If you’ve been here for a while, you know how much I love Ulta and the fact that their in-house brand is cruelty free. I was able to FINALLY go to an Ulta store and check it out – I seriously loved it! It was like heaven for me. There isn’t an Ulta near me, so it was a treat while I was out with my mom and sister. I picked up some goodies from Ulta and thought I would share with you what I got 🙂
I was so stoked when I saw these because I’ve been wanting to try out some sort of shower tabs. These were $7.50 for 4 in a pack and I really like them! They also have them in lavender but I chose to get them in eucalyptus and sage since I love minty, fresh scents. I just put it on the shower floor away from the stream of water and I really liked it! It uplifted my mood and I felt like I could breathe easier.
I haven’t tried any makeup from Ulta’s brand but I saw this gorgeous matte palette and had to grab it. I definitely do have a lot of neutral eyeshadows, but some aren’t matte and aren’t the right color for me. I like how this palette has really light colors and some dark ones – it’s a good mix of cool and warm too.
Here’s some horrid swatches of the palette, they are pigmented but kind of chunky in the lighter shades. I’ll have to use them on a brush and see if they blend well, since in the swatches they look a little patchy. This palette is $20, which is a decent price, but I wish it was a little less. I’ll have to really try it out on the eyes first then I’ll let you know if it’s worth it!
I love eyeliner pens! The ones I have right now are starting to dry up so I needed to grab a new one. This was $9 which is an okay price for an eyeliner but it seems pretty pigmented and the tip is nice so I’m excited to use this one.
I like how the line isn’t patchy! That’s one of my biggest pet peeves with liquid eyeliner pens, they apply patchy or the tip rubs off some of the eyeliner you already applied.
So now you’re probably wondering what came in that faux snakeskin bag…well!
This bag was free since I had purchased over a certain amount of Ulta products (I’m sorry – I can’t remember what amount that was). It’s a 11 piece set, plus the bag. It came with a mascara, brow mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow primer, eye makeup remover pads, cheek/highlight palette, eyeshadow palette, sharpener, a brush, a lip gloss and matte lipstick.
This palette has some interesting colors in it, I like the mix of mattes and shimmers. I don’t know if I would ever wear the blue, but it might be a pretty eyeliner color!
Here are swatches of Nostalgia and Seaside.
I love how handy this palette it is! It’s super easy to just toss into your bag if you’re in a rush and need to leave, but aren’t quite ready yet. It has a pretty pale pink highlight and a nice nude blush. I don’t have swatches of these, but they are really nice colors!
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with Ulta’s in-house brand. They have a nice selection of products, at reasonable prices and quality. I can’t wait to use these and maybe do a little picture tutorial post, if you’re interested? Let me know!
Have you used Ulta’s products before? Do you like them? 🙂
Thanks so much for reading, as always <3