April 2, 2019

The Coolest New Products I Found On Sephora.com This Month: March 2019

Temperatures are heating up and so are the spring beauty releases. Here are the cool new products I found at Sephora this month.

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Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer $15-30

milk makeup hydro grip primer

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What it is:

A hydrating primer that extends the wear time of makeup.

Why it’s cool:

Typically, primers will give you one or the other: either it makes your makeup last longer or it’s hydrating. It’s tough for a product to pull off both, so if the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer actually does it all, it would be a big deal. Blue agave extract helps to lock makeup into place, while aloe, cannabis seed extract, and prickly pear provide the skin with hydration.


Peace Out Microneedling Dark Spot Brightening Dots $28

peace out microneedle patches

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What it is:

Patches with tiny needles to help reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Why it’s cool:

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of microneedling, let me break it down for you. Microneedling uses teensy tiny needles to stimulate collagen production and cell turnover by making the skin think it’s hurt. The needles make tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, typically with some sort of rolling wheel. The itty bitty needles don’t cause any serious damage to the skin, they’re just enough to make the skin think “oh shit, there’s damage there that I need to fix.” Because the damage is so minor, the skin ends up essentially overcompensating, and you’re left with healthy, smooth new skin with less visible dark marks.

These microneedling patches take that concept and turn it into a patch that you can apply to your face and wear overnight. The patches also provide the skin with niacinamide and licorice which further support the reduction of dark spots. The downside here is that the size of the patches limits you to working on a small area of the skin at a time, so unless you only have one or two spots that you want to treat, you’re better off using a regular microneedling tool because the patches will be unnecessarily costly for working on more than one or two spots.

First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid $42

first aid beauty retinol eye cream

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What it is:

A hydrating eye cream with the added benefit of retinol.

Why it’s cool:

Retinol can be a tricky ingredient. Some people are sensitive to the ingredient in general, but even people who aren’t sensitive to retinol can have trouble using it around the eye area. The slow release of retinol into the skin makes this eye cream safe to use around the eyes, meaning you can now get the benefits of retinol in the delicate eye area.

Edible Beauty Turmeric Beauty Latte Serum Clear and Brighten $39

edible beauty turmeric beauty latte

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What it is:

A serum to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Why it’s cool:

Edible Beauty is a new line to Sephora, added as part of their Clean at Sephora offering. This product in particular intrigues me because it uses turmeric, which is excellent for reducing inflammation. Additionally, this product contains snow mushroom, which is incredible for hydration, and licorice root, which helps to fade dark spots.

Sol de Janeiro Glowmotion $35

sol de janeiro glowmotion

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What it is:

An illuminating body oil.

Why it’s cool:

Sol de Janeiro recently released new shades of their popular Glowmotion oil. Now there are even more shade options for you to use to achieve your summer glow. Cupuaçu butter, acai oil, and coconut oil also provide the skin with benefits such as hydration and antioxidants.

Sephora Collection x OLLY: Glowing Skin $15

sephora olly glowing skin

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What it is:

A supplement to increase skin hydration and health.

Why it’s cool:

This supplement uses hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin, marine collagen peptides to strengthen skin and support elasticity, and sea buckthorn has a lot of nutrients that help to support skin health.


REPLICA Music Festival $29-126

replica music festival

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What it is:

A warm, woody fragrance inspired by the experience of attending a music festival.

Why it’s cool:

Music Festival combines notes of cannabis, patchouli, and leather to recreate the atmosphere of a music festival. Replica fragrances are some of my absolute favorites because more than any other fragrance line I’ve tried, they truly do create a scent memory for me.

replica whispers in the library

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Along with Music Festival, Replica also released three other new fragrances. Sailing Day mixes aquatic accord, coriander, and red seaweed to recreate the experience of spending the day out on the ocean. Under the Lemon Trees is a combination of kalmansi, coriander, and musk to mimic a peaceful afternoon spent under the trees. Finally, Whispers in the Library is a union of tonka bean, cedarwood, and pepper that’s meant to transport you to a beautiful library filled with old books.

Jo Malone London Sweet & Spirited Duo $136

jo malone sweet and spirited duo

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What it is:

A set of two Jo Malone fragrances.

Why it’s cool:

This set includes Nectarine & Honey Blossom and Wood Sage & Sea Salt, which let me tell you, are two absolutely stunning fragrances. Wood Sage & Sea Salt is a woodsy, slightly herbal fragrance with a salt note that smells like a fresh ocean breeze. Nectarine and Honey Blossom is a lightly sweet citrusy floral that epitomizes spring. These two incredible fragrances would make a great purchase for yourself or a gift for someone you love. Mother’s day is coming up! P.S. there’s also another set of Jo Malone fragrances that includes Wood Sage & Sea Salt and Peony & Blush Suede.

Pinrose Mystical Misfit $65

pinrose mystical misfit

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What it is:

A floral fragrance.

Why it’s cool:

This sweet and earthy scent from Pinrose combines patchouli and peach with berry notes to make a beautiful spring scent. I’m a fan of Pinrose’s Gilded Fox fragrance, so I have high hopes for this one. Plus, the name “Mystical Misfit” strikes a chord with me. I’m something of a misfit myself, and on top of that one of the nicknames for my favorite hockey team is the “Golden Misfits.” I’m not usually keen on patchouli, but I think I might need to add this scent to my collection.


Sephora Favorites Festival Faves $35

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What it is:

A set of skincare, makeup, hair care, and fragrance products to get you festival-ready.

Why it’s cool:

Whether or not you’re planning on attending a festival this year, this is an amazing set. The products would be great for a festival, but they’re also “normal” enough that they can easily slide into your regular beauty routine.

Here’s everything that’s in the Sephora Favorites Festival Faves set:

– 1oz/ 28 g Amika Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray
– 0.85 oz/ 40 mL Bumble and bumble Pret-à-powder Très Invisible Dry Shampoo
– 2 oz/ 90 mL IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo
– 0.01 oz/ 3 g Milk Makeup Highlighter In Turnt
– 0.33 oz/ 10 mL Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Body Crush Fragrance Mist
– 0.07 oz/ 2.25 mL Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow In Perlina
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Supergoop! Unseen sunscreen broad spectrum SPF 40
– 1.3 oz/ 37 g Verb Ghost Dry Oil™ Disco Edition

Personally, I’m a huge fan of Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil and Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow. I’m very curious about the Milk Makeup highlighter and the IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo.

Are you headed to any festivals this year? If so, which artist are you most excited to see?

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  • Alyssa Thomas

    I cannot wait to get my hands on the Milk primer. I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any new primers until I used a few samples up (most of the primers I own are DS).

    I had a sample of Replica Music Festival a few months ago and I gotta say I wasn’t that impressed, but I’m not really into Patchouli. Whispers in the Library sounds heavenly though!

    I’m also really intrigued by the Sephora Festival favorites set. I would use/try literally all of those products!

    April 3, 2019 at 11:52 am Reply
    • Cristine

      Same! It’s taking all of my self-control not to buy the Milk primer right now, but I just made a huge order from Urban Outfitters so I need to behave myself lol.

      I’m not a huge fan of patchouli, but I’m willing to give it a try since I love Replica fragrances so much. I ended up liking Malin and Goetz Cannabis even though it’s not something I would usually go for, so I might like Music Festival too. Whispers in the Library and Under the Lemon Trees sound like they’re more my taste, though.

      April 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm Reply

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