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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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