Ok, i’m going to rant a little bit first before i review the goods…This is only like my 3rd time being to Ulta, i usually only go there because Sephora is so far away. *Disclaimer* I just want to say that I went on a weekend, (but i’ve been to Sephora on a weekend too…) First complaint; not one employee asked if I needed help (pet peeve of mine.) Second; They pretty much had ZERO Ulta nail polishes left…ok they had like 5, but still! Third; the Ulta make-up display was a mess and very hard to shop. (The products themselves are set so far back in the display, I wish I took a pic)
OK sorry, rant over…Anyway, they did (and still do until 9/28) have a super sale on their Ulta brand make-up going on, so thats why I went. I do have to say that I am very happy with my purchase! I have never tried Ulta Brand products before and I was (mostly) pleasantly surprised! I’ll show you what I got, then give you a break down of how I got this deal! =)
Ok, So all of the things I bought were half off…and on top of that they have *free gift with purchase going on. (If you buy $12 worth of Ulta Products, you can get a full size Eye Shadow, Lip Balm or Gel Eye Liner Pencil.) So, I got 2 Ulta Eye Shadows on sale for $4 each, an Ulta Super Stretch Mascara in “Black/Brown” for $4, Ulta Brilliant Color Lip Gloss in “Sugar Plum” for $4 and Ulta Nail Polish in “Brownette” for $2. I ALSO used one of their $3.50 off a $10 coupons found online! Phew! So, all of this cost me $10.50!
I really liked the mascara, eye shadows and the nail polish. If they had more polishes to choose from I probably wouldn’t have chosen this color but i’m kind of happy I did, I don’t have any colors like it! The shadows were decently pigmented and easy to use, but they did have moderate fall out. The mascara was good, it does have kind of a strong smell but it doesn’t run or flake so that outweighs the negative for me. The only thing I didn’t care for was the gloss…first of all you have to dunk it in like 5 times to get enough on your lips…the color is pretty (i was hoping it would be a little more of a darker ‘plum, but thats ok,) but it’s also more sticky than I prefer. Here is a look i did using the products, I was going for a ‘fallish’ type look:
What do you think? Have you used Ulta make-up? Leave a comment/question below!
I will say I am defiantly going back for some different Ulta products and do a thrifty deal again before the sale is over!
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