I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve as I write this. Except makeup. Help me.
Unlike Christmas, the Sephora sale comes but twice a year for members of the Beauty Insider program. We super-addicted top tier members get an extra day of shopping before the sale starts for everyone else on April 19th. It runs for about a week, and you can take advantage of it in store or online. In this year’s spring sale, VIB Rouges and VIBs get 15% off, and Beauty Insiders get 10% off. (The fall sale usually features a deeper discount.)
Because I’m addicted to makeup, I’ve been prepping my basket for weeks now. Adding things. Removing things. Adding more things…and to make my decisions, I rely on my fellow bloggers’ recommendation posts and videos. At the very last minute, I thought I’d share my top picks for the sale.
Pricey skincare// This is at the top of my list. If there’s a $100+ serum you love or have been dying to try, now’s the time to make it happen. Whatever your skin concerns, I highly recommend Sunday Riley Good Genes. It brightens, exfoliates, gets rid of fine lines…it does it all.
Summer staples// As the weather gets warmer, faces tend to get greasier (mine does, at least). Stock up on your summer makeup essentials. For me, a really good oil control setting spray is not optional. Urban Decay De-Slick is my go-to.
An easy lip option// Grab something pretty and comfortable for everyday wear. In the spring and summer, I tend to reach for mattes even more because even if my face is shiny, at least my lips won’t be, right? Huda Beauty Liquid Lipsticks are some of the most comfortable liquid lippies I have ever encountered. They are super thin, lightweight and not too drying on the lips, and they smell like cake. I’m obsessed with the shade Spice Girl.
A highlighter that’s perfect for your skin tone// I love highlighter, I bathe in it daily, and if it’s not metallic I’m not satisfied – this we know. But sometimes I want to achieve an effortless, lit-from-within glow rather than a tin foil glow. On those days, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz has my back.
A goof-proof palette// On the days I wake up late, on the days I’m feeling uncreative or lazy or both, on the days I just don’t know what kind of look I want to do, the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette is my go-to. Peachy shimmers for the lid, warm browns as transition shades, deep browns and purples for the crease…it’s everything you need and more.