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Is it just me or is glam makeup having a total comeback? I’ve been doing an unhealthy amount of scrolling lately and seeing similar trends all over social media that made their debut back in 2013…and I am absolutely here for it. What I’m not here for? Having to pay full price for all the products that I threw out because Gen-Z called them cheugy. But luckily for me (and TBH every makeup-lover on TikTok), Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty is fully underway.
I swear, sometimes a sale comes at the most opportune moment. The way I’ve used and abused my Beauty Blender without replacing it would absolutely disgust the average makeup connoisseur. I’ve used it one too many times to try Meredith Duxbury’s foundation technique and I’m pretty sure it’s now permanently infused with my bronzer. Thankfully, the Beauty Blender Bubble Sponge will be 50% off on March 18th, so naturally I’ve already added five to my cart. While I was at it, I found the best deals for the final 15 days of the sale so you can sit back, relax, and figure out WTF all these skincare trends really mean.
Friday, March 17th
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
The laminated brow look has gotten so out of control that unless you look like you just got electrocuted, you’re probably doing it wrong. While I’m personally not ready to commit to a full-on lamination, this brow gel has been an amazing alternate. There’s a reason it has over 5K+ positive reviews.
Shop it: Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel,
$22 $11, Ulta
Saturday, March 18th
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
2023 has officially become the year of Rhianna and I’m not mad about it. Considering the Super Bowl was literally just one giant ad for Fenty Beauty, I would be off my game if I didn’t tell you that the Pro Filt’r concealer will be $15. Time to stock up!
Shop it: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer,
$30 $15, Ulta
Sunday, March 19th
Estée Lauder Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Foundation
If you want a foundation that’s going to last longer than the timeline of your situationship, this is the one. Estée Lauder has been around for years, but even though your mom may have introduced you to the brand, they’ve certainly kept up with the times. With 26 different shades and an SPF, it’s already doing more than I will any given Sunday.
Shop it: Estée Lauder Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Foundation,
$48 $24, Ulta
Monday, March 20th
Kopari Sun Shield Body Glow Gel SPF 50
Okay, so my seasonal depression hasn’t lifted *quite* yet. But at some point soon the sun will start setting after I’ve gotten home from work and I’m going to need a daily SPF. This one pretty much promises a glow-up and I’m totally down to try it.
Shop it: Kopari Sun Shield Body Glow Gel SPF 50,
$39 $19.50, Ulta
Tuesday, March 21st
First Aid Beauty KP Smoothing Body Lotion
The only thing trendier on TikTok then laminated eyebrows is getting rid of chicken skin. And while the name keratosis pilaris makes the experience sound complicated, the fix for it is not. This KP Smoothing Body Lotion is 10% AHA which is an exfoliant ingredient that’s supposed to get rid of those pesky bumps. (And at 50% off it’s totally worth a shot).
Shop it: First Aid Beauty KP Smoothing Body Lotion,
$28 $14, Ulta
Wednesday, March 22nd
Juvia’s Place Glass Lip Gloss
Nothing says no-makeup makeup than a clear gloss. There’s just something that makes you feel like you have your shit together when you pull out a fresh tube. This Juvia’s Place Glass Lip Gloss is an Ulta exclusive and a Black-Owned business, so let’s give it some support considering my entire mood is supported by having lip gloss handy.
Shop it: Juvia’s Place Glass Lip Gloss,
$14 $7, Ulta
Thursday, March 23rd
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer
My entire makeup routine has been built on the back of this primer. Like the amount this one product carries for me should be illegal. It smooths my skin and helps minimize my pores which is incredible considering you can literally see them from outer space.
Shop it: Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer,
$48 $24, Ulta
Friday, March 24th
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year, you probably know who Alix Earle is. And if you don’t, one thing you should know is that she’s famous for her lash routine which includes this mascara. I’m not going to lie and say I haven’t been influenced, because I may or may not have two of these already. Third one’s the charm.
Shop it: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara,
$28 $14, Ulta
Saturday, March 25th
Benefit Goof Proof Waterproof Easy Shape & Fill Eyebrow Pencil
Getting back to the laminated brow look, you wouldn’t be a real TikTok trend follower if you didn’t fill them into look fluffy. This product has literally taught me everything I know about filling in my brows. The name does not steer your wrong—it really is goof proof.
Shop it: Benefit Goof Proof Waterproof Easy Shape & Fill Eyebrow Pencil,
$25 $12.50, Ulta
Sunday, March 26th
Tula The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser
It’s literally called Cult Classic. Enough said.
Shop it: Tula The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser,
$24 $12, Ulta
Monday, March 27th
KVD Tattoo Pencil Liner
I’ve always been a fan of the Tattoo Liquid Liner by KVD. But ever since the bold glamour filter came out on TikTok I’ve been using a gel liner to attempt that glam IRL. I can honestly say that I will never look like the filter, but this liner was amazing, so I’d say that’s a win.
Shop it: KVD Tattoo Pencil Liner,
$23 $11.50, Ulta
Tuesday, March 28th
GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum
I swear I still have nightmares about the way I would over-pluck my brows in the early 2000s. (It was cool at the time, okay?!) Thankfully, I discovered this serum a few years ago and I finally feel at peace knowing I can grow them back.
Shop it: GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum,
$73 $46.50, Ulta
Wednesday, March 29th
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow
Guys, it’s officially time to say goodbye to those Naked Palettes. No, I’m serious—they’ve probably been expired for years. These individual shadows allow you to pick out all your faves. And considering y0ur probably only used half your palette anyways, I’ll call that a blessing.
Shop it: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow,
$21 $10.50, Ulta
Thursday, March 30th
Benefit The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Primer
I really wish this stuff came in a vat-sized container because it’s truly magic. I use it on days when I’m not feeling like a full face of makeup, because it somehow always makes me feel like a literal baby with perfect, poreless skin.
Shop it: Benefit The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Primer,
$34 $17, Ulta
Friday, March 31st
Morphe X Ariel Signature Face 5-Piece Face Brush Set
These brushes make me feel like I popped straight out of a 2012 makeup tutorial on YouTube. I’ve always been obsessed with Morphe brushes—and honestly always will be.
Shop it: Morphe X Ariel Signature Face 5-Piece Face Brush Set,
$60 $30, Ulta
Saturday, April 1st
Kylie Cosmetics Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palettes
Quite frankly, I never thought I’d see the day when a Kylie Cosmetics palette was in stock, let alone on sale. Like, are they actually just playing an April Fools joke on us? I hope not.
Shop it: Kylie Cosmetics Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palettes,
$32 $16, Ulta
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What a time to be fucking alive. This winter has basically kicked my ass with the amount of insane snowstorms we’ve had to endure. I’ve honestly never been so ready to bask in any temperature above 60 degrees and ditch my hibernation clothing for shit that screams “sun’s out, bottles out.” St. Patrick’s Day was clearly a preview of the shit show I’ll be this spring. With the official start of spring happening in literally two days (halle-fucking-lujah), what better time to not only clean out your closet, but update your vanity with some of the best makeup and skincare products 2018 has blessed us with so far? Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale has a way of coming in at the best time. Until April 7th, one of our favorite beauty brands will be up to 50 percent off every day for an obvious 21 days. Fucking duh. From Clinique to Smashbox, here’s what to come this week to get your cart started.
Monday, March 19
IT Cosmetics is seriously amazing. If you’ve never used any of the products, let me tell you why you should stock up during the 21 Days of Beauty sale. This finishing powder is the perfect last step to your daily makeup routine as a setting powder or quick touch-up if you’re feeling greasy af. It comes in a translucent shade so it works wonders on everyone to reduce pore size and signs of turning ancient, and leaves your face looking like that of a porcelain doll.
Bye Bye Pores Pressed Anti-Aging Powder
Tuesday, March 20
Regardless of your skin type, Clinique probably has products that will make it look perfect. Whether you’re oily, dry, or something in between, Clinique offers a 3-step facial cleansing kit to brighten dark spots, provide hydration, and reduce annoying breakouts. So for like, half the price during 21 Days of Beauty, you’d be missing out big time if you didn’t take advantage of this.
Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3)
Wednesday, March 21
I speak from first-hand experience when I say this Smashbox primer is a fucking miracle worker. If you’re looking for a primer that works without making your foundation look cakey, this will be your best friend. The primer absorbs into your skin immediately, so you can start applying foundation right away. It doesn’t leave any shine or grimy residue, so you can even use it as a setting spray once you’re finished.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Thursday, March 22
As we prep for warmer weather, we’ll soon turn away from makeup that could melt off your face, like matte lipsticks. Your summer lip go-to will be a creamy lip gloss that isn’t something out of the 90’s, but still provides full coverage, color, and shine for an added pop to your thotty weekend outfit.
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream
Friday, March 23
The next best thing after a face mask is a face peel—that’s just like, the rules of feminism. For something that doesn’t rip your skin off, these Exuciance peels still removes nasty-ass shit immediately, so you’ll want to stock the fuck up. This six-week supply comes with 25 peels that can be used anywhere, from your face to your neck to your back (to your pus—no, nvm, please do NOT use it there). Anyway, this Exuviance peel helps remove dead skin and wrinkles, and it brightens dark spots. Peel off after just 10 minutes and voilà, bitches.
Exuviance Performance Peel AP25
Saturday, March 24
I run out of makeup wipes like there’s no fucking tomorrow. It’s becoming a pain in the ass, since I’m too fucking lazy to walk down the street and too lazy to go grocery shopping for a DIY remover, so you can see the dilemma I’m in. For shit that actually lasts and works better than your average Neutrogena brand, Philosophy created makeup removing cloths that feel soft af and take off the most stubborn mascaras with a single swipe. And since you can order them online during the 21 Days of Beauty sale, you don’t have to walk down the street or even leave your house.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths
Sunday, March 25
Nothing ruins a day’s worth of expensive makeup like having an oily T-zone by noon. Talk about a buzzkill. Whether you’re using as a finishing powder or simply touching up while on your lunch break, this sheer powder from Mally Beauty reduces oily spots and fine lines, and leaves your face looking matte and smooth as can be. It stays on from morning to night without making you break out the next day, and even comes with a sponge that looks like a BeautyBlender on crack. Bless.
Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender
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The second half of 2017 is already looking better than the past few
weekends months that have made my life a living hell, but what else is new it’s fine I’m fine. Maybe 2018 will be my year, I say knowing it’s not true because I literally say this every fucking year. Honestly speaking, I think things are only looking up because end-of-summer sales have been fucking great. I literally bought a skirt and shirt for $6 the other day so, life is good. Like, retail therapy really works wonders *angrily glares at my therapist*. Prime example: Sephora’s Weekly Wow has done my card dirty treated me v well, but its competitor Ulta is about to be even better. Sunday kicked off the first day of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty event, which discounts beauty necessities up to 50% off *everyday* for an obvious 21 days. So, basically, you can get everything you’ve ever wanted from your favorite brands at half off all the way until September 23rd. You guessed it, we’re fucked. So on that note, here’s a preview of week’s goods to get you psyched everyday for the rest of the week month.
Tuesday, September 5th:
Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
If Google didn’t exist, I
would’ve never graduated college would have no idea Jennifer Aniston and Heidi Klum are both in their 40s. That’s in part due to my inability to correctly guesstimate anything ever, but also because Aniston and Klum both use this amazing cleansing gel. This exfoliating cleanser is full of fruity stuff that unclogs yo’ nasty pores and removes dead skin cells that are the bane of my existence cause breakouts so you have younger-looking, refreshed skin for all your future Instas.
PÜR Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect
This primer is everything you need to brighten and tighten your skin (without looking like you got botox) for Snapchat filter-looking skin. Like, you just know how on-point those filters make you look, hence why all your selfies have fucking puppy ears. If you think this primer sounds amazing, all of the PÜR primers are half off too, so the more, the better your
nudes selfies look.
Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil
Kind of like a lip primer, kind of like Chapstick 2.0, this colored lip oil gives you ultimate Kylie lips with just a simple swipe (and no injections). It’s packed with oils like coconut, green tea, and cloudberry (WTF is a cloudberry, LMK), for a conditioned duck face-ready pout. These come in shades of pinks, reds, and bold darks for wearing underneath your fave lipstick or to wear alone because we’re lazy af.
Wednesday, September 6th:
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick
Nothing makes me
spend more money happier than a 2-in-1 product. It’s like a freebie, but better. This exclusive double-ended lipstick features a smooth matte lipstick in vibrant shades with an accompanying hydrating lip gloss for a quick touch-up. It’s “travel-friendly” which basically means you can throw it in your purse before heading out to sweaty nightclubs.
Thursday, September 7th:
Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliner
If you can master perfectly winged eyeliner, you can
literally get away with murder do anything. This liquid eyeliner is an essential for drawing a wing so sharp, you can cut a bitch. It’s basically a marker made for your eyes so if you still fuck up, it’s your own damn fault. They’re waterproof and come in a bunch of bright colors—that is, if you feel like having yellow eyes or something equally weird that’s basically any color other than black.
Friday, September 8th:
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette
If you love the way you glow after getting lucky with your Bumble boy or you need to pull a Kristen Wiig before your booty call awakens, you need to buy this gorg palette.
The trio comes with silk-powdered bronze, highlighter, and blush for a v
sexual radiant contour. Choose from any of the versatile shades, regardless of your skin tone, for the most #flawless sculpting look you’ve ever achieved. Now, you can schedule your next dick appointment without spending an hour on your contour beforehand. So blessed.