Beauty

Ulta & Besame Cosmetics Haul

Happy Friday gang!  Another week has flown by and here we are with yet another makeup haul.  Believe it or not, I did not pick up any of these items during Black Friday.  I ordered them the Friday before and have just waited for everything to come in so I can take pictures and do swatches.  What has been the one product that I have discussed that I have a serious problem with?  Lip products.  Can we all take a guess on what 99.9% of this haul contains?  Lip products.  Good lord, I know, I have a problem with lip products.  I will say I have decluttered a ton of lip products.  Not because they were expired but because I did not like the formula and wasn’t wearing them.  I’ve been really narrowing down formulas and shades that I truly love.  I probably decluttered a good 15 lip products and the lip products I have left in my collection I am truly happy and excited about.  At the start of the year, I am going to be doing another makeup inventory to actually account for everything in my collection.  Okay, seriously, I have blabbered on long enough.  Let’s get into the makeup!

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LeahERaven.com | Besame Cosmetics Haul

LeahERaven.com | Besame Cosmetics Haul

LeahERaven.com | Besame Cosmetics Haul

Let’s talk about my small Besame Cosmetics haul.  I only picked up a few items, but I am beyond happy with what I picked up.  The only Besame items I had in my collection before this was my Classic Lip Color in 1946 Red Velvet, which I absolutely adore, and the Vanilla Brightening Powder, which I also love just hate that it is a loose powder.  To add to those, I picked up 2 Limited Edition Shades from the 1937 Snow White Collection.  Now, I did not pick these up because they were Snow White.  Honestly, not a fan of Disney Princess movies.  However, the two shades I grabbed, Snow White and One Bite, are STUNNING.  The formula is still the same as the 1946 shade, super creamy, great opacity, I cannot wait to wear them!  I also picked up a blush from them because I wanted to try something else from their line.  It’s called the Delicate Rouge Blush and I grabbed the shade 1965 Sun Kissed.  I haven’t worn it yet but I did swatch it and dear lord, so soft and creamy yet it is a powder blush!  If this is as beautiful as it feels I am definitely going to be picking up additional shades.  And before I move on to the rest of the shades, can we discuss the packaging, please??  They are the one line whose packaging I am just stunned by and love having out on my vanity (makeshift vanity I should say lol).  I would love to have everything from their line just sitting on top of my vanity.  Okay, enough about Besame, let’s move on to the Ulta Haul!

 

LeahERaven.com | Dose of Colors Haul - Mickey Mouse Collection

LeahERaven.com | Dose of Colors Haul - Mickey Mouse Collection

LeahERaven.com | Dose of Colors Haul - Mickey Mouse Collection

I actually placed 2 seperate Ulta order’s.  The first order contained 3 Limited Edition Dose of Colors Mickey Mouse Collection lip products.  As the same for the Snow White collection from Besame, I’m not a Mickey Mouse fan, I don’t hate him or anything, just never was into Mickey Mouse and that side of Disney.  However, the reason I picked up 3 of the lip colors was because they seemed like shades I would genuinely love.  I picked up 2 of the Lip Glosses in the collection which are Rockin’ It and One and OnlyJess from YouTube is a HUGE Disney lover and swatched these products and swears by the Dose of Colors lip gloss formula.  She was not kidding about this formula!  It is a wonderful formula!  Very much like the EM Cosmetics True Gloss formula.  The other lip product I picked up from this collection was Lip It Up Satin Lipstick in the shade Forever.  I have tried on this shade and sadly it runs a bit too warm for my ideal nude, but I still enjoy the shade on me.  It is more of a peachy nude than I anticipated.

 

LeahERaven.com | Dose of Colors Haul

LeahERaven.com | Dose of Colors Haul

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So for the second order, again Dose of Colors but I decided to grab 3 more of their Matte Liquid Lipsticks.  Honest to God, favorite liquid lipstick formula and I have tried a ton!  Granted, before these three shades I have only tried two seperate colors (Desert Suede and Cork) but both were consistent in wear time, how they felt on the lips, they didn’t bleed, they faded beautifully when they did fade, and they lasted through doggie kisses.  Yes, I did just say doggie kisses (dog groomer here, this is vital).  Anyway, I wanted some great reds, but not just any reds, reds that will surpass my long work day, not bleed, not require touchups, you know, the full meal deal.  Tada!  I grabbed Merlot, a cool toned red, Los Anjealous, a muted ruby red, and Extra Saucy, a deep red.  I will say, I wore Los Anjealous to work the other day and it was an absolute SUCCESS!  It stayed on all day, I touched it up very lightly when I went to the bathroom, but would have been just fine if I didn’t.  I will say it did transfer a bit to my four legged kids, but I kissed them before the bath just in case so it did wash off lol.

 

So that’s it gang, that is my recent haul of makeup items.  I hope you found this helpful or at least interesting.  If you want me to review, do wear tests, etc on any of these items, don’t hesitate to let me know and I will make that happen.  I’m immensely happy with my purchases and am looking forward to wearing more red lips.  Red is one of my favorite colors ever, used to have red hair, have a red bedroom, literally, my life revolves around dogs (including my babies), the numbers 4 and 14, and the colors red, black, and grey.  OBSESSED and I do not throw around that term lightly.  Have you made any makeup purchases recently?  Do any Black Friday shopping?  Or Cyber Monday shopping?  Let me know!  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

Beauty

Ulta Haul: July 2018

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Now I know I talked about needing to do an update on my Sephora Haul and Black Moon Cosmetics Haul and I promise those are coming.  However, I recently ordered some things from Ulta that I want to share with you and be honest about.  For the most part, the items I picked up were cruelty-free.  However, I did pick up 2 lip products that are not.  I really was intrigued by the colors of these products and fell to temptation.  I’m not perfect, I know this, but I am not going to come on here and showcase some of the items I picked up and hide the fact that I picked up 2 non-cruelty-free items.  I’m an honest person.  So, with all of that being said, if you are interested in what I picked up recently at Ulta, just keep on reading!

Since I mentioned that I picked up two items that are not cruelty-free, I will go ahead and get those out of the way now.  The first non-cruelty-free item was the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick Les Chocolate* in Sweet Tooth ($9.99 US).  It is a pale nude shade and I will say I do not have anything like it in my collection.  The other item was a MAC Lipstick* in the shade Stone ($18.50 US).  This shade I have wanted for years but never got around to purchasing it.  I happened to get a wild hair up my ass and ordered it.  Honestly, I really love the shade but I am happy to say I have dupes in my collection.  With those two out of the way, we can get onto the rest of the good stuff!

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The only other “high-end” product I picked up from this haul was a BareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Laquer* in the shade Yaaas ($19 US).  I also picked up Bae, but I ended up returning that shade because it was super pinky/peach and I cannot stand those colors on me.  Yaaas is described as a light nude beige.

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From here on out is all drugstore baby and I am super excited!  Physicians Formula was on sale for buy one, get one half off, so I picked up two of their new Killer Curves Voluptuous Curling Mascara* in Black and in Black/Brown ($10.99 US).  I’ve been on a hunt for a new mascara since I am on my last tube of the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise* ($9.99 US).  I grabbed this one because the description of the product and the shape of the wand is very similar to the L’Oreal one, so I’m hoping it gives near the same effect.

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Next up are items from FLOWER Beauty.  FLOWER Beauty has been on my radar for a while, but for some reason, I have been hesitant to pick anything up.  Well, I don’t know if hesitant is the right reason, more so because the products don’t see to work with my aesthetic.  None of the lip shades I would wear, I don’t need any more highlighting items, the eyeshadows look pretty, but I have quite a few in my collection now that I don’t even use, and the blushes aren’t colors I would wear either.  That leaves very little options.  So, with that being said, I picked up the Light Illusion Liquid Foundation* in L2 Ivory ($13.99 US), although once I got it home I’m thinking I should have grabbed L1, but I can make it work.  The other product I picked up from this line (buy one, get one half off mind you) was the Seal The Deal Hydrating Setting Spray* ($12.99 US).  Both of these items I have heard really good things about, so for my first time trying out the brand, I went with these!

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The last two items were the NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner* in the shade Moonwalk ($3.99 US) and an M506 Brush from Morphe* ($6 US).  The lip liner seemed like a perfect pairing for not only the Stone lipstick, but other lipsticks in my collection since most of them run on the greige side.  They apparently have a matching lipstick and before I go on a No-Buy, I am thinking about picking it up.  It seems like it will be a great drugstore dupe for Stone by MAC and Laced by Melt Cosmetics.  The brush I grabbed because Emily Noel from YouTube recommended it.  Since I was there, I picked it up.

Oh, I lied!  I forgot one more item!  I also grabbed the Wet N Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15* in the shade 106A Light Ivory ($8.99 US).  I’ve been really curious about this foundation as well, several of my favorite YouTuber’s have raved about this one and I thought I’d give it a go.  I wasn’t a fan of the Photo Focus Foundation* ($5.99 US) at all.  It did not mesh well with my skin.  This one seems like it is more skin-like, so I’m super stoked!

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So that completes my latest makeup haul from Ulta.  I’m very excited and happy about my purchases and can’t wait to use them.  Of course, I will do an update in the future, but it might be a bit longer than what my updates for the Black Moon Cosmetics Haul and Sephora April VIB Sale Haul was/is.  I’m currently working on a project pan and that includes a foundation and setting spray.  I also already have two mascaras opened and I don’t want to open the Physicians Formula ones until those are completed, so again, might be a bit.

Well, I hope you found this haul interesting!  If you have any of these items, let me know what you think of them!  The items I’m most curious about are the foundations and the mascara.  I’m hoping they will work out.  That does it for me!  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

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