ULTA has a great gift set right now filled with everything you need to glow this summer. ‘The Glow Up’ gift set is $20 and includes six prestige brand products. It also has a $5 coupon you can use to purchase a full-size version of one of the products in the set.
Here’s what you get:
Becca Light Priming Filter .5 fl. oz. – This purple primer gets rid of dullness and can be used with or without makeup.
Julep Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil .14 fl.oz. – Rosehip Seed Oil is a moisturizing anti-aging compound that helps to improve the look of fine lines and skin texture.
Laura Gellar New York Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops in Gilded Honey (full size) – This ultra pigmented illuminator can be used with or without foundation as well as on the body to produce a nice glow.
Lorac Light Source 3-in-1 Illuminating Primer in Dusk .33 fl.oz. This golden primer can be used alone or under foundation. Can also be used to highlight.
NARS Orgasm .12 oz. – One of the most popular blushes in the world, this pinky-peach blush that looks good on every complexion. This is also the main reason I bought this kit!
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray .5 fl.oz. – Use this setting spray instead of or on top of your setting powder. Keeps your makeup set all day and all night!
This set is a great value, so get it before it’s gone!
Clarins mobile pop-up to sample the brand’s new green beauty line.
The My Clarins Glow Trip is bringing a new pop-up experience to eleven cities across the country, beginning on Mar. 30, 2019. Guests will be able to sample products from My Clarins, a new green and vegan friendly collection of mists, cleansers and face creams.
My Clarins products are made with fruit and plant extracts, free of phthalates, parabens and sulfates and made with recycled packaging. The “Glow Tripers” can sample the edible mists, visit the oxygen bar, hydrate with coconut water and enter to win Clarins products.
Visit the My Clarins Glow Trip trailer on Tuesday, Apr. 2nd at The Bullpen by Georgetown Events, 1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.. If you’re not in DC, view the rest of the tour here.
Volumizing mascaras are great. They make your lashes look longer and fuller, all without using glue! But removing some them is like removing glue. Snapscara (I may get a commission from this link) by Maybelline is a new washable mascara that is supposed to be easy to take off. It’s also the first wax-free mascara.
I hate mascara because I have sensitive eyes and mascara always seems to bleed under my eyes, making me look like a raccoon. I picked this up in Pitch Black to try.
The good news: It is easy to remove. I used my regular overall makeup cleanser and it removed the mascara without any tugging or scrubbing.
The bad news: About 3/4 through the day it was under my eyes.
Snapscara comes in four different colors and retails for $7.99. Right now at ULTA you can get a free makeup bag with your Maybelline purchase of $15 or more.
Victoria’s Secret is announcing a return of swimwear to its website. The lingerie retailer stopped selling both swimwear and clothes in 2016, to focus more on bras, panties and sleepwear. No word yet if swimsuits will also be sold in the stores.
The 2019 Swim collection at Victoria’s Secret starts at $62 and includes one-piece and two piece suits from Seafolly, Banana Moon, Lascana and La Blanca and of course, Victoria’s Secret Swim. The collection also includes swimsuit coverups and a new line of VS sunglasses.
If you hate wearing foundation, the Opté Precision Skincare System is for you.
Early this year at the CES show in Las Vegas, Proctor & Gamble previewed a magical new skincare device. The Opté Precision Skincare System combines a digital camera, LED scanning with a serum inkjet printer to give your face a flawless surface. Just run the wand across your face and its tiny scanner finds dark spots and then covers them up with a mineral pigmented serum. You do not need foundation! Just add your blush, eye makeup and highlighter and you’re ready to go! It’s basically an inkjet foundation printer for your face.
Now the scary part, the price. If you want to purchase it straight out, the price is $599 for the starter kit. You get the wand, accessories and one serum (basically the “ink”). A refill costs $149 and is supposed to last two months with daily use. Now, if you don’t want to spend $599, you can go with the installment plan, $84 for 24 months. The installment plan also includes periodic shipments of serum. Now, we all know the price tends to go down over time. Remember airbrush makeup systems? Here’s hoping for a really good Black Friday sale.