Hey Friends! Sephora just announced their fall 2020 VIB sale and the dates are quickly approaching! Figured I would recap some of my recommendations and also tell you guys what all is on my wish list this year! Some information about the sale can be found Above!
I will try to keep my recommendations down to only those I truly would suggest spending money on that way we aren’t here for weeks!
Skincare is my soft spot so I have tons of favs for lots of great reasons! I’ll go in order of how I would apply skincare so it will be a bit more organized!
Cleanser– I have been a big fan of the BeautyCounter CounterControl Pore Cleanser for months now! I suffer from cystic acne so ingredients in this like Salicylic acid help fight off those bumps! This also does a great job at gently exfoliating my skin.
Toner– The Glycolic Acid 7% Toning solution from The Ordinary has been my number one toner for years now for good reason. Glycolic acid is an exfoliating chemical but at 7% it is a more gentle amount so it exfoliates without leaving skin sensitive. Great for acne prone skin!
Vitamin C Serum– Drunk Elephant’s C Firma wins again- I’ve purchased 4 bottles so far and plan to pick up my 5th during the sale. Hands down the best vitamin C serum on the market! Classified as “Clean beauty” by Sephora standards and gets the job done! Skin is much brighter and glowing after only one use!
Hydration Serum- Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Age Defying Serum wins here- Y’all, it’s boujee and expensive but she is WORTH IT! My skin feels absolutely incredible when I use this. If I skip a day or two I can always tell. This plumps up my skin and revitalizes it!
Retinol- Drunk Elephant A-Passioni wins this one- It’s a 1% formula and does an incredible job! I do notice mild peeling and sensitivity if I go a few weeks without using and start back up, but after using it every 3 days for about a week or so my skin adjust perfectly! Truly can notice a difference when using this. Also VERY great for acne prone skin as well!
Eye Cream- Olehenrikensen Banana Bright Eye Cream wins this one by a landslide. Easily the only eye cream i’ve ever used the visibly brightens my under eye and makes me look so much more well rested. Packed with vitamin C, this power house is sure to cure those dark spots!
Moisturizer– I have 2 favs, both by the same brand which comes as no surprise. The first is the one I use in the summer and that is the Drunk Elephant Protini moisturizer. This one has a lightweight almost gel like consistency and is packed full of polypeptides which help keep your skin youthful. Its perfect for summer months! My second is the Drunk Elephant LaLaRetro Whipped Moisturizer- This one is a creamy texture and is much thicker and heavier than the first. Packed with ceramides, this one is sure to help dry skin stay hydrated!
Face Masks– The Ordinary Peeling Solution is hands down my fav peeling mask. It doesn’t truly make you peel, but it contains AHA/BHA and helps the skin exfoliate over time! I have used it for years and its so good! Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask takes the cake for best overnight hydration mask. This is such a game changer when my skin just needs a pick me up and a burst of hydration!
On to the fun stuff! Just for the record, I have dry skin with oily t-zone. I can use any type of product and am not sensitive to anything. So please keep that in mind when taking makeup suggestions from me!
Primer- Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is my fav! It’s not truly a primer, but I use this to give my skin a natural glow! If you have oily skin, you would not like this at all! But my girls who love to have a dewy complexion, this is the best!
Concealer- Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer is hands down the BEST concealer i’ve ever used. The formula is creamy and blends out so easily but gives such good coverage. I use this in areas I want to cover up redness or whatever it may be and it does an amazing job for me!
Cream Contour– My fav from Sephora is the Tarte SEA Breeze cream contour but I believe it is OOS and not coming back 🙁 what I use right now is from Trestique and is not sold at Sephora!
Blush- I don’t have a fav powder blush from Sephora that I use, but my favorite cream choice is Tower 28 Beauty BeachPlease tinted lip and cheek color in Magic Hour. This blush you guys, it’s a game changer. Such a perfect neutral rosy tone blush that just gives life to the skin!
Powder– I have two that I use daily- This first is the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder in shade Medium. This is hands down my all time favorite setting powder ever. If I ever attempt to do my makeup without this, I can visibly tell a difference immediately. Leaves skin looking airbrush without looking powdery. The second is the Hourglass Ambient lighting powder in shade dim light. This can be used as all over setting powder but I specifically use this only under my eyes and areas I want to brighten up and give a glowy appearance to. This takes your makeup from flat to stunning in seconds!
Setting Spray– Hands down the new Charlotte Tilbury Transfer Proof Setting Spray– This not only locks makeup in place all day, but gives you the most gorgeous glow without being too dewy. It also smells incredible! Pricy, but a little goes a long way!
Eye Shadow Palette– The new Lawless mini palettes have my heart! These shadows blend out effortlessly and create the most beautiful eye looks in seconds! I specifically own the Baby One Mini Eyeshadow palette and it has become the only palette I reach for anymore!
Brow Gel– Since having my eyebrows microbladed (best decision ever) I only use brow gel for my brows. My favorite for years now has always been the Benefit 24 hour brow setter. This locks brow hairs in place and keeps your brows looking flawless all day!
Mascara– Recently i’ve had 3 favs for different reasons. First is the Tarte Surfer Curl mascara– This truly makes my eyelashes lift and curl in the best way possible! The next is the new one from Charlotte Tilbury- Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes– This is a HUGE game changer in my lash length and volume. Does such an amazing job but is a very wet formula so light hands work best! Last but not least is the Ilia Limitless lash lengthening mascara– This does exactly what is claims to do. Lengthens lashes and makes my eyes look so stunning! Between all 3 my top pick is definitely the Ilia!
Shampoo/Conditioner– Some of my favorite hair products are from Briogeo and shampoo/conditioner is no exception. My fav (and my husbands fav) is easily the Be Gentle Be kind Banana Shampoo & Conditioner. This leaves my hair feeling so exceptionally clean and shiny and smells heavenly!
Hair Oils– Moroccanoil Treatment will forever win this category. I always take a few drops of this and run it through the ends of my hair to leave my hair feels hydrated, soft and shiny! Also smells incredible!
Hair Mask– Olaplex No 3 wins this one by a landslide. I use this once a week and leave it on overnight and my hair feels incredible after styling the next day. Seriously a game changer in my hair routine!
Hair Tools– The T3 curling irons always have my heart. I personally have used the 1 inch curling iron for years and love it. I specifically use it as a wand without the clamp to achieve beach waves! I also just recently received the Curl ID 1.25 Curling Iron and am growing fond of it. The larger barrel gives me more bouncy curls and the technology in this curling iron is amazing. You can control the heat settings by telling it what type of hair you have and it will adjust heat to keep heat damage at a minimum!
Leave In Treatment– the Briogeo Roscaro Milk Reparative Leave in Treatment has been my all time favorite for years now. This does such an amazing job at leaving my hair soft and shiny all while locking in moisture and protecting my hair from heat damage!
Lotion– The Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum (pronounced Boom boom) cream is hands down the most heavenly fragranced and the most moisturizing lotion you’ll ever use. The scent lingers all day and leaves you feeling like you just stepped off the Hawaiian islands!
Body Wash– L’Occitane Cleansing & Softening Shower oil will forever be my favorite. This leaves your body feels so soft and smells like heaven.
Fragrance– I have tons of favorites but the one I will be picking up for myself in the full size is the Armani Beauty Si Passione Eu De Parfum ( red bottle). wowww is all I can say for this one. It mixes so well with my body chemistry and stays very much announced all day long!