Sephora Spring 2021 VIB Sale (4/9-4/19) Recommendations


Fresh Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence: A great toner for ALL skin types (I’m combo to oily- FYI). Get mini size to try, or see if part of a skin set (good value). This brand is ONLY at Sephora, not at ULTA (where I mostly shop).

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum: I already like it, though have ONLY been using it for the past 3 mos. I (luckily) found it over at my local TJ Maxx. I’m NOT so knowledgeable re: serums, BUT this works on me!

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40PA+++: Having grown up under the desert sun of AZ, I take sunscreen very seriously! This is a great choice, esp. for those of you who have tan to deep skin tones (leaves no white cast) and/or need a natural-looking sunscreen under makeup.

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42: Another great SPF choice, if you’re seeking something non-greasy and natural.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator: I’ve used this 2-3x in the past- need to get one soon. My lips are just in bad shape!


Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation: I almost couldn’t believe that I used up the bottle in early 2020; I rarely finish my foundations! (FYI: My shade is 300). This MAY be a bit too thick/full-coverage for some, if you’re in hot/humid weather this Summer.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick: These were recently on sale (Sephora and on the brand’s site). I’m all stocked up for myself and gifting! Here are the best colors for those w/ tan skin tones: Spanked (my everyday color), Thicc, Ma’Damn (red), S1ngle (nude), and Freckled Fiesta (terracotta- great for Fall).

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer: If I didn’t have a stack of new lip glosses, I’d get this product again- LOL! I used the original color (Fenty Glow) in 2019; the brownish color (Hot Chocolit) looks fab for tan skin tones.

Basic/Easy Makeup


Physicians Formula Baked Collection Eyeshadow Trio (Wet/Dry)

Don’t know much re: eyeshadows?  Like neutral colors?  Just put these on!

Dry look is good for day- wet for evening.


Physicians Formula Gel Cream Eyeliner Trio (Blue Eyes)

Highly rated AND well-loved by frugal beauty bloggers

I use my own brush (purchsed from Sephora, I think).

I need to improve my skills w/ eyeliners, but this is a GREAT product IMO.


L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable (Liquid) Makeup

My shade: True Beige/Beige (N5)

I’ve tried a few different brands of foundation: Cover Girl, Rimmel, then L’Oreal.

Put liquid on w/ blending sponge- makes a difference!


L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder

My shade: True Beige (N5)


L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Blush

I started wearing blush this year, so am NO expert (yet)!

My shade: Apricot Kiss (N5-N6)


Physicians Formula Bronze Booster (Season-to-Season)

Just started using this…  It will give you a subtle glow.


Tarte Vitamin Infused Lip Gloss (Brown Sugar)

Great for everyday (school/work) 

I got 2 trial sized from eBay recently… & they are GREAT quality!


Tarte Vitamin Infused Lip Gloss (Deep Plum)

Great for weekends, going out