First Impression-Physician’s Formula and So Susan

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I decided to do something a little different and post what I did on my face today. I don’t wear make up every single day, but probably at least 3-4 times a week. I am gaining enough new products from my shopping adventures that I can try something new every day for a little while at least! So today I tried 3 new products: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc Free Mineral Powder in Creamy Natural (a little too dark for me, it makes me look tan and I am so not tan), Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Warm Nude, and So Susan Universal Blush.

After I applied my foundation and concealer I set it with the Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Powder.  I don’t know why I didn’t get Translucent or Translucent Fair but I thought it would be like a clear setting powder. Well, the Creamy Natural is just a little too tan for me. I am not sure what I am going to do: get a tan or buy another powder. Anyways, I then went ahead and highlighted my cheek bones, nose and forehead with the Shimmer Strips  which I was really happy with. It just gives you soft shimmery glow, not anything too glittery or sparkly.  And it’s great to bronze with or just highlight or you can use them as eye shadows. Then I tried my So Susan Universal Blush that I received in my GlossyBox this month. Do any of you get a GlossyBox or other beauty subscription service? I am in LOVE with this blush! I am not sure how much it retails for, it’s probably expensive, but I say SPLURGE if you can. It’s so very pretty and makes you have such a lovely glow. It’s THE PERFECT shade for me. It’s not too dark and not too pink. I love it, it’s great. I had never even heard of this brand before so I am really happy to have found it. I am pretty pleased with the new products I tried beside the fact the powder was too dark, it set my makeup really nicely and it isn’t cakey..or cake like. Have you tried any new products that I should check out? Comments are always appreciated!

Ulta-Free Gift

Ulta had a free 15 piece makeup giveaway if you spent $19.50 or more!  I needed a new powder and an eye brow brush so I did it!  I got this really cute little makeup bag with really cute little samples and a few full size products.  There were 3 different bags you could chose from Classic, Modern, or Trendy.  I went with Classic because those colors are more my style.


Isn’t it cute? So inside it came with an eye shadow primer (full size), Super Stretch Fiber Mascara (full size), Sunkissed Blush and Bronzer duo (sample),  Eye Shadow Quad with Trendsetter, Molten, Bone, and Lustre (sample), Eye Shadow Quad with Iceland, Sapphire, Peacock, and Blackout (sample), Glitter Eye Shadow Top Coat in Put a Ring On It (full size), Lipstick in Mauve Memories (full size), Brilliant Color Lip Gloss in Pixie (sample), Nail Polish in Grin and Berry It (sample),a blush brush, eye shadow brush, and eye shadow sponge, and a pencil  eyeliner duo in black and brown.  Now, I bought a brow comb and the Fabulous Face pressed powder in Fair to Light.  I haven’t tried any of this yet so this is sort of like a first impression review except it’s in blog form!


This is the first set of eye shadows I talked about.  They are super cute!  They go on pretty sheer except for the darkest color.  This would be great for a daytime look for sure!


So pretty! This is the second set of eye shadows I talked about.  They are more pigmented so they are really great for a smoky eye.


Glitter! I love glitter and really wanted to try one of these! This would be great over the blues to glam it up. Who doesn’t love glitter?


This is the primer.  Honestly I haven’t used it but I swatched it on my hand and I’m not expecting much.  It says extreme wear, but when I tried it on my hand it was really thin and liquidy.  It disappeared into my hand and I feel didn’t do anything. I will try it and we will see!


Mascara! I haven’t tried it yet, but I will!


On my hand the top is the gloss and the bottom is the lipstick.  It’s a very sheer lipstick, not a lot of pigment.  I ran that over my hand 3 or 4 times to achieve that color, so it is layerable. I think I’m making up words today, my spell check is going crazy!


This is the blush brush, eye shadow sponge, eye liner duo, and eye shadow brush.  When I opened up the plastic bag the brushes came in the blush brush broke right then…good thing I have plenty of blush brushes!


Nail polish! It’s so cute and mini! It reminds me of those bon bon nail polishes from when I was in middle school.  I really like the color too!


This is the bronzer.  It is very, very light, which is great for me because I am super pale.  It looks really dark but it goes on almost sheer.


And this is what I bought to get this great gift!  The eye brow and lash comb and this powder.  Now it says pressed powder but it’s very powdery and starts to get everywhere but I think it will be good to set my makeup.

So this is what I got from Ulta!  The gift is probably one of the biggest gift bags I have ever seen and you really don’t have to spend that much to get it.  I love department store free gifts but you usually have to spend $40 to get it and it’s only like 3 or 4 samples of items.  If you like this post share it or leave a comment! Let me know if you want to see more like it or have suggestions for different posts!

Have a great day!

P.S. I have a twitter!  It is @alovelybeauties! ( the exclamation isn’t apart of the name)