It seems that I always stock up on Sephora products whenever a sale rolls around. It is not only a great time to replenish my favorites, but also a great time to try out new items! Since the last Beauty Insider Event, I have changed my makeup routine a bit, so I am sharing my new faves and go-to’s with y’all below!


1. Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick {NEW}

I have been a Kylie LipKit fan since day one- however, I recently discovered Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick, and I’m addicted. It is a very similar formula to Kylie’s, but I notice Smashbox lasts longer. Because matte is my fave, Kylie and Smashbox both

My fave colors: Big Spender / Babe Alert / Girl Gang / Vino Noir

2. Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner {NEW}

When pairing with the Smashbox Liquid Lipstick, the Sephora Collection Gel Lip Liner is a MUST! In fact, it is so good, I pair it with ANY lipstick! Something about the gel formula makes application so smooth and I am obsessed. And there is such a large color selection to choose from, which makes it easy to pair with any lipstick color.

My fave colors: Rose Wine / Wine-O

Side Note: I used to NEVER wear lip liner. It was a foreign concept to me, and I felt like my hand were not steady enough to apply. However, once I discovered this gel liner, I found application to be very easy, and now, I can apply without a mirror!! AHHH!


1. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

This seems to be a popular mascara- and I believe a best-seller at Sephora. I have been using for the past year and it hasn’t disappointed. And they just released a GORGEOUS new package that I had to get my hands on. In honor of their 20th Year Anniversary, Too Faced released a bottle that is complete PINK GLITTER! Same formula, same price, just cooler packaging. So if you like to stock up on staple items like this mascara, make sure you crab this special-edition package to add to your collection.

2. Tarte & Too Faced Eyeshadow Palettes

Before I learned about the art of makeup, I had 2 eyeshadow colors- one for lid, and the other to go above. I know I’m not the only one that has done that! And while I am no expert still, I have branched out to using more colors, and this wonderful tool called a shading brush! I find that Tarte and Too Faced both have amazing eyeshadow palettes that are super pigmented and reasonably priced. I’m tagging my faves below.

3. Sephora Collection Felt Liquid Liner

I’ve featured this before, but it is a staple item I always stock up on during these sales, so I wanted to share it again. I use it only for my top lid, but it makes for a perfect cat-eye look.

My fave color: Little Black Dress


1. Urban Decay All-Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray Duo Bundle

I’ve talked about the wonders of this setting spray before, but there is an AMAZING bundle deal right now that I have to highlight! I cannot get over how good of a deal it is, because it is too good for it to be true. Okay, so what’s the deal? For $39, you get a set of TWO full-size bottles of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. And y’all, you can get your additional 15-or-20% off on top of that!! Regular price for this bottle is $32, so you’re practically getting an extra bottle FO FREE!!

2. IT Cosmetics CC Cream {NEW}

For the longest time, I had been searching for a lighter alternative to the Fenty Foundation that I am obsessed with. Working from home, I don’t always do my makeup, so if I need to apply just a little, to feel fresh and new, this CC Cream is the perfect alternative! I am obsessed with the coverage it provides, and my skin  feels so free. Its like I am not wearing anything at all.

Don’t know which color to get? No worries! There is an shade-finder option in the link. Starting with your current foundation shade from another brand, this tool matches up the IT Cosmetics CC Cream color that is a similar shade to your current product. I tried it for myself, and IT WORKS!

3. IT Cosmetics Finish Powder {NEW}

When I went to purchase the CC cream, the gorgeous Sephora associated suggested pairing it with the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Finish Powder. However, I use it with all foundations! It makes my skin so silky smooth and hides all those huge pores I have covering my face. It is a miracle-worker and totally recommend.

4. Fenty Foundation

Y’all know I live, breath, and eat this foundation. I swear by it. The coverage is amazing, and the oxidization of the formula allows it to truly form to your skin tone. This is my glam-foundation: so I apply it whenever I have a photoshoot, event, date night, etc. I used to wear it everyday, but it started to become too heavy and I needed something to help my skin breath. But for special occasions, this is the best!

5. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Again, I have talked about this primer before. I have even tried a couple other primers since then. However, I always resort back to the ORIGINAL Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, and it never disappoints. Another staple item I stock-up on during these sales, because I use it every time I apply any sort of foundation.

6. NARS Blush- Orgasm 

I have tried other blushes, but NARS Orgasm is by far my favorite! The light peachy-pink isn’t too bold and the shimmer blends well with highlighter.

7. Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop Highlighter {NEW}

One of my favorite makeup products is highlighter. Highlighter can change your entire look and make it seem like you know what you’re doing. And Becca Cosmetics has the BEST highlighter. They have lots of color options, but my fave is Champagne Pop. It is a gold-tinted shimmer that makes your face brighten up. They are available in both the regular size and travel size, so if you’re looking to try it out, the mini version is a great economical option, plus has plenty of product to last.

If you are a VIB member, you’ll get 20% off using promo code VIBBONUS now through 11/12. If you are a Beauty Insider, you’ll get 15% off using promo code BIBONUS 11/16 through 11/19.