So Susan Lip Love Bag Review – January 2017

Price of the Bag is $20.95 (Approx £16.69)
No. of items in the Bag – 4
Total value of contents in the box £72.36

There’s been quite a lot of skin care inside this month’s beauty boxes which I guess is obligatory seeing it’s the start of a brand new year but let’s face it there’s only so much I or anyone else for that matter can use on just the one face so it was certainly refreshing to see this month’s Lip Love Bag, a make-up centric subscription that features brands such as So Susan, Jelly Pong Pong and Trifle Cosmetics and it’s a completely skin care free zone! For their January “I Love Being Ambitious” edition they’ve featured two lip products, a highlighter and a eyeshadow palette, all of which are contained inside a limited edition make up bag which oozes fun and vibrance this month!

The So Susan collection ranges from make-up to nail varnish combining their lovely portfolio of colours with science. Their philosophy is to create colours which last, are cruelty free and also much kinder to your skin. As well as the philosophy behind the brand, I love the feminine and pretty designed packaging which always stands out for me. I’ve tried quite a few products from their collection and already have quite a few firm favourites.

1.  LipoPout in ‘Parrots’ by So Susan – Full Size RRP £15.10

I absolutely love these paper cased lipsticks from the Lip Love Bags and always get excited to add another one to my ever growing collection but it’s another pale shade that just doesn’t complement my pale skin tone! 

The shade Parrots leans towards a candy floss pink hue and although I’m not a fan of the shade and much prefer their darker colours which don’t look as chalky, the formula itself is creamy and smooth. Also it’s not very forgiving on dry lips so you’ll need to ensure your lips are exfoliated and moisturised to get the best finish.

2.  Liptensity in ‘Intensity’ by Jelly Pong Pong – Full Size RRP £15.90

This highly hydrating gloss in a stunning red hue boasts a thick formula to enable you to have an intense colour that shines and lasts at the same time. It’s also infused with Sweet Almond Oil to help reduce chapped skin and promises to keep the lips succulently soft. Unfortunately this contains almond oil and I really didn’t fancy rocking those balloon lips (the joys of having a nut allergy!).

3.  Liquid Glow by Trifle Cosmetics – Full Size RRP £15.90

I received this inside my Look Fantastic Beauty Box this month so I’m little sad to see it again but there’s no doubt that this is such a gorgeous highlighter however I can’t see myself using this up anytime soon as a little goes a very long way! Described to give your complexion a boom of rosy brilliance, this pink highlighter has a soft finish when blended out but its true beauty really comes to life when it catches the light. As well as being vegan and cruelty-free, it’s also formulated with Cocoa Extract to hydrate the skin.

4.  Dream Palette in ‘Midnight Ride’ by Jelly Pong  – Full Size RRP £17.00

This antioxidant-rich eye shadow palette contains four shades from browns to a smokey grey and are formulted with a luxurious airy texture that moisturises and melts onto the skin, making your shadows last longer, with no fall-out. Infused with radiance-boosting minerals, Vitamin K to alleviate dark circles and Copper Peptide to promote collagen and elastin growth around the delicate eye area. I love the combination of the shades, all which can be used individually or together to achieve a beautiful day or evening look.

My Verdict

If you favour make up over skin care then the So Susan Lip Love Bag is the perfect destination to get acquainted with a cruelty-free collection from brands such as So Susan, Jelly Pong Pong and Trifle Cosmetics plus it’s a guilt-free way to build up your make up stash without breaking the bank. Unfortunately for me, this month’s line up was a little hit and miss due  to a number of factors which is to be expected sometimes as not every month can be a winner but nonetheless I did love the palette although I’m little gutted about the Liptensity as the shade is so stunning! Nonetheless, the bag features all full sized products so it’s incredible value for money and great for those who want to discover more skin friendly and cruelty-free alternatives. 

The Lip Love Bag literally caters for every make-up addict regardless of whether you’re a pro or just want to experiment with different products and shades that may usually be outside of your comfort zone. One of the aspects I really love is that So Susan are always churning out new revolutionary products so you can always expect to discover something new as well as some of their classic and popular products too. 

Lip Love Bag Offer:

Receive 1 extra bag, free of charge when you purchase a  6-month subscription option. Use the code WHICHBEAUTYBOX1 at the checkout via

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