Friday, October 1, 2010

ULTA Eyeshadow - Wink Silver Palette

Hola again!

I've been meaning to do a post on this for a while and now, I think the time has come. I bought two of these palettes from ULTA a couple months back. I used a coupon a ended up getting them for $3.50 each! The palette I'm going to review first has more cool colors in it. The other palette has more neutrals in it. Each palette has 9 colors in it. Basically, I got 18 colors for $7.00

Oh, and it came with two eyeshadow brushes, which I guess ULTA made specifically for this palette. It's pretty pointless, but I've worked with it. They're not even eyeshadow brushes. It's just a bunch of bristles put together. Refer to the pictures to see what I mean. They don't pick up eyeshadow like a real eyeshadow brush should.

At first, when I got this, I HATED IT! The eyeshadows just seemed so chalky and powdery (and they still kind of are, but not as bad). For some odd reason, after constant use of these eyeshdaows, the colors became less chalky, less powdery, and more pigmented. I have no idea how that happened! The eyeshadows are soft so you will get fallout. Most of the eyeshadows in the ULTA palettes are just like this, so if you're planning on buying an ULTA eyeshadow palette, then refer to this post as a guide.

Nevertheless, I love this palette now! The neutrals palette is even better and I had a better experience with it as far as pigmentation and chalkiness. I shall be reviewing that at a later time.

The palette isn't bad for $3.50 :)

These 3 colors were the chalkiest out of all of them. The greens, however, have improved over time (again, no idea how it happened). I JUST got the pale yellow color to work right before I took these pictures. There's a story behind it! So I was at the mall one day, and some guy stopped me to show me these really cool eyeshadows. They were basically like MAC pigments, but you could use them as a powder eyeshadow, cream eyeshadow, lipstick/lipgloss, and blush. Basically, you just had to add water or Vaseline in them. So months later, when I get these eyeshadows, I think to myself, let me try that Vaseline trick. Instead, it didn't work and the pale yellow eyeshadow had this solidified layer of Vaseline on it. So just yesterday, when I was taking these pictures, I went on a mission to remove that greasy layer. I took the end of the eyeshadow brush and just scraped it really hard and Voila! I finally got the color to work. But now the problem is that, I don't know what to do with that color. Anyone want to help me? Can it be used as a highlight?

The light blue was also chalky, but it isn't anymore :) The rest of the colors are fine!

These three are the most pigmented - purple, grayish silver, and black.

Whew! That was a long post!
Will get back with the other palette!

Sum vir.

ULTA Eyeshadow - Sandstone


Recently, I got a free eyeshadow sample from ULTA (They gave me a full sized eyeshadow!). The color is called Sandstone. It looks kind of silvery brown if you touch it by the finger, but in the package, it's much more brown.

It's a warm brown with a nice frost to it. It can almost pass for a taupe/beige color. The pigmentation is really nice! I'm not too fond of the ULTA eyeshadow when it comes to their palettes because they tend to be chalky. However, the single eyeshadows are really pigmented and not chalky at all.

It can be worn alone as a light wash of color or can be applied with a smokey eye look for the day time. Also, it would look nice with a dark brown or deep plum in the creases.

ULTA eyeshadows don't crease on me, however, some people do complain. But c'mon, it's an eyeshadow. And the price is great! They're about $7.00. Right now, ULTA has a special going - Buy 3, Get 3 Free. That's 6 eyeshadow for $21. And the container is huge!!!! A MAC eyeshadow is 1.5 grams. An ULTA eyeshadow is 3.8 grams. Huge difference!

The one thing that annoys me about ULTA's new packaging is how they engrave the word ULTA everywhere in the eyeshadow which means less eyeshadow for me. Arghh!!! It's so annoying!

Check out all the colors here:

Has anyone else tried ULTA eyeshadows?

Sum vir.