Just in time for Mother’s Day, Sephora is starting a beauty sale promotion where you can receive discounts on most anything in the store. The sale starts on Wednesday and discounts range up to 20% off depending on your loyalty level.
VIB Rouge Members, who spend over $1000 a year in purchases, are issued a 20% discount with the code HEYROUGE. The next tier is VIB, which includes customers with outlays over $350 annually and the discount is 15% with the code HEYVIB. All other shoppers will receive a 10% discount with the code HEYINSIDER.
Despite a healthy lipstick addiction–love YSL‘s matt and shine and Pat McGrath— we haven’t been too adventurous with our beauty experimentation. We engaged the expertise of Candice Sabatini, beauty expert, consultant, and beauty director of BeautyNewsNYC.com, the first online beauty magazine. Below are all of her top recommendations:
SK-II R.N.A. Power Face Cream ($230)
It’s pricey, but the jar is larger (2.7 oz) vs most other 1 oz brands, and I can cover my entire face and neck with just a little bit. I love the silky emollient feel of this luxurious cream. It’s not oily, it leaves my skin feeling dewy, and my makeup goes on well. It contains Pitera, the SK-II signature ingredient that is used in their treatment essence. Although SK-II has a separate eye cream, I’ve been using this under my eyes without any irritation, which is unusual as my eye area is generally very sensitive.
AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence ($145)
When I first heard about using essence, all I could think was, ‘Oh no, not another step in my skin care routine.’ I think this Korean made essence is quick, easy and worth the effort. Since skincare is always used from the thinnest to thickest products, this is the first step after cleansing. The essence is made from hand-picked green tea and is filled with anti-oxidants. and makes a real difference in the texture of my skin. I use it morning and night.
IT Cosmetics – CC+ Cream with SPF 50 ($39)
I love the way this all-in-one CC cream. It covers imperfections while giving my skin a natural glow. The SPF 50 is a time saver. It comes in a range of 12 colors.
NARS – Hot Nights Face Palette ($59)
I’ve always been a huge fan of Nars eye shadows and blushes. They go on really well, are highly pigmented, and stay put without creasing. This latest palette is a great choice because the colors are spot on with a little shimmer but are not iridescent, which makes them suitable for every age. The colors are buildable. When the highlighter is used in the right spots it’s a perfect finishing touch.
NARS Blush – Orgasm ($30)
I almost feel silly recommending this, because everyone already has it. I use other blushes but I always come back to Nars Orgasm. Day or night, Summer or Winter, this blush always looks damn great.
STILA – Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22)
This is my absolute favorite lipstick. Looooooong wearing lipstick that goes on like a dream and it stays on all day without fading. It never smudges or crawls. My favorite color is Besos. It’s a gorgeous bright red that I get compliments on all the time.
Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara ($29) & IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara ($24)
For over a decade, no one could even come close to the Diorshow Iconic Mascara. (I’ve tried them all!) A couple of years ago, the IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara launched, and the two are in an eyelash to eyelash race for lengthening and volumizing my lashes. My solution? I wear the Superhero when I want a regular mascara and the Diorshow in waterproof when I know my eyes might be tearing up.