Socialite Squad: How y’all feeling? After being cooped up in the house for weeks, I gotta admit that makeup has been the LAST thing on my mind! (I’ve literally been living in sweats and a messy bun, ya feel me?) But the deals available during Sephora’s Spring VIB sale were more than reason enough for me to add some new goodies to my collection, and stock up on old faves! Here are all the products I snagged online during the Sephora Spring Savings event!
*You’ll be able to easily shop all of my picks at the end of this post! ?
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Staple/Top Pick!)
This is a tried and true product for me. It’s simple and non-fussy. I’m old school so I don’t do all of the contouring around my brows, blending etc. I think that contoured brows look great, but I am way too unskilled to pull it off daily! Brow Wiz gives me natural looking, defined brows with just a flick of the wrist. I really love the user-friendly eyeliner-like precision!
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in shade Amande (Staple/Restock)
Nars makes classic products that quickly become cult faves (Orgasm blush ringing any bells?) I love their Radiant Creamy Concealer because it blends sooo well and doesn’t leave a creasy, dry look. I use shade Cafe for routine spot blending, but I use the lighter shade of Amande to brighten the area under my eyes.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter (New!)
I’m late to Fenty Beauty, I know, but I figured the Sephora VIB Sale would be a great time to test out new products! As someone who grew up learning makeup in the 90’s, I’ve been just a straight blush on the apples of the cheeks kinda gal for a long time. However, after seeing so many beautiful girls on IG with artfully applied highlighter on their cheekbones and noses, I figured it was high time for me to test it out! I’d heard rave reviews about Fenty’s “Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter”, and *drumroll* I LOVE IT! I ordered shade Afternoon Snack/Mo’ Honey, both of which blend well with my skin tone and leave a subtle golden glow. This highlighter seems buildable so it was perfect for a newbie like me who applied it with a cautious hand. ?
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder (New!)
Honestly, I don’t really wear foundation often unless I’m shooting for the blog or going out for the night. I have found that loose powder has the effect of smoothing and evening my skin without being as heavy as pressed powder. My current fave is Kylie Cosmetics Loose Setting Powder, but because I love the airbrushed effect that loose powders provide, I was eager to try a new one! Fenty Beauty “Pro Filt’r” powder in shade Honey really brightens my skin, and was easy to blend. The only con to this powder is that it isn’t silky and it has a “sharp” kind of feel on the skin. I know that sounds strange, but maybe it’s due to the shimmer content? ? I probably won’t reorder this one, as my Kylie Cosmetics loose powder just feels better on my skin.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb (New/Top Pick!)
This gloss was hands down my favorite purchase from this years VIB sale! The gloss and shimmer factor (I ordered shade Fenty Glow) is on another level, but it doesn’t have any of the gloopy/sticky feel that a lot of shiny glosses have. There are not a lot of shades to choose from, but all of the available colors should work with most skin tones!
Too Faced “Fall In Love With Your Lashes” Mascara Set (Staple/Restock)
I have tried so many mascaras: From cult classics like Maybelline Great Lash, to perennial favorites like Diorshow and Lancôme’s Definicils. The ONE mascara that I keep coming back to is Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara! Sure, the name is cheeky, but this mascara works! I was able to grab this with a free mini of “Damn Girl 24 Hour” mascara which promises to dramatic volume and curl. I didn’t see much volume, but I did notice the lift and curl of my lashes with this formula. I believe the “Damn Girl” will work best when applied with “Better Than Sex.”
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner (New/Top Pick!)
I got into Stila eyeliners after they were recommended by The Sweetest Thing. I already have the tried and true “Stay All Day liner” by the brand, but I wanted to try out a pencil liner, as they are so much easier for me to work with. Stila’s “Smudge Stick” liner in shade Stingray is waterproof, vibrant, applies so smoothly, and feels like it “locks” into place. I might go as far to say that I actually love this more than “Stay All Day”!
*Grab my faves here by clicking each item to shop!
PS. If you’re not already a member, be sure to sign up to be a Sephora Beauty Insider to start collecting points with each purchase! It’s free to join, and with each tier of points you accrue, you’ll get free gifts with your purchase. The best part? Once you join you’ll get access to the VIB sale that Sephora does throughout the year, and save tons while you stock up on favorites and new products!