Sephora Sale – Beauty Picks

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Hey all!

Finally, possibly my favorite part of the Sephora VIB Sale! Anyone who knows me knows that I loooove makeup. I dialed it back a ton for my old job to a more simple, chic and natural look but I love a smoky eye, experimenting with different shades of bright or dark lipsticks, contouring, highlighting etc etc… I love it all. It was so hard to choose just five items for each category, so I stuck with my everyday favorites for the ones I am recommending. These items are either something I use every day, use so much I buy 2 or more per year (which is why I’d buy two during the VIB sale) or both.

Estee Lauder’s Double Wear is a total mainstay for loads of girls- although admittedly usually for oily skinned beauties! I love it even though I’m dry for its crazy staying power- it has lasted me through literal 20 hour days where I’m hot and moving around. I just start by moisturizing, then put down a moisturizing primer (#3!), and apply with a damp beauty sponge. I use the Hourglass Ambient lighting powder to set my undereye concealer- every day for the past two years, and while I’ve hit pan on my container of it, it’s still going strong. A great buy by my mind when you consider the cost per use. Becca’s Backlight Priming Filter is holy grail status in my mind- I love how it illuminates, hydrates and makes your makeup apply nicely. For powder, my sister and I both love the Smashbox Halo Hydrating powder. I’m a bit too pale for it right now BUT I love how it doesn’t look cakey and doesn’t make my skin flake off. Lastly, the Stila eyeshadow pallette I linked is my go-to for every day because it has twelve all-matte shades that are warm, neutral and cool, making the perfect base for any eye look. I love just swiping the orange shade into my crease, popping a bit of highlighter to the ball of my eye, and doing a quick winged liner for a fast but pretty look.

Currently use:

(1) Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup  – (2) Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Powder – (3) BECCA Backlight Priming Filter – (4) Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder – (5) stila Eyes Are the Window™ Shadow Palettes (Shade: Mind)

Would love to try:

(1) BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed (In Moonstone) – (2) TARTELETTE IN BLOOM CLAY EYESHADOW PALETTE (3) Makeup Forever FULL COVER CONCEALER – (4) Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick – (5) bareMinerals bareminerals® Stroke of Light™ Eye Brightener

What are your favorite makeup products to stock up on during the Sephora VIB sale?


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