Ulta Beauty Sightings

Last weekend I stopped at Ulta just to buy a bottle of a conditioner because they had the giant 1 liter sizes of Redken products for only $15.99. I am trying to be better about my makeup purchases this year and follow into footsteps of Divya from The Conscience Fund and try to use more products that I already have instead of buying every new thing that comes out.

Having said that, of course, I couldn’t help myself and I browsed the Ulta aisles a little bit to see what’s new and today I am going to share with you a few things that caught my attention.

wpid-imag3554.jpgFirst, the new Bold Metal Collection Real Technique brushes. They look really nice and professional and you know how much I love my RT brushes! The silver brushes are eye brushes and the gold ones are for the face. The eye brushes looked a little big to me and I am not sure if I would use them properly but the face ones look really interesting and I am sure that at some point I will try them. They are significantly more expensive than regular RT brushes though as they range from $15.99-$25.99.

wpid-imag3560.jpgNext up, a product that I saw in Ulta ad that’s sent by mail and I was intrigued from the moment I saw it. It’s a light therapy treatment mask that comes in a form of glasses that you are supposed to wear for 15 minutes a day. illuMask comes in two forms- anti-aging and anti-acne and the brand claims that it delivers clinically proven results of clearer, brighter skin. The masks retail for $29.99 and after reading some really good reviews, I am really tempted to try one for myself. Has anyone heard or used these before?

wpid-imag3555.jpgI also spotted the new NYX Contour Palettes that come in 3 different shades. I was ready to actually buy one but the lightest one that would suit me the best was, as you can see, completely sold out! Maybe next time I will have more luck.

wpid-imag3557.jpgwpid-imag3558.jpgwpid-imag3559.jpgLast but not least, three absolutely gorgeous palettes from Bare Minerals that are all part of the Ready Eyshadow 8.0 collection and come in three different combinations- The Sexy Neutrals, The Power Neutrals and The Posh Neutrals. I swatched some of the shades and I am in love. The Posh palette appeals to me the most, the shades are really buttery and beautifully pigmented and they would be perfect for creating girly, soft spring looks.

Is there anything that caught your attention and you’d like to buy? Or have you already tried any of these products? What’s on your beauty wishlist at the moment? Do you like shopping at Ulta? Let’s talk!

the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.