Ulta is having a super sale of 40% off all NYX, Physician's formula, l'oreal cosmetics and Neutrogena, until July 6th. This is a great time to stock up on some of your favorites or try something new for a very affordable price. Most of this brands have regular prices of $10 or less so you can score lots of goodies at great prices. Offer is available online and in stores.
In honor of this wonderful sale I will be showing you dome products worth trying from these brands (except neutrogena because I don't own anything by them, I don't know why really). I'll start with NYX.
NYX is a great quality, very affordable brand. Their lipsticks are awesome and they have a great variety of not only colors, but formulas. Their lip liners, eye liners, blushes and primers are some of the best out there and are comparable to some mid-end brands. The brand is cruelty free, they use great ingredients and did I mention they are super affordable? Here are some of my favorites from the brand:
|NYX Dewy finish setting spray.|
Dewy finish setting spray, you apply this after your makeup to set it, just one or two sprays and that's it! it makes your makeup last longer and it gives a wonderful finish. They also have a matte setting spray but as my skin is mostly dry I don't use it, I really like the dewy finish and this is great. Very comparable to Urban Decay All nighter setting spray but at a much more affordable price.
|slide on eye liner in pure white|
|Slide on eye liner pure white swatch (yeah, my arm is dirty from swatching)|
The slide on, glide on & definitely a turn on waterproof, extreme shine eyeliner ( I swear that is the full name of this thing, but lets just call it slide on eyeliner). It comes in soooo many shades. It is a gel liner in pencil form, it needs to be sharpened, and it is so creamy to apply and it stays on for a very long time, very pigmented, full color on one swipe, only about $6. Very comparable to the famous Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner which is $20. Seriously go get all of them, they are awesome!
|NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black bean and Milk|
|Milk and Black bean swatched|
|Milk on top, black bean on bottom, both blended out|
|Scaredy Cat Kid You Not eyeshadow on top of milk on the left, black bean on the right, nothing on the middle to show difference.|
|NYX Macaron Lippies Earl gray, violet,rose, black sesame|
|Swatches! top to bottom: earl grey, violet, rose, black sesame.|
NYX matte lipsticks are just that, matte lipsticks. They come in a LOT of colors and as most matte lipsticks, of any brand, these are a little bit drying. If you like the matte look, and exfoliate and moisturize your lips frequently, this are so for you. These are the most affordable matte lipsticks you will find, and probably the least drying too, only $6 full price. Swatches below are only one swipe so you can see the pigmentation.
|Matte lipsticks in natural and perfect red|
|Top to bottom: Natural, Perfect red|
|Soft matte lip cream in San Paulo and Monte Carlo|
|Top to bottom: San Paulo, Monte Carlo|
|Butter lipstick in hunk, Nyx round liptick in snow white (569)|
|top to bottom: Snow white (569) and hunk butter lipstick|
|Glam Brown eyes, Blue eyes|
|Left, Glam brown eyes (top to bottom: Gold, bronze, black with copper sparkles) right, brown and blue|
|Swatch. Happy Buster blush in natural|
|Happy Buster Blush in Natural|
Next up, L'oreal. I'm pretty sure everybody owns some L'oreal, but lately they are getting pretty pricey, especially for drugstore, so at 40% off now is the time to stock up on your favorites, here are some of mine. L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Sunset Angora, this is one of my favorite lipsticks for summer. It is a creamy peachy coral, it feels like a balm, it is so creamy, moisturizing and pigmented, it is not super long lasting but it feels very nice and luxurious, and the packaging is an awesome gold square tub with the color in the middle. Swatch below is one swipe, I believe the regular price for this is $8. Second is L'oreal Extraordinaire Colour Riche Liquid lipstick, this is a very, very pigmented liquid lipstick, it is very glossy and it stains, making it long lasting. It has a very fruity smell that many people might not like. It is a hybrid between a gloss and a liquid lipstick, it is kind of sticky but the color is outstanding, it is applied with a doe foot applicator. Many say it is a dupe for YSL Glossy stains, which are $35, but I think the consistency of the ysl glossy stains is more comfortable to wear and less sticky. But at the price it could make a great alternative, it retails for about $10. Pictured below is Rouge Allegro.
|Colour riche lipstick in Sunset Angora, Extraordinaire Colour Riche in Rouge Allegro.|
|Top to bottom: Sunset Angora and Rouge Allegro|
Next from L'oreal is the super awesome Infallible eye shadow. These shadows come in many colors. They are a hybrid between a cream and loose powder shadow. They are very pigmented, beautiful and easy to work with. All the colors are full on, beautiful and true to pan. Easy to blend and the texture is awesome. I have not seen or tried any shadows exactly like this from any other brand, so buttery!. I've read that they are similar to Armani's eye to kill eyeshadows, but I can't say because I have never tried those. The L'oreal infallible are $10, Armani's are $33 for one color (hence, why I have not tried them). Below are swatches for Cherie Merie and Sultry Smoke, these are just one swipe. (if any of you find burst into bloom, please pick it up for me, I'll pay, can't find it anywhere).
|Open container, Sultry Smoke and Cherie Merie, See the texture? Creamy but a powder, pretty awesome. Also the gray over cap its supposed to stay there to keep the consistency of the eyeshadow.|
|Top to bottom: Cherie Merie and Sultry Smoke, One swipe without primer.|
Well, guys this turned out to be really long but I hope it helps you save some money. This sale lasts until July the 6th and you can stack the sale up with this 20% off one item coupon. Hope you guys enjoyed!
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