I was recently gifted some Ulta Spring Essentials to bring together into a post and it reminded me how much fun it is to create a Customizable Eyeshadow Palette. Did you know that Ulta has their own Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes available in both 4-Pan and 8-Pan Palettes (Either is free if you purchase Ulta Eyeshadow Singles to fill them with).
I’m one of those people that doesn’t depot anything. I’ve pressed my own pigments, which is messy, but I refuse to depot anything. Part of the reason I purchase makeup is because I like the pretty packaging and it would break my heart to dismantle them.
That’s why custom eyeshadow palettes are such a treat for me. I can pick and choose what goes into the palette just as I could depotting but I don’t have to worry about destroying my pretty packaging. Not to mention, sometimes eyeshadow palette can contain a bunch of great shades and several I simply never use like that matte black everyone loves including. I mean, really though, do you ever getting around to using that in any of your looks? It does sometimes work great as an eyeliner but nearly every palette I own includes a dark brown or a matte dark black that I never hit pan on and most times I simply ignore it. No worries with a custom palette as I can ditch that matte black and put what I want into the palette. These shadows pop in and out of the magnetic compact easily and they even come with a dual-sided brush that has a tiny pick on one end you can use to remove them and customize them as you see fit.
Anyway, on to Ulta Spring Essentials.
Here’s some goodies I tried.
For my look below I used Beauty Junkie and Plum Pop to create a pretty mauve sparkly mauve eye look. It’s not really a traditional Spring look by any means but I paired it with a nice blush and I felt like it created a pretty, fresh look. I always forget there are colors outside of nude especially lately since so many brands concentrate on nudes, nudes, and more nudes. My Ulta Customizable 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palette is filled with more neutral shades that aren’t quite traditional nudes. The color scheme reminds me of a cloudy day. It’s a refreshing change for me as you know I love my nudes.
I paired up the look with some of Ulta’s Shiny Sheer Lipglosses. If your lips are as dry as mind are you should like this lightweight, hydrating formula that has an easy, smooth glide on lips. They aren’t terribly pigmented but they create a nice pop of color on lips. The formula kind of has that plushy cushion feel on my lips and although the wear is short they still feel quite pleasantly moisturizing during the wear.
Ulta sent over some of their Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Towelettes as well which didn’t quite work out well with my waterproof mascara but whisked away most everything else on my face at the end of the day. I can’t even begin to tell you how many makeup wipes I go through a month as I’m constantly using them to remove swatches on my arms.
And although not makeup related, the bright sunny scent of Ulta Beauty Brightening Vitamin C Scrub gets a Muse Approval for smelling amazing, keeping my rough elbows, knees, and heels smooth, and most importantly remind me that Spring and Summer is coming soon. I actually love this stuff! Hey Ulta! Can we get a version for our face!? This formula smells like freshly squeeze lemons, is gritty enough to de-flake my dry bits, and has a creamy texture with a gritty texture that isn’t too rough or harsh. They also have an Energizing Coffee Body Scrub that I recently purchased but haven’t tried yet! I’ll let you know about it in an upcoming review. If it’s as good as the Brightening Vitamin C Scrub I’ll be happy!
Do you have any favorites from the Ulta Beauty Collection?
Tried any of these items?
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