My Sephora Shopping List

The Sephora Savings Event starts this weekend! This is my beauty shopping superbowl! I have not bought anything from Sephora this year in anticipation of this sale, do you know how hard that is? I've just been tweaking my cart for months. I'm so excited that the day is finally coming upon us! Here are some of the products I have in my cart that I have tested a few times in the store and done tons of research on. If you get these five items, you have a complete face look that goes perfectly together. Also check the links at the bottom of the post for more sephora recs. Shipping times will be slower but Sephora has an option where you can order online for in store pickup and they have your order packed and ready for pickup. Use code SAVENOW. 


When this first came on the market a year ago I tested it, but the watery formula intimidated me. Earlier this year I went to Sephora and decided to test it again and put it all over my face and went about my day. A woman stopped me at the grocery store and asked me what I had on because my skin looked amazing! I posted about this on Instagram and several of my friends said they wear this too and swear by it. It's a tinted serum with light, dewy coverage, mineral SPF, and potent levels of skincare ingredients such as squalane, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. It comes in 30 shades, looks natural and feels weightless on the skin.

I've been unhappy with my concealers lately and did two full day wear tests with Huda  and loved it! It's made with Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil to condition under your eye. This concealer is so good and had minimal creasing. It comes in 29 shades.

It's a powder bronzer that gives you a natural-looking tan with subtle luminosity for an all-over sunkissed glow and a velvety finish.

A super soft, sheer setting and smoothing powder baked with skincare that sweeps away shine but not glow. It's a talc free formula with Bamboo Stem Extract, Passion-fruit Leaf Extract, and Chinese Peony. It comes in 10 shades, mini size, and airbrushes out your pores.

Fenty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick

This is a new release that Rihanna wore during her Superbowl performance. It's a liquid lipstick with a creamy, whipped texture that provides intense color in one precise swipe. I tried this on at Sephora but was unsure as I'm not a big red lipstick wearer and went about my business testing other things in the store. Quite some time later an employee came up to me and said "are you going to buy that", I was taken aback thinking am I spending too much time in here lol, but as our conversation progressed she honestly just felt that I needed to own it because it looked so good on me. 

The color MVP is a blue red, which is the only type of red I wear, it's red with cool undertones to match my skin tone.  There are many shades of red having different base colors to them such as orange, brown, and  blue. If you can't find the perfect red for you, you need to first identify which undertone works best with your skin tone. 

Mini Sizes

I have four trips this year, one down already and realized I need more mini products for travel. Although I do have three Cadence capsules which have proven fantastic for travel but I don't want to put a straight liquid into it. I need to get a mini toner and setting spray.

My skin craves exfoliating acids first thing in the morning to help slough off surface skin cells and penetrate into pores to break down any buildup of oil and dead skin cells.

I tried to travel without a setting mist and hated it. I love the mister on the full size of this so I hope the mini has an equal mister. It has a natural- and radiant-looking finish that’s not greasy or sticky, and it boosts foundation, so it’s less cakey, more seamless, and fresh-looking all day.

Value sets

These are always a great way to save big! It's also a great way to try new products.

Vacay All Day Beauty Value Set includes a full size of the Tower 28 Beauty SOS Daily Facial Spray which is made with Hypochlorous Acid which you spray on a cleansed face after a sweaty workout and it prevents those tiny bumps you get on your forehead. Also included are the Supergoop! Glowscreen, a mascara, a brow gel, and many more items. 

The Sun Safety Kit is released every summer with the most trending sunscreens and always sells out! I love the Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen and you get a sample of HUM's vitamin D. 

This set comes with a Gwen Stefani red lipstick, NĂ©cessaire Body Lotion, 5 mL PLHUR Missing Person (went viral on tiktok, it's a musky scent), a mascara, blush and more.


AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle
Here is the travel size of my favorite spring/summer perfume. The perfume is a blend of citruses with the lovely sweet nectar of honeysuckle, perfect to wear on your Mediterranean vacation. It has notes of bergamot, grapefruit, honeysuckle, tuberose, honey and jasmine. 

Kayali Discovery Sampler Set
Kayali is a fragrance house made by Huda Beauty's sister Mona and they are based in Dubai. This set gives you eight 1.5 mL samples of Kayali so you can figure out which you like best. I love purchasing samples to test at home as I never blind buy a bottle of perfume.

Jo Malone - Blackberry & Bay Cologne

This is a sharp aromatic herbal scent that smells like bay leaves and tomato leaf. No hint of fruit, no sweetness at all, just green leaves in an herb garden after the rain. I love it! It's unisex and great for summer. 

Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’68 Beija Flor

I don't like the majority of the Sol de Janeiro scents, but this one I liked! It's a mix of jasmine and vanilla. Would be a good gift for someone in Generation Z.

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