This month’s theme was “Resting Witch Face” (appropriate since I suffer from RBF), and I got 5 full-size bewitching 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!
Lipstick in “Tangerine”
from STIKS Cosmetiks
I really dig the idea of this lipstick. It has a flip top so you can apply it one-handed, and the packaging looks cool and futuristic. It’s just not my kind of lipstick (I love longwear liquid). I swatched this beauty, and the color isn’t really my jam, either. It’s also weird that this color isn’t on the website. Maybe it was seasonal? Anyway, it does seem that the color is buildable, which is nice. It went on a little sheer at first, but then I was able to amp up the color with another coat. Bonus: you can also use STIKS on your cheeks and eyes. This lipstick will be going to a good home with my friend Danielle, who is the queen of lipstick. Her collection is legendary. 🙂
Retail Value: $20
Nail Lacquer in “I Been Drinkin'”
from NCLA Beauty
It’s always nice to get a new nail polish that isn’t similar to colors you already have. This lovely watermelon pink is a great addition to my collection. It’s a little bright for fall, but when you live in Florida and it still feels like summer, it’s easier to get away with. 🙂
I was really happy with how this lacquer applied. It was opaque enough that I only needed to do one coat. It’s also free of yucky things like Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, TPHP, and Xylene, AND it’s cruelty-free. The only thing left is to test out it’s staying power. Time will tell.
Retail Value: $18
Visionary Longwear Eyeshadow
from Mirabella Beauty
This eyeshadow may be longwear, but it also has a nice and light creamy texture. True to its name, it stayed in place all day long. I haven’t tried this out yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this shade also works as a gorgeous blush. Since it has a shimmer, it would probably take care of highlighting your cheekbones, too. BAM!
If you want to try it, I’d recommend you get on it now. At the time of writing this post, it’s on sale for $10! You have this and 2 other shades to choose from.
Retail Value: $30
Luxe Pro Smudger Brush
from Skone Cosmetics
I’m a brush collector–I have more than I know what to do with. I’ve used other smudged brushes, but they’re so stiff that they end up feeling scratchy and irritating my skin. Thankfully that’s not the case with this one. It’s stiff enough to do its job, but it didn’t hurt my skin. It has a nice wooden handle and nylon bristles (cruelty free!)
Retail Value: $20
City Limits Eyeshadow Palette
from IBY Beauty
Yes, Oh Yas! promised a palette every month, and they delivered. There’s a variety of shades and a mix of matte and shimmer. A couple of the darker shades are patchy, but I’m less likely to use them often, so whatever. Similar to the Desert Vibes Palette I got in July, there are 12 Rosehip Seed Oil-infused shades arranged from light to dark, and they apply and blend smoothly with no fallout. This product is also cruelty-free!
Retail Value: $20
Total Package Value: $116*
*If you go off of the website prices, it’s $76 (using the sale price of the Mirabella eyeshadow). For $14.99, no complaints here!
November’s palette will be a lip palette from Aesthetica–can’t wait to see what else!
What treats did you get in your beauty subscription(s) this month? Anything you recommend?
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