Huge August Makeup Haul!
Ulta Beauty Kit - I Woke Up Like This
I started this month with an empty face primer and I wanted something not too pricey, but also something that works decently. I went into Ulta to find something I can work with and I was happily surprised to find a kit that included everything I needed.The kit was big, it had about 7 products in it and it happened to be on sale from $24 lowered to about $19. I was EXCITED when I found this gem of a kit in the clearance section.
Here is what it included:
The kit was named the Ulta Beauty Collection- " I Woke Up Like This" (7 piece primer essentials kit).
-Matte eye primer
-Color correcting face primer
-Color correcting face stick
-Lash primer-shade enhancing blue tint
-Oil control primer and setter balm
-A beauty blender!
Such a great sale price for all these pieces.Honestly I haven't tried all the pieces from it, but I did try the lip primer. My thoughts on the lip primer are that I would definitely use a lip scrub before the primer because it won't create an effect if you have chapped lips underneath it. The beauty blender excites me because of its softness and its texture I think it would do good work. As far as everything else, I'm glad it is even included in this kit!
Ulta Beauty Collection Kit
The next kit I received at Ulta was a surprise to me, because it wasn't part of my purchase, it was a free gift. I think I had enough points on purchases I had made previously and along with this I also received a free birthday gift.
The kit was also packed with many goodies from the Ulta brand. I received: (below)
-A nude eye shadow palette
-Contour palette with translucent pressed powder
-Black & plum colored eye pencil
-Small contour brush for contour kit
-Lip primer (second one I received)
-A dark plum lip pencil
-Dark plum liqiud lipstick
-Eye shadow glittery primer
This was such a steal because it was so many goodies! Thank you ULTA!
I loved the lip pencil and the mascara the most.
August Ipsy Bag Arrived Just on Time!
My Ipsy bag couldn't have arrived at a better time, right around my birthday and right when I made my purchase at Ulta.
Ipsy this month was hooking it up with a really nice contour brush from Crown Cosmetics. Super glad I can change out my cheap brushes I bought online with nice brushes that Ipsy sent me over the past year. I have about 5 new brushes in total from their collections.
The next item was Winky Lux - full coverage concealer. I haven't heard of this brand, but their packaging is super cute with little lashy eyes all over the bottle. (sounds weirder than it looks)
I also received an eye shadow from the Balm Voyage collection from The Balm Cosmetics, I also have a bunch of their shades in the cute little squares they sent them in! The shades are cool because can be used as a cheek luminizer in addition to being an eye shadow collection. This shade as you can guess is a light off white color that pops the inner corner of your eyes or highlights the brow bone.
Next product was a serum for everyday use (day and night) Derma-E Vitamin Concentrated Serum. Hearing all this stuff about vitamin E being the secret to keeping your skin tight and youthful as we age, I am eager to start using products like these asap! 5 stars for this product. Thanks IPSY!
Final product was an HD Finishing Powder from Naked Cosmetics good for if you use foundation daily and need a powder to give you a matte look after. I haven't leaned on finishing powders, but I do use a powder from Cover girl and am willing to try something new because I've been using it for about 3 years ..
Bag in perspective, I would give it about 4 stars. I have the balm collection already because of previous bags, and I'm not a fan of concealer because that is the easiest product to buy in my perspective. As well as to say I wasn't too big on the HD powder unless I change my mind after I write this. I did also go back to my Ipsy log in on their website and retake the beauty quiz so that the next Ipsy I receive is a bit more customized to my liking! I recommend it and ill share how I like my next months beauty picks.
Free Gifts + What I Bought
If you subscribe to the mailing list for both Sephora and Ulta, every year on your birthday they'll give you a free gift when you go to the store.
That is what I did this year, here is what I received!
From Ulta not only did they give me that free blue bag Ulta collection (because of my points) , but I also received a mascara from Lancome in a cute birthday card.
From Sephora I even had options to choose from and I chose the Tarte gift with a blush and lip gloss. The blush is a pink/soft shade that is very subtle when worn and the lip gloss is almost the same shade, but a nude darker blush. I gave it to my mom because I liked the way it looked on her and I didn't take a pic of it before.
What I bought:
Separately, (because I didn't receive enough makeup right)
I bought a Tarte Palette (on the go palette) because I had a Sephora gift card and the palette was perfectly priced at $23 when I had $25 on the card. I treated myself to cute matte shades that I didn't have and was happy to find that the shades complimented the brown eyes best! It had light and dark purple hues as well as light for the inner eye.
I also bought a hair mask because I just refreshed my hair color recently and I chose the Mark Anthony Argan oil hair mask. Haven't used it either, but i'm never disappointed from those masks.