Latest Ulta finds & an update on my beauty product philosophy
If you’re at all familiar with Ulta, you know that they offer weekly coupons for $3.50 your purchase of $10 or more, and sometimes they have coupons that are good for 20% off your entire purchase.
But there’s always a catch.
Normally the coupons don’t apply to the higher end or “prestige” brands.
Luckily, I had one of those rare 20% off coupons last week that applied to any purchase.
I thought about using the coupon on some new Tarte makeup, but I decided to try more products from the Juice Beauty line instead.
Michael was less than enthused about shopping that day, but even under the pressure, I was able to select three products:
This cream promises to smooth and prevent fine lines (always a good thing). I haven’t been using it long enough to know if it actually delivers results, but I can confirm that it is very moisturizing. A lot of under eye moisturizers make my concealer slide off during the day, but I haven’t experienced that at all with this cream.
I love this powder so much so far! It works perfectly over my Korres mineral foundation, helps to set my makeup, and gives a really nice airbrushed finish. The product has kind of a fruity scent (which I actually like), but it doesn’t linger.
I have mixed feelings about this concealer. On the positive side, the color match is great for me right now being that I am tan, and the coverage is pretty good. On the negative side, it takes many applications to build up the coverage since the concealer is so watery. I am also not a big fan of the packaging and prefer it when concealers come in a pot or pan. I might like this more in the winter when my skin is on the drier side, but of course, the color won’t match me as well then! Oh, the problems of a beauty addict…
Before I close, I want to quickly revisit the subject of my beauty product philosophy (specifically, how I feel about using products that are not all natural).
I really try to ensure that my cleansers, body washes, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, moisturizers, concealers, and foundations are as natural as possible because they are rubbed directly onto my skin. When it comes to shadows, mascaras, blushes, and lipstick, I still prefer to use more natural brands, but I don’t freak out if I can’t find ones that I like.
Basically, I do the best that I can while still having fun with everything. After all, I need my MAC, Nars, and Benefit fix every now and then!
Do you try to use all natural products? Have you ever tried anything from the Juice Beauty line?
Enjoy your day!