The September Lip Monthly subscription was full of neutral nudes and one bright purple colored lipstick. Since September tends to be a transitional month from summer to fall, these neutral shades felt appropriate. This month, I received a mint lip balm, frosty pink lip liner, nude pink lip crayon, and a pastel purple lipstick. Keep reading to see my favorites from this month!
Starlooks Lip Pencil in “Rosette”
In the color “Rosette,” this Starlook lip pencil deposits a frosty pink color on my lips. You can never have too many neutral pink lip liners and this one gets the job done. The formula is matte yet frosty and a bit drying. I’m not excited about this staple piece, but it sure is practical and retails for $19! I can layer this under all my brown and caramel lipsticks for fall. Scroll down a bit to see this on my lips!
Hikari Lip Crayon in “Macchiato”
As soon as I pulled this nude pinkish-brown lip crayon out of the pouch, I immediately swiped it on. I LOVE this neutral shade for work. Hikari makes highly pigmented lip products, including this shade in “Macchiato,” which retails for $13. As for the formula of this lip crayon, it’s creamy and moisturizing. The color is low-maintenance, too. I have worn this at least 7 times this month! If you need a wearable, natural nude lip color, try this one.
Here is the Starlooks lip pencil layered underneath the Hikari lip crayon. These lip products give off a natural, fresh-faced vibe. I appreciate that the lip pencil and lip crayon complement each other so I can wear them together.
Appeal Cosmetics Lipstick in “Vamp”
What is it about purple what feels so witchy and festive? I love that Lip Monthly included a purple lipstick for September’s subscription. This pastel purple lipstick by Appeal Cosmetics is creamy, moisturizing, long-lasting, and highly pigmented with a satin finish. The color is pinker than it looks in the tube. My only qualm with the product is that it retails for $29, which I think is a bit high if I were paying full price. I wore this color to a kebab restaurant and it lasted through the meal. Purple and berry lipsticks reflect the darker, richer colors of the season and I’m here for it!
Pictured above, I am wearing the Appeal purple lipstick. As you can see, it’s a muted fuchsia shade that is very flattering on fair skin. I’m a fan!
Portland Bee Balm in “Oregon Mint”
This minty lip balm is made and sold in small batches by Portland Bee Balm, a small PNW business run by Portlanders Brad and Anika. My lips feel tingly and the formula gives off a peppermint scent. The packaging is a textured wood wrapped around the lip tube and the product retails for $3. I appreciate that Lip Monthly included a unique lip care product and you can’t go wrong with a beeswax balm! I use this for workouts and night time when my lips need to breathe.
To wrap it up, I am pleased with this month’s selection of a bold purple, neutral lipstick and liner, and a lip care product. My favorite is probably the Hikari “Machiatto” lip crayon for its work-friendly vibe, but the purple lipstick is a fun wildcard item to have for Halloween coming up. If you are interested in signing up for the 4-5 lip product subscription Lip Monthly, you can sign up here to get your first month for $6 (use code 50OFF). What is your favorite item this month?