What I Bought During the Sephora Sale


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Say hello to my Sephora sale haul!

Both moisturizing and exfoliating, the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a wonderful product. It makes my skin feel softer overnight, and I’m hoping with long-term results, it will minimize my texture.

Some of my favorite influencers are in love with the Youth the People Superberry Hydrate and Glow Dream Mask, so I had to try it. The product itself is a lot smaller than I expected considering the price, but it is very hydrating and soothing for dry skin. My skin did not look more glowy after using this, but I’ve only used it a couple times so far.

Everyone raves about the Peace Out Skincare Salicylic Acid Acne Healing Dots, so as someone who struggles with acne, I had to try them. I personally didn’t think they made a significant difference. Maybe they only work for really small or open blemishes?

The Patrick Ta Beauty Double-Take Crème and Powder Blush is one of the most loved products in my collection, and I’ve always wanted to try another shade besides my beloved ‘She’s So LA.’ I ordered the new ‘She’s Baked’ shade — a unique rosy bronze. It’s darker than I would typically wear, but the cream is very sheer, so it creates the perfect natural, sunkissed effect. If you own this, try layering the cream over the powder for added pigment and dewiness.

After hearing so many positive reviews, I finally decided to buy the Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting and Smoothing Powder in ‘Cushiony.’ I’ve never been into powders, so I’m not an expert, but this makes my makeup last longer and look smoother without being too matte. I think anyone with dry skin would love this.

Instagram and TikTok videos convinced me that I needed the Refy Beauty Lip Sculpt in my life. The duo contains a retractable lip liner — I chose ‘Taupe,’ a neutral beige — and a clear setter. The first time I used the duo, the liner was too stiff and drying while the setter looked white and cakey. It was an absolute disaster. The next time, I used a hydrating lip treatment before applying the liner and used less of the setter, and my lips felt and looked much better. I can’t say I recommend the Lip Sculpt, but it is transfer proof and lasted a full 12 hours for me!

The Makeup By Mario MoistureGlow Lip Plumping Lip Serum has been on my wish list since it launched, and it did not disappoint. It’s hydrating, and feels like absolute heaven. I’ve never used a lip product other than an actual lip gloss, of course, that was this glossy! I have ‘Mauve Glow,’ but want all the shades. The only cons are that I can’t twist the product back down once I click it up, and I will go through a tube quickly since it’s so buttery.

Insanely long bubble baths are a staple in my evening routine, so as soon as I learned that Maison Margiela Replica Bubble Bath existed, I knew I had to have it. With notes of bubble bath, rose, lavender, coconut, and musk, it is both fresh and masculine at the same time. I’ve been wearing this as my bedtime fragrance; if you don’t have a bedtime fragrance, you need one.


If you shopped the Sephora sale, please share your recommendations!

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