One of my favorite sales of the year is here! Thanks to the Sephora Holiday Sale right now, you can get up to 20 percent off! In this post, I’m sharing all of my holiday beauty products from skincare to makeup to hair. I know for sure the item that’s going to sell out first is the Dyson Airwrap! If you’ve been a Color & Chic reader for a while, you know I exclusively use these sales to stock up on makeup for the year. This way I get all the items I need, 20 percent off and I’m set until the next sale. Plus, you can buy Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers at a great price! This is going to be a long post since I’m listing every single item I absolutely love.
Dates You Need To Know
October 27th- November 6th, 2023
Sephora Rouge members get to shop top holiday beauty finds at 20% off with code TIMETOSAVE
October 31st- November 6th, 2023
All VIB members will receive access to shop holiday event products at 15% off with code TIMETOSAVE
October 31st- November 6th, 2023
Beauty Insider members will be able to shop the holiday event at 10% off with code TIMETOSAVE
La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation: A definite splurge and to be honest, I would not purchase this if it wasn’t part of the Sephora Sale since the price tag is so high. However, you get the benefits of La Mer’s famous kelp broth in makeup, which is a win-win. I usually only use this on special occasions or important days.
ILIA Skin Tint: My new go-to I am loving! This is a new clean beauty brand I’m in love with. You’ll apply it like a serum after vigorously shaking. It goes on just like skin and has great coverage. Plus, I love how it has SPF.
Estee Lauder Double Wear: My holy grail foundation for every day. The coverage you get with this foundation is incredible and this tops my list when it comes to my fall beauty products. I use shades Spiced Sand and Cashew.
FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation: The Fenty Beauty team sent me this to try earlier this year and I’m so impressed with the color match and the formula. It’ll last a good portion of the day and the finish is gorgeous! I wear foundation on most days, now.
Lancome Teint Idole Foundation:
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk: Nothing compares to the finish of this foundation. It truly looks like skin while giving incredible coverage. I believe this was one of the first designer foundations I really fell in love with and it’s a cult classic. The makeup artist who did my makeup for the Draper James photoshoot used this and it looked phenomenal.
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder: A beautiful foundation that’ll make your skin glow, truly. I love using this on days when I want a radiant glow to my makeup as opposed to a more matte finish. This glides on whether you use a brush or beauty blender. A definite favorite when it comes to my current spring beauty regimen. I wear shade Medium 7 when I’m tan.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Care and Glow Foundation: One of my favorite foundations that has a natural finish, is hydrating and medium coverage. Best for oily, dry or combination skin. Has a variety of shades to color match your skin tone to.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr Long Wear Matte Foundation: An absolute favorite matte finish foundation of mine. Lasts for up to 24 hours, full coverage and has a complete matte finish. Perfect for long events, date nights and full glam. I tend to use this foundation more during fall and winter!
Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation: A clean foundation that is hypoallergenic, long-wearing, has a natural finish and medium coverage. I love how easily it applies and gives an overall natural look. Perfect for an every day foundation.
NARS Concealer: My go-to concealer because of how bright this makes my undereye look. The formula is such a goodie and sits well on top of foundation.
Lancome Teint Idole: I got to try this concealer a month ago and really love the coverage! I really like the finish, too.
Too Faced Concealer: Incredibly creamy, opaque and a great overall concealer. I love using this for under the eyes and to highlight my nose.
Tarte Creaseless Concealer: Love the way this applies! Gives full coverage and doesn’t show any creases.
Charlotte Tilbury Powder: My favorite powder to use hands down, especially if I’m going to be photographed. This truly gives you an airbrush finish and your skin will look flawless. I use the color medium. This is also one of my go-to fall beauty products when I travel since it’s compact.
La Mer Loose Powder: I got this during the Spring Sephora event and it is a dream! Such a splurge, but truly gives such a soft diffused finish. I couldn’t recommend it more.
Lawless Setting Powder: A clean beauty favorite, this setting powder will keep you shine-free all day long.
FENTY Beauty Sun Stalk’r Bronzer: I’ve been reaching for this bronzer recently and really love how opaque it is. It’s matte and I love the finish. I use shade Bajan Gyal and it’s perfect for me.
NARS Matte Bronzer: I finally hopped onto the Laguna wagon and have no idea where I’ve been! This is such a great bronzer and I love how it’s matte.
Charlotte Tilbury Blush: When I need to use blush, I’ve been reaching for this one over and over. I use the color Love Glow and it’s the perfect shade.
NARS Blush: A cult classic I have been using for years. I love shades Amour and Orgasm.
Tom Ford Color Quad Palette: Expensive, but worth every penny. It feels so creamy even though it’s a powder. It’s so pigmented and the colors are incredible. I have the Desert Fox quad and it’s perfect for year round!
Dior Couture Palette: The colors on this palette are stunning. I have the Mitzah colorway and I love how it’s perfect for medium skin. Whether you use all the colors or just one or two, they blend beautifully and look stunning.
Kat Von D Liner: My holy grail eyeliner. You need this. End of discussion.
FENTY Beauty Flyliner: The Fenty team sent me this after I ran out of the Kat Von D and I’ve really enjoyed it. I do want to note a ton of product does come out so work fast if you can. I love the finish – relatively matte with little shine.
Charlotte Tilbury Eyebrow Gel: I use this when I don’t have time to really fill in my brows but need to do something. Love the brown color as it blends seamlessly.
Brow Freeze: I’m in love with getting my eyebrows laminated, but my preferred brow artist only comes in town every once in a while. To maintain that laminated look, I love using this! It really keeps my brows in place and gives that full effect. Make sure you wet and wipe your spooly clean after each use! I also like to use a little bit after filling in my brows, too.
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift: If you have naturally full brows, this is a great final touch. It’s tinted and a great brow gel that will help fill in those sparse areas.
Lancome Art Liner: A great liquid eyeliner I love in addition to the other two! I like the applicator on this and how it’s flexible and also stiff at the same time so I can really create the shape I want.
Too Faced Liquid Lipstick: Hands down my favorite lip product and has been for two years. I have the colors Cool Girl, My Type, Child Star and Sell Out. These last forever and I can apply in the morning then eat, drink and still trust I still look good. The color Cool Girl is a favorite and I definitely recommend taking advantage of the Sephora Holiday Sale to stock up. If you want a good red, Lady Balls is perfect for the holidays!
ILIA Lip Balm: I started using this a couple of weeks ago and love it! It’s amazing on its own, over lip liner or even over a liquid lipstick. It doesn’t peel and the color Hold Me is my go-to.
ILIA Lipstick: Love their lipstick! Is long wearing and has a satin finish. Perfect for when I am wanting my lipstick to shine rather than have a matte finish.
YSL Rouge Pur: Tried this in December and can’t stop using it. I love the formula even though it doesn’t last as long as a liquid lipstick. The color 10 is my absolute favorite and is the best pinky nude color.
Gucci Satin Lipstick: One of my favorite satin lipsticks! The application is smooth and isn’t drying. Lasts for long periods of time!
Dior Forever Lipstick: I have this in a few colors and it’s a beauty staple of mine! Perfect for a full coverage, matte finish lipstick. It is long wearing and doesn’t make your lips dry.
Charlotte Tilbury Pencil: One of my favorite pencils because of how creamy it is. The colors iconic nude and pillow talk are cult classics and a must-get during the sale!
Makeup By Mario Pencil: Has a matte finish, is long wearing and very hydrating for your lips! I love the way it applies on.
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil: Hands down one of my all time favorite lipliners! Can be used for lips, eyebrows, and eyes. Has a matte finish and long wearing. The color Caffeine Anywhere is my go to color! Tends to run out of stock fast, so I always purchase one right away!
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Tapered Brush: One of my favorite makeup brushes of all time! I use this to apply powder under my eyes and set my concealer. It’s the perfect shape to get into the corner of your eyes. I also use this to apply setting powder, too! It’s perfect when I’m traveling so I can eliminate the need for an extra brush. Works great with the Airbrush Flawless powder and loose powder, too. I recommend buying two so you can use one for blush and one for powder.
Eyeshadow Brush: I have about three MAC brand brushes, but these Sephora brushes look almost the same and are less expensive. You’ll want to get three so you can use one without product on it, one for dark crease colors and one for lighter colors. I also love this one and this one.
Beauty Blender: You have to get this and you have to use it wet. I have tried similar ones and they are just not as good. I use this to smooth out my concealer, cream contour and more.
Rose Quartz Roller: I use this every night and in the morning if I have time. Use it in upward motions because our skin is like shingles. This really pushes the product into your skin.
GloPro: An at-home micro-needling tool I’ve used since December 2019! I use it twice a week and it helps my skin feel firmer, softer and overall look like it’s glowing!
Tweezers: Love these for keeping my eyebrows groomed and those stray hairs away!
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser: I’ve had this incorporated into my morning routine and perfect for cleaning my skin. It doesn’t strip my skin of essential oils or make my skin feel tight, but gets it clean.
FARMACY Green Clean: A great way to remove makeup from a clean beauty brand! It’s not my absolute favorite, but it’s my second favorite!
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Scrub: I’ve used this for years! Twice a week is all I need and it keeps my skin baby soft. I love how it’s more of a chemical scrub. Leave it on for two minutes, it does its thing and you rinse off.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask: I alternate between this one and the one above during the week. I love this one because it’s gentle but so effective.
BeautyBio Glass & Gloss: A two-step exfoliation and moisturizer, this keeps it simple! The scrub really gets off your dead skin cells and after the gloss absorbs, your skin will feel so so soft.
Kiehl’s Microdose Retinol: I started using this after turning 30 and so far I love it! I apply at night, but with this microdose formula, you can also use it in the morning. You get all the benefits of retinol without the harsh side effects of redness, etc.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum: If your skin is looking dull, reach for this! I really like the formulation and it’s gentle while still having an effect. You’ll see fresher skin that glows.
Kiehl’s Cleansing Masque: I love a good mask, especially a cleansing one. If you’re breaking out, use this because it really gets down deep in your pores and cleans them! My skin feels so clean after using this.
Supergoop Glow Screen: I’ve used Supergoop sunscreen for years, but this year started using Glow Screen during the summer months for that extra “glow” under my foundation. I love love this. Even if you don’t wear makeup this adds a little glow that makes your skin look healthy and radiant.
La Mer Soft Cream: I know this is probably the most expensive moisturizer, but you truly only need the smallest amount! It lasts so long and this is one I always go back to. The miracle broth made with sea kelp is so good for the skin. You can also try the original Creme de la Mer, too. Just be sure to warm it between your fingers and then press into your skin.
Tata Harper Water-Lock: I love the consistency of this. Lightweight, but has hyaluronic acid so it really holds moisture in. Plus, the jar is refillable so you can save money and prevent waste by buying the pods!
Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream: The texture and feeling of this is truly unlike any other. It’s weightless and ultra-soft, while providing long-lasting moisture. Definitely, a must-get when it comes to my fall beauty products.
Sunday Riley Autocorrect: Meant to be used in the morning, this eye cream has a splash of caffeine to really brighten.
BeautyBio The Quench: I used this during winter and it was incredible for my dry skin. I love how rich it is but doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on top of your skin. I noticed my skin was plumper and firmer.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream: Whenever I’m having any issues with my skin, but don’t have La Mer on hand, I reach for this. It’s been my go-to for the past year because it’s not scented, super moisturizing without being heavy and doesn’t make me breakout. Plus, I love how you can purchase refills so you don’t keep buying the jar again and again!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer: This moisturizer was great to use during pregnancy! I love the consistency, that it locks in moisture for 24 hours, and that it can work on both normal and dry skin.
Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream: I have started incorporating this into my skincare routine and I am a big fan. Great for all skin types, dryness and unevenness. Makes my eyes brighter and de-puffs! Gives me a more youthful appearance after using.
Dyson Airwrap: A total gamechanger! This tool is an incredible piece of technology and the only one on the market that takes your hair from wet to styled curled hair without extreme heat. It comes with a ton of different attachments and is so versatile.
Dyson Corrale: Not your regular straightener, the Corrale has flexing plates. It grabs each hair so you don’t have to use multiple passes. Plus, this can go cordless for up to 30 minutes, which is awesome!
Dyson Supersonic: The fastest hair dryer on the market! This comes with a couple attachments and the flyaway is so cool!
Dry Shampoo: Easy to use, doesn’t leave a white cast on dark hair and doesn’t build up a ton like other dry shampoos!
Length Strengthening Shampoo: I’m working on growing out my hair and I can definitely feel a difference in the texture and strength of my hair. My hair feels thicker and healthier, which allows it to grow!
Length Strengthening Conditioner: The accompanying conditioner to my shampoo. I use this every other week when I wash.
Kerastase Hair Spray: Extreme hold hair spray doesn’t make your hair crispy. I use this to tame flyaways and tease my hair.
St. Tropez Foam: My secret to being tan all year without exposing my skin to harmful rays for long periods of time. I apply once a week and it looks so natural. Just make sure you get all your body parts that’ll be showing.
St. Tropez Mitt: I love this mitt because you can wash it and use it again once it’s fresh and clean. I only use this to apply my self-tanner.
Tan Luxe Drops: Love these drops, but I recommend using a glove. It’s incredible, works so well and great for using on your face. Add into your moisturizer, blend, blend, blend and you’re good to go!
Nécessaire Eucalyptus Body Wash: A product I started using this year, I love how this lathers and smells. I’m a huge fan of anything eucalyptus, especially in the shower!
L’Occitane Shower Oil: I love using products with a more luxurious feel in the fall. It’s almost like enveloping myself in a hug. This shower oil has almond oil to keep your skin ultra-soft and moisturized.