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April 6, 2018

Sephora Sale Wishlist + Recommendations Spring 2018

Sephora announced the dates for their Spring 2018 sale a few days ago, so I thought now would be the perfect time to share what’s on my wishlist. I’m also sharing a few recommendations for things you might wanna add to your cart. Ready? Let’s shop!

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My Wishlist

But first, coffee a little info on the logic I use to build my list.

My #1 rule is that it needs to be something that typically doesn’t go on sale or that I can’t get a better price on somewhere else. Sephora’s discount is only 15% whereas most retailers will often do sales of at least 20% off. For this reason, I tend to stick to Sephora exclusive products. I make an exception for products I need to repurchase with no known sales from other retailers in the near future or products from brands that don’t have sales often/at all.

Aside from that, my rules tend to change from year to year based on what my goals are. For example, a few years ago I focused on buying sets or products that were already on sale. I did this to 1) get the biggest discount I possibly could and 2) try to build up my beauty collection when I didn’t have much money to work with. Last year I focused on buying products simply because they made me happy, which worked out pretty well for me. This year my goals are to solve problems and buy products that intrigue/excite me.

So with that little bit of background out of the way, here’s my list:

Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix Water Base Blue

mufe blue

This is at the top of my list and I’m really hoping it’s back in stock for the sale! Make Up For Ever is currently running a 25% off sale on their site, but it’s out of stock there too! I have an olive undertone which makes finding a foundation that matches me a hell of a struggle. Foundations with any sort of pink undertone are out of the question for me because they look orange on my skin no matter how light they are. I can make yellow foundations work for me much more easily, but I almost always have to make some sort of foundation concoction with 2, sometimes even 3 different foundations, which makes it very difficult to review foundations. A much easier way of turning a yellow foundation green is by adding a bit of blue, so I’d love to get my hands on this stuff to try to make my life a little easier!

Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream Gel

sol

I typically use Bath & Body Works Shower Gel because I like the variety of scents and they’re not too expensive if I wait for a sale. However, lately I’ve been feeling like it’s drying my skin out and I want to try something else. Plus, I just really wanna try a bougie body wash. Let me live my extra life! (Who else watches Brad Mondo??)

I looked at all of the options Sephora had to offer and narrowed it down to the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play and the…

Thierry Mugler Alien Radiant Shower Gel

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Obviously the Sol De Janiero is a lot cheaper, but Alien is my signature fragrance and this body wash is something I’ve wanted for years. I also typically don’t wear fruity or tropical scents, so I’m concerned that the Sol De Janiero might clash with my perfume. If you’ve tried either of these let me know what you thought of it!

Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil

kora

This one has a really simple explanation. I love Kora Organic Noni Glow Face Oil, so naturally I’m curious about this eye oil. Kinda nervous about putting oil in my eye area since my eyes are so sensitive but I’m also super curious about this. Plus, it has a rose quartz rollerball which is basically millenial kryptonite. I’m weak y’all!

Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrion Booster

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I had a deluxe sample of this a few years ago and loved it. I purchased a skincare set that I thought had this in it, but it turned out to be the Fresh Seaberry Oil. It worked out alright because I love that oil, but I had completely forgotten about this product until I saw it on the Sephora website the other day. I’d really love to have a full size of this. From what I remember, it helped to strengthen my skin’s barrier and gave me a glow, but this was years ago. I don’t even know if it would still work for me, but I have memories of absolutely loving it!

Fenty Gloss Bomb

fenty gloss

When the brand first launched, I was on Sephora.com at midnight, eagerly trying to buy several products from the line. If you were in the same boat, then you’ll know how much of a shitshow the Sephora website was. After about half an hour, I gave up. When I went back the next day, I just couldn’t make a decision about what I wanted (mostly because what I wanted was everything!). I decided to wait for reviews to see what was good, and I think I’ve definitely waited long enough. There’s still a lot more that I want from the brand, but for now I’m limiting myself to three things.

Gloss Bomb is on the top of the list because I want an easy, everyday, no thought necessary lip product.

Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Freckle Fiesta

fenty mattemoiselle

I want literally all of these, but I figure a shade of orange is a good place for me to start. Freckle Fiesta is my top pick right now, but it’s equally likely that I might order Saw-C or Candy Venom.

Fenty Match Stix in Amber

fenty amber

This is all Sharon Farrell’s fault. She mentioned liking this as a contour (after hating it at first!) so that’s what put it on my radar. Recently I’ve felt like the ABH contour powder in Fawn is too warm on me, and the MakeupGeek contour powders I have are too pigmented. Plus, one is too cool and one is too warm. Hoping maybe this will be a better fit for me. I’ve also been wanting to try a cream contour, so this is ticking lots of boxes for me!

Commodity 3×3 Exploration Kit

commodity

I tried one or two Commodity fragrances awhile back and liked the quality, but I didn’t fall in love with the particular scent I tried. Recently I’ve been wanting to try more from the brand (especially because Ohuprettythings always makes them look so appealing). I love that this is a set of travel sprays and candles. I wish more brands would do sets like this!

Sephora Favorite Festival Hair Set

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Filled with products I’ve been wanting to try. Already a great value plus 15% off? Score!

Now I have to figure out how to narrow this down to a reasonable amount! Eek.

My Recommendations

AKA products I love that you can buy at Sephora. I didn’t follow any of my “rules” here, this is just whatever came to mind.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

The only dry shampoo that actually makes my hair feel clean!

Invisibobble

My favorite hair tie! Doesn’t leave as deep of a dent in my hair (still a little dent) as other hair ties, and keeps my hair up through an intense workout.

Stellar Limitless Foundation

Because I mix this with a primer, I can’t do a full review on this (maybe if I get the blue drops from MUFE!) but I do love it. You’ll probably like this if you’re into lightweight, slightly dewy, medium coverage foundations.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid

Finally something pigmented enough and orange enough to mostly correct my dark circles.

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizing Redness Correcting Primer

One of the best primers I’ve ever tried. Helps to minimize the redness in my skin and makes my foundation stay on longer.

BeautyBlender Pure

Unpopular opinion, but BeautyBlender Pure is the best version of the BeautyBlender. I’ve tried this, pink, black, and the minis. Pure is my favorite by far. The texture is slightly different and I think it makes my foundation look better. I also hate the way the original leaks dye. Does the Pure get dirty faster? Not really. I find it looks just as dirty as the pink BB. I’ve been cheating on BB lately and buying Real Techniques because I like the shape better, but I’ve still got mad love for the OG.

Sephora Solid Brush Cleanser

This is what I use to clean all of my brushes and sponges. It does an amazing job of getting product out and it’s cheaper than BB’s version.

Sunday Riley Power Couple

Both Good Genes and Luna are products I adore. Reviewed here: [Review] Sunday Riley Power Couple: Luna Sleeping Night Oil and Good Genes Treatment

Other products I love and have reviewed:

Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Review: Bondi Bae

Nudestix Lip + Cheek Pencil Review: Whisper

Nudestix Lip + Cheek Pencil Review: Mystic

Best Makeup Remover: Farmacy Green Clean Review

Review: Erborian Glow Creme

Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss Tickle Me Peach Review and Lip Swatch

If you need even more ideas check out my favorites posts.

Hopefully this post was helpful!! What’s on your list?

Thanks for reading!

xx

Cristine

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