This month’s theme was “Glam Treasures,” and I got 4 full-size products. They feel so fancy, especially with that sparkly palette. Let’s jump in!
*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!
Treasure Chest Eyeshadow Palette
from Mellow Cosmetics
Whenever I’m trying a new brand for the first time, I like to check out their “About” page to learn about their history and get a feel for their vibe and company culture. I loved that Mellow’s page says outright that their products are cruelty-free and vegan (I don’t feel as strongly about the vegan aspect). That makes me a lot more likely to look into other products, knowing that this holds true for everything they make. It can be frustrating when companies aren’t very forthcoming with their stance on animal testing.
Now, about this palette…it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s mostly shimmer shades with a few mattes mixed in. The pigmentation isn’t very intense, but it’s buildable, so if you want a more subtle look for daywear, it’s easily achievable. Totally smooth application with zero fallout, and it’s so easy to blend. The glittery gold packaging is beautiful, too. I’m definitely interested in checking out some of their other products.
Retail Value: $27.99
Punk Volumizer Mascara
from Doucce Cosmetics
Full disclosure: I didn’t test this product out. I hardly ever wear mascara, and I didn’t want another tube to go to waste, so I gave it to my officemate. It’s the least I could do since she gave me a Doucce eyeshadow palette and a bunch of other cosmetics to try out. 🙂 Here’s the mascara’s description from the website:
“The jumbo brush fiber bristles are cut smaller and larger, in succession, to coat every lash, while distributing the formula evenly throughout. The lightweight and creamy formula pulls every lash upwards to create a long lasting curl without any clumping, flaking, or smudging.”
The packaging is very modern and sleek, and Doucce states on their FAQ page that they don’t do any animal testing. If I liked mascara, I’d probably be all about this one.
Retail Value: $26.99*
*A bit of a difference from the website, but not egregious.
Eyebrow Highlighter Pencil in “Ivory Lace”
from Chella Skin Care
Another cruelty-free brand that I’ve never tried before! This pencil seems very versatile. I’ve only used it as a brow highlighter; it seems you can also use it as a concealer, depending on your skin tone (and the pencil color). It comes in 4 shades, and the darker shades could be used as a bronzer, if you wanted. I don’t use it on my dark under eye circles because I prefer a liquid that’s easier to blend, but a brow bone application blended out with a smudger brush looks great! I love the fact that it’s totally matte with no shimmer at all. If the “Ivory Lace” is any indication, the color samples shown on the website are darker than real life, so keep that in mind.
Retail Value: $19.99
Pro Blush Brush
from Crown Brush
There’s literally zero description about this product on the Crown website, so I can’t tell you for sure what it’s made of, but the bristles feel synthetic to me. I like the ergonomic grooves in the handle that make it easier to hold. Other than that, there’s nothing really noteworthy about this brush. It’s denser than some of my other blush brushes. Might keep it, might give it away, haven’t decided.
Retail Value: $22.99*
*This is quite a difference from the $12 value listed on the website. There’s no indication that it’s currently on sale or anything, so I don’t really know what to make of that.
Total Package Value: $97.96*
*If you go off of the website prices, it’s $84, but for $14.99, I’ll take it!
I think one of my favorite things about Yes, Oh Yas! so far is that they send so many products from brands that aren’t super mainstream. I love discovering new brands, and I’m super excited that all of them this month are cruelty-free! (Totally assuming about the Crown brush, here.)
What fun things did you get in your beauty subscription(s) this month? Any new favs? Sharing is caring! 🙂
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