The Fall season is here so y’all know EVERYBODY has got a sale of some kind going on. I don’t believe any girl can resist a sale, and ULTA recently had one; therefore I had to take advantage! I honestly never buy any makeup or beauty related products that don’t have some kind of sale or deal attached to it.
I’ve been doing a little “treat yo’self” haul lately from different stores and brands. I may not have spent hundreds of dollars like other bloggers, but I’m very happy and excited about the things I’ve got and I’m going to be reviewing all the products soon.
Today is especially about the package I got in the mail today from ULTA! ULTA reduced their free shipping minimum requirement and had lots of deals with their house brand of makeup. I didn’t get much but I just wanted to share what I got!
First up is probably the one I’m most excited about: Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray!
I know, I know, I am SUPER late on the All Nighter train, but I really haven’t had any money to do any makeup shopping at all for a long while, a few months actually. Also to be honest, I just can’t bring myself to spend over $30 for a setting spray no matter how long it’s going to last me. Some people claim that it costs less money to get the full size bottle (which ironically costs more money) because it’ll last you a long time, but if you don’t have it in the first place, you don’t have it. Doesn’t make sense to spend $36 on a setting spray if you don’t have the $36 to spend anyway right?
Anyway, I decided to get the travel size bottle because I’ve become extremely fascinated with setting sprays and face mists and just skin care in general. My Loreal Infallible Makeup Extender Spray is starting to run low as well as my Mario Badescu Aloe and Rose Water Face Mist. I thought it was time to add a new spray to the bunch. Since the travel size Urban Decay All Nighter was close in price to the Loreal Infallible one, I thought it the best time to give it a try! I can’t wait to put it to the test and see if it’s worth the hype!
Next I got a contour brush from ELF. This is my very first contouring brush *gasp* and I love ELF’s brushes so much that I already have high expectations for this one. I used to think highlighting and contouring was some silly fad, but when I tried it for myself I understand the purpose for the technique. It really helps structure the face and create some dimension. Plus I have really chubby cheeks that I find so annoying and my parents find so adorable (how typical) so I like to carve them out a little bit so my cheeks look less, well, chubby.
I got four of ULTA’s matte lip creams. It’s Fall so we all know warm mauves and dark vampy shades are in! Deep, dark, and bold shades are my favorites anyway so I’m very excited to start wearing these.
The swatches are opaque and smooth so I’m looking forward to seeing how they wear on my lips. They don’t dry very quickly so something tells me they may not be transfer proof, which is something I check for to count a lipstick as perfect, but I don’t think it’ll bother me much. The colors are so pretty and compliment my dark skin tone very well. We’ll just see how it goes!
Lastly I wanted to mention the free samples they gave me. I received a sample of the It Cosmetics CC + Cream with SPF 50 in Medium!
Obviously I won’t be able to put that to use! 😂
I also got a sample of the Murad Essential C-Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
I’m very excited to try a Murad product. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the brand.
I will be back soon with my reviews on each of these products! Until then, Aribaderchi! 👋🏾💕