May Lip Monthly Bag

Starting this month, I'm going to have an exciting new feature on the blog - I'll be going through the products included in each Lip Monthly bag and swatching them! Lip Monthly is a subscription service that sends four to five full size products every month. This month there were three lip products and an extra face mask, so keep reading for my initial thoughts and how to save 55% on your first bag!

So Susan Jello Shot Rosy Lip & Cheek Gel ($24.95) | The first piece in this month's bag is a stain for lips and cheeks. It looks like a shocking orange in the tube, but once you apply it to the skin it becomes a sheer bright pinky coral color - it looks perfect for summer. It feels quite creamy and gel-like at the same time, and it leaves a super long-lasting stain, so it really is perfect for hot summer days when you don't want your makeup to melt off. This is a vegan product and has no mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, or gluten.

Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain in 'Lucky' ($24) | As soon as I took this out of the bag I knew it was for me. It's a nice creamy gloss, but it's one of those super pigmented glosses that are almost like a lipstick. It feels nice and hydrating on the lips and doesn't feel sticky. I think the "priming" aspect really does what it says - the gloss lasts quite a while, and my lips definitely seem more smoothed out. The color is what I fell in love with first though - it's that perfect neutral pink.

Dirty Little Secret Lipstick in 'Guilty Pleasure' ($10) | When I first opened this product I'll admit I was a little afraid - I typically never stray from my neutrals. This bright plummy pink will be perfect for when I want to step out of my comfort zone - I love cool-toned colors on my skin, so this one is sure to be flattering. It's a nice creamy formulation with more of a satin finish. It lasts a reasonable amount of time on the lips, and it fades evenly.

Jor'el Parker Fango Mud Therapy Mask ($10) | The last product included in the bag wasn't a lip product, but a face mask! You all know I love a good face mask. This one is a mud mask, but it's really intriguing because it also contains sweet almond oil and avocado oil. It purifies and exfoliates the skin with volcanic ash minerals, but those oils help keep the skin from drying out. It says it's for both the face and body, so I'm excited to try and use it on my shoulders next as I've been getting a few breakouts there.

 L to R: Hangover, Lucky, Guilty Pleasure

 L to R: Hangover, Lucky, Guilty Pleasure

Altogether the products in this month's bag are worth $68.95, which is incredibly impressive considering a Lip Monthly subscription costs $12.95 per month. You can also save money by choosing the 4-month or 1-year plan. I'm so excited to get to try products from brands I haven't really heard about, and I love that they only send full-sized products. I used to be subscribed to Birchbox, but after a while I found myself drowning in samples I never used because for some reason I just don't reach for sample sizes. Since these are all full sizes I know I'll actually reach for them and discover new favorites. 

If you want to sign up for Lip Monthly, you can use the code KELSEY55 to get 55% off your first bag!

Have you tried Lip Monthly? What's your favorite beauty subscription service?

*These products were kindly sent to me by Lip Monthly, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.