Happy December everyone! I really can’t believe that it’s already December. November just flew by for me. I am completely losing track of time. Anyway, I have some new displays to show you from Ulta and Walmart. Actually I’ve had these photos over a week, but I haven’t had the chance to post ’em until now. I’ll start with my Walmart finds.
I was really tempted to pick up a couple of these Hard Candy Top Ten palettes. They come in five different shade families: purple, green, nude, pink, and blue. What really grabbed my attention was the nude palette called Naturally Gorgeous.
Looks like Hard Candy has a Naked Palette dupe out now. I haven’t tried Hard Candy shadows before, so I don’t know how this palette will perform, but if you are in the market for a palette like this, it may be worth a shot. Hard Candy Top Ten palettes are $6.00 at Walmart.
I also spotted these Maybelline Total Eye Look kits at Walmart. Each kit contains a different Maybelline mascara, eyeshadow quad, and eyeliner pencil. These sets are $10 each.
At Ulta I found the first Spring 2013 release, the L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quads. The six quads seem to be a good mix of neutrals and bold shades to satisfy a wide variety of users. These quads launched in Europe in October, I believe, so if you are not in the US you may have already seen these around. They are around $5-$6.
I also spotted the Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Longlasting Lipstick at Ulta. I am not really a fan of Longlasting Lipsticks because I find them to be really drying and uncomfortable. However, if they are your bag, Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Longlasting Lipsticks may be just right for you.
Ulta also had a couple interesting palettes out.
This is the NYX Box of Smokey Look Collection. (Awkward name.) According to NYX: “If you’re addicted to smokey eyes, this kit is custom-made for you. It contains a palette of pigmented eye shadows to create gray smokey eyes, purple smokey eyes, bronze smokey eyes and natural smokey eyes. Kit also contains 3 blushes, face powders,concealers, lip colors, 12 glitter creams and 1 black eye liner.” Here’s a closer look of the shadows and creams.
The top trays of shadow slide open to reveal the face products. Ulta had the palette available for $24.99, but it is currently priced at $22 over at nyxcosmetics.com.
The other palette that caught my attention at Ulta was the Film Noir 12-piece Collection. Ulta has had this palette out for awhile now, but every time I see it, I want to get it. The deep jewel tones are gorgeous in real life.
I’ve swatched some of the shadows in the store, and they seem really pigmented. The nine shadows also come with a cheek color, a lip color, and a mini eyeliner. At only $12.99, I really should just bite the bullet and buy the palette.
That’s all I have for today. There will be many new displays popping up as Spring 2013 launches here in the States. 2012 brought us some really great products, so I can’t wait to see what 2013 has for us.