Since it’s almost May, many of you probably already know about this year’s birthday gifts from Sephora and Ulta. But just in case, here’s what you can expect.
I just picked up my gift at Ulta today. A mini-size Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Voodoo.
Voodoo is a beautiful purple, and it’s a wonderful addition to my eye pencil collection. The Urban Decay eyeliner pencils I currently own are either various shades of black or blackened-colors that give them a muted look. I’m happy to have a real purple eyeliner for that pop of color especially along my lower lashline. I couldn’t wait, I used it immediately!
The consistency of UD pencils can vary from shade to shade. This one is very creamy. It was sharpened to a point, and you can see that it gave way as I swatched it. The creaminess makes it easy to apply. However, it does tend to wander a bit over time.
Since publishing this post, I have learned that Ulta changes the birthday gift every 3 months. The January – March gift was an Ulta shadow palette. The Urban Decay Voodoo Mini Eyeliner Pencil is the gift for April – June. Then it changes again twice more. For those of you who have a birthday in July or later, I truly apologize. My mistake. I hope you like what you get!
Be forewarned, to pick up your gift, you must bring the Birthday Coupon with you to Ulta either on paper or by showing the coupon on the email you received. If not, they won’t give it to you, as they have to enter the code. Fortunately, I was able to find the email on my phone. While I think it’s stupid that it’s not coded into my profile for the rewards program, that’s the way it is. 🙄
The gift from Sephora this year is a wow. Mini-lip pencils from NARS, one matte, one satin.
- Cruella, a Velvet Matte in a stunning deep red
- Rikugien, a satin pink-nude.
While I adore Cruella because it’s such a gorgeous shade of red, alas it is drying for me so when I wear it, I have to apply lip balm first or apply a hydrating gloss over it. Boo hoo. Probably, you’ll have no problem with it.
Rikugien is such a pretty MLBB shade, perfect for daytime or anytime. It’s on the sheer side but buildable. Very comfortable to wear. No complaints.
Have you gotten your birthday gifts from Sephora and Ulta yet? What did you think?