I Tried Ulta Beauty's Top-Rated Makeup – & Here's My Unfiltered Opinion

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Ulta Beauty has over 1,100 locations throughout the United States, but it wasn't until just last year that the retailer brought its unique mix of high-end and drugstore products to Manhattan. It's been years since I first walked through the beauty emporium's glass doors, but seeing how the retailer now rests a short subway ride away from my NYC apartment, I figured I'd reacquaint myself with all the store has to offer.
To ease myself in, I reached out to the brand to inquire about the top-rated makeup items at the store. In the video above, I try a full face of bestselling Ulta Beauty wares, from a $39 full-coverage foundation to an $8 USD dewy highlighter. Find out which ones are worth your money, above.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation, $39 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; Becca Hydra-Mist Setting Powder, $38 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; NARS Blush in Impassioned, $30 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; Benefit Hoola Bronzer, $29 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; ColourPop Highlighter in Wisp, $8 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette, $38 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner in Blackout, $8 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Nudes Lipstick, $24 USD, available at Ulta Beauty; L'Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise in Waterproof, $9.99 USD, available at Ulta Beauty.
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