Friday, October 31, 2014

Lip Factory Review - October

It’s time for a Lip Factory review!

Lip Factory is a monthly beauty box that is $22 a month (S&H included) and comes with 5-7 products each time.  The box aims to give you a “full face” of makeup, but its main focus is on…lips of course!  This is one of my favorites, and though more expensive than ipsy, they always send full sized products which is great!

Sometimes this box has a theme and sometimes it doesn’t. This month the theme is “You Are Beautiful.”  Ok that is just reaching.  Why do a theme at all?? I also find it odd that the booklet mentions that it is breast cancer awareness month, but not one single product goes along with that!

So here it is….the October Lip Factory box!  

1)     deVine Lip Shimmers in “Champagne” and “Bordeaux” – .07 oz. each (FULL SIZE)
Apparently these are all natural and made from wine, which I find interesting.  Unfortunately, I am not much into shimmery lips.  If I do go shimmery though, I at least need some color.  As you can see, Champagne is basically white.  I’m not sure who would look good in a color like that, but I know it is definitely not me!
Full Size: $8.95  My Value: $8.95

2)    Frost Cosmetics Lip Stick and Lip Gloss – ?? oz. (FULL SIZE)
Well this product didn’t come with much labeling, so I can’t give you many details.  It has no size/weight and no color.  I find the second very odd, since the brand boasts to have “150 colors.”  Now, you may be wondering, like I was, how can it be both a lip stick AND a lip gloss?  Well, basically it’s a thick gooey mess.  I opened the tube because I was curious and this stuff was stuck all over the stick.  When I closed it, it oozed out the lid.  Just plain messy.  It totally smells like grape bubbletape (remember that stuff??) and for me, this color is a definitely miss.  Brown is just not my color….
Full Size: $15.99 My Value: $15.99

3)    Michael Marcus Lipstick in “Lee” – .21 oz. (FULL SIZE)
I really like this lipstick!  The color is perfect for me and the formula doesn’t seem to be too drying. I may be adding this to my lipstick bag in my purse and putting it into daily rotation!
Full Size: $24.00 My Value: $24.00

4)    Frost Cosmetics Makeup Bag – (FULL SIZE)
I’m not gonna lie, this is probably the ugliest makeup bag I have ever seen! Its like a 
really cheap advertisement. The outside is coated in thick, cheap plastic, but the 
inside is white (!) fabric.  So yeah, when your eye shadow spills?  It’ll leave lovely 
marks on the inside of the bag that show right through to the front.  I’m gonna guess 
this will last any beauty love maybe 2 weeks before it looks dingy and dirty!
Full Size: $10.99 My Value: $10.99

5)  Ofra Eyeliner in “Grapefull” – .04 oz. (FULL SIZE)
I think I know exactly why this was included in the box this month.  The nice little product booklet I get from Lip Factory calls the color “Grapeful” which is a play on grateful I assume.  Unfortunately, whoever made the product used two L’s making the spelling “Grapefull” which makes no sense. Just my thoughts.  The color is actually pretty, it’s a very dark purple color.  I may see if I can work this into a look someday!
Full Size: $13.00 My Value: $13.00

6)  BONUS? 29 Cosmetics Lipstick in “Ripe Rose” – .16 oz. (FULL SIZE)
This product was not mentioned in the product descriptions booklet at all, which I find odd. I guess I’ll just assume it’s a nice little bonus?  I’m a little undecided on this lipstick.  It seems to be very moisturizing which I do like, but I don’t know how I feel about the color.  It looks perfect for me, but it has quite the shimmer to it, which I mentioned above I don’t like.  I think I will have to use it a few times to decide if it is a keeper or not.
Full Size: $25.00 My Value: $25.00

Final Cost: $22.00
Final Value: $72.93
Final Value with Bonus: $97.93

Even though it was a pretty awesome value, especially with the added bonus item, I just didn’t love this box.  I will probably only use one of the lipsticks and possibly the eyeliner. I know this box is called Lip Factory, but I personally love it when they go for the “full face” of makeup instead of all lips!

I think I am going to be cutting back on my beauty boxes pretty soon.  I have already stopped Starbox (I was contemplating this and their system had big issues so I just never took the time to start it back up).  Now I think I will either be cancelling this box or Boxy Charm.  I will have to look back and see how I really felt about each of those the past 6-12 months!

What do you think?

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(Also, I swear I’m not a review blog….I just like sharing these fun things! I have not been compensated for this review.)

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