It’s here – it’s time for Sephora’s annual sale! The sale runs through the 21st. With the code SAVENOW, if you’re Rouge, it starts today and you get 20% off, it starts on the 18th for VIB members with 15% off, and also on the 18th for Insiders, with 10% off. It’s free to join, so it’s worth it even if you’re not a huge Sephora shopper! I’m sharing my favorite skincare, makeup, and haircare products from Sephora in today’s post!
I’ve gotten so into skincare in the last few years, and have so many favorites that I use and love. I’m going to start with products I use on my face. I love this gel cleanser from Drunk Elephant – it’s gentle but not stripping. I love this toner + exfoliant combination product – I use it in the morning, and follow it with this really nice copper peptide serum. The serum works so well under my SPF and my makeup, and just gives me the perfect base. In the evenings, I prep my skin with this gentle toner after cleansing. I’ve been using the Drunk Elephant TLC serum for years now, and love how it’s improved the texture of my skin and helped a lot with breakouts. This Biossance resurfacing serum is incredible at helping to fade dark spots and improve texture – I use it about twice a week. This Hyper Even Vitamin C serum is packaged to keep the vitamin C stable and isn’t too sticky on your skin. I love this lightweight gel-cream Protini moisturizer – if you have oily skin, this is a great choice. I have a whole post about this Bouncy Brightfacial leave-on mask that I use every other night – it’s so effective and I love that is has a matte finish. And the GrandeLash serum is something I’m never without – I’ve been using it for over two years now!
Moving on to products that I use on my body. This Kosas serum deodorant is incredible – it just works. Necessaire’s body wash and body serum are both things that I use and love. And this Strivectin neck cream is great for moisturizing to prevent wrinkles, and the rollerball makes it so easy to apply.
I’m not the most adventerous in my day-to-day makeup looks, but I do feel like I’ve found some great, solid products that look great and work well. This primer is incredible – if you have oily skin, it is a must-have. It works so well at keeping me shine-free for hours. I love both this Fenty tint and this Double Wear sheer as no-makeup makeup options – they just even out your face but are incredibly lightweight. I’ve been using and loving this blush palette – it’s nice to be able to slightly customize the shade I want to wear. I don’t wear eyeliner every day, but when I do, I like this kajal pencil, because it’s really easy to blend but stays put. I’ve been using this mascara for a few months now, and I love how it really coats my lashes, makes them thicker, but doesn’t flake off. And for brows, I love both Glossier Boy Brow and this Kosas brow gel – both are super easy to apply and just give a slightly more polished brow look. I don’t wear a setting spray every day, but if I have a look that I really want to last, Urban Decay’s setting spray is the way to go.
When I wear eyeshadow, I almost always go for a cream eyeshadow stick – they just go on so easily, blend beautifully, and really stay put. The ones from Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier are both really great. And lip products! Clinique Black Honey is old school but classic – it’s a great no-lipstick lipstick. I have the Nars Afterglow lip balms in at least four shades – they’re basically a tinted balm, and I love that I can apply without a mirror for easy, on-the-go wear. This Rare Beauty tinted oil is a new-to-me addition! And when I want to wear a “real” liptstick, I go with Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk – it’s an iconic shade for a reason!
When it comes to hair, I’m pretty loyal when I find something that works! I’ve been loving the JVN Embody shampoo and conditioner – they keep my hair nice and smooth without weighing it down. I also use this Briogeo shampoo a few times a week to help get rid of scalp and product buildup. I use the JVN Styling Milk before I blow dry every time – it doesn’t make my hair greasy, but does help it from getting out of control frizzy. The Air Dry Cream is incredible at helping my wavy hair last for days, and refreshing it on day two and beyond. I’ve been using a T3 blow dryer for years and years now, and I really think they’ve helped keep my hair from getting heat damaged. The Drybar Brush Crush is great to smooth out any waves in dry hair… or to get rid of that ponytail crease on day two hair! And the most exciting – I picked up the Shark FlexStyler this morning in the sale! I’m so excited to try it out – I love the concept of drying and styling my hair with an all-in-one product.