I got a lot of free stuff from Ulta back in February. After spending $21.50 on an Ulta brand item, they sent their free 2017 12-piece makeup bag. Since I got them all at once, I decided to go back to combination reviews this time around. The following are the new items in the bag that I haven’t reviewed yet.
I got the Ulta Matte Lipstick. It retails for $8.50 ($70.83/oz). I got this in the shade Petal. I scored it at a 22.
This is a very nice lipstick. It stays in place for several hours. It doesn’t smell. The color is great. This particular shade is only available through the free spring 2017 makeup bag.
I got the Ulta Eyeshadow Palette. This is a generic no-name palette. Despite the generic feel of it, I scored it at a 21.
Okay so I have only great things to say about this little 6-pan eyeshadow palette. At first, I thought the eyeshadows must smell really bad. Then I realized it was the packaging, not the eyeshadows, that smells. These 6 pans are small but the product is solid. A tad bit powdery like most pressed eyeshadows but the pigment is strong and they last with a good eyeshadow primer. With 3 matte neutrals and 3 solid shimmers (including a fantastic teal shade), this little palette is quite versatile. It has a magnetic closure making this lil thing perfect to toss in a purse for long hour touchups. This palette is exclusive to the 2017 gift set.
I got the Ulta Amped Mascara. It retails for $10.50 ($47.30/oz). I got this in the shade jet black. I scored it at a 20.
This is a decent mascara. It smells a bit but it goes away. It is nice and dark on the lashes. It doesn’t clump. It lengthens like a champ. However, it doesn’t thicken my lashes. Also, I hate the wand. Not only is it plastic, it is weak. Trying to put this back into the tube, it catches and bends almost every time. I feel like I’m going to snap the wand off. Eeeek!
I got the Ulta Lip Gloss Stain. It retails for $9.00 ($36.00/oz). I got this in the shade Treason. I scored it at a 19.
I had my doubts about this product. I have only tried one other stain before and the results weren’t great. Add that this is supposed to be a gloss and I was pretty skeptical. However, I like this product. The color is rich, a nice bright true red. It goes on smooth with no patchiness or streaking. It isn’t sticky like a gloss. The color lasts for a couple hours at a time. After the bright color fades, it still has a slight red tint on the lips for about another hour. My one complaint is that this is thin so it bleeds on the lip line. A lot. You need a good lip primer and a lip liner to keep this product in place.
I got the Ulta Cheek Palette. This is a generic no-name palette. I scored it at a 18.
I wish this generic cheek palette was as good as the eyeshadow palette. It is good, but not as good. Both products are very pigmented and last a good long time. However, they have a ton of fall out. It got everywhere on my desk. I can’t imagine dropping this in my purse because of the mess it would make. The packaging has a strong smell like the eyeshadow palette and a magnetic closure.
I am very happy with these products from Ulta. I love that they were free but I genuinely like all of these products (even the mascara with the delicate wand). I’ve used them frequently and those 2 palettes are on my short list for my vacation makeup bag.