Do You ULTA?

Hey everyone!  Kind of a strange title to this post, but sometimes the brain cells just cannot come up with something clever, and this was one of those times.  I am new to ULTA....I know, probably the last woman on the planet who hadn't shopped there, but now I'm hooked!  After many months of not using much makeup (chemo made my skin very sensitive), I decided I was ready to toss a bunch of stuff and start fresh; and ULTA was my first stop.  I am now a proud "card-carrying" ULTA consumer!  This is a rarity for me, but I thought a "Make-Up Haul" would be fun.

I also found several things at Tar-jay!  I had read quite a bit about some of the elf products & tools, and Target carries a good selection.

I've never used a face primer before and thought it was probably an extra step I didn't really need, but this elf Mineral Infused Face Primer feels like silk on your face.  I wear it even when I'm not using foundation.  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

I've also been reading about the BB & CC creams and decided to try this Maybelline BB Cream.  It's basically a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30....wow!  It's very sheer, so if you are looking for more coverage, you might like the CC Cream -- I understand it has more coverage.  I would love to know if any of you have tried these products and what you think. 

This elf Concealer in Light is too dark for me, so I ended up getting NYX Concealer in Fair.  I missed taking a photo, but I like the NYX product much better.

I've been using the Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation for a while now and really like it. Now that I'm using the BB Cream, I use this more as a setting powder and just lightly brush it on.

I'm really liking this elf Blush Palette, especially the two colors on the left.  The one on the upper right seems to be good for contouring.....I don't bother with that step very often.

I've had this eye shadow palette for quite awhile, and especially like it for Fall/Winter.

This is a more recent purchase which I thought would be good for Spring/Summer.

I'm kind of struggling with eyebrows right now, and neither the Sonia Kashuk or the Milani Pencils seem to be the right color.  My eyebrows are slowly coming in, but they are much darker than they ever were before.  That's also true of my hair.  My natural color hair (as well as I can remember....lol) was medium brown, but what's coming in now is black-brown with lots of silver platinum.  I would really like to eliminate the "coloring" process in the future with my new "virgin" hair but.... seriously, the color is freaking me out every time I pass a mirror!

Whew, enough about hair and eyebrows! Let's talk lips!  My lips are extremely dry, even though I am constantly using chapstick or EOS, so I have to use a lipliner.  One is Rimmel EXAGGERATE Full Colour in Ravish....oh, yeah, that is so me!  The other is Loreal Colour Riche in Chocolate.  I like both of these really well.

 I love lipstick and wear it every day.  The Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Bright Berry and Maybelline Tinted Taupe are two of my faves!

I had had a bunch of brushes for a good 15 years.....I washed them frequently and took good care of them, but they were old and needed to be replaced.  I ended up with quite a few elf and Real Techniques brushes(carried by ULTA). 
1) Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Set...these are very nice and feel so soft on your face 2) elf concealer brush 3&4) Real Techniques basic brushes set in this nice little travel case 5) several elf eye brushes 6) elf powder brush 7) elf angled blush brush 8) pencil sharpeners

I'm not quite sure what's giving me the "guts" to share this "Before" photo, but here goes.....remember to be kind to this 67 year old face! I just thought you should see what a bit of makeup can do!


F.R.E.A.K.Y.   Before  and.........................................After -- YAY for cosmetics and wigs!                                                    

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