So when my bf offered to take me shopping this weekend, I jumped at the excuse for a makeup roadtrip! I love browsing in Sephora, and I had never even seen an Ulta before, so I was super excited! Keep reading if you want to see what I picked up and hear some of my initial impressions of the products :)
|Ulta Wild Side Collection|
|Top row: Smoke and Black Ink|
Bottom row: Truffle and Polished
|Top row: Flutter and Chianti|
Bottom row: Iceland and Cherry Bomb
|Girlie Cheek Color|
|Swatches of the Ulta Dual Ended Lip & Eye Liner|
Left: Bloom, Right: Raisin
|Swatches of the Ulta Dual Ended Eye Liner|
Left: Plum, Right: Black
|Swatches of Ulta Dual Ended Lip Gloss|
Left: Starlet, Right: Siren
I got a couple other things (like NYX white eye base. Looove it!), but Blogger's been so tempermental lately and this post is already picture-heavy. I've wanted to post this for two days now!
So far, I'm really liking the Ulta eyeshadows that I've tried from the neutral palette, and the lipglosses are pretty great. They're not at all sticky and last a pretty long time.
The mascara has a super strange wand which has taken some time learning to use, but I like the effect it gives my lashes. Just can't use it on the bottom lashes as it's not waterproof and tends to give me raccoon eyes half-way through the day.
The blush is a pretty, universally flattering shade of pink which, while not making a big impression, does give my cheeks a subtle blushed look. I love the packaging which feels sturdy and is the perfect size and shape for a fluffy blush brush.
The eyeliners are decent. I've read many reviews saying they're too hard or dry, which is luckily not a problem I'm having. They're smooth and creamy, but don't seem to last overly long.
Next time, I'll post on the rest of the stuff I picked up at Ulta and the cute little Benefit set I got at Sephora, so stay tuned! If you have any questions about anything I mentioned here or my experience in general, don't hesitate to ask :)