Rejoice beauty lovers, because I'm telling you about an amazing and MASSIVE sale that is LIVE at Sephora TODAY!! You do have to be a VIB member to shop the event. This is one of my very favorite beauty sales, because it's a perfect opportunity to try out some new products and get a deal on them or stock up on some tried and true favorites!
Sephora VIB sale details
Before I start dishing on the beauty products I'm currently obsessed with, here's all the important sale 411. Today through August 27, VIB members can take 15% off with code SUMMERSAVE at checkout! Not a VIB member? Spend $350 in a calendar year and you can become a VIB member here!
Sephora Holy Grail Makeup
FOUNDATION: This is one of the few times of the year you can get a deal on this amazing Armani foundation that I wrote about recently in this post that's a cult fave of SO many makeup artists at both Nordstrom and Sephora!! I wear it in shade 7.
CONCEALER: This IT Cosmetics Bye-Bye Under Eye concealer is another longtime love of mine. It's waterproof, it stays all day, and it totally looks like I got 8 hours of sleep. MAGIC! I wear it in medium nude and I've tried like 6 different shades of this, but medium nude is my fave to brighten just a bit without looking like a raccoon!
BRONZER: This Fenty bronzer in I$LAND TING is the most gorgeous color and tone and not orangey AT ALL! It it the prettiest “I just got back from an amazing tropical vacation” bronze.
HIGHLIGHTER: Another Fenty win, this mean money hustla baby highlighter is absolutely beautiful. I combined both shades and it made my skin look so glowy and dewey and I'm obsessed. By far the very prettiest highlighter I've used from Sephora EVER.
BLUSH: NARS in Orgasm is the BEST blush. best color. Period. I believe pretty strongly in the liquid version because the powder just doesn't seem to stay on my cheeks long enough but the liquid is more like a stain and it stays for hours and hours!
EYESHADOW PRIMER: Smashbox 24-Hour Shadow Primer – I don't know why I forgot about this for so long but I brought it back into my routine last week and I can't say enough about how dreamy it is!!! It's like superglue for your eyeshadow, the best insurance policy for no creasing, but like THE creamiest texture upon application. It just makes me happy how well it works!
EYESHADOW: This Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette is probably the biggest ticket item I tried. It is spendy for sure, but the Sephora beauty specialist that sold me on it told me, “I'm a poor college student, but this is my favorite eyeshadow palette of all time. Ever. And it's the only thing that I use now.” 20K loves and 249 near perfect reviews don't hurt either! The colors all blend together so beautifully, like without even trying!!! If you need a foolproof palette that looks incredible every single time you pull it out no matter what combo you choose, this is it.
BROW GEL: Gimme Brow gel has been a long time favorite of mine. It is total magic and one of my absolute favorite holy grail products! All those little microfibers result in the most natural looking, beautifully full and defined brows. I use the warm deep brown color!
MASCARA: THIS Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara. Bomb.com. It is known to be the perfect mascara for lower lashes (if you have lash extensions like me!), but it obviously great for all the lashes! Doesn't smudge, doesn't flake. I use standard black.
LIPSTICK: Becca lippie in Bare is THE prettiest nude. It just pumps up the jam on your natural lip color and is just so pretty. It's the perfect lip to go with if you're doing a smoky eye, or a loud outfit, or want your bronzer and highlighter to be the star of the show.
BEAUTY BLENDER: I've been singing the praises of the Beauty Blender for YEARS! The black and nude beauty blenders are the only ones that don't leak dye the first few times you use it and it doesn't get stained! Yes, the knockoff blenders work, but the real Beauty Blender doesn't soak up as much of your product so spending a little more money is total worth it for the amount you'll end up saving on product! Totally worth the extra pennies!
Sephora Holy Grail Skincare
CC CREAM: IT Cosmetics CC cream is my very favorite CC cream of all time EVER. It looks so flawless and airbrushed but it's the quickest way to apply makeup because it already has SPF, primer, anti-aging moisturizer and color-correcting coverage that literally adapts to your skin so it looks absolutely perfect every single time. And if you're throwing makeup on in the car or want to travel super light this mighty little tube packs a million products into one!
FIRMING FACIAL OIL AND REVITALIZING EYE GEL: I talked about this in depth in this blog post, but these Biossance Limited Edition products really are SOOOO yummy and Biossance are one of the first brands any Sephora skincare expert will point you toward because they really are INCREDIBLE. Their products get off the charts top reviews over and over and I really am just in love with the combo of vitamin C (which seriously, EVERYONE in the beauty industry is talking about the last couple years) and rose oil, literally THE most precious, expensive, and powerful essential oil you can get your hands on. The combo of both of these in one beautiful facial oil will knock your socks off! And the magical eye gel that reduces puffiness and dark circles? Sign me up!
CLEANSING GEL: Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel is something I tried before I ever even worked with Biossance as a sponsor and fell totally in love with their gel cleanser! It smells fresh and yummy (but not overpowering!) and feels so good on your face and gently washes away your makeup without washing away your spray tan or lash extensions!!
SELF TANNER: I've previously raved about this St. Tropez bronzing mousse but it's just really REALLY good. I love it and think it's totally AMAZING. It's a gorgeous color, it's great for travel, quick 2-3 hour turnaround time to the get the full effect, and you can apply and layer makeup over it the same day you apply, and not look totally crazy like some other self tanners!
TANNNING OIL: The Moroccan SPF 15 tanning oil is also straight from heaven. It smells amazing and you can use it to build a tan without burning and I love it to the end of the earth. It's soooooo good and a total treat yourself tanning product!
Sephora Holy Grail Hair
CURLING WAND: What can I say about the Drybar wand that I haven't said a bazillion times before? The adjustable temperature. The genius square panel so it won't roll off your counter. The cool touch end. Turns off automatically. Just trust me. Add it to your cart during this Sephora sale.
HAIRSPRAY: Moroccanoil hair spray is the BEST smelling hair spray I have ever smelled in my entire life. The smell alone is worth my pennies, but it also has that elusive soft, but firm hold.
DRY CONDITIONER: I've talked about this Living Proof instant de-frizzer in my blog post about the best products for tangly, fine hair but its absolutely delicious on your hair if it feels dry or tangly after a couple days of not washing. It makes the hairbrush glide through my daughter Anabelle's very most tangly days LIKE BUTTER because it's just magical.
DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT: I've tested out a PILE of shampoos and conditioners over the past couple months, after polling you guys over on IG about what the best shampoo and conditioners are and THIS Olaplex hair perfector made the list! It is beyond all description of AMAZING. It made my hair come back to life!!! So soft, so shiny, it made the most ginormous difference once I applied this to my hair. So if you're on the hunt for ONE magical product that will change your hair completely, this is it!
Don't miss out!
Top 20 products from the Sephora Sale
See all 20 of the Sephora HOLY GRAIL products below (in no particular order) and don't forget use your discount code at checkout to take advantage of this awesome Sephora sale!!
1. St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse
2. Moroccan Oil Hairspray Strong Finish
3. Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer
4. Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Mean Money Hustla Baby
5. Natasha Denona Biba All Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
6. Benefit Gimme Brow in 3
7. Becca Lipstick in Bare
8. Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara in Ultra Black
9. Bye Bye Under Eye in Medium Nude
10. Drybar Wand
11. Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 7
12. IT Cosmetics CC Cream SPF 50 in Medium
13. NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm
14. Beauty Blender Sponge in black and nude
15. Living Proof No-Frizz Instant De-Frizzer
16. Biossance Limited Edition Rose Facial Oil & Biossance Eye Gel
17. Biossance Cleansing Gel
18. Moroccan Oil spf 15
19. Smashbox – 24 Hour Primer
20. Olaplex Hair Perfector
Photos by Arielle Levy