Saturday, January 21, 2017

Beauty Blurb | OC Lipstick Club January 2017 Rose Gold - Subscription Box Review+Swatches

Beauty Blurb: OC Lipstick Club January 2017 Subscription Box Review+Swatches featuring Kari Gran, Philosophy, Milani,Korres
Beauty Blurb: OC Lipstick Club January 2017 Subscription Box Review+Swatches

For all my fellow lipstick loving friends, there's finally a subscription box for you! The O.C. Lipstick Club is a new monthly subscription box that caters to your beauty preferences while providing a selection of curated lip products, including luxury, indie, and trendy brands. I received a complimentary box for review.

Here's what I got in the January 2017 Rose Gold box (swatches below):

  • Kari Gran Lip Whip - $21
  • Korres Mango Butter Lipstick - $19
  • Philosophy Flavored Lip Shine - $10
  • Milani Color Statement Lipstick - $6
  • Mini fragrance bottle (I got Michael Kors!)
  • A packet of bonus gifts! See what I got below.

I was impressed with the selection and liked that it was a variety of brands--most of which I'd never tried before. The whole box has a retail value of over $70 (!) but only cost $30, making it such a steal. Each box is thoughtfully packed with cute packaging too.


Beauty Blurb: OC Lipstick Club January 2017 Subscription Box Review+Swatches featuring Kari Gran, Philosophy, Milani,Korres
Left to Right: Kari Gran Lip Whip Shimmer ($21), Milani Color Statement Matte Beauty Lipstick #69 ($6), Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in "Natural Pink" ($19), Philosophy Flavored Lip Shine Gloss in "Vanilla Birthday Cake" ($10)

My favorite item in the box was the Kari Gran Lip Whip. It has a smooth texture and a nice, subtle shine with just a hint of shimmer. The minty scent is quite refreshing too.

The Milani lipstick in #69 is a deep neutral mauve. It had an opaque matte finish with fantastic color payoff. It also felt lightweight, which is something I look for when buying lipstick.

I'm a fan of Korres beauty products but hadn't tried their mango butter lipstick yet, so I was most excited for this one. It reminded me of a tinted lip balm and had a sheer and slightly glossy finish. I got it in "Natural Pink 13", which showed up as a sheer coral on my skintone.

Lastly, the Philosophy flavored lip shine is a lip gloss with a light gold sparkle. The squeeze tube and slanted applicator make it easy to apply. I didn't care too much for the scent (it was a little strong), but it's a decent gloss that applies evenly.

The great thing about this particular box is the versatility of the items included. The shades are neutral and universally flattering. Individually, they're all lovely, but they look even better layered! Case in point:

Beauty Blurb: OC Lipstick Club January 2017 Rose Gold - Subscription Box Review+Swatches
Left: Milani Color Statement Lipstick in #69 + Kari Gran Lip Whip Shimmer on top
Right: Korres Mango Lip Butter Lipstick in "Natural Pink #13" + Philosophy Flavored Lip Shine in "Vanilla Birthday Cake"

Four lip products and a mini fragrance bottle already seem generous for a $30 box, but there's more! There's even a bonus treat bag filled with samples and gifts. Mine included an Origins mask sample, a travel lip brush (I really needed this), and a Dr. Dennis Gross peel sample.

Beauty Blurb: OC Lipstick Club January 2017 Rose Gold - Subscription Box Review+Swatches


Overall, this subscription box is an incredible value filled with quality products, most of which are high-end! I highly recommend it if you're a lipstick or beauty enthusiast who is interested in trying different brands.

Thanks to O.C. Lipstick Club for the box.
Want your own? Get one here.



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