Ulta3 Lip Paint Review + Swatches

I did intend on having this This Ulta3 Lip Paint review written, photographed for and published about a week or so ago, but unfortunately I came down with a terrible cold, so didn’t feel up to swatching the colours on my lips, photographing the swatches etc.

ulta3 Lip paint review

From Top to Bottom: Radical Red*, Loud Purple*, Expressive Fuchsia, Extreme Pink

Ulta3 kindly sent me two of the lip paint shades to review and I picked up another two shades from one of my local pharmacies.

 Lip Swatches

ulta3 lip paint reviewTop Left: Radical Red*, Top Right: Loud Purple*, Bottom Left: Expressive Fuchsia, Bottom Right: Extreme Pink

 Please excuse the red blotchy patches around my lips, I was still unwell and I broke out around my lips more than usual! I totally forgot to swatch them on my hand, but I think lip swatches shows the colours better.

Ulta3 Lip Paint Review

All of the lip paints appear to be quite pigmented, but not all of them are totally opaque on the lips. The darker shades (Fuchsia and Red) are opaque, while the lighter shades (Pink and Purple) are a little more sheer. Of course this could be improved with the use of a lipstick or lip pencil in a similar shade under them.

The texture, I would describe as more of a thicker lip gloss. My favourite shade of the four I tried (there are a total of 6 shades) is Expressive Fuchsia.

The scent smells strongly of peppermint oil, which not everyone will be a fan of, but I don’t mind it too much. I just think I might not be able to wear them all the time.

The Lip Paints are available at selected pharmacies, It’s just a matter of coming across one that stocks the brand. I picked up the additional two shades from Community Care Chemist in Belmont (Geelong), purely by chance. (didn’t know they stocked Ulta3)

Each lip paint retails for $5.95


Pros: Pigmented, Dark shades are opaque, affordable, not too sticky, easy to apply (doe-foot applicator), 6 shades to choose from
Cons: Light shades a little sheer/streaky, have to reapply after a while, strong peppermint oil scent, no real neutral shade.

Overall I was quite pleased with these lip paints. The only one I was really disappointed with, was Extreme Pink. I bought it because I loved the look of the shade in the tube, but unfortunately it was the most sheer of the four above shades. I also wish there had been a nude shade.



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FOTD Friday: Purple cat eye look- includes product reviews

A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to try (and review) some products from fashionaddict.com.au. I decided that I would create a purple cat eye look, rather than just reviewing the products.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I didn’t end up doing a FOTD Friday post last week, but I will definitely be doing one each Friday for the remaining weeks of my spending ban!

The products that I chose to review were the BYS Trio Eyeshadow in ‘Purples’, BYS Gel eyeliner in ‘Magic black’ and BYS Matte top coat. Obviously, I have used other products for the look, but I will only be reviewing the products from fashionaddict.com.au.

purple cat eye lookFashionaddict.com.au don’t only sell makeup, they also sell a great range of fashion accessories, hair accessories, jewellery and even Facinators. (perfect for spring racing!)

Purple Cat eye look

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Products used:
Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream in ‘Light’
L’Oreal Nude Magique BB blush
BYS Trio eye shadows in ‘Purples’*
Mary Kay Mineral eye color in ‘Mocha’
BYS Gel liner in ’01 Magic Black’*
Rimmel Scandaleyes retro glam mascara
Maybelline Color Whisper in ’25 Lust for blush’

purple cat eye look

BYS Trio Eye shadows in ‘Purples’- I was playing around with this trio last week and I thought that the shadows were too powdery, but today I realise that it was more about the brush I was using. They are still powdery, but workable. Unfortunately these shadows are not very pigmented, so the colour pay off isn’t the best. I used the Mary Kay shadow to help with this. Overall, it’s an okay trio but nothing to rave about.

purple cat eye look

BYS Gel Eyeliner in ’01 Magic Black’-
I have only tried a few gel eyeliners, so I don’t have a lot to compare it to, but I like it! The formula is creamy without being greasy. It applies well and blends fairly easy. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the brush that was included with it, I ended up just using one of my own.

Purple cat eye lookBYS Matte Top coat- I had been searching for this for ages, but never come across it. I was a little disappointed though. I tried it over a shiny (but not shimmery) nail polish and I expected it to turn the colour completely matte, but it just dulled the shine of the polish. You can definitely tell the difference between the color with and without the matte top coat, it just wasn’t what I expected. I haven’t added a photo of it on my nails because the effect didn’t photograph well.

Spending ban update
I have only broken my spending ban for two makeup items since I started the ban (on September 17), I think that is pretty good! Of course, it made it a little easier that I could buy makeup for the upcoming Halloween swap! (even if the items weren’t for me haha)

What I got…
This Revlon set had a clearance sticker of $5 on it, but when I scanned it, it said $3! I always scan things at target, even when the price is on it because many times they end up scanning cheaper than the marked price (I take after my mum, with doing that!)

The Models prefer sweet kisses tin! I’ve been waiting for this to show up at Priceline since I first saw it online! I have swatched it and plan to post the swatches up over the weekend…stay tuned!

Achievement of the week- Walking away after seeing the Chi Chi mirror polishes at Myer AND with 25% off Chi Chi too! Also, not buying any of the new SugarBaby Cotton Candy scented items…the packaging is super cute, I’m obsessed with everything Cotton Candy (obviously) and I may have stood there for quite a while contemplating buying ‘just’ the lip balm haha

I am not sure what next week’s FOTD friday post is going to be yet…suggestions welcome!

*The 3 BYS products were kindly provided by fashionaddict.com.au to try and review, all opinions are my own and I have not been compensated for this post in any other way.