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My ulta.com haul

Who took advantage of Ulta’s 20% off sale (prestige brands included) last week? I did. Here’s my mini-haul:

ulta.com haul

my ulta.com haul

#ultabeauty haul

My @Ultabeauty #ultabeauty haul

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My makeup weaknesses are neutral tone eyeshadow palettes and lipstick (I must have at least 100 lipsticks). These products are what I bought:

  • ColourPop Crème Lux Lipstick in LA Lady (rosy terracotta) – creme lipstick is a new offering from ColourPop
  • Flesh Fleshy Lips Lipstick in Drool (subdued watermelon) – Fleshy Lips Lipstick is a sheer “your lips but better” lipstick.  To read more about Flesh, visit Revlon to launch Flesh makeup at Ulta.
  • BareMinerals Gen Nude Neutral Eyeshadow Palette – part of BareMinerals’ extensive Gen Nude collection

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It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ now comes in more shades

One frequent criticism of BB/CC/DD creams is that they come in too few shades.  For foundation, I switch between It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ and Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.  I was pleased to learn that It Cosmetics expanded its shade range for Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+.  The six shades are: Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, and Deep.

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It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ now comes in more shades

While it’s not the 30+ skin tones that we’ve gotten accustomed to, it’s better than the limited selection we had before.

Limited time offer: Ultamate Rewards members get $10 off It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (normal retail price $38) through Saturday, November 10!  Code needed.

Source:
Shade Finder – IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50 | Ulta Beauty. (n.d.). Retrieved October 29, 2018, from https://www.ulta.com/shade-finders/it-cosmetics/cc-cream/

ColourPop is now at Ulta!

After an initial foray into bricks-and-mortar stores at Sephora, ColourPop has arrived at Ulta!  The collection includes liquid lip colors, eye shadows, and highlighters.  You may order ColourPop through ulta.com or select stores.

For the benefit of my readers in the DC metro area, here are the local Ulta stores that carry ColourPop:

IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes disappoints

I was turned off by It Cosmetics after trying its opaque yellow-tinged loose powder Bye Bye Pores, which I described as the most god-awful product that I’ve ever tried.  Marcia at beautyinfozone.com (see 6 beauty sites to follow) likes the product and applies it with a fan brush, which would provide a more diffused application.

Hellos Lashes mascara from It Cosmetics

Hello Lashes mascara from It Cosmetics

In fact, it was because of the raves of Marcia and Lisa at BIZ that I decided to take a second look at It Cosmetics.  BIZ listed It Cosmetics’ Hello Lashes mascara among its top 10 mascaras and published other articles on Hello Lashes.  What clinched the deal for me was that Paula Begoun’s Beautypedia team named Hello Lashes among its 10 Best Products of 2013:

If you’ve been disappointed in the past about mascaras claiming to make regular lashes look like falsies, then this mascara will change your mind. Hello Lashes doesn’t flake or smudge and is water-resistant, with an innovative brush that can reach all lashes (even those baby lashes on the lower lash line!). The end result is a mascara that exceeds expectations in volume, length, and separation.

Here is how It Cosmetics describes Hello Lashes:

Developed with leading plastic surgeons, Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Treatment Mascara revolutionizes and takes the place of five products–volumizing mascara, conditioning lash primer, lash-enhancing serum, lash tint, and a lash comb/curler! Hello Lashes offers the blackest of black color that lasts and doesn’t flake or fade. The triple-brush lengthens, curls, and separates lashes while the innovative Magic Wand lash ball detailer tip is designed to reach every last inner and outer corner lash. Utilizes technology to infuse a blend of lash-enhancing and conditioning ingredients, including peptides, collagen, proteins, acai, jojoba, green tea, and vitamins A, C, E, and B5. Paraben, fragrance, phthalate, and sulfate free. Made in the USA.

I have to say that I was disappointed with Hello Lashes. As a volumizing mascara, Hello Lashes doesn’t compare to L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara, which is still my favorite volumizing mascara. BTW makeup artist Sam Fine recommends L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara as a less expensive alternative to Chanel.

You may buy Hello Lashes for USD $24.00 through the It Cosmetics website.   One thing that I do like about shopping the It Cosmetics website is that there is a relatively low threshold (USD $25.00) for free shipping, so you might want to add another product to qualify for free shipping.  Hello Lashes is also available from www.aswechange.com (for the menopausal :-), qvc.combeauty.com (no affiliate links), ulta.com, and select Ulta stores.