6 Products To Help You Hit a Minimum Amount For Free Shipping At Ulta
We’ve kicked the old motto “shop ‘til you drop” to the curb, in favor of a slightly more responsible (but less catchy) one: “shop ‘til you hit the free shipping minimum.” When you’re scouring Ulta for the latest products to add to your arsenal, you may end up struggling to meet the $50 free shipping minimum. Then, in an attempt to surpass it, you’ll go overboard selecting all sorts of serums and shadows. The trickiest part of online shopping is managing to come in right around the minimum, without picking up any products you don’t really want or need. Be real, you know you’ve been guilty of blindly buying while trying to shop your way to free shipping. Thankfully, that’s where we come in. We did all the work for you, selecting six products—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands— to fill your Ulta cart with and receive free shipping.
Product Pick #1: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Everyone’s makeup bag should be stocked with a primer, and if yours isn’t, now’s your chance to pick one up. Once you have it in your hands, it’ll be only a matter of time until you’re religiously smoothing on primer every single day and singing its praises to anyone who’s willing to listen (or not). This primer in particular uses blurring technology to achieve smooth-looking skin, acting as the perfect skin prep for makeup.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer, $6.99 MSRP
Product Pick #2: Urban Decay Cosmetics Travel Size Meltdown Makeup Remover Dissolving Spray
Want to know one of our favorite ways to meet a delivery minimum? Of course, you do! The travel and sample sizes of popular products that cost a bit less than their bigger counterparts. We love this makeup remover from Urban Decay, not just because it comes in a travel size, but also because it helps dissolve long-lasting makeup, while still being gentle on sensitive skin.
Product Pick #3: NYX Professional Makeup Blemish Control Blotting Paper
If you’re prone to getting shiny or sweaty throughout the day, keep blotting sheets on your person at all times. That means tossing them in purses and pockets so that they’re always in reach. Trust us, you won’t be experiencing buyer’s remorse. Whenever you notice an oily area, simply grab a sheet and dab it against your skin. Excess oil and shine are instantly soaked up, all without messing up your makeup. Um, yes please!
Product Pick #4: L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Cleanser Exfoliate & Refine
This clay-to-mousse daily cleanser, formulated with 3 different clays and red algae, removes everyday impurities without overdrying the skin, but it doesn’t stop there. The cleanser also exfoliates for skin that feels smoother and looks healthier. Say goodbye to dead, dull skin cells and hello to a whole new complexion.
Product Pick #5: CeraVe Eye Repair Cream
A special cream for under your eyes may sound like living in the lap of luxury, but it’s actually a skin care basic—and we love to find formulas at an affordable price. Our passion for this eye cream from CeraVe is based not only on the affordable cost (although it doesn’t hurt), but also the benefits. Formulated with ceramides and hyaluronic acid, the repairing cream helps reduce the look of dark circles and puffiness, while restoring skin’s protective barrier. It’s (almost!) too good to be true.
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, $14.99 MSRP
Product Pick #6: Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Mask Soothing
When you aren’t sure what more you could possibly need, there’s always something else to add to your virtual cart—and that something, in this instance, is a face mask. We all need ‘me time’, right? Set up your own DIY spa day, pop on a sheet mask and enjoy. This hydrating sheet mask deeply comforts and soothes skin, making it an ideal choice for dry and sensitive skin types. Top it off with a couple of cucumber slices (price not factored in) and you’ll be feeling relaxed in no time.
Where does that leave us? With these six all-star products, your cart will total up to $50.99—just right for receiving your new favorites sans a shipping charge. Check out, then you can start (not so) patiently awaiting their arrival.