Get this now if you can! Let me just get the main point of writing this review before I go into more detail. Just get it.
Hi ladies! I said what I meant and I meant what I said. I thank my stars that I received this as a gift from an aunt from the US. I had to review it as soon as possible because currently it is priced at just $19.99 and its stock will run out pretty soon. This was meant as last year’s Christmas/Holiday season gift set release, so back then it was much pricier, but now, I guess you can call it a clearance sale on it that it’s just at a throw-away price. For approximately Rs. 1100, one can find 50 beautiful eye shades, 5 perfect blush colors, 6 creamy eye liners, 2 cute glosses and all products are part of Ulta’s permanent collection. These are not just tiny, sample-sized nuggets, but pretty decent sized. This set comes in 2 varieties – Chic and Downtown Diva. I have reviewed the “Chic” Color Collection here.
The liners and glosses were in another plastic tray, but I threw that one out when I first opened this box. This is hands down the longest time I have spent trying on, swatching and making notes about any product or thing ever in my life and I sincerely hope at least one of you out there actually buys this because this is just an amazing find. Given the number of items in this set, this will be a very long review! Be warned 😀
5-In-1 Color Collection by ULTA is a 61 pc collection that includes 5 palettes with a color story of shades to create custom looks. A $175 value! 61 pc Collection includes 5 palettes with a color story of shades to create custom looks. Also included are 10 eye shadows, 1 coordinating cheek shade, applicators. Also includes are 2 mini lip glosses and 3 dual ended eye liners to accent any look. Palettes have covers included to travel with your look day or nights.
$19.99 (~Rs. 1100)
50 ULTA EyeShadows:
An Ulta fan avourite! Silky eye shadow that is long-lasting and comes in over 90 shades! A silky, fine-milled eyeshadow that glides on and blends easily to define and brighten your eyes. This formula is enriched with emollients for long-lasting color that will not crease or fade. Dramatic enough for evening wear and versatile enough for daytime wear. With over 90 shades to choose from, there is definitely one in there to suit any mood or event!
Talc, Corn (Zea Mays) Starch, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, PTFE, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Black 2, Tin Oxide, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Green, Chromium Hyrdoxide Green, Carmine, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyurethane-11, Aluminum, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue1 Lake, Manganese Violet.
5 ULTA Cheek Colors:
ULTA Cheek Color contours, highlights and gives cheeks a fresh glow. Long-wearing silky powder that glides across your skin giving skin a fresh, natural glow.
Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Manganese Violet, Carmine, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6, Red 7 Lake, Red 30 Lake, Red 40 Lake.
This image shows swatches of all the cheek colors:
From left to right:
• Flush – Natural Eye Palette
• Adore – Soft & Pretty Palette
• Girlie – Totally Matte Palette
• Afterglow – Soft Pop Palette
• Sweet Cheeks – Smokey Palette
All cheek colors are pink. Girlie and Sweet Cheeks are matte and the other 3 are shimmery. They have good staying power. I wore them for more than 5 hours and they stayed on very well. The lighter the color, the sheerer is the application. Pigmentation of Flush and Adore is the best, the remaining 3 show up after swiping on color 2-3 times at least.
2 ULTA Super Shiny Lip Glosses:
Super Shiny Lip Gloss by ULTA has a high shine, sheer color lip gloss formula. Super Shiny Lip Gloss provides sheer tint of color with glamorous shine that can be worn alone or over your avourite lipstick or stain.
Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isohexadecane, Octyl Palmitate, Hydroxystearic Acid, Fragrance.
Colors provided in this box:
• Whisper (16).
• Flirtini (07).
These are decent lip glosses and I like that they are not too tiny as expected with most gift boxes. The Flirtini one is colorless when applied on its own. It has tiny pink/gold specks on it and when applied on any lip color, it lightens it a bit due to its light pink color.
The Whisper, I just love! It is gorgeous pink color, which on its own gives a very sheer pink tinge with sparkles to the lips but on top of similar lip color, it looks much more pretty. The sparkles in both these glosses are very tiny, so the gloss does not look gawdy at all. I am impressed with these shiny glosses. I do not wear gloss a lot, but still I like these. I hope you can see the tiny sparkles in the lip swatch, here I’m wearing Flirtini.
But what I’m not sure I like about these glosses is that they smell intensely of buttery pop-corn! Both of them do. Initially, when I first whiffed it, I liked this fact, but after wearing it for an hour, I felt it was too intense. I still have mixed feelings about this smell. It is not unpleasant, but it sure is very different.
6 ULTA Eyeliner Shades:
This waterproof eyeliner is available in deep, long-lasting colors. Smooth, deep colors glide on effortlessly from the automatic tip of this eyeliner. Color is long-lasting and waterproof, for dramatic, attention-getting eyes.
Cyclomethicone, Synthetic Beeswax, Arachidyl Behenate, Microcrystalline Wax, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Mineral Oil, Propylene Carbonate, Aloe Extract, Jojoba Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake, Aluminum Powder, Bismuth Oxychloride, Bronze Powder, Carmine, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Greens, Copper Powder, FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake, Manganese Violet, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide.
Colors provided with the box:
• Deep Brown
Honestly, I was not expecting these to be very impressive, but surprisingly, these are very creamy and intense. All shades shows up very well as eyeliner but on the waterline, I had to swipe them repeatedly to get there true intensity to show up. In the following image, I am wearing Plum on the top eye and Aqua on the other.
Each of the 5 palettes comes with a sponge tip applicator and a blush brush. The sponge applicators are good but the blush brush seems very sad. I genuinely do not think I will find a good use for them. The bristles are not so soft and packed too sparsely.
A plastic cover has been used to enclose each palette, it seems sturdy enough for storage, but not good enough to protect the colors while travelling, in case you want to take just one palette with you somewhere.
Watch out for Part 2 of this review wherein I shall discuss each of the palettes and the eye shadows in more detail along with the final conclusion on this set.
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