So I went to check the mail when I had returned from vacation last week, and there was a small box waiting for me. I was caught off guard because I wasn’t expecting anything, and upon closer inspection I realized it was from Ulta. On the box it showed Ulta’s address, my address, and the word “Surprise”. I thought this was very odd, but I obviously was excited. I opened the box up and inside was a fun little makeup bag containing 3 Estée Lauder products (2 sample sized skincare, 1 makeup)!
(The cute little makeup bag.)
I had to look up what 2 of the 3 times were as I haven’t tried them before. Here are close-ups and more details of the products from left to right.
Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme. On Ulta’s website, this product is marketed as the way to achieve younger looking skin! I perused the details section and it claims to be for all skin types, but especially for those users who are looking for help with reversing multiple signs of aging such as wrinkles, dullness, and loss of firmness.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Love in Radical Chic. I was the most excited at this FULL TUBE of lipstick. Radical Chic is a warm toned pinky-red…it’s really pretty. The reason I was most excited for this product is because this is a color that I would never purchase. I am extremely boring when it comes to lip products as I tend to stick with nudes, so the only way I’d ever have a color like this in my collection is by receiving it as a gift or sample! I tried it out just once so far, and what I can tell you is that firstly, IT SMELLS LIKE COTTON CANDY 🎉! It was pretty opaque yet still moisturizing and not drying at all. I only wore it for about an hour before I wiped it off to eat, and it slightly stained my lips to a pinkier shade of my own lips. Again, I would not repurchase this exact color, but I now am interested in looking closer into the nude shades that the line has to offer!
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This is the only product that I’m familiar with from this surprise gift set, so I linked the first impressions post that I did on it last month 👉 (First Impressions: Estée Lauder Skincare).
I did some investigating because I was so perplexed by this surprise box, and it appears that if you are a Platinum member with Ulta, they will randomly send you sample products…for no reason at all. What a great perk in addition to all of their other great perks! I started my makeup journey with Sephora being my go-to spot, but slowly yet surely, Ulta has taken over due to their better rewards system and perks such as this!
If you’re an Ulta Platinum Member, have you received a surprise box?!