Whats better than mascara…?? FREE MASCARA!
This is a review of this years ULTAmate Rewards Birthday Gift from Ulta Beauty. The free gift is a CK One Color Mascara in Show (true black.) FYI, they also offer this mascara in 4 other colors and it retails for $18.
Description from Ulta:
- Precision curved brush and patented lycra technology amplifies, shapes, and lifts every lash for maximum volume
- Customize lash looks with a unique twist brush applicator. Select definition or volume with a twist of the cap in this all-in-one mascara.
- Delivers buildable full lashes that remain soft and supple stroke-by-stroke
- Ophthalmologist tested. dermatologist tested. safe for contact lens wearers
I really like this mascara (especially since it was free) but ill try to review it from the $18 price point of view.
It comes in a nice sleek tube that features a “twist” knob on top that changes the brush shape. The brush can be in the “extended” position for definition or you can twist it to make it “compact” for volume. To be honest when I tested it I think it provided very similar results with both wand options and I’m not sold on spending $18 for this feature.
The formula is decently wet but did flake off a tiny bit upon application. There was very minimal under eye smudging that only happened when it was extremely muggy outside. I used one coat in both of the photos below, and I was happy with the look it provided…i.e. not too spidery/clumpy.
Extended Position (Definition):
If I had to pick one position I think it would be this one. I think it just provided a cleaner “less clumpy” look and separated my lashes better.
Compact Position (Volume):
This position just didn’t seem to reach my tiny inner lashes very well, but all in all was pretty similar to the other position.
So, overall I think that this is a pretty awesome free birthday gift! 😀
If you aren’t signed up for ULTAmate Rewards yet, you should go do it now! You get 1 point for every $1 spent, a free gift and 2x points on purchases during your entire Birthday month, exclusive mailers/coupons and more! Here is a graph that shows the point values:
If you are a member have you claimed your free mascara? What did you think of it?
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