The theme for this month’s Yes, Oh Yas! box was “Miami Art Deco”. I got 5 full-size products this month, and I was pumped to try them out. This month’s products gave me total beach vibes and made me want to at least sit poolside with a fancy drink in my hand.
*Note: prices listed as photo captions are what I found on the respective product websites. Retail values listed below my descriptions are what was listed by Yes, Oh Yas!
Liquid Lipstick with LED Light
I thought having LED lights built into the wand was really clever, and the mirror built into the tube was also smart. The color wasn’t indicated anywhere on the tube that I could find, but in looking at the website, I’m assuming the color I got was “Prudish Pink.” I’ll admit I only swatched this product; as soon as I realized it was a lip gloss consistency, I wasn’t interested. I prefer matte finish liquid lipstick; I haven’t been a fan of lip gloss since middle school. Not saying this is a bad product, just not my thing personally, so I’ll be giving this away.
If lip gloss is your thing, you should definitely check this product out. It has some ingredients that your lips will love:
- Vitamins C & E–antioxidants to protect skin from environmental damage
- Jojoba–moisturizes chapped lips
- Macadamia Nut Oil–full of antioxidants and fatty acids that moisturize
- Green Tea–more antioxidants!
This product can be worn on its own, over lipstick, or even as a blush, according to the product website.
Retail Value: $25
Havana Eyeshadow in “Playa”
from Nomad Cosmetics
This eyeshadow is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a beautiful golden shimmer that’s universally flattering, and I love that it works well as a highlighter, too! It has Papaya Seed Oil in it to nourish your skin and help the color stay vibrant. The packaging had a classy luxe feel to it, although it is a little bulky.
I didn’t experience any fallout while using this product, which is always wonderful. This is perfect for wearing to work because I can just wear it alone for a nice subtle look, but I can also use it to highlight a more dramatic look on weekends. Versatility always earns points in my book! Cruelty-free and vegan, too? Yes, please!
Retail Value: $18*
*Not sure how to explain the $6 discrepancy, but not a huge deal.
Dew Me Baked Highlighter in “Afterglow”
from Estate Cosmetics
I’m a sucker for a good highlighter, and this one is gorgeous. I was afraid this shimmery purplish pink might be a little much for wearing to work, but if I go easy on it, it’s perfect. It blends easily, isn’t glittery, and gives my cheekbones a lovely glow.
Retail Value: $12*
*Maybe that’s including sales tax?
Smearproof Eyeliner in “Charcoal”
from Sormé Cosmetics
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a liquid liner kind of girl. I like the crispness of the line and the color intensity, plus I like not having to worry about sharpening it. I gave this a shot anyway; the square shape reminded me of some professional colored pencils I’ve seen before at the art supply store.
The color is a lovely deep charcoal, and the formula is really creamy and goes on smoothly. It has Vitamins C & E to nourish skin, as well as Lecithin to prevent dryness. It’s waterproof and smearproof, which means it lasts all day. My only complaint is that it’s difficult to keep it sharpened to continually be able to draw a precise line. I don’t know if it’s the creaminess of the formula or the square shape of the pencil, but it kept breaking off as I sharpened it. I can sort of make it work, but if I want a charcoal eyeliner, I’m pretty sure I’ll find myself reaching for my liquid liner most of the time.
Retail Value: $18*
*You can’t buy directly from their website, but they direct you to third party sellers. Maybe this seller in particular just gives a better deal.
Lip Pencil in “Retro Red”
from Laritzy Cosmetics
A good red lip liner and the perfect red lipstick are two staple items in almost anyone’s makeup collection. This pencil has a nice creamy formula that applies easily. It’s pigmented enough to be worn on its own or as a base for lipstick. I don’t know if I like it better than my Clinique Quickliner in “Intense Cranberry,” but this one is brighter, so it works better for some of my brighter reds (I own 5). I don’t get to wear red lipstick that often because I try to wear more subtle shades to work, but on the weekends, anything goes!
Retail Value: $18
Total Package Value: $91*
*If you go off of website prices, it’s $76.98, but that’s still a heck of a value for $14.99!
I loved getting to try 5 new brands for the first time! Have you tried any of these products before? If not, are there any you want to try?
Hope you’re having a great weekend!
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