Sponsored Article – Check Out Our Fave Picks From 21 Days Of Beauty
Spring has sprung and it’s time to throw out your old beauty products and glo up. Last week here at the FIERCE office we randomly started talking about the beauty products we can’t live without. What started as a casual ladies’ room talk, developed into a deep conversation about beauty tips, that we want to share with you.
During this convo, we all agreed that the only time we really let ourselves splurge is when our favorite beauty stores are having a sale — hey, your girl has bills to pay! Luckily for us (and for you, too), Ulta Beauty has their 21 Days of Beauty event going on right now. Below are our top picks.
Desi x Katy Friendcation Eyeshadow Palette by Dose of Colors (On sale for 50% off on March 18th only!)
When Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot launched their first collaboration with Dose of Colors, I tried to buy it the week it was released only to find out it sold out! I was able to buy the eyeshadow palette later and it has become my absolute favorite. This palette has the best metallic shades and they nailed the colors and textures. Some makeup artists recommend applying these shadows with your finger if you want a more intense shade on your lid. However, since I have panda fingers, I apply these smokey shadows with a wet brush and I shine bright like a diamond!
La Base Pro Oil Free Primer by Lancôme (On sale for 50% off on March 25th only!)
This primer by Lancôme is a classic. I used to skip wearing primers and my makeup suffered, melting off after only a few hours. I’m so thankful one of my co-workers convinced me to try La Base Pro Oil Free Primer by Lancôme because it was an absolute game-changer. This base coat instantly gives you a smooth surface to work with. I call this primer my real life Snapchat filter. It helps reduce imperfections, and leaves my face as soft as silk. I wear it even when I don’t apply makeup because it leaves my skin looking and feeling so smooth. All you have to do is apply a small amount to your face after applying your moisturizer and serums. This is basically the last step of your cleansing and moisturizing routine and the first step of your makeup process.
Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu (On sale for 50% off on March 30th only!)
This drying lotion by Mario Badescu is one of the products I can’t live without. I take it with me everywhere because it’s like a magic potion that gets rid of pimples almost entirely overnight. Okay, it’s not actually magic, but it’s made up of salicylic acid that zaps zits while still being gentle on the skin. Since this is an on-the-spot remedy, you only need to apply a small amount directly on the blemished area. Just like the magic potion that this is, you’ll wake up the next morning with significantly clearer skin. So, if you’re struggling with a few pimples, resist every impulse to pop and pinch your face. Instead, wash your face and let this drying lotion do all the work for you. Remember not to shake the bottle! Dip the cotton swab to get a bit of the product at the bottom and apply it directly on the pimple. Do not rinse it until the morning. And voila!
Ultimate Miracle Worker by Philosophy (On sale for 50% off on April 3rd only!)
You know you are using the right moisturizer for your face when you start getting compliments on how fresh your skin looks. And compliments are exactly what you’ll get when you try the Ultimate Miracle Worker by Philosophy. This moisturizer works to rejuvenate your face, and has a broad spectrum of SPF 30 which helps protect it from harmful UV rays. This will leave your face looking youthful, and baby smooth. This product is worth every penny!
Vitamin C Serum by Mario Badescu (On sale for 50% off on April 5th only!)
Last year I noticed some pigmentation around my cheeks and forehead. This was the first time I noticed this on my face and it started to freak me out. After some research, I discovered this Vitamin C serum by Mario Badescu. Vitamin C serums have a ton of anti-oxidants which help restore your levels of collagen and elastin. They have become super popular lately. These serums are known to correct uneven skin tone, and also carry anti-aging properties. And who doesn’t want that? Although, I’ve used other serums in the past, this was the only one that showed me real results. This stuff is so powerful! You only need a couple of drops to make your skin look more even toned and firm. It has lavender, cucumber, and ginseng so your face will feel fresh and relaxed. I feel like I’m at a spa every time I apply this!
Make sure to mark your calendars because the Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty event is happening now through April 6th. And ladies, if you think these are great buys, you should see what else they’ve got! Happy shopping!