I can be a little dangerous after I spend the day watching my favorite beauty Youtubers. And sure enough one of those days happened to land on my day off and straight to Ulta I went. I love Ulta because it has both high end and drugstore makeup so you’ll see a bit of both products on here. In case you didn’t know, Ulta always has coupons online that you can use on your purchase. Although they don’t apply to high end makeup you can still score some money off on drugstore products which is awesome.
If you’re part of the rewards program you can use the money you’ve earned through your points on any purchase you make (drugstore or high end). I didn’t know this until recently and I’m really glad I know now. Here’s what I picked up:
There is something about glitter that instantly draws me in and the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow was no exception. I first saw this eyeshadow while watching one of Leighannsays videos and completely fell in love with it. I bought mine in Smoky Storm. I really wanted a color I didn’t have and this one stood out to me the most. I love this because you can wear it on lighter makeup days or build it up for a full glam look.
My next purchase was the Tarte Maneater Eyeshadow Palette. Ok how cute is the name of this palette?! I love it! I swatched this at Ulta and was so impressed by how buttery the eyeshadows were. I’ve been wanting to try using more matte shadows and thought this little guy was perfect. It’s quickly become my everyday palette. I didn’t know this was limited edition but I believe you can still find some in stores or on the Tarte website.
I have a ton of lipsticks but I realized that my range of nude lipsticks is limited. I struggle to find the perfect nude because my lips naturally have a tint to them so lipsticks are either too dark or too pink. When I went they had a buy one get one half off of the Maybelline Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks so I picked up a couple. The first shade I purchased was Clay Crush and the other is Daringly Nude and I love them. It definitely lives up to its name and I find it stays put for a long time. Matte lipsticks can be really drying but these are moisturizing and comfortable on the lips.
For some strange reason I’ve never purchased a lip liner. It wasn’t until I bought the NYX Slim Lip Pencil that I really noticed the difference between using and not using one. It makes your lips look plump and full without overdoing it. I bought it in the shade Neutral to pair with my nude lipsticks. If you’ve never lined your lips before I think you should definitely try it.
I’ve been really loving the natural makeup look these days and couldn’t resist this Essence Silky Touch Blush shade in Adorable. It gives you the most perfect flushed look and for the price you just can’t beat it. I couldn’t find this on the Ulta website but you can definitely find them in store. I’ve even seen Essence at Wal-Mart and Target! I also needed to pick up a new bronzer since I’ve been paler than ever. I wanted something that gave me a glow and this Rimmel London Natural Bronzer does that. For my skin tone it gives more of a sheen and makes you look like you’re glowing from within. I love these bronzers I think they are great quality and are a great size for what you pay. I recommend it if you haven’t tried them yet!
I have been meaning to try the Clinique Travel Size Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief for the longest time. I wanted to buy the travel size before I invested in the full size. When I put some on my hand in store I was really impressed. I could see and feel it moisturize my skin instantly so I’m excited to try this out. I will say that I’m a bit disappointed with the size of it. For the price I feel it should have been a little bigger given that their other travel moisturizers are double the size. Goodbye dry skin, hello moisture!
I also bought this Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray in the travel size and so far I really like it. I use it in the morning and at night after I wash my face. It’s perfect when your face feels icky from makeup or all the buildup at the end of the day. It claims to moisture dry, tight or uncomfortable skin. If I see a difference in my skin I’ll definitely report back and let you guys know but so far so good.
And that concludes the story of how quickly I can become dangerous when left alone on my days off when watching beauty videos. Happy hauling!