I got the most recent coupon from Ulta in the mail a couple of weeks ago: 10% off most prestige and 20% off on everything else. Although I didn’t neeeeeeed anything – well maybe, just one thing, I couldn’t let the discount go to waste. It was a good opportunity to pick up an item on my Wish List. Also, I ended up buying something that was a spur of the moment purchase.
So here’s what I went home with:
Too Faced Love Flush Blush
Because of my heart obsession, I had to have one of the new heart-shaped blushes from Too Faced. I chose Love Hangover, a peachy pink that I often seem to prefer. When I got it home, I saw that it is very similar to my Tarina Tarantino Blush in Feather. It comes in 6 shades, and it was a tough choice because I would have been happy with several of the shades. I’m wondering if I should exchange it for a different shade? Too Faced Love Flush Blush is very pigmented and very long-lasting. I apply it with a fan brush, otherwise it’s too bright on me. And it definitely lasts on my dry skin until I take it off.
Too Faced Love Flush Blush contains 6 g and is priced at $26 (so I was happy to get 10% off). Too Faced is cruelty-free and made in the US.
Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer
I am always on the hunt for a better concealer. I must have at least 5 different concealers that I use for different concealing issues.
The name “Ultimate Coverage” got me. I’m always looking for a long-lasting concealer that stays put to cover my dark spots. And Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer doesn’t disappoint. It is a heavy concealer, and it stays on for a long time. I can’t give you an exact number of hours at this point especially since I’ve been wearing it on high humidity days. It’s easy to apply and blend.
It comes in 12 shades! Because I was shopping at Ulta at night, it was difficult to choose the right shade. I started out with a shade that the MUA told me was too dark. She picked another one for me – Tahini, and it too might be a tad too dark/yellow. Maybe Butterscotch with the pink undertones would’ve been better, but it’s probably fine. What do you think?
Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer comes in a little glass jar. It can be applied with fingers or a concealer brush. The jar contains 4.5 g/0.16 oz. and is priced at $32. Again, I was glad to get the discount. Made in the U.S.
Tweezerman Mini Tweezers
I love Tweezerman tweezers. They are so darn sharp and work so well. I have a full size pair of hot pink Tweezerman tweezers that I’ve had for about 4 years. At this point, they need to be sharpened. Supposedly, you can mail the tweezers back to Tweezerman and they’ll sharpen them. I bought this pair of mini slant tweezers so I’ll have tweezers while my regular size tweezers are being sharpened. I like the minis just as much as the full size.
For any of you who think tweezers are tweezers, they are not. I received a pair of tweezers in a recent ipsy bag, and I was so excited about getting them, but they didn’t work at all. In fact, they cut the hair in half. I threw them away. Thank goodness for Tweezerman. Worth the kinda pricey price. The mini slant tweezers were $14.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Early Impressions
While I was there, I tried out new Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. In fact, the MUA color matched me (I think her choice might be a tad too dark!) and applied the foundation. I went home with a sample in 3 shades, at least 2 of which are way too dark for me, because I purchased something from Too Faced.
She applied it with a foundation brush. It provided good almost complete coverage and it felt very lightweight. I liked the natural looking finish. I probably should have bought it with the discount but there are a number of new foundations I’d like to try. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is priced at $39. Maybe I’ll wait till the next discount!
It comes in 8 shades, and I hear that more will be coming soon. Here’s what Too Faced says about it:
- Full, undetectable coverage
- Coconut Water helps delicately replenish skin’s moisture levels without over hydrating
- Infused with the resilient Alpine Rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity
- Hyaluronic Acid provides long-lasting, skin-balancing hydration for a smoother, more youthful appearance
- Sulfate free, paraben free, and cruelty free.
So did you take advantage of the Ulta discount? What did you buy?