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  • Clinique25% off any purchase with code CL25, ends 6/28.
  • Laura Mercier20% off any purchase, ends 7/02.
  • MAC Cosmetics25% off to Select members with code MAC25, ends 6/27.

Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2017 Now Available!

Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2017
Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2017

The 2017 Sun Safety Kit includes Sephora’s favorite sun care products that provide an array of sunscreen and safe self-tanning innovations for beautifully tanned, bronzed, and protected skin all year long.

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The Details

Sun Safety Kit (2017), $32.00 (Limited Edition)

  • 0.17 oz/ 5 g AMOREPACIFIC Resort Collection Sun Protection Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 30+
  • 0.3 oz/ 10 mL Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 mL COOLA Daydream™ Mineral Makeup Primer SPF 30 Unscented
  • 0.10 oz/ 3 mL Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.067 oz/ 1.9 g Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more® multi-performance stick broad spectrum SPF 45
  • 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Fresh Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
  • 0.25 oz/ 7.08 g MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Murad Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Neogen Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++
  • 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion
  • 0.6 oz/ 15 mL Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Water Resistant (80 Minutes) Suncreen WetForce
  • 1.6 oz/ 50 mL St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Body Lotion
  • 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50
  • 0.24 oz/ 7 mL Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish
  • Orange travel bag

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Sephora Favorites Kits for Spring 2017

Sephora Favorites Kits for Spring 2017
Sephora Favorites Kits for Spring 2017

New kits from Sephora for spring!

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The Details

Give Me Some Nude Lip, $28.00 (Limited Edition)

Get the nude-ist edition to lip with Give Me Some Nude Lip™. This neutral set features six must-haves to create the perfect nude lip look. This set includes two full-size and four deluxe-size nude lip essentials: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb to Too Faced’s Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B. Find the perfect nude shade for your lips and explore different nude lip colors.

  • 0.05 oz/ 1.55 g Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (beige nude)
  • 0.07 oz/ 1.55 g Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (nude)
  • 0.009 oz/ 0.25 g Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (satin nude)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.7 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (creamy nude rose)
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (matte soft mauve)
  • 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (medium brown)

Sephora Early Black Friday 2016 $10, $12, $15+ Deals

Sephora Early Black Friday 2016 $10, $12, $15+ Deals

Sephora launched app-only deals, though I found them all available online without having to use the app–see the links below!

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The Details

Early Black Friday Deals, $$12 to $99 (Limited Time)

Each deal is linked below and goes directly to the product/set mentioned! 🙂

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Best Lipglosses | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipglosses | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipgloss formulas I’ve tried:

Anastasia Lipgloss

Anastasia Lipgloss

Anastasia Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “opaque” with “high-shine” that’s “non-drying.” It is one of the more pigmented lipglosses out there that has a smoother, more cushion-y consistency that typically spreads well across the lips. My experience from wearing the formula is that they are often lightly to moderately hydrating and wear three to five hours. Check out our list of the top 15 Anastasia Lipglosses, plus here are of my favorite shades are: Weekend Barbie, Purple Rain, Orchid, and Warm Bronze.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.” The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It has great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. It does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear. The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. Some of my favorite shades are: Infamy and Red Corset.

Availability

Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

Best Blushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Blushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products.  I hope you find this list of top performing blush formulas useful 🙂

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) has been a go-to blush formula for me since I first tried it many years ago. As time has passed, I have tried many more blush formulas from brands, but I still go back to this one frequently. I keep a few of my favorite shades (Love Lust, Ravish, Wicked) in my go-to drawer, where I keep products I want to wear again and again (when I’m not testing something!). The formula is soft, moderately dense, and smooth, which results in good pigmentation, a satin to pearly sheen, and easy application–plus, they wear long on me (over eight hours).

Availability

Bergdorf GoodmanNeiman MarcusNordstromSaks

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a powder blush with medium, buildable coverage and a more satin-to-luminous finish. I like how the range includes a mix of more “wearable” neutrals along with brighter pops of color, so it’s a versatile range that can work for many skin tones. Some of my favorite shades are Rapture, TMI, Fetish, and Crush.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom

New for Holiday 2016 from Bite, BUXOM, Clinique, Sephora, YSL

More Holiiday 2016 Sets
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

More holiday sets have emerged!

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The Details

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo, $14.00 (Limited Edition)

Swipe on gorgeous lip color for every festive occasion with the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo. It features a signature Amuse Bouche shade with a limited-edition, foiled top coat that’s perfect for the holiday season. Available at Sephora.

  • Opal/Jam
  • Gold/Sour Cherry
  • Rose Gold/Fig
  • Bronze/Pepper

BUXOM Frozen Assets Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick, $38.00 (Limited Edition)

The Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy Bold Lipstick Collection includes a range of nude to red shades in moisturizing matte and satin finishes in a lightweight, gel formula. Each shade delivers piercingly vivid, one-stroke color to shamelessly stand out. Available at Sephora.

  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Matte Lipstick in Racy Reveal (matte warm light pink), Sinful Cinnamon (matte cinnamon brown), Ultraviolet (matte bright violet), Ruby Temptress (matte brick red)
  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Rebel Rose (satin rosy pink), Graphic Grape (satin deep purple), Forbidden Berry (satin deep pink), Fuchsia Fetish (satin hot pink)

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip & Liner, $60.00 (Limited Edition)

Get five matching sets of lip color and liner in glossy or matte finishes—plus two glosses and two enhancers—for a polished look that’s all your own. This 14-piece set features full and deluxe size bestsellers, including Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing to Ciaté London’s Liquid Velvet™ in VooDoo. Available at Sephora.

  • 0.02 oz/ 0.75 g Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! double the lip in Fuchsia Fever
  • 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in Kir Royale
  • 0.06 oz/ 1.77 mL Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in VooDoo
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.54 mL Estée Edit Lip Flip Shade Transformer in 02 Turn Down (full size)
  • 0.01 oz/ 0.25 g Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips™ Secret Lip Liner (full size)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.49 g Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Naked (full size)
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge in M-401 MAT
  • 0.035 oz/ 1 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing
  • 0.06 oz/ 1.8 g NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
  • 0.009 oz/ 0.27 g Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson (full size)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.5 mL Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
  • 0.001 oz/ 0.04 g Tarte tarteist™ Lip Crayon in Mood Ring
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Sell Out
  • 0.035 oz/ 1.2 g Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in N° 70 Le Nu

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