21 Days of Beauty at Ulta is upon us and I am so excited about it! This is my favorite sale of the year, because a lot of the higher end products go on sale when you normally can’t even use a coupon on them! As the title says, let’s discuss some of my favorites that are in the sale and also some of the products that I am DYING to try.
Recommendations for You
Mario Badescu Brightening Regimen Kit – I personally LOVE Mario Badescu. It is easily one of my favorite skincare brands! My sister struggles with acne scares, so I gave her this kit for Christmas and she has loved it. It has helped reduce the appearance of her scars and has also helped combat her active breakouts.
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor – I purchased a set that included one of the mattes and one of the buttercream glosses. I fell in love!
Shades that I Love: Juju, Slay, Swag, Swank, Infamous, Friendship, Wink, Boss, Scandal
Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer – I love the smooth finish that this gives. It helps my makeup to last and smooths out any pores and imperfections!
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – This stuff is AMAZING for blemishes! It is a pink powder topped with a mixture of alcohol and water. Don’t shake it up! Just dip a qtip through the liquid into the powder and dap onto the pimple. Leave it overnight and it will look so much better in the morning. My sister loves this stuff!
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara – Absolute favorite mascara EVER!
Urban Decay Individual Eyeshadows – I love UD’s eyeshadows. They are so creamy and pigmented; a little goes a long way! If you are just starting your collection, these individuals are a great way to get started. They don’t take up much room and you would only need 3 or 4 of them – a shimmer, a natural-toned matte, a crease shade and a darker shade to use as eyeliner or to deepen the crease.
Shades that I Love: Midnight Cowgirl (glitter), Sin (shimmer), Verve (shimmer), Chase (shimmer), Vanilla (shimmer), Scratch (shimmer), Half Baked (shimmer), Virgin (satin), Tease (matte), Blackout (matte), Foxy (matte), Buck (matte), Secret Service (matte)
Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit for Drier Skin (Type 2) – This is a great starter kit for teenagers, who are just getting started in skincare, but it is also the perfect kit for any one. I love the way that they break it down by skin type, giving you a cleanser, toner and moisturizer.
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream – One of my favorite glosses! It is pigmented enough that it can be worn without a lipcolor underneath. It is also a little tingly as it has a lip plumper in it, but it isn’t painful like the Too Faced Lip Injection is.
Shades that I Love: White Russian, Pink Champagne, Blushing Margarita, Moscow Mule, Hot Toddy, Dolly, Rose Julep
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb and Rosewater – My favorite facial spray! I love to prep my skin with this and also set it. It is also great for refreshing your makeup throughout the day. It feels so nice on your skin!
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – I love how comfortable this matte lipstick is. It is a matte lipstick and it is long-wearing, but it isn’t drying whereas most longwearing lipsticks are super drying.
Shades that I Love: Drop Dead Red, Bend and Snap, Lady Balls, 1998, Queen B, Sell Out, Child Star, Miso Pretty, Suck It
What I Have My Eye On
Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion – I have tried out the orinal primer potion and love it! It is nude in color with a matte finish. The original isn’t tinted, so I would also put it over top of my concealer. With this shade, I won’t have to!
Ulta Moisturizing Shea Butter Treatment Bath Bomb – I have recently been loving to add a bath bomb to my baths. It makes it more fun. I have tried the Ulta Luxe Relaxing Bath Bomb in Lavendar and Berries. It is a huge bomb! I actually broke it into pieces to help it last longer. The smell is quite strong and leans more towards the berry scent than lavendar. The pieces don’t fizz very much, but it probably would if I threw the entire ball in. I am excited to try this moisturizing bomb and see if it is any different from the other one that I have tried.
MAC Original Prep+Prime Fix+ – Everyone always talks about how amazing Fix+ is for setting makeup and removing the look of powder from the face, so I am super excited to try it out and see how it lasts.
Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten – I am a highlighter girl, but I love the idea of a glowy blush that would be perfect for an everyday look. One product that takes care of two steps?! Yes, please!
Shades that I Want to Try: Pink Buttercream, Pink Grapefruit, Peach Delight, Roseberry, Berry Trifle
Becca Backlight Priming Filter – I love a good glow and that is what this product claims to do, along with blurring imperfections. It sounds like the perfect combination! I have heard mixed reviews, so we shall see!
Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner – I love the idea of a liner that stays sharp each time that you use!
Shades that I Want to Try: Raven, Storm, Sumatra
Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling and Lifting Mascara – I love the wand of this mascara and have heard that it does a great job of curling the lashes, which is exactly what I need. My lashes are stick straight and I always have to use a lash curler. Here’s to hoping this mascara lives up to my expectations!
Clarisonic Mia 2 Skin Cleansing System – I have always wanted a Clarisonic. I have used other cleansing brushes in the past from Ulta and Revlon. But they have a “one head fits all” mentality. I have sensitive skin, so I can’t use the brush every night or it will irritate my skin. I love that Clarisonic makes different heads to fit different skintypes, even making one specifically for a man’s skin. The hubby and I could share a Mia and still have brushes made to fit our individual needs!
Mario Badescu Anti-Aging Regimen Kit – Now that I am in my twenties, I am wanting to start incorporating some anti-aging products into my routine. Nothing crazy, just something to act as a preventative for fine lines. I am excited to try the products in this kit, so that I can see what products I like. I am most excited about the Super Collagen Mask!
Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara – I love a good volumizing and lengthening mascara. I have heard great things about this mascara, so I want to pick it up and try it out!