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what to buy from the Sephora spring sale

I’m excited to share my picks from the Sephora Spring Sale!! I look forward to their sales (comes twice a year) because I stock up on all my favorites + I always buy a few items to test out too! Y’all know I’m a beauty junkie– I’ve tried and tested so many things so I can be the best resource for y’all as possible! Thanks for visiting my site + trusting me when it comes to all things beauty! 🙂 Now lets dive into the details!

Rouge members can shop April 17 – May 1 2020 to get 20% off
VIB
members can shop April 21 – 29 2020 to get 15% off
Beauty Insider members can shop April 23 – 27 2020 to get 10% off

MAKEUP

FACE PRIMER
Fenty Primer: This is too good. It gives your skin a nice blurred finish + lays really well under any foundation!
TATCHA The Silk Canvas Protective Primer: The reviews are too good so I had to share! Adding to my cart.
Too Faced Hangover Primer: For my gals with dry skin– this is your jam!! SO hydrating!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer: This feels like velvet on your skin and does amazing under makeup!

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.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation: This is also fantastic! It’s usually a go-to for brides because of how long-lasting it is + gives you no flashback.
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 Airflash Spray Foundation: Pricey, but wanted to share because the spray feature literally makes your makeup look so airbrushed and flawless! I use this only on special ocassions!
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!

PS- if you are looking for a great matte, great coverage foundation– this is the one. I don’t use it because I have super dry skin but it’s good for normal to oily skin!

CONCEALER
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: My go-to! Hydrating, doesn’t crease, beautiful coverage! I wear shade custard.
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer: This is definitely a blend between Tarte Shape Tape + Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. Insane coverage and not drying at all!
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector: DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS! This is hands down my #1 beauty product I’d recommend to anyone. It’s amazing for dark circles but also hydrates your under eyes to give you a more youthful look!! I get shade light to medium.
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer: I’ve been testing this out the last few weeks and have really been loving it! Long lasting- similar coverage as Nars + beautiful on the skin!

BLUSH
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!
NARS Liquid Blush: Liquid blushes last longer + give your skin a more healthy, youthful look because of how it radiates on your skin. This one is beautiful from Nars!
BAREMINERALS Bounce & Blur Blush: Another one I reach for often! Love the formula and this is definitely one of the longer-lasting blushes in the market!

BRONZER
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.
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer: A cult favorite!! I have shade natural bronze

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 5+ 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: My go-to setting spray and truly everyone’s favorite.

LASHES / MASCARA
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara: Curls, lengthens, does all the things. Been using this for a while!
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara: Also another favorite!
Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base: the only lash primer I use!
Grande Cosmetics MD Lash Enhancing Serum: If you’re looking to grow your lashes and get them healthier– this is really good!

EYESHADOW
Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette: Great neutral palette!
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow: A splurge, but such a pretty palette for spring/summer. AMAZING PIGMENTATION.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Quad: Travel-friendly simple eyeshadow palette!

EYE LINER
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon: Excellent liner!
Too Faced Better Than Sex Easy Glide Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner: Best liquid eyeliner! Not shiny, glides well and lasts!

EYEBROW
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!
Benefit Cosmetics 24-HR Brow Setter: 100% recommend grabbing. Locks in your brows all day, styles them well and is just so good! I share this a lot.

HIGHLIGHTER
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand: Truly, the best highlighter 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!
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter: Truly, gold.

BRUSHES / SPONGES
Hourglass Veil Powder Brush: Amazing dual ended brush for powder & blush!
Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7 Brush: My foundation brush!
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Complexion Brush: I get asked about this brush a lot!! It’s dual ended, great for foundation + concealer.
Beauty Blender: Stock up now!! The dupes don’t even compare!

LIP
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips: Kim K.W.: such a pretty light nude!
IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips: creamy yet matte! LASTS ALL DAY LONG. Great formula!!!
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.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask: One of the best lip masks!

SKINCARE

MOISTURIZER
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!
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream: I love DR. Jart masks—but I did try this cream and it’s incredibly hydrating and has amazing reviews!
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.

EYES
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.
BIOSSANCE Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream: This one is good if you are really targeting wrinkles/fine lines. Doesn’t help for dark circles though imo!
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Mask: Love these masks!! I use them either at night or before applying makeup. So hydrating!

SERUMS
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.
Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Brightening Serum – Ajeet uses this to help even his skin tone and he raves about it all the time!

OILS
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
OLEHENRIKSON Dark Spot Toner: This is definitely a strong toner that has AHAs that really target dark spots and uneven texture if you need something for that!
Fresh Rose Toner: I’ve had this in my skincare cabinet for years. It’s great for sensitive skin!!
Fresh Kombucha Essence: This gives you loads of hydrating, lots of glow, and really helps dull/dry skin.

MISC

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.
L’Occitane Hand Cream – Y’all know that L’Occitane is the undisputed queen of hand creams! This is a must have in your travel bag.

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1 Comment

  1. Julie McCarter
    April 26, 2020 / 4:55 PM

    This is a great post Nita! I love the recommendations!! The Too faced foundation is a fave of mine as well as the Urban Decay setting spray! Both are so good!! You list so many things I want to try, especially the CT products ! I wasn’t able to purchase anything during this sale, but I’m keeping these recommendations for the next one! ❤️

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