Monday, February 18, 2013

Makeup Mondays: ULTA Haul

Welcome to another edition of Makeup Mondays!

Today I thought I'd share some of my recent beauty purchases with you.  My B.B.F.F. (best blogging friend foreverrrrrrrr) Keena [who just celebrated her birthday recently], gave me a gift card to Ulta for Christmas so I finally get to show her how I spent it.

In my last haul, I noticed I had so many eye and face products but no lip products.  ZERO.  Then I thought, how can I do a complete look if I don't have any lip products?  So I was on a mission to add more lip products to my beauty collection.

After MUCH debate and research, here are the things I decided upon:

Clockwise from top:  EOS lip balms, Ulta lipglosses, Ulta lipsticks, Ulta lip crayon, Maybelline color tattoo eyeshadows, Revlon lipstick, and Essence mini-lipgloss sets, lipsticks, and lip pencils.

Okay, so first up is the EOS lip balms in Strawberry Sorbet [pink], Summer Fruit [red], and Lemon Drop [yellow, duh] which actually has SPF 15.  This was pretty much a no-brainer for me.  I've heard so many rave reviews on these babies and have been wanting to try them out for a while now since they don't sell them on Guam.  Sad, I know.

I actually got to try one out since my sister brought hers with her when she came to Guam and I loved it.  These things really are amazing!  At first I fell in love with the unique packaging but these balms really do work wonders for me.  They keep my lips soft and supple without feeling oily or sticky.

Next up is the Ulta brand lip products.  I picked up two Super Shiny Lip Glosses in Flirtini and Sweet 19, two Lipsticks in Sweet Apricot and Wild Honey, and a Lip Crayon in Prom Night.  I've been needing a little more pink in my life and I have a feeling these products will do the trick.

Okay, so I just HAD to buy some kind of eye product so I chose the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows in Too Cool and Bad to the Bronze.  I've heard great reviews on these and I've been wanting to try these out as a base.  The white color really helps to make colors pop while the bronze gives it a warmer feel.  Check out my last makeup tutorial to see how I used Too Cool as a base.

I've been 'oohing' and 'aahing' over the nude lip look for quite some time now so I've been on a mission to find the perfect nude lip color.  I decided to try out Revlon's Nude Attitude to see how it would fare.  At first swatch, I didn't like it.  It's a bit too chalky looking for me but I think I'll give it a few more chances before I can give it an honest review.

And last, but not least, are the Essence lip products.  I've never heard of the Essence brand before but their products are so cheap affordable that I figured I'd give them a try.  I got two mini-lip gloss sets in New York New York and C U In London, two lipsticks in Creamy Nude and In the Nude, and two lip pencils in Honey Bun, and to match the lipstick, In the Nude.

So far the Essence products are holding their own.  The quality of these products is pretty awesome and I know I'll be purchasing this brand again.  I've used the lipsticks on more than one occasion so far and they look amazing!

Well, that's my Ulta haul for ya!  Hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts on these products and if you'd like an in-depth review on any of the products shown, feel free to let me know in the comments!

Till next time...

♥ Duckie.


  1. Ooooh! I love Ulta.
    The EOS lip balm is a great pick. That company is very sensitive to lip balm wearer's health, and I appreciate how they don't put harmful chemicals into their product.

    REVLON LIPSTICK is my go to. I Also really like Urban Decay lipstick (and eyeshadow...and gloss...and...and...) but for an inexpensive, long lasting, and true color lipstick, I definitely go with Revlon.

    Thanks for sharing the beauty products Duckie, you've got some fab picks.

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  2. Major makeup envy over here =)

    In college I spent a lot of my hard earned student worker paychecks at Sephora. My roommates and I were always swapping makeup tricks and tips and trading our samples.

    Ahhhhhh those were the days! I love experimenting with make up so for now I'll just live through you LOL!

  3. I really like Ulta's brand stuff. It does the job and the price is right. Their eyeliner is pretty decent for me but I've fallen in love with Urban Decay's 24/7.

    I want to try the Eos but they just seem so... round haha I like to keep my chapstick/balm in my pocket.


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