Lip Factory Box all-lips November review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box

Lip Factory November 2013 all-lips beauty box review, unboxing, photos
Lip Factory November 2013 all-lips beauty box review, unboxing, photosThe November 2013 box is exactly why Lip Factory is my international beauty box. Every four months, they do an all-lips box. They do NOT carry drugstore brands. They send six full-size exclusive makeup products every month. No samples. No sachets. What's not to like?
Lip Factory is a US-based beauty box but they ship worldwide. To subscribe, hit their website hereDo mention my reference number 384919 and we'll both get 50 points apiece (used to redeem for products or boxes).
To subscribe, hit their website (make-up centric beauty box with no foil sachets or samples but around six full-size products). Do mention my reference number 384919 and we'll both get 50 points apiece (used to redeem for products or boxes). - See more at: http://www.mybeautyjunction.com/2013/10/international-beauty-box-my-lip-factory.html#sthash.75W7A6iS.dpuf
To subscribe, hit their website (make-up centric beauty box with no foil sachets or samples but around six full-size products). Do mention my reference number 384919 and we'll both get 50 points apiece (used to redeem for products or boxes). - See more at: http://www.mybeautyjunction.com/2013/10/international-beauty-box-my-lip-factory.html#sthash.75W7A6iS.dpuf
To subscribe, hit their website (make-up centric beauty box with no foil sachets or samples but around six full-size products). Do mention my reference number 384919 and we'll both get 50 points apiece (used to redeem for products or boxes). - See more at: http://www.mybeautyjunction.com/2013/10/international-beauty-box-my-lip-factory.html#sthash.75W7A6iS.dpuf

Here are the contents of my November 2013 Lip Factory Box:

  1. Medusa Makeup Lipstick in Baroque
  2. Medusa Makeup Lipstick in Skid Row
  3. Model Co Lip Couture Lipstick in Luella
  4. Palladio Herbal Lipstick in Chianti
  5. Retractable Lip Brush
  6. Designer Skin Lip Shimmer in Berry
Lip Factory November 2013 all-lips beauty box review, unboxing, photos
For $32, each of these comes to $5.33, which isn't bad at all.

Now meet the contents of the November Lip Factory Box:

Medusa Makeup Lipsticks in Baroque and Skid Row

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What packaging! I fell in love with it on the spot. Inside the black external card cases, which are decorated with keys, swords and spiders that give a vintage yet edgy feel is a heavy black case that reminds me of a the "queen" in an old ebony-and-sandal chess set I have.
Medusa Makeup lipstick baroque, skid row, swatches, reviews, photos
Did you see the rose on top of the lid? Overall, the lipstick feels very luxe and it would be great to pull it out of the bag to touch up and make people stare :D Not too blingy either, which I love. You've got to give it to Lip Factory for pulling out this brand! And the lipstick stays on through lunch, leaving behind a pretty stain.
Now for the shades.
Medusa Makeup lipstick baroque, skid row, swatches, reviews, photosMedusa Makeup lipstick baroque, skid row, swatches, reviews, photos
No, stop! That's not a virulent violet to the right. It comes out as a dusty shimmery fuchsia on my lips. Not too dark. Nor is Baroque that deep. My photography skills are bad, especially because I did the unboxing indoors. Unfortunately, as soon as I opened Skid Row, this happened:
Medusa Makeup lipstick baroque, skid row, swatches, reviews, photos
It fell out as soon as I opened the lid, and Humpty can't be used or swatched without quivering and moving from side to side - and it's squished even worse when I swatched it. I can't stand it when this happens - so much for my dreams of pulling it out in front of envious eyes. I have emailed Lip Factory about this :( Skid Row has certainly skidded! 
I have swatches for you at the end of this post.

Model Co Lip Couture Lipstick in Luella

Another solid item in this box. Sturdy, clean packaging. No parabens, as you can see. 
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A beautiful white case with an built-in mirror. Very nice. It would look great on a marble vanity or counter. Luella is a tad too dark for me, so I've handed this over to my Mum. This is a very creamy lipstick - staying power is a tad less than the Medusa Makeup lipsticks.
Model Co Lip Couture lipstick luella swatches, reviews, photos
Model Co Lip Couture lipstick luella swatches, reviews, photos
Model Co Lip Couture lipstick luella swatches, reviews, photos

Palladio Herbal Lipstick in Chianti

We have seen Palladio before in Lip Factory - a blush from the October box (see here). I like the brand. Again, no parabens.Very good pigmentation and staying power. But Chianti is way too dark a shade for me - it is scary-gothic, even! I've swatched it below and will decide its future after I come back from my vacation.
Palladio herbal lipstick chianti swatches, review, photos

Retractable Lip Brush

Best retractable lip brush review photos
I can't find a brand on the metal case so I'm presuming it is Lip Factory's own brand - they sometimes send out their own items. 
So I opened this brush and this happened.
Best retractable lip brush review photos
I was so gutted to see this - the only other lip brush I own was the Vintage Cosmetic Company Retractable Lip Brush and I've hated everything else I've tried so I did want a lip brush that worked, blah blah and...
SURPRISE! Hahahaha gotcha! You push the cap at the bottom for the brush to come up. 
Best retractable lip brush review photos

Designer Skin Lip Shimmer

Feels like a gloss. Doesn't show up one bit and I hate the glossy look and feel on my lips. Deemed Dumpworthy. That sounds like a character in Charles Dickens.
Designer skin lip shimmer swatches reviews photos

And here are the swatches of the Lip Factory all-lips box lipsticks:

Lip Factory November 2013 all-lips beauty box review, unboxing, photos, swatches

From left, in natural light: Palladio Chianti, Model Co Luella, Medusa Makeup Baroque and Medusa Makeup Skid Row. All one swipe each. The shimmer in Skid Row means the picture hasn't brought out the colour very well.
Will I resubscribe? Of course! I can't wait for the Christmas box from Lip Factory!
  1. wow this looks amazing Renu.. esp those black roses :)

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    1. Did you order/get one, too? :D

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    2. Nope I skipped this month :)

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    3. Eeeek! Of all the boxes to skip!

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    4. I know!! just went over my budget this month :(

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  2. I loooved this shade.. Model Co Luella :)
    enjoy the goodies and hey you can attach the lipstick to the stand. There is some trick. Youtube it na.

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    1. I pretty much squished it when I swatched it :(

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  3. Wow! Simply wow! And I live the packaging of Medusa. Kahan woh mythological Medusa with the serpent hair n kahan this beauty with the rose.....

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    1. There's another lipstick with the mirror if we can't stand looking at the Medusa :D I told everyone this box would be a stand-out!

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  4. The shades look apt for the weather.. Love such berry shades esp the palladio one for winters..

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    1. It's more pitch-goth on my pigmented lips :(

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  5. too bad skidrow broke...it's a lovely colour. you can melt the end of the lipstick with a candle & stick it back.

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    1. Baaaawl :( It's squashed up even more when I swatched it. How horrible! And I loved that colour best. The story of my life.

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  6. wow you got 2 medusas omg i love my box,my modelco.snapped in half like your medusas has done.gonna light a candle and try to stick it back thanks for the tip.lip factory is the best box for sure ,uk boxes are shocking.manic panic and medusas packaging is gorg.

    http://ljblog73.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Did you email them about it? I did, but I'm yet to hear from them. The boxes available here are - so far - shocking, too!

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  7. wow...such awesome goodies...I love the berry shades..so apt for this weather....
    I am def gonna sub one of their Christmas boxes....
    U try melting lipstick onto a small tub...

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    1. You're talking to the klutz of the year. No, millennium, even.

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  8. I love that Medusa's Makeup lipstick case. It reminds me of the Anna Sui lipsticks.

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    1. It is creamy, easy to apply, nicely pigmented and stays on well enough - Medusa's Makeup is my new love!

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  9. That's really unfortunate about the bullet breaknig because that's such a gorgeous violet shade

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    1. I'm so gutted about it :( I've written to them and am hoping it can be replaced or something *fingers crossed*

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