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  • Writer's pictureMorgan Long

Sephora Makeup Must-Haves

Sephora's spring sale is here and now is the time to stock up on all of those splurge items you've been eying. These are the products that never go on sale so the time is now! I have been using all of these and can't get enough.


My two favorites are Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation and It Cosmetics CC cream. The CT Airbrush is a natural finish and perfect for days when you want your makeup to last all day. It is full coverage and photographs well. For my everyday foundation, my go-to is the CC cream by It Cosmetics. This offers 50 SPF and comes in three different finishes, Matte (great for summer), Regular (creamy), and Illuminate (major glow)! This also gives a full coverage look and you have options to wear year round!


These are my top picks for wearing under your foundation to either give a glow, mattify, or provide SPF, all while helping your foundation last all day! Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen takes away the pain of applying a heavy, pore clogging sunscreen by offering a fast absorbing formula that dries down to a silky finish that lays beautifully under foundation! On days when you want to look more matte, I highly recommend Too Faced Primed and Peachy primer. First off, it smells faintly of peaches (who doesn't love that) and hides every pore you never new you had! Last but certainly not least, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is stunning! This versatile product can be worn under foundation or as a highlight (both are amazing). If you wear this product under foundation it gives a "lit from within" glow and makes your skin look like you have a filter on! All three of these primers are a must have!


For under eye concealing my first choice is Tarte Creaseless Concealer! This product is a very creamy and dewy concealer that doesn't settle into fine lines. I would especially recommend this product for mature skin or really anyone who wants a dewy, full coverage under eye! Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer is another top choice. This concealer brightens and helps cancel out those pesky dark circles. If you have an annoying bump that needs concealing, I 10/10 recommend It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout. While this has great coverage, it also has active acne fighting ingredients so not only are you concealing but treating your acne!


Setting powders are one of the most underrated products in my opinion. I have worked my way through some major fails.. (we are talking white raccoon eyes in pictures or drying powders that made me look so old)! These are my top 3 that won't let you down. For anyone who struggles with dark circles under their eyes, the Fenty Pro Filt'r Powder in shade Lavender, has the slightest purple shade that helps brighten up any darkness! The next one is a cult classic, the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. It really is as good as everyone says. This powder sets your face so that your makeup doesn't transfer while smoothing out your pores. My favorite pressed powder is the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Powder. This powder is different because it has micro powders and nano-particles that blur lines and pores away (if you get one item, get this!) Charlotte Tilbury products can do no wrong!

Bronzer and Contour:

This has to be one of my favorite steps in my makeup routine (maybe because I am so pale), bronzing just brings you face back to life! My two top products are Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze and Glow. This helps to chisel out those cheek bones and warms the face up after we have perfectly concealed and covered everything! Did I mention it also includes a beautiful highlight (win)! Nars Laguna Bronzer is also one of those cult classics! I use this when I really want to chisel out my cheek bones, especially because I have a round face. Both are excellent products!


One thing I use on all of my brides is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. I cannot rave about this product enough! It blurs, brightens and gives you the prettiest glow. Instead of offering a beaming highlight, this is a very subtle glow that looks like it comes from with in! Perfect for brides, those with mature skin, or anyone wanting to achieve the best natural glow! Now if you want a beaming highlight, I recommend Benefit Cookie Highlighter. This reflects a pink-gold highlight for the prettiest glow!


A beautiful palette that inspires me is the Huda Beauty New Nude Palette. This has all the pinks, purples and golds you could want with shimmers that POP! For brows, I cannot live without the Benefit Gimme Brow Gel, this tints and keeps your brows lifted all day. If you are a redhead like me, pick up shade 2 and thank me later! My favorite mascara is the Tarte Gifted mascara. This helps separate and volumize my lashes, two coats and you've got the false lash effect!


I believe everyone should try this beautiful lipstick because its a universally flattering shade for everyone! That would be the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick! Plus this duo includes the Pillow Talk Lip liner! This next lip product changed my life! Say goodbye to chapped lips! Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is softest and moisturizing lip treatment out there. I use this product every night and can't get enough.

I hope you found this helpful! Please let me know if you try any of these products! Now's the time to check out all you favs during Sephora's spring sale! Happy Shopping!

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