November’s theme was “Girls Can!” Keep reading to see what was inside.
*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!
Unicorn Tears Liquid Highlighter
from Beauty Creations
To be honest, I’ve never used a liquid highlighter like this before. This one was really pretty; I just applied a couple of drops to each cheekbone and blended. I’m still partial to a regular powder or pressed powder highlighter, but it’s always good to try new things!
Retail Value: $17
Brow Lift Brow Highlighting Pencil
from Sormé Cosmetics
I get a little annoyed when a Sormé product is included because they don’t have their own website that you can buy from. I was able to find it on Amazon for much cheaper than Yes, Oh Yas! claimed. It’s similar to the Chella brow pencil I got a couple of months ago; its creamy formula blends really nicely. I don’t really prefer one over the other.
Retail Value: $22
BK40 Deluxe Badger Oval Shadow Brush
from Crown Brushes
I’m not usually a fan of natural bristle brushes; I definitely don’t prefer them. I have to admit, though, that this one feels really nice and does a great job of applying eyeshadow with no fallout. Its size and shape lend well to doing an all-over color when I’m running late in the morning, but it’s still small enough to do some eye contouring, as well. It’s a very affordable price point, so if natural bristles aren’t a deal-breaker for you, I’d certainly recommend it.
Retail Value: $19
Brilliant Highlighter in “Swirling Pearl”
from Mirabella Beauty
This highlighter and I didn’t start off so well. When I took it out of the mailer envelope, it had completely detached from the pan but at least managed to stay intact:
It’s a gorgeous color, but between YoY and ipsy, I feel like I’ve been getting highlighter overload lately. I’m also disappointed to say that I contacted Yes, Oh Yas! after opening it, and I haven’t gotten any response at all. 😦 Anyway, this highlighter is currently on sale for $10, so get on it!
Retail Value: $42
Lip Contour Palette
For lippie lovers, this is like Christmas–6 lip colors, 4 lip liners, and a lip brush! Lips aren’t my thing. I tend to stick with a neutral liquid lip that will stay most of the day. If I had to pick just one makeup item to wear, it would probably be my pressed powder foundation or liquid eyeliner. (Sunscreen is skincare, so it doesn’t count. 🙂 ) I swatched these colors, and they didn’t seem to be long-wear, plus I didn’t see myself carrying this palette around for touch-ups, so I gave it to my friend Danielle, who I know will give it a good home. She’s the reigning queen of lipsticks. ❤
Retail Value: $45
Total Value: $145*
*If you go by the website prices, the total comes out to $82.06 (I didn’t use sale prices, and I divided the liquid highlighter price by 6, since it’s normally a set of 6.) For $14.99 + shipping that’s still a heck of a deal!
What goodies did you get this month? Tell me all about them in the comments!
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