Life in Mascara: Ulta Haul

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ulta Haul

i like to go shopping as much as the next girl and had been saving my pretty pennies to buy some new makeup goodies to update my fall routine. i knew i wanted to replace my Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse which is the absolute perfect color match to my skin. it leaves your skin looking flawless and not cakey. it is definitely more of a medium to full coverage foundation but your skin doesn't look over made. i was down to the absolute bottom of mine and wanted to try out another foundation. i prefer a medium coverage and am actually a big fan of powder foundations. i had heard such great things about Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation that i went in to get color matched. now i must say i have never had anymore color match me perfectly and this time was no exception. the lady tried on two different shades and told me i had pink undertones. i told her no i have yellow undertones. i have a lot of redness in my face so if you put pink on it, i turn orange. of course she knew best and i walked out of there looking like a Umpa Lumpa rather than 'jaundiced' as she said i would with a different color. regardless, i bought the shade i thought was best for me.

they were running a promo on Maybelline products, buy one get another 50% off, and i was so pleased to finally find the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer (wwhhheeewww say that 3 times fast!). all my drug stores are always sold out of this so clearly there must be something behind this cult classic. and let me tell you there is. a little goes a long way here. and it is yellow based and not pink based! can you hear the chorus of angels singing people? it does not crease. it blends effortlessly and has great coverage. 

i then picked up Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in the color Midnight. it is a great navy shade and lasts all day without flaking. the only problem i am having is with the tip. it seems rather dry and perfecting that 'flick' is a bit hard right now. i suspect it is only because it is new and the product needs to travel downwards.

to continue with my new found obsession of The Body Shop, i picked up this gift set for $6, actual price is $10 but i had a coupon. i couldn't resit this cute little pot of balm and the hand cream is the perfect size for my purse.

as of late i have been leaning towards more berry and rose colors than my normal red shades. i picked up this Lipstick Queen Jean Queen Lipstick which delivers a sheer glossy hint of berry to the lips. i found the perfect lip liner for it in Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Enchantment. i like to line my lips and fill them in a bit towards the center of my lips and then blend it with my finger. then i apply Jean Queen over it and it is now my absolute favorite combo. now if i want it a bit more glossy, a quick swipe of NYX Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait will do the trick. 

let me know what your favorite beauty product is for fall. comment below or tweet me @lifeinmascara.

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