Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lorac Box Office Hit Palette Review and Giveaway!


I must admit, before this review, I had never heard of Ulta.  Needless to say, I feel very sheltered!  I can't believe I've lived 25 years without knowing the amazing selection of cosmetics, fragrances and salon and beauty products that Ulta carries.  Whenever I look at their site, I get butterflies in my stomach, I'm like a kid in a candy store!  I am always a sucker for new makeup but I'm also very picky when it comes to wearing makeup that won't damage my skin but will look nice.  Lorac has got it all, it makes my skin look amazing and the colors are right up my alley! 

Who is Ulta?
Ulta is a cosmetics, fragrance, salon and beauty product company.  They were founded in 1990 during a time when prestige, mass and salon quality products were sold through channels.  The prestigious products were sold exclusively in department stores, mass products were sold in drug stores and mass merchandise stores and salons and authorized retailers sold professional hair care products.  There was no where you could go to find all of these things in one place.  That is where Ulta stepped up to the plate, and in December of 1999 Ulta embarked on a multi-year strategy to transform the company from a discount beauty retailer to the incredible shopping experience it is today!  Today Ulta is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige , mass and salon products and services in the United States!  They also strive to offer an uplifting shopping experience through what they refer to as the "Five E's" : Escape, Education, Entertainment, Esthetics's, and Empowerment.
Escape:  They offer their customers a little escape from the stresses of everyday life by providing a comfortable and inviting shopping experience.
EducationThey staff their stores with a team of well-trained beauty consultants, professionally trained estheticians and stylists whose mission is to educate, inform and advise customers with whatever they may need.
Entertainment: The entertainment experience begins at home when the customer receives her catalog.  Their catalogs are specially designed to introduce their customers to the newest products and promotions and also includes invitations to come to Ulta and play, touch, test, learn and explore!
Esthetics's: They strive to create an inviting store and salon environment that exemplifies and reinforces the quality of their products and services. 
Empowerment: They are committed to creating an environment in which women feel empowered by both their inner beauty and outer beauty.


What do I have to say?
Ulta gave me the latest Lorac Limited Edition Box Office Hit Full Face Palette.  It included 12 beautiful shades of eyeshadow, 2 eyeliners, 1 blush, 1 bronzer and 8 lip colors.  It came in a luxurious Cabernet Croc Palette and it included everything you could possibly need to create a soft, natural look for day or a sexy, smokey party look for night.  I am no makeup artist but I was able to create a couple of cute eyeshadow looks that I have included below.  The first is made with the pink and gold colors and the second with the gray and black colors.  These colors are amazing and they made me feel so haute!  For everything included this set is an amazing value as well.  For just $35, anyone can look like a "Box Office Hit!"  This is a $210 value for just $35, you just can't beat that!!








Pros: Makeup went on very smoothly and did not feel caked on.  The eyeshadows contained some matte some with glitter and I really like anything that has glitter in it!  The eyeliners went on smoothly, though I prefer a liquid liner to a pencil liner, I do admit these were better than expected.  The mirror included is the perfect size to do your makeup anywhere and with the palette being so compact you can fit it into most purses and bring it with you anywhere for a midday touch up.  The palette is also very stylish and I love carrying it around with me.  Lorac is a very good brand all together and I really didn't expect less from them. 

Cons: Again, I don't usually like pencil liners.  The lip colors were not lipsticks but rather lip gloss, and while I prefer lipsticks to lip gloss, these glosses surprised me at how much they looked like lipstick when applied.  And finally the bronzer and blush were colors that didn't really fit my skin tone but looked beautiful on my friends skin.


Other Items I'd Like To Try from Ulta.com

Shimmer Lipstick


 Glitter Eyeliner
 


 Cream Shadow

  
Want your own? 
Why of course you do!!  How could you not want your own?  Well here's how!  All you have to do is visit Ulta and check out the amazing selection of the top of the line beauty and salon products they carry.  I promise you will be blown away!!  Selection is great but their prices are the best part about Ulta.  You just can't find a better value for these haute products!




You could always win one!
How you ask?  Well I'll tell you!  My friends over at Ulta have agreed to let me giveaway one Lorac Limited Edition Box Office Hit Full Face Palette to ONE lucky reader!  That's right!  You get a chance to look as amazing as I do! haha! Just kidding, but seriously you'll look amazing! All you have to do is....

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Ulta's website and come back and comment about one beauty or salon product you just can't live without!    ** Leave your email addys or I have no way of getting in contact with you!**
Extra Entries:
Like UltaFacebook(1 entry)
Like Shopaholic Mommy on Facebook (1 entry)
Like Lorac Cosmetics on Facebook (1 entry)
Follow Shopaholic Mommy via Google Friend Connect ( 1 entry)
Follow Shopaholic Mommy via Network Blogs (1 entry)
Blog about this giveaway and send me a link (3 entries)
Send a friend to enter this giveaway (3 entries)
Post on Facebook about this giveaway (2 entries)
Tweet about this giveaway (2 entries)


This giveaway will end Friday, January 21st at 8pm EST.  I will select ONE winner and they will have 48 hours to claim the prize or it will be given to another person.  US only please.


**I was given this product by Ulta for the purpose of a product review.  I was not given any money, only this free product, and these are my own unbiased opinions.**
 

59 comments:

  1. i would love to enter,i liked it on facebook ulta, i liked shopiholic mommy on facebook, i liked lorac on facebook.

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  2. i follow shopiholic mommy via network blog,sent a friend to join this giveaway and posted this giveaway on facebook

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  3. One item I can't live without is Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser. I liked Ulta, shopaholic mommy and lorac on facebook. I'm following shopaholic mommy on google friend connect and network blog. I posted about this giveaway on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=174792525891208&id=596140887

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  5. I like Ulta on facebook
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  6. I like shopoholic mommy on facebook
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  7. and i vant live without eye liner my email is toribanosflute@yahoo.com thanks!!

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  8. have liked ShOpaHolic Mommy on FB!

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  9. Have liked Ulta on FB

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  10. sending friends to enter this giveaway
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  11. I LOVE the ulta automatic eyeliner. i use it everyday :)

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  12. oh yeah:

    - i'm following your blog
    - i liked SMMH on FB
    - i liked ulta on FB
    - i liked lorac on FB
    - i posted this giveaway on FB
    - i posted this giveaway on Twitter

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  13. Ok Ashley got most of it. My blog is http://allthingsbeautiful-melissa.blogspot.com and of course my FB page. This is a great deal and who would't want Ulta cosmetics? The one product I couldn't live without is...the Hope in a jar for dry, sensitive skin. Where I live there is nothing better. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  14. Oh, forgot Twitter. Getting it now. email is melrose10101@gmail.com and Twitter is @melrose10101. Thanks again!

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  15. I can't live without my concealer.

    Ok so here is what I did
    On Fb I liked, you, ulta, and sephora. I did it under my full name so I'll send you a message on FB to let you know who I am
    I tweeted you and I am prettypackages.
    I put it on my blog http://wp.me/p16j7x-4P
    and I am following you on GFC!

    Good luck everyone!
    Oh and my email address is
    Prettypackgs@gmail.com

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  16. i blogged about this giveaway on blogg http://www.blogger.com/blog-this.g?t=+I+must+admit%2C+before+this+review%2C+I+had+never+heard+of+Ulta.%26nbsp%3B+Needless+to+say%2C+I+feel+very+sheltered%21%26nbsp%3B+I+can%27t+believe+I%27ve+lived...&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsogetthisproducts.blogspot.com%2F2011%2F01%2Florac-box-office-hit-palette-review-and.html%3Fspref%3Dbl&n=Shopaholic+Mommy%27s+Must+Haves%21%3A+Lorac+Box+Office+Hit+Palette+Review+and+Giveaway%21

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  17. i posted this give away on facebook!!! http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsogetthisproducts.blogspot.com%2F2011%2F01%2Florac-box-office-hit-palette-review-and.html%3Fspref%3Dfb&t=Lorac+Box+Office+Hit+Palette+Review+and+Giveaway%21

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  18. i cant live without with eyeliner i love ultas eyeliner!!!

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  19. i posted this on http://twitter.com/#!/tori1013/status/28621533240885248twiter

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  20. thanks u can contact me at toribanosflute@yahoo.com

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  21. i posted this on facebook!! and i love eyeshdow it is my favorite!!

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  22. Glitter Eyeliner
    Sounds really Neat!!!!

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  23. I like UltaFacebook
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  26. Lorac Limited Edition Box Office Hit Full Face Palette of course.. thats what I cant live without.
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  42. my email is toribanosflute@yahoo.com to contact me thanks!!!

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