The Sephora semi-annual sale began yesterday (for VIB Rouge members – VIBs can shop today and everyone else can shop the sale Saturday through Wednesday). I decided to use this 15% off opportunity to stock up on skincare and other essentials rather than indulging in things with color like another pink lipstick or shimmery eyeshadow (I, for sure, have enough of those to last several lifetimes). So, I wanted to post a list of the things I bought since I hope to be reviewing them soon and I know other people are still finalizing their sale wish lists.
1. GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream from Origins
I got a sample of this product a while back. It really made me look more awake as it helped my dark undereye circles. It also moisturized well, and I love that it contains caffeine.
2. Detoxifying Black Cleanser from Boscia
I used to use this cleanser regularly. It heats up and contains charcoal, which is great for acne-prone skin. It helped my skin so much, but I stopped using it because the pump would get clogged and I’d have to unscrew the pump to get to the product. I’ve decided that the benefits to my skin outweigh that inconvenience.
3. AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel from Peter Thomas Roth
I’m excited to try this product. I hope it helps my hormonal acne since it contains salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinyl palmitate.
4. Mask-a-Holic Kit from Peter Thomas Roth
I am a sucker for a good face mask. I love them so much. They’re such an easy thing to do to feel pampered, and you can often see great skin results after just one use. I opted for this sampler pack because I’ve heard great things about all five of these masks but I’ve never tried any of them before.
5. Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet from Caudalie
The old formulation of this moisturizer used to be my go-to moisturizer. It was perfect for my acne-prone combination skin because it moisturizes enough without me feeling greasy or oily and it did not cause breakouts. I hope little to nothing has changed with this new formulation. Fingers crossed!
6. Translucent Loose Setting Powder from Laura Mercier
I’ve been on a quest for a great setting powder, and I’ve heard great things about this one. So, I decided to give it a try.
7. Lash Building Primer from Clinique
I have long lashes, but they are very thin and lackluster. I’ve been hoping that trying a primer before my mascara would help them look fuller and keep their curl better.
8. Maracuja Lip Exfoliant from Tarte
The key to perfect lipstick is having lips that are moisturized with no excess dry or dead skin. Using an exfoliant alongside lip balm every evening is a great way to prep your lips for the next day’s lip color.
9. All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray from Urban Decay
My bestie let me use her bottle of this setting spray for several days last week so that I could see if it worked for me before I made this purchase. I loved it! It really did make my makeup look better and last all day.
10. De-Slick Mattifying Powder from Urban Decay
I’ve been getting a bit oily in my t-zone recently, especially about half-way through my work day. I wanted to try this powder for touch-ups.
So, that was my huge Sephora haul! I’m looking forward to receiving and trying these products. They should be here by Monday or Tuesday (I prefer to shop online at Sephora because the online store has better freebies with each purchase than the physical stores). Also, I am now on a “no buy” phase for quite a while. I have so many products I already own that I’d like to review, so I am going to try to only buy new products when I have completely run out of the old products. I may actually have enough to last me until Sephora’s next semi-annual sale in November!