If you are like me, something as simple as a new lipstick can truly brighten your day! A Sephora beauty haul (and using my new products) is enough to make me feel ready to take on the world! In my pj's, while social distancing of course.
This month I bought a few of my tried and true favorites PLUS some new products I'm excited to spill the tea about! I collected a list from every price point to mix it up. So, whether you're looking to spend a little just to get a package in the mail, or itching to spend a lot for a treat yo'self moment, we've got it all here!
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1 – Sephora's #1 Lipstick
Pillow Talk is the Charlotte Tilbury shade that everyone is talking about (and wearing!) It looks different on everyone, but somehow looks amazing no matter your skin tone or age! It's like the sisterhood of the traveling pants, minus the pants. Everyone needs this lipstick!! It's that perfect mix of pink and brown that somehow creates the perfect, universally flattering, shade without fail. It's also a good-sized tube of lipstick so it will outlast the quarantine FOR SURE. Believe me, you will want people to see you in this lipstick.
2 – Setting Spray
Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray is ICONIC. If you're not a believer, you should be! There's over 6,000 PERFECT reviews on Sephora's website for this miracle spray. It's basically hairspray for your makeup; I feel like it's a waste of makeup if I don't use it because it literally sets everything to perfection! If I was to go to Sephora and could only pick “stranded on a desert island” products, THIS makes the list every time.
3 – Hyaluronic Acid
The Inkey List's Hyaluronic Acid Serum is only $7.99!!! This is an incredible price for such a hard-working ingredient. Hyaluronic Acid holds 1,000 times its weight in water, meaning it draws in crazy amounts of moisture! This results in moisturized, plumper looking skin. I LOVE the way this feels and how my skin looks after using it. It has amazing reviews on Sephora, and I love that even though it's a small bottle, a little goes a long way!
The Inkey List has tons of CLEAN products that I am so excited to try because they are all affordable yet effective! If you're on a tight budget but online shopping happens to be your current coping mechanism (I feel you), THIS product is for you.
4 – Dry Shampoo
This value-sized Living Proof dry shampoo is the ticket to making your blowout last longer. The 4 oz size is $25 and the 7.3 oz size only $36! Go big or go home, I say. I mean, you're already home. But you might as well be able to wash your hair less! This is also one of the only dry shampoos I've tried that feels like it actually CLEANS your hair, instead of adding gunk. Put it in at night, brush it through, sleep on it and the next morning your hair is ready to go! I personally give it 5 stars, and over 2,000 people on Sephora agree with me.
5 – Hair Straightener
I've been super intrigued to try this hair straightener out because I have LOVED the rest of Dyson's hair tools. It's cordless and charges either on the wall or with a wireless charger. It's so fun to use! It relies less on heat, so it does way less damage than traditional flat iron. It works beautifully, both for straightening and for curling. The tool boasts flex plates that allow for easier curling, and I truly think the way to get the longest-lasting curls is by using a flat iron!
Fun fact: the first day I used it and did stories (and didn't say a WORD about doing anything different to my hair) I had tons of people DM me on instagram asking what I did differently to my hair! It really does smooth like a dream, all while using minimal heat.
I also love that it's a “smart” tool, totally temperature adjustable AND shuts off by itself after 10 minutes of inactivity. I can't even tell you how many times I've wondered if I've left my straightener on after leaving the house! BUT NO MORE! This one is a bit of a splurge, but you know I always have my eye out for an amazing deal for you!
6 – Fenty Gloss
Rihanna knows her lipgloss, my friends. I had already tried this Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer before and fell in love with it! I've used the colors Fussy (a pigmented pink) and Sweet Mouth (a soft pink) and both are stunning. It's got a super shiny/shimmery finish which is kinda my favorite. It's also got 10k amazing reviews on Sephora so you know it's good!
7 – Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
Lacking Vitamin D? Add a few drops of this serum to any moisturizer for that sunny glow we are all missing right now! It really does work so well to give you a bit of a glow. It's not a self-tanner, it's really more of a “just till you wash your face again” type of bronzer drop that you add to your moisturizer, but sometimes that's nice if you don't want self tanner on your face.
The serum is also antioxidant-rich so it fights against environmental pollutants that make you age faster. This product is also part of the Clean at Sephora line, which promises only wholesome and effective products, made without harmful chemicals!
8 – Moisturizing Cream-Gel
This is one of those splurge products I mentioned at the beginning, but it is oh-so-good! I know I've mentioned before that I love a luxury shower gel, it makes me feel like I'm treating myself to a mini spa day! If the shower is your happy place, click ADD TO CART. And at only $25 you don't have to feel that guilty about this little treat either 😉
This is the dreamiest shower gel of all time. It smells amazing, feels so silky, and (bonus) is great for shaving! I use it when I need a little self-care, and it always does the trick of boosting my spirits.
9 – Exfoliating Cleanser
I like using the Tatcha Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser at the end of my week-long self-tanning cycle when I'm ready for some exfoliation! It also preps my skin for my next round of self-tanner by getting rid of all the dead skin. It's oil-free (great for spray tan prep) but doesn't leave me feeling dry. It cleanses and purifies pores, and I love that it lathers without harmful sulfates!
This won an Allure Best of Beauty award last year, and it's easy to see why.
10 – Pat McGrath Lipgloss
Along the same lines as the Pillow Talk lipstick, this Love Potion gloss amplifies your natural lip color in the best way! It goes on super smooth (I'm not a fan of thick, sticky gloss), is moisturizing, and wears well alone or over lipstick.
It's one of my very favorite glosses, and I make sure to keep a tube of it in my purse at.all.times. It's definitely the best of the Pat McGrath lip products that I've tried!
11 – Fenty Primer
If I went and looked through Sephora beauty products today, this would be the number one thing I would be on the hunt for! I looooooove Rihanna's Fenty line, and I'm obsessed with her other primer! But when something has “hydrating” in the title, I'm sold.
This Pro Filt'r Hydrating Primer has grape seed oil in it for lightweight but heavy-hitting moisture, that primes skin for makeup and extends its wear! It's going in my cart now for my next order!!
12 – Eyeshadow Palette
Fun fact: when I was a teenager, my mom took me to a makeup counter so they could tell me what would look best on me as I started my foray into makeup. She told me that brown eyes look especially good with purple undertones, so ever since then, I've totally subscribed to that. Opposite of purple on the color wheel is yellow, so anytime you pair purple with brown eyes, it will always make the amber and gold flecks stand out more!
This Huda Beauty lilac palette is SO fun. It's THEE palette from Sephora that I had my eye on! I have loved using my rose gold Huda palette I got at Christmas time, so I'm kind of dying to try out another! I love the springy tones in this purple palette and that for only $30 I can try out a new look. It's on my list of things to order next too.
Pillow Talk Lipstick
Urban Decay All Nighter
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum
Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Dyson Hair Straightener
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel
The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
LUST: Lip Gloss
Pro Filt'r Hydrating Primer
Pastel Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Tested and approved Sephora beauty products
Weirdly enough, I've actually been doing more makeup than I usually do! It's something fun and creative to do that isn't coloring with crayons (doing my fair share of that, too!) Right now it's just not feasible to go into a mall, let alone try makeup on in a store.
The best thing about this Sephora beauty haul is that it has the Mint Arrow stamp of approval! So rest assured, I have loved every single thing suggested here (either the exact product or a sister-product in that same line) and I think you will too.
Take this time to learn a new makeup technique, treat yourself to a spa-like bath, or try some skincare that makes your face feel amazing when you wake up! You deserve it.
For more Sephora beauty favorites, see past haul here!