29 Products We Want From Ulta Right Now

Has anyone else noticed that Ulta’s been killing it lately? The superstore is already a favorite of ours for its mix of drugstore and prestige products alike. But it’s also got a slew of must-have brand collabs, products with exclusive store-specific shades, and a rewards system worth racking up the points for. (We’re coming for you, Platinum status.)
And seeing how spring has officially sprung, we’re rounding up our favorite buys from the retailer. You’ll find everything from our favorite Olay moisturizers and sunscreen (which we don’t need to remind you to wear every day — right?) to the rubber masks dominating our Instagram feeds. Click through to see all 29 buys (because that was as far as we could narrow it down), and tell us in the comments what’s on your lust list.
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Benefit Hoola Cream-To-Powder Quickie Contour Stick

There’s a fine line between contouring worthy of an IG selfie and contouring you can actually wear IRL. This cream-to-powder stick can deliver both. It goes on super smooth, blends to a natural finish, and has buildable coverage should you want a more dramatic look.
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Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream

As the weather warms up, we’re cutting as many heat tools from our routines as possible. Yes, this will make for healthier hair, but we're also not about sweatin’ it in the bathroom every morning. This styling cream from Pureology will help your hair air-dry faster and stay frizz-free.
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Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer

A do-it-all moisturizer is key. This one has seven benefits, ranging from evening out skin tone to enhancing brightness to restoring firmness. But the best part is how quickly it absorbs into the skin (sans greasy finish). As an added bonus, if you're one of the first 500 customers to rack up $40 worth of Olay product at Ulta.com (between April 23 and May 13), you'll receive a free silk sleeping mask. Judging from our product wish list, we think we can make that happen.
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Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

Someday soon we hope to have a natural, sun-kissed tan via rooftop happy hours and long weekends at the beach. But for now, we’re faking it. This gradual self-tanner can be applied directly to wet skin at the end of your shower, so it saves you time. And because it's also super hydrating, you may want it for the moisturizing benefits alone.
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Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick

These Estée Lauder lipsticks are only available at Ulta, so stock up. They come in a mix of creme, chrome, and matte finishes, barely there nudes and in-your-face navies. We’ll take one of each, please.
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DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum

You’ve heard of micellar water for your skin, but how about for treating your hair? This first-of-its-kind serum uses micellar technology to remove the buildup on your hair that comes from both hard water and heavy product use.
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Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System With Pure Vitamin C

We've always been a bit skeptical of beauty products that come with a promised timeline, but we really did experience more radiant skin after using this Clinique system for seven days. Simply pour one of the powder packets into your hands and mix in some water to create a light lather. After cleansing with the solution, mix two drops of the vitamin C booster with your regular moisturizer and apply as usual. It's a bit of extra work, but the results make it worth the effort.
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Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturizer

A brightening moisturizer can make all the difference to your skin, especially if you have dark spots or discoloration from past sun damage. This one from Olay will fade those spots over time. Plus, it’s lightweight enough to wear under makeup during the day and hydrating enough to apply at night, post-cleanse.
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Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

We’re all about texture in our makeup right now, so this liquid metallic shadow caused a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” when it landed on our desks. Unlike other liquid shadows that can crack and cause fallout once they dry, this one stayed smooth and shimmery all day long.
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Drybar Double Standard Cleansing + Conditioning Foam

Typically we’re not into two-in-one shampoo and conditioners. We just like a little more TLC than that. But this Drybar one-step product is different. Massage a dollop of the gel-foam hybrid into wet hair and rinse clean for soft, touchable texture that’ll turn you into a believer.
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Philosophy Pure Grace Summer Surf Eau De Toilette

Do you remember what’s it like to stick your toes in the sand, hear the sound of waves crashing ashore, and smell the fresh scent of saltwater? Yeah, it’s been a while for us, too. But you could be stuck in your cubicle at peak 3 p.m. boredom and this fragrance will transport you to that vacay scenario. We’re keeping it tucked in our desk drawer for midday escapes.
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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

If you’re still trying to nail down an anti-aging moisturizer that yields results, look no further. This Olay formula is super rich and packed with hyaluronic acid to plump skin cells. Your face will be left hydrated and refreshed. Search over.
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Essie Treat, Love, & Color

As much as we’d like to walk around with a perfect, colorful manicure every day, our nails just can’t take the abuse. These nail tints from Essie give our tips a break, strengthening and repairing brittle nails, while also providing a sheer wash of color, so you don’t have to go completely bare.
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Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon

Baby Lips has developed somewhat of a cult following. So, put that same hydrating formula into a color-packed crayon, and you can bet we’re going to hoard every shade we get our hands on.
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Skinfood Egg White Pore Hot Shot Pack

Ulta has been stepping up its Korean skin-care game as of late, with exclusives like this Skinfood pore pack. Apply a nickel-sized amount to any blackhead-prone areas you want to treat. You’ll instantly feel a warming sensation as the formula deep cleans blemishes and excess oil.
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Miss Spa 24K Gold Modeling Mask Set

There’s something about a mask you have to mix yourself that makes you feel like a bonafide cosmetic chemist. Sure, we’ll slap on a sheet mask when short on time, but these moldable rubber masks are perfect for a self-care Sunday. (The metallic finish is Instagram gold, too.)
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Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray

This spray is the multitasker your hair routine is missing. It detangles, protects against heat styling, provides UV protection, and gives your hair major body.
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Giorgio Armani Sì Rose Signature Eau De Parfum

Rose scents aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but don’t let that deter you from trying this fragrance. With base notes of musk and vanilla and top notes of blackcurrant and freesia, it’s decidedly lighter than your typical rosy spritz.
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Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Primers are essential in the heat of summer, and this Urban Decay pick goes one step further. Not only does it give your makeup all-day hold, but it also lends your skin the effect of photo filter, creating a soft-focus finish that reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines.
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Yes To Coconut 2-Step Lip Kit

Yes To’s skin-care kits are perfect for last-minute primping or on-the-go travel. Our current favorite: the two-step coconut lip kit, which includes an exfoliating scrub and a hydrogel mask to soften and plump the lips.
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bareMinerals Future Age Defense & Renew Serum

Typically we reserve serums for bedtime — when we don't have to worry about them affecting the wear of our makeup. But this pick is light enough and, most importantly, non-oily, so you can wear it day or night without fear.
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Klorane Thickness & Vitality Shampoo & Conditioner

This shampoo and conditioner pair is formulated to strengthen aging or thinning hair, but the antioxidant- and vitamin-packed duo is also good for those looking for more body.
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OPI Infinite Shine 2 Collection

We get a bit more daring with our summer nail colors, and these bright OPI shades fit the bill. Pair with the Infinite Shine ProStay Primer (basecoat) and Gloss (topcoat) for the wear of a gel manicure without the sit-under-a-light-and-wait rigmarole.
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It Cosmetics Confidence In A Compact

This solid serum foundation was developed with plastic surgeons, so you know there's some serious science behind it. The finish is light but buildable, and it's got as many skincare benefits (if not more) as any product in your regime — hydrolyzed collagen to fight fight lines, squalane and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, antioxidants to fight free radicals, and SPF 50+ to protect from UV rays. Hello, miracle worker.
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Mario Badescu Spray With Aloe, Cucumber, & Green Tea

A 3 p.m. spritz of face mist is the closest we get to happy hour most days. But this pick from Mario Badescu really does lift our spirits. It smells amazing, and the nutrient-rich formula gives a much-needed burst of hydration.
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Chloé Love Story Eau Sensuelle Eau De Parfum

With notes of orange blossom, passion flower, and heliotrope, this is the fragrance version of a spring fling — and we're really digging it.
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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey Palette

We'll be the first to admit, we weren't entirely sure we needed an eyeshadow palette that was peanut butter and honey scented. But the shade selection won us over before we could give it a second thought. With both matte and shimmery finishes, brights, darks, and neutrals, there's a little something for everyone — especially the sugar addicts.
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Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Overnight Resurfacing Pads

If you're barely dipping your toe into the retinol pool, this may be the perfect initiation product for you. These pads feature retinyl palmitate, a more gentle form of retinol. Add brightening vitamin C and moisture-replenishing ceramides, soothing chamomile and aloe vera, and you've got a recipe for more even, radiant skin.
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Redken All Soft Mega Mask

Your ordinary hair mask this is not. Yes, it'll make your hair soft and shiny, but the genius part of the formula is that you'll continue to see the effects for the next three whole washes.
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