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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

So Susan January Lip Love Bag

January was a very exciting month for me and that included reviewing the So Susan Lip Love Bag, a monthly cruelty free and vegan beauty subscription! Many of you are trying to make better beauty choices and be more conscious of where your products actually come from, So Susan Cosmetics has the solution: guilt free cosmetics arriving straight at your doorstep with Lip Love! Every month Lip Love offers 4 full sized, trendy and beautifully edited vegan and cruelty free makeup products, all packed within an eco-chic makeup bag, containing products from 3 different brands: So Susan Cosmetics, Jelly Pong Pong and Trifle Cosmetics.

Contents of the January Lip Love Bag:

-Jelly Pong Pong Liptensity Hydrating Lip Gloss in Intensity $19.95

This is one of the most pigmented lip glosses I have ever come across! The formula is full on color and isn't sticky at all. It feels really comfortable, hydrating and wearing a lipliner or lipstick underneath is not needed at all. I'm impressed, the packaging is a little cheap to the touch but that doesn't take away from the fact that you can create a gorgeous and vampy red lip that is out of this world. Wow!

-So Susan Lip Cream in Parrots $18.95

The packaging of this lipstick is everything! I love how it is almost entirely made out of cardboard, or so it seems. The lipstick is barbie pink and has nice pigmentation. I like the way it swatches (image below) but I'm not sure about the quality. It wears okay but I find the lipstick itself a bit cheap looking, almost like an Elf Cosmetics $1 lipstick. I think I would have liked this product more if it hadn't been a barbie pink. When it comes to a beauty subscription I expect a color that is more universal and easier to pull off. I feel like a nude or plum lipstick would have been more appropriate.  

-Trifle Cosmetics Liquid Glow Liquid Illuminizer $19.95

This is my favorite product of the Lip Love bag: a pink liquid highlighter. The packaging is cute and the product is beautiful and wears well. You can choose for a very subtle highlight or build up the glow and make your cheekbones really stand out. Love!

- Dream Big Dare Greatly Limited Edition Makeup Bag $12

The quote on this makeup bag I really like, every time my eyes catch it I smile, it's a very nice touch and great for personal self growth. 

Bonus item:

- Jelly Pong Pong Eyeshadow Palette in Dream $19.95

At first I didn't really know what to think when I had a look at this eyeshadow palette, as it doesn't offer much variety. All the shades have a satin finish and they are all dark. You should have seen the look on my face when I first swatched these, my eyes widened in disbelief! The eyeshadows are smooth like butter, are intensely pigmented and don't show any sign of fall out. They are easy to work with on the eyes and long wearing. 

Bag Value: 

- $90.80 - 

-Month to Month $20.95 
-3 month prepay $18.95 
-6 month prepay $17.95

I loved my January Lip Love bag, the makeup products are young, fun and some of them absolutely swept me off my feet! I do however have my two cents about the retail prices of each makeup item: I think they are pretty outrageous and random. I'm aware that vegan, green and organic products are more expensive (as you can see from similar brands available in drugstores) but these seem just a little unrealistic to me. When it comes to the prices of the actual subscription I have no complaints, it's pretty affordable considering Lip Love ships worldwide! I think this beauty subscription is a great option for those of you who are looking for vegan and cruelty free products. The makeup is most definitely unique and the quality is there. You can check out and order all the Lip Love Bags here!

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  1. I love this idea, definitely gonna check it out, thanks for reviewing it! ^^

  2. I got a Jelly pong pong shadow in my bag once. I love it.

  3. Your photos are SO pretty! Their packaging is simply adorable xx


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