There's always a good reason to spend less (especially if you're Uber-ing twice as much because of the cold), which is why we love Ulta, a more budget-friendly alternative to Sephora. The beauty megastore's selection is trend-driven without sacrificing quality and the products are always a good reflection of need-to-know finds. With that in mind, we asked the brand to share which products are flying off the (virtual) shelves right now. Here's a look at the site's standouts.
There's a fine line between wearing glitter in a cool way and looking like a clown. One wrong turn and you can look more flashy than romantic. To be honest, we shunned glitter and categorized it as a look only for teens but when Pat McGrath's glitter lip kit hit the scene a few years ago, we had an instant change of heart. Soon after, we saw glitter popping up on runways all over the world and the verdict was clear: glitter was no longer just for kids. We wanted in instantly.
You probably visit your dermatologist once a year for your annual skin screening (and if you haven't been in a while, we urge you to make an appointment, stat—skin cancer is no joke). You may even hit up your derm from time to time if you're dealing with pesky pimples or irritating eczema that you just can't seem to treat on your own.
Why is it that we have no problem spending hundreds of dollars on makeup, but often don't want to put the finances into creating a solid skin care routine? Truth be told: Makeup will never look the way we want it to if we're not properly taking care of our skin. But it's not only about saving money, sometimes we're just too lazy or pressed for time for a full 10-step skin care regimen.