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Sephora is having their Holiday Beauty Insider Event/Sale!  I asked on IG stories if you would like me to do a breakdown of what I love and recommend so you can have an easier time shopping the thousands of products on line and in store and the overwhelming majority of you said YES!  I decided to break the post up into 2 parts because I have a lot of must-haves!

I posted the skincare guide HERE - it lists out everything you need to try, what is and is not pregnancy safe, my ride or die products + some new things I bought last week when the sale went live (and what I think of those products so far)!

This post is going to cover everything makeup related!  I didn't buy anything new this sale when it came to makeup - just stocked up on some of my faves that I'm running low on because hellooooo 20% off so why not buy it now instead of a month from now - am I right or what?!!  I would say that's smart shopping - LOL!!

So basically how the sale works is depending on your beauty insider level you get a certain percentage off of ANYTHING & EVERYTHING in store and online!  This is the best time to stock up on your faves, get gifts, or maybe try things you wouldn't typically want to spend money on!  The sale is going through Monday, November 11th.  Rouge members get 20% off, VIB members get 15% off and Insider's get 10% off.  If you aren't a member this is the best time to join so you can save some $$$ and, best part is, its free to join!

So I'll stop rambling on because you have about 36 hours left to shop your hearts out so let me give it to you just the way you like it - eww now get your mind out of the gutter! 😝

#1 TATCHA THE PEARL TINTED EYE ILLUMINATING TREATMENT || I'll start with this product because this is a quasi-skincare, quasi-makeup product.  You use this as your last step of your skincare or the first step of your makeup.  It has a slight tint to it so it helps brighten your under eyes just like concealer does (although this won't actually replace your concealer step unless you don't really have dark under eyes).  But it's also like skincare because the pearl pigments in the treatment help actually brighten your under eyes over time needing to depend on concealer less and less.  I started using this product over a year ago and still swear by it.  I keep it in my beauty fridge - take a peep at it HERE, its so stankin' cute but also very practical & efficient - and use it every morning after I apply THIS EYE SERUM (this is the eye cream/serum I use every am & pm and its also life changing esp if you have dark circles, fine lines, puffiness 🙋🏻‍♀️😭).

#2 MILK MAKEUP MATTE BRONZER || If you've been following me along on YouTube or IG for a while you know I'm a huge fan of cream bronzers - specifically THIS CHANEL ONE.  I also loved my drugstore dupe for the Chanel one but it got discontinued about a year ago.  So ever since my drugstore fave got discontinued I've been looking for another great dupe (bc I just can't justify slathering on the Chanel bronzer every damn day).  And after a lot of misses I finally landed on this hit.  I use the shade 'Baked' & I know its not drugstore but its still significantly cheaper than the Chanel bronzer and just as amazing!

#3 BENEFIT COSMETICS BROW STYLER || I feel like Benefit has become the company for all things brows!  I've been using their brow gel, Gimme Brow & brow powder for the past few years until I got this product in PR a month ago and haven't been able to put it down.  I like that I can use just the brow pencil side, or just the brow powder side, or both depending on the eyebrow look I'm looking for!  I wear the shade 3.5!

#4 COVER FX GRIPPING PRIMER || OMG this primer is one of the best, if not the best, I have ever used.  It goes on tacky which is strange but I love it because it literally grips and holds on the my makeup all. damn. day!!!

#5 BENEFIT COSMETICS COOKIE HIGHLIGHTER || This highlighter is amazing - you can wear it as an everyday highlighter or you can layer it on for a *blinding* highlight!  Either way, it'll work and dazzle you!

#6 CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOLLYWOOD FLAWLESS FILTER || I'm sorry to keep bringing up YouTube & IG but if you do follow me along there - and if you don't, YOU SHOULD - you'll know I cannot, and I repeat, CANNOT, do my makeup without this.  It literally acts as a primer for your face.  When my face was doing better, aka before pregnancy, I was able to just wear this and some concealer and call it day.  Now that I'm dealing with some redness and acne again, I can still use this, correction, I still need to use this, every day.  It adds a glow to my face, evens out my skin tone and filters everything, all in one go.  Every one of you that have bought it because of my recommendation have messaged me that you love it just as much as me and honestly there's nothing that makes all of this worth it than those messages!!

#7 CHARLOTTE TILBURY AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FINISH SETTING POWDER || I know, I know, a lot of repeat brands in this post and Charlotte Tilbury is no exception.  I love this powder to set my entire face, its so finely milled and it makes everything so flawless!  I wear the shade '2 Medium'.

#8 CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP CHEAT LIP LINER || Okay I swear I didn't realize it would be 3 Charlotte Tilbury products back to back but I guess that's how much I love her stuff!  I get asked a lot of my lip combo over on IG stories and 99% of the time its either this lip liner on its own or this lip liner with the lipstick I've included in this post - see below!  My favorite and go-to shade is 'Pillow Talk' & its to die for!

#9 TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA || I didn't understand what all the hype around this product was until I tried it and once I did I fell completely in love!  If you haven't tried it, you definitely should, its totally worth the hype!

#10 HUDA BEAUTY THE OVERACHIEVER HIGH COVERAGE CONCEALER || The most full coverage, won't budge, under eye concealer you'll ever find!  I also bought this in a darker shade to use as a contour.  Its amazing for under the eyes, spot coverage & contouring!!

#11 LAURA MERCIER CAVIAR STICK EYE SHADOW || This eye shadow stick makes applying eye shadow so easy!  You can place it as a base, add different dimensions with it, add a brow or inner corner highlight, but my favorite use for this is to create a one-step, easy peasy smokey eye!  I literally have so many different shades of this because I keep buying them during these Sephora sales because they're so easy to use and you can use them for so many different things/eye looks!

#12 CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOT LIPS LIPSTICK 2 || Remember how I said 99% of the time I wear one lipliner/lipstick combo?  Well, this is my go-to lipstick and my go to shade is 'JK Magic'.

#13 FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT'R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER || Grab the shade 'Lavender' for the brightest under eyes ever!!  You'll look like you got at least 8 hours of sleep!

#14 STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF LIQUID EYE LINER || I go back and forth between using a liquid liner or a gel pot liner.  But no matter what, when I use a liquid liner, this is what I use and has been for the last 8 years or so!

#15 URBAN DECAY HEAVY METAL GLITTER EYELINER || I know this is supposed to be a glitter eyeliner and I do use it for that at times, but what I really love using it for is to apply glitter all over the lid.  The applicator makes it so easy and precise to do so.  My favorite color & the one I find most flattering for me and most is people is 'Midnight Cowboy'.

#16 LAURA MERCIER TINTER MOISTURIZER || You know I love a good, full coverage face.  (And when I go all in with a full coverage foundation, I still swear by THIS ONE).  But I've been more into easy makeup that I can throw on for day to day wear and this has been it!  Its a tinted moisturize that still has amazing coverage & SPF all in one!  I wear the shade 'Fawn'.

BONUS: I didn't include this in the collage but I feel like I can't do a Sephora post without talking about it - its the BEAUTYBLENDER.  I don't mean to be redundant but I use this every day to apply my foundation, make sure there are no streaks, apply highlighter, blush, you name it!  Its definitely the best time to buy 1, 2 or 5 of them because they don't go on sale and its something you'll need in your everyday routine!  You can buy either THE ORIGINAL or you can buy this BLENDER & SOAP COMBO that comes in a cute tree ornament for the same price (aka you're getting a FREE BeautyBlender soap & cute packaging) - and that's what I call a win-win!

Don't forget to share what your favorite makeup finds are at Sephora!  I love trying out your recommendations!!

xx, Neghin