A while back when we were advised that the Love Me Beauty (LMB) Subscription service was changing I was slightly disappointed as loved popping in and out of this monthly beauty subscription service especially when I seen a particular range of brands / products I wanted to try as it was reasonably priced at £10.00 (+ £3.95 p&p) a month (I always bought these myself).
Firstly you need to sign up – 1 month membership is £5 but states minimum contract is 3 months. Then after you become a LMB member you will gain access to LMB factory prices, I think you can purchase as many or as little beauty products (Phase Zero) at reduced prices, which will be added to your £5 – LMB advised this will save us 77%. This service sounds similar to the Beauty Pie service which I will also be posting a review on shortly. You can buy the ‘Phase Zero’ products without a membership but works out a lot more expensive this way especially if you are purchasing a number of items.
Initially I wasn’t really sure about this new service so when I was approached early last month by Love Me Beauty to see if I would like to receive some of the new Phase Zero products for *review consideration I was delighted and thought what a great way to see from the start what Phase Zero products are really like. However although my package was sent quickly by LMB it went the scenic route and did not arrive with me until the beginning of last week.
I received the following five lip products (members price £3.50 each RRP £12); two liquid lipsticks, two lip glosses and one lip topper in a heavier see through / silver resealable packet and all arrived in an outer cardboard box as well.
When I opened the package first impressions were good as outer packaging of the lip products felt good, do like the silver colour way though does scratch v easily. Now onto the products themselves, feel and look quite high quality, have a see through hard plastic bottom with cream screw top, with the Phase Zero makeup embossed in black on the front. They all have a sponge tip applicator and a vanilla / caramel smell, although for me not too overpowering.
I received the following (swatches of all at the bottom):
Liquid Lipstick in ‘Gingerbread’:
This is my favourite – a lovely dark dusty pink ‘neutral’ colour, applies really easily and does not feel drying at all but this could be due in part to it not drying completely on the lips. There is transfer initially but when product dries a bit more, transfer reduces. I have tried it without a lip balm and over a lip balm and feels comfortable both ways but I just prefer using a lip balm prior to any lip products, always leave a few minutes before I apply lip pencils, lipstick, lip gloss, liquid lipsticks etc. It is quite long-lasting but I found to ensure full colour need to reapply after drinking / eating, but I find this the case with most lip products anyway. High praise I know, but I am liking this particular one as much as my Charlotte Tilbury liquid lipsticks. Recommend trying this one if you can as I would definitely go on and purchase.
Liquid Lipstick in ‘Chai Latte’:
This is a caramel / coffee colour as the name suggests and is again a nice neutral shade and applies the same as above but this is not a colour for me personally, just too brown toned. I find it does not work well for my light skin tone but still a good quality liquid lipstick. Least favourite but this is just down to the shade.
Lip Gloss in ‘Postbox Red’:
This is a gorgeous red shade, more pigmented than a lot of red lip glosses and also feels comfortable on the lips, only v slightly sticky initially. It is definitely better to apply a lip liner with this gloss and apply a few coats to avoid any streaks. Definitely will keep using this as think it is also lovely over a red lipstick as gives it that little bit extra which I love. I have also used on top the Gingerbread liquid lipstick and love the finish, pink / orangey red shade. 2nd Favourite and would purchase as well.
Lip Gloss in ‘Dark Burgundy’:
As with the red lip gloss this dark burgundy shade with a slight shimmer applied really easily, found it slightly more sticky initially, it does apply a bit more streaky but just need to apply a few coats to address this. Will also continue to use but just not one I would reach for too much but this is down to the shade not the quality.
Lip-Topper in ‘Holo-lip’
This is a shimmer lip product to apply over any lip product it does apply really easily and does stand out, I personally think the best way to apply is to the middle of the lips. Perfect for that party night, would not go on to purchase but this is just because I would not use that much.
From left to right: Gingerbread, Postbox Red, Dark Burgundy, Chai Latte and Lip-Topper
Over the moon that I received these products to try, really impressed with quality, surpassed my expectations. Have checked online and see there are other colours available which I am thinking about purchasing. I was unsure about this ‘new’ LMB service as when you add the price of the products onto the cost of the monthly membership could work out a lot more than you thought but if the quality of the other products are as good as these lip products It would definitely be worth it.
Also love what is available now to pre-order; selection of eye shadows starting from only £2.90 for members, one of my favourite makeup items – there also is a palette available to purchase to put them in which is great. I would recommend checking out this new LMB service especially if you love makeup items as much as me. Look forward to seeing what they have in store for us in future months. Having a minimum subscription of 3 months may put some people off but as it is only £5 a month it is not too bad and definitely works out better than purchasing items at non-member prices. In addition currently when you sign up and use the code PZONEOFF at checkout you should get your first month free.
You can find out more about the new LMB subscription service here but noted some of the terms and conditions may not have been revised fully yet, still refers to the ‘old’ service.
Look forward to any comments you may have – love to know what you think about the LMB changes or if you have signed up to this new service already?
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Thank you – enjoy the remainder of the weekend and take care.
Best Wishes Liz x
* Received for review.