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.

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*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.


Face of the day Friday: Frosty rose makeup look

I am way behind on my 29 posts in 29 days (3 to be exact), but I shall be catching up over the weekend….but first my FOTDF is a frosty rose makeup look

Frosty rose makeupWhat I used for my Frosty rose makeup look

frosty rose makeup– NYX Wonder Pencil in ‘light’
-Modelsprefer Argan infusion natural foundation in ‘Shell’
-*MUD pressed powder in ‘001 Ivory’
-*MUD Concealer in ‘001 Ivory’
– Rimmel wonder’full mascara with argan oil
– L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Kajal Eye Pencil in ‘501 Oriental Black’
– * Ulta3 cream blush stick in ‘pretty pink’
-* Ulta3 Lipstick in ‘004 Freesia’
-The Balm nude’tude palette (not pictured)

I used the Modelsprefer Argan infusion natural foundation as my base, added the *ulta3 blush stick to the apples of my cheeks and blended it out. I like how the blush gave my cheeks a natural, but subtle ‘flushed’ look. You could skip using pressed powder or not blend it out as much if you want the blush to show more.

IMG_0023Before I applied my eye makeup, I used the *MUD pressed powder all over my face to ‘set’ my foundation, as you would with a translucent powder. I wasn’t sure how this product would go because most ‘ivory’ foundations/powders are either (still) too dark for my skin-tone or have a yellow undertone, so they make me look like an Oompa Loompa! I think it’s great for a supermarket brand. It goes on evenly and the shade was perfect for me. (MUD products are available from Woolworths supermarkets).

IMG_0031For my eyes: I started with the Kejal eye pencil along my upper lash line, I then covered my lids in ‘Stand-offish’ from the Balm Nude’tude palette and ‘Stubborn’ in the outer crease (also from the Nude’tude palette). I finished it off with a coat of Rimmel’s Wonder’ful mascara with argan oil on my lashes.

For the lips: I outlined and ‘coloured’ in my lips with the NYX wonder pencil. I love my NYX wonder pencil, it really is a multi-purpose product. You can use it as a concealer, lip liner and on your waterline . I recommend sharpening it before you use it near your eyes after you have used it on your lips, so there is no cross contamination…you don’t want to end up with an eye infection!

frosty rose makeupThen I applied *Ulta3 lipstick in Freesia over the top. I was a little worried with this lip colour because it looks very pale/frosty in the tube (it looks darker in the photo above), but I was surprised that it wasn’t as pale as I first thought. I would describe it as frosty rose (hence the title of this post), even though it’s called ‘freesia’.


I was intending on posting 1 post per day for my 29 posts in 29 days, but seeing as I have fallen behind…I will just try my best to complete all 29 posts by my birthday on the 29th of July 😉

Disclaimer: 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.