Sephora’s Spring Savings Event is happening now and today it’s open to all Beauty Insider levels (if you’re not already a part of the program, you can sign up for free here). Rogue members get 20% off, VIB’s get 15% off & Insiders get 10% off from thru 4/19 with code OMGSPRING + you’ll get free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP!
Anytime I can get something that I use regularly for less, I jump at the chance (even if it means buying products in advance/stocking up). They have so many product offerings on their site that it can feel a little overwhelming when ordering during an event like this. So, to simplify things, I’m only sharing the things that I use every day and love – these all have my seal of approval! Sadly, The Ordinary products are excluded from the promo, but if you’ve been wanting to try them out, you can order & get them shipped for free – my favorites here & here.
Supergoop GlowScreen SPF40
This is my holy grail sunscreen & I honestly can’t imagine ever using anything else. On days I’m not doing my makeup, I layer this over my moisturizer and it gives light coverage + a dewy glow, all while protecting my skin from the sun.
It Cosmetics Oil-Free Primer
Hands down the best primer, especially for the warm weather months! It has a special “gripping” technology so it really adheres to your makeup so it won’t budge, even in the heat. I tend to get a little shiny through my T-zone throughout the day and this really helps combat that too.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Another holy grail product I will never be without! I layer this under my CC cream or I’ll wear it over my sunscreen on no-makeup days for a little added coverage. I use the shade Light/Medium.
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream
I love that this has SPF50 built into it, so I don’t have to layer sunscreen underneath. I wear the shade Medium in the summer months & Light/Medium in the winter. I’d call this a medium to full coverage foundation with a luminous (not matte) finish.
It Cosmetics Waterproof Under Eye Concealer
I’ve gone back and forth with my concealer in the last couple of years, but I keep coming back to this one. I think this has less of a tendency to crease (verses the Tarte Shape Tape) – as long as you apply it right and blend well. A little goes a long way so I actually just buy the mini size because it lasts so long for me. I wear Light Natural (full size version here).
Hourglass Translucent Setting Powder
This comes in a mini size so you can try it out before buying the larger version. But, trust me – it’s the best setting powder I’ve tried (this one is a close runner-up though). It is such a soft, fine powder that melts into your skin without looking cakey.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
I only use this to set my undereye concealer and since a little goes a long way, this is one of those products that will last me for well over a year. I wear the Fair/Medium.
Westman Atelier Highlighter Stick
This is a new-to-me clean beauty brand that I decided to try after hearing rave reviews from other bloggers & influencers. I was pleasantly surprised by this product – I think it’s the most natural-looking highlighter I’ve ever used. I ordered in Nectar and instantly fell in love with the easy application (I barely even needed to blend with my fingertips!) and the subtle lit-from-within look it gave me…and it lasted all day!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
The only brow pencil I will use – the super fine tip creates hair-like strokes that look natural and help fill in any sparse areas. I use a mix of both Taupe and Soft Brown.
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer
I bought the mini size of this in Luminous Bronze Light during last year’s sale and I still haven’t used it all. This blends so well & gives you such a pretty natural warm glow without being overly sparkly.
A cult classic & one of my go-to products for years. Deepthroat & Sin are my favorite shades, but Orgasm is well-known for being universally flattering on all skin tones. If you’re like me & don’t use a lot of blush, save yourself some money & just buy the mini version!
Living Proof Dry Shampoo
My ride-or-die favorite – I always order multiple bottles of this whenever it’s on sale because I use it SO often! It doesn’t create build-up and actually makes hair softer, while absorbing oils. I like to spray it at the roots before bed and also before I workout as an extra preventative measure.
Living Proof Heat Styling Spray
When I blow-dry and curl my hair, I always spray this on liberally beforehand. It protects up to 450 degrees (though, for the record, you should try to keep your tools around the 300 range for the health of your hair). I like that it comes out in a fine mist so it’s a lot easier to get good coverage than a pump spray bottle.
DevaCurl Coconut Curl SuperCream
In an effort to minimize heat damage, I’ve been letting my hair air dry and wearing it curly as much as possible. This cream is the best for giving my curls definition without making them crunchy + the tropical smell is heavenly. This also comes in a mini size so you can try it out first.
Olaplex Bonding Oil
My hairstylist recommended this and I’ve been using it since January to help keep moisture in my hair. A little goes a long way, so I only need a few drops – then I rub my palms together & apply via the “praying hands” method, focusing on mid-shaft to ends. I use this on wet hair right out of the shower and again on my day 2 dry hair.
Olaplex Intense Moisture Mask
I personally think some of the Olaplex products are a little over-hyped, but if you’re only going to order one, this is it! I try to do a deep conditioning hair mask once a week and this is truly transformative. Even my mom who has fine, thin hair loved it, so I think it will work well for all hair types. Also love that it comes with a pump dispenser – so much easier to apply!
Farmacy Brightening & Hydrating Sheet Masks
I love having these in my beauty cabinet for when my skin needs an extra little boost. I typically do these on Sunday mornings when I have time to let it sit for 20 minutes and really sink in. I’ve tried lots of different sheet masks over the years and these are still my favorites.
Farmacy Hyaluronic Acid Serum
I talked about this in my WILN post last week (here) – it really does what it says and not only hydrates, but gives skin a plump look without making you overly greasy. It also layers beautifully under moisturizer and sunscreen without pilling.
St. Tropez Bronzing Water Face Mist
This is the easiest self-tanner you’ll ever use! Just spritz on your face (no rubbing in needed) and you’ll get an evenly distributed mist that develops into a warm glowing tan in a few hours. One word of caution if you are a bright blonde: make sure your hair is pulled away from your face and/or put up in a ponytail before using, as it can absorb into hair & color light strands.
Kate Somerville Exfoliating Treatment
Truth be told, this microdermabrasion scrub is my top pick, but since it’s a little bit pricier, I like to have this one as a back up. It’s a glycolic and lactic acid base so it’s great for exfoliating and minimizing pores. This is well-known as being “Hollywood’s 2-minute facial” because so many celebrities swear by it before events/award shows.
GrandeLash Lash Growth Serum
My favorite lash serum that actually produces results! This doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes and it’s easy to put on before bed each night (I keep mine on the nightstand so I don’t forget!). I’ve linked to the mini version, which will last you approximately 6 weeks or you can get the full size version here.
Farmacy Brightening Eye Cream
I’ve been using this eye cream for over a year and it’s the only one I’ve found that has actually helped my dark circles. It’s a blend of Vitamin C & Acerola Cherry that’s equal parts moisturizing and brightening. I use it both morning & night.
Peace Out Microneedling Brightening Dots
I almost wish I hadn’t discovered these because now I’m hooked and will forever be repurchasing. These are similar to those blemish patches that you can put over breakouts – except these actually fade stubborn dark spots! You have to be consistent with them to really see a difference, but I was blown away by how well they work. These patches have little microneedle spikes on them so the product can really penetrate beneath the skin. Now that I’ve used these, I’m anxious to try their anti-wrinkle retinol patches to see if they’re just as good.