The Sephora Spring sale is here! This is the sale to stock up on the products you love or try something new. When I asked my Instagram followers, what they wanted to see, it came down to makeup bag must haves. So let’s break it down. If I had to pick one from each category, this is it:
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Here’s my top choices for foundation, concealer etc:
Iconic London Radiance Booster in Champagne Glow. This is similar to the CT Hollywood Flawless Filter, but I prefer Iconic London. I feel like it smooths everything better and it really looks like a “filter”. You can wear under makeup like your primer, or alone for glow skin. It has a little color to it so it will give you a hint of coverage.
Makeup Forever HD Skin Undetectable Longwear Foundation: You know I love the Armani Lumunious Silk, but this foundation is the closest dupe I’ve tried. It’s so good. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately an dit looks good applied with a brush or beauty sponge.
Rose Inc Softlight Clean Dewy Hydrating Concealer in shade LX 010 for under my eyes (I like a bright under eye) and the Dior Backstage Concealer for blemishes or dark spots. I wear this in shade 2N. Love the brush on the Dior one…I think it would be good for under eyes too. It’s not cakey and stays on well.
The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder in shade Fair 1 is my go to setting powder. I use this to set my under eye concealer and lightly dust on my t-zone. It’s so light and Is like “your skin but better”. You can use it with a damp beauty blender or small detail brush to get under your eye and around the nose.
If you like a loose powder, the Givency Prisme Libre Loose Powder in 3 Voile Rose is gorgeous and looks amazing under your eyes.
CONTOUR + HIGHLIGHT
I am very selective when it comes to contour, bronzer and highlight. I’ve tried so many brands over the years, but these are my top choices:
Liquid – Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in shade 8 Deep. I just posted a tutorial on my stories for this and show how I apply. I do not recommend if you are new to contour, this is for someone who feels more experienced with creams and liquids. I recommend using this brush and a very light hand.
Powder – Fenty Sun Stalk’R Face + Eye Bronzer Palette. This palette is truly your “one and done” product. You can use for eyes, bronzer, contour. I love the Fenty powders. They are velvety and have a nice range of shades. I personally love that they are more cool toned and don’t look too orangey on my skin.
Liquid: Iconic London Illuminator Liquid Highlight in Champagne. I’ve been using these for years and I still reach for them in my makeup bag. The consistency is watery so you can mix in with foundation or pat in at the end of your makeup routine. I like to apply on the bridge of my nose, cupids bow and top of my cheek bone.
Powder: Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in 002 Glitz. I think Dior (specifically the backstage collection) falls within my top 3 favorite makeup brands. They all work SO well and have colors that I haven’t seen anywhere else. This palette is one of them. I use it on my eyes, cheeks, nose…it’s so pretty! If you like a powder highlight, get this one.
Blush: Dior Backstage Rosy Glow. Sadly, this is always sold out. I did find it here but not on sale. It is GORGEOUS. I can’t say it enough. This is the best blush aI’ve ever tried. Don’t let the color intimidate you.
Eyeshadow: I am very low-key when it comes to eye makeup. I use this cream shadow from Nudstix in shade 99% Angel and then use my contour or bronzer powder for the crease. This looks good paired with the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette or Fenty Sun Stalk’R Face + Eye Bronzer Palette. I love this cream shadow because it doesn’t crease and just gives a hint of glow.
Eyeliner: Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in 03 Chocolate. You know I loved the Chanel eyeliner before they discontinued it. This is the closest thing I’ve tried that compares. Highly recommend.
Brows: Dior Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil in Universal Dark Brown. This is my ride-or-die brow pencil. I’ve used for years and continue to repurchase.
Honestly, a lot of my skincare is either from my derm so I don’t buy a lot from Sephora. But here’s what I use.
Peach Out Acne Dots: I wear these at night when I feel a pimple coming. It significantly reduces the blemish overnight.
Summer Fridays Balm – I love this lip balm. It smells nice and isn’t sticky. My lips feel amazing when I use this!
Supergoop Glowscreen Sunscreen – This SPF gives your face that “post facial glow”. It also works as a primer, so if your foundation doesn’t have SPF, this is a good one to try.
Rare Beauty Prime + Set Mist – A facial mist is my most used product in my makeup bag. I love this one because the mister is fine (you don’t feel like you are drenching your face) and has Niacinamide which helps the appearance of skin. It’s great for sensitive or acne prone skin.
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