Because I’ve been in the house more, I feel like I’ve been online shopping more than usual. What can I say – it’s a stress reliever for me. As a beauty product junkie, my love for Sephora has grown to the point where I am a proud VIB Rouge member (if you know, you know). I’m a firm believer in staying ready so I don’t have to get ready which is why I went ahead and stocked up on some of my go to products just in case. I was running low on most of these, so this was a smart purchase if you ask me.
PHOTOGRAPHY // Erica J. Simmons
Here are 10 products I’ve repurchased from Sephora.
Yes, this foundation is worth the hype. The Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfect Foundation is hands down the best foundation I’ve ever worn. The color matching is superb with a wide range – not that I would expect anything less from Pat. And while it is noticeably pricier than other foundations, it’s for good reason. The product is totally worth it.
This brow pencil is part of my holy grail product list. It has never failed me and so I always keep an extra one around. You’ve probably heard about the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil many times – it’s because it’s that good. I use dark brown and I buy it two (sometimes three) at a time. You can get away with murder when your brows are done.
I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t take wearing SPF seriously in my 20’s. Now that I’m in my 30’s – I swear by it. I tried different ones throughout the years, but no one has got it as right as Supergoop. The Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is absolutely perfect for those days when you don’t wear makeup, but goes under foundation seamlessly. It’s light, translucent and makes wearing SPF cool, if you can believe it.
Finding the perfect nude lipstick is always a task. When I tried Charlotte Tilbury’s “Bitch Perfect,” the task was complete. I can wear this lipstick by itself, with lip liner or with gloss and it always looks good. And as someone who typically prefers a matte liquid lipstick or lip gloss, this cream lipstick is my go to lippie for everyday makeup. It’s the perfect nude lipstick in my opinion, with just a pinch of pink and a generous hue of neutral peach.
I raved about this product in my monthly favorites and I’m happy to talk it up again here. (It’s also one of the products that changed my skin for the better.) This SKII Essence is just so fantastic. It has my skin looking & feeling noticeably smoother and has shrunk the appearance of my pores. Hubs calls it expensive water and I’m fine with that. This expensive water will always be in my skin care routine if I can help it.
Best concealer in the game and I’m willing to argue about it. The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer has been on best beauty product lists for years and deserves to be. It’s great for a full face of makeup but works perfectly for those “I’m not wearing foundation but my skin is flawless” looks where you only spot conceal. NARS really knocked it out with the range and added new colors within the last year or so. They even have a travel size.
Adding oil cleansing to my nighttime skincare routine has made such a difference in my skin because my pores are noticeably cleaner. Clean skin is good skin! I deliberately use a separate eye makeup remover so I don’t tug on the delicate skin under my eyes (which can cause bags) but for the rest of my face and neck, this is my go to. Oil cleansing is a win in general, but Clinique nailed it by making it a balm. I rub this into dry skin (even with makeup on) for about 60 seconds to really make sure I break down all the dirt and makeup. No need to wipe your makeup or face beforehand – this does the heavy lifting. Then I wet my hands and rub the product into a milky lather for 30 seconds before rinsing. Afterwards, cleanse your skin with your cleanser of choice.
I absolutely love this night cream. Fresh is known for their skin care products and it’s not hype – they are the truth! The Fresh Lotus Anti-Aging Night Cream is a whipped and moisturizing concoction of awesomeness. I have personally never used a moisturizer as hydrating as this one. Super lotus in it is loaded with antioxidants and extremely hydrating. It also has peach leaf extract which refreshes your skin and de-stresses overnight. Makes my skin feel so good.
When I first tried the Biossance Squalene + Omega Repair Cream I wasn’t crazy about it. But I had spent my money, so I was adamant on using it all up before moving on. So glad I did because this cream is actually really good. Your results with this won’t be instant. (Or at least they weren’t with me.) It has hyaluronic acid which hydrates the skin and the omega fatty acids it packs another punch hydration. This is definitely the product to use if you want to diminish the look of wrinkles and fine lines while making your skin look radiant. My skin always looks so soft and supple after I use it. And the more consistent I was with using it, the better my skin looked and felt. It’s a light yet very moisturizing cream without it feeling greasy.
This is easily one of the pricier products that I’ve purchased from Sephora, but I’m happy to spend my money on it. The Sunday Riley Good Genes is a lactic acid treatment – it’s basically a cream serum that you apply before moisturizer. The purified lactic acid it contains is awesome for your skin if you have texture issues (*raises hand*) because it exfoliates AND hydrates. When I started using this product, I noticed my skin looking smoother within *days*. Love this stuff. It’s for use during your nighttime skincare routine and works with any skin type.
If you’re due for a little shopping at Sephora, hopefully a closer look at the products above give you an idea about what’s worth buying.