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Easy Summer Glow

June 20, 2022

Easy Summer Glow

Sharing a look at some summer beauty loves for an easy glowing beauty look. If you’re looking for some no-fuss beauty staples to add into your summer routine I’ve rounded up some recent favorites from Nordstrom.

Summer Glowing Beauty Look

Westman Atelier

Westman Atelier Beauty Favorites

Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation VI

Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation VI

Westman Atelier has some of the best quick and easy beauty products for an effortless look. I love the Vital Skin Foundation Stick ($68) for a summer base. It has natural buildable coverage, blends easily (I use a beautyblender) and stays put on the skin. I love the twist-up format for easy application and it’s perfect for touch ups on the go too. I wear Shade VI and it’s a perfect match.

Westman Atelier Vital Pressed Skincare Powder Creme

The newest launch from Westman Atelier is the Vital Pressed Skincare Powder ($75). Based on their shade chart I ordered Crème which looks pale in the compact but works for my skin tone! It’s a sheer ultra light weight pressed powder. It’s a nice natural powder that sets the creams, smoothes skin and looks very natural. I still prefer the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder for more coverage/blurring but this new one from Westman Atelier is very good. I splurged on her Powder Brush ($85) and it’s a nice smaller brush which has a very soft plush feel.

Summer Bronze

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream 392

I’m thrilled Chanel added new shades of bronzer this season. I love the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream ($50). I’ve been using Shade 390 for a long time and am thrilled to see they added a new Shade 392 for medium tan skin tones. I hope they continue to expand the color range. This one offers a nice warm glow to the skin.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream 392

Glowing Complexion

Westman Atelier Super Loaded Tint in Peau de Peche

For a natural glow on the cheeks I’ve been loving several things. The Westman Atelier Super Loaded Tint in Peau de Peche ($75) remains one of my favorite unique cream highlighters. On my medium tan skin it’s a champagne peach with shimmer. On lighter skin tones it will appear more bronzey/tan. I also think the Baby Cheeks Blush Sticks ($48) are beautiful! Chouchette is the best natural peachy pink on my skin tone.

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Sticks Chouchette

Baby Cheeks Blush Sticks

Summer Glow By Terry, Laura Mercier, Westman Atelier

Other glowing blush/highlighter favorites in rotation include the By Terry Brightening CC Liquid Blush in Sunny Glow ($38 each, for the most natural glow) and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blushes ($28 each, love Coastline and Corsica for warmer tones). The Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Wand in Peachgasm ($40) is another favorite for a pretty glowing highlight.

Swatches below:

Summer Glow By Terry, Laura Mercier, Westman Atelier swatches

Summer Eye Makeup

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

I love the one and done kind of shimmers for eyes. The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks ($30 each) have been in heavy rotation. I love the mix of Moonstone, Golden Amber and Espresso for my summer bronzed eye look. The Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows ($58) also have a really nice long-wear formula. I’ve swatched all the colors here but my favorites are 1, 3, 4 and 5. They’re spendy but if you’re looking for something ultra long-wearing these are the best I’ve tried.

Summer Eyeshadow Favorites

Neutral Lips

Neutral Lip Loves MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford

I’m a neutral lip lover for life! The MAC Lustreglass Lipsticks ($22 each) are really good. I’m wearing Sellout in this post but there are so many good shades to pick from (neutral to bolds). For hydration, shine and color the Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses ($29 each) are my go-to. Long time readers have seen these on the blog so many times but I keep going back to these. My favorite neutrals are In the Buff and Free Spirit. They added shimmer shades this season and I think Bare Sparkle and Bellini are really fun.

For the Tom Ford beauty lovers you might want to check out the Matte Lip Color ($58) options if you want something full coverage and longer wearing. I recently picked up Fascinator which is a neutral peach pink (on my lips/complexion looks more peach). It’s a really nice neutral.

Neutral Lip Loves MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford

Neutral Lip Loves MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford

Summer Beauty Favorites

I have summer accessories roundup coming soon! But I’ve been really loving this woven tote for summer. It was one of my biggest splurges recently but I absolutely love it. For the style details in this post I’m wearing a knit tank from Topshop. I’ve been on a kick with Celine sunglasses and this pair is a favorite!

That wraps up my Easy Summer Glow favs from Nordstrom! I hope you found some helpful ideas on how to add some sparkle and glow to your summer beauty look!

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Summer Beauty Checklist

June 1, 2022

Summer Beauty Essentials Nordstrom

It feels like summer has arrived here and I’m all about a glowing sunkissed complexion, glossy lips and shimmering eyes for this time of year. I’m excited to share a Summer Beauty Checklist of some recent favorites to refresh your spring to summer look. You can find all of my picks available at Nordstrom. Here’s what I’ve been loving lately!

Summer Beauty Essentials Nordstrom

Base Favorites

Best Foundations and Tinted Moisturizers for Summer

Some of my favorite makeup bases are lightweight and glowy options. The Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick is one of my favorites for a stick foundation. Nice medium coverage and easy to apply and blend! I love the stick format for travel too! I wear Shade VI.

For the best lightweight glow I love the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (in 3W1 Bisque) and the Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer (also in 3W1 Bisque) for a tiny bit of coverage. I’ll mix them with regular foundation sometimes to make my own custom glow.

I’m a huge fan of the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation but sometimes want something a little more sheer/natural. I started using the Neo Nude True to Skin Natural Glow Foundation again and I’m obsessed. I think it’s going to be my staple go-to base. Has natural coverage like a lightweight tinted moisturizer but not too emollient or dewy. I wear it in 6.5 (same shade as the Luminous Silk line).

Another favorite is the By Terry Cellualrose Brighting CC Serum. It’s available in several colors. I love Sunny Flash and mix it in with my base for a subtle bronzed glow.

Bronzer

Summer Bronzer Must-Haves

Lots of bronzers to love this season! The Sisley Phyto-Touche Sun Glow Bronzing Gel is a splurge but I love the gel formula and subtle glow. It’s warm but not too warm on my skin.

The Diorskin Forever Natural Bronzer is one of the best matte bronzers I’ve tried. I love the summer limited-edition embossing! I wear Shade 05 Warm Bronze.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Bronzer in Medium 02 is a really nice one for a subtle matte bronzed glow. She recently launched her Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzers in a cream formula. I tried both 01 Fair and 02 Medium and the Medium shade is my perfect summer bronze.

Swatches + the Chanel Les Beiges Bronzers in 390 and 395 for reference!

Summer Bronzer Swatches Sisley, Dior, Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel

Wearing Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sunkissed Bronzer in Medium

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer Medium

Eye Makeup

Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

For the eyes I love shimmer! Bobbi Brown launched new shades of her Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks and I love every single one. There’s a nice range of colors to suit everyone’s taste. I love the combo of Golden Amber + Espresso.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks Golden Amber and Espresso

Two other must-haves in my book are the Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows and the Phyto-Khol Liners for long-wear effortless eyes.

Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows and the Phyto-Khol Liners

Summer Lips

Summer Lip Favorites Bobbi Brown, Hourglass, Chanel and Sisley

I could probably make a very long list of summer favorites for lips! My edited version includes the Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint (love these, they’re like the Dior Addict Lip Glow), Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Shimmers (love the sparkle), Hourglass Phantom Glossy Balm (love the formula, color and shine), Chanel Rouge Coco Baume (Flirty Coral is my favorite peach) and the Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine (best shine lipstick formula I’ve tried).

Summer Lip Favorites swatches

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Shimmer Bellini

Hourglass Phantom Glossy Balm Slip

Chanel Rouge Coco Baume Flirty Coral

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine

Fragrance

Summer Fragrance Favorites Vacation, Tom Ford, Jo Malone

I’ll have an updated summer fragrance roundup soon, but wanted to share three I’m really loving right now. The Vacation Eau de Toilette is summer in a bottle. It smells fresh and summery, I highly recommend checking it out! Tom Ford Soleil Blanc is my go-to summer fragrance and I love it in all formats, especially the Shimmering Body Oil! Year over year the Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt remains another favorite on my list. It’s timeless and great for year round, but there’s something about the sunshine and warm weather that make this one special for me.

Sunscreen

Summer Sunscreen Favorites

Last but definitely not least: sunscreen! The Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion with SPF 50 is my absolute favorite for the body. It’s the longest lasting and least goopy feeling one I’ve tried. You still need to reapply regularly but if I’m in the water this lasts the longest on me. Andrew’s favorite of all time is the Jack Black Sun Guard with SPF 45. It’s also very long lasting, probably better than the Shiseido but is on the thicker side.

For the face I love anything Supergoop!. I still love their Unseen Sunscreen. One of their newer one is the Every Single Face Watery Lotion with SPF 50 and it’s a nice moisturizer lotion formula. TheCC Screen is also very very good if you want a tint + SPF in one.

That wraps up my summer beauty roundup! I hope you found this helpful if you’re looking to refresh your summer beauty makeup bag!

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Sephora Haul + New Beauty Tries

May 20, 2022

Sephora Haul Review

I have a Sephora haul to share today with a look at some new beauty launches in skincare and makeup! This month is my birthday month so I picked up my Beauty Insider Birthday Gift. There are a few options to pick from and I opted for the Laura Mercier set with the mini powder and caviar stick. The set is super cute and I can’t wait to try the eyeshadow stick (it’s a new color)! If you’re not a Beauty Insider yet you can sign up here. They offer a lot of fun perks. You’ll get access to events, early access to product launches, deluxe samples and more. You can Enjoy Free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP. Exclusions apply.

Here’s a look at what I hauled so far this month. More beauty newness is coming at the end of the month which I’m looking forward to (lots of new bronzers) but here’s what I’ve tested so far.

Sephora Haul Picks

Skincare Picks

Sephora Haul Skincare

Sephora Haul Fenty Skin, Dior Beauty and Glow Recipe

I picked up a few new launches in skincare. I’m a huge fan of detox masks to help clear up the skin and pores. The Fenty Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Detox Face Mask is one of the gentlest pore masks I’ve ever tried and it looks like cookies and cream ice cream (but without any scent)! Most detox masks are very strong which I don’t mind, but this one is super gentle, non-drying, has charcoal and salicylic acid and helped to clear out pores. It sold out almost immediately but I just checked online and it restocked!

I have been a huge fan of Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer but wanted to try something new. They just launched the Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum. It’s a nice lightweight serum with AHA and BHA to help smooth the skin and reduce breakouts. I typically get breakouts around my chin especially in the summertime so I’m really excited to use this one this summer. I’ve only used it a few times so far but I like the texture and feel. It is heavily scented so if you’re sensitive to fragrance I recommend doing a patch test first.

I wanted to give the Dior La Mousse OFF/ON Foaming Face Cleanser another shout out. If you’re looking to switch up your spring to summer cleansing routine I highly recommend giving this one a look. It’s effective at removing makeup and cleaning the face but doesn’t strip the skin.

Perfume

Jo Malone Crystal Campion Cologne

There are so many beautiful new perfumes out this season! I hauled a few of the newer Jo Malone launches earlier in the spring and decided to add one more to my collection. I picked up the Jo Malone Crystal Campion Cologne which I think is a beautiful floral with watery notes. On my skin it’s more floral and it smells like spring. Notes include blackcurrant and campion flower accord. Although I don’t really detect the blackcurrant.

I’ve been so interested in the Phlur perfume line and decided to try the Phloria Eau de Parfum (9.5 ml travel size). It’s pure love! It’s a warm jasmin floral that reminds me of Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. It truly is like sunshine in a bottle. I’m considering the full size but also want to try some of their other fragrances before committing to a larger bottle.

Phlur Phloria Eau de Parfum

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’68 Beija Flor Hair & Body Fragrance Mist is a really nice sweet gourmand scent. It matches the Body Cream perfectly. If you’re into sweet ones this is worth checking out! It’s fairly potent even though it’s a body mist.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’68 Beija Flor Hair & Body Fragrance Mist

Lips

Gucci Beauty Liquid Lipsticks

Gucci Beauty launched Liquid Lipsticks and they sold out almost instantly but finally restocked. I picked two shades in 144 Grace Cinnamon (nude pink) and 413 Cornelia Pink (cool pink). These are whipped liquid lipsticks that have a weightless feel. On the lips they feel light and airy. They do take a little bit to dry/set but once they do they don’t move. I think they’re very good for a liquid matte but I’m more of a gloss girl and would absolutely love it if they made this in a shine formula!

Grace Cinnamon

Gucci Liquid Lipstick 144 Grace Cinnamon

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Cornelia Pink

Gucci Liquid Lipstick 413 Cornelia Pink

Also added a swatch (above) of the Gucci Crayon Contour Des Lévres Lip Liner in Nude which sells out frequently but has also been restocked. I think it’s a really nice go-with-everything neutral.

Eyes

Benefit Precisely Brow Bonus Defining Eyebrow Pencil Value Set

For the eyes Benefit launched a brow duo which I snapped up immediately. I really like their brow pencils so stocked up on the Precisely Brow Bonus Defining Eyebrow Pencil Value Set. I use either shade 2.5 or 3 because my brows are lighter in color than my hair.

Last is a look at the Tarte Quick Stick Waterproof Shadow and Liner in Golden Pink Luster/Black. I hauled a few shades last month and loved them I picked up a few more. This one is probably my favorite for a quick and easy eye look. Once they set they don’t budge which is ideal for summer. Highly recommend. They also have a few matte options!

Tarte Quick Stick Waterproof Shadow and Liner in Golden Pink Luster/Black

Sephora Haul Picks Gucci Beauty, Dior, Fenty Skin

That wraps up my haul roundup for now! I am anxiously waiting for the summer bronzers to launch in the next few weeks! Will definitely be sharing a look at them once they launch.

You can find all my picks at Sephora!

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10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

April 18, 2022

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches Cle de Peau, Jo Malone, Tom Ford

Excited to share a look at some newer beauty launches I’ve been testing out from Nordstrom! I’ve put together an edited roundup of 10 Things I’m Loving Right Now. There’s lot to explore right now from Nordstrom Beauty. I always check their Beauty and Fragrance New Arrivals weekly. They also have a fun Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Idea section with cute sets and ideas. Here’s what I’ve bought and loved recently.

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches Cle de Peau, Jo Malone, Tom Ford

New Cle de Peau

Cle de Peau Radiant Cream Foundation + Concealer New Formula O40

Cle de Peau has revamped a number of their cult classics. They reformulated the Cle de Peau Concealer and it now has SPF27. The new version is just as good and opaque as the original, but seems a bit smoother and slightly more lightweight in texture. I use the shade Buff for an exact match.

The Radiant Cream Foundation has also been reformulated and I like this one better than the original. This has a more natural finish, doesn’t feel as dewy/thick, and lasts all day even on my combination skin. From the newer reformulations I’ve also tried the Radiant Fluid Matte and Radiant Fluid Natural Foundation. Out of the three I prefer the Radiant Fluid or Radiant Cream for a natural glow with good coverage without looking heavy. I’m the shade O40 in all three formulas right now. In the summer I’ll use BF50.

Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu

For cheeks I’ve already featured the Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu and love it for a truly natural looking blush. It has a pretty medium pink and a soft beige. A number of you wanted to see it swatched on the arm and also next to Reflects Gilt so you could see the shimmer intensity. Eclat Nu has a very subtle radiant glow (no visible shimmer) while Reflects Gilt has that high shine reflective shimmer to it. Lasting power is great for me on both.

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu vs Reflects Gilt

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu vs Reflects Gilt swatches

Jo Malone

Jo Malone Bitter Mandarin, Aqua Lemon and Orange Blossom Hair Mist review

There are so many new beautiful fragrance launches this time of year. Roundup of my favorites to follow soon! Jo Malone launched quite a few in their New Blossoms Collection which includes Silk Blossom, Sea Daffodil and Bitter Mandarin. All three are gorgeous (I own Silk Blossom in last year’s limited-edition bottle). This year I picked up Bitter Mandarin which smells like a delicious citrus with orange and mandarin mixed with some warm amber for some zest. I would say it’s unisex leaning more towards the masculine side but I really love it on me.

There’s another collection of scents encased in a beautiful light turquoise bottle featuring their Wood Sage and Sea Salt (one of my favorites) alongside four other new scents. The citrus lover in me I fell in love with Aqua Lemon which has a mix of mandarin, lemon and cedarwood. It as an almost soft feel to it even though it’s a citrus. I also have Forest Moss on my radar which has juniper, geranium and moss.

Jo Malone also launched their Orange Blossom Hair Mist in a fun limited-edition packaging with a clear jar and white cap. I love their Orange Blossom scent so I thought this would be fun for summer.

Jo Malone Aqua Lemon

Too Faced

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced launched another neutral palette called the Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette and I’m obsessed. It’s a scented eyeshadow palette. It smells like summer, almost like a beach or pool like scent. Colors are smooth and easy to blend. I love every single color and there’s a good range from light to dark so you can create a wide range of looks. I love the sparkles in this – they are best as toppers for me. Lasting power is great and there’s minimal fallout when I apply on the lids.

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Lip Loves

Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils, Hermes Lip Oil, Gucci Lipsticks

Always love playing around with lip colors. I rediscovered my Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils. These are a unique gel balm formula that transforms into an oil when you apply. I love that these are hydrating, smooth and colors are beautiful. I love all three, but 2 Pretty is the perfect cool-pink shade.

I just reviewed the Hermes Hermèsistible Infused Lip Care Oils. I 100% think they’re worth the splurge and perfect for spring. Shade 3 is the best bright sheer pink I’ve tried in a long time!

Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils, Hermes Lip Oil, Gucci Lipsticks

Last is a look at two of the Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Colors. These aren’t new but I just started using these again. I love these because they’re perfect swipe-and-go lip colors with a hydrating balm like finish but with good color coverage. Julie Blush is the perfect peachy pink and Sally Soft Honey is a pretty neutral pink beige. I want to try some of the brighter shades because the finish is so good. Soft shine, good coverage, good lasting power for a balm product and gorgeous colors!

Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Color in Julie Blush

Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Color in Sally Soft Honey

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches 2022

That wraps up my 10 Things I’m Loving Right now. If you’ve been wondering about any of these newer launches I hope this roundup helped! You can find all of my favorites available now at Nordstrom.

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Spring Beauty Haul Picks from Sephora

April 8, 2022

Sephora Spring Beauty Haul

It’s been a whirlwind of a couple weeks! If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen why! I hope to get back to regular posting soon. I have a Sephora haul with some quick first impressions of what I bought. I haven’t been able to try everything I hauled from the Spring Savings Event but did swatch most of my order.

Use code SAVESPRING at checkout to save. You can use the code multiple times throughout the event! The access dates and details for each tier:

  • Rouge Members save 20% off 4/1 – 4/11
  • VIB Members can save 15% off 4/5 – 4/11
  • Insiders save 10% off 4/7 – 4/11

Sephora Spring Beauty Haul

Base Picks: Rare Beauty + It Cosmetics

Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer + It Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow

I hauled two makeup bases and both are hits. The Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer is a really nice sheer coverage tinted moisturizer that has a dewy finish but isn’t too dewy. I absolutely love it and found a good match to 32N in store (I also picked up 34W because I know I’ll get tan very soon).

I also ordered the new It Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation. I ordered Medium Tan sight unseen and it’s a perfect match. I prefer this formula to the Regular CC+ Cream because the formula seems to be easier to work with and looks more natural on my skin. Color-wise the Nude Glow runs a bit deeper than the Regular CC+ Cream. I have Medium Tan in both and the Nude Glow formula works perfectly for me. For the regular version I will need to order Neutral Tan color soon.

Also available on the It Cosmetics website if your shade is sold out, they have sales and good GWPs there on their website!

Face/Cheeks

 

I ordered the new Fenty Rihanna Sun Stalk’R Face + Eye Bronzer Highlighter Palette and I love the overall concept and look. On my arm the colors swatched very patchy. I’m hoping it performs better on the face since the online reviews so far are positive.

Fenty Rihanna Sun Stalk’R Face + Eye Bronzer Highlighter Palette

Fenty Rihanna Sun Stalk’R Face + Eye Bronzer Highlighter Palette swatches

The new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blushes have been in rotation lately so I picked up another color during the sale. These take a little extra work to blend for me since they have a unique formula that dries/sets quickly on me. I apply on the apples with a Tom Ford foundation brush and blend quickly. Once they set they stay put on me. I like Southbound the best which is a soft pink color.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush swatchs

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo in Eclat Nu just arrived and I absolutely love it. It’s sold out at Sephora right now but I’m hoping it will restock before the sale ends! This reminds me of their previous duo in Lissome but I haven’t had a chance to swatch/compare. I think it’s a really stunning subtle duo for spring to summer. I wish they would add more options for us with this because the formula is one of my favorites! This one has a peachy nude color for one half and a pink on the other side. It’s naturally glowy in the best way.

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo in Eclat Nu

Eye Makeup

Tarte Quick Stick Waterproof Shadow and Liner

I hauled quite a few eye products! Picked up two of the Tarte Quick Stick Waterproof Shadow and Liner in Rose Gold/Brown and Taupe Luster/Black and love these so much I’m going to order more. These are dual-ended pencils. One side you have a cream shadow that is easy to blend and smudge with fingers. The other side has a creamy liner that is ultra pigmented.

I restocked the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Shadow in Champagne and love this for an all over wash of shimmer.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Shadow in Champagne

Tarte + Charlotte Tilbury swatches

Since I love the original Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette I knew I had to order the new Patrick Ta Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette and I am absolutely obsessed. I don’t always love rose tones for eyes but this one is wearable and really pretty. The sparkle toppers are best applied with a finger in a patting motion for me, otherwise it’s too glitzy. Overall vibe seems to be more fall than summer (to me) but I still love it.

Patrick Ta Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette

Patrick Ta Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Patrick Ta Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette look

Lips

Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Sculpting Pencils

I picked up more of the Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Sculpting Pencils (new shades) in Toasty, Tan, Almond and Smokey Pink. Formula seems to be just as good as the first round of shades. As soon as I saw more shades pop up I ordered them immediately. I haven’t had a chance to play with them on the lips yet but swatches look like they’re my kind of colors! Other shades swatched here.

Tarte launched a Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump and they’re gorgous. I actually purchased these from the Tarte Cosmetics website a few weeks ago but bought a back up from Sephora. The shades are mostly sold out online at Sephora now but I highly recommend looking for them at the Tarte Cosmetics website. They usually have good sales too! Formula has a slight plumping effect with a minimal tingle. Pigment is sheer-medium with a glossy finish. I’m wearing Cherry Blossom in this post.

Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump

Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump

Skincare + Hair

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask + Glowy Lip Balm

For lip treatments I decided to try the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Vanilla. I didn’t like the original because it was too sweet but this Vanilla one is a lot better for me. I recently fell in love with the Laneige Glowy Lip Balm in Grapefruit so I ordered Gummy Bear and am obsessed. It smells delicious and I love the texture.

I also ordered the NARS Orgasm Lip Mask which I tried briefly today. I like it but it’s too early to say if I love it. It comes in a pot style and I would much rather it be in a squeeze tube or stick but it felt comfortable on the lips with a smooth feel!

Also ordered the Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream (it’s a Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge dupe) and picked up the new Tatcha Clarifying Clay Mask Exfoliating Pore Treatment which I am really excited to try.

Sephora Sale Haul Picks

Last one I want to mention is the K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Leave In Hair Mask which I hauled too. I tried the mini a few times and really liked it! I don’t know that I’d call it life changing or super unique but I liked it enough to buy the full size!

Did you haul anything fun from the Sephora sale? Or did you find any other good sales going on that you took advantage of? Seems like a lot popped up in my inbox this week but I didn’t have a chance to look at them!

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The Sephora sale runs through 4/11 so there is still time to shop!

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Must-Have Complexion Products For a Flawless Base

April 1, 2022

Best Foundations, Powder and Concealers at Sephora

Today I have an updated round up of my everyday must-have complexion staples just in time for the Sephora Spring Savings Event! The event runs 4/1 through 4/11 for Beauty Insiders! If you’re not signed up yet you can join for free here.

Use code SAVESPRING at checkout to save. You can use the code multiple times throughout the event. Exclusions apply. The access dates and details for each tier:

  • Rouge Members save 20% off 4/1 – 4/11
  • VIB Members can save 15% off 4/5 – 4/11
  • Insiders save 10% off 4/7 – 4/11

Also all Sephora Collection items are going to me marked down to 30% off (no promo code needed for these items) throughout the event.

Best Makeup Sephora Sale Spring

In today’s post I’ve included the best primers, foundations, concealers and setting products. These are the staples I always go back to for my everyday makeup look.

Primers

Best Primers Tatcha and Bobbi Brown

I like to keep my base as lightweight as possible so my skin can breathe and often look for multi-taskers. The Bobbi Brown Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer is my go-to for a primer + moisturizer in one. It works well with a wide range of foundation formulas. Can’t rave enough about it!

Also love the Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas which a lighter version of their classic Silk Canvas. The Liquid Silk Canvas is the one I prefer, it makes the skin look smooth and minimizes my pores. Foundation adheres well to the skin with this one!

Foundation

Best Foundations Fenty, Armani, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury

My most-used foundation is the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. It’s the best one for natural medium coverage with the perfect glow. It has enough pigment to even out the skin and just the right amount of luminosity!

For a lightweight base the Fenty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint is another favorite. It’s what I would want in a tinted moisturizer but with a little more pigment and not as dewy (which is perfect for me). If you’re looking for a nice everyday base for spring to summer with light coverage but enough to smooth out the skin, check this one out. Wearing Shade 10 below.

Fenty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint Shade 10

Two new foundations I’ve been loving this year are the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation and the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation. Both have a skincare component to the formula. The NARS offers a bit more coverage on my skin, but both are really beautiful formulas I’ve used a lot this year.

Highlighters / Bronzer

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops and Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

To enhance the complexion the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is hands down the best product I’ve tried. I own this in multiple shades but use Shade 3 and 4.5 the most (also available in travel-sized minis). It’s a versatile multi-tasker you can use under foundation to add a glow or as a subtle highlighter on the cheekbones or anywhere you want a highlight.

The Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops are essential in my routine for a truly natural bronzed look. I mix it in with my foundation to add a little warmth and glow.

Concealer

Best Concealers NARS, Dior, YSL

For concealing, if I had to use one the rest of my life it would be the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I’ve used this for years (my match is Ginger) and it’s the best creamy under eye brightener that blends well, looks natural and lasts all day.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Ginger

The second runner up would be the YSL Touche Eclat Brightening Concealer (I use Shade 3 and 4.5). For more coverage the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer (I use 2.5N) is a staple.

To set you can use your regular loose or pressed powder, but I also really love the Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Blurring Under-Eye Setting Powder to lock concealer and other cream products under the eye into place.

Powder / Setting

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder

Last I have a roundup of my top setting products. I always set my cream base with a powder to help extend the wear and set everything. The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder is the best blurring setting pressed powder I’ve tried! I’ve gone through so many of these.

I also love the NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder. It’s like magic on the skin for me! Blurs pores, smooths skin while being completely transparent. They have it in a translucent shade but it’s also available in tinted options as well.

For loose powder it doesn’t get more classic than the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I alternate between the Translucent shade or Honey.

To set makeup or refresh my look the two best setting sprays I’ve used are the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray and Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. Both help give the skin a refreshed set look – so it’s not too powdery looking.

Best Setting Powders and Sprays at Sephora

You can find all of my favorites and staples at Sephora during the Spring Savings Event. It’s a great time to restock your staples or try something new! If you’re looking for a good base to try I hope you found this roundup helpful!

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Skincare Favorites + Staples from Sephora

March 31, 2022

Best Skincare to Shop During the Sephora Sale

The Sephora Spring Savings Event starts tomorrow! The event runs 4/1 through 4/11 for Beauty Insiders with early access for Rouge Members starting first. I’ve rounded up the best skincare tries by category. I rotate frequently depending on season and how my skin is acting. Here is what I’ve tried and loved. If you’re looking for something new I hope you find this list of recommendations helpful!

Dates and Details

Use code SAVESPRING at checkout to save. You can use the code multiple times throughout the event! The access dates and details for each tier (exclusions apply):

  • Rouge Members save 20% off 4/1 – 4/11
  • VIB Members can save 15% off 4/5 – 4/11
  • Insiders save 10% off 4/7 – 4/11

Also all Sephora Collection items are going to me marked down to 30% off (no promo code needed for these items) throughout the event. Here is what I have had in rotation and loved by category:

Cleansers + Makeup Removers

Best most repurchased cleansers are from Kate Somerville, I love pretty much everything in her line! She has an excellent range of effective skincare for all skin types.

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Toners + Serum + Moisturizers

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Night Treatment + Face Masks

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Sunscreens – Face

I’m currently testing a lot of sunscreens and will have a roundup as soon as I can, but here are my favorites right now:

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Body Care

I could probably do an entire list of body care favorites but to keep it edited and more streamlined, here are my favorites:

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Lip Treatments

My Top 5 formulas + Andrew’s favorite:

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That wraps up my favorites in skin care and body care! Let me know if you need any other recommendations or have questions! Stay tuned for another roundup tomorrow with my all-time favorite foundations + bases!

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