If I’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that you need to savor every moment that bring you joy. For me, it’s the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event.
Below is a breakdown of the tiered discounts and dates for the Sephora holiday sale. The promo code is HOLIDAYFUN, and is the same for all tiers and the sale ends on November 9th.
Rouge Members get 20% off, starting 10/30
VIB Members get 15% off, starting 11/3
BI Members get 10% off, starting 11/5
I’ve been a Beauty Insider for years and highly recommend you sign up if you’re not one already. Don’t worry, it’s free to sign up and you’ll gain access to perks such as early access to launches, promotions and more.
I’m sharing my top makeup picks for eyes, lips and face. I’ve tried so many brands and products and I’m excited to share with you my tried and true favorites.
Primer, Base and Complexion Favorites
Laura Mercier Eye Basics – My favorite eye primer, especially if you’re looking for something to conceal any redness or discoloration. I wear the lightest shade, linen.
Rare Beauty Illuminating Primer – Beautiful sheen, affordable and pairs well with the foundation. I have the mini size.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 – Albeit expensive, it’s the best tinted moisturizer in my opinion, especially if you don’t like wearing foundation.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50 – Great coverage with SPF. The best CC cream on the market.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Classic, creamy, easy to blend, and perfect for brightening.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Expensive, but worth it! Has a matte finish and it won’t settle into creases.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Beautiful blurring powder that will diffuse harsh lighting. Note: this is not a setting powder. I have the shade Ethereal Light.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – Best setting spray to use so your makeup will last longer.
Highlighter, Blush and Bronzer
Jouer Bouquet D’Amour Six Shade Blush Palette (limited edition) – Discovered this from a Subreddit thread where fair skin users raved about this blush palette.
Benefit Dandelion Box of Powder Blush – While I’m not a fan of the packaging, I do love this soft pink powder formula.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Best luminous blush formula. The mix of blush and lighting powder blurs imperfections and looks beautiful. I have the shade, Ethereal Glow (cool pink) and it has just the right amount of luminosity. It’s the only powder blush I have ever hit pan on.
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer – I own the lightest shade and it’s my go-to for the winter season. Again, not a fan of the packaging but the formula makes it worth it. Comes in 4 shades.
Fenty Cheeks Out Cream Bronzer – Works great for contouring and easy to blend. I wear the shade 02 Butta Biscuit.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – The best powder highlighter in my opinion. I have the shade Champagne Pop.
Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight – A beautiful liquid formula that isn’t goopy. A little goes a long way but it still looks natural for any makeup minimalist.
Top Makeup Picks for Eyes, Brows and Lashes
Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette (REVIEW HERE) – my most-used eyeshadow palette this year. It’s versatile and works for any occasion. If you’re a makeup beginner or want to splurge on an eyeshadow palette, you will LOVE this.
Urban Decay Naked3 Palette – An oldie but goodie in my book. I think this is the best UD palette, especially for those new to makeup.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Quad – My favorite luxury eyeshadow quad. It’s the perfect palette of pink neutrals, ideal for anyone that gets easily overwhelmed by 12-pan palettes.
Nudestix Nude Metallics for Eyes – Can be used as eyeliner or eyeshadow. Personally, I like the subtle shimmer look and these are easy to use. Comes with a pencil sharpener and mini tin with mirror.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – The best brow pencil that goes on super soft and comes in a wide shade range.
GrandeLASH Lash Enhancing Serum – I’ve tried lash serums from Rodan + Fields and Peter Thomas Roth and this one is my favorite.
ILIA Limitless Mascara – My favorite lengthening and volumizing mascara! I’ll be restocking during the sale because I love this tube so much.
Top Makeup Picks for Lips
Rare Matte Lip Cream (REVIEW HERE) – I usually stray from matte lip creams but this feels very comfortable and dries down to a beautiful blotted lip. I own two shades, Heroic (true berry) and Inspire (bold red).
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick – Perfect everyday matte nude pink lip. I also recommend the matching liner and gloss.
NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita – A hydrating lipstick in a pretty rose color with a slight shimmer.
Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss – The hype is real. I have the shade Oat and it’s a beautiful peachy/pink shade and isn’t sticky at all.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick – An affordable long-lasting lip stain that comes in a variety of colors.