Ulta Haul ! ft. Makeup and Skincare

I mentioned that I bought two things from Sephora recently. Well, I just got some things from Ulta over the weekend too! I got some things I wanted and needed, but I also got some things for my sister for her early birthday and Christmas present that I do not have pictured. 

For some reason, I didn't think of taking pictures of the products out of their boxes. I will be reviewing these products anyway and will include actual product pictures in those posts! For this post, I will just touch on all of the products since I have tried them since I got them. 

For makeup - 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown - is a light neutral brown and the pencil is so incredibly thin. There is also a small and spoolie included to help blend out the pencil.

NYX Butter Lipstick in Licorice is a dark purple lipstick. It goes on with a bit of a sheen, but then goes to a more matte finish. My sister mentioned wanting a purple lipstick and so I got two of this shade. I love it so far and it is perfect for fall.

NYX Lipliner Pencil in Mauve is exactly that - a mauve lip pencil. I heard this was a dupe for the famous Kylie Jenner signature lip color from MAC called Whirl. I've been getting into more nude-y / my lips but better colors and so I decided to try this out.

Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer is a lash primer that was released at the same time as their Perversion mascara. I have reviewed that mascara here and I did say that Perversion wasn't worth it to me since it didn't hold my curl. I don't mind spending more for primers because I find that they help so much. Since Perversion gave me so much volume, I figured Subversion would help too. I only tried it out once and so I don't have a verdict yet.

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in Light / Medium is a brow gel with fibers to help the brows look more full. Since I lightened my hair, I also wanted to lighten my brows to make them match a tiny bit more. The gel does make my hairs look lighter and also more taupe-y - which is exactly what I wanted. 

Eucerin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser is my standard cleanser, but I don't use it everyday. I have an oil cleanser that I already talk about all the time, but the Eucerin cleanser also doubles as a brush cleaner for me. It gets rid of all the foundation in my sponges too.

Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner is a chemical exfoliation product that will help with wrinkles and even acne marks. I sometimes use a glycolic acid peel, but I get lazy. With a lower percentage toner, it's a lot easier to apply everyday to help me get into a routine. 

Which product do you want me to talk about first?
I do have some other review posts lined up, but getting some feedback will help me prioritize what products need to be focused on first. I really appreciate any comments so please tell me what you think below!


  1. Review the Subversion Lash Primer and Mario Badescu Glyconlic Acid Toner first! I've been wanting to try those out. I've tried Mario Badescu products before, and they turn out to be really good.

  2. I'll do the Subversion Lash Primer first and then the toner in a few weeks! Thanks for the input, Jacklyn! I'm having high hopes right now because I have heard good things about it. I had the rose toner and lovvved it, but I wasn't sure if it was worth repurchasing since it was only a nice refresher.

  3. Fantastic haul! I would love love to get a duo cake powder from the anatasia brand and I've got my eyes on the NYX lip butter lipsticks! I've got like 3 shades I want, Pops, Hunk and Mary Jane! Do review the lipstick and the toner first!

  4. I want every brow product from Anastasia now.... but I already have so many brow things! I'll do the lipstick soon then! I already have the lip swatches done and I only need to write up the review since I wore it all day during work. The toner review might be up in a few weeks though since I really want to see that any effects are only from the toner!

  5. I love the subversion primer, I think it gives my lashes so much volume!

    Emma emhasrednails

  6. I just put up my review for it and I love it so much! The flatter brush makes applying the primer on so easy.