Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ulta Haul + Makeup review/tips

Hey everyone! I hope you guys had a great weekend. I went to Ulta earlier today, and I'm excited to show you guys what I got. Most of all the products I got are based on @emilynoel83's recommendation. She's my favorite beauty guru, and boy am I glad I found her channel! For those of you who are not familiar with Emily, go check out her channel and you'll find amazing videos about makeups and beauty related stuff. Guaranteed! I've spent most of my spare time watching her videos, and I've learned so much from her.

So here are the stuff I got

Laura Geller balance-n-brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation in Medium

 I had been aiming for this for quite some time because every time I went to Ulta, it was always out of stock. It's a basically a baked powder foundation, but it really does a great job in evening you skin tone.
If you can see in the picture, it has some sort of dome-like shape, and from the reviews I've seen it will last a really long time. I've tried this out, and I'm happy with how it makes my skin look.

 I've noticed this mascara has been very popular, so when Emily also claimed it to be her favorite I decided I have to try it out myself. (I really trust her reviews, and they haven't disappointed me so far =) )

My lashes tend to face down, and even though I've hed my eyelash curler for 20 seconds they're still going downward everytime I apply mascara. It still happens with this mascara, but what I like about this is that it doesn't dry too quickly allowing you to apply several coats to your lashes. And when it does dry out, your lashes are not stiff, and they're still flexible making them look more natural.

It claims to increase your lash volume by 424%. I don't know about the percentage, but it does give you a nice volume.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Free Love
We all know that Urban Decay's eyeshadows are good quality, and they are really pigmented. The texture are great, and you don't have to keep reapplying the shadow over and over again to get the color show up on your lid. It's really easy to apply and smoothes onto your skin. Free Love is shimmery peach color. You can dress it up or dress it down, depending on your mood.

I learned about highlighting your face from also Emily (I've told you she's taught me a lot!), and I want to pass this on to you guys who don't know about highlighting before.

 I'd always thought that matte look is the way to go for every occasion, but now that I've known better, giving a little glow to your face doesn't hurt at all! If you can tell from the picture, the product gives you shimmer but not glitter, which is perfect for day-to-day look. I put this just above my cheekbone area, my brow, down to my nose, my cupid's bow and just under your lips. Basically, you want to highlight those areas that you want to emphasize.  You want to highlight the triangle area

If you're looking for a long-lasting, black eyeliner, this is the one to go. It's easy to glide on, and you don't need to sharpen it. My only complaint about this liner is that is too creamy. The good thing is that it smoothes onto your skin resulting easy application. The bad thing is that you have to be careful not to twist the product out too much because it's so creamy it's easy to break if you put too much pressure when you apply the liner. Also, you can't twist the product back once you've twisted it out. So be very careful. I've learned the hard way when I first bought my first master drama liner, and I used up on the same day because I didn't know it wasn't retractable =(. Other than that, it's very long lasting, and it won't smudge when you accidentally rub your eyes or something.

I've been eyeing for this since I really need new brushes. My old ones are just horrible. The hair's falling out, and they're not smooth. I've always thought that every makeup brush is the same. They're just used to apply products to your face. I've never thought the quality really matters.

After experiencing how low quality brushes are really a pain. Mine are rough and the hair keeps falling out. So when I went to Ulta I finally bought this. I was going to buy powder brush also, but they were out of it so I ordered online.
This brush is soft, and the hair is intact. Plus, it's under $10 - what a great bargain for such a good quality brush!

Thanks for reading! Hopefully you find this post helpful and don't forget to click subscribe. Have a great day =)

Jibber Jabber:
  • It's Chinese New Year tomorrow! I miss spending this time of year at home. 
  • I'm tempted to wear sweatpants every day because it's warm and comfortable.
  • I can't nap anymore. I just can't fall asleep during the day.
  • Was up till 2 am last night to do a beauty look for you =P

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