Friday, August 28, 2015

Ulta Haul | MOTD


I've really been needing a new setting powder so decided to make a trip to Ulta, and of course I ended up splurging a little. Typical Selena. The Ulta near my house recently changed it's shop front a little and now carries Lancome products! I'm super excited for them to restock their products and actually ended up buying a setting powder that's super lightweight and and has a nice satin finish. I bought it for my under eye areas to set my concealer and my highlighted parts so I got it in the lightest color.


Staying on topic with new products Ulta is carrying, a new makeup brand called Makeup Revolution has been added and I've honestly never hear of it before??? And I was very curious because the prices are comparably to NYX Cosmetic's so I decided to try a few things out to see if the quality was up to par as well.
Makeup Revolution:
Mermaids Forever Eyeshadow Palette ($10) Cream Concealers ($15) Extreme Highlight ($6)

So off the bat I enjoyed the packaging simple and cute. Before buying I asked a few of the employees and asked if they've ever heard anything about the brand and apparently it's gotten great reviews. What the hell, why not right? Initially I was surprised with how many different products there were. They had baked bronzer palettes, blush palettes, a handful of different eyeshadow palettes, cream concealers in different shades, as well as highlighters. It's usually pretty hard to find decent highlighters in low end makeup brands so I was a bit intrigued to say the least lol. However, I'm very disappointed with the formulas of each of the products :/

The eyeshadows are too bad for the price. They remind me of BH Cosmetics or Coastal Scents shadows. A little bit more on the chalkier side, and for some reason some colors had more pigment and blend more easily than others so it's kind of annoying. I applied the orangy color to my hand with a blending brush and it all kind of sticks to one spot and took a lot of effort to blend out. I really wanted to like these shades just because I don't really own any colorful palettes but the quality just doesn't work for me.


Next! Concealers. Once again, not my favorite. For a lower end brand I'm excited to see palettes like this but the formula is really very waxy and has more of a sheer application. Don't really have anything else to say about it. 

Alright, last and definitely the least favorite. This is for sure a dupe of Nars' Albatross, it looks white but when applied it's a very intense gold color. The application isn't smooth at all and I feel like it's a bit blotchy :/ 

I really really wanted to like this brand, but the formula of the products in the end just don't cut it for me :/ a part of me wants to keep them and give them a second chance but I don't really see that happening. I feel like palette wise, Morphe offers the better quality for similar products. I feel like for someone who is new to makeup and want to get some nice palettes for your growing collection but still keep it on the cheaper side I definitely think this brand is good for that (I would recommend NYX instead but they actually don'y have pretty eye shadow palettes.) I think I've just become very picky with my makeup and overall just don't think the products suit me. 

The Balm Cosmetics
Mary-lou Manizer | Bahama Mama | Cheater Mascara

The only things I own from the Balm is the Nudetude palette, which is amazing. (you can peep the review here.) I hate buying makeup online and Sephora and Ulta don't carry their products so I just never really looked into it even though I know EVERYONE and their moms rave about the mary- lou manizer highlighter. A few weeks back I was randomly strolling through Kohls, and to my sweet surprised they carried the balm products (⌒ω⌒) so you know ya girl had to try things out. I picked up a few other things I've heard some talk about and have yet to really try things out. I can't wait tot put these babies to use. 

aaaaaaand

A makeup of the day, yay. I didn't do too much differently today, I'd say this is my everyday look HOWEVER. I have changed up my mascara and have been using the Manga Lashes mascara by Covergirl I think? So far so good.

Product list:

ABH dipbrow pomade in Dark Brown
Cover|FX Cosmetics - Cream Contour in Medium (warm)
Urban Decay - Halfbaked on lids
it cosmetics - Bye Bye Undereye Concealer in light-medium
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19 comments

  1. You are the most stunning girl I swear!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    With love,
    Suzy ♥

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  2. i really want to try out the concealer palette, maybe in the dark shades to contour ?

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    1. They did have darker concealer palettes! For the price you really can't not try them out.

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  3. Love that eyeshadow palette such beautiful colours! I'm so excited to move to LA then I can finally visit Ulta!

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    1. They really are beautiful colors! Just not great pigmentation :(

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  4. amazing haul! thank you for sharing
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  5. That bright palette looks so perfect! :)
    Simimaus

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  6. You got the Mary-Lou Manizer! Eeek, I'm so jealous of you! They always run out of stock and can never seem to get my hands on them! Such a shame the concealer palette is waxy, I hate waxy concealers....

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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    1. I know I was so excited! It's so amazing I love it :')

      xx

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  7. That eyeshadow palette is gorgeous! And that Mary Lou Manizer is amazing too <3
    xx Ama

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  8. Sorry to hear the eyeshadows didn't work out! The colors are so pretty though.

    I love your look at the end! What lip color is that? (:

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. Yeah I ended up returning everything ):

      And it's the lipstick color Marvelous Moxie by Bare Minerals!

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  9. Awww too bad, the revolution highlighter looks so pretty on the pan :/

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    1. I know it kind of looked like the new ABH highlighter so I thought it might be a good dupe but it wasn't :/

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  10. I love your blog!
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    kisses

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