The Sephora Staples our Editor Can't Live without!


                                                                                                                                          Illustration: FashionEtc staff

Fall is in full swing, winter is fast approaching, and so is the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale 2022. This is the best time to stock up on all your beauty favourites, those new products you have been waiting to try on your wish list (or in your Sephora beauty favourites), and the perfect time to prep your holiday gift giving.

The Holiday Savings Event which runs October 28th through November 7th includes hundreds of markdowns for VIB members on the most coveted skin care, hair care, and makeup products. This is not one to miss!

DIOR Diorshow 24h Buildable Volume Mascara 

Need I say more? This is my all-time favourite mascara. Rivaled closely by the Diorshow Iconic. I have always chosen this one because of the three available color options. Not many brands offer a brown mascara. I am blonde and have extremely light eyelashes therefore prefer a more natural looking mascara, especially for daytime use. It also comes in a waterproof version. There is currently an adorable mini set which also includes Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Lash Primer.

tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer 

I had never tried this before but I was sold based on it being one of the best selling vegan, waterproof bronzers. I got the color: Park Avenue Princess. It has a light shimmer to it, mineral pigments, and I also like that I can use it on the body. It gives you a super natural back-from-the-beach glow.

CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips

I have always loved Clinque's range of eye makeup removers as I once wore contacts and they don't sting the eyes. I like that it has multiple uses (which I have yet to try) and I find that the small version goes a long way for me, plus it's in a handy travel ready bottle.

Glow Recipe Mini Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleaner

This is the first product I have tried in the Glow Recipe range. I wanted to find a new cleanser to leave in the shower for not only myself, but my partner too, and I was sick of him plowing through a bottle of my expensive cleaners. Absolutely loved the light blueberry scent and I will be restocking in the larger version on my next order.

Isle of Paradise Self Glow Tanning Drops

This is my first foray into tanning drops and I was intrigued. I am fairly pale most of the year (without the use of self tanners) so I decided to go for the Light version knowing I can just add a few more drops for a darker tan. There is actually a really great YouTuber that walks you through this product step by step in building your perfect sun kiss glow. I will link her video here.

beautyblender Mini Blender Cleanse Solid

I personally prefer this solid over the beauty blender liquid cleaner as it is less messy and I find it also works great for the dreaded task in cleaning makeup brushes (which is a chore I hate, but admittedly is extremely satisfying). I got the scent Lavender but it also comes in unscented.

beauty blender Wave Shadeshifter Makeup Sponge

This by far the most common staple you will find in my makeup kit, although I have slowly started to introduce a foundation brush to my routine. I usually pick whatever limited edition they have available and this one, the Shadeshifter changes color when wet.

NARS The Multiple Cream Blush, Lip & Eye Stick

Of course I got the shade: Orgasm. I have the NARS powder blush in Orgasm but as with any powder blush I find it will settle into any sort of fine lines. Also can be used on the body and as a contour and highlighter. The shade: South Beach is currently in my next cart ;)

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