This month’s theme was “Cali Love,” and I got 5 full-size products. I absolutely loved the amount of pink in this box!
*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!
Cali Set Eyeshadow Palette
from Beauty Creations
This palette is absolutely GORGEOUS! It’s a perfect combination of 5 matte shades and 4 foil finish shades. Since last month’s palette was a warm tone palette, this cool tone was a nice balance. The pigment of all of the shades is fantastic. A couple of them have some kick-up in the pan, but there’s no fallout. I have a feeling I’ll be reaching for this palette a lot; it compliments my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette nicely.
Retail Value: $28*
*That’s an $11 difference that I can’t explain…
“Just Blot It Out!” Tea Tree Blotting Paper
from Sormé Treatment Cosmetics
I was excited to try these out because I didn’t read very closely, and I saw “Tea Tree” and automatically thought tea tree oil. I was disappointed to find that they didn’t smell like tea tree oil at all. Shows I need to actually read the information lol. They do absorb oil well (I tried one on my face and one on my husband’s), and with a pack of 100, they should last me a while.
Retail Value: $12*
*Sormé doesn’t sell directly from their website, so Amazon seems like a decent place to buy these.
Cloud Lips in “Cherub”
from Laqa & Co.
I was a little apprehensive about this one because it’s not a long-wear liquid lipstick. I was afraid it was basically a tinted lip balm, which I’m not a fan of. Oh my goodness, this lippie is so incredibly comfortable, and it packs a lot more pigment than I expected. The avocado oil in it keeps my lips moisturized all day, and it was so light that I didn’t feel like I had anything on my lips at all. I just put it on, let it set for a minute or so while I finished getting ready, and then I lightly blotted with a tissue. It looked great all day and didn’t crack, flake, or get patchy. There are only 3 other colors available right now, but I’ve got my eye on “Daydream” and “Storm.”
Retail Value: $20*
*$3 difference–I’ll let it slide…
Angle Contour Blush Brush
from Crown Brushes
I’m flush with blush brushes, so I’m going to add this to my giveaway bag. The main highlights of this brush: synthetic bristles, ergonomic handle, can be used with liquids, powders, or creams.
Retail Value: $22*
*Why does this seem to happen with Crown brushes every time? $22 is quite a difference from $14 and a HUGE difference from the current $0.95 sale price. What gives??
Pre-Party Prep Hydrating Sheet Mask
Based on the last time I tried a “primer” sheet mask, I’m pretty dubious about this one. I’m actually going to hold off on using this because we’re going to Ireland in about a month, and I wouldn’t mind being able to give my skin a moisture boost after a trans-Atlantic flight. The fewer liquids I have to transport, the better. This sheet mask is made of Tencel, which is a 100% biodegradable cellulosic fiber (why can’t all sheet masks be biodegradable??) The packaging is recyclable (hooray!) and their products contain no parabens, mineral oils, sulfates, phthalates, benzophones, artificial fragrances or pigments. Now this is a line of sheet masks that catches my attention.
Retail Value: $12*
*Again with the price differences. What the what??
Total Package Value: $94*
*If you go off of the website prices, it’s $52.94 (using the sale price of the brush), but for $14.99, it’s still a great deal.
I’m curious to see what September brings. I’m on the fence about the highlighter palette that’s coming because I already have so many highlighters, but supposedly there will be “brushes, brushes, and more brushes.” I’m hoping it’s the ones in this photo.
What goodies did you get in your beauty subscription(s) this month? Anything you recommend?
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