YAY Sephora is doing a sale! Here’s what you need to know. Now through 8/24, take $15 off your purchase of $75 or more OR $20 off your purchase of $100! Use code WELCOMEBACK. This isn’t as big of a sale as their twice yearly beauty insider sale (that post has even more Sephora picks!) BUT it’s a great time to treat yourself to some new goodies OR spend a little bit to get toward your goal to get to that next status level.
Sephora Sale Picks!
I treated myself to a few things… favorites that I love and used up: my beloved Necessaire lotion, a new Biossance lactic acid (I was all out), my fav KOSAS lipstick (rosewater!), and then this eyebrow pen because I was curious about it.
Recent Sephora Favs
I LOVE this bronzy eye palette and can’t recommend it enough. So pretty for blue eyes!
General Skincare Picks…
It’s no secret that I LOVE Biossance. Everything they make. They’re probably my favorite skincare brand. My top picks are their plant-based retinol alternative, their lactic acid (it’s better than the Sunday Riley – read this post to learn more), and this eye cream.
Tata Harper Everything! Duh. I am absolutely obsessed with this brand. If I had to pick just two items it would be the resurfacing mask (holy grail FAVORITE MASK EVER) and the cleansing oil (the best, most luxurious oil cleanser ever but it’s $$$ so get it during the sale!)
Summer Fridays is another fav brand. The Jet Lag mask is probably my all-time favorites (full review here; it’s the perfect fix whenever my skin is really dry + dehydrated and I LOVE it on the plane).
Charlotte Tilbury always. If I could only have one cosmetic brand to shop for the rest of my life it would be CT. I love this highlighting primer and this magical face filter. And Pillowtalk lipstick is the only lipstick I own multiple tubes of (one at home, one in the gym bag, one in my purse) because it is the prettiest natural pink lipstick ever.
Ilia has become another big favorite brand. I am going to do a post and video about them because their products are SO GOOD. Honestly, I could switch my whole cosmetic routine to their products BUT a few standouts are this eyeshadow palette (in warm – I apply with a wet brush and the finish is perfection), their mascara, their eyeliner (the BEST LINER) and their concealer.
My favorite bronzer ever. I’ve been using this since 2006 – it was one of the first luxury beauty products I ever bought!
Speaking of bronzing, the Drunk Elephant bronzing drops are fantastic. I like doing a drop or two mixed in with my Dr. Bader (and then skipping makeup).
This setting powder (and the brush!) I will be honest, I may like the brush even more than the powder but it’s such a pretty powder. It’s very very similar to the Chantecaille powder I always talk about but a better price. (I may actually like this more – still deciding).
The BeautyBlender. I’d be lost without mine. I use it for everything from blending my foundation and highlighter to fixing eye makeup mistakes.
You should also watch this video (Makeup for Idiots, ha!) …everything featured is available at Sephora!
This body serum is LIFE and it is always sold out so GET IT before it sells out. It’s another holy grail product. I use it all the time – if you watch my beauty empties series, you know that I go through tubes and tubes of it. But it leaves your skin so soft… it gently exfoliates while also moisturizing. I use it every single day. If my skin is extra dry I put body oil on over it.
This is my favorite candle in the world. I have talked about it here over and over again. It smells a lot like Le Labo Santal 26 (a sexy fireplace) but it’s a lot less expensive. ($34) I also always buy a few sets of these eye patches. I love them for me but they also make fun last-minute gift for a girlfriend.
These sunless tanning drops (I use “medium”) are pure magic. Mix in a couple drops with any moisturizer for a major glow that lasts several days.
On the Hair Care Front…
This is my favorite blonde shampoo… and I’ve tried so many!
I am hardcore on the Olaplex train. I’ve been doing it once a week and my hair is SO MUCH SOFTER. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it also meets Sephora’s clean standards. I thought for sure that this was going to be a “dirty but worth it” product.
PS – This post talks all about my skincare routine and how I alternate Dr. Bader with retinol and Vitamin C. I know it can get a little confusing!