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Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing
October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lip Factory themed their beauty box accordingly, titling it "You Are Beautiful". They had warned subscribers of a delay, saying they had been expecting a makeup bag which was late. I thought the bag would not be included this month, but maybe in November, along with the all-lips box. However....
Before I show you the product card, the makeup bag or the other goodies I received, a word for those who came in late - Lip Factory is a monthly makeup subscription that ships worldwide. They send out full-sized products and allow customisation of colours. Boxes cost $22 a month if you are in the US and $32 worldwide. If you are subscribing, do quote reference number 385650 so we get 50 points apiece, which can be redeemed against products or boxes. Enough intro. On to the box.


Read on for my review and unboxing of the Lip Factory box for October 2014.



First, take a look at the product card. You can click on each photograph to enlarge it.
Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxingLip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

The contents of my October 2014 Lip Factory box are:
  1. Frost Cosmetics Bag
  2. DeVine Lip Shimmer duo in Champagne and Bordeaux
  3. Michael Marcus Lipstick in Desire
  4. 29 Cosmetics Reserves Grape Seed Moisturising Lipstick in Ripe Rose and
    Sparkling Shiraz
  5. Lip Factory Lipstick in Nirvana - Replacement for broken lipstick in previous box.
  6. Ofra Eyeliner in Grapefull
  7. Frost Cosmetics Lipstick and Lipgloss in 1
Seven products, all full-sized. The Lip Factory lipstick is a replacement, so we are not going to count it. Now a quick look at each.
Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

Frost Cosmetics Bag

Slightly larger than Ipsy bags, this is a vinyl bag with inner polyester lining. Good to stash away a lipstick, an eyeliner, a compact and a couple of other necessities for an overnight trip or even to keep in your desk at work. I am always running out of bags but this is vinyl and cheapish, get my drift? I hope Lip Factory continues to send out makeup bags once in a while, but maybe not vinyl ones.
Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

DeVine Lip Shimmer duo in Champagne and Bordeaux

These are shimmery moisturisers for the lips, rich in resveratrol (ingredient found in red wine), grapeseed oil and other antioxidants. They are 100% natural, cruelty-free, alcohol-free, pesticide and paraben-free  and gluten-free. I got Champagne and Bordeaux in this set. Both smell amazing - like sweet, mellow wine! The tints don't really show up on me; these are more lip balms than makeup. Much to my disappointment, neither of them tastes like their respective names. A lip balm tasting of red wine or champagne - now that is something I would use up in one day. If any manufacturers are reading this, please think about producing wine-flavoured lip balms and lipsticks and I'll be your first customer! Both of these are definitely going into use.
Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

Michael Marcus Lipstick in Desire

I like whatever products from Michael Marcus I have tried so far - all of which have been courtesy of Lip Factory boxes. This is the first time I'm trying out the brand's lipstick. The packaging is quite nice - reminiscent of Lancome Rouge in Love with the glossy-matte finish combination. I got the shade Desire, which is a very pretty pink; mild enough to be worn in the daytime, at the same time bringing in a bit of colour. It feels very creamy, though it does not last through food or drink. Love the shade, and will definitely use it up! Swatches and more photos are further below.

29 Cosmetics Reserves Grape Seed Moisturising Lipstick in Ripe Rose and Sparkling Shiraz

I am a huge fan of 29 Cosmetics and love it when Lip Factory sends out their products, most of which contain grape seen extracts and are therefore rich in antioxidants. Their lipsticks are somewhat shimmery. I got Ripe Rose, which is actually a rose gold! I've never seen such a shade before. I also got Sparkling Shiraz in lieu of lip glosses. The latter is a fuchsia-ish pink. Both will be much-loved! Swatches are further below.
Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

Lip Factory Lipstick in Nirvana 

This was a replacement for broken Lip Factory lipstick in a previous box. I had received  the shade Brazilian, which was a very pretty neutral. Unfortunately, it was smashed up in transit. This time, they had said they were out of Brazilian (pun unintended) and sent me Nirvana, which is the palest beige and washes me out entirely. I'll have to use it as a lip balm at night or pass it on to someone who looks like Edward Cullen.

From left, here are the lipsticks. Lip Factory in Nirvana, Michael Marcus Desire, 29 Cosmetics in Ripe Rose, and in Sparkling Shiraz.

Swatches, from left: Michael Marcus Desire, 29 Cosmetics Ripe Rose; 29 Cosmetics Sparkling Shiraz.
Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

On-lips swatch of 29 Cosmetics Ripe Rose, outdoors in direct sunlight:

Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

Ofra Eyeliner in Grapefull

I think I have got an Ofra eyeliner before, though it was certainly not blue. This is one of two products in this box that does not wow me. It is not very intense and needs a few swipes to work out. Here are the swatches - single swipe and two swipes (from top). I'm talking about the third swatch just below the photograph.
Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

Frost Cosmetics Lipstick and Lipgloss in 1

This is swatched in the photo above. I fail to understand how this can possibly be worn on the lips by anybody at all - it is a bronzey-gold eyeshadow colour! I first thought it was indeed a cream eyeshadow. I would rather not have received this. I cannot think of any purpose for which this can be used.
Lip Factory Box October 2014 review, unboxing

Summary

Apart from the Frost Cosmetics Lipstick-and-Lipgloss, I love everything I received in this box. The lipsticks are all great. The lip balms smell delicious and are very creamy. Perhaps a liquid or gel eyeliner, and keeping out the Frost lip product would have made this box perfect!
Because I have been subscribing from June 2013 (wow, how time flies!), Lip Factory keeps lipgloss out of my box after repeated pleas from me, and inserts an additional product of similar value, which is why my box sometimes differs from other spoilers. 
November is the all-lips box and I am so excited. I hope they send out a lip primer and a lip scrub, apart from lipsticks. You can subscribe here; quote reference number 385650 for 50 points apiece!

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