Let’s face it: I’m a major Sephora addict. I blame it on the store’s proximity to both my apartment and my office, and really the large and bright atmosphere. However, any chance I have to explore Ulta is one I’ll definitely take. Going to Ulta brings back memories of my first experiences with makeup. I would go into the store and snag up all of the Lancome Juicy Tubes I could find. I remember them being $18 and thinking of how utterly absurd it was, but still picking up a tube to reapply during middle school. If only middle school Sarah saw my beauty spending now…
Thankfully an ULTA store opened back home so it never fails that I hop in my parents car on holidays and find myself there. I love that they have brands that I can’t normally find in Sephora or the local drugstore – or at least a much wider range of products. Some of my favorite brands there are NYX, It Cosmetics, and even the ULTA line. This past trip I picked up a few goodies that I can’t wait to incorporate into beauty looks coming up…
OPI Soft Shades Nail Lacquer in Sweet Heart
NYX Infinite Shadow Stick in Bronze
Ulta Double Duty Wet and Dry Powder Foundation in Light
Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Bumbleberry
My two favorites are definite the shadow stick (see swatch below) and the lip cream. For anyone looking to try a new lip product, you HAVE to snag this one from Too Faced! I’m having a major moment with them lately and these just sealed the deal for me. The packaging is gorgeous, the color range is awesome (20+ choices), and the consistency is so buttery and light. Plus how cute is the packaging? I’ve picked up two shades so far and have a few more added to my list: mainly Spice Spice Baby, Juicy Melons, and Jelly Bean.
Have you tried any products from ULTA lately? What have been your favorites?