I kind of have an obsession with new releases and I tend to stay on top of what's new pretty well. However, Ulta still had some surprises for me when I stopped by yesterday. It's so fun to shop at one of your favorite stores and just be surprised and delighted by all of the new products. They also have their 21 days of beauty going on so there are some great daily deals. They also have some awesome sets right now and gift with purchases. I picked up some stuff that I probably should've but I still left wanting more. Here are my top picks, including some purchases of mine and some things that will just have to remain on my lust list.
Urban Decay Urban Essentials Eye Kit ($48). I definitely had to stop and check this one out when I saw it in store. What got me is the value of this with 3 full size eyeliners and 3 full size eye shadows for $48. I would probably only get a lot of use out of 1/2 of this since I have a lot of similar items but if you're looking to try out some Urban Decay products and don't want to cough up the money for individually priced items, this is a great place to start!
Best Of Becca Blushed Radiance ($32.50). I have a hard time ever justifying buying a full size blush or highlight (it doesn't stop me though!) so I always keep an eye out for value sets with minis. I've been wanting to try one of Becca's cream poured highlights and blushes so I may just have to pick this one up!
Benefit Dandelion Dew Liquid Blush. Dandelion is one of my favorite boxed powders from Benefit so I was so happy to see this in a liquid form. They've also come out with a Dandelion Shy Beam which I'm dying to try!
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Day/Night Eye & Cheek Palette ($28). This one got me at first sight. I was definitely not planning on going in to purchase this, but I just couldn't resist. The shades were calling my name! I love how sturdy the packaging is and I can already tell this is going to be a travel favorite of mine.
NYX Avant Pop! ($16.99). NYX is Buy 1 Get 1 50% off so I got an Ombre Blush too! Emily of Beauty Broadcast was raving about these shadow palettes so I just had to pick one up.
Not every new product made it to my lust list. There were a few that looked intriguing but I just couldn't quite pull the trigger. They will have to remain in my thoughts for now!
- Too Faced has just come out with their La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick. Although I was digging the black packaging and some of the shades, but I just didn't need another matte lippie right now.
- I normally hate double ended lip products. I'm not much of a gloss person so I'd just end up paying for half of a product that I won't use. However, tarte's new Double Duty Beauty The Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss have some gorgeous looking lipstick shades so it may be worth the splurge just this one time :) I would also love to test out tarte's Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation. Just playing with shades and swatching them in store made a big mess. I did like the feel of the product however!
- Also, big news, Buxom has also now come to Ulta!!
Be sure to check online or your flyer for gift with purchase details. There are a ton going on right now and Ulta employees aren't always great about remembering that. When I checked out however the clerk did remember thankfully and I got a mini tarte blush and a too faced gift set with a mini mascara, blush and primer. It always makes my purchases feel a little bit more practical when I can get a "freebie" with! :)
What are you going to pick up during Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty?
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