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what to buy from the Sephora spring sale

Nita mann shares her picks from the sephora 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 9 – April 19 2020 to get 20% off
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members can shop April 13 – 19 2020 to get 15% off
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MAKEUP

FACE PRIMER
TATCHA The Silk Canvas Protective Primer: I bought this last year and have been a fan ever since! It gives your skin a nice blurred finish and feels good on!
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer: I’ve been using this the last couple of weeks and really love how hydrating it is!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer: This feels like velvet on your skin and does amazing under makeup!
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!

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.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint: If you are looking for something more lightweight but still provides a nice no makeup, makeup look then this is PERFECTION. I would buy this 100% as it’ll be perfect for those hot summer months coming up!! It also has SPF 40 and has great skincare benefits in it too! SPF, serum, foundation in one– I’m sold! Just be sure to powder down if you are more on the normal to oily side! I’m in shade 12.
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).
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.
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 tried this first out last year and really love 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!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush: Another beautiful powder! This one is kind of like a blush and a highlight in one. It’s beautiful!
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out: I’m a huge fan of cream and liquid blushes and this is a fantastic cream blush! It blends easily and feels really smooth on the skin! Gives you a great glow too!

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.
Nars Matte Bronzer: This is a really good matte bronzer especially for contouring and sculpting your face. It’s one of their best sellers!
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 6+ 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!

LASHES / MASCARA
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara: Curls, lengthens, does all the things. I used this a lot last year!
Lancôme Lash Idôle: This is by far my most used mascara over the last 4-5 months! I always get asked which mascara I use on stories and 100% of the times it’s this one!! I worked with the brand a while back and truly genuinely love this product SO MUCH. I’d get this one above all!
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
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette: My FAVORITE PALETTE!!
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!

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!
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.

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!
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!!

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!
Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette: I got this one last year and have really been loving it!! It has multiple shades for highlight and it’s the perfect glow with no chunks of glitter!

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!
Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip: If you’re more of a hydrating, lip tint kinda gal this one is for you!! It gives a nice color pay off all the while still feeling like a super hydrating chapstick/gloss. You can’t go wrong with any of the shades but I personally love Rose!
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb: Love this lip gloss! Fenty mastered the formula– it’s not sticky and keeps your lips super glossy all day!

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!
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!
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!
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Dark Spot Serum: This helps a lot with acne scars and dark spots! Ajeet uses this a lot, highly recommend!

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 & CLEANSER
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 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.

HAIR
No. 3 Hair Perfecter: This is great when you feel like your hair is super dry or feeling damaged and it needs a little TLC. I use this about once every 2 weeks and I like to keep it on overnight if possible and wash it the next morning.
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: Adding this to the list but I’m 99.9% sure this will sell out in seconds.

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!
St. Tropez x Ashley Graham Mousse Kit: I can’t give my feedback on this yet but I did purchase it and will try it out soon. I’ve seen great reviews on this so figured I’d at least share it on my blog post for y’all looking for a good self-tan mousse!
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.

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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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