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.
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.
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!
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 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!