What Should I Buy? At Ulta!

Ulta Shopping List

Sooooo I’m going to be near an Ulta in the near future and I’m super excited about it; we don’t have Ulta here in Canada and they carry many brands that we can’t access here (at least without paying ridiculous amounts in shipping and duty).  I’ve started perusing the website to investigate my options, although I have decided to limit my purchases to items and brands that I can’t pick up in Canada.  Here’s what’s on my list so far:

Lorac PRO 3 Palette: The last thing I need is another eyeshadow palette but I can’t walk out of there without one of these.  I’m leaning towards the Lorac Pro 3 but I want to see the palettes in person before I make a final decision.

IT Brushes for Ulta – Your Beautiful Basics Airbrush 101 5 Pc Getting Started Brush Set: I have one IT Cosmetics brush and I absolutely love it.  These brushes are specifically made for Ulta by IT Cosmetics and I’ve heard good things about them.  Again, I want to see what these are like in person but I’m pretty convinced that I want to pick up some of these brushes in some shape or form.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator (Guilded Honey): This will be a guaranteed purchase – I’ve been wanting this for a long time!

Soap & Glory Heel Genius: Kind of a weird addition to the list but we have limited access to Soap and Glory products and my heels are in really bad shape right now, plus the reviews on this are really positive.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick:  We’re supposed to be getting access to Makeup Revolution in the Fall via London Drugs but you never know which products will actually be available.  This has very positive reviews, looks beautiful and is only $7!

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Eyeshadow Palette: This is supposed to be a dupe for the Lorac Pro palette but I’ll make that call when I’m in store.  I definitely think I will be picking up some kind of Makeup Revolution palette given how cheap they are.

Mally’s Must Haves Collection: The thing that intrigues me most out of this set is the Poreless Face Defender and the price of that product alone is the same price of this entire set!  All products are full-sized as well so if I can actually get my hands on this I’ll be estatic – what a great value!

Escada Aqua Del Sol: This is available in Canada but only in the largest size – Ulta has a 1.0 oz bottle as well as a rollerball so what size I end up will be another game time decision.

If you have any other suggestions on products I should be considering (or avoiding) please let me know below!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. polishedandinspired says

    Oooh, are you heading to the US soon? I’m envious you’re going to Ulta! haha.
    You should get everything on your list, lol! Definitely have to get a Lorac palette while you can…that’s on my list for the next time I have access to an Ulta. Big yes to the Laura Geller highlighter too!

  2. ingrid says

    Lucky you !!! I would totally go with the Lorac Pro 3, the IT Cosmetics brushes and the Laura Geller Baked Gelato … Thank god I’m not going ???

  3. stashy says

    OMG I envy you! I’d go broke if I went to Ulta. The Lorac counter alone would be major damage (provided that they’re in stock!)
    Get the Lorac! And the Laura Geller! I have a few of her blushes and they’re soooo pretty. And all the Makeup Revolution stuff – they’re so inexpensive. Enjoy!

  4. moderatevanilla says

    Oh fellow Canadian how I envy thee! Might I also suggest you check out Lorac Unzipped (the original one) – I know Lorac’s formula is not that good for non pro palettes but I think the one exception is the original Unzipped palette – it’s stunning! Mally also has that highlighter/blush duo that Kathleenlights and Jaclyn Hill raved about if you can see it – maybe check that out too! I’d go for most of the list but maybe skip Makeup Revolution because the CDN dollar might be cheaper here when London Drugs has sales. Also, I’d skip on the Soap & Glory product as I’ve used almost all of their products from their body line and the moisturizing factor is just so-so. Have fun 🙂


  5. lipstickonthelake says

    Great choices! I was just at Ulta earlier today and walked out covered in swatches and a couple items! I ended up buying the Lorac Pro 2 Palette & the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Charming Pink! Tomorrow damage will be done at Sephora! Can you believe it will only be my second time INSIDE a Sephora in 2016? lol

    • ClassicMaggie says

      Oh nice – can’t wait to hear what you think of them! Only being at Sephora twice so far isn’t necessarily a bad thing – although I’ve been scaling back my visits to them too, just to avoid temptation. What did you end up picking up there?

  6. Anne says

    Awesome post. Definitely pick up some make-up revolution eyeshadow: I love the quality of their palettes 😀 Besides, you can always use another palette.
    Love that baked swirl illuminator 😀
    xo Anne – Doves & Roses

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