I hope you had a great weekend- and aren't dragging too much from the time change! :) I wanted to share a little haul with you from a new brand I found at Ulta. I realize this might not be new to every Ulta, but it was definitely a new addition in the drugstore section of my local store. The line of makeup is called Pixel- and you can check out more of the products on Ulta's site. The website says it's exclusive to Ulta, and is "department store quality without the department store price." The line includes products for eyes, lips and nails, and prices run between $2 and $5.99. I got my products when the line was marked "buy one get one half off"- and that seems to be the deal currently on Ulta's site, too! This is definitely a haul and not a full review-- but I do plan to review the products once I have a chance to use them! :)
Pro Eyeshadow Singles - $3.99 each
Something interesting about the packaging of these singles is that the sponge-tip applicator is actually part of the lid! You just slide it out to open up the product. According to the website, there are 24 shadows in this line. There seems to be a variety of finishes, too.
I got the shades Demur (shimmery peach) and Darling (matte blue). Judging by the feel of the swatches, I'm really impressed. The texture reminds me so much of the Prestige brand eyeshadows (especially the shimmery peach)... almost walking the line between powder and cream, and definitely not chalky or dry-feeling.
Pro Eyeshadow Duo - $5.99
I have this in the shade Inspiring- it's a shimmery burgundy/mauve and a gold. Much like the single, this shimmery duo has a fabulous texture that's not the least bit chalky. I'm excited to try a look with these shades on my eyes, because I think they'll be quite vivid and smooth.
Lip Butter - $5.99
This Lip Butter is in the shade Devoted. It's a super-pigmented lipstick with some shine (doesn't take any work to build up the color). This is such a true red, and this afternoon I'll be watching it closely to see whether it starts to feather outside my lip line. It's so smooth and feels kind of moisturizing... I'm wondering if it's too good to be true! If it ends up wearing well, I'll be back to pick up more of these! It looks like the lip butters come in 18 different shades.
I'll be sure to follow-up on how these products worked for me! Keep an eye on Beauty Broadcast Express for future reviews. In addition to the products I picked up, there are also eyeliners, baked shadows (that looked TINY in person!), more lip products, and nail polishes. Have you tried anything from Pixel? What do you think?
- On Saturday night I got to pretend that I was an American Idol judge :) I was on the judging panel for Southern Illinois Got Talent-- a show to raise money for Good Samaritan Ministries. That organization is fabulous, and I did a lot of stories on them when I did the news. Good Sam does a lot for those in need-- it's an emergency shelter, food pantry, soup kitchen, and so much more. We judged the top 10 finalists (a lot of local singers/groups)- who were all really good- and I tried to use Keith Urban-like insightfulness in my feedback. Not that I succeeded in that, but it was fun :) And it was followed by an Elvis tribute show- complete with lots of hip shaking and elderly ladies in the audience going wild! I couldn't believe my eyes.
- Yesterday Tyler and I went on a hunt for a new pair of khaki pants for him. Finding a pair that fits his 6'6" frame is not easy. Big & Tall sizes for pants tend to be TOO big. Macy's didn't have a single pair in his size! I think he'll be ordering online.
- Making french bread pizza for dinner tonight!