Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box

Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
How do I love thee, Lip Factory? Let me count the ways. Of all the beauty boxes that ship worldwide, this is one box where every month, you declare that this month's box is the best of them all. I was a little worried about the January 2014 New Year box, as I usually get my box by mid-month, but international shipping can be tricky.
Lip Factory is a US-based makeup-centric beauty box that ships worldwide. You get full-sized makeup products and maybe a sample or two and the value always exceeds the $22 that the box costs ($32 if you're outside the US). They bring in some amazing brands and, every four months, there is an all-lips box. To subscribe, hit their website here. Do mention my reference number 384919 and we'll both get 50 points apiece (used to redeem for products or boxes)

Here is the review and contents of my January 2014 Lip Factory Box.


Ever since the external box changed from the beautiful black box with the giant red lips to ordinary brown cardboard, I haven't felt that little shiver on seeing the box as I used to. Note to self - hoard the 2-3 older external boxes I have. Thankfully the inner box remains the same.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
Striking product card with the details of the contents. The product value of this month's box is a whopping $71.04.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box

Here's what I got in my New Year Lip Factory Box.

Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box

  1. Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Mysterious Crystal Eyeliner in Oh My Amethyst
  2. Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Island Palette Eyeshadow in Beautiful Day
  3. Bodyography Electric Lip Slide in Passion Sorbet (Hubba hubba drooool!)
  4. Be A... Bombshell Cosmetics The One Stick in Buck Wild
  5. 29 Cosmetics Preserves Skin Care Collection Grape Seed Age Protecting Sampler
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
I am beyond thrilled that they've introduced Teeez Trendy Cosmetics in this box. This is a well-known brand from The Netherlands, with superb packaging that I adore and I've been desperately trying to get hold of a Dutch beauty box with no success so far. Have a go at that packaging, will you?
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
The Mysterious Crystal Eyeliner in Oh My Amethyst promises no smudging and drying time of 45 seconds. It is a superb violet shade with shimmer. And yes, it stays put once it's dry, no smudging upon rubbing it. I've swatched everything further below.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
The Island Palette Eyeshadow is a single eyeshadow. There's great pigmentation to be had, but I accidentally grazed a growing fingernail on the shadow when I opened the box. Beautiful Day is an off-white highlighter shade. The spots in the second picture are after I dented the shadow pan with my nail (see picture to the left).
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty boxLip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
Bodyography's Electric Lip Slide was The Find of this month's Lip Factory Box for me. This is a lipstick-cum-lipstain-cum-lipgloss all rolled into one. My shade is called Passion Sorbet.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
It applies smoothly, and a little goes a long way. You get a lovely pigmented colour and the gloss fades and the stain is left behind, which has stayed through a cup of green tea and two cupcakes (I've been wearing it for two and a half hours now). The gloss transferred to the cup, though the stain has stayed put.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty boxLip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
I can't stop raving about this product. The formula isn't runny - it is more of a paste than a cream or lacquer - and the closest I can get to describing it is, "a far superior version of Rimmel Apocalips and Lancome La Laque Fever".
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
I love the way it looks on my lips - this is post the green tea but pre-muffins.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty boxLip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
Be A... Bombshell Cosmetics returns to Lip Factory in January 2014 with The One Stick - a versatile colour that can be applied to the cheeks, eyes and lips. Their previous appearance was in my September 2013 box.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
I don't know about other shades, but the one I got - Buck Wild - is suitable for the eyes, and maybe for highlighting or contouring the cheeks. I certainly wouldn't use it on my lips. Nonetheless, a creamy product that I like. This should give me a nice eyeshadow combination with a deep olive green.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
Finally, another product from 29 Cosmetics, a brand I absolutely love. The company, created by Lydia Mondavi, uses grape seed extract in their products, which are sold at Neiman Marcus and Saks. Lip Factory had sent me an amazing lipstick from 29 Cosmetics in their June 2013 box. This time, it is the Preserves Skin Care Collection Grape Seed Age Protecting Sampler, which contains samples of their cream cleanser, serum extract, eye emulsion and night moisture. Since I'm travelling locally next week, I plan to take this along.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
Oh, and here are the swatches. From left: Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Island Palette Eyeshadow in Beautiful Day, Be A... Bombshell Cosmetics The One Stick in Buck Wild, Bodyography Electric Lip Slide in Passion Sorbet and Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Mysterious Crystal Eyeliner in Oh My Amethyst.
Lip Factory Box January 2014 review, unboxing, photos: International beauty box
Bottom Line
Another great month for Lip Factory - when is it not? I think it speaks volumes for a beauty box's customer care when 1. they genuinely want the customer to be pleased and love the box and 2. each month, you think that's the best box yet and you're proven wrong the following month. Can I get a lifetime subscription? I can't wait for the February box!
Disclaimer: My own money. Not PR sample.
  1. Wow Renu! Awesome Stuff. Now I get it why you recommended Lip Factory Beauty Box!
    What is the price of monthly subscription there? I mean in USA?

    - Hetal
    http://www.myfashionvilla.com

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  2. The products included are great, though personally, I would have preferred a different colour for the eyeshadow and The One stick. The lip slide and eye pencil are BEAUTIFUL! I think I'm finally giving in to the temptation and subbing for this box.

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    1. I just tried The One stick and the eyeshadow on my eye and the result is very good - the best part is that the stick doesn't require much blending out. You got to love Lip Factory for knowing what will work together - will do an eye look with just those two things soon so you'll know.

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  3. This is truly the best ever beauty box around.. and so many full sized products.. I am blown out.. :P :P

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    1. I wish some companies would learn from them and send similar boxes, but they won't!

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  4. Loved my lip factory box and love my amethyst teeez pencil best box going and best January box 2014.

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    1. Absolutely! There's nothing I can't use or didn't like in there! A whole month to wait :(

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  5. I am just awestruck...I dunno what to comment!

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  6. Wow, great stuff. I didn't know there were boxes that ship worldwide. What other boxes do that?

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    1. Around 20-25. And that's just beauty boxes! Check out the tab at the top of the blog that says "Beauty boxes" for some more, and others are on their way to me :)

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    2. wow, that many, thanks for the info hun :-*

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  7. love the box...all the stuff looks great!

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  8. What a great box Renu

    Jac xx

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    1. Jac, loooong time no see! Hope all is well *hugs*!

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  9. seems we got almost the same box:) ..... apart from the Teez liner .... I got Lovely Lazuli which is a beautiful dark blue ......

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