It’s another week, which means another Sephora Weekly Wow. Praise be. We’re only a week away from Halloweekend, so I mean, what better time to stock up on new contour, highlight, and color correcting palettes in order to pull off the best Riverdale, Big Little Lies, and Wonder Woman looks possible? This week’s beauty goodies are 50% off (ugh, there is a god) and to top it off, it includes obsessions such as Tarte, SMASHBOX, COVER FX, and Clinique. RIP to every penny we’ve salvaged from our last direct deposit. All for good reason, obviously. As usual, this wondrous sale lasts only a week, or until the shit sells out. Given these amazing picks, the latter is more likely, so shop now, or don’t say I never did you any favors.
1. Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette
This universal palette features six powder and cream shades, each with a custom undertone for natural-looking results. You can wear them alone or layer some up for chiseled cheekbones. The v healthy formula is packed with a shit ton of nutrients and some sort of Amazonian clay. Not that I know what that is, but it sounds legit, so I’m already sold. The glowing look is sure to last all night, even through
sweaty bars the worst of times, without running or making you look streaky.
2. SMASHBOX Create and Transform Master Class Palette
Four different face palettes in one, that’s literally all there is to it. That should make you want to add it to your cart without reading the rest of this paragraph. Each palette offers a wide range of warm and cool shades designed for your lips, cheeks, eyes, and face, so you can create over 76 of your very own personalized looks. Mix and match with shimmer, blush tones, vampy lipstick shades, and so much more without having to buy a dozen different palettes. Each of the four palettes pop out of the cute little packaging, so you can apply on-the-go, and spice up your makeup routine every once in awhile.
3. COVER FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette
Offered in two different shades, light and dark, this customized highlighting palette makes all of our strobing dreams come true. The four different highlighter shades feature two cream-based and powder-based formulas, so you can create a glowing look based on your #currentmood. The cream helps create a natural-looking radiance, while the powder finishes off your look with just a touch of sparkle, without making it look like you doused your face with glitter. Bless. Plus, you can totes use this on your body (aka for bomb cleavage, duh) for the same effect.
4. Sephora Collection: Sephora + PANTONE UNIVERSE Correct + Conceal Palette
Finally, makeup that will erase any evidence of my lack of sleep and “occasional” alcohol binges held every Wednesday night, because sometimes getting through the week is tough, you feel? The palette comes with 15 creamy concealer shades that target specific areas in need of serious TLC. The color correcting magic helps eliminate dark circles, redness, and dullness. This miracle worker works on light, medium, and deep skin tones, so you’ll def find the one that complements you.
5. Clinique: Great Skin, Great Deal Set For Dry Combination Skin
As the weather gets increasingly colder by the hour, our skin is slowly crying out for help. Whether it’s your lips, cheeks, or literally your entire face (story of my life), you’ll need intense hydration and moisturizing to get through fall and winters to come. The set is a three-step regimen that comes with non-drying facial soap, an exfoliating lotion, and multipurpose moisturizing lotion. Guys, this is also less than $20, so I’m not saying you’re an idiot if you pass this up, but let’s just say you’d be making a big mistake. HUGE.
I am so fucking happy that today is Thursday, I literally can’t even. Obviously because tomorrow is Friday and I needed this week to end like, the second Monday started, but also because it’s the start of another Sephora Weekly Wow. Like, guys, I wish I was exaggerating when I say this one is the best one by far and I won’t even feel bad about blowing my entire paycheck in one sitting (#CantStopWontStop), but I’m not exaggerating in the slightest. From a Tarte multi-purpose palette that makes you look like an Amazonian princess and a ~sparkly~ Urban Decay eyeshadow palette to a lip treatment that prevents your lips from looking chapped AF this winter, this is best thing Sephora could ever give us. I’d say start loading your cart now but, if you know what’s good for you, you’re already grabbing your wallet. These will def sell out ASAP, so shop now or forever hold your peace.
1. Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
This might be a set of 12 eye shadows, but these special neutral and smokey matte shades are good to use for an intense contour anywhere, including your nose if you want people to think you got a nose job or whatever. All of the shades are seriously to die for, because they look amazing on every skin tone. I mean, LOOK at those swatches. Since they’re made with Amazonian clay they will look 100x better than like, regular stuff by making it look natural, crease- and flake-free.
2. Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay’s Moondust palette is everything, in case you haven’t noticed just by looking at it. The eight shades fulfill all of our dreams with one-of-kind colors like Lightyear green and a Galaxy blue-purple-gray-whatever that looks something like my next manicure color. Your go-to smokey eye just got a HELL of a lot better.
3. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen Spf 15
Behold, the Chapstick you’ve been looking for that works so well, you’ll def never want to lose it again. The award-winning treatment (Did anyone know lip balms got awards? No? Okay, that’s what I thought) protects and smooths your lips instantly by providing much-needed moisture. It protects from sun damage and also offers buildable coverage from 14 different bright shades. Trust me, you’ll want them all.
4. Sephora Collection Smoke Machine Smokey Eye Brush Set
Who doesn’t need new makeup brushes? I mean, it’s not like you actually wash yours anyway. Ain’t nobody got time for th—JK, that’s fucking gross and you should wash them immediately after work today. But if you’re
like me lazy and most definitely not going to wash your brushes after work today, buy this five-piece kit. Each brush allows you to sculpt gorg eyebrows and make killer smokey eyes. Plus, they come in a little pouch, so… new makeup bag? Yes, hi, sign me up.
5. Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Age-Defying Exfoliator
This is basically a miracle exfoliator that clears breakouts, erases scars, and fixes discoloration after the first use. If you’ve used this, you’d know I’m not even exaggerating. It also absorbs excess oil, so like, no more having to buy blotting sheets every week. And it smells like roses, so it’s def worth the splurge.
6. T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer
This petite, lightweight, and v powerful blow-dryer was designed to make all of our fantasies come true, namely, achieving a last-minute blowout on-the-go. The portable blow-dryer is made for styling and speed-drying your hair wherever tf you are by coming with a travel pouch and dual voltage options. Although smaller than usual, it eliminates annoying af flyaways and frizz and still provides salon-worthy results for any hair type. Fucking miracle.
Alright guys, it’s yet another Thirsty Thursday *and* another Sephora Weekly Wow. Lord knows I need to chug six gin and tonics (hold the tonic, pls) and then indulge in some retail therapy, because how else does one “healthily” cope with the recent Kardashian-Jenner baby boom? Yeah, I thought so. Last week’s Weekly Wow wasn’t really all that “wow-ing” tbh so I didn’t fill you guys in. Believe me, you didn’t miss out. BUT, since this week’s Weekly Wow is under $15 again (PRAISE BE) and involves must-have lipsticks and non-glittery highlighter. This is worth a look. Below, I present you this week’s winners, but remember, once these are gone, you’re basically SOL.
1. Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick
Known for their insanely smooth application and comfortable wear, these bold lipsticks provide a highly pigmented look unlike any other lipstick you’ve ever tried—and I know that’s saying a lot. Seriously, Make Up For Ever means what it says. The fun, bright colors are made to stay on basically forever without fading, and most importantly, not drying out your lips, because there’s honestly nothing worse than paper mâché mouth.
2. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
There’s nothing I love more than a lipstick that also works as a chapstick, because like bobby pins, I literally always lose mine. ALWAYS. This full coverage lipstick hydrates your lips for up to six hours a day (um, amazing) and can be bought in either a matte or shimmer finish. It’s super lightweight, so you’ll probs forget you’re even wearing anything. An added bonus? It’s made with a betch’s fave fruit, avocado.
3. Benefit Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter
This #flawless, non-glittery-shit-show of a highlighter is everything our dreams are made of. The cream-to-powder formula allows you to apply seamlessly for model-looking cheekbones and easily blend with its attached soft-glow blender. It’s a natural-looking Champagne glow that looks gorge on every skin tone. No wonder why it’s a best-seller for us Sephora addicts.
Thank god it’s Thursday, honestly. Even though we had a glorious 3-day weekend
getting fucked up spending quality time with our dearest friends and family, this week has been going by slow as fuck. It doesn’t help that it’s been fucking depressing and rainy like, every other day. So I deserve to buy myself to a little reward for making it through the week without killing anyone. What a coincidence that it also happens on the same day as a new Sephora Weekly Wow. And as if it couldn’t get better, all of these necessities are $15 and under. Again. When I die, bury me inside the Gucci store a Sephora, plz and thx. Here’s everything you need to get from our biggest weakness this week before you miss out and have sooo many regrets.
1. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
I don’t praise a mascara unless it actually works, I swear. My eyelashes are kind of like my best feature. Urban Decay’s non-sticky and non-clumpy formula contains Hairdensyl, a shit ton of healthy proteins that encourage lash growth so you never have to ask for extensions again. It provides a lot of nourishment so your eyelashes don’t fall out and brings an intense pigment for the blackest of black lashes
to match your soul.
2. bareMinerals GEN NUDE Buttercream Lipgloss
This lipgloss *literally* takes your lips from 0 to 100 after seconds of applying. It’s your fave lipgloss, but on crack. (Say crack again.) The sheer coverage comes in the nude shades all your dreams are made of, making your lips feel smooth and look fierce.
3. BeautyBlender Blendercleanser Solid
I bet you all of the $11.36 in my bank account that you treat your beauty blender like you treat your makeup brushes: you never fucking wash them. AM I RIGHT OR AM I RIGHT? Well, now you have no excuse because this travel-friendly cleanser removes all of the dirt so you can start fresh whenever. And it also smells like lavender, so idk. At least your face will smell like
4. Murad Clarifying Cleanser
A face wash that actually works? Now, that is groundbreaking. But actually, this soap works miracles for even the worst of skin types, such as the train wreck I put my skin through every fucking weekend. It’s a deep cleanser that removes oil and irritants that trigger the worst breakouts. You can even use this multiple times throughout the day without it drying your face out. B-L-E-S-S.
Alright, guys. It’s on like Donkey Kong—omg pretend I didn’t say that. It’s the second week of Sephora’s Weekly Wow Sale, so if you missed out last week, now is your chance to take advantage of this deal before the items all sell out. In case you were too hungover to read about what this crazy good sale is all about, Sephora recently started this weekly sale that highlights select products for half off every Thursday. The catch? The sales only last for seven days or until the products sell out—the latter is more likely. So you basically need to be ready as soon as midnight hits (
love shopping makes us do crazy things) or use those stalking skills you oh-so-casually use on your boyfriend’s Snapchat to find out what those must-haves are beforehand. Don’t worry though, you’re in luck because since I’m basically Nancy fucking Drew. Sidebar: Can someone put “basically Nancy fucking Drew” on a resume? Asking for a friend. Anyway, I found out which lucky products are the chosen ones for this week’s Hunger Games Weekly Wow, thanks to a community post. Bless. Grab them before they’re gone, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
1. Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
You think 2-in-1 is good? Well, try a 3-in-1 palette that features 16 v popular shades, including nine award-winning eyeshadows. This palette will condense your makeup bag a whole fucking lot with its contouring powders, highlighter, and brow enhancement shades. There are 3 contour powders to complement a variety of skin tones so everyone can look and feel like a diamond with their flawless cheekbones. You can even redefine and create eyebrow arches with 3 different powders, wax, and a cool af double-ended brush. Plus, it comes with a full-size mirror so you don’t even have to feel bad about showing everyone how narcissistic you are when you do your makeup on-the-go.
2. Benefit Cosmetics Soft & Natural Brow Kit
All three of Benefit Cosmetics’ brow kits are part of this amazing weekly sale, so to start, this is a kit that’s ideal for those of you who feel like your eyebrows are nonexistent or too light to function. The kit comes in three different colors so you can find the one that’s right for you (and please choose wisely), and includes everything you need to shape, fill, and set your eyebrows in literal minutes for a look that lasts all day. Highlight, fill and blend, and apply the setting gel so those hairs stay where they belong. The set even features stencils in case you’re all like ??????? when you open this (same, though).
3. Benefit Cosmetics Defined & Refined Brow Kit
This kit does for your eyebrows what a steady hand does for your winged eye: It makes them look fierce AF. To shape your brow for an arch so sharp it could kill, this set comes complete with a conditioning primer, BROWVO! pencil, and highlight for a full, on-point
selfie look. In case you need like, so much help, they even provide a mapping tool to help you create an arch that doesn’t look like something you’d have seen Gwen Stefani sporting in 2001. (Seriously, Google it.)
4. Benefits Cosmetics Bigger & Bolder Brow Kit
From innocent daytime to “don’t fuck with me today,” this kit is loaded with everything you could possibly need to customize your eyebrow based on
how drunk you are your current mood. It includes a natural-looking cream-gel color, portable brush, and that familiar setting gel we love so much for your own perf crafted brows. Your friends will be begging you to do their own in no time.
5. Perricone MD Cold Plasma Anti-Aging Face Treatment
You can’t lie and you just can’t hide it—you will eventually age. We have to constantly choose between looking like Snow White or tan our worries away and settle with looking 10 years older than we really are. Why is life such a bitch? LMK. To eliminate all signs of aging, this is your go-to. This fab cream gets rid of all fugly wrinkles, awk forehead lines, and annoying blotchy skin in just a couple weeks—so like, just in time for school. It restores your skin’s moisture and shine for a look that will still get you ID’d for sure.
6. Perricone MD Cold Plasma Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
Everybody tells you to “live life!!!”, “YOLO” “stay out late, never sleep, stay young!!!” but they never tell you how fucking dead you look after one night of living your
reckless best life. Ya, thank you for this god-awful hangover and under-eye baggage that isn’t anything like fucking Louis Vuitton baggage.
No, Kim, that’s not how it works. Sry. ^
To restore both life and light into those dark soulless eyes of yours, all you need is this cream to fight your inner 80-year-old and hide many
drunken sleepless nights’ worth of damage. This can also be used as an eyeshadow primer, so new hangover makeup? I think yes.
7. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Eyeshadow Palette Volume II
The second generation of this fan-fave palette comes in eight cool-toned shades that don’t require primer or even a brush. They’re that good. Their creamy formula allows them to go on smooth, seamless, and crease-free so they can be worn either wet or dry (do people actually put makeup on wet eyes? I have so many questions). Mix and match the colors for a nightclub-esque smokey eye or a clean nude eye for any other occasion in which you’re not getting wasted.