This month’s theme was “Believe in Unicorns,” and I got 4 full-size magical products.
*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!
Holographic Highlighter Palette
from Naked Cosmetics
The first thought I had when I opened this palette was that it reminded me A LOT of Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Aurora Glow Kit palette that I already own. Even the packaging is similar. Some of the colors are a little different, but it basically makes me think of a less glittery version of Aurora, which is fine by me. I’m not a fan of glittery highlighters. It also blends nicely and is buildable.
Retail Value: $32*
*Maybe that’s the sale price plus tax?
Matte Lipstick in “Wondrous Wine”
from Chella Skin Care
Matte lipstick is my jam, so I was excited to try this out. The color is really pretty, but it definitely wasn’t transfer-proof. I didn’t like how it ended up settling into the creases in my lips, either. Even when I reapplied, you could see the dark lines underneath. I don’t think I’ll be reaching for this one much in the future. 😦
Retail Value: $20
Pro Series 3-Piece Eye & Brow Brush Set
I had never tried Aesthetica brushes before. These have good quality synthetic bristles and the handles are a comfortable length. The angled brush is a little thicker than the ones I already have, so it’s a nice alternative for doing my brows. The spoolie is the perfect length and is great for my brows or my lashes.
Retail Value: $45
Glo Stix Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Honey Bun”
from Glo by Glory
You know I love my liquid lippies! I really, really wanted to like this one, and the color is gorgeous. This independent beauty brand is based in Austin, TX (any Texas brand gets extra points in my book <3) and is 100% cruelty-free. I hate to say I was disappointed with this lipstick. It stayed sticky from the moment I put it on, even though I blotted it after about 2 minutes. By the time it stopped being sticky, it had gotten patchy over the course of the day. Some lipsticks fade evenly in such a way that it looks like a subtle ombré effect–no such luck with this one. I’m probably going to end up tossing it. 😦
Retail Value: $18
Total Package Value: $119*
*If you go off of the website prices, it’s $110.99 (using the sale price of the palette). For $14.99, that’s an absolute steal!
October will be bringing the IBY “City Limits” palette. Can’t wait to see what else!
What goodies did you get in your beauty subscription(s) this month? Anything you recommend?
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