'm obsessed with overseas brands, so I'll check it out for sure.

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    1. I know right, it's great that they actually ship internationally! I can't wait to see what's in next month's box :)
      xx

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  2. I have been subscribed to LipFactory for three months now and I have never been disappointed with what I have received. I think it's excellent value even with the added international post. Receiving full-sized cosmetic products with just a little bit of skincare, what isn't there to love?

    Jac x0x

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    1. Ohhh that's great! I have a feeling that next box will excite me a bit more! It really is great value :)
      xx

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  3. It's nice that they ship internationally :) I only have a couple of nyx products but the formulations have been really good for the price!

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    1. I like that they include a lot of NYX! Everything I've tried for them has been pretty good :D
      xx

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  4. ooh I like how they have a lot of makeup!
    Especially NYX! :D
    I've heard of Be a Bombshell and they've been pretty positive reviews :)

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    1. It's actually pretty great, having lots of makeup instead of skincare haha!
      And good to hear you've heard good things about Bombshell! I trust you :P
      xx

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  5. Haha, I'm so not surprised you subscribed! I was thinking about it last month, the April box was amazing but this one is a bit 'meh'. I already have some of the Nyx products but I must say I hadn't heard of the balm either!

    I like the look of the blush the best...I might see what next month's box looks like before I decide to sub. :)

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    1. Hahaha I know right, I can't believe I'm only just hearing about it :P
      I hope next month is amazing, because I'd like to keep the subscription going! :D
      xx

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  6. I've just read another review for this box.. not sure it's quite for me as its obviously lip orientated and pretty much EVERY lip product makes my lips dry and gross :/
    would be nice to try for a few months though, so I'll keep an eye out for your next months and see what I think then! I do like the colour of your blush.

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    1. Oh no, that would suck then.. no point getting a box full of lippies if you can't use them :(
      Hopefully they start incorporating more eye and face makeup!
      xx

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  7. I ordered mine a couple of weeks ago and it's my first time! How long does it take for the box to arrive from the US?

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

May Lip Factory


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?

13 comments:

  1. Finally an American box that ships internationally! I'm obsessed with overseas brands, so I'll check it out for sure.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know right, it's great that they actually ship internationally! I can't wait to see what's in next month's box :)
      xx

      Delete
  2. I have been subscribed to LipFactory for three months now and I have never been disappointed with what I have received. I think it's excellent value even with the added international post. Receiving full-sized cosmetic products with just a little bit of skincare, what isn't there to love?

    Jac x0x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohhh that's great! I have a feeling that next box will excite me a bit more! It really is great value :)
      xx

      Delete
  3. It's nice that they ship internationally :) I only have a couple of nyx products but the formulations have been really good for the price!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I like that they include a lot of NYX! Everything I've tried for them has been pretty good :D
      xx

      Delete
  4. ooh I like how they have a lot of makeup!
    Especially NYX! :D
    I've heard of Be a Bombshell and they've been pretty positive reviews :)

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    1. It's actually pretty great, having lots of makeup instead of skincare haha!
      And good to hear you've heard good things about Bombshell! I trust you :P
      xx

      Delete
  5. Haha, I'm so not surprised you subscribed! I was thinking about it last month, the April box was amazing but this one is a bit 'meh'. I already have some of the Nyx products but I must say I hadn't heard of the balm either!

    I like the look of the blush the best...I might see what next month's box looks like before I decide to sub. :)

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    1. Hahaha I know right, I can't believe I'm only just hearing about it :P
      I hope next month is amazing, because I'd like to keep the subscription going! :D
      xx

      Delete
  6. I've just read another review for this box.. not sure it's quite for me as its obviously lip orientated and pretty much EVERY lip product makes my lips dry and gross :/
    would be nice to try for a few months though, so I'll keep an eye out for your next months and see what I think then! I do like the colour of your blush.

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    1. Oh no, that would suck then.. no point getting a box full of lippies if you can't use them :(
      Hopefully they start incorporating more eye and face makeup!
      xx

      Delete
  7. I ordered mine a couple of weeks ago and it's my first time! How long does it take for the box to arrive from the US?

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