Today’s post is sponsored by Sephora and Shopstyle.
I am so incredibly excited about today’s post, ladies! It’s my first ever SEPHORA HAUL, but I can tell you right now that it won’t be my last. I had the best time preparing for this post. I wandered around Sephora, talked to their Beauty Advisors, sampled products, and got awesome recommendations based upon my needs. I also educated myself on their Beauty Insider Program, and now I see why being a Sephora shopper is so awesome! When they reached out to partner together, I was thrilled to say “YES”!
I mean, I’ve seen bloggers talking about Sephora for years, but I never really understood they hype.
The hype is REAL, y’all.
Their discounts and their Beauty Insider program are both incredible.
And now that I get how it all works, I finally understand why so many of you are devoted Sephora shoppers.
Not a Beauty Insider Member yet? What are you waiting for!? You can sign up HERE in under a minute, and you will start qualifying for perks throughout the year, birthday gifts, and seasonal savings. And as you purchase items throughout the year, you can move up levels, which will in turn enable you to qualify for more special offers!
And today’s post is just in time for the last day of the Sephora Spring Bonus Event! During these events, Sephora offers Beauty Insider members access to bonus discounts! As mentioned previously, there are different levels depending on how much you spend at Sephora during the year, which is why some of y’all are super loyal to Sephora for all of your make up and beauty products! NOW I GET IT! If you buy all of your products at Sephora all year long, you get to totally reap the benefits during the Insider Events they host!
- Rouge Members get 1st access and 20% off purchases. Use code HEYROUGE
- VIB Members get 15% off purchases. Use code HEYVIB
- Beauty Insiders (that’s me!) get 10% off. Use code HEYINSIDER
Today Sephora’s Spring Bonus Event is a wonderful excuse to splurge, restock current favorites, and/or discover something new this season! I had recently restocked my go to products, so I happily used this event as a reason to try some new products. I’m so excited to share my new finds with you today, and I’ll also go ahead and link some of my old favorites since they are now on sale!
The above picture shows all the new products I grabbed in my haul, and below I will break it all down and give my reviews!
I picked up 4 new products for my face. This is when being a blogger has its perks. Let’s just call it “research”.
I like all 4 products, but I’m flat out obsessed with 2 of them!
Let’s start out by talking about the Drunk Elephant Sunshine Drops. I combine them with my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream…and I’m telling you….MAGIC happens. It’s 1 of the 3 products that I’m newly obsessed with.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream – I just started using this product last month. This is one of the new products I added into my routine after reading about it on several blogs and in several “BEST OF” beauty articles. Lots of users compared it to the much more expensive La Mer line, but said they preferred this product! That was it, I was convinced I needed to try it. Officially, it’s a cream that floods skin with moisture for a glowing complexion in a flash. A little goes a long way with this cream, and it’s not greasy, but it is incredibly hydrating. There is a very light rose scent to this cream, and I don’t normally care for rose, but it doesn’t bother me at all.
I’ve been using this product for a little over a month, and I’m now devoted to it. It has a cult following and a large group of women that absolutely swear by it. From reading reviews, it seems I will love it even more (if that’s possible) after extended use.
Drunk Elephant Sunshine Drops – This product is awesome. AWESOME. It is one of my Top 3 new favorite finds from this haul. You can wear it by itself, or you can mix it in with a moisturizer or serum. I obviously mix it with the magic cream. It gives you a really pretty glow/tan immediately! I will use this when I’m not doing full make up but still want to have color. Now, it doesn’t give full coverage, but I LOVE IT. This product also has a lot of amazing ingredients in it that are great for your skin. It’s made of vitamins, antioxidants, platinum peptides, and barrier-supportive fatty acids that defend skin from environmental free radicals. YES, PLEASE!
Below you can see how I just add a pump to the magic cream and then blend it together before applying it all over my face and neck. I’m telling you, it just gives your face a wonderfully healthy looking GLOW.
The highlighter and the magic powder below are also new products that I tried out for this post.
NARS blush – I like a bright pink blush (my shade is called “Amour”), and this one does the trick. I love the rosy hue! For those of you that don’t love a pink, the Nars “orgasm” shade is supposed to be a universally flattering color.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Powder – Believe the name. This powder is magic. It’s another one of my Top 3 favorites. Officially, it’s “a loose setting powder that blurs imperfections, veils shadows, and visibly boosts radiance.” I swipe it on, and I love the look. It really does seem to just even everything out and give a beautiful matte finish, without settling in lines! Some reviewers complain of a smell, but I haven’t noticed anything! I’m Color 1, which is fair.
Fenty highlighter duo – This highlighter duo has 2,446 5 STAR reviews. It’s a cream powder hybrid that “melts into skin”. I like it a lot, but I don’t think I know how to use it to its maximum potential. I need to go back in to Sephora for a little tutorial, but right now I just put it along the top edge of my blush line and down the bridge of my nose. It definitely gives a radiant boost to my face.
One review made me realize the fact that I probably need pointers on how to use it….she said “Trophy Wife” makes my face look like God himself descended from heaven, grazed his almighty fingers across the highlights of my face, and said “let there be light.” I mean, that’s a rousing endorsement!
Moroccanoil– So, in addition to the Drunk Elephant Sunshine Drops and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Powder, this hair oil is my other Top 3 item. I’ve been hearing about this product for years from friends, and I finally tried it. And now that I have, I feel so stupid for waiting so long. BECAUSE IT’S AMAZING. It’s used for conditioning, styling, and finishing. It claims to detangle, speed up drying time, and boost shine. It does not contain Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates.
The main benefits I’ve noticed is that it tames flyaways and BOOSTS THE SHINE LIKE CRAZY. My hair is silkier, softer, and more manageable. It’s seriously SO SOFT and SO SHINY.
I do wish it came with a pump dispenser, but I just turn it over with my middle finger placed on top to make sure I don’t pour too much out at a time. I rub it on my palms or on my fingertips, and then I apply the oil all throughout my hair. It’s not greasy, but it’s incredibly moisturizing. It doesn’t weigh my hair down, and it smells amazing.
My hair has never looked or felt better.
I was also interested in a new hairspray, and the helpful Sephora employee recommended these as the 2 most popular. One is a flexible hold, one is a firm hold, and I really like both of them depending on what my needs are for that day.
So, these masks were placed strategically at the check-out counter at Sephora. #wellplayedsephora
They are brightly colored, look like a lot of fun, and the packages tell you what the masks target. For example, the pink mask is “ultra moisturizing and brightening”. The yellow mask is “pore perfecting and smoothing”.
I used both and I absolutely loved them both. My skin looked bright and felt amazing, and I will definitely be ordering more of these masks.
Click HERE for a large selection of single use masks to choose from!
This next picture features only 1 new to me item: the glow pad self-tanner towels FOR YOUR FACE. The other items are tried and true favorites.
Kopari coconut deodorant – I’ve been using this deodorant for around a year or so now. So, what’s special about the deodorant? There’s no aluminum, no baking soda, no parabens, no silicone, and no phthalates.
The product smells great, it glides on smooth and isn’t sticky, and here’s the best part….IT WORKS. I love it so much, and I’ve already told tons of friends and family about it. Many of them are now on the Kopari train with me, and my friends with daughters are buying it for them as well. I love the idea of starting out the younger generation on healthier products.
I pulled some reader comments from a previous post that share my love of this deodorant!
Body Tan Towels – These give you a nice even glow all over! And the color is totally natural. I try to exfoliate before using these, but that doesn’t always happen. I unfold the towel and tackle my body in small areas. For example, I do my entire upper thigh and knee….my entire lower leg…..my upper arm….my lower arm…and so on and so forth. Now, sometimes I do miss a spot, so I’ve started putting my towel in a plastic bag when I’m done. I check in a couple of hours, and if I need to do a little touch up, I grab the towel out of the bag and do a quick little application on any areas I missed.
Glow Pads for face – I’ve used the body pads for years, but for some reason I’ve never used the face pads. Until now! I’ve only used them twice, but I loved the results. I clean and exfoliate my face before unfolding the pad and rubbing it in a circular motion all over my face. I do each side, and then my forehead, and then my chin and neck. It definitely gives my face needed color that lasts several days.
Kopari toothpaste – I love so many Kopari products that I decided I needed to try the toothpaste as well. It’s a natural plaque-fighting toothpaste that does it all without any of the fluoride, sulfates, or artificial sweeteners. This toothpaste is considered “clean” by Sephora standards, which I love.
Kopari Oil Pullers – These oil pullers come in a 14-day set that contains 3 different flavors (I love all 3!), and you swish these delicious oils around in your mouth for 5-15 minutes. Benefits include whiter teeth, healthier gums, and fresher breath. Oral health is so important to overall health, and I love the positive results that these products are giving me. I thought I was going to be annoyed having to swish this product in my mouth for 5-15 minutes, but I had no idea how much fresher my mouth would feel, and I actually really look forward to it! I don’t use them every day. I treat myself to one every 5-7 days! Most times I pop open a package right before getting in the shower. When I get out of the shower, I’m done!
The eyeliner and the lash primer are products I’ve used for years and absolutely swear by.
Stila Eyeliner – This liquid eyeliner is one of my tried and true products that I cannot live without. It is by far my favorite eyeliner product I’ve ever used, and I can’t imagine ever switching. I use the grey because the black is too stark for me. It glides on SO easily, and it stays on with no smudging during the day. Now, don’t let the “liquid” title scare you. It is like a very fine tip marker that you just easily glide on for a very clean line, and you can decide if you want a thin or a thick line. It doesn’t skip, it doesn’t smudge (it really does stay all day), and it’s so easy. I can apply it in 1 stroke using only one hand! No need to pull the eye taught or anything!
Diorshow Eyelash Triple Volume Lash Primer – I SWEAR BY THIS PRODUCT and have for years. I sweep it on my lashes right before I put on my mascara. It both lengthens and plumps my lashes with white fibers, but they don’t fall off into my eyes. It’s pretty magical. It goes on white, so you do have to wear mascara over it, but the white doesn’t show through after the mascara goes on. I do one eye with the lash extender and then the mascara before moving to the other eye. I’ve found that my results are best when the mascara goes on before this product dries.
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes mascara – This is the mascara I’m using right now, and I’m very happy with the results and do feel like it coats my lashes well (without any clumping!), but I can’t promise that I won’t try a different one when this tube runs out.
Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow tinted moisturizer gives more coverage than the Sunshine Drops (that I spoke about earlier). I use this product when I want a full makeup look. Prior to purchasing, I had read tons of wonderful things about this product and was amazed at the beautiful before and after pictures I had seen. I couldn’t wait to use it.
The first time I used it I was seriously confused. The product comes out white, and I thought maybe I had purchased the wrong thing. I almost stopped applying it that first time, but I went ahead and put it all over my face (with the brush). AND THEN MAGIC HAPPENED, Y’ALL. I looked at my face in the mirror and was legitimately amazed at the smooth finish and subtle glow. WHAT IN THE WORLD? Apparently, there are secret pigment spheres within the product, and get this, they morph to your natural skin tone with a sun kissed glow. It’s some sort of wizardry, and I’m a huge fan.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Complexion Brush – I used to be a Beauty Blender devotee, but now I use this brush to put on my tinted moisturizer (with the large end) and my eye base (with the small end). This is a product that I recently added to my makeup bag, and I’ve never looked back. This brush is a total game changer. The online reviews say that the combo of brushes is also great when contouring, but I wouldn’t know anything about that. (I need to buy a Contouring for Dummies book.)
Hangover 3 in 1 Primer, Refresher, and Setting Spray – This coconut water-infused mist primes, sets, and refreshes makeup while it helps keep skin hydrated. It has a light coconut scent that I enjoy, and it does seem to make my makeup go on easily and last longer!
I’ve been wearing Jo Malone scents for years. They are all light scents that I can wear all day long without being bothered (lots of perfumes bother me after a couple of hours). I enjoy wearing them on their own, and I enjoy mixing them as well. Right now, my two favorites are the Peony and Blush Suede and the Lime, Basil, and Mandarin. You can get both in this sampler set. I love the smaller bottles because they are awesome to travel with too.
I had lots of information for you in today’s post, so let’s review!
Here are my Top 3 Favorites from my new Sephora Haul:
Here are the other NEW items I tried out for this post:
And here are some TRIED AND TRUE FAVORITES that you’ve heard me talk about before:
That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed learning about lots of new products as well as getting a reminder about lots of old favorites! And now I’m curious and hope you will sound off in the comments! Were you already a Sephora Beauty Insider member? If so, what’s your favorite thing about being an insider member and/or your favorite product to buy at Sephora?
If you weren’t previously a Beauty Insider member, did you sign up today? Let me know!
Thank you to Sephora and Shopstyle for sponsoring this post.