ULTA haul - July

I had sales, coupons and a gift card to burn so I got some treats and things I'd been needing to buy.

Got yet another new sunscreen - physical only (non-chemical which most sunscreens are these days but I seem to be allergic to one or more of them) from Neutrogena, but it's a liquid which makes it loads easier to apply.

Physicians Formula Glam Green Eyes Shimmer Strips gel cream liners, Tatiana (GlamLifeGuru) raved about their staying power in a recent favorites video.  Also because I was doing a 2 product deal for PF, I got one of the matte collection quads in Quartz.  First impression, it's okay on texture (mattes are always a little more difficult to work with).  The liners feel nice and creamy.

From Revlon, there was a buy 2 get 1 free and I had a $2 off coupon.  Totally spaced it out, but I got ColorStay for Oily/Combination skin in 110 Ivory, not pictured here!  Also picked up the CustomEyes palette in Smoky Sexy, along with the matte shadows I'm trying to get more cool gray/blue tones because I have way more on the warm end of the spectrum in my collection.  When I swatched this CustomEyes, I was honestly very surprised how creamy they felt.  I had a ColorStay quad that I depotted and those were very hard and a little difficult to pick up product, but it was a couple years old at least so the formula for those may have changed.  Also grabbed a Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde because Lisa (LisaSz09) mentioned liking them and I wanted to try a new gel brow set type item that had tint in it.

What with my sweaty morning walk to the bus lately, I also wanted to try a new waterproof matte bronzer.  I was traumatized one day getting to work after applying my NYC bronzer in Sunny on my neck to find it had collected in the creases in my neck.  Swatched several at ULTA, but thought this Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer had a nice fairly light, warm tone.  I did check out for color reference things like the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil but felt it looked a little unnaturally cool toned on my very pale skin.  When I do get color, it's from my freckles which are warm toned, so I think it's best to go warm with bronzer.  Who knows!

LA Splash were all on sale for $4.99, hemmed and hawed for a while but decided on the Hydra Liquid shadow in Duality.  They claim to not crease or budge, we'll see.  For some reason I'm really liking cream eye products.  Must be the weather!

I have the ginormous powder brush from Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman (pixiwoo) and I'd heard several good things about this core face kit of brushes, I was interested in the contour and buffer brush specifically.  I like that it comes with a little case that also folds into a stand.  Nice for travel.  I used the contour for bronzer (with the Tarte) today, I liked it.  Nice and small for a precise application.

Last but not least, got a light pink lip pencil from NYX in Flower.  It's actually sort of a metallic pink which I wasn't expecting, but it's pretty.  Blue toned metallic pink and it has good staying power from what I can tell.

Best thing of all, with my deals and gift card I only spent $2.25 of my own money. :)