So, remember recently when I shared with you what I would buy with $25 at ULTA? (Shopper Files) I wrote that post in preparation for this post. Oh yes, this is a long awaited post my friends!
The nice people over at Coupons.com gave some friends and I each $50 to spend at one of three on-line beauty stores. They were some of my favorite stores, ULTA, Sephora and Drugstore.com/Beauty.com. Our mission? Either create 2 looks or come up with some great dupes to share. Oh yes, and be sure to use one of the coupon codes, I used the ULTA Coupon Codes.
We had a lot of fun shopping, and you should have seen some of our Facebook messages showing what was in our carts! I fully admit that I went crazy and spent a lot of my own money over the $50. I got some great deals though at ULTA! I was so happy to finally pick up the LORAC Pro Palette (check out my Lorac PRO Palette Review & Swatches post). I also grabbed another L’Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in black. I knew I’d be needing more black liner, and that’s one that I haven’t written about enough. I kind of love it.
Read on to see the 2 looks I created, find links to see what my friends did with their $50 and to enter a contest to win $300 to ULTA!
For my first look, I kept things very simple. I was planning on spending the day doing not much of anything special at home, especially since I was on-call the night before and didn’t get much sleep!
I prepped my lid using the eye shadow primer that came with the palette. Note that while it is a light nude color, it doesn’t really offer any coverage, so if I’m not going to be doing a darker shadow look, I often will start with concealer all over my lid to cover up blood vessels (I did that this day), and then I used the shadow primer.
Next I used a fairly large brush to use the matte Light Pink over my entire lid in a wash. I went a little over my crease and blended it out from there. Next I used a crease brush to apply Taupe into my crease. I blended this out as well. I finished with a pretty decent application of black liner to my upper and lower lash lines, really working the liner into the base of the lashes. I finished up with Too Faced Better than False Lashes mascara.
After doing some things around the house for a few hours, I was a super lucky girl, and got to have a date with my husband, something which rarely happens in our toddler-centric household. (Ok, yes, it was lunch out at Panera. But! We were adults sans children!)
I opted for a golden smoky eye look, just something a bit more intense and with a lot of eye liner, which is something my hubby likes. I put this on directly over the day look above.
I started with Light Bronze on the inner half of my eye lid, and then added Gold to the outer half. I blended the two together in the center, and they did go up and over my crease. I still had Taupe in my crease, but it wasn’t enough contrast now that the lid was a bit darker. I put a little Garnet into my crease and then smudged this under the out half of my lower lash line as well. I finished up with a little more black liner on both lash lines.
The nice people at Coupons.com have offered a contest for all of our readers! It only lasts a week, so enter now! You could win a $300 GC to Sephora. That’s a lot of fun makeup shopping!