My June 2019 Platinum Beauty Bag review is ready. I track all Platinum Beauty Bag offers, but I like to review the ones I redeem. Sometimes, I don’t care too much for the bag and other times I do not have the budget for the bag. This is a bag where I had the budget and liked the items based on the preview, so my review will cover whether I think it is worth the $150 buy-in now that it is here. It is still available, so I hope my review helps some of you who are on the fence about picking it up. The recent Diamond Beauty Bag did not interest me at all, so I did not grab that one. Ulta claims this has a $262 value. Whenever there are errors in Ulta’s list (as there are here), I will only correct them in review articles (like this one). The tracking article will always have Ulta’s original list.
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Ulta Beauty June 2019 Platinum Beauty Bag Review
Platinum and Diamond members can receive this free 33-piece Beauty Bag with a $150 purchase from 06/03/19 through 06/15/19 (or while supplies last).
The 0.06oz NARS Full Size Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama is mistakenly labeled as full-size by Ulta. This sample is worth $18.84.
This is a pink-brown shade, which I love. For years, I leaned toward lipsticks that blend these shades together, and this color is right on point.
This shade was new to my collection, and I wore it today (box arrived yesterday). Like the other Velvet Matte Lip Pencils from this line, it is a comfortable feeling. My lips never feel dry. It fades evenly and does not accentuate lip lines. I do not have any dry patches right now, so I cannot review it that way.
I received a full-size 0.1oz Sleek Makeup Shattered Glass Lip Topper in Hoax in place of the Sleek Makeup full-size Fierce Felt Liner in Zodiac Black Ulta advertised. It retails for $7. My replacement is worth a $0.01 more, so that’s a score.
The pink and gold shift in this lip gloss are stunning. It has a lot of glitter, which you can slightly feel on the lips. I like that it is not sticky at all, but I hate the way it tastes. That alone will keep me from wearing it much. There is minimal transfer once this dries down a bit, so people who can tolerate the taste might prefer this to a traditional lip gloss when they want the glitter to stay on their lips for a while.
The 1oz Clinique Travel Size Take The Day Off Makeup Remover is worth $5.59. I still have not tried this, but I love the Lancome oil and water remover. My expectations for this are high.
The 1oz First Aid Beauty Travel Size Intense Hydration For Dry Parched Skin in Pink Grapefruit is worth $6. I love the regular Ultra Repair Cream so much that I labeled it a FabuFind and compared it to my beloved CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. My guess is I will enjoy this pink grapefruit version. When my body creams have fragrance, I tend to like them more.
The 1oz Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner is worth $1.88. I’ve tried the lotion form of this toner and I thought it was fine. That one was thicker. so it seemed more suited to my skin. This one does not have alcohol though, so I will try it.
The 0.7oz boscia Luminizing Black Mask is worth $8.50. This hurts so much when I remove it, because it pulls all the peach fuzz out of my face. It does pull other stuff out with it, so people who can tolerate pain probably like it. At a Rouge event, the boscia rep convinced me to try it again but avoid the areas with a lot of peach fuzz. After that advice, I ordered a point perk from Sephora to get it. My husband stole it. When I saw this kit had one, I knew I would finally get to try it again. Fingers crossed I get the benefits without the pain.
The 2oz Redken Travel Size Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam retails in this size for $10. I do not use mousse often, but I might keep this one. It claims it works on all hair types, gives medium hold, reduces frizz, and adds volume. That makes it seem like a hair product unicorn. We’ll see how it goes.
I received a 1.6oz Rituals The Ritual Of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel in place of the Rituals The Ritual Of Happy Buddha Happy Foaming Shower Gel. It is worth $2.25. The substitution is fine by me, because this is one of my favorite washes. It was not too long ago that I finished the last one of these I had, but I decided to work through things I already own before buying more. Well, I did not buy this. I really love all foaming washes, but there is something special about this one.
The 1.2oz Pureology Travel Size Style + Protect Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo is worth $5.40. I don’t use dry shampoo as much s I used to now that my old production is slowing down. This is one I have not tried yet, so I will keep it.
The 1.5oz Sexy Hair Travel Size Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray retails in this size for $7. I actually purchased one of these shortly after Ultaa offered it as a birthday gift, because I wanted to review it. Well, I never got around to testing it, so now I have two. My husband sometimes steals hair spray from me. He may take one.
The 1.7oz Matrix Travel Size Biolage ColorLast Shampoo retails in this size for $5. I will probably color my hair later this year, so I want all the color safe shampoo samples I can get.
The 1.7oz Matrix Travel Size Biolage ColorLast Conditioner retails in this size for $5. Of course I will pair this with the shampoo after I color my hair.
The 0.5oz Bumble and bumble. Travel Size Surf Spray is worth $4.71. Ulta mistakenly labeled this as 1.7oz. I actually own a 1.7oz sample of this and was excited to try it. My excitement wore off when I tried a different sea salt spray and did not like the texture it put it in hair. One day, I will try this. If I love it, I will keep this duplicate. Unless it gives me nice, soft waves, I will probably not love it.
The 0.4oz The One By Frederic Fekkai Travel Size One And Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray is worth $2.11. I have another sample of this, but I have not tried it yet. If it does not add too much texture or adds texture without roughing up my hair, I might keep this duplicate.
The 0.35oz drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo is worth $2.30. I did not like the white cast I got from regular detox, so I look forward to trying this. If the formula is nice like the other one, this could be a contender for a great dry shampoo.
The 3oz Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Body Wash is worth $1.69. This is a duplicate to my collection, but I could never have too much body wash. If I try the first one and enjoy it, I will keep this.
The 1.18oz Milani Make It Last Setting Spray is worth $5.81. Even though there is a lot of alcohol in this setting spray, I do like it. It does seem to help my makeup last longer and has a nice mist. If this sample has the same mister as the full-size one I already like, I mat keep it.
The 0.03oz Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero is worth $16.50. I really like this pencil on my top lid. It glides nicely (as the name suggests). This is a really smooth eyeliner, and I would reach for it all the time if it lasts longer in my water line.
The tarte Maneater Liquid Eyeliner is worth $9.71. I have a lot of liquid eyeliners open and do not want this to dry out before I get to it. Here’s hoping it works out.
The 0.17oz Versace Bright Crystal Eau De Toilette is worth $9.69. I had a small vial of this, but I had never worn it (that I could remember). After finally testing the vial, I’ve decided I will keep this mini. This is not as floral smelling as I thought it would be. There are a lot of floral notes, but it does have a lot of other scents built in.
I received a 0.16oz Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori Eau de Toilette in place of the 0.16oz Dolce&Gabanna Garden Eau De Parfum. It is worth $10.40. I did not own either fragrance, so trying either worked have worked for me. This one is quite floral, but I surprisingly like it. We’ll have to see how it wears. That is the real test.
I received a 0.05oz Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Essence in place of the 0.1oz DKNY Nectar Love Eau De Parfum Mini Rollerball. It is worth $3.12. I had a vial of the Cashmere Mist before this arrived. Since this says Essence after it, I will assume it is different and keep it. My nose is on sensory overload at this point, so I would not be able to smell the difference until later when I am not wearing ay fragrance.
The 0.5oz Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask is worth $5.20. I like this mask. It makes my skin feel more clean without feeling harsh or stripped.
The 0.35oz bareMinerals Dew Mist Setting Spray is worth $2.88. I like testing new setting sprays, especially when they add a dewy texture to my skin.
The 0.17oz it Cosmetics Confidence In A Gel Lotion is worth $2.45. My skin is dry, so I am just not into gel moisturizers. I save samples like this for my oily friends who raid my stash.
The 0.25oz StriVectin anti-wrinkle Wrinkle recode Line Transforming Melting Serum is worth $22.25. I like StriVectin products, because they usually deliver. My expectations for this one are high.
The 0.33oz Murad Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel is worth $6.50. I love trying acid peels, and this one is new to me. It looks promising.
The 0.35oz Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Cream is worth $9.88. I can always use more energy and this cream looks rich.
The 0.1oz No7 Line Correcting Booster Serum is worth $8.40. It blows my mind how expensive this is for a drugstore serum. I hope it justifies the price tag. There are some lines on my face that could use some correcting.
The 0.25oz smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer is worth $9. There is something in this formula that I am allergic to, because it gives me a rash. I always give these away, of course.
The 0.1oz BenefitCosmetics The POREfessional Primer Mini is worth $5.25. This is great at filling in pores and controlling oil, so I like it in the center of my face. My forehead and cheeks are too dry for this, so I tend to opt for one primer to do my whole face at once.
The 0.135oz Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss in Pinkwell is worth $7.91. This has a light peachy-pink sheen.
The Soap and Glory Gloss has a definite plumping effect. It tingles as it plumps, but the feeling while very noticeable is not unpleasant. On a 5 scale, the formula is about a 1.75 in stickiness, so it is not too bad. My only complaint is it does not last a long time. Even without food, the tingling/plumping wore off in less than two hours and the actual gloss did not last much longer than that.
I like the formula, but I will not keep this duplicate.
The 0.04oz Beauty Bakerie Better Not Bitter Flour Setting Powder is worth $1.92. If this did not arrive leaking powder, I would have gifted it to someone. It is a shame that there was no protective sticker to prevent this from happening. This is already a very small sample and most of the powder in it is wasted. I ordered the full-size recently and have not even tried it yet. Hopefully, the full-size has something that protects it from leaking like this. Otherwise, I will likely find a mess when I finally open it.
The Ulta Beauty Bag is approximately 6-1/2″ H x 11-1/2″ L x 2″ W. It is a nice size. I would have liked it more if it did not have the poms poms on it, but some people might like that. It’s hard to say what the value of the bag is. Usually, I add up the value on all the things I can and subtract the thing I can’t to get its value. However, Ulta had a lot of listing errors, which means the advertised value would be off. There is no way this bag is worth over $31.
Is the Ulta Beauty June 2019 Platinum Beauty Bag Worth the $150 Buy-in?
Ulta advertises the bag with a $262 value. I calculate the products I received minus the bag at $230.14. My personal value is at least $172.53 if I only keep the items I want to try, already know I love, or cannot gift to someone else (like the messy powder). That could go up if I keep more duplicates as I try them. There were some substitutions and some overestimated sizes, so I am confident in my values. People who receive the products listed might get closer to the advertised value, but they will not make it all the way either. With the NARS pencil as a sample (instead of the advertised full-size), the Surf Spray coming in much smaller than advertised, and a perfume vial taking the place of a rolleball, there was just no chance. My guess is the bag could go for $10 maximum, so the total value would be $240.14. It is not the best Platinum Beauty Bag I’ve seen and not even the best one I’ve redeemed, but I am happy. There are a lot of items I wanted to try and did not already own in here. Trying new things or getting a bunch of things I already love in a GWP are usually what push me over into grabbing it. It is still available if you are a Platinum or Diamond member who wants the bag and is willing to spend $150 on other items to get this.
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