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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.

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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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Spring Beauty Newness at Sephora

February 24, 2022

Sephora Haul Tom Ford, Kosas, Supergoop

There are lots of new beauty launches at Sephora and I have a haul roundup review of what I’ve tried and loved. If you’re not a Beauty Insider yet I highly recommend doing so! It’s free to sign up and opens access to a lot of benefits like free samples, early access to new launches and events and more! You can sign up here. You can also receive free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP.

Sephora Haul New Patrick Ta, Tom Ford, Kosas, Supergoop

New Kosas

Kosas Revealer Skin Improving Foundation ($42, available in 36 colors) is a new foundation with skincare and SPF25. It has medium natural looking coverage with a dewy finish. It has ingredients to improve and brighten skin tone over time. My match is Medium Neutral Warm 230. I pair it with the Revealer Super Creamy Concealer ($28) in Tone 05 for concealing and brightening and top it with the Cloud Set Baked Setting Powder in Comfy to set. So far I love the finish, coverage and wear!

Kosas Revealer Skin Improving Foundation 230

Kosas Revealer Skin Improving Foundation 230

Rare Beauty

The Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Soft Radiance Setting Powder ($22) in Light Medium is one of my favorite purchases this year. It’s a great soft setting powder that looks natural and lasts all day. I also ordered the Always An Optimist Powder Brush ($28) and love how soft it is! Highly recommend!

The Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick ($23) are 100% worth tracking down (they keep selling out, but you can add your email to their website for the restock alert). I have two shades in Happy Sol and Always Sunny and love these. They have an easy to blend creamy texture and look natural on the skin. Below wearing Always Sunny. I use these as a bronzer or contour.

Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Soft Radiance Setting Powder, Brush and Bronzer Sticks

Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Soft Radiance Setting Powder, Brush and Bronzer Sticks

Patrick Ta Beauty Newness

Next we have some newness from Patrick Ta. The Major Beauty Headlines Double-Take Crème and Powder Blush ($34 each) are really good! I picked two to try in She’s Blushing (beige pink brown) and She’s That Girl (pink tones). I love the formula and packaging (cream has a cover protector inside)! Colors are super flattering, texture is divine, I want to check out more colors.

Patrick TA Major Beauty Headlines Double-Take Crème and Powder Blush in She's Blushing and She's That Girl

Another new launch is the Patrick Ta Major Volume Plumping Lip Gloss ($24 each). These are beautiful plumping glosses without the sharp tingle (I feel like the tingle is mild on these). The shine is really pretty. They have a cinnamon almost ginger like scent to them. I like 2 CC’s the best (warm pink) but they’re really all good.

Left to right: Pouty (clear sheer pale pink), Superficial (beige), 2 CCs (warm pink)

Patrick Ta Major Volume Plumping Lip Gloss

Patrick Ta Major Volume Plumping Lip Gloss swatches

Patrick Ta Double Take Cream Powder Blush and Plumping Gloss makeup looks

Tom Ford Bitter Peach

Always excited for Tom Ford Beauty newness so I had to try the Bitter Peach Eyeshadow Quad in Belle de Peche ($89) and Bitter Peach Lip Color Matte ($58) in Cherie. The quad has a unique texture, almost like a stiff creme-matte formula. It’s different from any of their other quads so formula might not be everyone’s cup of tea. I love it though. The peach tones are soft and muted but pigment definitely shows up on the eyes. The look is tied together with a dark brown liner for me.

The Lip Color in Cherie couldn’t be more perfect for me. I love the neutral peach pink tones!

Tom Ford Bitter Peach Lip Color in Cherie and Quad in Belle de Peche

Tom Ford Bitter Peach Lip Color in Cherie and Quad in Belle de Peche swatches

Tom Ford Bitter Peach Lip Color in Cherie and Quad in Belle de Peche makeup look

Tom Ford Bitter Peach Lip Color in Cherie and Quad in Belle de Peche

Lawless Plumping Lip Gloses

The Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumping Line Smoothing Glosses have been on my radar for a while so I decided to give them a try. These are thick high shine glosses with a plumping effect. My favorite so far is George which a pretty cool-toned brown mauve, I also love Glazed.

Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Pluming Line Smoothing Glosses

Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Pluming Line Smoothing Glosses swatches

Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Pluming Line Smoothing Gloss in George

New Hair Care Loves

Hair Styling Loves Sephora: dpHUE, Living Proof, Oribe, Color WOW

Last a look at some hair care and skin care items I’ve tried and loved. dpHUE launched an entire line of Color Fresh styling products and I’ve been slowly working my way through testing them. So far I like the Color Fresh Leave-In Conditioner Mist ($28) the best. It’s a lightweight spray on conditioner treatment you leave on. Multitasks to detangle, protect and prime the hair. Leaves my hair smooth and fresh looking after a blow out. Also smells amazing!

My favorite dry shampoo of the moment is the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo ($30) to absorb excess oil and refresh the hair in between washes.

Oribe’s Hair Alchemy Line is a new launch and I love it to strengthen the hair. I’ve been loving the Hair Alchemy Strengthening Treatment Serum* ($64) for a good styling product that doesn’t weigh down the hair. I use it on damp hair before using heat tools to smooth and protect the hair.

The Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray ($12 to $58) is one of the best anti-frizz treatments I’ve tried. I plan on ordering the mini to take on travel with me. It coats the hair evenly to help smooth out the hair and block humidity. They recommend using every 3-4 shampoos (I’ll use it once a week). 100% lives up to the hype for me.

Skincare Highlights

Skincare and Sunscreen Glamglow and Supergoop

I love a good clarifying cleanser and the Glamglow Supersmooth Acne Clearing Mask to Scrub ($34) is a newer one I really love. It’s a great detox cleanser to clear out pores without stripping the skin. Contains salicylic acid, charcoal, kaolin clay and silica beads. It reminds me of the Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser where you can also leave it on to use as a mask (just with different ingredients).

The Supergoop! Daily Dose Hydra-Ceramide Boost SPF 40* ($46) is another winner for me. I use it in place of moisturizer and apply to clean skin. My makeup layered well on top and you can also layer their Unseen Sunscreen on top as well if you want. I used the oil on my recent getaway trip every day we were away and it was effective and didn’t irritate my skin.

That wraps up my Sephora haul! If you’ve been curious about any of these new launches I hope this roundup review helps you decide on what to try!

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New Year Makeup Refresh

January 14, 2022

New Year Makeup Haul Sephora

New spring beauty launches have started to trickle in and I am always so excited to see what the new year brings us! I hauled quite a few of the new launches to try out and have a Sephora makeup haul to share with you today. If you’re a Beauty Insider you have early access to a lot of the beauty launches. I also love the rewards and perks they offer for events and savings! If you’re not a Sephora Beauty Insider yet I highly recommend signing up.

I hauled a little bit of everything for eyes, lips, cheeks and complexion. Here is what I’ve been testing out the past few weeks!

Sephora Haul Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, Rare Beauty, Natasha Denona

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation 6 Neutral

Charlotte Tilbury just launched her new Beautiful Skin Foundation ($44) and it is beautiful! It’s a medium coverage liquid base with a natural glow. It has a smooth semi-dewy finish that looks like my skin but better. It evens out my skin and lasts all day (truly impressive). My match is 6 Neutral right now and I love it.

NARS Afterglow

NARS Afterglow Cheek Palette and Afterglow Lip Shine

NARS launched their Afterglow Collection for spring with a new cheek palette and glosses. The Afterglow Blush Palette ($59) has gorgeous colors to bring life to the complexion. There is one pale pink highlighter and five blushes. Pigment is excellent and buildable. I’m always a little timid when it comes to super bold bright shades for the cheeks but their Exhibit A blush makes for a really stunning flush.

NARS Afterglow Blush Palette Makeup Look

Above wearing the Afterglow Cheek Palette with a mix of Breathless (highlighter), Savage and Exhibit A blended together and the new Lover to Lover Afterglow Lip Shine. Swatches below:

NARS Afterglow Blush Palette swatches

They also added new shades to their Afterglow Lip Shine Lip Gloss lineup ($26 each). These are some of the smoothest glosses I’ve tried with a comfortable finish and mirror-like shine. I love the hydrating formula and the colors are stunning. Swatches of all the new shades below and another look wearing the Afterglow Lipshine in Orgasm which is a pretty pink gold peach shimmer.

NARS Afterglow Lip Shine Lip Gloss swatches

Afterglow Lip Shine in Orgasm below

NARS Afterglow Cheek Palette + Lip Shine in Orgasm makeup look

New Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona Mini Biba Eyeshadow Palette and Mini Rose Cheek Duo review

Natasha Denona always brings us the prettiest palettes and highlighters! I hauled her Mini Biba Palette ($25) which has the perfect mix of colors for a complete eye look. She also launched a Mini Rose Cheek Duo ($19) with a cream rose blush and soft highlighter. I love the texture and colors. Everything is perfect for an elevated everyday kind of look.

Natasha Denona Mini Biba Eyeshadow Palette and Mini Rose Cheek Duo swatches

Below wearing the Natasha Denona Mini Biba Eyeshadow Palette, Rose Cheek Duo and Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick in Brielle.

Natasha Denona Mini Biba Eyeshadow Palette and Mini Rose Cheek Duo Makeup Look

Makeup By Mario

Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick and Sculpting Lip Pencil Haul Picks

I hauled a few Makeup by Mario lip products over the holiday and think there are some winners! The Ultra Suede Lipstick ($24) in Brielle is one of my favorites for a pretty mauve pink shade. These have a nice a velvety matte finish and long lasting power. Coverage is smooth with a diffused kind of look.

Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick in Brielle

The Ultra Suede Sculpting Lip Pencils ($22) are also really good! They’re smooth, pigmented and come in a wide range of shades. I picked three in Daniel (spiced brown), Hugh (nude pink) and Johnny (rose pink) and think they are super wearable alone or with a coordinating lipstick.

Rare Beauty

I’ve been impressed with everything I’ve tried from Rare Beauty and have fallen in love with the Soft Pinch Liquid Blushes ($20). I like that they have both dewy and matte finishes. I love Happy for a bright healthy pink. Hope is a pretty everyday kind of neutral. Encourage is a pretty deeper rose mauve. They are super pigmented so a little goes a long way. They’re easy to blend and have pretty good lasting power.

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blushes Happy, Hope and Embrace

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blushes Happy, Hope and Embrace swatches

New Kosas

Kosas launched their new 10-Second Eye Gel Watercolor Eyeshadow ($15) which replaced their liquid formula. I think the new one is a huge improvement in wear and ease of application. I ordered all the shades sight unseen and think every single one is wearable for an all over wash as a one-and-done kind of eyeshadow. I love them layered/mixed especially Heat and Blaze. Lasting power is really good with these. Once they set they don’t budge.

Kosas NEW 10-Second Eye Gel Watercolor Eyeshadow

Kosas NEW 10-Second Eye Gel Watercolor Eyeshadow swatches

New at Sephora

YSL Lash Clash, Dior Lip Maximizer Serum and Chloe Naturelle Mini

Last three things I wanted to share from my haul are from YSL, Dior and Chloe. I think the new YSL Lash Clash Extreme Mascara ($29) is the best one they’ve launched to date. It’s volumizing, ultra dark in pigment, doesn’t flake and doesn’t smudge. It’s a winner for me!

Dior launched a new Lip Maximizer Serum Intense and I love it. It has a completely different texture and finish compared to their Lip Maximizers. The new Lip Maximizer Serum has a serum feel, like a face serum, but for the lips! It has a vanilla mint kind of scent, no tingle on me, and coats the lips with a veil of moisture.

It might be a little early for spring fragrances but I spritzed the new Chloe Naturelle Eau de Parfum and fell in love with it. I decided to buy the mini size to try it out. It’s fresh and green, similar to the original Chloe perfume, but with a fresh clean vibe.

Sephora Spring Makeup Haul NARS, Natasha Denona, YSL, Charlotte Tilbury

That wraps up my spring beauty haul from Sephora! Hope you found the swatches helpful! Have you hauled any new items yet? Let me know what you’ve been testing out!

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Fragrance Favorites from Sephora

December 13, 2021

Perfume Favorites from Sephora

The Sephora Fragrance For All Event starts today! Beauty Insider Members can save 20% off full-size perfumes online or in-store anytime from 12/13 through 12/24 with code FRAGRANCE20. Promo code is a one-time use (US only). This year Sephora is also offering free same-day delivery code SAMEDAY to have your orders and gifts delivered (offer also runs from 12/13 through 12/24).

Offer is valid on full-size fragrance purchases of 1.0 oz or larger, excludes sets and Chanel fragrances. Discount is available for one time use online or in-stores. Discount does not apply to taxes, shipping, or other fees. Some limitations apply. See store for details. Available in the US and CA. Discounts cannot be stacked, but Sephora Collection may be used in same transaction.

Perfume Favorites from Jo Malone, Tom Ford, BVLGARI, Replica and Viktor Rolf

I love trying new perfumes and I love rotating new ones each season. I’ve put together a roundup of my top favorites from Sephora.

Jo Malone Favorites

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, Basil and Neroli, Fig and Lotus Flower

Jo Malone was one of my first high-end perfume loves. The scents bring back distinct memories for me! I’ve tried pretty much every perfume and the Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne is one of my most-worn perfumes. It’s such a great earthy woody scent you can wear year round. Notes include ambrette seeds, sea salt and sage.

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne

I also love the Basil and Neroli for a fresh and bright earthy green kind of scent. This one is one of Andrew’s favorites on me. It has a mix of basil grande vert, neroli and white musk. It’s fun and bright.

Fig scents are beautiful for the home but are hard for me to wear. The Jo Malone Fig and Lotus Flower is one that I can actually wear that still has that lovely fig scent. It has fig leaf, lotus flower and vetiver for a juicy green kind of floral.

Tom Ford

Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc

If you’re looking to splurge Tom Ford is the way to go. My absolute favorites are the Eau de Soleil Blanc and Soleil Blanc for white floral, bergamot, ylang ylang + Coco de Mer notes. These are more spring to summer time scents but I still wear them year round. Other loves include his Tobacco Vanille, Oud Wood, Santal Blush and White Suede to name a few.

Fresh Clean Scents

BVLGARI Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc

If you’re looking for something fresh and clean like linen, try BVLGARI Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc (artemisia, musk + white tea) or Maison Margiela REPLICA Lazy Sunday Morning (lily of the valley, iris + white musk). Both have a soft fresh feel, they smell like clean skin and have a calming effect.

BVLGARI Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc and Replica Lazy Sunday Morning

Best Date Night Spicy Scent

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

Last but not least is the Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb. To me this is one of the best classic date-night spicy scents. It’s sweet, spicy and floral with a mix of jasmin, orange blossom and patchouli.

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

Perfume Favorites from Sephora

I have a few on my wishlist I might splurge (and save) on during this event! I have been trying some mini samples I have of Tom Ford Soleil Neige and Maison Louis Marie No. 04 and plan on purchasing the full sizes!

Would love to hear about your perfume favorites from Sephora! What are your absolute must-haves?

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