Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

Full-sized, cruelty-free Spring makeup.

Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

My March 2015 Lip Love beauty bag from So Susan Cosmetics arrived unexpectedly. Since the February bag - view it here - had turned up in March, I wasn't expecting this month's edition for another 10 days. The bag is themed "I Love to Travel". It contains some travel essentials in Spring-friendly shades.
For the uninitiated, Lip Love is a monthly beauty subscription from UK-based So Susan Cosmetics. They ship worldwide and send (at least) four full-sized, 100% cruelty-free makeup products in a cute makeup bag. Each month will cost around $20.48 and you can subscribe here. They send you a preview of each month's bag, so if you don't like what you see, you can always skip a month. The value of the March bag is pegged at $73.50, which is more than three times what it cost me.

Read on for my review of the Lip Love beauty bag for March 2015, from So Susan Cosmetics.



I received:
  1. Lip Dome in Rhubarb Rouge ($22)
  2. Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara by Jelly Pong Pong ($12)
  3. Blush Duo in Papaya Don't Preach by the Beauty Crop ($16.50)
  4. Liquid Powder Shadow Palette in Gatsby Girl ($15)
  5. Cruciani-esque Butterfly Lace Bracelet ($10)
So Susan Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

Lip Dome in Rhubarb Rouge

I had received a Lip Dome in a very neutral shade last month, and loved it. This is a bright, fuchsia shade that is exactly my Mum's shade - a good idea since Mothers' Day is up in May. Swatches are further below.
So Susan Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara by Jelly Pong Pong

As a result of Spring Cleaning, I binned some four mascaras that had dried up, so it is nice to get a fresh piece. This contains moringa resin and is supposed to hold a curl well. I have stopped buying mascaras, thanks to beauty boxes. I haven't opened this yet. There is no point in keeping a dozen tubes open and have them all dry out. 
So Susan Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

Blush Duo in Papaya Don't Preach by the Beauty Crop

This duo includes a cream blush and a powder blush. I think it is rather inconvenient to have both textures in one pot; the powder will definitely get on the cream - ugh. Apart from that, these are both fun shades. The frosty pink works better as a highlighter for me while the cream blush is very pretty and warm enough for my liking. In keeping with So Susan Cosmetics' policy of combining makeup and skincare, this blush duo contains kale, aronia berry, pomegranate and papaya extracts. Swatches are right below.
So Susan Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches


Here are swatches of the blushes and the lippie.
So Susan Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

Blushes blended out. Isn't the peach cream blush especially pretty?
So Susan Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

Liquid Powder Shadow Palette in Gatsby Girl

The winner in this bag. This very Spring palette is far more pigmented than I had expected. Lovely shades, aren't they? I was going through my palettes the other day and found I had mostly deep or neutral shades, so it is nice to get these brights. These are creamy and hot-poured and solidified. Apparently, that helps the shadows last longer and apply smoother. They contain vitamin K to combat dark circles, and copper peptides for collagen growth. This palette will accompany me on my Spring and Summer trips this year. I know you want swatches, but this deserves its own dedicated post.
So Susan Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

Cruciani-esque Butterfly Lace Bracelet

This is a very delicate lace bracelet that I feel like using in crafting rather than as an accessory. I'm sure I can find a dress which will look prettier with a couple of appliqued butterflies at the neckline.
So Susan Lip Love March 2015 Beauty Bag review, swatches

Verdict

I love this bag more than the first edition! The eyeshadow palette is a real winner for me, and I love everything else as well. The packaging is super-cute. I would love to see some makeup brushes and continue to find eyeshadows and lippies in future boxes. And maybe bags in different colours in future, though I hope they retain the cuteness factor and the nice quotes. Most importantly, I hope the bonus products continue to be sent out. I cannot wait to see the April edition - it is my birthday month so I hope there are some nice goodies.
To subscribe, go here. You can skip a month anytime if you don't like the preview. As I said before, everything is cruelty-free, full-sized and cute, and they ship worldwide!

What do you look for in a makeup subscription box? Does this make the cut, or does something else float your boat? Tell me in the Disqus comments widget below.


  1. Wow, you got lots of great stuff! I really like the blush duo!

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  2. What a box! The curl mascara and the palette are particularly interesting.

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  3. What a great beauty bag! The swatches are so beautiful, especially the peach one in the middle.

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  4. Adorable!! And I love the look of that blush - so pigmented.

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  5. That lippie is pretty. I would have loved to see the powder blush over the cream.

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  6. I'm very torn on subscription boxes. I like being able to try new things so I like sample sizes but if I really like something, I hate going to buy the full size and see it's 10x the price (example). But if I get full size products, and hate it, then I feel bad about throwing away a huge bottle.

    Love the variety you got but really love the bag!

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  7. That blush duo would drive me nuts! Why do companies put cremes and powders together like that? Gah! The colours are so pretty, tho. I love the name of that mascara and I'd rock the fuck out of that lippie. The shadow palette... So. Pretty! Want.

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  8. Oh that hot pink lip color is beautiful! I used to love the sub boxes but haven't subbed to that many in a while. The only one I get now is the Walmart Beauty Box.

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  9. That bright lippy is awesome!

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  10. Those are all really pretty shades.

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  11. Wow, this bag looks fabulous! There are so many pretty colors for Spring/Summer! <3

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  12. Wow, what a great selection and the bag is super cute too!

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  13. What a great beauty bag! The lippie is gorgeous!

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  14. This sub is awesome! The bag is super cute and not to mention that palette is super awesome! I pretty much would be happy with everything in here..

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  15. Was expecting more lippies in a 'lip love' sub, but I like the things you got. The lace bracelet was kinda strange, though, lol.

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  16. That's a very impressive subscription. I like full sizes rather than sample sizes (sorry Krystal) and the brands I know of in here are great ones. I love the cosmetic bag and would use that in a second.

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  17. I'll probably use that lace bracelet as bookmark instead. The lippies look nice!

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  18. I have wanted to try Jelly Pong Pong for ages

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  19. Wow, what a great bag! Your swatches are gorgeous!

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  20. I like the duo as well!

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  21. I love the duo, especially the peach blush.

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  22. Dang, now why didn't I think of that LOL!

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  23. That lippie is GORGEOUS!

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  24. Such vibrant, springy colors!

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  25. Looks like a pretty great selection! I love the name of the blush duo- too cute :D

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  26. I love the bag as well; it's cute! You're absolutely right. Subscription boxes are soooo hit and miss.

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  27. I know right! I already have powder fallout on the creme blush. Ugh!

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  28. The Walmart Beauty Box is amazing value for money!

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  29. Lol it took me a while to figure out what it was!

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  30. That's a great idea! I'll definitely do that since I'm always misplacing bookmarks.

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  31. I'm loving their lippies so far!

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  32. LOL I prefer full-sized products in beauty boxes as well. Samples can mean foil sachets, which ruin beauty boxes for me.

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  33. I love both the shades!

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  34. I love getting lippies, but it's nice to try other things - as long as they're full-sized!

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