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Ulta Black Friday 2016 Deals are Live!

Ulta Black Friday 2016 Preview

ULTA just released their preview of Black Friday Beauty Busters!  They will be available online at 5PM CT on November 24th.  They’re live now! 🙂

Has anything caught your eye?  For me, the philosophy shower gels are enticing, but I’ll probably skip (I try to only buy the smaller bottles, as they’re easier to squeeze and let me enjoy more scents), and the exclusive LORAC palettes could be good!

Highlights

  • bareMinerals Make Me Glimmer / Make Them Stare / Make It Glow Kits for $10 (up to $39 value)
  • NYX Advent Calendar for $24.99 (regularly $49.99)
  • Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara for $10 (regularly $20)
  • Urban Decay Primer Potions for $8 (regularly $20-24)
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara for $10 (regularly $22)
  • First Aid Beauty Fab Cleanse & Exfoliate Kit for $10 ($15 value)
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple for $8 (4 oz. bottle)
  • Philosophy Shampoo, Shower Gel, Bubble Bath for $12 (regularly $18)
  • IT Velvet Luxe On-The-Go Kit for $12 (regularly $24)
  • Jack Black Best of Jack for $12 (regularly $18.50)
  • Tarte Party Perfect Discovery Kit for $19 ($67 value)
  • LORAC Tails & Top Hats / Black Tie Attire Palettes for $18 each
  • 40% off The Body Shop

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Round-up: Makeup Geek Highlighters

Makeup Geek Highlighters
Makeup Geek Highlighters

I was really impressed with the performance of the new Makeup Geek Highlighters ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.), which I found to be very consistent across the board. The shades were pigmented, long-wearing, blendable, and easy to use. I love that the shade range has lighter and deeper variations, so I think many skin tones and undertones will be able to find at least a few shades that they could wear. The only downside is that I think the price point is quite high for the brand’s positioning, and I wish they were a bit less or they offered a greater bulk (and the ability to choose) discount.

01

Makeup Geek Ablaze

PPermanent. $20.00/0.25 oz.

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

02. Makeup Geek Firework

Makeup Geek Firework Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is muted, dark coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

A

03. Makeup Geek Daybreak

Makeup Geek Daybreak Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium peachy orange with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

A

04. Makeup Geek Ignite

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Makeup Geek Luster

Makeup Geek Luster Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Makeup Geek Midnight Sun

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. Read full review.

A

07. Makeup Geek Rekindle

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Makeup Geek Celestial

Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, icy lavender with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Makeup Geek Glitz

Makeup Geek Glitz Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light lavender with a hint of pink paired with a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A

10. Makeup Geek Moon Phase

Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, iridescent white that had shimmer that shifted from a bluish aqua to an icy lavender. Read full review.

A-

11. Makeup Geek Lit

Makeup Geek Lit Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light white with a hint of warmer, yellow shimmer and shine. Read full review.

A-

12. Makeup Geek Psychedelic

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, nearly-white base with a gold to pink duochrome finish. Read full review.

A-

13. Makeup Geek Electrify

Makeup Geek Electrify Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a bright, very lite white with a reflective, golden sheen. Read full review.

A-

Glossover Breakdown

94%

Average Score
A
13
B
0
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9.5
pigmentation
10
texture
9.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
94%
product
9.5
pigmentation
10
texture
9.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
94%

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Week in Review | November 12th through 18th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Tom Ford Beauty Ashton

PPermanent. $35.00/0.09 oz.

Tom Ford Ashton Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish with a subtle sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. Makeup Geek Ablaze

Makeup Geek Ablaze Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen finish. Read full review.

A

03. Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color)

Show It Off (Lip Color) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a creamy, satiny finish. Read full review.

A

04. Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano

Tom Ford Cristiano Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark orange with strong, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

A

05. Tom Ford Beauty Mitchell

Tom Ford Mitchell Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

06. Tom Ford Beauty Jared

Tom Ford Jared Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A

07. Makeup Geek Rekindle

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Makeup Geek Ignite

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Makeup Geek Midnight Sun

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. Read full review.

A

10. Tom Ford Beauty Dream Obscene (Lip Color)

Dream Obscene (Lip Color) is a medium-dark pink with cooler undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was soft, light-medium in thickness with a creamy, moderately emollient feel that glided across the lips and was comfortable to wear. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Nov 12, 2016 — Nov 18, 2016

86%

Average Score
A
22
B
23
C
7
D
2
F
1

Total Reviews (55) — Brands Reviewed (7)

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