Greatest Beauty Items from the Sephora Holiday Sale

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

November 5-15, 2021
Sephora Rouge members get to shop top holiday beauty finds at a whopping 20% off

Nov. 9-15, 2021
All VIB members will receive access to shop holiday event products at 15% off

Nov. 11-15, 2021
Beauty Insider Members will be able to shop the holiday event at 10% off

Face Makeup

FOUNDATION

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.

 

CONCEALER

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.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away: A dream concealer!
Too Faced Concealer: Incredibly creamy, opaque and a great overall concealer. I love using this for under the eyes and to highlight my nose.

POWDER

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.

BLUSH/BRONZER

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.

EYES

EYESHADOW

Viseart Palette:  Definitely on the pricy end but I promise you if you purchase this palette, you won’t need any other. My main travel palette this has every color you’ll ever need. Plus, I can use the gray and brown-black shades to fill in my brows.
Urban Decay Palette:  A great price point with all matte colors, this palette is a dream! I’ve been using for about two years transitions well into fall.
Sephora Love Palette: Love this palette for the price! You really can’t beat it and the colors are nice and opaque. I love the light cool and light warm palette.
Tartelette Palette:  I just got this for a friend because the colors in this palette are divine and the price point is excellent.

ETC

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.
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.
HUDA BEAUTY Lash Glue: The BEST eyelash glue hands down. It’s finally back in stock and during the Sephora Holiday Sale no less! I love this glue because it comes off in strips and not in tiny pieces. Plus, the glue completely comes off and leaves your lashes clean, which means you can wear them longer!
FENTY Beauty Eyebrow Pencil: I’ve been loving this eyebrow pencil recently. I love the brush it comes with versus a spoolie.

LASHES

*I do want to note I can no longer wear these lashes as I continue to have some type of allergic reaction as of 2018. Before then, I wore all kinds of false lashes, including mink, silk and faux without any problems. If you want to take advantage of the sale I recommend these below.
HUDA BEAUTY Lashes: Love love how these lashes look on. From natural to dramatic, these look so realistic.
Velour Lashes: The very first pair of mink lashes I ever owned and they are some of my favorites!

LIPS

LIPSTICK

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 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.
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.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips: Easily one of my favorite classic lipstick formulas because it’s moisturizing and long-lasting. I love this new idea of how the actual lipstick is refillable, so you don’t have to buy an entire new package! Cost-effective and a more sustainable model.

LIP LINER

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!
HUDA BEAUTY: The formula is so easy to apply and really stays put. Trendsetter is my go-to shade.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Artis Brushes: These are now my favorite brushes to apply foundation, contour and do some eyeshadow blending. I recommend getting the 3-piece set because it’s really all you need. I use the oval 7 to blend my foundation seamlessly in less than two minutes, which is a gamechanger! I love oval 6 for concealer, too.
Foundation Brush: This brush may not look special but it will apply your makeup without any streaks.
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!

SKINCARE

CLEANSING

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!
Purity Cleanser:   My holy grail cleanser for more than 11 years! I swear by this and if I don’t have a cleansing oil, I just cleanse with this twice for a super long period of time. This is one of the only cleansers that doesn’t dry out my face or make it feel tight and gets my face clean.

TREATMENT/EXFOLIATION

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 (redness, etc.)

MOISTURIZE

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.
FARMACY Cheer Up Brightening Eye Cream: A recent addition to my skincare routine, I love the sponge-like texture of this!
Sunday Riley Autocorrect: Meant to be used in the morning, this eye cream has a splash of caffeine to really brighten.
Laniege Eye Sleeping Mask: What I use to keep that area under my eyes moisturized every night. I love the applicator and how it feels super cool against my skin to reduce any puffiness.
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.

HAIR

TOOLS

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!

PRODUCTS

Dry Shampoo: Easy to use, doesn’t leave a whitecast 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.
Volume Blast Spray: LOVE this for when I don’t want to tease my hair a ton but still get volume. Spray directly into your roots and let it work its magic.
Hair Spray: Extreme hold hair spray but doesn’t make your hair crispy. I use this to tame fly-aways and tease my hair.

BODY

TANNING

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!

BODY WASH

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.
Body Butter: I have been using this body butter for years. It’s one of my favorite beauty products and the first thing I switch into when the weather gets chilly. It’s incredibly moisturizing.

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