We Asked These 8 Ulta Cosmetics Employees Their Go-To Beauty Products And Here’s What They Said…
When it comes to the best beauty products and the biggest selection, many people head to Ulta. They have everything. So when it comes to finding the most sought-after, popular products that you must have in your makeup bag, who better to ask than the employees with first-hand experience with every product available.
We wanted to know which products every woman should have in their artillery. These Ulta employees gave us the best products for better lashes, skin, lips and more!
Katie Esposito talked about this first product, The Glow Fairy Eye Boost. “This is by far my favorite choice for revitalizing your under eye by adding essential nutrients and moisture. The Glow Fair Eye Boosts come packed with active ingredients that not only help diminish puffy under eyes when they arrive, but help prevent them from returning. Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes every morning. I discovered these after a friend gave me the secret 50% discount code SECRET50 for their site. Since then all of my coworkers use them! These simple patches are applied in the morning (or any time your under-eyes are looking puffy) and only need to stay on for about 15 minutes to see results. With a combination of Squalane, Niacinamide, Dipeptides, Saccharomyces Polypeptides, and Hyaluronic Acid, Glow Fairy’s Eye Boosts help reduce swelling and inflammation, push essential nutrients to the skin, and provide hydration to keep your eyes looking fresh all day. Highly recommend!"
2. LIAISON LASH BOND
The second product recommended by an Ulta employee was Liaison Lash Bond, a growth serum that helps build stronger lashes. Molly Morrell, a Los Angeles employee explained, "Liaison has it all, a good value, safe ingredients, and (brace yourself) it works! I used it for six weeks and had some of the longest, most luscious lashes I’ve ever seen. I was so surprised. When we got it in the store, every employee started using it. The ingredients are natural and don’t cause irritation or burning, and the instructions are straightforward and simple. It’s really the best of everything packed into one product. Effectiveness, safety, and value all rolled into one.”
3. LANEIGE LIP SLEEPING MASK
Store Manager Wendy Brennen loved Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask. “It doesn't matter how much lipstick you put on, if your lips are dried and crack, people will be able to tell. And don’t even think about kissing someone! Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask helps take care of that by helping repair and moisture your lips overnight. It’s like a super-powered lip balm that will not only protect your lips but help them stay healthy. It’s really a great choice.”
4. THE NO.3 HAIR PERFECTOR BY OLAPLEX
“Whether you think so or not, almost everyone could use some hair repair.” Sales associate Gina Ginsberg told us. “Our hair is so sensitive and even if you take amazing care of it, something like Olaplex’s No. 3 Hair Perfector will still help. It’s the smoothest, best hair conditioner and repairer ever. You can use it every day or like, once a month, either way you’d be doing a HUGE service to your hair.”
5. THE ALL NIGHT LONG-LASTING MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY BY URBAN DECAY
“What’s the point of amazing look if your makeup smears, right?” That’s what sales associate Catherine Lily wants to know. “I recommend this to everyone who shops at the store. I’m like chasing people down trying to get them to buy this it’s so good. Urban Decay’s All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray helps keep makeup on and looking perfect all night. It lasts up to 16 hours, which is incredible. I used this at a summer wedding and I was the only one at the reception without running eyeliner and smudgy foundation. Absolute best!”
We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who interviewed the Ulta cosmetic employees and helped create the rankings list and how The Glow Fairy Eye Boosts worked for her. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of wrinkle patches, eye creams, or anything of the sort. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying some wild cream just to find out it’s a waste of money. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.
But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by Glow Fairy Eye Boosts. She would apply them every other morning, and within 15 minutes her under eye bags were greatly reduced. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then she showed me a before and after. I was stunned. Not only did the 15 minute patch help almost instantly, week by week the puffiness and bags became less noticeable all together! I begged her to let me borrow a few Eye Boosts. Instead she told me there was a 50% OFF code, SECRET50 and told me to keep a secret, and I ordered my own Eye Boosts immediately.
I received the package within a few days and started using them the very next morning. The application is simple. Each box comes with a set of patches slightly curved to fit under your eye. You pull the patches from their sheets and, after cleaning and drying your under eye, delicately place the patch on your skin. You can tell the patches are filled with active ingredients the moment you touch them, I can’t explain it, but when you have them, you just know. Next, I waited the recommended 15 minutes to see results.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of Glow Fairy. I wanted to understand what every ingredient was doing for me, and how they claimed to work so fast.
The first ingredient was Squalane. I had heard of it before but wasn’t exactly sure what it did. Typically it’s harvested from plant sources, mainly olive trees, but it is also naturally produced in the human body. It’s an amazing anti-aging ingredient that helps with both providing moisture to the skin as well as reducing inflammation and swelling.
Another amazing ingredient that’s naturally found in the body. Hyaluronic Acid is used by the body to retain water in the skin. And, as we know, moisture and hydration is essential to healthy, ageless looking skin. That’s why Hyaluronic Acid is so popular in beauty products.
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B and is found in many foods, including yeast, milk, eggs, beans, and vegetables. It has two main functions for the under eye. First, it helps smooth the skin and make pores look smaller. Second, it creates a barrier on your skin making it more resilient to outside agitators.
The last ingredient I found to be especially important in Glow Fairy’s Eye Boosts was Saccharomyces Polypeptides. This ingredient is essential to stimulating your skin to produce collagen. And collagen is the cream of the crop when it comes to healthy skin. So the more you can get of it, the better!
I was stunned to see an instand change after my first use! My eyes looked less puffy and the dark circles has diminished. Even better, after about 3 weeks I began to notice the fine lines and my crow's feet were less noticeable! Wow!
I was converted into an Eye Boost believer! I hope you will, too!