My ULTAmate Wish List


ULTA is sending out those magical 20% off cards again! They’re good for 20% off almost anything in the store, including most of the prestige brands, with a few exceptions. The one going around right now exclude Lancome, Dermalogica, and Urban Decay, but if you’re going to take your coupon on a little haul, check out my recommendations!

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Top Nude Lipstick Picks

Wearing MAC Blankety a few years ago when it was still new to me.
Fact: I love nude lipstick. My very first one was MAC Blankety and I have been hooked ever since. Since then I have collected quite a few. Here are my top picks for nude lipsticks! You’ll notice a lot of MAC, but those aren’t the only ones I love! MAC is just what I have a lot of. If you know of any dupes for these from other brands, feel free to post them in the comments!
  • MAC Blankety (Amplified Creme) (available at MAC)
  • MAC Modesty (Cremesheen)
  • MAC Patisserie (Lustre)
  • MAC Creme d’Nude (Cremesheen)
  • MAC Creme in Your Coffee (Cremesheen)
  • MAC Myth (Satin)
  • LORAC Breakthrough Performance Lipstick SPF 15 in Nude Scene (available at Sephora)
  • ELF Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph (available at ELF)
  • Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Cream Lipstick in Fable (available at Apothica)
  • Laura Mercier Stick Gloss in Brown Sugar (available at Sephora)
  • Polaris Cosmetics Lipstick in Tad (available at Polaris Cosmetics)
  • NYX Round Lipstick in Circe (available at Nonpareil Boutique)
  • NYX Round Lipstick in Rea
  • Jouer Cosmetics Lipstick in Meredith (available at Jouer Cosmetics)
Wearing MAC Modesty Cremesheen for a business meeting.
If you’re looking for drugstore colors, I was recommended both Revlon ColorBurst in Soft Nude (for a peachier nude) or L’Oreal Color Riche in Fairest Nude (more pinky beige nude). My favorite drugstore nude used to be a CoverGirl TruShine, but those jerks discontinued the line! I haven’t had a chance to try the new CG Nature Luxe lipsticks, but I do hear lots of good things about them.
How about you? What are your favorite nude lipsticks? Or if nude isn’t your cup of tea, what do you like to wear?
Jouer Cosmetics lipstick in Meredith

LORAC on Hautelook This Week

Next week is Hautelook‘s Beauty Week! Each day a different brand will be on sale. LORAC will be on sale starting 9/21 at 8 am (Pacific Time) through 9/23 at 8 am (Pacific Time). Here’s a selection of what will be on sale (at up to 83% off!!!)…

Lotsa Lip Lipstick
Lotsa Lip Lip Gloss
Mocktail Lip Glosses
Eye Shadows / Sets
Eye/Cheek Palettes
Lip Polishes
Full Face Collections
Gloss Sticks
Oil-Free Foundation Makeup
Gift Sets
& more…!
Need a referral to join Hautelook? I would love it if you’d use my referral link!

LORAC Star Style Set

Hey everyone. :)
I opened my email this morning and among a myriad of other “BUY THIS NOW OMG!!!” emails was an email from LORAC about a new value set called the Star Style Set. For those of you who haven’t finished your holiday shopping (*cough* not that I would know anything about that…. -shifty eyes-) this might be a good gift for someone who loves bronzy colors and glamour.
What’s in it:
– Full sized Aquaprime primer (water-based primer, no silicones)
– Baked eyeshadow trio in Star Style
– Mini TANtalizer bronzer (which is very warm and very shimmery…to me it looks just like MAC Warmed MSF when applied)
– On Screen Duo highlighter
– Liner/cream shadow in Fame & Fortune
What really caught my eye is the gold makeup bag. How cute is that?? I’m a bit of a magpie or raccoon when it comes to shiny objects.
Anyway, the whole set is $25, which is pretty nice for the budget-conscious holiday shopper. Who isn’t on a budget these days?

The Gloss Menagerie Loves LORAC!

(click the banner to visit LORAC’s site and get this deal!)

Today is LORAC Love day for me…I’m loving LORAC’s new fall stuff. On that note, I just heard about an awesome steal, an exclusive VIP Starter Kit on LORAC’s website. These are all FULL SIZED products (except for the mini bronzer)! Unbelievable deal for some great stuff. The $18.50 kit includes:

3 Eyeshadows: Cappuccino, Harmony, Persuasion
2 Cream Lipsticks: Eloise, Charity
2 Lip Polishes: Delicious, Bliss
Double Ended Eyeliner/Shadow Brush
Mini TANtalizer baked bronzer
Front of the Line Liquid Eyeliner in Black
The set’s retail value is $160!!!!!!!!! (Just LOOK at all those exclamation points!! This is serious!!) And they’re pricing it at only $18.50 while supplies last!
I am wearing the Front of the Line liquid eyeliner today and I have to say of any felt tipped liquid eyeliner THIS one is the easiest one to use. I’ve said many times on the blog that I am “eyeliner retarded”…well this one can make even me look good. I have it in black, and brown and green shades are available as well. Can I just tell you how refreshing it is to see a company offer a green? So many stop at black and brown. Black and brown are not the only neutrals, makeup brands! Green, navy, grey…all of them are fantastic neutrals as well! So yay for LORAC “going green”. ;)
I have also tried the TANtalizer bronzer. I’m not that into bronzer, but if you like the sparkly bronzy goodness of something like MAC Warmed MSF, you’ll love TANtalizer. I like stuff like this because you can also use it as a shimmery eyeshadow, too. And when foiled, or used wet, these baked products look amazing on the eyes.
If you already know you’re a LORAC fan and you want to spend more to get free shipping (LORAC has free shipping over $50) I have some ideas for what you should grab, too!
SPF 15, smooth creamy color with vitamin E, olive oil, and collagen-boosting. Paraben free, too! I highly recommend Nude Scene (LOVE this!), or for a “my lips but better” look, Premiere. There are also some really lovely reds in this line. Leading Lady is your classic Hollywood starlet red.
$22 ea
You know how I feel about baked goods. These are no exception. They go on a bit nicer than the MAC Mineralized blushes, too. There’s no crazy glitter Shh, don’t tell MAC I said that. ;) I wish there were more colors of these, but Velvet Rope is very, very pretty.
$24 ea
Also stop by the VIP Discount section. There are some major deals there on lovelies such as the Pink Python and Snake Charmer palettes (each are now under $20!).