Hello Makeup Geeks! I have a fun haul video to share with you today. Recently, Ulta was kind enough to send me some products and I wanted to review them for you. As always, I will only give fair and honest reviews about the products regardless of whether they were sent to me or I purchased them myself.
So let’s get started on this review. :-)
Cargo Vintage Escape Fall Eyeshadow Palette
I love the packaging on this. It has a sleek brown faux leather design reminiscent of a distressed leather journal and is embossed with the Cargo name. I love this as it makes it easy to clean and great for travel. This has 12 shades which are all fall inspired. All the colors are creamy and smooth and really nicely pigmented. The palette also comes with a dual ended brush, one side an angled eyeliner brush and the other a small flat brush.
- Harvest Moon – Light Cream Satin
- Cuddle – Soft Pink Satin
- Frolic – Taupe Shimmer
- Cinnamon – Brown/Copper with Copper Shimmer
- Twigs – Blue/Grey Metallic
- Black Crow – Black Matte
- Crisp – Soft Gold Shimmer
- Hot Cocoa – Neutral Milk Chocolate Matte
- Autumn – Peach Matte
- Withered Leaves – Muted Brown/Green with Green Shimmer
- Rustic – Copper Metallic
- Chestnut – Dark Matte Brown
StriVectin Tightening Neck Cream
This is non-comedogenic, oil-free and paraben-free which makes it perfect for anyone with sensitive skin like myself, but also works on any skin type. This is extremely smooth and glides on the skin and neck for a luxurious feel that isn’t oily or greasy. This also doesn’t feel heavy on the skin like other creams. The only downside to this is the price tag that accompanies it.
Price: $89.00 for 1.7 ounces
StriVectin Youthful Skin Trio or The Great Wrinkle Escape
This comes with 3 travel friendly products; Replenishing Cleanser, Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles and the Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles. I have used the Eye Concentrate before and loved it. It’s ideal for anyone who gets dry under their eyes as it is very moisturizing without being oily. I currently use the Intensive Concentrate on my face because it is oil-free and is very moisturizing on the dry parts of my face.
Where to Buy: eBay
I know these have been on the market for a while, but for those of you who don’t already own one it’s a great product! This cleans your skin deep into the pores and makes it feel amazing. This is no way abrasive to your skin or do you need harsh cleaners that can damage your face. It removes 6 times the dirt, oil and makeup than traditional methods.
Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40
The trend has moved from BB Creams to CC Creams for this season and Pur Minerals has their version. This is an upgrade from the BB and is basically a tinted moisturizer that “color corrects”. This is a multitasking moisturizer, brightener, primer, concealer and SPF foundation all in one. I did test this earlier but I can’t wear it as it contains Titanium Oxide which I am allergic to. It’s very smooth and silky and for it not being a full on foundation gives a good amount of coverage.
Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm
From CC Creams to BB Creams, these are all the rage. This BB Cream from Stila is oil and paraben free which is great for your skin. It glides on smoothly to a slight powdery finish. This is perfect for those who prefer a very light or natural finish to their skin. The only thing I dislike about this is the odor, it had a slight medicine smell attached to it that was noticeable.
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
I tried this over the weekend and really liked it. I love the brush that comes with it as it really separates and thickens the lashes for a full voluminous effect.
Urban Decay Stardust Sparkling Lip Gloss
This has been out for a while but it has such a great effect to it. Infused with hints of glitter, this adds a multidimensional aspect to your lips. Ideal for a night out on the town this would look stunning for an added pop of fun or drama. The only downside is it’s only available in one shade.
Butter London Nail Polish
I have to be honest I have never tried their polishes before however I have heard about their remarkable quality. This is the shade “Pillar Box Red” which is a stunning candy apple red shade. The only downside is the price which is expensive for a nail polish. If you have tried these let me know what you think. :-)
Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet 3-In-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath
The fruity raspberry scent of this is very light and feminine. I love the fact it is a 3-in-1 product so you feel like you are getting more for your money. This really does have a true raspberry scent!
Price: $16.50 for 16 ounces
I really hope you all are having a great fall so far and are getting ready for the holiday season. :-) Have fun with your shopping and I will see you soon.
Posted in Product Reviews on (last modified: October 21, 2013)