It’s haul time y’all. I have been so good so far this year at not buying any beauty products, but I definitely took advantage of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and their 20% off coupon to pick up some great deals and some items that had been on my wish list for a while. I didn’t get all of this at once. This is three orders spread out over the last four or five weeks. Let’s take a look.
BECCA Best Of Becca Blushed Radiance set: Create the iconic BECCA glow with a collection of bestselling products that impart natural luminosity and a subtle flush of colour. Includes: Mineral Blush in Flower Child (0.087 oz), Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal (0.085 oz), Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight Wand in Moonstone (0.17 oz), and Backlight Priming Filter (0.2 oz). I have been wanting to try some more Becca products for the last year or so. I only have one small sample size of the Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal and it’s beautiful. I’ve missed out on previous sets like this, so I could not resist this one. When I received the Platinum 20% off perk, I added this to my cart right away. I am so excited to try these products out.
LORAC Riesling Romance Palette and CC Cream: LORAC’s Color Correcting (CC) Cream instantly neutralizes redness and imperfections with a natural-looking, semi-matte finish. This 6-in-1 specially-tinted makeup neutralizes, primes, moisturizes, brightens, soothes and helps your skin look healthy and youthful. CC Cream is oil, silicone, paraben and fragrance free and is suitable for all skin types. Both of these items were 21 DoB deals. The Riesling Romance Palette was a Black Friday special that I missed out on, so I wanted to pick it up when I saw that it was back. The CC Cream was a gamble for me. I don’t have a lot of experience with CC Creams, but I like Lorac, so at half price I wanted to give it a shot.
Stila One Step Correct Triple Swirl Helix Primer: This primer, color corrector, brightener and anti-aging skincare serum does it all with the help of Stila’s Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex. Green tone instantly neutralizes redness and conceals blemishes. Lavender tone counteracts sallow undertones for a vibrant, energized look. Peach tone brightens, illuminates and helps diminish the appearance of sun spots. The weightless, creamy formula blends imperceptibly into skin and won’t clog pores or settle into fine lines…so all anyone will notice is your perfectly flawless skin! I had heard some good things about this primer, and color correction is something that I definitely need. The 21 DoB price point was easier for me to swallow than regular price, so I went ahead and took the plunge. I’ve tried it a few times so far, and am still making up my mind. I’m glad that I got it, but I’m not sure that I love it yet.
Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs. Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette: New-Trals are the new Neutrals! Upgrade your new natural eye looks with the new generation of natural shades in Makeup Revolution’s New-Trals vs. Neutrals. I have been really enjoying the products that I have tried from Makeup Revolution, and this palette is gorgeous. It was already in my wish list when all the hype for the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette hit. I see some similar shades in this palette to the Sweet Peach. I’m not saying that they are dupes, but I think this palette will help stave off the temptation to buy the Peach palette. Since this palette is $10, you can use the Ulta $3.50 off of $10 coupon and get it for $6.50, which is worlds better than the $49 for the Too Faced palette.
Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara: Get the royal treatment! Essence’s Lash Princess Volume Mascara is presented in a fantastic evening gown design and has a unique wand applicator designed for extra control to reach every lash. The prestige inspired cobra brush is specially shaped to lift, separate, and cover each individual lash for the most majestic volume. CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara: The CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara gives you 400% more volume for fuller lashes. I’ve been having problems with mascara lately. I’ve been trying to go through all of the samples and gift with purchase mascaras that I have, but I haven’t been liking any of them. I have heard a lot of people rave about this CoverGirl mascara for the last year, so I am finally going to bite the bullet and try it out. I also picked up the Essence Lash Princess because I have used it before and know that I really like it. So, if the CoverGirl mascara bombs, at least I’ll have a mascara that I know I will enjoy to fall back on.
Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette: The Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette helps sweep away makeup, oil, and impurities from bristles to give you truer, more consistent color application. Performance-grade silicone is lightweight and ergonomically designed to fit comfortably over your hand. Exclusive multi-textured surfaces designed to gently work between the bristles for enhanced deep cleansing. All synthetic materials that are easy to clean, and 100% cruelty-free. Heat resistant and dishwasher safe. I had to try this new Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette. This is an obvious drugstore take on the Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning products that are ridiculously priced. This handy little gadget is about $15, which some of you may still this is ridiculously priced, but again, you can use the Ulta $3.50 off of $10 coupon to knock it down to $11.50. With two brush cleanser samples included, I thought it was a reasonable price to try it out. Anything to make brush cleaning faster and more efficient.
So that’s my haul. I should be set for some time. Several of these items have been in my wish list for a while, so I’m very excited to play with them. Did you take advantage of Ulta’s 21 days of Beauty? How about the 20% off coupon for Platinum members? Or have you been saving your money for Sephora’s spring sale? Let me know what you’ve been hauling in the comments below.