My Glam Girl Beauty Picks for the Holiday Season
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The holiday season is swiftly approaching and with it, parties, gatherings, family get-togethers and... Pictures. We all want to look our beautiful best, for all of these events, all season long. Happily, Ulta Beauty is there for us. Stocked with shelves full of get glam products in all price ranges, every beauty lover can find everything they need or crave and find beautiful gifts for family and friends, as well.
Today, I want to share with you some of my favorite get glam products you can buy from Ulta Beauty. I bought most of these, myself over time, a few were sent to me. All are, in my opinion worthy and will help every beauty feel like a glam girl this holiday season.
I always begin my makeup application by applying a face primer. Even tho I have very dry skin, my foundation likes to disappear on me. I don't know where it goes... Does my skin eat it? One primer I really like because it locks down my foundation and doesn't dry my skin is NYX Angel Veil. It works and it's affordable.
I don't own a lot of foundations. I am very fussy about what I use and once I find something I like I stay pretty true to it. One of my few foundation products is the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+. This stuff is amazing. Lightweight, beautiful coverage, perfect wear, chemical free UVA and UVB sun screen. Yes, gentle reader. You need SPF in Winter, too.
IT Cosmetics Eye Lift in a Tube is your one-two punch against flaws, under eye darkness and the Winter blahs. One side is IT Cosmetic's famous Bye-Bye Under Eye Concealer and the other is a Luminizing Brightener that can be used under the eyes and also as a soft, shimmer free facial highlighter. So versatile!
If you have been staying up late wrapping presents, nursing a little one, partying a bit too hearty or, like me you are "blessed" with dark circles under your eyes, perhaps BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector is your golden ticket to a more wide awake and refreshed visage. I just bought this little pot of corrector, I'm just beginning to explore it, I have high hopes.
We can go walking in a Winter Wonderland and get a cold flushed glow on our cheeks or... We can reach for a beautiful plastic compact of pressed, pigmented powder and fake it, baby!
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Glow on the Go in Opal is a duo of perfect, portable strobing necessities in snack size. Pop these petite prettifiers in a bag with a small, soft brush and you are good to glow, wherever you are. I am contemplating buying a backup set while it is still available!
I own very few bronzers. At present I think I have in my collection... Maybe, three? One bronzer that I absolutely adore is the Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Matte Bronzer. Tho created for a deeper skin tone than my own fair complexion, I prefer it to lighter toned bronzers. Applied with a very soft brush and a deft hand, this bronzer gives me the most natural, sun kissed glow. I never look orange, muddy or dirty. Just warm and lightly tanned, as if I spent some time on a beach. Plus, it smells like sweet chocolate. How can you go wrong?
Too Faced Love Flush Blush . You guys. Can we talk? How stinking cute are these blushes? And they are just as gorgeous on the inside, pressed with flowers and bunnies. Flowers and bunnies! I had to buy two of these blushes just for the Squeeee! factor, alone. I am loving them, tho because they are really good blush!
If you are in the mood for a bot of a splurge, like I am sometimes in the mood for a bit of a splurge, you may consider a Blush Subtil Palette. I was tickled when Ulta Beauty started to offer Lancome. Now I can indulge without having to make a special trip all the way back over to the mall. I can get what I'm craving, while I'm at Ulta!
If you are a regular visitor to this blog you are probably somewhat aware that I am ever so slightly obsessed with eye shadow. Doesn't really matter what kind... Single. Palette. Creme. Powder. I. Love. Eye shadow. If it were in my budget... Yeah.
Affordable, long wearing shadows can be worn alone and in combination to create endless eye looks. Some of my best loved standbys are Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo creme eye shadows. I like these best as a base under powder shadows. They are also handy for applying a quick one shadow look; they go on smooth and easy, wear all day and aren't a pain in my ass to remove when I'm ready to hit the sack.
L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows are a lovely hybrid loose/pressed tamped formula. Deeply pigmented, intensely silken smooth and long wearing these shadows are pure delight in tiny plastic pots.
Now, you know that I can't do a feature like this without a pile of palettes! Here are some of my current favorites:
The Urban Decay NAKED Smoky palette. I was a little rough on this baby when I first bought it, but I've warmed up to it and I truly like it muchly, now. This is a great palette. If you love smoky eyes, you need this palette in your life!
When I bought the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection it took me about 0.6 seconds for fall head over heels in love with it. It is neutral enough to delight, has some fun colour, smells delicious and is just about the epitome of perfection in a palette. If you don't yet own this one, what are you waiting for? An engraved invitation?
The Too Faced Star Dust by Vegas Nay palette is a winner all the way around and my love for this one is real. The colours, the quality. So beautifully thought out, this little palette is everything. Get it while you can!
Urban Decay Vice 4. Spectacular packaging. Gorgeous colours, a mix of neutrals and brights and fun shades that make my heart sing. Famous Urban Decay quality. This is the perfect indulgence for yourself or the perfect pressie for the cherished makeup lover in your life.
The LORAC Mega PRO Palette 2 is a wonderful mix of matte, shimmer, neutral, jewel and brights to delight any eye shadow lover's heart. It's making mine go pitter-pat!
I just have to mention the Lancome Color Design 5 Pan Eye Shadow Palette. Mine is French Nude, it is the perfect, ladylike neutral palette for everyday.
Anastasia Brow Wiz is one of my go to reach for tools that help me to create my brows.
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner is my all time favorite eye liner. Creamy, easy to apply, blend and once it sets, it doesn't budge, smear or transfer.
Cover Girl Intensify Me! Liquid Eye Liner. Honestly, I am not one for liquid liner. I'm not very good at it and I just don't have a deep, burning love for the stuff but I have to say, for liquid, this is a good one. I can actually apply this one pretty successfully. It wears well on my hooded lids and is non irritating. When I want a liquid line, this is the one I reach for.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, Smudge proof, flake proof, perfect length, perfect volume, holds a curl... I could gush about this stuff all day but this isn't that kind of post.
IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Clinically Proven 5-in-1 Mascara is another favorite mascara. So easy, never gives me any trouble.
L'Oreal Butterfly Intenza Mascara is Butterfly by a factor of X. Just lovely!
Kissable lips meet no resistance under the mistletoe. Here are a few of my favorite pout perfectors:
L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colour. These silken liquid lipsticks are pigmented, supremely comfortable and lightly floral. I adore these lippies and own a handful in a selection of beautiful shades from pink to coral.
L'Oreal Collection Privee The Perfect Nudes, I own Doutzen's Nude. Dang! It's gorgeous!
Too Faced Meted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick. This is the craziest stuff! Simply gorgeous, long wearing, liquid from a squeezie tube. Nuts. But so perfect. I only own two, I would love to have all of them.
Available in a plethora of colours, sweetly scented, delightfully shiny and deliciously affordable, NYX Butter Gloss is perfect to toss in your bag and your daughter's stocking.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color and Color Sensational Rebel Bloom are wallet friendly and chic.
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color. Plush, comfortable, shiny, lovely scent. I dig these.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick - Kate Moss Collection and Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner. I love, love, love these lip liners. I never liked the stuff until I got old enough that my lipstick and gloss started crawling up those little lines radiating out from my lips and all over my face. Now, I use lip liner and my lippies stay put.
Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream . All hail gold metal tubes, gorgeous colours and the most emollient, comfortable lippie on God's green Earth. If I had to choose only one lipstick brand to wear for the rest of my life, La Creme would be near the top of a very short short list.
Lancome Lip Lover. This luxe little gloss stole my heart the first time I applied it and I love it, still. It is so perfect, from the colour to the shine, the weightless, silky feel and that adorable, push button cap release. Perfection.
We can't talk getting pretty without talking nails. Polish is important. I love nail polish. I love it a lot. Featured here are a few of my picks for perfect tips this Season.
From the OPI Starlight Nail Lacquer Collection Cosmo With a Twist, Give Me Space and Center of the You-Niverse. OPI Venice Collection brings us Gelato On My Mind and Purple Palazzo Pants. Because sometimes, soft, creamy colours in Winter just make sense. At least, they do to me!
China Glaze Ruby Pumps is a classic Christmas red glitter polish that everyone needs in their nail polish arsenal. Ruby Pumps was my first ever China Glaze polish and it remains my all time fave.
butter London Patent Shine 10X Lacquer in Her Majesty's Red is the perfect for just about everyone, perfect for just about every occasion red. Get you a bottle. You'll need it.
So, how many of these get glam items are on your Ulta Beauty shopping list? What are your favorites? Please do tell.
#StyleHuntersForUlta #UltaTrendAlert //This is a sponsored conversation. All opinions are my own. Some items in this post were sent for consideration.//