Sep 5, 2021

Ulta Haul | The Ordinary, Makeup Revolution, Catrice

A few weeks ago, I made a small haul from Ulta. I bought mostly drugstore stuff from the brands I have been curious about for quite some time. I didn't know there would be a big sale event from Ulta. Apparently, Ulta will have different flier items at 50% off every day for 21 days! If I had known, I would have waited a bit because I see some of my favorites from the list. Anyway, I wanted to quickly talk about what I got from my recent Ulta haul.

I got a couple products from Ordinary. I got their famous Serum Foundation and the Hyaluronic Serum

I still want to test a few more times but I am afraid the foundation is a fail for me. First of all, I think I chose the wrong shade - I got the 1.0 NS. This is a fair neutral shade with silver highlights, according to the description. The color itself is okay, but the "silver highlights" don't play very well on me. It kinda looks unnatural and I definitely see I have some "tin man" moment..?! I am not a big fan of the runny consistency, either.

On the other hand, I am liking the Hyaluronic serum. I wanted an inexpensive oil-free serum that I can apply under ZIIP conductive gel. The idea is to reduce the amount of gel by adding something underneath (because the gel is very expensive...). I have seen a few YouTubers doing this. I don't think I am saving it too much. Maybe I am using 1 pump less? Anyway, layering some skin-benefiting serum wouldn't be a bad idea although I always wash everything after my ZIIP session.

Next, I have a foundation stick and a blush palette from Makeup Revolution. I think Fast Base foundation stick works very nicely as a concealer. The coverage is phenomenal and I love the consistency. The shade F2 is a great match for me.

Makeup Revolution Vintage Lace Blush Palette swatches
This is the Vintage Lace Blush Palette. Isn't it so gorgeous and so huge? I didn't know how big this palette was. Honestly, I am not a big fan of a large palette of anything..but I think these embossings are so pretty. There are some oversprays but it's not very noticeable on the skin. The colors are quite pretty, covering all your blush needs - There are light cool pink, deeper pink, rosewood, and some plum.

Makeup Revolution Vintage Lace Blush Palette swatches

Makeup Revolution Vintage Lace Blush Palette swatches

Makeup Revolution Vintage Lace Blush Palette swatches

I also picked up a 5 In A Box mini eyeshadow palette from Catrice and I LOVE this eyeshadow palette! For $6, I think it is amazing!! It looks like this one is sold out on Ulta but you can find it from the Catrice website. The palette I got is Modern Smoky Look. I love the sophisticated color combo with the dusty blue and taupe. The colors are pigmented and blend well. I think this is even better than Natasha Denona minis.

Catrice Modern Smokey Look swatches

Catrice Modern Smokey Look swatches

Catrice Modern Smokey Look swatches

And I created a makeup look mostly using these items I mentioned here:

best drugstore makeup look
Favorite drugstore makeup look

I haven't bought much drugstore stuff lately but it's nice to be reminded how great they could be! The Catrice eyeshadow palette has to be my favorite this haul and I am interested in collecting all the shades available.

Thanks for being here. Have you picked up some drugstore makeup lately? What are some of your favorites?

*The makeup and skincare items mentioned here were purchased with my own money. This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for choosing to use them.

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