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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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Many thanks to Sephora for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

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Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palettes

December 5, 2021

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette Review

Today I have a look at the new Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palettes ($59 each). I hauled both a few weeks ago from Sephora and have been playing around with both.

Right now Sephora is having a special Beauty For All Savings Event for Beauty Insider members! From 12/3 through 12/12 use the code GIFTEASY to save 20% off your entire purchase. The code is a one-time use, Sephora Collection gets 30% off.

The Natasha Denona Glam Face Palettes each have one cream blush, highlighter and five eyeshadows. There are two options in Light and Dark and I love them both.

Light Palette

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Light

The Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Light is more natural on my skin. Blush is a soft warm rose with a velvety cream texture. Highlighter also has that interesting hybrid powder-gel texture with an intense glow with finely milled shimmer. It’s not as sharp as some of her others but you can definitely build and layer for a more intense highlight.

The eyeshadows are a mix of mattes and sparkles. They’re soft, smooth, easy to blend and come in perfect neutral tones! For me the lighter shadows still need 1-2 more deeper colors for liner or definition, but I love the entire look.

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Light

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Light swatches

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Light

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Light

Wearing:

Dark Palette

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Dark

The Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Dark is actually my favorite of the two. The tones are beautiful with warm neutrals. It has a similar vibe to the Light Palette but the Dark one has darker more dramatic tones. I would actually love it if she had combined both into one palette. Shimmers are very sparkly but apply smoothly. There will be some fallout with application but once on the lids I found shades stayed put well.

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Dark

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Dark

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Dark

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette in Dark

Wearing:

Overall lovely palettes for an almost-complete makeup look. I do think the Dark Palette has enough colors for me to create a complete look. The Light Palette is one I think fair to light skintones will find suitable for a complete look. For me I need one more darker shadow color, but it’s not a deal breaker since I almost always add a pencil liner anyways.

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palettes

Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palette swatches

Color palette, quality, texture, wear is all excellent. Pigment is easy to build and control with layering and blending. I love how these wear and think they’re perfect for holiday! I find them reasonably priced and with the Sephora promo it makes them even better!

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You can find them available now at Sephora. Have you tried these yet? Do you have a favorite face and eye palette or do you find yourself mixing and matching to create your go-to makeup look?

Dior Sephora

Glowing Beauty Looks for the Holiday Season

November 22, 2021

Holiday Makeup Looks with Dior

Now that the holiday season is in full swing I’m excited to share some holiday looks featuring some new beauty tries from Dior. New bronze and plum tones launched in the Dior Backstage Line at Sephora and I think they’re perfect for a glowing look.

Dior Backstage Plum + Bronze Makeup

Backstage Face and Body Foundation

Dior Backstage Foundation in 3N

A long-wear natural looking base is essential for me this time of year. I want something that stays put, feels lightweight and lasts all day. I love a number of Dior foundations but my go-to this holiday will be the BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation (my shade is 3N).

For extra coverage and brightening I love the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer (my shade is 2.5N). It’s the one I’ve been reaching for non-stop to help with dark under eye circles. It makes me look more alive and awake. Love the creamy opaque texture that’s easy to blend. Doesn’t cake or crease. 100% love.

New Backstage Makeup Shades: Bronze + Plum

For color Dior launched new colors in the Backstage lineup in Bronze (more natural) and Plum (more glam). If you want a polished look for the holiday, definitely check these out.

Dior Backstage Bronze Makeup

The BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Neutrals is a 9-pan palette. It has a creamy base color you apply all over the lid as a primer. I love that it has a mix of shimmers and metallics with a soft blendable texture. The golds add a nice glow with a brightening effect that I love.

Dior BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze

Dior BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze swatches

Dior also added a Bronze Lip Glow and Bronze Lip Maximizer to compliment the eyeshadow palette and I love them both. The Bronze Lip Glow has a soft gold look in the tube but it’s color enhancing and on my lips it gives me a soft flushed pink glow with a subtle sheen. The Bronze Lip Maximizer is a stunning sparkling copper bronze. It has a smooth finish (no texture even with the shimmer). I love it alone or layered on top of the Lip Glow.

Dior Bronze Lip Glow + Lip Maximizer

Bronze Lip Glow Look

Dior Bronze Lip Glow

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Bronze Lip Maximizer Look

Dior Bronze Lip Maximizer

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Dior Backstage Makeup Plum

For a more glam look the Plum color palette has some nice neutral-cool tones. The BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette in Plum Neutrals has a mix of pink, gold, plum and grey. You girls know I gravitate towards bronze tones and neutrals, but I really love the purples in this one!

Dior BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette Plum Neutrals

Dior BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette Plum Neutrals

Dior BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette Plum Neutrals swatches

The Lip Glow and Lip Maximizers in Plum are both stunning. They look ultra deep in the tube but on the lips they give a more sheered out plum look. The Lip Maximizer is more of a true plum while the Lip Glow gives my lips a more flushed stained plum look.

Dior Plum Lip Glow + Lip Maximizer

Plum Lip Glow Look

Dior Plum Lip Glow

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Plum Lip Maximizer Look

Dior Plum Lip Maximizer

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Nude Look

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Nude Look

For the neutral lip lover I can’t rave enough about the Rouge Dior in Nude Look. It’s been my go-to neutral nude rose lip this year, love that it has a soft velvety finish.

Last I have a look at the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet and Lip Glow Gift Set. It’s perfect to gift to the beauty lover or yourself. The Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet has a really pretty floral vibe perfect to lift the mood and spirits.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet and Lip Glow Gift Set

Dior Holiday Makeup Look

If you’ve been looking at the new Bronze and Plum colors I hope you found this roundup post helpful! You can find my entire beauty look at Sephora. Also wearing the Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer + Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, Rouge Blush in Rose Montaigne, Forever Natural Bronzer in Shade 5.

What’s your go-to look for the holiday season? Do you go for something natural or go full glam?

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Many thanks to Sephora and Dior Beauty for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

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Sephora Sale Haul Picks

November 15, 2021

Sephora Sale Haul Picks

Today is the last day of the Sephora Holiday Savings Event and I have a haul roundup of what I bought with a few first impressions. I haven’t been able to try or swatch everything but hope to soon! Would love to hear about your haul picks for the sale!

Use code YAYHOLIDAY at checkout:

  • Rouge Members: Save 20% off purchase from 11/5 – 11/15
  • VIB Members: Save 15% off purchases from 11/9 – 11/15
  • Insider Tier: Save 10% 11/11 – 11/15

Sephora Sale Haul Picks | The Beauty Lookbook

Bath, Body + Hair

Fresh Sugar Body Scrub, Rice Sake Bath, Christophe Robin Set

I’ll start with my favorites for the bath and hair styling!

Fresh Rice Sake Bath ($82) has returned and I could not be more thrilled. I am 100% a bath person and this is one of my favorite bath soaks. It doesn’t bubble up but you put 1-2 capfuls (or as much as you want) into the bath and soak. It has such a relaxing therapeutic feel and I truly feel a difference after using this. I am debating ordering a few more before the sale is over because it’s so expensive.

Fresh Body Sugar Body Polish Exfoliator ($67 for 400 g) is another favorite of mine. This is a hydrating scrub with real brown sugar crystals and oils blended into a body scrub. It has an oily moisturizing finish. I love this because it smells like a citrus blend of sugar and lemon.

Christophe Robin Perfect Hair Gift Set ($53, $74 value) has a full-size Cleansing Purifying Scalp Scrub and mini Regenerating Hair Mask. I had forgotten about the scalp scrub and am so glad to have it again. It’s great for cleansing the scalp without stripping it. I do think if you have ultra fine hair though you may find it challenging to rinse out.

T3 Aire Brush Duo

T3 Aire Brush Duo ($179.99) has been on my radar for a few weeks now and I thought this sale was the perfect time to buy it. Unfortunately, it has sold out online at Sephora but I’d recommend keeping an eye out for it at other retailers like Nordstrom, T3, Ulta etc for upcoming Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Full review to come soon but I love it. I wish this was available last year because I would have asked for this for Christmas instead of the Dyson Airwrap Styler (which I love but still can’t get over how expensive it is).

  • Pros: Multiple heat settings and air flow options, gives my hair an ultra smooth blowout, interchangeable brushes, suitable for fine hair with all the options.
  • Cons: Price and will not cut down on dry time. The instructions say you need to rough dry your hair with your current favorite hair dryer to about 80% before you use this tool. To me if that’s the case I’d rather just go with the Dyson because the cost of a regular hair dryer + blow dry brush will amount to about the same. Although you can always just towel dry or air dry your hair first.

I still think the Amika Blow Dry Brush is a great option, especially in the Blowout Buffet Blow Dryer Set ($99). The T3 is definitely built better with more options, but the Amika is a great product that will get the job done. I find the Amika brush has more power/force even.

Huda Beauty

Huda Beauty Haul Picks

I have a few Huda Beauty picks from a while back along with a few new tries. The GloWish Multidew Vegan Skin Tint ($37) is a base I picked up over the summer. A few months ago I was a lot more tan and Shade 06 Medium Tan was a good match but I knew my skin would lighten for fall/winter. I also bought 06 Medium which is actually too dark for me now because this tint oxidizes/darkens. I like this mixed with another foundation or tinted moisturizer. By itself I find it too glowy and heavy looking for everyday although it does not feel heavy (if that makes sense).

GloWish Luminous Pressed Powder Foundation in 05 Medium ($33) is a really nice powder foundation with a luminous glow I find wearable and not over the top. I also find this oxidizes a little so I will need to order one shade lighter. For me the trick to making sure my powder foundation does not look cakey is to apply with a loose brush and also to layer on top of a tinted moisturizer or sheer foundation. If I apply on moisturized/primed skin I often find the pigments adhere too much to the skin and makes it look heavy. I like this although I don’t think it will be for everyone.

GloWish Soft Radiance Bronzer ($31) in Medium 02 and Tan Light 03. I am wearing Medium in this post and I love these. These have a soft satin finish with a tiny bit of glow. (Also available in a mini size.)

GloWish Cheeky Vegan Blush ($21) in Happy Peach and Caring Coral are pretty peachy blushes. The lighter shade Happy Peach is a little too light in color for me but I can make it work by layering both shades. Sometimes it’s nice to have a sheer wash of subtle color on the cheeks versus something that pops. Formula is soft, blends easily, lasts long. I hope they add more colors!

Huda Beauty Look

Sephora Haul Lip Picks Huda, Buxom and Tarte

Wearing Armani Luminous Silk Foundation + Huda Beauty GloWish Tint in Medium, Soft Radiance Bronzer in Medium + Cheeky Blush in Happy Peach, Armani Lip Power 103, NARS Mini Palette in Laguna

 

Eye Makeup

NARS Unwrapped Mini Eye Palettes

I picked up all three NARS Unwrapped Mini Eyeshadow Palettes ($25 each) in Orgasm, Laguna and Dolce Vita. I love these because they have all the colors you need for a full eye look in a mini palette form. So far I’ve only tried Laguna and I love it enough to order another one. It has a beautiful mix of bronze, gold, brown, mattes and shimmers. They are incredibly tiny but to me these are the perfect vacation palettes – packable, won’t take up a lot of space, enough for an entire eye look!

NARS Unwrapped Mini Eye Palette in Laguna

I also ordered the Anastasia Beverly Hills Primrose Palette ($55) and have mixed feelings. I think I need to play around with it more. Overall quality and pigment is phenomenal. Shadows are like one swipe wonders and easy to blend. I’m just not sure the colors are for my skin tone. The palette runs fairly deep and warm even though there are some cool tones mixed in.

Anastasia Primrose All In One Face & Eye Shadow Palette

Anastasia Primrose All In One Face & Eye Shadow Palette

Lip Picks

Armani Lip Power Picks

I hauled a lot of lip products I had on my wishlist! The Armani Lip Power ($38) is a really nice formula! It’s a satin finish long-wear and it almost has a velvety finish when you swipe them on the lips. I hauled neutral colors and love them all, although the 500-range shades I picked don’t appear as cool-toned/rose as the stock swatch photos. They still ended up working for me but I was expecting some mauves or pinks but I think it could just be my skin and lip undertone.

Armani Lip Power Picks

Armani Lip Power Picks

 

 

Other picks include the Tarte Maracuja Lip Tints ($19 each) in Rose and Grapefruit which are great wearable shades. The Huda Beauty Silk Balm Rose Quartz ($21) which I love (it’s what I wanted the Tom Ford Sunlit Rose Balm to be on me). Buxom Crown Jewels Plumping Lip Gloss Set ($25) love these colors!

Summer Fridays launched their Lip Butter Balm Trio ($48) with their Clear, Vanilla Beige and Brown Sugar (new). This unfortunately sold out already at Sephora but you can still find it at Summer Fridays, Revolve and Net-A-Porter.

Sephora Haul Lip Picks Huda, Buxom and Tarte

 

Sephora Haul Lip Picks Huda, Buxom and Tarte

From Charlotte Tilbury I picked up her Eyes to Mesmerize in Pillow Talk (excited to try, but I do think Rose Gold is still my favorite), mini Filmstar Bronze and Glow Duo ($29), Jewel Gloss in Rose Jewel ($32). I also picked up a few more of the Dior Lip Maximizers in Ultra Pink and Plum.

Sephora Haul Summer Fridays, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior

Sephora Haul Summer Fridays, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior swatches

Miscellaneous

I did pick up the two new Natasha Denona Glam Face and Eye Palettes ($59 each) but have not had a chance to try them yet. I tried Fenty Butta Drop Whipped Oil Hydrating Body Cream Mini ($22) and will 100% be buying the full size. It’s smooth, creamy and smells nice and fruity. The Tom Ford Mini Soleil Neige Body Oil ($34) also made it to my order which I think will be nice for winter!

That wraps up my Sephora haul and first impressions of some of the things I tried! If I had to pick my top 3 favorites that I hauled so far it would include:

  1. T3 AireBrush Dryer
  2. Fresh Rice Sake Bath
  3. NARS Mini Palette in Laguna

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What did you haul? Or did you find any good deals/sales elsewhere?

Holiday Gift Guide Sales Sephora

Top 10 Holiday Sets to Shop from the Sephora Holiday Savings Event

November 5, 2021

Best Holiday Beauty Sets Sephora Sale

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is here! Early Access for Rouge Members starts today from 11/5 through 11/15! I’ve partnered with Sephora to share a look at the Top 10 Beauty Sets to gift this year. There are lots of great value sets to pick from at all price points for any beauty lover.

You can shop the Holiday Savings Event with code YAYHOLIDAY online (also available in stores). You can use the code more than one time if you shop multiple times. Access dates and savings per tier this year are as follows:

  • Rouge Members: Save 20% off purchase from 11/5 – 11/15
  • VIB Members: Save 15% off purchases from 11/9 – 11/15
  • Insider Tier: Save 10% 11/11 – 11/15

All Sephora Collection products are 30% off (no code needed). Some exclusions and limitations apply. Rouge Members can also bring a friend to shop in store and they can also receive 20% off as long as they are a beauty insider! Here are 10 Beauty Sets to put on your radar for gifting this year!

Sephora Favorites Holiday Sets 2021

Sephora Favorites Swipe of Lip Color Lipstick & Lip Balm Set

The Sephora Favorites Sets are pretty good this year! The Sephora Favorites Swipe of Lip Color Lipstick & Lip Balm Set ($36) comes with three full-sized lip products and two minis in a good range of colors to take you through the holiday season. It includes the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 70 Le Nu (mini), NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in Cruella (full-size), Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm in Vanilla Beige (full-size), Huda Beauty Lip Contour 2.0 in Honey Beige (full-size), Clinique Black Honey Lipstick (mini).

Sephora Favorites Swipe of Lip Color Lipstick & Lip Balm Set ($36)

Sephora Favorites Swipe of Lip Color Lipstick & Lip Balm Set ($36)

Sephora Favorites Swipe of Lip Color Lipstick & Lip Balm Set ($36)

Sephora Favorites Bestselling Beauty Must-Haves Set

The Sephora Favorites Bestselling Beauty Must-Haves Set ($54) is another great value set with a little bit of everything including a beautyblender, Natasha Denona Mini Biba Palette, Mini Nars Laguna Bronzer along with some products for the lashes, skin and hair.

Sephora Favorites Bestselling Beauty Must-Haves Set

Sephora Favorites Healthy Hair Must-Haves Kit

For the hair care lover the Sephora Favorites Healthy Hair Must-Haves Kit ($38) is a great value set to give! I bought this as a gift but am considering getting another one for myself. There are a lot of items I haven’t tried that are in this kit.

Sephora Favorites Healthy Hair Must-Haves Kit

Olaplex Holiday Set

Every year the Olaplex sets sell out, so I highly recommend acting fast on the Olaplex Healthy Hair Essentials ($60). This is one of my favorite brands for strengthening hair. I cannot live without their Shampoo and Conditioner!

Olaplex Healthy Hair Essentials

Amika Blowout Buffet Blow Dryer Brush Set

I shopped early for myself to test a few items. As much as I adore the Dyson Airwrap Styler, I wanted to find a more affordable option for a blow-out brush that I could recommend. The Amika Blowout Buffet Blow Dryer Brush Set ($99) is a pretty good tool if you’re looking for a blow dryer + brush in one. This set has their Hair Blow Dryer Brush along with the Amika Wizard Detangling Primer and Perk Up Dry Shampoo. The brush is really easy to use and gives me a smooth blow out. I’ll towel dry hair first and then use the brush dryer in sections. If you find using a round brush + blow dryer challenging, this is a great alternative that makes getting a smooth blowout super easy.

Amika Blowout Buffet Blow Dryer Brush Set

Amika Blowout Buffet Blow Dryer Brush Set

beautyblender Sponge Set

There’s no other sponge quite as good as the beautyblenders and I’m always on the lookout for sets during the holiday. The Beautyblender Loaded Sundae Makeup Sponge Set ($49, $78 value) has three sponges, a solid cleanser and a scrub mat inside.

Beautyblender Loaded Sundae Makeup Sponge Set

Skincare Sets

The Peel Pads from Dr Dennis Gross come highly recommended but I have not tried them yet! I thought the Peel.Love.Joy Set ($34, $51 value) was a good set to try since it has all three variations for Extra Strength, Universal and Gentle.

Dr Dennis Gross Peel Love Joy Set

I’m a huge fan of the Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Cleanser so I knew I had to get the Farmacy Garden Party Green Clean Trio ($42). These are mini solid cleansers in scented options (but still suitable for my sensitive skin). It makes removing makeup at the end of the day a lot more fun and the cleanser is really effective!

Farmacy Garden Party Green Clean Trio

The Tarte Bow and Go Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm Set ($35) is something I can’t rave enough about it. You get 4 full-sized balms packaged in 2 sets of 2 which makes them easy to gift! I’m getting multiples of these to give this year as stocking stuffers. The formula is hydrating and glossy. Colors have good color payoff for a balm. The click style applicator is fun. Colors in this set are Coconut, Petal, Orchid and Wild Berry.

Tarte Bow & Go Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm Set

The last set I have on my top picks list is the Fenty Resting Peach Face Cream Blush & Mini Gloss Bomb Cream Duo ($25). Colors are super cute and wearable especially if you love peach tones! (The Glossy Posse Set is also really good too.)

Fenty Resting Peach Face Cream Blush & Mini Gloss Bomb Cream Duo

Fenty Resting Peach Face Cream Blush & Mini Gloss Bomb Cream Duo

That wraps up my Top 10 Sets from Sephora! Early Access starts today through 11/15 for Rouge Members! What’s on your wishlist this year?

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Beauty Favorites Sales Sephora

Best Makeup to Shop From the Sephora Holiday Savings Event

November 4, 2021

Best Makeup to Shop During the Sephora Sale

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is back with early access for Rouge Members starting on 11/5. You can shop the Holiday Savings Event with code YAYHOLIDAY online (also available in stores). Code is multi-use and for Rouge Members you can bring in a friend to shop in store and they will also receive 20% off as long as they are a Beauty Insider. Access dates and savings per tier this year are as follows:

  • Rouge Members: Save 20% off purchase from 11/5 – 11/15
  • VIB Members: Save 15% off purchases from 11/9 – 11/15
  • Insider Tier: Save 10% 11/11 – 11/15

Sephora Collection items are 30% off. (Some exclusions and limits apply.) I’ll have a few roundups and reviews throughout the savings event. For today’s roundup I’ve included my Top 3 in every makeup category. (A few categories I couldn’t narrow it down to just 3, but I’ve still kept it edited.) If you’re looking for my recommendations of the best keep reading!

Foundation

Favorite Foundations Laura Mercier, Armani and La Mer

Best Matte Foundations

Best Glow Foundation

Best Satin Finish Foundation

Best Sheer Tints

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Concealer + Powders

Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer Review

Concealers

I prefer creamy concealers so they are easier to blend and melt into the skin, favorites + my must-have setting powder:

Powders

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Highlighter

Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Glow Highlighter | The Beauty Look Book

There are so many great highlighters, it was a challenge to narrow it down to just three, especially with the holiday launches, but if I had to just pick three:

Blush

For cream blushes, I’ve really enjoyed:

Powder blush favorites:

Favorite Cheek Products

 

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Face Palettes

My top three new face palettes of the year:

Bronzer

 

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Eyeshadows

Too Faced Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Another category I couldn’t narrow down to just three, but my Top 5 favorites:

Mascara

Liners/Brow

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Lipstick

Dior Nude Look Lipstick Matte

Matte

Shine/Creamy

Tinted Balms

Lip Liners

 

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath Set

Lip Gloss

My Lip Favorites

 

That wraps up my best-of list! Stay tuned for another roundup coming tomorrow with a look at some of the best sets! To recap, the Sephora Holiday Savings Event access dates and savings per tier this year are as follows:

  • Rouge Members: Save 20% off purchase from 11/5 – 11/15
  • VIB Members: Save 15% off purchases from 11/9 – 11/15
  • Insider Tier: Save 10% 11/11 – 11/15

What’s on your wishlist?

Hauls Sephora

New Fall Makeup Haul Picks from Sephora

October 24, 2021

Sephora Makeup Haul

There are so many good beauty launches this time of year and I’ve put together a haul roundup of some things I’ve tested and loved from Sephora. I’ve partnered with them to share a closer look at new makeup for the face, cheeks, eyes and lips with swatches. If you’re shopping online you can use the code FREESHIP for free shipping on any order. I highly recommend checking out their Beauty Insider Program for extra benefits, early access to events and new product launches.

Sephora Makeup Haul | The Beauty Lookbook

I’ve split everything in this review by category. Here are 10 things I hauled recently and loved!

Face Products

Fenty Eaze Drops, MUFE Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder, YSL Nu Bare Look Tint

I’m always excited to try new foundations and skin tints. Two that I’ve been really impressed with are the Fenty Eaze Blurring Skin Tint ($29.50) and YSL Nu Bare Look Tint Skin Tint Foundation ($38). The Fenty Ease Blurring Skin Tint is a nice lightweight base that has a super natural look – like your skin but smoother and better. I wear Shade 10 and it has good coverage and lasts all day. The YSL Nu Bare Look Tint is my current favorite sheer dewy base. I wear either Shade 8 or 9 and it’s like a tinted moisturizer without being too dewy. It’s radiant, smoothing, glowy and lightweight.

I’ve been really impressed with the new Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Setting Powder ($37) in 3.0 Golden Neutral (available in 6 colors). It’s a great setting powder to smooth out pores, set your foundation and has a nice matte finish.

Complexion

Westman Atelier Holiday 2021 Sets Sephora | The Beauty Lookbook

For the cheeks Westman Atelier has some cute sets out for the holiday season! If you are looking for a super cute luxe gift for a beauty lover (or yourself) the Clean Glow Trios ($78 each) are super cute! There are two variations with a Lit Up Stick, Face Trace Contour Stick and Baby Cheeks.

Below wearing: Fenty Glow Eaze Blurring Drops in Shade 10, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Matte Setting Powder in Golden Neutral, Westman Atelier Clean Glow Trio II with Truffle, Nectar and DouDou, Fenty Gloss Bomb Cream in Candy Milk, Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pearls, Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Mascara

Westman Atelier Clean Glow Trio II | Blush in DouDou

I hauled the Clean Glow Trio II (deeper variation) with Face Trace in Truffle, Lit Up Stick in Nectar, Baby Cheeks in Dou Dou. These come in the twist up sticks like the full size, just miniature and without the magnetic cap. Texture of the contour stick and blush is creamy with a nice dry down (great for longer lasting power). The Lit Sticks are super pretty for that dewy glow. On my medium tan complexion these sticks are fairly sheer and add a luminous glow.

Westman Atelier Clean Glow Trio II

Another beautiful option to gift this year is the Westman Atelier Gift Edition Holiday Box Highlighter + Lip Set ($133). It has new colors with Lit Up Stick in Parla (glossy champagne gold) and Lip Suede in Les Bordeaux (bright cherry red, pale mauve nude, deep plum and wine). The Lit Up Stick is really beautiful! The Lip Suede has a palette of matte shades that adhere well to the lips for exceptional lasting power. Colors run on the bold edgy side. You can always mix the shades for a custom lip look too.

Westman Atelier Holiday Box Highlighter & Lip Set

Westman Atelier Holiday Set swatches

Lip Suede in Bordeaux

Westman Atelier Holiday Box Set Lit Up Stick Parla and Bordeaux Lip Suede

Palette/Eyes

Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Mascara

The Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara ($20) has been a good one for me! I love it for a nice defining and lifting formula that doesn’t clump or smudge.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pearls

I love holiday palettes for the pretty shimmers and I hauled the new Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pearls ($53) to try. For a complete eye look you will need to add some deeper shades or a liner (I added some of the mattes from the Too Faced Natural Nudes). But the colors are gorgeous, texture is smooth, shadows adhere well to the skin and last all day. I’ve added a swatch next to Star Aura (one of my favorites) for comparison.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pearls vs Star Aura

Lips

 

Last but not least we have my favorite part of the haul lips! Every year I haul the Fenty Lip Sets. I’m a HUGE fan of the Gloss Bomb and Cream formulas and look forward to the new limited-edition colors. This year’s set is the Fenty Glossy Posse Fantasy 4Sum ($38) with a full size Gloss Bomb Cream in Candy Milk (pink), and 3 mini holographic Gloss Bombs in Champ Stamp Fenty Glow, Fenty Glow Fantasy and Hot Chocolit Fantasy. I love these. The glitter and sparkle is really wearable and not too over the top. Texture is super smooth and even with the sparkles I don’t feel any texture.

Fenty Glossy Posse Fantasy 4Sum

Fenty Glossy Posse Fantasy 4Sum vs a few individual full-size colors

Fenty Glossy Posse Fantasy 4Sum vs Fenty Glow, Hot Chocolit, Creams

Fenty Glossy Posse Fantasy 4Sum lip swatches

Hands down my favorite set that I’ve hauled is the Tarte Bow & Go Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm Set ($35, $76 value). I just recently tried this lip balm formula and cannot believe it took me so long to try it. They’re the perfect swipe and go kind of gloss + balm tint in one with a click up applicator. This set is packaged in two sets of two which makes them perfect for stocking stuffers. Colors in this set include Orchid, Coconut, Petal and Wild Berry.

Tarte Bow & Go Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm Set

Last I have a look at the newer shades of the Kosas Wet Lip Oil ($22 each). If you’re a neutral lip lover and want something you can throw on and look more polished, definitely check out the newer colors! Unzipped is a pale pink, Unhooked is a medium neutral nude pink, Unbuttoned is a soft warm blush. I love Unbuttoned the most, but all the colors are really good.

Kosas Wet Lip Oil in Unzipped, Unhooked, Unbuttoned

Kosas Wet Lip Oil in Unzipped, Unhooked, Unbuttoned lip swatches

That wraps up my haul roundup review! I hope you found the swatches helpful! You can find everything available at Sephora. If you’re a Beauty Insider, don’t forget to mark your calendar for the upcoming Holiday Savings Event in a few weeks! Savings start on 11/5 for Rouge Members!

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