Swatch Saturday: Ulta3 superstar collection

Apologies for the lack of posts, the last few months have been crazy…I’m only just catching up with organising upcoming posts. My first being on a few of the products from Ulta3 Superstar collection.

I was kindly sent a few of the lipstick shades and a nail polish from the Spring/Summer ’16 Ulta3 Superstar collection (currently in selected pharmacies)

Ulta3 Superstar


Ulta3 Superstar Collection Swatches

ulta3 superstar*Ulta3 Nail polish in ‘Meteorite’- I love this nail polish shade, it’s not like any other polish I already own. I would describe it as a Metallic lilac, with silver shimmer.

Ulta3 superstarTop to bottom

*Ulta3 lipstick in ‘Shooting Star’- This would have to be my favourite of the three shades, an almost nude pink with a slight shimmer to it. I think it really suits my cool skin tone.

*Ulta3 Lipstick in ‘Supernova’- I have a cool undertone to my skin, so anything with a yellow or orange base does not work well with my skin tone. This shade is an orange based red (more orange than it appears in the photo) with a slight shimmer to it.

*Ulta3 Lipstick in ‘Moonlight Mauve’- This shade I would say is more pink with a mauve undertone, rather than straight up mauve as the name suggests. I found this shade to suit me quite well also.

Ulta3 Superstar collection includes nail polish that retails for $2.30 per bottle and lipsticks are $3.95 each and 4 different glitter eyeliners, from selected pharmacies.

I might create a makeup look with one of the lipstick shades shortly


* products marked with an asterisk have been provided for review. All opinions expressed are honest and unbiased. Please refer to my disclosure/terms of use tab above for more info.


Swatch Saturday: Maybelline stripped nudes

Today’s Swatch Saturday is Maybelline Stripped Nudes lipstick.

This Maybelline (color sensational) stripped nudes lipstick collection has been around since last year, but because ‘Nude’ lips seems to be a repeat trend for this Winter, I thought I would do a swatch post for them.

There are 6 shades in the collection, but I only have 5…I have slowly collected them over a few months haha.

maybelline stripped nudesLeft to Right: 710 Sultry Sand, 725 Tantalizing Taupe, 728 Honey Beige, 740 Coffee Craze, 757 Naked Brown. The Maybelline Stripped nudes are $16.95 each from Priceline (currently on sale for $12.71)

Maybelline Stripped Nudes swatches

Maybelline stripped nudesThe same order as the 1st photo, L to R. (sorry, Sultry Sand didn’t show up well)

I was going to post lip swatches too, but my skin is playing up ATM and I couldn’t be bothered redoing the swatches with foundation on. However, I will comment on which shades I liked the most for my skin-tone.

Sultry Sand was not working for me at all! Because it’s so pale, it went on pretty sheer and made it look like I had no lips. It might be good as a lip base, under another colour maybe?
Tantalizing Taupe was the perfect nude lip colour for me, it has a pink undertone and it’s not too light.
Honey Beige was too yellow toned for me (I am cool toned, so this doesn’t suit me at all).
Coffee craze seems like it would be suitable for both cool and warm toned complexions. It is a ‘warm’ looking brown, but it worked on me still.
Naked Brown is a great winter shade if you’re into dark lip colours during the cooler months. It’s a deep almost mahogany brown.