New at Ulta: Makeup Revolution London
I was pleasantly surprised to stroll into Ulta the other week and discover a new display of a brand I'd never tried before—and the price point was really on . . . point. Everything was $15 or less, and while the selection was pretty picked over (can you blame beauty addicts for getting excited about a new-to-Ulta brand?), I found two items to test out that I likely would have picked out even if the display was full.
Let's start with the product that's keeping me on the fence: Makeup Revolution London's Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights. The color is gorgeous and quite golden, but not too golden that someone who is pale like me is unable to wear it. It's not glittery or chunky—it just gives off the perfect glow. The one downside is that it's relatively chalky, therefore making it a bit tough to blend out. I've found the best way to overcome this is to apply less than you think you need and build it from there. (After all, it's easier to add product than it is to take it away.) I think for a $5 highlighter, though, this is well worth a test.
The creme de la creme of my brand experience was Makeup Revolution London's Affirmation 32-Piece Eyeshadow Palette. I really wasn't expecting much; after all, how could a $15 eyeshadow palette really be that good? I used it exclusively for a week, and I'm officially in love. The color pigmentation is there, no matter matte or metallic, and while the shadow does kick up a bit of product when you dip your brush in, everything blends out really well and seamlessly. Add a little MAC Fix+ or eyedrops, and get ready for some serious color. The cool tones are right up my alley, too. Next time you pass by an Ulta, head in there and pick up this palette—STAT!