My Favorite Beauty Picks from the Sephora Sale

Happy Friday, my lovelies… I am here to share my favorite beauty picks with you just in time for the Sephora Spring Savings Event, which starts today, Friday April 1st!

The sale starts today and depending on your Sephora Rewards membership level, you can take up to 20% off your purchase with code with code SAVESPRING at checkout.

You can also take 30% off all Sephora Collection products from 4/1 to 4/11.

The Sephora Spring Savings Event is a great opportunity to stock up on your tried and true favorite products, or maybe even to try something totally new (like some of my favorite beauty picks)! And naturally it’s a great opportunity to switch up your makeup or skincare routine for the summer months.

Y’all know by now that Sephora is one of my favorite stores on the planet. I love testing out and trying new products — and Sephora makes it really easy with their super knowledgable staff and generous return policy. I also really appreciate their ‘Clean at Sephora’ label — that way, I can easily find products that are formulated without a long (and frightening) list of chemicals. A few years ago I switched to almost all clean / cruelty-free beauty products, and this section has been an incredible resource.

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A Rundown of My Favorite Beauty Picks from Sephora

Fenty Beauty & Fenty Skin

rms beauty

  • Their Living Luminizer — it’s a luxuriously creamy highlighter that the founder of rms beauty (Rose Marie Swift) taught me to put on my cheekbones, under the arches of my eyebrows, the inside corners of my eyes, and my cupid’s bow. Yes, she did my makeup on me once (during an event at the Birchbox store in SoHo) and gave me all of her tips & tricks. It was so freaking cool.
  • Their Un Cover-Up Concealer/Foundation is another double-duty miracle pot. It’s moisturizing, light coverage that barely feels like you have anything on. It also really helps diminish my redness from eczema.
  • She also taught me that a lot of their products do double-duty, especially their Lip2Cheek color, which can obviously be used on both lips as a subtle lip color and on cheeks as a blush. My favorite shade was ‘Beloved’ — red with a hint of poppy.
  • Their Beauty Oil is the very first face oil I’ve ever tried, and it’s still one of my favorites. During the winter especially, this stuff moisturizes my skin like nothing else I’ve ever tried.
  • I also just started using their Straight Up Volumizing Peptide Mascara and I’m very impressed so far. The formula is super soft, it doesn’t flake or smudge at all during the day, and it doesn’t take much effort to remove it all at night.
  • I’ve also been testing out their “Re” Evolve Radiance Locking Hydrating Primer. It’s basically a lightly shimmering primer that doubles as a high quality moisturizer.
  • Their newest product that I’m totally in love with is their Eyelights Cream Shadow. I have it in the shade ‘Strobe’ and it’s gorgeous…but there are several other colors I have my eye on! You can apply it with your fingers or a brush, it’s totally buildable, and stays put all day!

Milk Makeup

  • Their Kush Mascara — I’ve tried so many other brands but keep coming back to it. It gives your lashes megawatt curl and volume. The waterproof formula is also really good, if you’re looking for more stay-put power.
  • Their Sunshine Skin Tint — If you’re looking for a light coverage foundation that has SPF in it, it’s one of my go-to foundations for summer. (PS – if you’re looking for more of a buildable medium coverage foundation, then their Blur Liquid Matte Foundation is also awesome).
  • I also love their HydroGrip Primer — the consistency kinda reminds me of pure aloe vera gel because it dries down a bit tacky after you apply it, but it’s really good at getting makeup to stay put. Their new HydroGrip Setting & Refreshing Spray is also amazing.
  • Their Kush Fiber Brow Gel — its super easy to apply and fills in your brows perfectly, especially if you over-tweezed them in your teenage years like I did (I blame Gwen Stefani).
  • Their Kush Lip Balms — they give you the perfect hint of color but are also a super creamy lip balm (with absolutely no stickiness).

Wanted to share a few more of my favorite beauty picks from Sephora that I am really loving right now:

The Ilia Soft Focus Finishing Powder — I started using this over the summer when I wanted a more matte look to finish off my makeup, and I really love it. It stays put all day and gives a kind of blurring effect which I really love. They also have a radiant version if you love setting powder but want a bit of a glow.

The Drybar Double Shot Blow Dryer Brush — I know it’s a little pricey but it’s AMAZING. It straightens my entire head of curls in less than 20 minutes. And the Sephora Spring Savings Event is the best time to snag it at a discount! Their Hold Me Hair Clips are also a great tool for sectioning off your hair while blow-drying, which makes the process go that much smoother.

The Clean Reserve Radiant Nectar Eau de Parfum — I was honestly surprised that I liked this scent because I’m usually more of a fan of citrusy perfumes. This one smells delicious though!

Farmacy’s Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is one of my favorite makeup removers. It’s so soft and creamy and removes all of my makeup in one shot. I also love their Honey Grail Ultra Hydrating Face Oil — it’s super moisturizing if you suffer from dry skin like I do.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is one of the best OG moisturizers — it’s simple, hard working, and a great daily moisturizer for normal to dry skin (or if you have oily skin, I would recommend trying out their Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream). And if you’re someone who is always dealing with dry or cracked hands, I am eternally obsessed with their Ultimate Strength Hand Salve – it’s a magical potion and would be great to get ahead of the winter months!

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