I was looking through my older posts for hauls, and much to my dismay, I couldn't find any! My last one was sometime in the past spring, so I decided to try out another one. I took advantage of Ulta's 40% off sale on NYX Cosmetics, and this is what I purchased!
Product: NYX HD Foundation
I first picked up the NYX HD foundation in Soft Beige. I picked this up to review it, so expect a more detailed post soon! This would be comparable to MAC's NC20, and it does have a strong warm undertone to it. This will be a great addition to my fall/winter foundation stash; I cannot wait to test it out!
Product: NYX Matte But Not Flat
I decided to purchase the Matte But Not Flat powder because I loved the concept behind it. This pressed powder can be used as a foundation or a setting power. I have been trying to conquer the flat look of powder ever since I discovered it, this may be my next solution. This is about one shade light on me, so it will work for brightening up under my eyes as well.
Product: NYX HD Studio Primer
The HD Studio Primer was an essential for me because I am almost out of my Smashbox Photofinish. I tested this out on the back of my hand and it has an interesting sheen to it, but it was very moisturizing. This is on my review list, I love the HD concept of the product.
Product: Revlon Photoready Primer
Okay, maybe I went a little overboard on my primer crisis... I wanted to compare the HD formula to the Photo Ready; they both have the idea of looking perfect in pictures. My first reaction to this is the "second skin" feeling it has. This primer had a silky smooth texture to it, which is necessary in increasing the wear-time of your foundation.
Product: NYX HD Concealer
I must have been in love with the HD form of produts when I purchased the NYX HD Concealer! This has a doe-foot applicater on a wand, and I purchased it in Fair. This is a little light on me, but it is the perfect shade to use on undereye circles. My first thoughts on this are pretty good; it seems blendable but it may be prone to creasing.
Product: NYX Round Case Lipstick
I have been searching for my go-to fall lip color, but you can never go wrong with a nude lip. I decided to go with the NYX Round Case Lipstick in Creamy Beige because it is the perfect "your lip color but better" shade. Creamy Beige has the finest specks of shimmer in it, which will act as a lip highlighter.
Product: NYX Slim Lip Pencil
The NYX Lip Pencils are so inexpensive, I decided to throw in a different shade to play around with. Nude Beige is a soft brown with a grey undertone, but it will be the perfect base to layer a brighter gloss over. This shade is going to be perfect for fall, expect a tutorial coming soon!
Product: NYX Slim Lip Pencil
Even though deeper colors are in for fall, I decided to pick up the Pumpkin Lip Pencil for a fun Halloween look. This would work as a brighter color in the spring and summer, but when paired with the right gloss, it can be a beautiful shade for fall.
Products: Ulta Samples
Ulta is apparently starting up a sample program like Sephora's. They have converted to an easier to understand rewards system, and have updated their website. I chose the Ojon Hair Mask, Biore Ice Cleanser, and the Tea Tree Facial Wash. I am really excited to test out the hair mask; I have tried out Ojon's skin care products but I have never tested their hair line.
That concludes my haul! Even though it was not a ton of products, I wanted to write up a quick post to share a glimps of my latest product range that I will be working with for fall. Feel free to request reviews in the comments, and tell me what you think of the latest Ulta website. Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012