What’s new at Ulta✨

Often times, I get so wrapped up in all of the confusion on what makeup company is stealing another makeup company’s ideas that I decided that we are gonna try our best to just stick to the art and the makeup itself. Here are some of the new items that raised our eyebrows in the Ulta store:

 

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I can say with confidence that these makeup companies are milking the shimmer craze right now. MAC is on the loose with their new ‘Skinfinish’ liquid-powder highlighter, available in Snowflushed and Oh Darling. With a 4.8 out of 5 stars, I was curious to know exactly what would give a single-pan highlighter such a high rating. Here is what some of the reviewers said about this product:

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Oh well, isn’t this interesting! While some reviewers are saying that this product is easy to apply and lightweight, other are having difficulties with the application. Also 75% of the reviewers said that they would definitely refer this product to their friends. With this product containing glitter, it can be an automatic deal-breaker for some of us. Let’s see what else is out there:

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Morphe seems to always have a foot in the race of the top new age makeup brands. Here is the new ‘8S Stellar Impact’ highlighter palette with eight stunning colors to grace our presence. From left to right we have Ultraviolet – Galactic – Comet – Meteor – Aurora – Trace – Big Bang – Mirage. While not extensively bright when looking at the palette, a simple photo from online can be a bit different. Let’s see what our peers have to say about the palette:

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So far, there are only eight reviews but all have given this palette at least three stars. While no pros or cons have been documented yet, some comments from the reviewers say this product is comparable to major makeup brands, the colors are beautiful, and creamy to the touch. On the other hand, some other comments was that the product is overpriced and chunky when the product is applied. While they say the palette is pretty, no word on the pigment when the product is applied. Let’s see what’s next:

 

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Okay, we are all friends here right? Please tell me why the hell is this four-palette bronzer $38.00?????? Not to mention it has excluded most, if not all coupons. If you don’t know, Beauty Bakerie is an independent beauty brand that is quickly growing in beauty community. While I support inde brands, some tend to be a bit out of some of our price ranges. I believe that sometimes, companies charge these prices due to process to make the product high quality. Hey, I’m not knocking Beauty Bakerie and the owner’s success. I just can’t seem to justify the price for the about of product. There are only six reviews so far:

 

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4.5 out of 5 is a great rating, even for just six reviews so far. Some of the comments about the palette is that is blendable, highly pigmented and is better suited for tanned or darker skin. One reviewer said the product was pretty but more of a ‘ehh’ due to the glitter. This palette is also said to be great if  you want that ‘chocolate gold’ look to your makeup. And our last review for the day:

 

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Stop kidding yourself, okay? If you are big on makeup or a beauty-guru watcher on YouTube, you probably have heard about James Charles and this is his latest collaboration with Morphe. This eyeshadow palette is simple called ‘The James Charles Palette’. This palette consists of a 39 shades over five rows, consisting of mattes, shimmers, and metallics. Guess what? $39.00 

Due to the high anticipation of this eyeshadow palette, there have been many reviews already established, especially since this product is exclusive to Ulta stores.

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4.8 out of 5 stars is very well for a new palette and collaboration. The pros of this palette are reported to be highly pigmented, wide range of color, blendable, and long lasting. Others say that it the colors did not blend well for them, flakes off the eye, creases, and that the packaging seemed cheap. 

Have you used any of these products yet? Leave a comment and let us know ⚜️

 

 

 

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New makeup products from inde brands

In this post, we are going to be looking at some independent brands and the products that they have recently released.

SUGARPILL Cosmetics

While the Trixie fans saw this coming, Sugar Pill has launched its collaboration with this famous icon. This limited edition eyeshadow palette is part of a collection, with colors made up of mattes, metallics, frost colors and a blush. In this dazzling collector’s edition, a liquid lip color comes in the box, making this package a truly iconic presentation. While this product is currently sold out, most of the reviews say this collection is highly pigmented, easy to blend, and the packaging is just adorable!

BRIJA Cosmetics

A fresh face in the cosmetic industry, Brija Cosmetics has been gracing the internet with beautiful handmade, cruelty-free makeup. One of their new products they have released for the fall are their new matte liquid lipstick colors. Here they are:

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Chargrin Valley Soap and Salve Company

No it isn’t a makeup indie-brand but they have oils, skin care, and wonderful products for your bath. Their products are 100% vegan.

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New products from Ulta – Sep. 2018

With all the craziness going on with the Jaclyn Hill Vault palette, I thought it would be a great to see what Ulta has new this month. But of course, we’ll get on the reviews that are finally in on Too Faced’s latest collection too (girl).  But let’s check out what’s new this month:

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Okay, this first one I sneaked in only because its posted by Ulta, but its not available. What I’m not too sure about is why this product from Becca is showing as ‘coming soon’ when I haven’t seen many other brands practice this type of early marketing. This eyeshadow palette has a combination of mattes, a couple of metallics, but mostly shimmers. This palette is a limited edition so you might want to determine sooner than later if you want to spend the money on this palette before they sell out.

 

 

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From Morphe comes a new matte lipstick collection with 5 colors (Ex (shown), Tempt, Honey, Fling, and Lust). These mattes are said to be deeply pigmented and long-wearing. We’re told that wherever this lipstick goes on your lips, it stays….and its full coverage.

 

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I guess this is the red shade version of the matte lipstick collection. Full coverage, lock-in matte formula and deeply Pigmented. You’ll find this collection in Morphe (shown), Steamy, Tease, Dominate, and Lover. Guess Morphe is rolling with the suggestive names this time.

 

 

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So Patrick Starrr has released his eyeshadow and lip kits. Let’s see what both eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks have to offer: 

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Okay, can’t wait to see the reviews as they come in for this new MAC product. Now, if you remember, we mentioned the Too Faced Tutti Frutti collection. Let’s see what people have to say about some of the products and its rating so far:

 

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I did mention before that surprisingly, there were no reviews by the time we made the initial post about this collection. There are a few in which there seems to be mixed reviews so far. 

 

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This new foundation from Too Faced says that its a full coverage, dewy foundation. Its meant to give your skin that brightening glow and infused with vitamin C, watermelon, and cucumber.  Here is how the product is doing among Ulta customers:

 

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Some positive reviews of the customers say that this product smells really good, with the smell of watermelon, and the smell gradually disappears as you blend out the product. They also said that the product is buildable and leaves the skin hydrated and looking smooth. Now, with this product, I’ve noticed that when there is a review, this product is considered really good, or really bad. There seems to be very little mediocre ratings. Some of the dissatisfied customers said that this foundation was patchy and while others said the product turned orange after application. A few reviews mentioned that the product made dry skin look greasy and had a difficult time finding a match for their shade range.

This particular collection of foundation is 20 shades, in which I am going to personally assume that Too Faced will likely add additional shades in the future. Here’s the last product that a lot of people were waiting on:

 

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Now this setting spray was something I was personally looking forward to. While I’ve been a lover of particular setting sprays and the way they make my makeup look, I am always willing to try something new. Here is what the reviews look like for this product:

 

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With a look at the reviews associated with this setting spray, I was a bit shocked. This ‘Dew You’ setting spray is the suggestion to the Tutti Frutti collection. Customers said this setting spray smells great, while quite a number of customers said the pump to the bottle broke, in which they had to return the product.

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What’s new at Ulta – August 2018

Here are the new items currently at your local Ulta stores. Let’s also check out what the reviews are saying also:

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So, the first thing I was thinking when I heard about this product release was, ‘Is this a play on the Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara’? But…then they made these claims and then I was like ‘here we go’…..

 

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I mean, excuse me NARS…are we playing the percentage game also? A while back, Too Faced cosmetics got called out for doing somewhat of the same but it came down to how to determine the percentage and it was just all a bit odd and turned some customers a bit off. Anyway, on the the reviews so far:

😐😐😐😐😐😐😐 Nothing, so far.

I guess because the product is so new, there are no reviews on Ulta’s website yet but….. usually there are a lot of makeup lovers, waiting for a product to be released so they can give us an honest and well thought-out review. Nothing as of yet. On to the next product:

 

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I was super excited to see that this foundation was exclusive to Ulta! Sephora is known to carry products exclusively and its great to see that Ulta is getting the same kind of love. Its amazing to see that this new foundation is full coverage, lumi finish. I can’t wait to see the reviews and YouTube videos on this one. I won’t be making a YouTube video on this particular foundation because I tend to stay away from full coverage.

 

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Since I’m a lipgloss girl, this product really got my attention. Too Faced says its Juicy Fruits lip glaze gives ‘one swipe payoff’ and a long wear time with a glossy finish. A lot to expect from a lipgloss, but please make me a believer!

 

 

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Here are other new products at Ulta, mainly from Too Faced’s Tutti-Frutti collection:

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New products at Ulta 🧚🏽‍♀️

As what I love to do on at least a monthly basis is look at what products have come out at our favorite major makeup stores. Likely, you’ll get your makeup from about two of the following: Sephora, Ulta, Morphe, CVS, Walmart, or Walgreens. Well today, let’s check out the latest things that may have hit the Ulta stores. If you are big on social media, you may have seen some of these products.

DISCLAIMER: (Please keep in mind that we are observing the products themselves, and do not take into consideration of the people who are behind the products. Let’s be here for the makeup, fashion and love 💕).

 

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*I can not wait until someone reviews this foundation.

 

 

 

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* Come on now, NO CONS to this Urban Decay palette? I think we should wait a little longer to see because that’s not what I’ve been seeing on YouTube reviews 👀

 

 

 

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*Hey, hey….all you get is 12 shades, so don’t shoot the messenger. I didn’t even bother looking at the reviews because can you consider the reviews to be diverse and unbiased? Come on Benefits Cosmetics!

 

 

 

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* I had to double-check the price of this palette. $38.00 for a palette with only eight shades? THAT’S $4.75 PER SHADE! Gurl, I can not……the Venus XL palette: Screen Shot 2018-07-19 at 9.37.04 PM

This palette is $56.00 for 18 shades….that’s $3.11 for per shade. What is the deal with the price? Is this normal?????

 

You know what, I gotta take a break from this one for the day. I gotta say that I’m a bit shocked at the price of Lime Crime’s eyeshadow palette, especially since they are an online-only brand at Ulta. Is there anywhere that you can physically see this product before buying it or is it a private company? 

Let me know in the comments below.  

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Best primers on the market?

     Awww, here we go….a topic that definitely will have some of us (including me) shaking our heads. So before we get to that point, let’s cover a few things.

 

 

Honestly, what are the criteria of a good primer? I mean, if one company makes the same primer in a gel, cream, powder, or spray…….what determines if a primer is considered ‘good’. Like most makeup products on the market, let’s just be real, the first thing we take into consideration is the texture. Yes, Ulta, Sephora, and other companies provide customer reviews, which are extremely helpful.

In my personal experience, I’ve taken to the reviews to find out how others have used the product and how its worked for them. While this is helpful, sometimes relying on review is much too can lead to missing out on some really good products. Truth is, every product doesn’t work the same on every skin type of every shade. 

 

 Let’s try to break it down on what’s out there that’s considered top-rated and what is ‘good’ and ‘bad’ about them. Please keep in mind these primers are in no order, just known as top-rated. Here we go with Ulta first:

 

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And next from Sephora: 

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While some brands or specific products form brands are exclusive to one store as opposed to the other, they both provide a comprehensive list of notable facial primers that are favorites among the customers. Some of my favorites have been Smashbox, Too Faced’s HangoverRx, and any primer from Urban Decay. What’s your favorite primer? Share with us. 

 

 

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New at Sephora

While some of us have seen some of these products on other websites or other stores, these are new for Sephora. Personally, I am shocked that Christian Louboutin decided to allow a major makeup store to carry their product. Check them out!

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Who are they: Flower Beauty

    Known as the ‘brainchild’ of famed actress and creator Drew Barrymore, Flower Beauty as been on the scene for some time now. While spreading her message of empowerment of women through her brand, Drew Barrymore ensures that her customers know that her products are also cruelty-free.

 

Flower Beauty chubby highlighters
Flower Beauty cubby highlighter sticks

 

  Flower Beauty is known for some legitimate dupes to other high-end luxury makeup brands, which bring me to the other good thing about this brand…..the price range. Most makeup products range between $8 to $16.99, including their foundation, which is $13.99 on Ulta.com. So, let’s get into the products:

 

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Let’s see what they have to say about Flower Beauty’s foundation:

 

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It seems that the foundation has mixed reviews, but let’s be honest, its pretty difficult to get high rankings when it comes to makeup. With so many people and so many different skin types, having these types of ratings among the masses is a good thing and makes Flower Beauty worth trying. Personally, I can’t wait to get into my local Ulta store and try their chubby highlighters. It looks like something I can use, throw in my purse and it not get lost in the clutter 😃

 

 

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Top-rated lipstick/ lipgloss we aren’t talking about 😱🤯

So, have you come across your favorite beauty products and then stumble across others that may seem to be better than the ones you love???? Just shocking! Here are some of my favorites and some I just happened to find on the Internet.

SIGMA BEAUTY

 
One of my shockers I stumbled across. Sigma Beauty is a company not carried by Ulta or Sephora so in the United States, its pretty tricky to get them without going to the official website. Their Sigma Holographic Lipgloss is show stopper!!!!! The colors are vibrant, luscious, and made to come for the children 😱 🦄

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With this gorgeous color shifting beauty, I feel like Bare Minerals overheard the beauty community talking about how their colors are all so very neutral but keep putting out new palettes and lipsticks. Like honey……thank you for the switch because I am LIVING for this color!

MOTIVES COSMETICS LIPGLOSS

 
OMG, are you seeing the bling and shine from the lipgloss form Motives Cosmetics??? It looks like a cross between Roman glass and New Year’s Eve. Motives Cosmetics is known for their amazing lip collection, although you can’t just ‘walk’ into your local beauty store in the United States and pick it up, but I assure you, it’s worth the hunt. Girl, you don’t have to hunt, I got the website for you right here 💃🏽

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