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Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow: Rose Gold & Topaz

A few months ago, I wrote a review of CoverGirl’s Perfect Penny, rose gold nail polish. And I mentioned how much I LOVE rose gold. To me, it’s the prettiest of the metals, and I think it’s the most flattering with my coloring. I think it looks great on women of all skintones and coloring because it works with both warm and cool tones.


I was poking around Ulta last week, and on my way to the cashier with my little purchase of two essence I Love Crazy Extreme Volume Mascaras that were buy one, get one 50% off, I noticed the Ulta private label products as if for the first time. Leticia from Cosmetics Aficionado beauty blog did a smokey eye post a week or two ago in which she used a gorgeous green Ulta eye shadow. I’ve never used Ulta eye shadows before, so I stopped to see if they had the green shade she used. Sure enough, they did. And to my delight, the Ulta eye shadows were 50% off. Just as I was about to buy the green one, I noticed rose gold, my favorite shade, and in a cream shadow formula, too.

Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow, rose gold

I love cream shadows. They feel so good on my dry eyelids. At 50% off, the rose gold eye shadow was $4. Great! Plus I had an Ulta coupon for $3.50 off $10 purchase. So with the buy one (at $4.99) and get one half off ($2.50) on the mascaras and the $4 eye shadow, I used the coupon and ended up paying $8 for all three items. Not bad.

I really didn’t expect much from the Ulta shadow. Boy, was I surprised! It’s a rich, creamy, glide-on formula. It didn’t crease or fade. It blends easily. It’s highly pigmented. It’s metallic, of course, with a little shimmer.

Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow, rose gold

Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow, rose gold swatch

Though I’ve been trying to stay with mattes, this metallic looks fine because it’s not overly shimmery or glittery. I applied it over Urban Decay Anti-aging Eye Primer, and it still looked great when I took it off at least 8 hours later. I will definitely check out the Ulta eye shadows again!

Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow, rose gold

I went back to Ulta this week with my 20% off Friends/Family coupon, and I bought Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow in Shimmering Topaz, a true gold shade. I think the two forms of gold will look great together.

Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow, shimmering topaz

Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow, Shimmering Topaz swatch

Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow is normally $8, and it comes in 7 shades. My assumption is that with the 50% off that’s available now, they are trying to get rid of this season’s shades to bring in new ones. So take a look. For $4, these cream shadow singles are a great deal and they’re going fast! Let me know if you get one!

Ulta Color Coat Shadow, rose gold