March is National Women’s History Month, so this month’s YoY theme was “Girl Power!”
*Note: prices listed as photo captions are what I found on the respective product websites at the time of posting. Yes, Oh Yas! stopped listing the dollar value of the box and just provided the total savings, based on the information they received from the individual partner companies.
Lash Allure Mascara in “Black”
from Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics
The packaging is different than on the website, which threw me a little, but I digress. I’m not a mascara girl. It was my least favorite part of doing stage makeup for ballet performances as a little girl, and I still avoid at all costs as an adult. I was going to put this mascara in my giveaway bag, but then I was getting ready for a wedding and needed some mascara to prep my lashes for putting on my falsies. I’m not really a mascara connoisseur, but this one doesn’t appear to be waterproof, so I probably wouldn’t have chosen it for myself. It came off fairly easily at the end of the night, so at least there’s that.
Ultra Precision Eyeliner in “Black”
from Doucce Cosmetics
I love, love, love this liner for my waterline. It goes on so smoothly with great pigmentation, and because it’s waterproof, it lasts all day. Two thumbs up, for sure.
Semisweet Eye Crayon
from Mirabella Beauty
I’m not a fan of the smudgy eyeliner look (probably because I’m not good at it–or maybe I’m not good at it because I don’t like it…hm.) Anyway, this pencil is waterproof and works great on my waterline instead. It goes on smooth as butter and creates a bit of a softer look than black.
Peachy Blush Cheek to Cheek Palette
from IBY Beauty
The palette is cute, and these shades will flatter any complexion. These blushes blend like a dream and pack some serious pigmentation–a little bit of product goes a loooooong way. The website describes “Jive” as a Coral Peach and “Cha-Cha” as an Orange Marmalade. There’s also a Rosy Blush palette, which is what I probably would have gravitated towards. It contains “West Coast Swing” (Burnt Hibiscus) and “Foxtrot” (Rose Taupe.) This peachy palette will be gorgeous for spring/summer.
PS: these blushes contain Rosehip Seed Oil, which is great for your skin, and this product is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. 🙂
Lush Matte Cream in “Butter Cake”
from Moira Beauty
I love trying new brands, and this was one I’d never even heard of before! I liked how well it set without being sticky or drying, and the color is a really flattering nude. My only complaint was that it started to break up over the course of the day, and it didn’t touch up well. At such a reasonable price point, though, you don’t have much to lose by trying it out. You’ve got 22 shades to choose from!
Total Value: $84.99
For $14.99 means I saved 82% on retail! What are you waiting for?
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