It’s here, it’s here! The Sephora Spring Sale is one of my favorite sales of the year. It’s the time to restock on tried and true favorites, and perhaps take the plunge on items you’ve debated purchasing for months. Navigating through all of the different products, along with the hundreds of reviews can be quite overwhelming, so I’m here to narrow down some of my personal favorites. In addition to that, I am going to share a few of the purchases I made this morning.
Sale starts TODAY for Rouge Members with code SPRINGSAVE. Savings for VIBs start 4/21, and for Insiders 4/23.
PREP & PRIME
SUMMER FRIDAYS Jet Lag Mask: This uber-dewy, hydrating mask is noncomedogenic and soothes thirsty, stressed-out skin by steeping it in a nourishing mix of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts. Skin looks instantly renewed, radiant, and ready for anything. I often keep this on my face overnight, and then wash off in the morning! I also really love this Summer Fridays Overtime Mask.
FIRST AID BEAUTY Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer: It’s a superfood-powered, oil-free priming moisturizer that visibly brightens and smooths while giving skin a dewy glow. If you’re looking for a new skincare line to try, definitely consider First Aid Beauty. I’ve tried many of their products and find them to be great quality, gentle on the skin, and priced appropriately. A lot of my readers have also sent me messages that they love this brand, and it’s helped some of their skin issues they were experiencing [dryness, rosacea, acne]. I talk a lot about skincare, and personally use this collection every day [not sold at Sephora], but realize the price point is not for everybody so like to recommend other good options like FAB.
BECCA Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer: This cooling primer diffuses light around the under-eye area and preps the skin for smooth makeup application. It’s meant for tired under eyes, like mine! The velvety texture melts into skin, helping to blur the appearance of fine lines. It’s meant to hide the look of dark circles, and make eyes look more awake. With this particular product, more is more! Be sure to use a generous amount for best results.
BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector: [Shade: Light to Medium] A full-coverage color corrector that uses light to brighten the look of dark under-eye circles. This mama needs allllll the help I can get for my dark under-eyes! I put this on before applying concealer.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter: [Shade: 3 Light/Medium] Hollywood Flawless Filter is a customizable complexion booster that can be used as a primer, highlighter, or can be mixed with your foundation to get a perfected dewy finish or glow. The ingredients help to soften focus, illuminate skin, and make lines and pores appear smoother. I LOVE this product, and often use it in replace of foundation on good skin days. For days I’m wanting fuller coverage, I put this on first as a primer.
DIOR Dior Forever Skin Glow 24h* Wear Radiant Perfection Skin-Caring Foundation: There’s a few full coverage foundations I could recommend, but am really trying to narrow down my suggestions for you! [Too Faced Born This Way Foundation came in at a close second]. On a day to day basis, I keep things pretty light on my face, and opt for more of a tinted moisturizer/CC cream. I really hate when you can see foundation sitting on top of skin, and find a lot of formulas to be too thick for my liking. This one is a medium-to-full-coverage foundation that remains flawless for up to 24 hours, in a radiant finish with SPF 35. I need to actually repurchase it in another shade, as I was color matched in an unusually pale state. Thankfully, I have this D-Bronzi serum [more on this below] to warm up my current foundation, so I can still use it.
DRUNK ELEPHANT D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops: This serum is a definite repurchase for me! It defends against pollution and environmental stressors, while delivering a bronzy glow. Like sunshine in a bottle, without the damaging effects. Add a drop of this to any serum, moisturizer, or foundation for a beautiful, bronzed glow!
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder: [Shade 1 to set the under-eye area. Shade 2 to set the face] This ultra-fine powder technology gives you an immaculate complexion that acts like a luxe, micro-fine cashmere veil on top of your skin for a bright, perfecting finish. This product doesn’t cake or sit in lines. Rose wax and almond oil hydrate the skin throughout the day and enable the powder to blend on flawlessly, while reducing shine. Nourishing actives work to soothe and restore skin, while light-reflecting ingredients diffuse light as it hits your face for a luminous complexion and even finish all day. It’s perfect if you suffer from an oily T-zone or complexion, or if you want a flawless retouched finish to your makeup.
HOURGLASS Vanish™ Airbrush Concealer: [Shade ordered: Sepia] I’m really excited about this concealer! I’ve heard its awesome, from trusted sources. Based on the color descriptions, I ordered Sepia…. hoping it’s a match! It’s described as a crease-resistant, light-reflecting liquid concealer that blends seamlessly into skin and diffuses the look of pores and fine lines. The highly pigmented formula evens skin tone to conceal the appearance of dark circles, blemishes, and other imperfections for a smooth, natural, and airbrushed finish.
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask: I don’t go a night without this leave-on lip mask! It soothes and moisturizes beautifully!
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Lipstick: [Shades: Pillow Talk, Bitch Perfect, Kim K.W.] I have very dry lips, and have a hard time wearing lots of lipstick formulas. Even the matte formulas from Charlotte Tilbury work for me! I own about 10 colors total, but these three are my most worn.
GRANDE COSMETICS GrandeLASH™ – MD Lash Enhancing Serum: This award-winning lash enhancing serum infused with vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids to promote naturally longer, thicker-looking lashes in just four to six weeks, with full results in three months. It’s a favorite for helping to enhance short or thinning lashes, and it’s also ideal for restoring the appearance of brittle or damaged lashes.
LANCÔME CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base: With just one sweep, this iconic mascara primer evenly coats lashes to maximize the results of your favorite mascara. The conditioning formula, infused with micro-fibers and vitamin E, adds a look of extra length and thickness to lashes. At night, this can also be used as a lash mask to nurture lashes.
LANCÔME Monsieur Big Mascara: This creamy, lengthening mascara with a gel-like texture does not require touch-ups. This voluminous mascara glides smoothly onto lashes for an even, buildable, and clump-free application. Eyelashes appear extra intense due to black-boosting polymers and an intense grade of rich black pigments.
IT COSMETICS Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil: [Universal Taupe] This award-winning brow pencil takes the guesswork out of finding your perfect shade. Developed with plastic surgeons and infused with nourishing antioxidants, biotin, and green tea, it transforms to all hair colors based on how much pressure you apply to create your most natural-looking eyebrows.
DYSON Airwrap™ Styler: [Complete Styler] Some of you may be confused by this recommendation. Only a few months ago, I was on Instagram Stories sharing how much I did NOT think this was worth the hype. So, let me explain… I originally purchased the smoothing set, which doesn’t include two of the brush attachments that come with the complete set. I also originally purchased this for styling and curling my hair, not necessarily as a glorified blowdryer. My hair is just too thick and heavy for the curling attachments to be used. After I returned it, I started seeing more rave and rave reviews. I wanted to love it, especially since it dries hair quickly without extreme heat. So, I got out of my head that this is a curling tool, and accepted that it’s meant to give a really good blow out. It’s been sitting in my shopping cart for well over a month now, and once the sale started, I finally pulled the trigger. Hoping I love it as much as everyone else does!
OLAPLEX Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3: This at-home concentrated treatment strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving its look and feel.
KÉRASTASE Discipline Anti Frizz Smoothing Spray: Love this anti-frizz protection spray that offers frizz control up to 72 hours, heat protection up to 450°F, AND adds shine!