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Ulta The Glow Up Kit Review + Coupon – March 2019

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Ulta recently released a new sampler kit- the Glow Up Kit!

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FYI – this box is still available for purchase!

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About The Box

The Box: The Glow Up Kit

The Cost: $20 + $5.95 shipping (this kit may also be available in store!)

Coupon: Check out the Free Gift with Purchase Page for all offers!

Ulta The Glow Up Kit Review

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The back of the box had information about the products included.

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We also received a $5 off coupon!

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NARS Blush in Orgasm, 0.12 oz – Estimated Value $22.50 (buy the full-size version for $30)

This blush is a cult classic for a reason, and I am stoked that we got such a generous size (about three-fourths the size of the full-size version). If you like this blush, we’re already over the cost of the box and we are on the first item. This pinky-peach blush with golden shimmer should work for a variety of skin tones, and I love that it can be applied lightly for just a hint of color.

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Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops in Gilded Honey, Full-Size! – Retail Value $32 (found on sale here for $22.40)

This liquid illuminizer is a caramel honey shade, and the watery texture means this can be blended into your moisturizer or foundation for added glow. Of course, you can use it as a highlighter on its own, and I enjoyed how easy it was to blend while giving a natural glow.

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LORAC Light Source 3-in-1 Illuminating Primer in Dusk, 0.33 oz – Estimated Value $11.67 (buy the full-size version for $35)

I was surprised by how much I loved this- I am seriously considering buying the full-size! Using this bronze shimmery primer underneath my tinted moisturizer gave me an absolute glow, but it didn’t look too fake on my pale skin. This can also be worn as a highlighter or mixed into your heavier foundation, but I think this really shines (pun intended) under a light coverage foundation or BB cream.

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Here are the Laura Geller drops, the Nars blush, and the Lorac primer swatched. I blended the drops and the primer out a little bit to show you the colors are more wearable than they look, but they can definitely be blended out even more

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BECCA First Light Priming Filter, 0.5 oz – Retail Value $21

Here is another primer that looks amazing under light-coverage foundation! The lavender-pearl complex brightens dull skin while minimizing imperfections, making your skin look like you got 8 hours of sleep even if you only got 4. I love Becca, and this primer is one that works well under both light coverage and heavier coverage foundations (though the brightening effect can be masked if you go full-coverage).

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Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, 0.5 oz – Estimated Value $7.50 (buy the 1 oz version for $15)

This cult-favorite setting spray sets your makeup and makes it stay. I love using this in the humid Louisiana summers because without a good setting spray I am wasting makeup due to how quickly it will melt off. This is one of the better setting sprays I have tried, and I am always happy to have more samples (especially because I can’t bring myself to pay the price for the full-size version).

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Julep Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil, 0.14 oz – Estimated Value $5.04 (buy the 1 oz version for $36)

The ingredient list on this oil is fabulous – rosehip seed oil, bergamot oil, Vitamin E, and shea butter ethyl esters. I thought this was a great night time oil, but it would probably be a little too heavy for morning use unless you have dry skin. I also love adding drops of facial oils to my moisturizer at night, and another way to use them is by adding a few drops to your face mask to keep them from drying out your skin (if it is a clay mask) and adding extra moisture.

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Here I am trying to use as many items from the box as I could! I used the Lorac primer under my tinted moisturizer, and then I added the Nars blush to the apples of my cheeks. I used the Laura Geller drops as my eyeshadow and along the high points of my cheekbones, and I set everything with the Urban Decay setting spray. Other than that, I used my own lipstick (from an upcoming Kokobox review!), mascara, and eyebrow gel. I literally was glowing, and I loved it.

The Verdict: I think this is my favorite set from Ulta that I have tried- I really enjoyed all of these products! I thought the sizes were generous, and it included a great mix of new-to-me products and cult classics. Plus, three different samples were worth more than the cost of the box by themselves. Value-wise, I calculated a total value of $99.71, which is a bit insane (and awesome!).

The Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available!

Coupon: Check out the Free Gift with Purchase Page for all offers!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $25.95 and I calculated a total value of $99.71, which means you’re paying approximately the following per item (and less if you pick this up in store!):

  • Nars Blush: $5.84
  • Laura Geller Drops: $8.37
  • Lorac Primer: $3.04
  • Becca Primer: $5.45
  • Urban Decay Setting Spray: $1.96
  • Julep Oil: $1.31

What do you think of the Glow Up Kit from Ulta? Are you going to grab one?

Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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Comments (8)

  1. This is such an amazing deal and great review. I bought my kit as soon as I saw the review on MSA. What pushed me over the edge was the orgasm blush since it’s worth more than the box cost. Fortunately, they had it in store so I didn’t pay shipping. Thank you for what you do!

  2. Great review! Loved the look! This is one of the best Ulta kits I’ve seen!

  3. 😍😍😍 must have!!

  4. Thank you so much for the awesome review! I have 4000 points saved up now at Ulta and I’m trying to hold out for when one of those huge beauty bags come out for Diamond/Platinum members as a GWP for $160 Purchase, but I really want to get this box since this great review. I’m scared they may sell out if I wait, so I’m just gonna have to do a separate purchase lol 😉 Love that lip color btw. I just got the Buxom lip cream in a peach/pink shade like that and I’m loving the shade for the spring and summer. Ok….enough of my rambling. Thanks again 😀

  5. I bought the box and love all the items. Great review as always.

    • Thanks for reading, Kristine!

  6. Thank you, Jessica. You look gorgeous. Your lip color is so cute, I’m looking forward to reading your review.

    • Sundari, you’re too kind!

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