My Sephora Beauty Haul – August 2019

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My Sephora Beauty Hall – August 2019

I recently placed a pretty epic order from Sephora and mentioned it on my Instagram Stories to see if anyone was interested in checking out what all I ordered.

Based on the responses I decided the easiest way to share the goodies without making a million story slides on IG was just to pop on over to the blog πŸ˜‰

I was never a hardcore makeup kinda girl and still prefer to look very natural with my makeup routine.

However, the older I get the more I appreciate good makeup products and the more hardcore I am about my daily get-ready routine!

As a busy mama I need products that allow me to get ready easily and quickly AND that last all day…no time for retouches over here πŸ™‚

Today I’m sharing my recent Sephora Haul – where I’ve restocked some of my favorites and have added some new-to-me items to test out.

mom holding makeup - Sephora beauty haul

Restock of Favs:

Concealer

When it comes to concealer for me I’m ALL about the under eye.

I get pretty dang awesome sleep every night but man those circles and bit of discoloration just don’t really ever go away, am I right?

I have found a GREAT system that works to achieve a less-exhausted-look each day πŸ˜‰

First I use Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector.

This helps with puffiness and discoloration. This is also great to use on any red spots or pimples all over. A bit of red chin? Dab it on and it does the trick!

The only downside of this product is it seems to get used up pretty quickly.

Whenever I do a makeup order it’s because I’m OUT of this whereas everything else still has a good bit to go before empty!

This time I got smart and ordered two πŸ˜‰

Then I add my FAVORITE makeup item EVER – Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Waterproof Concealer

Y’all this stuff is AMAZING. A tiny, tiny bit goes a super long way.

I dab it along my undereye and blend it in. I like the light color as it helps highlight and give a nice bright, awake look πŸ™‚

Foundation

Foundation is one of those things I put off wearing for a LONG TIME.

And when I did start wearing it I stuck to very light coverage.

But with age comes older skin and once I hit 33 years old I decided it was time to take it up a notch and now I wear my Too Faced Peach Perfect Matte foundation every day and LOVE it.

It’s light and natural but with coverage that evens tone and LASTS.

A little goes a long way and one bottle lasts me a good 6 months or so no problem (I didn’t even NEED more this order, I just got some to have when the time comes!).

Brows

I’ve always had dark eyebrows my entire life and they’ve always been naturally thick.

I was an IDIOT 13 years ago and let someone wax them. UGH the REGRET.

Since then I’ve struggled to grow them back all the way.

Some girls HAVE to have mascara to feel alive…I have to have my brows πŸ˜‰

My hands down favorite brow pencil is the Goof Proof Brow Pencil by Benefit.

You know how you see people with messy colored-in brows? Yeah that won’t happen to you with this product.

It’s SUPER simple to use and blends so well and is the quickest part of my get ready routine.

I love that it has a brush on one end too because I not only have thick brows…but also LONG ones and a good little comb-over does a sister good (and makes the blending even faster too!) πŸ˜‰

Setting Spray

I discovered my beauty secret YEARS ago on a Disney thread on Facebook and I SWEAR by it!

I’m constantly asked how my makeup stays put while at Disney (especially in the heat) and y’all this is THE reason I can do a day at the parks and still look halfway decent after πŸ˜‰

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is where it’s AT!

Up until now I’ve always purchased the travel size but this time I went ahead and got the big one because I love it so much and because we visit Disney so frequently πŸ˜‰

You can also wear it every day but I just find that my regular makeup lasts all day at home on it’s own.

However, I’m also a stay at home mom so it’s not like I’m outside at recess as a teacher, or going on business lunches where I need to look fresh.

When I have events or things to do that I really want to MAKE SURE my makeup lasts – this is where it’s at!

I am careful to wait a minute or so after applying mascara (which is my last step in getting ready) just so the mascara can dry fully.

Do a little spray and you’re good to go the rest of the day!

Shop My Restock Items Here:

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
My Foundation
Bye Bye Undereye
Undereye Corrector
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
My Foundation
Bye Bye Undereye
Undereye Corrector
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
My Foundation
Bye Bye Undereye
Undereye Corrector

New Items to Try:

I am a VERY loyal buyer. When I find something I love I tend to really, really stick with it for the long haul.

And the restock items above? I LOVE THEM.

But there are several beauty items I’ve been using for a long time that I’m just kinda “eh” about so I thought this was a good time to mix it up and try new things!

Obviously I can’t speak for how great these items are yet but I thought I’d share them here to see if yall had feedback but also so I can come back in later and give an update with my thoughts!

Mascara

I’ve always been a believer in cheap mascara.

Why spend a lot on something that works just like the cheap stuff?

I have naturally long lashes (#blessed haha) and mascara was actually the LAST beauty item I started wearing (I was in my 20s the first time I wore it!).

I’ve jumped from cheap mascara to cheap mascara and y’all? I’m just not thrilled with any of them.

Feel free to suggest one, but I bet I’ve tried it!

So I decided to give two pricer mascaras a try to see if I can find one I LOVE and will be able to be loyal to moving forward!

I wanna give a shout out to my sweet friend Ashley on Insta for all the tips!

I’m trying out Benefit Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara and Stila Huge Extreme Lash

Eyeshadow Palette

Some girls are lip girls, some are eye girls.

I have never been into lipstick but have always focused my attention on my eyes.

I LOVE a very neutral look for everyday and have struggled to find something that I adore as much as the original Naked Palette that they don’t make anymore.

I decided to try the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette.

I love that it’s smaller than the regular sized palettes which which make it way easier for travel and to fit in my overfilled makeup drawer πŸ˜‰

It has six shadows and I’m pumped to try them all!

Glow Kit

Bronzer and highlighter are two things that make me SO NERVOUS.

My friend, Caitlin, is so great at rocking both and inspired me to give the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit a try.

I’ve been using bronzer for awhile (so far I haven’t found one that I’m LOYAL to!) and have been using some cheap highlighter I got from Target just to ease myself into it.

I don’t think I’ve looked like a clown yet so I’m jumping in and we’ll see how I like this kit!

First impression is it’s a LOT of bang for your buck and a lot of the reviews said people use it for eyes too which will be a great option for travel!

Blush

I don’t know if you’re like me but THE makeup item that fades the quickest during the day is blush.

Now, in my mission to not look like a clown I am very light handed when it comes to blush but still…it should last longer than a couple of hours right?!?!

I know everyone SWEARS by Nars Orgasm but I have NOT been impressed AT ALL.

So I’m mixing it up and trying something new!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush has reviews talking about how long it STAYS so I’m all about it!

Hair Products

Another thing I tend not to spend a lot of money on are hair products.

I don’t use the cheapest of cheap but I also don’t use fancy stuff either. I always buy in the middle πŸ˜‰

If you’re like me then you’ve probably been sucked into those L’ange hair wand Facebook videos. I can’t look away when I scroll past one haha!

One I got trapped watching recently showed this girl giving her straight hair more volume and it totally spoke to me πŸ˜‰

When I wear my hair with curl, I have PLENTY of volume but when I do it straight I feel like it needs more body and just kinda lays there on my head all sad.

I consulted my friend Ashley who not only does awesome with her makeup but her hair too and she recommended to try DryBar Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Root Lifter (for use on wet hair) or DryBar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Finishing Spray (for use on dry hair).

So, duh, I’m trying both πŸ˜‰

I like that both will work for my hair curled or straight and out of everything new I bought I’m the most excited to try these!

Shop All My New Finds Here:

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
DryBar Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Root Lifter
DryBar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Finishing Spray
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit
Stila Huge Extreme Lash
Urban Decay Basics Naked2
Benefit Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
DryBar Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Root Lifter
DryBar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Finishing Spray
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit
Stila Huge Extreme Lash
Urban Decay Basics Naked2
Benefit Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara

Final Thoughts

I think new beauty products to a mom is like a new Barbie doll for a little girl.

I’m so stinking excited haha!

Any items you plan to try? Any favorites you recommend for next order?

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Emily Parker

Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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7 Comments

  1. Bonnie Caffey
    August 27, 2019 / 11:52 am

    The best mascara in the world is Super Hero by IT Cosmetics. Seriously will change your life. I’m not even kidding.

  2. Kerrie Hofstad
    August 27, 2019 / 2:45 pm

    I’m definitely going to try the setting spray and foundation! Do you use powder after the foundation? If so, what kind do you recommend? Love your blog and IG!

    • August 27, 2019 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you!!! I don’t use a powder actually! I have a setting powder I sometimes use if I get a bit of shine but it’s rare I use it.

  3. Stephanie
    August 27, 2019 / 4:33 pm

    The L’Ange wands are NO JOKE!!! I didn’t even know about the product until I had to borrow a wand from my sister-in-law while on vacation. It was so good, i immediately ordered my own! Got mine during Christmas in July for $30, but it is WELL WORTH the higher price!!!

  4. erin
    August 28, 2019 / 8:29 am

    My favorite mascara is the benefit roller lash that you bought and I know lots of other people love it too. If you are not team roller lash, it seems like everyone else I talk to only wears benefit they’re real, so if you don’t like roller lash, try the other one!
    Good luck!!

    • August 28, 2019 / 8:40 am

      Any application tips? Super happy to hear it’s a good one!

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