Hey, beauty lovers! Guess what time it is? Yep, you got it – it’s the Sephora Holiday Savings Event! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on your must-haves and get a head start on your Christmas shopping! I’ve been on a beauty adventure, trying out tons of products so I can be your go-to bestie. Thanks for dropping by my site and trusting my beauty insights! Let’s jump right into the fun details, shall we? 😊💄🎁
TATCHA The Silk Canvas Protective Primer: I bought this a couple of years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since! It gives your skin a nice blurred finish and feels good on!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer: This feels like velvet on your skin and does amazing under makeup! My absolute favorite.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter: You can use this product as a primer, foundation or a highlighter! It’s really a great multi-purpose product that gives you a beautiful glow. I personally love using it right underneath my foundation! I wear shade 4.5.
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer: This is SO good under makeup!! It gives you the perfect texture so your makeup just grips on it like magnet. 10/10 recommend!!
FOUNDATION + CC CREAM
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation: This is still my current favorite foundation. Amazing, buildable coverage that is great for all skin types! I wear shade Barcelona.
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation: Another favorite of mine! It’s great for every day and photographs really well. Also another hit for brides!
Dior Forever Foundation: Pricey, but wanted to share because the formula makes your makeup look so airbrushed and flawless! I use this only on special occasions!
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick: This is the best stick foundation in the game!! I’m in shade golden tan (Summer) and Beige (winter).
Too Faced Born This Way: Love this for every day as well! It’s beautiful on the skin, hasn’t made me break out and gives great medium coverage.
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+: In case you’re looking for a CC cream with SPF– this is gold!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: My go-to! Hydrating, doesn’t crease, beautiful coverage! I wear shade custard.
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer: I tried this first out a couple of years ago and really love it! Long lasting- similar coverage as Nars + beautiful on the skin!
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush: MY FAVE! I have it in Love Glow & Pillow Talk Intense. Great pigmentation and gives a pretty glow too!
RARE Beauty Liquid Blush: MY FAVORITE LIQUID BLUSH!!! I have 3 shades, Believe being the best in my opinion. It has amazing reviews!! Liquid blushes last longer + give your skin a more healthy, youthful look because of how it radiates on your skin.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush: Another beautiful powder! This one is kind of like a blush and a highlight in one. It’s beautiful!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer: I’ve been using this + sharing it for years now. It’s still my go-to. Can’t beat it. I have shade Luminous Bronze Light.
Airbrush Matte Bronzer: This will last you forever! It’s very pigmented and lasts.
SETTING POWDER + SPRAYS
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder: I have shade 2 Medium. Sets your makeup flawlessly + doesn’t dry you out! I’m VERY picky about setting powders.
Laura Mercier: Y’all knew this was going to be included! I’ve shared this product for 8+ years. It’s amazing for your under eyes– truly brightens them up and locks your concealer in place without creasing. I get shade 1 fair to medium.
Urban Decay: You can’t go wrong with this setting spray– I feel like everyone uses it!!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray: Lately, this has been my go-to spray. It works just as well as the powder and I’m a sucker for the packaging!
Hourglass Setting Powder: Another face powder that does not dry out your skin and really brightens up your skin as well. 10/10.
LASHES / MASCARA
Ilia Limitless Mascara: I combine this with the Lancome Lash Idole a lot. This doesn’t clump and it helps lengthen your mascara so well!
Lancôme Lash Idôle: This is also on my top 5 mascara list! It’s super dark and great for a night out / moody eye look!
Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base: the only lash primer I use!
Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette: This is a really good everyday eyeshadow palette! It has tons of neutral shades with both matte and shimmer finishes.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Quad: Travel-friendly simple eyeshadow palette!
Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette: This is one of the few larger palettes that have all the good shades that you can use! It’s pigmented and beautiful!
Too Faced Better Than Sex Easy Glide Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner: Best liquid eyeliner! Not shiny, glides well and lasts!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner: This is a great pencil option that stays on all day! A makeup artist in New York told me to always go with a dark brown rather than black! It’s softer but still makes a statement! Shade ‘demolition’ is perfect.
Benefit Cosmetics Precisely My Brow Pencil: The one I use all the time! Love how precise it is + does an amazing job filling in! I get shade 4. Their goof proof pencil is good too, just slightly thicker!
Anastasia Brow Gel: I find that this brow gel holds better than any of the others I’ve tried. I’m linking the Benefit one down below too because it’s what I used to use and worked great too but I think this one holds my brows for longer!
Benefit Cosmetics 24-HR Brow Setter: Also a good brow gel option that I use often!!
Refybrow Sclup and Shape: This brow gel was trending on TikTok last year so I got it! It’s VERY intense and holds your brow shape incredibly well.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand: Truly, one of the best highlighters in the game. I’ll share a powder one with y’all but this is a game changer I promise!! I have shade spotlight. Watch my beauty bunch series on IGTV titled “highlighter” and you’ll see what this does!
Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette: I got this one two year ago and have really been loving it!! It has multiple shades for highlight and it’s the perfect glow with no chunks of glitter!
Rare Beauty Highlighter: LOVE this highlighter!! It’s hard to get your hands on though. The packaging is a bit fragile so I would not travel with it but it’s amazing.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips: Kim K.W.: such a pretty light nude!
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk: Cult Fave.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Liner: Another cult fave. Y’all know!
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper: Doesn’t tingle too much, lasts a few hours, hydrating.
La Mer Crème de la Mer: Pricey, but amazing during winter! I have super dry skin so sometimes I’ll apply as needed but if you suffer from super dry skin this is gold!
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask: CAN’T RAVE ABOUT THIS ENOUGH!! I freakin’ love it. It saves my skin, truly. When I feel acne coming, I put this one. It has niacinamide in it which is my favorite skincare ingredient. I use this as an overnight mask or sometimes as a moisturizer under my makeup. I stock up during the sale!
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer: I know some of y’all were eyeing this so I wanted to include it! It’s truly incredible but you have to use it right. Be sure to warm up the product with your fingers first before applying on your face!
TATCHA The Water Cream: I’m really getting into Tatcha lately. Been loving this moisturizer too + it’s oil free.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer – Ajeet uses this moisturizer on days when he’s outside a lot it really helps calm his skin down after a long day.
La Mer Eye Cream: Ugh, so good. Amazing for dark circles (I saw real results in 3ish months though). Such a good one but I know it’s pricey.
OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème: I think this would be a good dupe for the La Mer. Really targets dark circles—you’ll actually see a difference. Feels good when applying as well. Targets fine lines + wrinkles.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Mask: Love these masks!! I use them either at night or before applying makeup. So hydrating!
Summer Fridays CC Me Vitamin C Serum: LOVE THIS STUFF! Clean at Sephora + such a good vitamin C serum. I use this every day (not at night).
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%: This brand is already super affordable- not sure why their products are amazing?! Again, Niacinamide is my favorite ingredient. It really helps target blemishes + scarring. I’d test this out on a portion of your face because it can be a bit strong and may not be the best for super sensitive skin. I have somewhat sensitive skin and it didn’t give me any issues.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5: This one is good for all skin types. It’s hydrating but not greasy.
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula: Love that this is vegan, cruelty free and has clean ingredients. It’s a great oil to give you a beautiful glow. It also targets wrinkles and fine lines.
Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil: This is amazing for any redness you might have! Really helps calm the skin down + helps with blemishes too!
TONER & ESSENCE & CLEANSER
Fresh Kombucha Essence: This gives you loads of hydrating, lots of glow, and really helps dull/dry skin.
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Cleanser: 10/10 recommend! Great for sensitive skin + also takes off all your makeup! It doesn’t dry you out either.
K18 Leave-In Mask: I give this 10 stars!! It’s a leave-in mask that doesn’t weigh your hair down and visibly works so quickly. Great for damaged hair.
No. 7 Bonding Oil: I love adding this to the ends of my hair for that extra shine!
IGK First Class Dry Shampoo: This one is so underrated!! I love how it gives my hair such a fresh feel + removes literally all the oil possible! This is great but I also use Batisse and KORRES a lot!
Kérastase Nutritive Hair Mask: If you have super dry hair, this mask is for you! I use it once a week and have been for years!
Dyson Airwrap: Y’all already know how much I love the airwrap!! It’s one of the big ticket items that will sell out quick.
Drunk Elephant Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops: I mix this in with my moisturizer or serum. Gives your skin a nice glow/tan so sometimes I can easily get away without wearing foundation!
SUPERGOOP! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40: Brown girl friendly, all girl friendly SPF. No white or grey cast. It’s just fabulous + clean. They have a mattifying version if you have super oily skin! It’s called Matte Screen.