Spring Beauty Buys

Do you ever log on to Sephora's site and feel immediately overwhelmed by their huge selection of products? I used to buy about 1-2 products twice a month, but then I started doing my research and planning my purchases more carefully. Here, I've detailed my favorite purchases from February/March:

I've become a huge skincare junkie lately, and am especially taken with the Sunday Riley brand. I purchased their toner last week, and literally watched it take the redness out of my skin the first time I used it. Their brightening water cream is something I've been hooked on for about a month and it's the perfect primer before you put on your moisturizer (I use this one by Boscia because it has SPF 30). At night, I take my make-up off with this stuff by Simple, which is super gentle. I follow up with lavender scented Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate so I don't wake up with dry skin.

As far as actual make-up purchases go, these are my top picks lately:

  • Glossier Cloud Paint- I purchased this in "puff" and "dusk", and I'm obsessed. It's the perfect amount of color and looks really natural over liquid foundation.

  • I used this lip stain from Nars (called "velvet lip glide") in an outfit post I put up a few weeks ago and got lots of questions asking what I was wearing. The color is called "Toy" and is the perfect deep plum. It also has really good staying power.

  • I'm a total lip balm addict, and I bought this at Free People a few weeks ago and haven't been able to stop using it. I just found it on Amazon and may or may not have just purchased a few more to keep in all my bags. The coconut smell is amazing, and it's a definite must buy for anyone who regularly uses Rosebud lip salve.

  • I'm not an everyday highlighter user, but this Milk product may have me rethinking that. It's very shimmery and easy to put on. I like wearing it on days I'm not feeling like putting on blush, or over a really tiny amount of cloud paint.

  • Thanks to my friend Maggie (who btw has an amazing instagram you should follow, @maggiemayes) I was introduced to Hourglass, who I now buy my concealer and foundation from. This lip stylo is actually perfect and is basically a creamier version of a lipstick. I bought it in "Achiever" but currently have "Influencer" in my Sephora cart.

  • The last product I bought was an under-brow highlighter by Benefit, which is really just perfect for brightening the area around your eyes (above where you'd put on eyeshadow).

I'll be putting up a post soon with all my favorite drugstore beauty buys, too!

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