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. 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
Oct. 30 – Nov. 9, 2020
Sephora Rouge members get to shop top holiday beauty finds at a whopping 20% off
Nov. 3-9, 2020
All VIB members will receive access to shop holiday event products at 15% off
Nov. 5-9, 2020
Beauty Insider Members will be able to shop the holiday event at 10% off
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.
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.
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.
HUDA BEAUTY Concealer – The concealer I reach for the most right now. This offers incredible coverage because it’s so opaque. I use the shade coconut flakes and it’s perfect.
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.
Too Faced Concealer – Incredibly creamy, opaque and a great overall concealer. I love using this for under the eyes and to highlight my nose.
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.
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.
Becca Cosmetics Mineral Blush – This blush has been in my drawer for a few years and I recently started reaching for it to use it all up before moving and love the slightly bright pink color. It has a hint of a sheen, which kind of reads like a highlighter.
NARS Blush – A cult classic I have been using for years. I love shades Amour and Orgasm.
Urban Decay Bronzer – A matte bronzer that lasts. I love the color sunkissed for that perfect mix of contour but subtle bronze across the top of your forehead.
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.
Tartelette Palette – I just got this for a friend because the colors in this palette are divine and the price point is excellent.
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.
*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!
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!
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.
FENTY BEAUTY Matte Lipstick – I love the feel of this, plus the shade THICC is perfect for fall! It lasts all day without needing to reapply.
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.
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 five minutes, which is a gamechanger!
Foundation Brush – This brush may not look special but it will apply your makeup without any streaks. I couldn’t imagine applying makeup without it or my favorite sponge.
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.
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.
Tweezers – Love these for keeping my eyebrows groomed and those stray hairs away!
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser – This is incorporated into my morning routine and perfect for cleaning my skin. It doesn’t strip my skin of essential oils or makes my skin feel tight, but gets it clean.
FARMACY Green Clean – I haven’t used this yet, but so many of my readers say they swear by this, so I’m adding it to the list. This is perfect for removing makeup before cleansing your skin.
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.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Scrub – A recent “re-discovery” I now use this twice a week and it keeps my skin baby soft. I love how it’s more of a chemical scrub, so you 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.
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!
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.
FARMACY Daily Greens – A wonderful lightweight moisturizer. I used this all spring and summer and love the gel-like texture. Love how it’s a clean beauty brand, too!
Curling Iron – Hands down my favorite curling iron. I leave this one at work and have the convertible one at home. This is a 1.25″ barrel, which is perfect for soft curls. Can go up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hair Dryer – I usually let my hair air dry but on the ocassion I have to blow dry it, this is what I use. I love how fast my hair dries with this!
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.
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.
Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops – I got this in September when I embarked on a cruise and didn’t want to bother with the foam. 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!
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.