Truth be told, there are few things I'd like to thank the quarantine for. One of those things, however, is more time to experiment with makeup and skincare. This year's Spring Saving's Event is back at Sephora, and I'm breaking down all of my must-haves in my current routine. Sephora's spring sale
Below, you'll also find a quick run down of the products I'm refilling and personally can't live without, along with some of the new products I'm trying out!
Shop Sephora's Spring Sale:
Rouge members, use code SPRINGSAVE for 20% off everything
VIB's, use code SPRINGSAVE starting 4/21 for 15% off everything
Beauty Insiders, use code SPRINGSAVE starting 4/23 for 10% off everything
What I'm Refilling
+ Tarte's Lippie Lingerie in shade Exposed is one of my favorite everyday neutral lips (seen in my IG stories makeup tutorial). It glides on like butter, and while it isn't a true 'stay all day' lipstick, it's one that I always keep in my bag! Going to also pick up a new shade: Whisper.
+ Charlotte Tilbury's Flawless Filter is an OG in my makeup bag. I use this as a primer, a stand-alone sheer 'foundation', and a highlight. As we're approaching the warmer months, I like to go a shade darker from my normal shade 2, so I'll be grabbing the next shade up (3).
+ I've talked a lot about my love for St. Tropez on my stories. Believe me when I say that I have tried every self tanner under the sun. This is by far my favorite (esp. for light skin). I've tried all of St. Tropez's shades, including the instant tan, and I've found the Extra Dark mousse to be the most effective and long-lasting.
+ Stacked Skincare's Dermaplaning tool has been a game-changer for smooth skin and flawless makeup. While I was intimidated at first, their tutorials on at-home dermaplaning put me at ease. I did a lot of research before deciding on this brand for it's great reviews and in-depth knowledge on skincare. Will be picking up some refill blades!
+ I will never stop talking about Olaplex. Ever. This bond builder/damage reverser has completely changed the makeup of my hair. This is a must if you haven't tried it.
What I'm Trying for the First Time
+ Nudestix Nudies Highlighter - Recently introduced Nudestix's bronzer & blush into my makeup routine and I am LOVING them both. Can't wait to try the highlighter!
+ Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Liner in Iconic Nude - Pilllowtalk is one of my favorite nude liners, so I wanted to give this other neutral a try!
+ Peace Out Microneedling Anti-Wrinkle Patches - These seem fun to try and curious if they're worth the hype!
+ Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops - A facial oil that gives a natural glow while treating dark spots, fine lines and dullness.
+ Ouai Hair Oil - Have been trying out different oils to combat split ends and dry hair, especially now that I can't see my stylist regularly!
What I Recently Tried
+ Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze (Bondi Bae)
Loved, this sold me on cream bronzer!
+ RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
Returned, was way too thick + hard to apply
+ Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick (Fair Game)
Returned, was very drying and hated the color
+ Sol De Janiero Glowmotions Glow Body Oil
Returned, couldn't stand the smell despite great reviews
+ Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer
Liked, but nothing special for the price, won't re-purchase