My Sephora Fall 2018 Recommendations, Just in Time for the Beauty Insider Appreciation Event!

Sephora vib appreciation recommendations
Fall is in the air! 
The tail end of August brings many things…the end of summer, the start of a new semester (I’m back on campus this week) and a peek at the promise of fall.  Additionally, the Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event (which is celebrating changes to the Sephora Beauty Insider Program) is in full swing, offering those with:
  • Rouge status get 20% off their purchases from 8/24-9/3 with code YESROUGE
  • VIB status get 15% off from 8/30-9/3 with code YESVIB
  • Beauty Insider status get 10% off from 8/30-9/3 with code YESINSIDER 
In turn, I am excited to share a curated round of fall recommendations in every major category–from skincare to lips (and everything in between), I’ve got you covered! 
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of my recommendations in action as well as the Bottom Line…
Sephora vib appreciation recommendations
My Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event Fall 2018 recommendations. 
Skincare etc.
 // SKINCARE ETC. // Simple yet potent, these selections help skin to be its best, 24 hours a day. 
Foundation etc. 
// FOUNDATION ETC. // Four formulas perfectly tailored to a variety of diverse skin needs. 
  • *Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup: A modern classic with 40+ shades in the lineup, this foundation is perfect for those seeking full coverage, a demi-matte finish and the most extreme (yet comfortable) lasting power on the market. 3W1 Tawny is my current match and I’ll be reaching for it on particularly long days. 
  • *Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: This foundation has a revered cult-following for a reason…the SPF-free buildable coverage (sheer all the way to medium-full) and natural finish make it a favorite for red carpets and daily carpools alike. I wear shade #7 for most of the year. **worn at the end of this post
  • *LAWLESS Beauty Woke Up Like This Flawless Finish Foundation: The newest kid on the block, this uber-clean fragrance-free formula is excellent for one who wants impeccable ingredients without compromising an iota of performance. Sahara is my current match!
  • *Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer: This flexible liquid-meets-cream banishes dark circles and imperfections immediately…the coverage is insanely good (yet somehow still very natural looking on the face) so little goes a long way. If you are having a low-maintenance skin day, you may even be able to strategically apply on areas of concern (start from the center of the face and blend outward) and get away with this as foundation! 3W is my best match for most of the year. **worn at the end of this post
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Cheeks and face. 
  • *Givenchy Healthy Glow Bronzer #4 Extreme Saison: The visible dent in this bronzer shows you how much I use this bronzer…it’s a perfect true brown tan that contours as well as it adds warmth. **worn at the end of this post
  • *Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion in Peach: Velvety smooth and delightfully radiant, this peachy coral confection looks incredible on the apples of one’s cheeks and wears like a dream. **worn at the end of this post
  • *Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighters: I am in love with this new trio of highlighting powders from the exquisite Ms. Denona. The finely milled formula imparts a creamy, nearly glossy sheen that makes skin look positively lit-from-within. **worn at the end of this post
Natasha denona super glow swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Natasha denona super glow swatches
Swatches of the *Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighters in direct sunlight. 
Natasha denona super glow swatches
*Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighters in Fair, Light-Medium and Bronze. 
natasha denona camel palette swatches
// EYES // A minimalist pentad of products with maximum results. 
  • GrandeLASH and GrandeBROW (reviewed HERE): I have been using this duo for well over a year and am so pleased with the results…my lashes and brows continue to grow and thrive and I cannot recommend both formulas enough. 
  • *Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette: This is perhaps my most favorite Natasha Denona 5-palette to date; the lush matte tones and warm radiant shades work together to create a classic neutral eye. Much like the utilitarian of a camel coat, this harmony of hues will have you reaching for it time and again. **worn at the end of this post
  • Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in Golden Peach: Ever in rotation (I am on my 4th or 5th pot of this), I implore you to take advantage of the current savings and add this to your repertoire…you won’t regret it. 
  • *Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara: One of the best mascara formulas released this year, it’s vegan and cruelty-free yet entirely high-performance. **worn at the end of this post
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
natasha denona camel palette swatches
Swatches of the *Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette in direct sunlight. 
natasha denona camel palette swatches
The *Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette
 // LIPS // I opted for a color palette of neutral-meets-pink…the soft and universal shades work well with the changing seasons. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The following images reflect many of my VIB suggestions in action in afternoon sunlight…
The complete look. 
// MAKEUP BREAKDOWN // Saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall. 
Applying the ever-so-fall Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in 1995.
The eye look, featuring the *Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette and *Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara.

Finally, I placed my own Sephora BI Event online order yesterday which included:
–Shop My Order–

Last look. 
–Shop the Post–

Bottom Line: I hope you found this set of recommendations for the Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event helpful and enlightening. As a reminder, 
  • Rouge status get 20% off their purchases from 8/24-9/3 with code YESROUGE
  • VIB status get 15% off from 8/30-9/3 with code YESVIB
  • Beauty Insider status get 10% off from 8/30-9/3 with code YESINSIDER 
What will you be picking up during the event? Do tell!
Good things ahead, including a video tutorial with an appearance by Johannah and Jethro and a host of new product procurements…can’t wait to share. 
xx and more soon,
–The Beauty Professor
**Many thanks to Sephora for sponsoring this post. PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-18 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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