Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty boxAs I was leaving on holiday, it was touch and go with the December 2013 Lip Factory Box, but it arrived just in time! Anyway, there was quite a lot of buzz surrounding the "Happy Holidays" edition of the Lip Factory Box, with rumours of extra-special products and brands! The November 2013 Lip Factory Box was an all-lips box and you can see from my post that it was an absolute knock-out. I was very excited about the December box when I heard it was even better than the November box!
Lip Factory is a US-based beauty box but they ship worldwide - it costs $32 for the box and international postage. You get at least five full-size exclusive makeup goodies inside - not drugstore products. Full size, mind you. 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's what was inside my December 2013 Holiday special Lip Factory Box.

First of all, they've done away with the black external box with red lips, which I used to love. Boo hoo! This one is plain old brown. But the inner box is the same Lip Factory Box.
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box
The December 2013 product card is a beauty. Just look at that!
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

And I opened the product card and found the whole box was $56.50 in value. And the pictures of the products inside. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

And finally, here are the makeup goodies inside my December 2013 Lip Factory Box:

  1. MeMeMe Boho Balm Lip and Cheek Tint in Pink Sugar
  2. Michael Marcus Plump lip plumper
  3. NCLA Nail Lacquer in Prized Possession
  4. Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara
  5. JCat Fab Five Eye Shadow Palette
  6. PureCeuticals Pumpkin Enzyme Cleanse sample
  7. Medusa Makeup Lipstick in Skid Row
    Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

MeMeMe Boho Balm Lip and Cheek Tint in Pink Sugar

These created a huge wave on the internet in 2012 and I never thought I would end up owning one (thank you, Lip Factory). The tin is cute.
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty boxLip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box
Inside, you have two shades, a lighter pink and a darker peachy pink. You can wear either on its own or mix them both up. While the shades are way too bubblegum for my liking, these make a nifty lip balm. Or, I'm thinking of mixing them up with darker lipsticks I received in my November box. Let's see.

Michael Marcus Plump lip plumper

While my lips don't need plumping, I can't bear to part with anything Michael Marcus - an upscale brand to which Lip Factory introduced me. Michael Marcus was launched in 1999 by the international makeup artist of the same name. I'll try to use this as a lip balm, it certainly looks emolliating enough.
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

NCLA Nail Lacquer in Prized Possessions

What a beauty! I'm so glad Lip Factory sent out a nail polish after some months. They do find some amazing brands. NCLA is a five-free luxury nail polish that retails for $16 - more than O.P.I. And this is a very pretty midnight blue glitter polish that is just perfect for winter. I can't wait to come back and swatch it!
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Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

Hahaha I was just running out of clear mascara. I don't use it as brow gel really but love clear mascara. This is very handy and timely. And I like Essence!
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

J.Cat Fab Five Eyeshadow Palette in Greatest Flash

J.Cat is a brand I really like, having found a very good lip pencil and a fabulous eye pencil from them in previous Lip Factory Boxes. I saw this palette and looked askance at first. And then I realised that I have too many neutrals and will be buying the Urban Decay N@ked 3 as well, which will take the number of my neutral palettes even higher.
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box
Now that I've been stepping outside my comfort zone, I actually like bolder colours - I can use them for lids while pairing deeper shades for smoky eye looks. I did a quick swipe with my fingers and found impressive pigmentation. Detailed swatches after I come back.
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

PureCeuticals Pumplin Enzyme Cleanse

I wish they had sent something else, or two of these. Remember what I keep saying about sachets? But the value of this box already exceeds the amount I paid. I'll probably de-sachet it into a sample pot and use it on an overnight trip.
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box

Medusa Makeup Lipstick in Skid Row

This was a replacement for the broken lipstick from the November box - I've mentioned before that their customer care is the best! Unfortunately, this was even more heartbreaking. Not only is the bullet broken, but it is also squashed up inside the lid. That is such a disappointment. I've already told them this and they've promised to rectify the situation. They are lovely people!
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box
Lip Factory Box December 2013 review, unboxing and photos: International beauty box
Overall, though, I would say this is one of Lip Factory's best boxes. I know I say that every month, but it just means that Lip Factory betters their efforts each month! All these brands are very good, nothing cheap in there. I can't wait for the January box and know it will be equally marvellous.
Lip Factory is a US-based beauty box but they ship worldwide. To subscribe, hit their website hereDo mention my reference number 384919 and we'll both get 50 points apiece (used to redeem for products or boxes). - See more at: http://www.mybeautyjunction.com/2013/11/lip-factory-beauty-box-review--november-photos.html#sthash.NS6Cnd9H.dpuf
Lip Factory is a US-based beauty box but they ship worldwide. To subscribe, hit their website hereDo mention my reference number 384919 and we'll both get 50 points apiece (used to redeem for products or boxes). - See more at: http://www.mybeautyjunction.com/2013/11/lip-factory-beauty-box-review--november-photos.html#sthash.NS6Cnd9H.dpuf
Lip Factory is a US-based beauty box but they ship worldwide. To subscribe, hit their website hereDo mention my reference number 384919 and we'll both get 50 points apiece (used to redeem for products or boxes). - See more at: http://www.mybeautyjunction.com/2013/11/lip-factory-beauty-box-review--november-photos.html#sthash.NS6Cnd9H.dpuf

21 comments:

  1. I love your blog ..especially because you review such boxes... I have already ordered the Wishtrend box and now I am planning to book this right away.. Amazing stuff and review

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    1. Great to hear you like the boxes as much as I do! You'll love the Lip Factory customer care.

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  2. very pretty stuff.. im looking for the review of the plumper :)

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  3. lovely stuff...specially the nail lacquer :)

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  4. Ooooh I've never heard of this box! Maybe when my gym membership is over in January I'll add this on :P

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    1. It's worth quitting the gym over haha.

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  5. It's always wonderful to hear that fantastic customer service still exists! A very nice box, I love the colour of the polish!

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    1. Yes - in all these months I've noticed one thing. They genuinely, really want the customer to be happy, more than selling their box. Which is the best way of ensuring that the box sells, of course!

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  6. Awesome box. Didnt much like the colours of the shadow palette (not my type) but loved everything else. Pity avout Medusa again though :(

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  7. Thats a nice box! D'identità know they ship worldwide... Definitely want to try it too!! :)

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  8. Such a great value! Loving the NCLA!

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  9. MeMeMe Boho Balm Lip and Cheek Tint in Pink Sugar- the packaging is tooo cute
    JCat Fab Five Eye Shadow Palette-i wish i could have this palette in my collection. the color combinations perfect. i don't like if the palette have nude color or earth color eye shadow.
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    1. I agree. There has been neutral overkill recently. You can pull off most eyeshadows with judicious use and combining with the right colours. Too many neutrals are spoiling the eyeshadow broth!

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  10. hey in how many days did ur box arrive.... mine was dispatched on 6th December ... but am yet to receive it ..... is that normal ?

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    1. Oh! I think you need to contact them asap! But did you get the electronic notification or does it say left sorting facility or something? If the former, you need to calculate from the date of acceptance. It takes anything from 10 to 14 days after electronic notification for mine to arrive and there are Christmas delays all around.

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    2. it says on 12th ...left sorting facility .... does it get tracked after that ...I did contact the support and they said u can track ... but my last update is on 12th ...... is that how it is ... am sorry this is the first time I have ordered so apologies for silly q s .... :)

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    3. No worries. Mine reaches in around a week after leaving the country. So it's around time. If you don't get it by this weekend, do contact them on Monday. You can't track it once it leaves the country/sorting facility.

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  11. Please don't think I'm rude - I'll approve of and reply to as many comments as I can each day, but since I'm travelling and have a zillion places to see each day (and a zillion things to buy) I'm struggling for time. I can't wait to be back, share my buys with you and interact as usual!

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  12. I have to say how nice Lip Factory CS is.. its amazing how cool they are. Let me share my tragic story.. I subscribed for October and November box, neither arrived. I contacted them.. they replaced my October box, that also didnt arrive. I contacted them and they dispatched my replacement Nov box, though I told them I will be relocating soon. I think they were busy during the holidays and missed my note or just forgot.. Now comes the unbelievable moment.. after I mailed them explaining my situation and how heartbroken I am about my undelivered boxes, they send BOTH the boxes to my sister's Canada address.. So over all they have send me 3 boxes for each month, so 6 boxes in total and without a single need for persuasion! I am blown away with their dedication and generosity. after an awful experience with a certain Indian beauty box, I just cant believe what they have done. I blindly recommend their boxes. they only hitch is make sure the country you are form, rather the city and PO in your area are honest, or you'll get ripped off like I did with bloody thieves stealing your packages! Also have to say that Renu is a super nice person. I mailed her in panic when my boxes werent delivered and she wrote a nice long reply to what all options I had n it was very helpful. Unfortunately the Delhi foreign posts is neither helpful nor honest.. but that is another matter.. over all, I hope I can do something for the lip factory people for the generosity they've shown, so I will write super positive reviews for them whenever I see their brand mentioned :P

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  13. Hey! I'm so glad it worked out for you. They are the best, I haven't seen anything like their customer care! They sent me the December box to arrive just before I left on vacation, when I told them I wouldn't be able to see it till the month-end otherwise! And they're also going to address the broken lipstick issue for the second time - who does that? I'm subscribing for life! And thanks for the kind words about me - I was glad to be of some help!

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