Have you ever thought to yourself, “Should I buy new clothes? Or this makeup I really want?” I literally had to ask myself this as I was preparing to head to New York for Ipsy’s Gen Beauty. Lord knows I needed new clothes (and shoes) but Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty just kept hitting me with these amazing one day only Beauty Steals. In real life, makeup doesn’t trump real life responsibilities. But in this instance, a one day only sale on makeup I’ve been wanting for months trumped the other shopping I needed to do. You can go shopping for clothes and shoes on any day, right?
Again, please don’t judge me! For months, I’ve been swatching the LORAC Color Source Blushes and Light Source Illuminating Highlighters in store and swooning every time. Problem was, I wanted so many of them that I just couldn’t stomach paying $22 a pop for them all. Don’t get me wrong. The LORAC Color Source Blushes and Light Source Illuminating Highlighters are hella silky, pigmented and well worth the money. However, when you have a makeup hoarding problem, it’s hard to swallow that $22 pill knowing you’ll be back for more and more over time.
Lucky for me, Ulta knocked these babies down to just $11 for Day 3 of their current 21 Days of Beauty event. That’s right, half off! I started off just wanting 3 blushes and a highlighter but I figured this deal could be a once in a lifetime thing. So I ended up with 5 blushes and 2 highlighters. Crazy right? My blush picks included:
- Technicolor matte coral
- Aura matte rose
- Cinematic matte plum brown
- Chroma satin berry
- Infrared satin burgundy
I had my mind set on just getting Infrared, Chroma and Cinematic because they all looked like beautiful blushes for brown skin. Infrared is the perfect fall blush to add a little edgy pop of color and really set off my vampy lipsticks. While Chroma and Cinematic looked like great everyday blushes that I could just pop on and go all year round. But curiosity got the best of me during the sale and I started swatching a few other shades just for fun. I honestly didn’t think Aura or Technicolor would work for me because they looked a little light in the pan but on the skin they seem to oxidize a bit and look a lot darker. The longer I walked around with the swatches on my arm, the better they looked and the more I wanted them. I’m a sucker for an orange toned blush so Technicolor was bound to end up coming home with me. I don’t typically wear pink blushes too often but it was something about Aura that I really liked so I said to hell with it and bought it too. Why not?
With every highlighter post, I tell you guys about how I absolutely don’t need another highlighter ever in life. Yet somehow I just keep buying more. I don’t quite understand how it happens. My brain tells me no but my heart just overrides it and I end up buying more of them. On the bright side, I’m going to be in my 70s glowing my butt off while I swing on my rocking chair on my porch. Life goals, y’all!
Along with the handful of Color Source Blushes, I grabbed 2 of the Light Source Illuminating Highlighters in Starlight and Twilight. Starlight is a soft white opal that looks great on all skin tones. Especially if you have a warmer undertone. On lighter skin, Starlight gives more of a yellow gold glow while on darker skin it gives more of a soft white gold glow. Twilight is a light bronze that looks amazing on brown skin. It gives more of a bronzy glow that melts into brown skin yet still pops. I think both are great options for my dark skin divas. However, Twilight is definitely my favorite of the two because I can pile it on without fear of it looking too stark like Starlight. If you haven’t tried any of LORAC’s Color Source Blushes or Light Source Illuminating Highlighters then you need to mosey into Ulta to check them out!
Did you grab any of the LORAC Color Source Blushes or Light Source Illuminating Highlighters during 21 Days of Beauty?
Starlight, Twilight, Technicolor, Aura, Cinematic, Chroma and Infrared