The LORAC Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Sets Are a Steal!

LORAC Goddess & Secret Agent Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set

Is it just me or are the holiday collections and sets coming much faster nowadays? We’ve barely made it halfway through September and we’re already starting to see limited edition palettes and value sets that are more geared towards the holidays. Crazy right? I’m not exactly complaining though because I love a good holiday palette and I can never pass up a good value set. But dang! Let a sista breathe and hold on to some coins!

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Is the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette All Hype?

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

We’ve heard it all before. “You get what you pay for.” When it comes to things like traveling, electronics and clothes this saying usually holds true. However, the saying isn’t always true when it comes to makeup. Sometimes, you get a little more than you pay for. Or a little less. It all depends. After months and months of many people singing the praises for the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette I was beginning to wonder was it really all that great. Or just great for the price. I mean, you get 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlighters for under $15. Pretty much anyone could live with that right?
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New Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Shades!

New Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Shades!

Usually when a new makeup product receives a ton of rave reviews on social media I’m skeptical. I’m either wondering:

“Is it really that great?”

or

“Who’s paying you to sing these praises, girl? I need the receipts.”

That’s exactly how I was feeling when the new Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Contour Concealer hit Ulta and literally everyone was deeming it the best concealer in the world. Concealers always crease on me almost immediately so I’ve kinda lost faith in concealers. Well, I did. If you follow me on Snapchat or Twitter, then you’ve probably seen me singing the praises of Tarte’s new Shape Tape Contour Concealer too because it really is the best concealer ever. Really.
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Too Faced’s Melted Lipsticks Get Matte at Ulta

Too Faced Queen B and Unicorn Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick

You ready to go matte? I sure hope so! Sephora’s reign over the new Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipsticks is finally over which means they’re not available online and in stores at Ulta. Yaasss! There’s still a few shades that are exclusive to Sephora but the rest of the gang is now sitting pretty at Ulta which gave me an excuse to finally give them a try. ‘Cause you know me. I love a good liquid lipstick!
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Urban Decay Gets Razor Sharp!

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Long-Wear Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion and Retrograde

In life, there are certain things that some people are just better at than others. There are people who are great at sports. Or math and science. Or applying liquid liner. There’s a special set of skills you need for sports, math, science and liquid liner. I have none of them. Physically, I’m the laziest person you’ll ever meet. You’ll never see me kick a ball or run a mile. And math and science? Forget about it! I need a calculator and cheat sheet next to me at all times to be at least halfway decent. Liquid liner is no different. You’d think it’s not as complicated as sports, math or science but applying liquid liner is always a struggly situation for me.

There’s either too much product on the brush. Or not enough product on the felt tips so it streaks. Or my favorite (insert sarcasm) when I try to create a wing and it skips and drags or globs all over the place. Liquid liner is just the struggle for me! I like to use the felt tip ones, like Stila’s and Too Faced’s, for a quick swipe to help my falsies blend in but I can never quite master the regular ol’ brush ones.

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Fancie Faves

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It seems like summer just started and then bam! It’s September. Now we’re pushing into fall and getting ready to switch out our glossy bold lips for something a little more sexy. Like vampy mattes. I’m never ready for the colder weather but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love fall makeup. I love the sultry, smokey vibes and rich earth tones that come with fall. I love it just as much as I love the more fun releases we see in the summer. Even though I’m ready for fall makeup I know I’m going to have a hard time kissing some of my summer faves goodbye. Lucky for me, some of my recent faves can easily transition into fall. Which is a huge plus because I seriously fell in love with some new products in August that I’m not ready to let go at all.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Coming this Fall!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Sneak Peek

There has been a lot of makeup collaborations this year but I’m feeling it. Sometimes it can get a little annoying to see a celebrity endorsing a brand or collection. But other times, it’s a breath of fresh air because I don’t always know who these people are. Between Tarte and MAC, I’ve been introduced to so many new designers, makeup artists and YouTubers that I probably never would have come across otherwise. Now it’s Anastasia’s turn to introduce me to someone new with her upcoming eyeshadow palette for fall.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Sundipped Glow Kit Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sundipped Glow Kit

“Fancie, you don’t need another highlighter for life. Don’t buy it!” Chile, if I had a dollar for every time I said this to myself I would have enough money to buy this Glow Kit and another one with money still left over. I just can’t control myself when it comes to highlighters! It seems that Anastasia Beverly Hills is well aware of my weakness (along with every other makeup junkie) because she just keeps cranking out these damn Glow Kits like they’re going out of style. You’d think after the first 2 versions we’ve had enough. But nope! Anastasia whipped up 3 more of them and I ended up buying 2 of them for good measure. Aka because they were shiny, new and cute so I needed them.

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty is Here!

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2016

The biggest beauty event of the year is back and it’s better than ever! Every year, Ulta rounds up Prestige beauty brands to slash one (or sometimes an entire brand) of their products from 25-50% off. Their signature 21 Days of Beauty event is a huge hit every time because it features brands and products that almost never go on sale at the best prices you could possibly imagine. Besides free, of course. Today marked the first day of the fall edition of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and I’m excited to say that it’s getting off to a great start. Here’s a rundown on all of the Beauty Steals and Hot Buys for the event:

Sunday, September 4

  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss now $11 (regularly $22)
  • Murad Clarifying Cleanser now $14 (regularly $28)

Monday, September 5

  • It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner now $11 (regularly $22)
  • Bare Minerals All Concealers now $10-$11.50 (regularly $20-$23)

Tuesday, September 6

  • Lorac Color Source blush or Light Source Highlighter now $11 each (regularly $22)

Wednesday, September 7

  • Stila Shape & Shade Contour Duo now $20 (regularly $40)

Thursday, September 8

  • Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme! now $17.50 (regularly $35)
  • Juice Beauty All Kits now $19.50-$24.50 (regularly $39-$49)

Friday, September 9

  • Tarte Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lip Gloss now $12 (regularly $24)
  • Serovital & Unilastin now $55.30-$69.30 (regularly $79-$99)

Saturday, September 10

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duos now $11.50 (regularly $23)
  • Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash now $14 (regularly $28)

Sunday, September 11

  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Eyeliner now $10 (regularly $20)
  • Strivectin Power Starters Tightening Trio now $44.50 (regularly $89)

Monday, September 12

  • Mally Shadow Stick Extra now $12 (regularly $25)

Tuesday, September 13

  • Butter London Plush Rush Lipstick, Liner or Gloss now $10 each (regularly $18-$22)

Wednesday, September 14

  • It Cosmetics Tightline Black Primer-Mascara now $12 (regularly $24)

Thursday, September 15

  • Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Brighten Foundation now $16.50 (regularly $33)
  • Dermalogica Clear Start Kit now $21 (regularly $42)

Friday, September 16

  • Smashbox Always Sharp Kohl Eyeliner now $10 (regularly $21)
  • Clarisonic Brush Heads buy one get one free (regularly $27-$32)

Saturday, September 17

  • Urban Decay Afterglow Blush now $13 (regularly $25)
  • Exuviance Entire Brand 25% off now $18-$86.25 (regularly $24-$115)
  • Benefit Cosmetics Free Brow Wax with $50 Benefit purchase

Sunday, September 18

  • Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Palette now $19.50 (regularly $39)
  • Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser now $7.50 (regularly $15)

Monday, September 19

  • Buxom Lash Mascara now $10 (regularly $20)

Tuesday, September 20

  • It Brushes for Ulta Buffing Mineral Powder Brush #206 now $15 (regularly $30)

Wednesday, September 21

  • Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss now $9 (regularly $18)

Thursday, September 22

  • Smashbox Eyeshadow Primer now $10 (regularly $21)
  • DermaDoctor Kakadu C Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pads with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E now $39 (regularly $78)

Friday, September 23

  • Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Push Up Gel Eyeliner now $12 (regularly $24)
  • Too Faced La Matte Lipstick now $11 (regularly $22)

Saturday, September 24

  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara now $10 (regularly $21)
  • Philosophy All Miracle Worker now $16-$72 (regularly $22-$96)

Platinum Member Beauty Steals

Monday, September 5

  • Becca Mineral Blush now $16 (regularly $32) (Online Only)

Sunday, September 11

  • LORAC PRO Contour Palette with Contour Brush now $27 (regularly $45)

Monday, September 19

  • It Brushes for Ulta Free Airbrush Complexion Perfection #115 with purchase of any It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation ($24 Value) (Online Only)

Ulta Beauty Collection Beauty Steals

Sundays

  • Ulta Beauty Brushes now $5-$10 (regularly $10-$20)

Mondays

  • Ulta Beauty Blush, Bronzers and Illuminators now $4 each (regularly $9-$12)

Tuesdays

  • Ulta Beauty Single Eyeshadows now $3 (regularly $6-$7)

Wednesdays

  • Ulta Beauty Foundation now $6 (regularly $12.50-$14)

Thursdays

  • Ulta Beauty Lipstick & Lip Gloss now $3.50 (regularly $8-$9)

Fridays

  • Ulta Beauty Mascara now $4 (regularly $10)
  • Ulta Beauty Romance Lotion, Body Wash and Mist now $5 (regularly $11.50-$14.50)

Saturdays

  • Ulta Beauty Automatic & Gel Pencil Eyeliner now $3 (regularly $8)
  • Ulta Beauty Luxe Body Wash, Lotion and Scrub now $7 (regularly $11.50-$19.50)

Hot Buys

Tarte

  • Colored Clay CC Under Eye Corrector now $15 (regularly $24)

Bare Minerals

  • Perfecting Face Brush now $14 (regularly $28)

LORAC

  • Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencils now $10 (regularly $20)

Honest Beauty

  • Travel Kit now $27 (regularly $45)

Laura Geller

  • Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick now $15 (regularly $21)

Smashbox

  • Photo Op Under Eye Brightener now $10 (regularly $20)

Butter London

  • Beauty Clutch Shadow & Blush Palette now $24 (regularly $39)

Julep

  • It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse now $12 (regularly $20)

Skyn Iceland

  • Hydro Cooling Firming Face Gels now $17.50 (regularly $35)

Algenist

  • Firming & Lifting Retinol Serum now $51 (regularly $102)

Strivectin

  • Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles now $34.50 (regularly $69)

Perricone MD

  • Cold Plasma Platinum Collection now $125.30 (regularly $179)

Dermablend

  • Compact Setting Powder now $13.50 (regularly $27)

New NYX Matte Suede Lip Liners Now at Ulta!

NYX Subversive Socialite, Prune, Oh Put It On, Club Hopper Suede Matte Lip Liner

Literally every time you blink there’s something new at Ulta. Rather it be Mass or Prestige, there’s a new collection or product popping up everyday that’s bound to catch your eye. One of the most innovative brands at Ulta that’s constantly churning out new products is NYX. This year, they’ve been on a serious roll this year releasing entire lines of new products every season. For fall, NYX has added 2 new gloss formulas, extended the Liquid Suede Lip Cream shade lineup, revamped the High Voltage lipsticks and came out with a new line of lip liners. Trust me when I say it’s a lot!

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