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Ulta Haul

Ulta was having a sale a week or two ago on a few brands that I have been interested in trying out, so I decided to splash out and place an order. Here is what I got and what I think of them after trying them out for a while:

 

Butter London

I’ve wanted to try these polishes for ages, and when I missed the last buy 2 get 1 free deal I was upset! So when I saw that they were doing this deal again, I snatched up a few. These are a bit on the Summery side, but I am a fan of brighter colors most of the year. I picked up Trout Pout (a salmony coral color), Slapper (a bright teal), and the Limited Edition: Lilibet’s Jubilee (a purple silver fine glittery color). These went on nicely with one coat, although I’d certainly use two. I haven’t worn them for any length of time yet, so I can’t talk about longevity, but I do like the colors and the formula. The only request I’d make to them is maybe a bit of a wider brush. I will be getting more of these when they go on sale again…they are a bit expensive for a nail polish.

Maybelline

There were a few bits I wanted to try from Maybelline (the Falsies Flared mascara and the Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow) and they were on sale buy one get one 50% off, so I went ahead and grabbed those too. The Falsies Flared Volum’ Express mascara I got the Blackest Black and I really really like it! I have naturally long dark eyelashes, so it doesn’t take much to make them look fake, but this rivaled Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash without the flaking halfway through the day. And another YouTube beauty guru cult classic is the Color Tattoo 24 hour cream eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze. I never wear cream eyeshadow because it normally creases on me, but I wanted to try this as an easy sweep of color for days I don’t feel like doing much work on my eyes. I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion then swept this color over my lid with a shadow brush then just took a crease brush and blended it out. It literally lasted ALL day! The first day I wore it it was 89 degrees outside and I was outside all day. It.did.not.budge. I tried again and it was on my eyes for at least 18 hours that day and the same thing. The rest of my face was long gone by the end of the day, but my eyeshadow looked like I had just done it! I will be purchasing other colors of these. So easy and great lasting power!

 

NYX

I hear NYX mentioned on YouTube all the time. I have seen it in stores, but never thought to try it. These items were on sale (I think like a dollar off each.), so I grabbed two to check out. I picked up the blush in Terracotta (thanks to Este or EssieButton on YouTube) and have to admit, this is an amazing color! It is the perfect natural flush on my skin tone. I think it will be my go to blush for the Fall and Winter this year for sure. I wanted to try out an eyeshadow too, so I grabbed the My Favorite Color one and again, it’s great. I use it as an inner corner highlight color.

These products are just so soft and nicely pigmented for their price point. I definitely want to try out some more of their items.

Swatches

Here are the swatches of the blush and eyeshadow:

Samples

Here are the 3 samples I chose at checkout. I have used the perfume before and know I love it. I ran out recently, so this will be nice for travel. The others I just picked because I know I like the brands. I have not tried these out yet.

Have any of you tried the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadow or anything by NYX? What are your favorite colors or items? I’d love to try other items!

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