Today I went into Ulta to pick up a few essential drug store products before I head back to school, and naturally, I bought more than I anticipated (because I might actually be a hoarder) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. The store was having some great sales, as well as buy one, get one for 50% off deals, so I thought I’d share what I got, and my first impressions! I’ll start off with my re-purchases, aka what I was actually supposed to get.
Maybelline Baby Skin: This is by far one of my favorite primers, which was why I was re-purchasing. This is a great primer that sells for an even better price. It’s a bit similar to Porefessional by Benefit, but it’s clear. I love this for days when I have a lighter makeup look.
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer: So this is my kinda-sorta re-purchase. I’ve been a huge fan of the Rimmel face primers for awhile, but this is a newer one for me. Rather than being skin toned, which I typically purchase, this primer is white and matte. It will be interesting to see how the matte works out for me. So far, it swatched fairly well.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: Recently, I’ve been loving my air buffed BB creme by Too Faced, and wanted a new pressed powder to try with it. This Rimmel one, in the color “transparent”, was on sale, and I figured I’d give it a go. It swatches nicely, so if it seems to work well with my BB creme, we’ll have a winner!
Rimmel Natural Bronzer: Surprise, surprise, this is another Rimmel product. I’ve recently gotten into contouring, and have become interested (obsessed) with different bronzers and highlights. I grabbed this Rimmel bronzer in the color “Sunshine” because it was also on sale. I’ve seen Rimmel bronzers on “top drugstore bronzers” lists, so I figured I’d give it a go. When I swatched it, I realized it’s definitely too warm for me to contour with, but I think it will be a really nice glow. I’ll for sure be wearing this when I don’t contour and want a quicker makeup look.
NYX High Definition Blush: Speaking of countouring, I was on the hunt for this NYX blush in the color “taupe.” I’ve heard it’s a perfect contour color for fair skin. So far in my personal current makeup collection, I don’t feel like I have great contour colors at this point, so I’m very excited to try this bad boy out.
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder: I’m a lowkey kind of makeup junkie, so I’m slowly moving into the eyebrow territory. I figured I’d try a simple, cheaper powder. I’ve worked with this a little bit and I really like it so far. The wax gives your brows a nice hold without being stiff, and the powder gives a little definition. When I get my brows done in a few weeks so they aren’t messy (aka heinous) anymore, I’ll be sure to play with this again.
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal: So I’m going to guestimate that the last time I purchased one of these babies, they had just been released. As in I was still in high school and purchased colors like green and purple not knowing what the frig I was doing with makeup. It’s safe to say I haven’t used these as a primer in probably, I don’t know, uh never. But, I was getting sick of using a boring primer every single day. When I saw this color, “Barely Branded”, I figuered it would be great as an eyeshadow base. I swatched this on my hand a while ago and it’s still vibrant and sticking, so I feel it will work great as a primer. It also has a slighly pink undetone, which matches my skin tone fairly well.
NYX Sex Bomb Femme Fatale Eyeshadow Palette: Ever since this palette came out I’ve been high key obsessing over it. It’s only seven dollars, so I’m not sure why I never purchased it before, but today I finally did. This just screams “going out on the town” at me. I am dying to wear it out. The red shadow scares me a little bit, but I’ll be playing with it!
I hope you guys enjoyed that, stay tuned at the end of July to see if any of these turn into favorite products!
Until next time!