NEW Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes: Exclusive to Ulta Beauty

” You don’t blend in, but your makeup can – leave them stunned with the Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes”

Real Techniques brushes are a staple in my beauty tool collection.  Not only are they affordable but they perform well and get the job done!  Real Techniques just released 5 new brushes to the family and they mimic the Artis Makeup brushes however these are less than half the price.  I love beauty investments but when you can get a product that is more affordable that works its a win! These brushes are densely packed with oval heads for maximum blending and precision application. Per the Ulta Website they are long lasting, easy to clean and its unique curved design to easily fit in your hand.

Product Information:

  • 5 brushes total (All Over, Foundation, Contour, Cheek and Eye shadow)
  • Exclusive to Ulta Beauty
  • Online and In Store – Shop the collection here
  • Price Range: $12.99 – $19.99

Real techniques brushes

Makeup brushes

Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes: 

  1. All Over Brush – $19.00: Ideal for face, neck and body application
  2. Foundation Brush (NOT Pictured) – $19.00: Ideal for cream and liquid foundation
  3. Contour Brush – $16.00: Ideal for blending of cream or powder makeup
  4. Cheek Brush – $16.00: Ideal for blush or highlighter
  5. Crease Brush – $12.99: Ideal for powder or cream eye shadow

Real Techniques

Beauty Talk: What do you guys think? Have you tried this type of shape before? I had always been taken back when this style first came out but within the beauty community I know many that love it! I am excited to give these a run and let you all know what I think. It makes me happy that there are affordable options especially from Real Techniques who have earned our trust in putting out quality products.

Here are some of my MUST HAVE Real Technique Brushes and other affordable makeup brushes:

  • Powder Brush – See it HERE
  • Blush Brush – See it HERE
  • Concealer Brush – See it HERE 
  • Beauty Sponge – See it HERE
  • Enhanced Eye Set – See it HERE 
  • Must Have Morphe Brushes – See it HERE
  • 5 Drugstore Brushes $10 Or Less – See it HERE 

 

 

 

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TOP MAC PRODUCTS: MAC X ULTA

Dreams really do come true! MAC is now sold at Ulta Beauty and I could not be happier. While its currently only online it will be available in select stores starting in June. Most of you already know I prefer Ulta Beauty over Sephora as I love my drugstore makeup and their rewards program is so much better in my opinion. The fact that I can now redeem points on MAC  just gives me all the feelings and I am here to give you my picks for Top Mac Products to place in your shopping cart. PS for all my Ulta Beauty platinum holders out there I have been informed that just like all of the other prestige brands the 20% off coupons are excluded. However you know we tend to get surprises with those 20% off coupons so lets hope and pray  MAC is included on some of those. My advice? Stay platinum and keep your eyes open for that!!! Can you imagine?!! 20% off MAC…. I will just be over here waiting lol

Here are my pick for Top MAC Products you can purchase from Ulta Beauty:

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation: My first first foundation and I have never looked back. I have repurchased this soooo many times. Its a powder foundation that settles like a liquid. Talk about easy application with a matte finish and medium coverage. I am in the shade N5

Prep & Prime Fix + Spray: This spray has a cult following for a reason and if you are not a follower, believer or user please please just try it.  It is packed with vitamins and minerals and gives your face the hydration you need. Not only does this finish your makeup, you can use it to enhance the pigment of eyeshadows, spray it on before your makeup for a boost (I do this in the winter ALOT when I am real dry) & I have also sprayed my beauty sponges to dampen them when I do my makeup at my desk and don’t have water lol PS this comes in a travel size and its the perfect place to start to try this product.

Mineralize Skinfinish: The shade soft and gentle is iconic however because I wanted a more bronzy looking highlighter I opted for Global Glow and this product is just perfect. I know I will be adding more shades to my collection. This product is a slow baked powder with a radiant finish. You can use it as a highlighter or an all over face powder for a sheer glow to the skin.

Extra Dimension Blush: New to MAC’s blush family this blush is very very special. If you are new here I am a blush addict so I am picky and wow this formula is fabulous. So creamy and blendable and looks flawless on the skin.  Per the Ulta Website: “combining the smoothness of a cream, blendability of a liquid, and finish of a powder with long-wearing colour and prismatic reflections” 

Lip Products: MAC Lipsticks are my number 1 lipstick. I have tried numerous brands and finishes and I always go to my MAC in my collection or to MAC to purchase new colors I want in my collection. Liptensity is a new formula to the MAC family and I am in love. I can literally go on and on and on about them but instead I will leave you with some of my must have shades that are sold at Ulta.

  • Honey Love: Matte Finish
  • Lady Danger: Matte Finish (9 times out of 10 this is the ONLY red I wear)
  • Spirit: Satin Finish (totally underrated nude that I have made my mission as a blogger to make this shade a thing. Its perfect)
  • Blankety: Amplified Finish (go to nude)
  • Burnt Spice: Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
  • Driftwood: Liptensity

Prep & Prime Lip: At first I was not sure about this product. I kept reading about it and how much people have loved it. I gave in and bought it and oh boy the hype is real. This is perfect for your matte lipsticks to fill in those little lines and to prevent feathering. I wear this all the time with my red shades or liquid lipsticks.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: My go to setting powder. Its a natural finish so its not too matte and not too dewy. This powder can he used to fix makeup throughout the day as well and on those days I just want a little bit of something to my face I will just use this after I moisturize. It literally wakes up my skin. I am in the shade Medium Plus

Eyeshadow X 9 Palettes: Small palette that packs a lot of punch and variety for you. These are great for everyday, to travel and to throw in your purse for those nights out after work.

Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Liquid Foundation: If you ask my mother who has been so influential throughout my beauty journey she says nothing looks better on my skin than this foundation. I mix it with the strobe cream as this is a matte finish however its a natural matte. Its not too matte but I just prefer to have a more dewy glow. The color range for this foundation is amazing and my shade is C3.5 and that is why I just make it work for me because the shade is pretty much spot on. Per the Ulta Website: “A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium to full buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 15 and PA++ protection. Applies, builds, and blends easily and evenly. Comfortable and long-wearing, it helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother, more flawless look and finish

Strobe Cream: Since I just mentioned this iconic MAC Product lets talk about it next. It comes in 5 shades and can be used alone as an all over face product, mixed with foundation or on the high points of the face to highlight.  I love mixing liquid highlighters in my foundation and moisturizers and this is my go to. I prefer the shades Goldlite and Peachlite 

MAC has always been my go to. They were the first luxury brand that stole my heart at 16 and its been 20 years and I do not fore see any breakups in the future. I truly hope this helps you for your next Ulta Beauty purchase. Let me know what you plan to pick up or what some of your top MAC products are!

Want More MAC? Or to see MAC Swatches? Please see posts below:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of NEW Metallic Lipstick line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
* MAC Shadescents Line Information here
* My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette here 
* Three Must Have MAC Redlipsticks here
* Review on MAC Prep & Prime Oil / LipScrubs here
 Top MAC Products
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NEW IN: Laura Geller Shine Stick Triple Benefit Lipcolor

Who doesn’t love a good lipstick? Or even a lip gloss that is not sticky? Orrrrr a lip balm that gives you soft and moisturized lips? We all love all three of these right? Well look no further because Laura Geller just dropped a lip color that has all three. Yep, you read that right. The New Laura Geller Shine Stick Triple Benefit Lipcolor offers 3 in 1 for the perfect lip! Per the Ulta Website: The pure pigments of a lipstick, the high shine of lip gloss, and the soothing moisture of lip balm to create an irresistible trifecta of stay-true, stay-put, pout-plumping coverage.

I am here to tell you this product is 100% the real deal.  You indeed get a 3 in 1 product and I could not be happier because I am such a lipstick and gloss girl. Of course you have to reapply but that does not bother me one bit for multiple reasons. One the product is not promising to be long wearing, they are so comfortable and I prefer lipstick over long wearing liquid lipsticks.

I have been wearing Honey Dipped that I am realizing as I am writing this post that I missed this one to swatch! LOL I will be updating this for you guys but below you will see the rest of the 7 shades swatched. Honey Dipped (shimmering golden nude) is your perfect everyday nude so don’t worry I will be  getting this updated. I wanted to get this post up because I stated on my instagram I would have this up this week.

These are not only so easy to wear but also easy to switch up colors.  You can use one of the nude shades like  Honey Dipped, Polished Peach or Champagne Toast for the day and grab one of the darker/brighter colors for your purse to spruce up your makeup for your night out with a bold lip! Day to night makeup solved!!! PS if you are wondering about the shape, I love it!

Laura Geller

PRODUCT INFO:

  • 8 Shades available
  • $21.00

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM: Shop these gorgeous lippies  HERE

  • Polished Peach – peachy melon
  • Berry Belini – deep berry
  • Radiant Red – poppy red 
  • Champagne Toast – warm peachy nude
  • Pink Dazzle – glistening pink
  • Lustrous Plum – rich wine
  • Fuchsia Spritz – vibrant fuchsia 

Laura Geller

Let me know what you think, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Do you prefer lipstick and gloss too? If you do you most certainly want to grab at least one of these!

Laura Geller

 

DISCLAIMER: Laura Geller sent these products for reviewing purposes. Opinions and thoughts are my own and 100% honest. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beaut Products Are My Cardio.

SKIN & CO: Luxury Skincare Brand Now At Ulta

So lets just get this out first. Ulta Beauty is stepping up their game this year and I am not mad one bit about it. I have always been a huge Ulta fan due to the fact that I personally prefer their rewards program over Sephora and they have drugstore options (you know I love my beauty steals!).  However sometimes the variety at Ulta is just not there for higher end beauty as it is for Sephora. Well beauty lovers look no further because Ulta’s  skincare section just got a face lift by adding in SKIN & CO.

So who are SKIN & CO you ask?  The Company started in 1928 in Italy when a “woman discovered the potent enzymes contained in Black Winter Truffle found in Umbria, Italy. Today that secret formula is kept in a small village in central Italy. They call it ……. The Buried Treasure” Sounds fabulous right? Well it is! Skincare has become such a passion of mine. Even though my skin is sensitive and can react to most products I still love to keep trying as I have learned what my triggers are or what to look out for. When I see results it feeds into my addiction that much more. I want tell you all about the SKIN & CO truffle therapy formula products  and give you product break down with my review.

Products:

  • TRUFFLE THERAPY FACE TONER
  • TRUFFLE THERAPY SERUM
  • TRUFFLE THERAPY EYE CONCENTRATE

SKIN & CO

 

Truffle Therapy Face Toner:  I have not tried many toners as they always seem to dry out my skin or have ingredients in them that will react with my skin (insert Alcohol here) This toner is special let me tell you.  With rave reviews online I had high hopes and it holds true to the reviews. Not only does this cleanse your skin it also does magic on your pores. I have combination skin so this means my T Zone on my face gets oily. Naturally my nose gets build up that I can feel when I wash my face ect. but after using this toner that build up has decreased significantly.

Per the Ulta Beauty Website: “Not your traditional face toner! We have created this toner to cleanse and purify the skin deeply. Formulated with natural extracts of Truffle, Calendula, Rose and Rosemary, we have created a blend to purify pores, while contributing the antiseptic powers of Witch Hazel and Sage to remove dead skin and bacteria to prevent future breakouts, and boosting the skin with extra antioxidants. A toner is an essential part of your beauty routine for healthy, youthful looking skin.

Truffle Therapy Serum:   All three products have this heavenly scent but its not heavy. The serum is a 2 in 1 product. It has a milky texture that gives your skin the hydration it needs to reveal more supple skin. However the serum sinks right in which then creates a matte finish and will serve as a primer for your makeup. Ummmm yes please!!! Who doesn’t love a beauty multitasking product?! 

Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate: Oh eye creams how I love thee. If you missed my latest skincare post on eye creams worth the splurge you can see it here.  This eye cream will be added to that blog post as this eye cream is splurge worthy let me tell you! The scent is just heavenly with a texture that is so creamy and hydrating. A little goes a long way for me so you know you are getting your money worth with this one! I have been using it both at night and during the day and I have found my concealer to apply beautifully. If a eye cream is hydrating off the bat its a keeper in my book.

Per the Ulta Website: “the Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate is formulated to the hydrate and nourish the delicate eye area, as well as tighten and smooth for a more youthful appearance. Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate works best as part of the SKIN&CO Truffle Therapy regimen to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and reveal toned, radiant, healthy looking skin”

SKIN & CO products are all made in Italy and can now be found on ultabeauty.com and will be available in stores starting this summer.  I would recommend to check the brand out to see for your self. Out of all three products above I have to say the toner stands out for me. It really has given my skin texture around my nose area a big boost and no other toner has been able to cleanse and purify that area this much.  I would love to hear your thoughts on these products if you have tried them or what skin care products you are loving right now? I have so many skin care products I want to try but so happy to have had the opportunity to review these and have acquire them into my beauty routine.

DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by SKIN & CO. All thoughts and opinions are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You so much for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio.

SKIN & CO