AUGUST SEPHORA FAVORITES:
HELLOOO! So excited for todays blog post – per usual when it comes to makeup! I do a Sephora Favorites post monthly – if you are curious. I try 50+ products each month and I always loop back to my blog to share the BEST and only the best. If you are looking for something or want to find more Sephora favorites – just search Sephora Haul in the search tool and they all come up!
ALSO! ✨ Sephora is offering a super good deal right now in-store and online for their Beauty Insiders. They are offering $15 off your purchase of $75, and $20 off your purchase of $100. Use code: WELCOMEBACK if you are shopping online! You can use this code one-time online, but you can use it multiple times in store. If you are not yet a Sephora Beauty Insider, their free rewards program, I highly recommend doing it because it gets you really great samples, birthday gifts, and access to their special events with discounts! You earn points on all merchandise purchases and you get to redeem those points for rewards!
This lip oil is SO good! It is lip ‘oil’ so it super moisturizing and shiny without being sticky. One of the main ingredients is hyaluronic acid which helps to seriously moisturize and give your lips a more full, plumped effect. I am wearing shade ‘ONLY YOU’ which pulls a bit of a pink. It is a super light tint, with a natural look but it gives you a little extra color. You can see it pretty well in the photos – its super shiny and pulls my lipstick more of a nude / pink direction!
I am a huge fan of the Bum Bum products and this does not disappoint. The smell is AMAZING, per usual. This scrub is new to me- and I have a LOT of the Bum Bum products. I go through a lot of scrubs year round since I tan year round. I find a lot of hits and misses but this one is a hit and the smell is just icing on the cake! It leaves your skin feeling super smooth and moisturized. The crushed cupuaçu seeds and sugar crystals gently exfoliate dead skin (and self-tanner in my case) and leaves a slight shimmer on your skin which is really pretty in the summer.
This toner was gifted me to me in PR about a month ago but I had already planned to order via Sephora when I saw a YouTuber who has insane skin recommend it. It gently exfoliates, cleans pores and controls oil without over-stripping skin. I was amazed at how much it pulled out of my skin, and could tell a difference in my skin. It doesn’t sting or burn, and almost has a cooling effect. They say it is safe for sensitive skin, also which is a perk for a lot of people. I use it highly after I remove my makeup. Toners are a product many people skip or forget about but I have been using them religiously and swear by them. This one takes the cake out of the few I’ve tried the last 2 months.
[Shade: White Russian]
This plumping lip gloss is the perfect addition to my lip routine. It is a total throwback product but I randomly ordered it because I love the tingly effect / minty smell and omg as soon as I started wearing it I got a ton of DMs being like “what is on your lips?” and its the same lip liner/lipsticks I always love but I have been using this gloss instead so it gives a pink/nude glow to your lips.
This lip balm is amazing! I have had people suggest it before, but I love the natural shine look it gives your lips. I like the transparent shade [1 ‘Josyln Clair‘] but there are 3 other shades that have a light, buildable tint for those wanting a little bit of color! I wrote a full review on this and also their bronzing powder HERE.
YOU GUYS- I think I mentioned these in last months Sephora haul but I have to re-mention because they are seriously amazing. I got them bc I was flying to AZ for a hair appointment last month and thought they’d be great to have in my travel bag. However, I learned quickly that these are not your average cheap hair removal thingies – these are 100x better – so be careful! They remove hair crazy easy and dead skin. I have purchased ones from Amazon that people rave about but these are the real deal. And if you travel a lot – you will be so glad you pack one of these. They don’t take up any space at all! I like smaller ones because I can leave them in cosmetic bags and purses and use them on the go.
They softly exfoliate dead skin if you are super dry and need to remove it before applying makeup, etc. You can use them 3-4 times each based on the amount and texture of your hair but they are super affordable and easy to keep on hand and clean. Do use them lightly bc they are powerful! I will say I use them on my upper lip and my upper cheek bone because my highlighter pops better when its peach fuzz free and texture free.
This tape is SO good for getting a super clean eyeshadow/eyeliner look. I have been using it a lot and it makes so much easier, I don’t have to worry about being perfect when applying! It comes off of your skin easily and is really handy. I used this on my stories a few weeks ago and omg it was so fun to see the reaction. It is a soft tape so it does not tug or pull on your skin AND I love how neat and clean eye makeup and eye liner look when you use this!
This mascara is dual-sided and has two full size brushes and formulas designed to give you the perfect lashes. Whether you use both sides together or separately, this mascara allows you to customize your look according to your mood. The “Volume” side: This formula features low-gravity fibers for a volume beyond belief—without the weight or stiffness. The “Curl and Length” side: This formula includes gripping waxes and fibers for an immediately elongated effect with a curved brush to boost length, definition, and curl to even your tiniest lashes. I used this for the first time ever on my stories and omg I was in shock. I had intended to apply false lashes but I did not need them after this!
I love how customizable the look of this mascara is, and you can change it up how you want to.
This palette is SO insanely EMILY, lol. I am a bronze type of gal and I tend to wear the same makeup looks daily. I don’t get crazy with my colors too often really. I actually purchased this one because it is smaller than her typical palettes thus it has a better price point. I love her packaging – the mirror is amazing and the pans are huge so I will likely never run out, lol! The colors are so me – I always do a tan, camel crease, a darker outer corner, and then shimmers on m lid! If you are curious what my currently makeup routine is – it is HERE. The mattes blend super easy and the shimmer colors are insane! They are shimmery- without being too overpowering so they are perfect for summer and will transition flawlessly into fall/winter. It includes matte, creamy powder and also the duo chromes, metallics, and shimmers so you can create a variety of different looks. Also, you’ve probably already seen this in my previous Sephora Hauls but I love THIS brush and get a lot of use out of it when it comes to using this palette.
Okay, I posted about this eyelash curler on my stories and seriously everyone freaked out, including me! I had heard that this lash curler was amazing but I didn’t think there could be that big of a difference but OMG- I was wrong! My lashes instantly looked longer and prettier, and the curler is user friendly and doesn’t pinch! I know it has been sold out a couple of times but I highly recommend!! I have had people DM me and e-mail SO much in regard to this and how they couldn’t believe it worked so much better than other lash curlers. I did a story on my Instagram the day I got it and tried it out and it was sold out in just a few hours- just from this little IG story where I was simply testing it out while sitting at my desk working.
This hair mask is a weekly, in-shower treatment that reduces frizz and nourishes hair, leaving it shiny, smooth, and moisturized for up to 72 hours. I definitely noticed a difference in the texture of my hair after using this- I am a huge fan of B&B and this mask is a must-have.This product will totally up your hair game – it makes it SO freaking smooth and soft!
This cream is seriously amazing- it is super hydrating and moisturizing and is really good for dry skin. It feels thicker than a regular lotion, but it absorbs into the skin so well so it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. My skin feels so soft after applying!
I mentioned this product in my latest Sephora haul but I had to mention again because it is so good! This serum is AMAZING for the price point – $6.70. I have tried a few Ordinary brand products and did not have a lot of luck but this one is one I love! I am always on the lookout for products that help to reduce dark circles and puffiness around my eyes- especially during allergy season or if I have a hard time sleeping. I feel like my face is extra puffy and I need all the help I can get! This serum has caffeine and green tea cathecin as ingredients, and they help to visibly reduce eye pigmentation and puffiness. You can use in the AM & PM as needed. I just use this in the AM under my makeup.
As soon as this brow shaping wax was back in stock, I had to get it- it has been sold out for months! I remember in April trying to get my hands on it during the VIB event and it was always sold out. I finally just got it and I literally loved it from the second I used it. I was telling the makeup artist at Hair by Chrissy’s that I got it and she was like “oh my gosh! I’ve been dying to try it but its always sold out!” – seriously its a hot item! I showed you all little sneak peek in my stories the other day, but I am OBSESSED with this. It is so easy to use and gives you the perfect laminated brow look. I just wet the product, use a sturdy spoolie [my fav is HERE], and brush through you brows. The wax is strong, but doesn’t make your brows look crunchy like some other ones I’ve tried. [Shade: Tinted] I tried a clear brow soap product last month and did not like it nearly as much as I did this one – especially with the tint!
This serum has a very potent blend of vitamin C plus turmeric that brightens skin‘s appearance while reducing the look of dark spots. I know it is super important to have a Vitamin C serum as part of your daily skin routine, and this one is such high quality, it is SO good! I love the smell and it feels really good on my skin, it doesn’t sting at all and it really helps brighten up my face.
This peel is a leave-on AHA/BHA peel that improves the look of skin texture and provides a visible glow overnight with a soothing but effective multi-acid blend. It is gentle on your skin but also makes a difference in the texture while you sleep- I definitely feel like I wake up with glowy skin after using this.
What Sephora products are you planning on grabbing during the event? Let me know in the comments below!
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