I went to Ulta to get my free birthday gift, and that resulted in an unintentional lipstick shopping spree.
But it wasn’t at Ulta.
I kind of get the heebeegeebees at Ulta.
My particular Ulta always seems to have been raided by a bunch of lipstick gremlins who want to cause havoc and mayhem by smearing the beautiful colors all over the display, and who knows where else. I shudder to think.
So I always have to carefully inspect the lipstick itself to see if it has been “used.”
So let me explain how Ulta led to my haul. I felt awkward waiting in a huge line to just get my free item and looked at the clearance items. Most where questionable, and they had my on lip gloss that I had wanted to try marked down.
Remember my hate relationship with lip gloss though? Well I really hate if it’s not sealed, since you can’t clean a lip gloss once that entire tube has been contaminated.
One of the lip glosses WAS sealed, but I started thinking if I didn’t like it… I wasn’t really sure if Ulta had a return policy.
Walgreens DOES however have a return policy on any makeup you don’t like.
I got a clearance, non used lip color, and my free item, then I went to Walgreens.
Walgreens had BOGO 50% off…. hence the haul.
The first I tried were the glosses, and I put one on my top and one on my bottom lip, to avoid chapped and irritated lips.
First is Covergirl Lipgloss in Fruitylicious on top lip and Plumlicious on bottom. (daylight on left, and regular light on right.)
Fruitylicious is a pink with a blue base. It is more opaque, highly pigmented, and less glossy. I like it. I wore it to teach one evening and the color lost its gloss as the night went on and didn’t budge as a result. $7.99 at Walgreens BOGO 50% off.
Plumlicious lacks the color payoff that the previous color has. It’s more sheer, more glossy and less pigmented. I can’t really tell it’s a plum color at all. I’m not loving it, not hating it. There’s no noticeable scent that is offensive to either color, and no weird taste. Got this one for $3.99 with the promo.
Next is Covergirl Tantalize on top lip and Covergirl Outlast longwear lipstick in Plum Fury on bottom lip. Again, left is daylight and right is regular light.
The Tantalize is a light dusty purple color that is opaque with no offensive smell. It goes in smoothly, has no sheen or shimmer to it, and is great alone or with another lipcolor applied over, under or with. This was $4.49 on clearance at Ulta.
The plum fury color has a slight sheen to it, and is very pigmented, almost in a copper shade. Not a plum shade in my opinion. This color is also opaque. The one thing I don’t like about this lipstick is the shape of the tube. It is a round and flat surface, that makes it hard to get a precise cupid’s bow. I realize that I don’t have many lippies this shape, and I like the pointed tubes much better. Regular Price $9.49.
No offensive smells or tastes to either color.
The last shade is my personal favorite out of all of them. It is a Covergirl Continuous Color in the shade Midnight Mauve. This shade has a nice shimmer, is easy to apply, is opaque, with no offensive smell or taste and goes on smoothly and easily. I’ve been looking for a similar shade to the Wet n Wild Taj Mauve-hal which I used to mix with another shade. This might not be the exact match, but it’s pretty close to what I was looking for. Regular price $5.99
Whenever I get a bunch of new lipsticks, I always feel like a kid with a new box of crayons. I remember walking to the pharmacy with my mom when I was a child. There, they sold crayons individually with vibrant and unique colors. My favorites were the neons. This is my grown up version of picking out crayons!