Ulta Haul #17898
I feel like half my posts in the past few months have been Ulta hauls...I swear I shop other places, but Ulta is one of the most convenient. It has started carrying a ton of new brands lately and it has both high-end and drugstore products so I can get a variety of makeup!
Three of the newest brands to Ulta are MAC, Zoella Beauty, and Sleek cosmetics. I've tried MAC before, of course, but I'm excited to start getting Ulta points on my MAC purchases. Zoella Beauty and Sleek were formerly only available in the UK so I can't wait to see what the UK bloggers have been raving about!
Zoella Beauty Bath Latte
I really enjoy Zoe's videos and I remember her video about her Sweet Inspirations line--I wanted everything. Now I have the opportunity to try it all! First up on my list was this Bath Latte--a bath soak (maybe bubble bath?) that is supposed to smell amazing and it is packaged in an adorable milk bottle. I just finished my bubble bath so I can't wait to get started on this.
Zoella Beauty Double Creme Body Cream
I have used this body lotion already. It smells amazing and absorbs into the skin quickly. It has a strong vanilla macaroon-type scent that lingers.
Zoella Blissful Mistful Solid Fragrance
I got this heart-shaped fragrance as a bonus gift for ordering from Zoella Beauty. It doesn't have a strong scent--in fact, I can't even tell you what it smells like. Maybe on the skin it will be stronger.
Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette in Cleopatra's Kiss
The Solstice palette took the makeup world by storm a few months ago, but those shades didn't attract me as much as the golden shades in this palette. It includes two powder highlights and two creams, all of which have a strange texture. The creams are very metallic but feel a little oily, and the powders are super illuminating but feel stiff to the touch. I'll have to see how it looks on the cheekbones because at the moment I don't know what to think or why everyone has been raving about this formula!
MAC Satin lipstick in Brave
This rosy-nude shade is one of MAC's most popular, so I knew I had to try it. It's unlike other MAC lipsticks I own and it's less brown toned that I had imagined. I love the color and the Satin formula is one of my favorites, so I know I'll use it a lot.
L'Oreal Lash Paradise mascara
So many people have recommended this as a drugstore dupe of the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, which is one of my pricey favorites. The wand has the same hourglass shape and it looks like a promising dupe. I have a few other mascara dupes to test out and I'm planning a post about all of them!
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian
Who doesn't like a pale nude gloss? I definitely do, so I've been eyeing this for a while. I used it briefly on my lips just to see how the color looked and I'm thinking this has a lip-plumping effect. Even after I removed it I felt a cooling sensation, which wasn't unpleasant at all but I don't usually experience with lip glosses. This seems like a standard pigmented gloss.
Swatches from left to right: Cleopatra's kiss (four shades), Brave, White Russian
I also want to mention that I recently picked up a few new things not from Ulta, including an Arbonne body lotion and the Lorac Beauty and the Beast palette!
Have you bought any makeup recently?