ULTA 21 DAYS OF BEAUTY | Recommendations

One of my amazingly wonderful friends was inquiring about any sales at Ulta, Sephora, etc… and if I’d post when there are sales are worth mentioning. Well heck, I’d love to! A little delayed (because I didn’t think about it honestly), but we’re smack dab in the middle of Ulta’s Spring 2017 “21 Days of Beauty” so let’s discuss.

The sales started March 19th (my bad…) but continues on through April 8th! So let’s hop in the middle and look at the daily “Beauty Steals” (available for one day only, both in-store and online; FYI Platinum Members receive free shipping on all orders with a Beauty Steal item, no minimum purchase required). I’ll give you my suggestions as we go! I’ve also linked the items for your convenience (because, I too am an impatient online shopper LOL).

Note, there are also “Hot Buys” and “Weekly Beauty Deals” going on during the sale as well, neither are as steep of discounts as the Daily “Beauty Steals” but are worth looking into.

(Keep in mind… YOU CAN RETURN THINGS TO ULTA. If you don’t love it? Take it back! People don’t take advantage of this and are often stuck with a high priced beauty item that doesn’t work for them.)

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Tarte Maneater Eyeliner – $10 (reg $20)
Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara – $11.50 (reg $23)
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash – $11 (reg $22)

My recommendation: The Tarte eyeliner, IF you want a smudgy kind of eye kohl. If not, skip it! 

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten – $14 (reg $28)
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer – $22.50 (reg $45)
IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol 1 Eyeshadow Palette – $21 (reg $42)

My recommendation: Top of the list is the Dr. Brandt primer, THIS IS THE SHIZ! It’s usually ridiculously expensive, so if you’ve wanted to try it, now is the time. Also, the Laura Geller baked blushes are super pretty. Keep in mind they’re baked blushes though so they’ll be a soft wash of color vs a POP of bright on the cheeks. 

Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer – $12 (reg $24)
Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser – $19 (reg $38)
St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion – $12.50 (reg $25)

My recommendation: I adore the Benefit lash primer. Think of it as a flexible, thin brown mascara… it’s my favorite to wear on a “no makeup, but please still see my pale lashes” day.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water – $16 (reg $32)
SeroVital & UniLastin supplements – $55.30-$63.30 (reg $79-$99)
Japonesque Velvet Touch Blushes – $11 each (reg $22)

My recommendation: While I do love the Smashbox Primer Water, I have to admit it’s a bit gimmicky and isn’t as multipurpose as something like Mac Fix+, so if you’re looking for more versatility, skip it. The Japonesque blushes are pretty, their packaging also! Personal favorites are Shade 2 and Shade 3. 

IT Cosmetics CC Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ – $17.50 (reg $35)
Mario Badescu – 25% off entire brand
Too Faced Mascara Melt Off – $10 (reg $17)

My recommendation: Buy all of the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion you can! But seriously, that is an amazing overnight pimple treatment. Also the Mario Badescu Facial Spray is amazing and on my repurchase list (both the Rosewater and Cucumber/Green Tea scents).

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – $11 (reg $22)
Shiseido Eyelash Curler – $10 (reg $20)
LORAC Unzipped Palette or Unzipped Gold Palette – $21 each (reg $42)

My recommendation: All of these items are bombdotcom. The Urban Decay mascara is a great one for volumizing your lashes and I don’t find it flaking on me during the day. The Shiseido eyelash curler may be a cult favorite, but rather this is just a great deal for a high quality eyelash curler. In particular, the LORAC Unzipped Gold Palette is on my radar. Those gold tones are gorgeous for summer and the pigments are so creamy.

Mally Beauty Effortlessly Airbrushed Blush & Highlight Set – $17.50 (reg $35)
Per-Fekt Skin Perfection Gel and Liquid Gold – $14.25-$24 (reg $28.50-$48)
Exuviance Age Reverse HydraFirm – $39 (reg $78)

My recommendation: I have to say none of these excite me. Sorry but just keeping it real!

Pur Cosmetics 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15 – $18 (reg $29.50)
bareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara & Lash Domination Petite Precision Mascara – $9.50 (reg $19)
Clarins Restorative Total Eye Concentrate – $42.50 (reg $85)

My recommendation: The Clarins eye concentrate is one heck of a deal, but I can’t vouch for this exact item, only my enjoyment of Clarins other products.

Butter LONDON Plush Rush Lip Glosses, Lipsticks, and Lip Liners – $10 each (reg $18-$22)
Cargo Swimmables Collection – $9-$14.50 (reg $18-$29)
Strivectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream – $47.50 (reg $95)

My recommendation: Another day that doesn’t wow me. I do like Butter LONDON nail products, but their cosmetics are not really up my alley.

Stila One Step Correct Color Correcting Primer – $18 (reg $36)
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum – $39 (reg $78)
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizer Cleanser Foam – $14 (reg $28)

My recommendation: Juice Beauty is a killer brand, IF it works for your skin type. This serum shows promise!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush or Highlighter – $14 (reg $28)
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Kit – $44 (reg $88)
Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief – $10 (reg $20)

My recommendation: The Tarte blushes and highlighter, specifically in Exposed, are AMAZING. The blushes are insanely pigmented and long wearing, I own all of the shades which will be on sale and recommend them all. The highlighters are a bit more hit and miss. Exposed is my favorite because it works best with my skin tone. The other two highlighters which seem to suit deeper shades are also just a different texture. I don’t feel as if they are as smooth and creamy as Exposed, which was their first single pan highlighter. Also, Peter Thomas Roth is amazing, I’ve wanted to try the items in this kit myself!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – $10.50 (reg $21)
Clinique 3-Step Intro Kit for Oilier Skin and Drier Skin – $9.75 each (reg $19.50)

My recommendation: Brow Wiz. ALL OF THE BROW WIZ(es)!!!!!!!! But seriously, I’ll be stocking up on Taupe.

I hope that list helps, and from now on, I’ll get this out BEFORE large sales… :)

Xoxo, Meeghan

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